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August, 2020

  • 17 August

    Congratulations 2019 Award Winners!

    2019 Awards Lifetime Achievement Award – Monika Bachmann President’s Awards – Michele Potter, Sri Rapaka, Brian Murphy, Drew Strikwarda, Joel Wakesberg, Eric London, Jim Dahlem Coach of the Year – Keith Ord Journalism Award – Lisa Levin Humanitarian Award – Don Shulman Race Directors of the Year – Krista Zanetti and Daniel Rubin Most Improved Runner, Female – Royanna Herbert …

June, 2020

  • 6 June

    MCRRC Statement on Inclusion and Diversity

    “MCRRC remains committed to inclusion and diversity.” That’s it. That sounds simple enough, and shouldn’t need to be said. But these extraordinary times compel us to affirm our commitment.  Recent events have forced us to consider how we interact with each other. The pandemic has isolated us from each other, challenging our lives and livelihoods. The racism behind the recent …

May, 2020

  • 30 May

    COVID 19 *** Club Status Updated 5/29/20

    Dear Members, The club is continuing to monitor the situation with COVID-19 and the county’s plan to reopen Montgomery County. County Executive Marc Elrich announced that Montgomery County will enter Phase One of its reopening plan on Monday, June 1st — full article here. Regarding running in Montgomery County,  groups must be kept to 10 or less – recommended to consist …

April, 2020

  • 27 April

    COVID-19 ** Updated Club Status

    Dear Members, As promised, the club continues to closely monitor the continually evolving situation with COVID-19 and provide you with updates as decisions have to be made. Recently, M-NCPPC announced that Montgomery and Prince George’s County Parks the cancellation of all events taking place in parks and in park facilities through May 31, 2020. As a result of this decision, the …

  • 20 April

    Congratulations 2019 CS and XC Series Winners!

    Each year, races from our low-key series are offered as part of the Championship Series and the Cross-Country Series.  Points awarded to the top finishers for these designated races are used to determine overall and age-group champions for the year. We would like to congratulate you & thank you for being a valued member and participant in these series! 2019 …

  • 16 April

    COVID-19 ** Updated Club Status

    Dear Members, As promised, the club continues to closely monitor the continually evolving situation with COVID-19 and provide you with updates as decisions have to be made. Yesterday, M-NCPPC announced that Montgomery and Prince George’s County Parks the cancellation of all events taking place in parks and in park facilities through May 31, 2020. As a result of this decision, the club …

  • 3 April

    Congratulations to the 2019 Outstanding High School Runner Winners!

    Dear Members, We hope you are staying safe & healthy during this time.  As previously announced, the MCRRC Annual Awards Banquet has been cancelled for this year.  The board and staff look forward to this event each year as it provides the membership an opportunity to recognize the impressive accomplishments of our peers. Among the many awards presented each year, …

March, 2020

  • 27 March

    COVID-19 Club Status

    Given the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19 and the new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control regarding the cancellation of social gatherings of more than 50 people for the next 8 weeks, the Board of Directors has decided to extend the suspension of club activities. The Board of Directors has suspended all club activities through May 17, 2020. This …

  • 23 March

    MCRRC Elects 2020-21 Board of Directors

    The MCRRC Nominating committee, composed of Doug Watt, Mike Acuna, Larry Feidelseit, Katie Poole, Wanda Walters, Bob Yarchoan, and Conroy Zien, over the last three months has completed their search to replace the outgoing MCRRC Board members whose terms have ended.  The Nominating Committee submitted questionnaires to all interested candidates, reviewed the responses, and conducted interviews with the candidates. Additionally, …

  • 16 March

    MCRRC Suspends All Club Activity Through May 17th *** UPDATED ***

    Given the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19 and the new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control regarding the cancellation of social gatherings of more than 50 people for the next 8 weeks, the Board of Directors has decided to extend the suspension of club activities. The Board of Directors has suspended all club activities through May 17, 2020. This …

  • 13 March

    MCRRC Suspends All Club Activity Through March 31st

    The topic of COVID-19 remains a concern to many people, including the MCRRC Board. This was not an easy decision, but one made following the announcement by Governor Larry Hogan declaring a State of Emergency and the recommendation from local officials that any events containing large groups of people refrain from meeting. With this in mind, the Board of Directors …

  • 9 March

    Statement on COVID-19

    At this time, MCRRC is closely monitoring the news concerning COVID-19.   We are keeping an eye on updates from the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization regarding the potential spread of COVID-19 and we will continue to seek guidance from these agencies and public health officials.  Should there be any updates that concern our operations, we will …

February, 2020

  • 26 February

    2020-21 Board Slate

    On behalf of the Nominating Committee, we would like to present you with the slate of candidates nominated to serve on the 2020 MCRRC Board of Directors. This year we received a great deal of interest from very qualified candidates. The Nominating Committee submitted questionnaires to all interested candidates under consideration, reviewed the responses, and conducted interviews with candidates. Additionally, …

January, 2020

  • 7 January

    The Nominating Committee Needs You!

    Would you like to help guide MCRRC into the future? Are you (or someone you know) an individual who could help lead the club?   The Nominating Committee is asking you to nominate qualified and interested candidates for the MCRRC Board of Directors! Self-nominations are encouraged as well!   There are four 2-year positions on the nine-member board up for …

December, 2019

  • 9 December

    Important Changes *** 2020 Member Low-Key Registration

    Dear Members, We are writing to inform you of some exciting changes for low-key member registration in 2020. We are working hard at streamlining our processes, going paperless and taking advantage of the new opportunities that our partnership with RunSignUp has provided us.  We would appreciate your taking the time to read this message in its entirety. WHAT WILL CHANGE: Effective …

  • 4 December

    2019 Annual Business Meeting

    Dear Members – Just a reminder that this Sunday, December 8th is MCRRC’s Jingle Bell Jog followed by our Annual Budget Meeting. Jingle Bell Jog begins at 9:00 AM at the Rockville Senior Center.  The Annual Budget Meeting will follow the race and will be held inside the Senior Center. While it’s important to focus on running & enjoy each other’s …

  • 4 December

    The Awards Committee Needs YOU!

    As 2019 comes to close, please consider nominating MCRRC club members for the awards that will be presented at the annual MCRRC awards ceremony. If you would like to nominate a Coach of the Year, Most Improved Runner, or Outstanding High School Runner, send an email to angie.bosse213@gmail.com. Information about each of the awards, selection criteria, and a list of …

November, 2019

  • 26 November

    Thanksgiving Week – Track Use & Office Hours

    Dear Members – The track at Montgomery College is OPEN this week for our Tuesday/ Wednesday permitted times; however, we will NOT be setting up the lights on Wednesday.  For this reason, we would best advise members wanting to run track on Wednesday, to use the track at RHS. As always, if you are with a program, please look to …

  • 22 November

    Time is RUNNING OUT to Train for Pike’s Peek at a Discount!

    Just one week left to register for the Pike’s Peek 10K & Speed Development Training Package! By November 30th, register for both the training & the race at one time & SAVE – the package is just $92! The package deal is limited to 175 registrants and is for new registrants only – no transfers! Registration is also open for …

  • 11 November

    Register for the 2019-20 Winter Trail Program TODAY!

    Signing up for the 2020 Seneca Greenway Trail Marathon & 50K & wondering how to prepare for it? Perhaps your sights are set on a shorter (or even longer) trail distance… Just a trail runner looking for some camaraderie & company during those cold months in the woods? WE HAVE THE ANSWER! REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the 2019-20 MCRRC Winter Trail Running Program! …

  • 7 November

    Stop WISHING. Start RUNNING!

    2020 is the year to START running or KEEP running! Come out & achieve your goals with the MCRRC Winter 5K Run/ Walk Program.  We offer a time-based program that uses walking and running intervals at a comfortable pace to either help you finish your first 5K or help you maintain your mileage through the cold months if you are already a runner. Still …

August, 2019

  • 18 August

    MCRRC “Official” Gear Available ONLINE!

    Did you miss Sunday’s pop-up shop at Krispy Kreme?  Bad for you, but probably OK for the waistline…. Nonetheless, don’t forget that you can purchase your MCRRC swag from our online Gear Shop! Tanks & tees are available for $20 + shipping right now & hats and visors will be online by the end of the month – shop today! …

  • 8 August

    MCRRC Gear Pop-up Shop on August 18th!

    We will be hosting our next MCRRC Official Gear Pop-up Shop on Sunday, August 18th from 2-4 PM at Krispy Kreme in Fallsgrove (14919 Shady Grove Road) Come out & enjoy some no-shipping shopping!  We will be debuting our new hats & visors, as well as offering all sizes in the blue tanks & black tees! Everything is $20, including tax. …

July, 2019

  • 20 July

    2019 Parks Half Marathon MEDAL REVEALED!

    BUT WHAT A GORGEOUS MEDAL I GOT! Howdy, Folks! Mo here.  Official Spokesdog for the 2019 Parks Half Marathon, remember? I hope you are enjoying your summer.  I was asked to test out the totally awesome Parks Half Marathon course for you guys.  I have to admit, I had different expectations for my finisher’s photo. But I did my best and that’s all that …

  • 15 July

    Next Up – Matthew Henson 5K!

    Join us for this fun race heading down the Matthew Henson Trail in the eastern side of the county! Park next to the Global Mission Church on Georgia Avenue for a 7:30 AM start! This race is part of our low-key series and is FREE for MCRRC members and $10 for non-members age 18 & over; $5 for non-members under …