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.
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, 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
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.
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!
The winners of the this Road Runners Club of America's State Championship 10K Event were:
Photos courtesy of Doug Ash Photography and Jay Proffitt Creative Media.
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.
The top finishers are:
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.
Saturday, 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.
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.
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<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 4½ 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>
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.
To run or walk (or to volunteer), SIGN UP HERE.
Additional scheduled dates are: Wednesdays, August 15 and September 19.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Saturday, 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!
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 Richmond; the officers of the Richmond City Police Department; and especially race director Mara George.
On Sunday September 23, join Virginia's Governor Ralph Northam for The Governor's Race featuring the Governor's 5K (a run/walk) and the First Lady's Kids Run in downtown Richmond and along the James River. Read the Governor's new release. The 5K promises to be a challenging urban course featuring bridges, hills and views of the river and historic sites. All runners and all walkers are welcome. RRRC has partnered with the Governor's Office to offer this new September race. Participation in the 5K is capped at 500 registered runners and walkers.
We also need volunteers to help make the race a success. Sign Up to Volunteer here.
All profits from this race will be donated to the following nonprofit organizations: FeedMore to support the weekend BackPack program; Keep Virginia Beautiful; and the Friends of the James River Park.
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.
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.
Saturday, August 25 - For an August race, you would be hard pressed to imagine better weather for a half marathon. 900 finishers enjoyed blue skies, start-time temperature of 57° and temps that stayed in the 60s, humidity around 50%, and an occasional cool breeze. CLICK HERE FOR RACE RESULTS.
Congratulations to the top finishers of the 2018 Patrick Henry Half Marathon!
Overall Male - David McCollam, 1:12:58.49
Overall Female - Keira D'Amato, 1:18:12.99
Master Male - John Sharp, 1:18:43.98
Master Female - Ashton Harris, 1:36:21.08
And a BIG THANK YOU to all who made it happen. The VOLUNTEERS and their cheers and support were amazing from check-in, at all of the turns, at the multiple water stops, and through the finish chute. Thank you to all of the officers of the Ashland Police Department and the Hanover County Sheriff's Office and the EMTs with Hanover County Fire/EMS units. Finally, a special thank you to race director Michael George and his race management team.
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.
Sunday, September 23 - This morning Governor Ralph Northam was joined by 324 runners and walkers for the inaugural Governor's 5K. The skies were gray but the temperature was cool and the rain stayed away. And we had a passel of kids smiling, running and chasing Spider-Man in the First Lady's Kids Run.
Congratulations to the top finishers of the Governor's 5K!
All profits from this race will be donated to the following nonprofit organizations: FeedMore to support the weekend BackPack program; Keep Virginia Beautiful; and the Friends of the James River Park. Thank you to the 59 individuals who donated an additional $737 to our charity partners and to those who donated food items on-site for delivery to FeedMore.
And a HUGE THANK YOU to all who made it happen. Especially the VOLUNTEERS who guided and cheered the runners and walkers from check-in, on the start line, at all of the turns on this new course, at the water stops, and up 10th Street and through the finish line. Thank you to all of the officers of the City of Richmond Police Department. Thank you to our run shop supporter Road Runner Running Store for race prizes and the pre-race day check-in venue. Finally, a special thank you to the multiple folks with the Governor's Officer, OnTheSquare, Department of General Services and RRRC leadership who made this new race happen. It will be on the Running in RVA Calendar for at least the next 3 years.
Sunday, October 28 - The first Poop Loop 4ish Miler treated 70ish runners to an evening amble from Ancarrow's Landing, along the Slave Trail and Floodwall paths, to the Manchester climbing wall overlook and back. While the race started in twilight, the headlamps came in handy as the runners completed the course. Hopefully next year, the Poop Loop trails will be dry on race night so that everyone can enjoy the headlamps bouncing through the woods.
Congratulations to the top finishers of the Poop Loop 4ish Miler!
And a BIGish THANK YOU to all who made it happen - the VOLUNTEERS, the officers of the City of Richmond Police Department. Thank you to our run shop supporter Road Runner Running Store for race prizes. And a special thank you to co-race directors Crystal Koch and Jake Wiseman.
Sunday, November 11 - And just like that, our inaugural #TRexRVA is a wrap. 64 people checked in and ran in dinosaur costumes on a 4/10-mile loop around the lake. There were T. Rex 40-yard dashes and line dancing to the Cha Cha Slide, YMCA, and Shout. Finally the T. Rex took over the playground area for some fun photography! Thanks to everyone who helped with this event, including our sponsors Good Run Research and B Fitness. Without your support we wouldn't have been able to make this happen. Thanks as well to @henricorecnparks for allowing us to use Dorey Park for the event! We can't wait til next year when we'll up the T. Rex fun, RVA!!! #TRexRVA
Video on RRRC's Facebook page
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Thursday, November 22 - We had 1,532 finishers of the 41st running of the Wegmans Turkey Trot 10K. CLICK HERE FOR RACE RESULTS. And we had lots of little runners warm us up with their Kids Run.
Congratulations to the top finishers of the 2018 Wegmans Turkey Trot 10K!
Overall Male - Andrew Akright, 33:19.42
Overall Female - Natalie Kretzer, 39:35.70
Master Male - Mike Colaiacovo, 36:49.17
Master Female - Robyn Hartley, 43:35.8
And a SPECIAL THANK YOU to all who made RRRC's biggest race of the year happen. The VOLUNTEERS and their cheers and support warmed our hearts from check-in, at all of the turns and climbs, through the water stops, to the bestowing of medals at the finish line. Thank you to all of the officers of the University of Richmond Police and the Richmond City Police Departments. And thank you to race director Michael George, co-race director Rosie Schutte and their race management team. Finally, thank you to our sponsors Wegmans and Lucky Road Run Shop.
PHOTOS - Thank you to our volunteer photographers Alex and Neil Miyazaki. We tried something different and uploaded the photos to RunSignUp.
You can view the photos and scroll through them HERE or look for the photos tab on the race website. You also can search for photos by bib number or name and link to photos from the individual's race results page. One disclaimer...the bib number tagging program is good, but it is not perfect.
DONATIONS - We collected lots of peanut butter and tuna fish on race day and had 200 individuals donate $3,110.00 to FeedMore during race registration.
NEXT YEAR - Registration for next year's Wegmans Turkey Trot 10K will open around September 1, 2019. Plan to sign up early for the best deal and to avoid finding the race sold out.
Sunday, December 3 - Thank you for joining us today for RRRC's Bear Creek 10 Mile Trail Run. We hope you enjoyed your trail run through the forests of Bear Creek Lake State Park and Cumberland State Forest. We promised that the "the trail crosses several creeks, has numerous short hills and includes some challenging sections with fallen trees across the path and roots and mud underfoot." We hope you weren't disappointed.
CLICK HERE FOR RACE RESULTS
Congratulations to todays top finishers:
Overall Male - Emmett Saulnier, 1:14:16
Overall Female - Kate Gardner, 1:24:18
Master Male - Joe Urbanski, 1:24:16
Master Female - Chrissie Blevins, 1:43:03
We offer a SPECIAL THANK YOU to Barry Kreisa on his last year as the race director of the Bear Creek 10 Mile Trail Run. He carried on the traditions of the race over the years and has now trained his successors (yep...two needed to replace him) to carry the torch for this unique Richmond Road Runners Club race. Thanks to the VOLUNTEERS at the water stops and road crossings and at check-in and the finish line. And finally, thank you to the rangers and staff of Bear Creek Lake State Park.
PHOTOS - CLICK HERE for some photos posted on RRRC's Facebook page (courtesy of Glenn Melton) and CLICK HERE to view a few photos (iPhone quality) posted on the race's website.
Mark your calendar for Sunday, December December 8, 2019 for the next running of the RRRC Bear Creek 10 Mile Trail Run. Registration will open in early September 2019.