Ashley Zuraf

August, 2016

  • 1 August

    Registration is OPEN for the MCRRC 10K Program!

    Just finished Riley’s Rumble and feeling like hot stuff?  Well, you are given the legacy of the course and weather. Put your feet up, congratulate yourself, and find your next adventure. Join the MCRRC 10K program and prepare for your fall races. The program starts on August 23rd with training sessions building up gradually to prepare for the goal race–the …

  • 1 August

    Thank you Riley’s Rumble Runners & Volunteers!

    Another Rumble is in the books!!! Thanks to the over 500 runners, scores of volunteers and our race director Ida-Lina Diak for coordinating a great race. Congratulations to the MCRRC 8K program participants who completed the inaugural Riley’s 8K as their goal race! All things considered, a good weather day for Riley’s. Results are posted.  Click here to see both …

July, 2016

  • 29 July

    Registration for the Stone Mill 50 OPENS 8/1!

    Attention Stone Mill 50 friends! Registration for the 2016 race will be opening on 8/1/2016 at midnight! The 2016 race will be held on November 12th and is an RRCA Regional Championship race. The field will once again be limited and we are expecing another sellout year, so don’t delay! For MCRRC members only, we are offering a special $5 off …

  • 28 July

    Reminder – Riley’s Rumble Half Marathon/ 8K is THIS WEEKEND!

    It’s coming……….. You may have heard your training partners grumble about Riley’s Rumble. Some don’t like to speak about it. It’s like a bad reality show – you don’t want to stay, but you can’t walk away. Riley’s Rumble Half Marathon will challenge even the best runners. However, it’s become somewhat of a badge of courage in the marathon community as a …

  • 26 July

    Deadline! Parks Half Marathon Personalized Bibs!

    You may have heard – the 2016 Parks Half Marathon will feature personalized race bibs! Pretty cool, huh? The thing is…. it takes the good folks here at MCRRC a little bit of time to pull them together! So in order to get one, you will need to register by August 10th! If you don’t make it, you can still register …

  • 26 July

    Parks Half Marathon Gives Back!

    Parks friends, We all know there are many ways you can spend your hard-earned dollars.  And there is nothing wrong with rewarding yourself for a job well done. But it’s also been said that giving your money or time for a cause can benefit your psychological, spiritual and emotional well-being. But what if there was a way to do both? Reward …

June, 2016

  • 29 June

    Beat the DOG DAYS OF SUMMER & Register TODAY for the Parks Half Marathon!

    Parks Friends: Today we present to you, a special message from the official spokesdog of the Parks Half Marathon (insert a few ‘woofs’ here & there): “Can you think of anything in the world better than BACON?! OK, that may have been a trick question. But I can tell you what’s close — the finisher premiums for this year’s Parks …

  • 23 June

    Suds & Soles 5K THIS WEEKEND! Be there!

    We are DAYS away from the First Annual Suds & Soles 5k and we are getting DANGEROUSLY close to selling out- don’t miss out on your opportunity to participate! If the race does not sell out prior to Saturday online registration will be available until 6pm on 6/25. There will be on-site registration for $45 if still available. But don’t …

  • 15 June

    Reminder! Run for Roses SATURDAY 6/18!

    Just a reminder that online registration for Run for Roses closes at noon on Thursday, June 16th! The race is this Saturday, June 18th at 8 a.m. at Wheaton Regional Park.  There are still spots available!  For those who are still deciding, there will be onsite registration beginning at 7 a.m. at the race site. Ladies — don’t miss the opportunity to run …

May, 2016

  • 12 May

    XMP is OPEN for Registration!

    The 2016 Experienced Marathon Program (XMP)  is open now OPEN for registration! Orientation will be held on May 21, 2016 at the MCRRC Clubhouse, starting at 10:30 AM.  The first group run will be on Saturday, June 4th. For more information about the program, please check out the program’s webpage. Should you have any questions about the program, please contact the …

April, 2016

  • 22 April

    MCRRC Track Availability – Spring/ Summer 2016

    Good morning, MCRRC! The purpose of this post is to inform you of MCRRC’s track permit locations through the spring/ summer of 2016. ***PLEASE NOTE – If you are participating in a training program, the location may vary and you should defer to your program director/ program’s Yahoo! group for specific information on where your workouts will be held *** …

  • 21 April

    SPECIAL DISCOUNT! La Milla de Mayo – TODAY ONLY!

    It’s a fact that fast mile times occur when sleep happens.  Sleep better knowing that you didn’t pay full price for La Milla de Mayo.   Take $5 off the registration fee, 4/21 only. Sign up here! Not feeling that rested?  Consider volunteering.   Plenty of spots are still available here. La Milla de Mayo is a partnership between the City of Gaithersburg, the …

  • 11 April

    Use of Montgomery College Track – Important!

    Dear MCRRC Members, As we move into the Spring/ Summer season, the club has contracted with the Montgomery College track for our programs and general member use (a full schedule of track location can be found here). During the time that MCRRC is contracted to use the track, the track is not open to the general public and MCRRC has …

  • 7 April

    Spin in the Woods CANCELLED!

    Due to the expected, heavy rain all day today and forecasted rain for Saturday, a downhill, turning section of the trail becomes hazardous when wet and muddy.  For runner safety, we regrettably cancel this year’s Spin in the Woods cross country race. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office at office@mcrrc.org. We apologize for this inconvenience.

March, 2016

  • 24 March

    MCRRC Track Availability -Spring/ Summer 2016

    Good morning, MCRRC! The purpose of this post is to inform you of MCRRC’s track permit locations through the spring/ summer of 2016. ***PLEASE NOTE – If you are participating in a training program, the location may vary and you should defer to your program director/ program’s Yahoo! group for specific information on where your workouts will be held *** …

  • 23 March

    Register NOW to Achieve your 2016 Racing Goals!

    After a looooonnnnnngggg winter, it seems that spring may finally be here! (hopefully!) And that means, it’s time to start thinking about your 2016 racing goals. Registration is now OPEN for MCRRC’s popular training programs: First Time Marathon Program, Summer Half Marathon Program, Experienced Marathon Program (XMP) & the 8K Program!  The Beginning Women’s Running Program is still accepting registration as …

  • 21 March

    FTM Registration is OPEN!

    Registration for the 2016 FTM season is OPEN! Please visit the program’s webpage under “Training” for information & the link to register.  The first workout is May 8th, so don’t delay! Register Today!

  • 17 March

    MCRRC Awards Brunch – Important Information!

    Reminder! The club will hold our Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet following the Piece of Cake race this Sunday. Doors open at 10am with coffee service, the breakfast buffet will open at 10:15 and we will start the program at promptly 10:30am. Please try to be on time for the start of the program. There will be an officer to assist …

  • 14 March

    Piece of Cake: Volunteers Needed, New Race Times & New Course!

    Posted on behalf of Race Director, Mayra Fairbairn: Please join us for the Piece of Cake on Sunday, March 20th! Per the Park’s request, we will have NEW earlier start times and NEW courses than past years. Carpooling is STRONGLY encouraged as there will be EXTREMELY limited parking at designated areas away from the start line. It is advised to arrive …

  • 10 March

    2016-17 Board of Directors Slate & Awards Brunch

    Dear Members, With thanks to the Nominating Committee, I am pleased to present the slate of candidates selected as nominees for the 2016-17 MCRRC Board of Directors: President – Don Shulman Vice President – Mike Acuna Secretary – Lori Kaleikau Treasurer – Sri Rapaka At-Large – Gretchen Bolton At-Large – Jim Farkas At-Large – Andrea Keane-Myers At-Large – Nancy Joy …

February, 2016

  • 24 February

    Annual Awards Banquet

    Hi club members! The club will hold our Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet following the Piece of Cake race on March 20th from 10:00 am – 11:30 am.   After the race, make your way over to the Golden Bull Restaurant in the Grande Ballroom (7 Dalamar Street, Gaithersburg, MD) for a hot breakfast, birthday cake, Board of Directors elections, …

  • 23 February

    Alert: Calls to MCRRC

    Dear members & potential members – We are currently experiencing a problem with the club’s telephone line (301-525-7984).  We are working to correct the problem and should be back up & running in a few days.  If you need to reach the office, please contact us via e-mail at office@mcrrc.org.  The e-mail account will be monitored during business hours & …

  • 9 February

    Reminder: Change in Race Dates!

    Hello, MCRRC! Just a reminder of a few date changes in our upcoming race schedule: The previously cancelled Country Road Run has been rescheduled to Sunday, February 21, 2016 due to inclement weather on the race’s original date. Spin in the Woods has been moved from Sunday, April 10th to Saturday, April 9, 2016. The Run Aware 5K has been …

  • 1 February

    2016 Beginning Women Runners!

    Registration is now OPEN for the 2016 Beginning Women Runners program! For more information on the program, please visit the program webpage or click here to register!

January, 2016

  • 28 January

    Country Road Run has been RESCHEDULED!

    We are pleased to announce that Country Road Run has been rescheduled to Sunday, February 21, 2016 – same time and location as before.  For further details, please visit the race page.  We are also in need of a full contingent of volunteers for this new date.  Please sign up to volunteer if you cannot participate! We look forward to …