Club News

August, 2016

  • 18 August

    Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS (to party, not work!)

    PLEASE JOIN THE MCRRC BOARD & STAFF FOR A VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION FALL FESTIVAL! Bring the whole family for a fun afternoon featuring a BBQ lunch, hayrides, a moonbounce & more! This event is FREE for our valued volunteer, but PLEASE RSVP so we can ensure there’s enough to eat & drink. Sunday, October 2, 2016 from Noon – 5pm High Point …

  • 15 August

    Got the “8K” Fever? Next up…

      Did you enjoy the new Riley’s Rumble 8K course?  Need a break from the longer distances after taking on the tough half marathon? The old Eastern County 8K course is back! The new bridge is in and looking great! WSSC has touched up their pipes and the stream banks have been restored.  All this means the Paint Branch trail …

  • 12 August

    Time is Running Out! Register Today for the Parks Half Marathon!

    The 2016 Parks Half Marathon is only 30 DAYS AWAY!   We are expecting another SELLOUT year, so don’t let time get the better of YOU! Register TODAY to secure your spot in the best half marathon in town.  For only $69, you can enjoy running through some of Montgomery County’s most beautiful park land, party at a FANTASTIC finish …

  • 9 August

    Become an MCRRC Member TODAY!

    Do you love participating in our low-key, but professionally managed races? Did you know that for the same price as only FOUR low-key races, you could become an MCRRC member & be eligible to participate in OVER TWENTY low-key races per year for FREE? (please note that premium races such as Pike’s Peek, Germantown 5, Run for Roses, Suds & …

  • 8 August

    Register for the MCRRC 10K Program!

    The 10K program is great for individuals who are new to running, would like to target a 10K race or want to continue training in a structured environment or who have already completed a 5K and are looking for a new challenge. It is also applicable for experienced racers who are looking for a breakthrough in their training! You must be …

  • 5 August

    Reminder! Tonight’s Going Green Track Meet at Rockville HS!

    REMINDER! NEW LOCATION! The 2016 Going Green Track Meet is scheduled for this Friday evening, August 5th at Rockville High School! We have all distances available, for runners both big & small! Registration is race day only, for members and non-members alike. Please visit our website for more details!

  • 4 August

    New! Stroller Squad Meet-up Group!

    Whether you’re the parent of a little one, a caregiver or a grandparent watching the kids for mom & dad, we understand the struggle of keeping the kids entertained while getting in your own workouts! In order to help, MCRRC has created a new Facebook group called the Stroller Squad. This group is open to ANYONE looking for people to …

  • 2 August

    Attention Track Runners!

    The 2016 Going Green Track Meet is scheduled for this Friday evening, August 5th at Rockville High School (please note location change)! We have all distances available, for runners both big & small! Registration is race day only, for members and non-members alike. Please visit our website for more details!

  • 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


    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 We apologize for this inconvenience.

March, 2016