Ashley Zuraf

March, 2020

  • 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 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 …

  • 13 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 …

  • 8 July

    Midsummer Night’s Mile

    Dust off those spikes for the Midsummer Night’s Mile, taking place at the Rockville High School track this Friday night at 7 PM! It is a track mile, run in heats, and part of our Championship Series. The anticipated heats are: Runners with expected times greater than 8:45. Runners with expected times greater than 7:50 up to 8:45. Runners with …

May, 2019

  • 7 May

    Alert! Track Closure at Montgomery College

    The track at Montgomery College is CLOSED Tues 5/7 & Wed 5/8 as well as Tues 5/14 & Wed 5/15 due to graduation. The track will re-open to MCRRC members ages 18 & over on Tues 5/21. Please note this means there is no track availability for MCRRC members at this time, as our permit at RHS does not start …

  • 1 May

    Take on the One-Mile La Milla de Mayo THIS SATURDAY!

    We are a few short days away from the 4rd Annual La Milla de Mayo (The May Mile) & it’s NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER! Online registration will remain open until noon on Saturday! The race runs through Olde Towne, Gaithersburg on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from  5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event also features quarter and half-mile Kids Fun Runs allowing the whole family to participate! The event …

March, 2019

  • 25 March

    Congratulations 2018 Award Winners!

    Congratulations to all 2018 award winners! Lifetime Achievement Award – Jim Whitnah Presidents’ Award(s) – Travisha Gunter, Catherine Poole, Danny Talmage & Conroy Zien Coach(es) of the Year – Keith & Laura Evans Journalism Award – Melissa Hutchinson Humanitarian Award – Dayna Rashidian & Keri Jacobs (22 Too Many) Race Director of the Year – Karen Kincer Volunteer of the …

February, 2019

  • 28 February

    2019-20 Board Slate

    Dear Members, With thanks to the Nominating Committee, we are pleased to present the slate of candidates selected as nominees for the 2019-20 MCRRC Board of Directors: President – Ken Earley Vice President – Brad Stewart Secretary – Andrea Keane-Myers (incumbent) Treasurer – Sri Rapaka (incumbent) At-Large – Kristen Serafin At-Large – Amie Breslow (incumbent) At-Large – Peter Haack At-Large – Carol Braun …

January, 2019

  • 18 January


    Dear Valued Members, I am very pleased & excited to announce that MCRRC has contracted with RunSignUp as our new registration & membership database provider!  We are confident that this partnership will create a much more efficient & easier to use platform than we have ever offered before. As with any significant change, there are steps that will require action on both …

  • 7 January

    2019 RRCA Club Challenge

    Dear Club Members – Registration is OPEN for the 2019 RRCA 10 Mile Club Challenge!Due to increased safety costs the Howard County Striders had to make the decision to increase the registration fee for this event to $13 per runner from $4 per runner. In response, the Club is covering 50% of the registration fee (… not including registration service fees) for all who enter…. …

December, 2018