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RRRC's Coro-na-sac 5K Series was a small, but mighty, success

Over three Monday evenings in July, runners and walkers carried on the hot, steamy RRRC tradition that is the Cul-de-sac 5K Series by participating in the virtual Coro-na-sac 5K Series. 141 folks registered for the Series and 107 runners and walkers submitted times for all 3 races.
 
Check out the Results.

Congratulations to our top finishers in the 3-race competition:
  • John Turner, 1st Male Overall
  • Aaron Harlan, 2nd Male Overall
  • John Sicat, 1st Male Master (age 40 and over)
  • Megan Schulze, 1st Female Overall
  • Debbie Goodpasture, 2nd Female Overall
  • Marit Bank, 1st Female Master (age 40 and over)
The top finishers' submitted times and runs were verified. Placing was based on the total of their finish times for the three races. They were eligible for top finisher awards because they all had runs that: started on each specified Monday evening between 7:00 and 9:00 PM; were at least 3.10 miles in length; and were based on elapsed time.

Thank you,
first to all of the runners and walkers who joined in the spirit of running together as a club and running community on these Monday evenings. Second, thank you to the 91 folks who donated $750.00 to Feed More, our race charity. Third, thank you to Lucky Road Run Shoppe for donation of gift certificates. Finally, a big thanks to race director Mike Gholson.

Congratulations to the 2020 RRRC College Scholarship recipients


In 2020, RRRC is awarding three (3) $2,000 scholarships to Richmond-area high school seniors who have and will contribute to the running community and represent the beneficial aspects of running as a healthy lifestyle.  

Ellen Herrera (left)
Wade Carter (center)
Avery Hairfield (right)

  • Ellen Herrera graduated from St. Catherine's School in Richmond and will be attending the University of Virginia in the fall. Ellen was a captain of the cross country and track teams her senior year, fostering a positive team culture and encouraging her teammates to reach their full potential. She has volunteered at Richmond Marathon water stops and hopes to join a marathon training program in college to accomplish her next goal, running a marathon.
  • Wade Carter graduated from Glen Allen High School in Henrico County and will be attending the University of Virginia in the fall. Wade was a captain of the cross country and track teams his senior year and actively recruited and mentored younger team members. Throughout high school he volunteered with Healthy Kids Running Series and plans to join the club running team at UVA. 
  • Avery Hairfield graduated from Cosby High School in Chesterfield County and will be attending Queens University of Charlotte in the fall. Avery was a captain of the cross country and track teams her junior and senior years, planning pasta parties and inspiring her teammates. She has volunteered at races and events at Pocahontas State Park and plans to study exercise and sport sciences at Queens.
Thank you to the 11 members of the RRRC Scholarship Committee, which was chaired by Kirk Millikan, for the tough job of reviewing 25 applications and having to recommend only three for scholarships. Click here for more information about the RRRC Scholarship Program.

Donate  Contribute to the RRRC Scholarship Fund for 2021!



RRRC Store

ImageNEW ITEMS
- RRRC Trucker Caps - $18.00
- RRRC Mugs - $12.00

Also in stock with the new club logo

- Waterproof bags
- HeadSweats visors 
- UltraSport SeatShield Car Seat Covers
- Racetrackers Dri-run Two Vent Running Cap
- 40th Anniversary Sweatshirts

And there are reduced prices on technical race shirts and tanks (now $8.00) and Polar Bottles® (now $8.00).

CHECK OUT THE STORE!




Virginia Governor's Executive Order 67 (2020) and Order of Public Health Emergency 7


This Executive Order was effective July 1, 2020 for Virginia's "Phase Three Easing of Certain Temporary Restrictions due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)."

We're sharing relevant excerpts that guide decisions on club races and training programs.

A. EASING OF BUSINESS RESTRICTIONS

12. Recreational Sports

Indoor and outdoor recreational sports activities are permitted, provided participants and organizers of recreational sports activities comply with the Guidelines for All Business Sectors and the sector-specific guidelines for recreational sports expressly incorporated by reference herein. Such guidance includes, but is not limited to, the following requirements:

Ten feet of physical distance should be maintained by all instructors, participants, and spectators, where practicable.
The total number of attendees (including both participants and spectators) of recreational sports cannot exceed the lesser of 50% of the occupancy load of the certificate of occupancy for the venue, if applicable, or 250 persons. For sports played on a field, attendees are limited to 250 persons per field.

B. CONTINUED RESTRICTIONS

1. All Public And Private In-Person Gatherings

All public and private in-person gatherings of more than 250 individuals are prohibited. The presence of more than 250 individuals performing functions of their employment is not a “gathering.” A “gathering” includes, but is not limited to, parties, celebrations, or other social events, whether they occur indoors or outdoors.

A few words from your RRRC Officers

These are challenging times.

We will do our best to continue to engage and connect runners and walkers in the RVA community. We'll be using email and social media to stay in touch. As needed, we'll put on other low-cost virtual events to help keep us all motivated to stay physically active. 

We will work with our race directors to continue the behind-the-scenes planning for upcoming RRRC races so we all can gather on the roads and trails again when that is allowed. Those races may open for sign up later than usual and may be low-frill, but we plan to be ready.

We thank the wise leadership of RRRC over years past. RRRC established and has maintained a healthy financial reserve that will allow this organization to weather these uncertain times. 

We encourage you to stay physically active. We're preaching to the choir, but you know that running and other forms of physical activity offer untold benefits to our own and our communities' well-being.

3/22/2020