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Plogging 3/15/2018

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Become a RVA Plogger

Plogging...The term is a mash-up of jogging and the Swedish “plocka upp,” meaning pick up. In this case, litter. 

What better time than now to do a little Spring cleaning of the streets and trails along which we run regularly. RRRC's President Ralph Gibbs encourages all RRRC members to shake up their running with a little "plogging."  Some runners like Mark "Iscool" Guzzi have been ploggers for years...Mark just called it packing out the trash when on his trail runs. 

See this Washington Post article for more on plogging.

Amy Garber 4/15/2018

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RRRC's Amy Garber won the "Dash for the Cash" at Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K

Amy Garber, RRRC member and participant in RRRC's Advanced 10K Training, presented by Active Chiropractic, earned $2,500 by easily beating the field in the 6.2-mile race. She was randomly picked by Sports Backers and given about a 2.5-mile head start based on her projected time and the times of some of the top runners. RTD Story

Photo credit: Alexa Welch Edlund/Times-Dispatch

Richmond, VA - 4/15/2018

Jim Oddono 4/15/2018

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RRRC's Jim Oddono featured in Times Dispatch Story

Jim Oddono, RRRC's vice president for operations, is featured in one of the Richmond Times Dispatch stories about the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K. RTD Story

Photo credit: Alexa Welch Edlund/Times-Dispatch

Richmond, VA - 4/15/2018

Boston Marathon Finishers 4/17/2018

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RVA-area Finishers of the Boston Marathon 2018

Congratulations to all of the Richmond area runners who ran the Boston Marathon 2018. We look forward to your stories. Your RVA running community is a "safe space" for sharing (and re-sharing) the highs and lows of what was an epic day of running for everyone from the 1st place finishers to the DNFs.

Click here for the listing of finishers from the local area. 

Carytown 10K 4/29/2018

Carytown 10K

Congratulations to the 825 finishers of the RRRC Carytown 10K. It was a beautiful day for a road race in Carytown. And there was a great turnout for the Kids Run!

Results are posted.           Photos are available on RRRC's Facebook site.

The winners of the this Road Runners Club of America's State Championship 10K Event were:

  • Open Female - Kate Gardner, 38:34.08
  • Open Male - Richard Morris, 32:15.8
  • Master Female - Karen Parry, 42:07.85
  • Master Male - Jason Dowdy, 33:42.16
  • Grand Master Female - Amber Rader, 46:39.93
  • Grand Master Male - Doug Fernandez, 37:13.95
  • Senior Grand Master Female - Carolyn Harrison, 47:27.1
  • Senior Grand Master Male - Jack King, 45:30.86

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Photos courtesy of Doug Ash Photography and Jay Proffitt Creative Media.

College Scholarship 4/1/2018

College Scholarship Program

The application and instructions for the 2018 RRRC College Scholarship Program are available at www.rrrc.org/college-scholarship. RRRC will award up to three (3) $2,000 scholarships. 

All applications and all documentation must be received on or before midnight, May 31, 2018.

Stratford Hills 10K 5/27/2018

Stratford Hills 10K 

Congratulations to the 248 runners and walkers who completed a warm and humid 10K on Sunday morning.  Results are posted.   Some photos are posted.

The top finishers are:

  • Overall Male - Ryan Murphy, 35:06
  • Overall Female - Jackie Morgan, 40:25
  • Master Male - Warner Winthrop, 43:11
  • Master Female - Debbie Goodpasture, 45:19
     

And a BIG THANKS to all who made it possible: the volunteers guiding, cheering on, and supporting the runners and walkers; our sponsor Road Runner Running Store; the officers of the Richmond Police Department; and race director Mike Levins.

RVA Trails Day 6/2/2018

RVA Trails Day with RRRC 

ImageSaturday, June 2 - What a great turn out for RVA Trail Day on National Trails Day®. Thanks to our volunteers who led runners and walkers on the trails of the James River Park System - North Bank, Texas Beach, Buttermilk, Belle Isle, and Forest Hill Park trails. Our thanks also goes to the staff of James River Park System, the Friends of James River Park System, and especially RRRC's own Mark "Iscool" Guzzi for organizing the event.   

Thanks Dad 5K 6/17/2018

Thanks Dad 5K, presented by Sentry

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Sunday, June 17 -- Congratulations to the 222 runners and walkers who celebrated fathers and running by completing RRRC's Thanks Dad 5K on Sunday, June 17.   Results are posted.   Photos are posted.

The top finishers were:

Overall Male - Matt Hannay, 17:42.0
Overall Female - Tiel Westbrook, 18:42.2
Master Male - Alan Baugh, 20:40.4
Master Female - Terri Gerloff, 25:12.1

THANK YOU to those who made it all happen: all of the VOLUNTEERS; our presenting sponsor Sentry, gold sponsor Lucky Road Run Shop, and bronze sponsor Urban Farmhouse; the officers of the Chesterfield County Police Department; and race director Sarah Akin and Matt Nordin.

RRRC @ Richmond Flying Squirrels Game 6/20/2018

<h3>RRRC @ Richmond Flying Squirrels Game</h3>
<p><strong>Thursday, June 21</strong> -- The threat of rain did not deter many hardy runners from gathering to cheer on the Squirrels from section 213. We enjoyed 4&frac12; innings of exciting baseball as the Squirrels beat the Altoona Curves 2-1. Rain shortened the night out...and washed out the fireworks...but we did get to see them deploy the tarp over the infield (woohoo)!</p>

Run with the Governor 6/20/2018

Run with the Governor 

Wednesday, June 20 -- Runners headed out for another informal 3-mile group run in downtown Richmond and along the James River. Richmond Road Runners Club and its volunteers supported the group run with volunteers at key turns along the course and at water stop. 

The Governor and his staff are sponsoring monthly, morning group runs over the summer.

The next Run with the Governor is Wednesday, July 18.

To run or walk (or to volunteer), SIGN UP HERE.

Additional scheduled dates are: Wednesdays, August 15 and September 19.

Cul-de-sac 5K #1 7/2/2018

Cul-de-sac 5K #1 -- A SweatFest

Monday, July 2 - On a hot and humid evening, 268 runners and walkers challenged themselves to do a 5K in 95° temperatures with a 75° dew point. [Did you know? If the dew point reaches 80°, RRRC will cancel a race or turn off the timing clock and make it an untimed, fun run.]  Results are posted. Photos are posted. Image

Congratulations to the top finishers:

Overall Male - Curtis Vollmar, 16:57.3
Overall Female - Maria Elena Calle, 18:48.7 
Master Male - John Sharp, 17:54.4
Master Female - Cathy Cosner, 22:28.6

THANK YOU to those who made it all happen in the heat: all of the VOLUNTEERS; the residents of the Wyndham neighborhoods; our presenting sponsor Tri-Ad Chiropractic and gold sponsor Lucky Road Run Shop; the officers of the Henrico County Police Department; and race directors Steve Lerner and Mike Gholson.

Survey about RunSignUp Features -- Your Responses 7/7/2018

Survey about RunSignUp Features -- Your Responses

We asked you about your interest in RRRC using some of the features offered by RunSignUp. We received 321 responses and 54 comments. Here's what you told us.

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Thank you for all of your responses. Congratulations to Zoyla Hochfelder and Jim Riordan who were randomly selected to receive gift cards. Your Club officers, board members and race directors will consider your responses and comments in planning for future races and Club events.

Cul-de-sac 5K #2 7/9/2018

Cul-de-sac 5K #2 -- A Cool Dream

Monday, July 9 - It was a cool(ish) evening for a Cul-de-sac 5K. 286 runners and walkers tested themselves to see how much faster they could run if the temperature and dew point were 15° lower. Results are posted. Image

Congratulations to the top finishers:

Overall Male - Emmett Saulnier, 16:22.1
Overall Female - Gabi Wechsler, 18:43.3 
Master Male - John Sharp, 17:28.1
Master Female - Cathy Cosner, 21:09.0

THANK YOU AGAIN to those who made it all happen: all of the VOLUNTEERS; the residents of the Wyndham neighborhoods; our presenting sponsor Tri-Ad Chiropractic (those post-race popsicles are a great treat) and gold sponsor Lucky Road Run Shop; the officers of the Henrico County Police Department; and race directors Steve Lerner and Mike Gholson.

Cul-de-sac 5K #3 7/16/2018

Cul-de-sac 5K #3 and the end of the RRRC Cul-de-sac 5K Series, presented by Tri-Ad Chiropractic

Monday, July 16 - The third "hot but not rainy" evening of running and walking saw 262 folks complete Cul-de-sac 5K #3 and a few little runners enjoy the Kids Run.Image

Congratulations to the top finishers of Cul-de-sac 5K #3!:

Overall Male - Aaron Johnson, 16:27.7 
Overall Female - Teal Burrell, 18:36.2  
Master Male - John Sharp, 17:25.0
Master Female - Cathy Cosner, 21:12.6

Series Competition Scoring for the Cul-de-sac 5K Series

FINAL AGE GROUP STANDINGS

186 runners competed in all 3 races and earned place points to be eligible for Series Competition awards. 

Congratulations to the overall top finishers in the Series Competition: Men -- Jason Driscoll, Robert Agaba and John Sharp; Women - Teal Burrell, Gabi Wechsler, Sarah Bohn and Jacqueline Morgan

THANK YOU AGAIN to those who made it all happen: all of the VOLUNTEERS; the residents of the Wyndham neighborhoods; our presenting sponsor Tri-Ad Chiropractic and gold sponsor Lucky Road Run Shop; the officers of the Henrico County Police Department; and race directors Steve Lerner and Mike Gholson.

Run with the Governor 7/18/2018

Run with the Governor 

Wednesday, July 18 -- A dedicated, but fewer than usual, group of runners headed out for this morning's informal 3-mile group run in downtown Richmond and along the James River. Richmond Road Runners Club and its volunteers supported the group run with volunteers at key turns along the course and at water stop. 

The Governor and his staff are sponsoring monthly, morning group runs over the summer. When Governor Northam is in town, he joins the group runs.

The next Run with the Governor is Wednesday, August 15.

To run or walk (or to volunteer), SIGN UP HERE.

Additional scheduled date is: Wednesday, September 19.

Pony Pasture 5K - 7/28/2018

Pony Pasture 5K, presented by Edward Jones

ImageSaturday, July 28 - Today's Pony Pasture 5K had 449 humidity-soaked finishers -- a 100+ increase in runners and walkers compared to 2017. Members of Dr. Peter Stills' family joined us to start the race and to run in the race.   CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS    Photos posted HERE and HERE.

Congratulations to the top finishers of the Pony Pasture 5K!

  • Overall Male - Jason Driscoll, 16:28 
  • Overall Female - Keira D'Amato, 17:25  
  • Master Male - John Sharp, 17:29
  • Master Female - Rachel Wheeler Northup,18:49

And a BIG THANK YOU to all who made it happen: all of the VOLUNTEERS; our presenting sponsor Edward Jones and bronze sponsor New Balance Richmondthe officers of the Richmond City Police Department; and especially race director Mara George

Run with the Governor 8/15/2018

Run with the Governor 

Wednesday, August 15 -- Over 100 runners and walkers were sent on their way by the Governor at this morning's informal 3-mile group run in downtown Richmond and along the James River. Richmond Road Runners Club and its volunteers supported the group run with volunteers at key turns along the course and at water stop. 

There will be no Run with the Governor in September...sign up for The Governor's Race instead.

Sara Lasker wins Reykjavik Marathon 8/18/2018

Sara Lasker wins Reykjavik Marathon

Saturday, August 18 - Congratulations to Richmond runner and RRRC board member Sara Tierney Lasker -- winner of the 2018 Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon. Sara finished in 2:58:43...top in the field of 445 women runners...and 32nd overall. She was one of several Richmond area runners who traveled to Iceland to join over 14,000 people running Reykjavik's  marathon, 21K (half marathon) or 10K races. RRRC hopes everyone had a great visit to Iceland and a great race.

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New Runners Program 9/6/2018

New Runners Program starts September 6

Do you want to start running or get back into running? Richmond Road Runners Club has the perfect 4-week program to help you start and succeed. Held at Richmond's Bryan Park, the first session is Thursday evening September 6. The goal for the first week is to run or walk/run 1½ miles then increase the distance by a ½ mile each week. By the end of the program, you will be able to run or run/walk for 3 miles or 5 kilometers...the distance of many popular local runs and races. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP.