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RRRC Annual Banquet

ImageSaturday, March 2 - RRRC members lifted flutes of champagne to toast the 40-year history of the Richmond Road Runners Club and the promise of continued growth and achievement in the decades ahead. The Meadowbrook Country Club was at capacity to hear an inspiring story of life and running from our guest speaker professional ultra runner Sally McRae.

The highlight of the night were the awards ceremonies.

RRRC's Grand Prix Competition recognized a record number of 103 Grand Prix Finalists for 2018. The Grand Prix Champions were: Open Champions - Gabi Wechsler & Jason Driscoll; Masters Champions - Debbie Goodpasture & Ralph Gibbs; and Grand Masters Champions - Dawn Eberhard & Steve Lerner. The Iron Runner program bestowed the title of Titanium Runner on Gabi Wechsler. Nine other runners achieved Iron Runner status: Bill Anderson, Charles Beverage, Ralph Gibbs, Aaron Harlan, Kelly Harris, Steve Lerner, Jessica Reber, Christian Toro, and Nikkia Young.

Club Race Champions for 2018 received trophies in the open, masters and veterans divisions for their accomplishments at the Frostbite 15K, Carytown 10K, Pony Pasture 5K and Bear Creek 10 Mile Trail Run. Special congratulations go to Jason Dowdy and Doug Fernandez who were the champions in their divisions at all four races.

The night closed with three very special rewards. Lucky Road Run Shop (Jeff & Desiree Van Horn) received the Community Partner Award. The Volunteer of the Year Award was bestowed on Mara George. And Frank Gerloff received the RRRC Spirit Award.

We offer a big THANK YOU to Nancy Jakubec, Diane Glaze Kelley and Rosie Schutte who were the driving forces that organized the banquet and program this year. Thank you to the wonderful staff of the Meadowbrook Country Club who hosted us for a delightful meal with awesome desserts.

The Latest Miles & Minutes

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  • Editor's Letter
  • President's Message
  • Volunteers
  • Feature: Third Time's the Charm - The Southern Tour Ultra and Relay
  • Foot Notes: Turning to the Evidence
  • Feature: Winter Marathon Training
  • Race Results: First Day 5K, Megsmiles 5K, Frostbite 15K
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Group Runs 
On the cover: Sandra Langenbucher exults at the top of an incline on Hampton Street. Photo Credit Ed Kelleher.

Got a story to share? Submit it to Miles & Minutes for an upcoming issue! The deadline for the Spring 2019 issue is April 28, and it will arrive hot off the presses in late May...but it's never too early to send in an article. Don't forget, your written submission will earn you 2 points toward the 2019 Grand Prix!  If you're interested or have any questions, please contact Mark O'Brien at

Show Off Your RRRC Pride!

ImageWe have a new we have new decals, a magnet and a bumper sticker to show them off.

Look for them at packet pick up for the Huguenot 3 Miler @ Robious Landing. Get them at the next RRRC Meeting. Or visit the RRRC Booth at the TowneBank Health & Fitness Expo before the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K.

They are FREE if you plan to display them somewhere/anywhere. If you just plan to stick it in a drawer or throw it away, we'll have to charge you $5.00 for each one.


Race & Event Volunteers Needed

3/30 - Contract Race - Carytown Bike 5K at Greengate - Finish Line Only 

4/11-12 - RRRC Booth @ TowneBank Health Fitness Expo - Need a few more volunteers for 2-hour shifts

4/13 - RRRC Spirit Stop @ Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K - Need at least 15 volunteers committed to cheering runners and walkers at our Spirit Stop along the course at Monument Avenue & Staples Mill Road  

4/28 - RRRC Carytown 10K & Kids Run - All Positions

5/4 - Contract Race - ASK 5K - Finish Line Only 

5/11 - Contract Race - Holton Hustle 5K - Finish Line Only *Online sign-up is closed

5/18 - Contract Race - Autism Society 5K - Finish Line Only

5/26 - RRRC Stratford Hills 10K - All Positions

* Online sign-up is closed, but you can still show up and volunteer. Please make sure to sign the volunteer check-in sheet!

RRRC is an Ambassador for the St. Michaels Running Festival 

ImageHead to picturesque St. Michaels, Maryland on Saturday, May 18, 2019 to run the "flattest, fastest 13.1 in the Mid Atlantic." Recognized as one of the TOP 100 HALF MARATHONS IN THE USA, the beautiful USATF-certified course is built to help you reach a new PR. With an elevation that averages between 8 and 10 feet (with its highest peak at 16 feet) you are certain to enjoy the scenic views and serene setting while cruising along the course. Almost 1,400 runners completed the half marathon in 2018. The Festival also offers a 5K run/walk and a 1K kids fun run. For more information, visit the St. Michaels Running Festival website.  

SIGN UP HERE. Use code AMBROSIE for a $10.00 discount at checkout.

RRRC Store

ImageGet a hooded sweatshirt with new RRRC artwork celebrating RRRC's 40th Anniversary! 

These cotton/poly hooded pullover sweatshirts are for sale online on the RRRC Store for $20.00 + tax.

We also have technical race shirts and tanks, visors, car seat covers and Polar Bottles®.

SPECIAL OFFER: Free shipping on orders over $60

RRRC Member Discounts at Other Races

Races without at coupon code listed will check your club membership during the race registration process. 

Image2019 CASA Superhero Run 5K and Kids' Run (May 4) at St. Joseph's Villa supports the Court Appointed Special Advocates program to help make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children. RRRC members are eligible for a $5 or $2 discount on race registration. For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

ImageTravel to coastal Carolina for races from the 5K through the marathon: Run Sunset Beach (March 30). Use code save10 at checkout for a $10 discount on your registration. For more information and to register, CLICK HERE

ImageNOTE NEW FALL DATES! The Colonial Relays -- Colonial /200 (Charlottesville to Williamsburg, September 13-14) and Colonial /70 (Hanover to Williamsburg, September 14) -- offer relay running fun through the Virginia countryside for teams of 4-12 runners. RRRC Runners -- Use codes CR200_2019_RRR or CR70_2019_RRR for a 25% discount on team registration for the Colonial Relays. To learn more about the relays and to register CLICK HERE.