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July, 2019

  • 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

  • 31 December

    No Track – Holiday Schedule

    There will be no track availability on 1/1/19 at either RHS, GHS, or Montgomery College.

  • 24 December

    No Track – Holiday Schedule

    There will be no track availability on 12/25 or 12/26/18 at either RHS or Montgomery College, for holiday break. There will be no track availability on 12/25/18 at Gaithersburg HS.

  • 19 December

    2019 Member Bib & Chip Early Pickup!

    Members – don’t forget to save time at the New Year’s Day 5K by heading to Krispy Kreme Donuts at Falls Grove Village Center on Sunday, Dec 30, 2018 between 2 PM and 4 PM to pick up your 2019 MCRRC Member bib & chip!   If you are a new member or you don’t have a 2018 chip to …

  • 10 December

    Volunteer of the Year Nominations

    Greetings! Between your all of your holiday planning and celebration(s) we need you to also help us identify our best club volunteers for 2018. Volunteers are critical to the success of our club.  Of course everyone helping out does a great job and should be commended…but maybe there are some individuals you feel should be recognized as the best of the best …

  • 9 December

    Registration for the 2019 Pike’s Peek 10K is OPEN!

    Baby, it’s COLD OUTSIDE! We can’t do much about that unfortunately…  But we CAN give you the warm fuzzies on the inside with some exciting news to make your training during these cold winter months worth it! Registration for the 2019 Pike’s Peek 10K is OPEN! Signup today to run in the 2017 “Best 10K” named by RunWashington’s “Best of Washington Running”  & 2018 RRCA State …

  • 7 December

    Register NOW for a 2019 Run Performance Lab Evaluation!

    Registration is OPEN for ALL 2019 Run Performance Labs! The Run Performance Lab (formerly Stride Clinic) has been a member benefit for the last 18 years.  It is comprised of a volunteer staff of running coaches, podiatrists, physical therapists, massage therapists, and shoe experts. Each participant runs on a treadmill and is evaluated by each of the experts, who transcribe …

  • 5 December

    A Message from the Nominating Committee

      Dear Members, We are charged with providing a slate of candidates for election to the MCRRC Board of Directors and we need YOUR help. What is the best way to help us and MCRRC? Read the rest of this message, think about your running buddies who may make good candidates, and submit the nominations. Self-nominations are encouraged as well! There …

  • 4 December

    Registration for the 2019 Pike’s Peek 10K is OPEN!

    Baby, it’s COLD OUTSIDE! We can’t do much about that unfortunately…  But we CAN give you the warm fuzzies on the inside with some exciting news to make your training during these cold winter months worth it! Registration for the 2019 Pike’s Peek 10K is OPEN! Still feeling only lukewarm about that? What if we told you that IN ADDITION to the already low introductory price, …

October, 2018

  • 31 October

    Train with us this winter!

    Are you ready to commit to training through the winter months with your new friends & accountabili-buddies? You’ll need them to get you out of bed on those cold winter mornings & to stay on track with your goals! Trust us…. we’ve all been there. Registration IS OPEN for FIVE TOP NOTCH MCRRC PROGRAMS! Walkers & Runners wanted! The 2019 …

  • 25 October

    Registration is OPEN for the 2018-19 Winter Trail Program!

    Signing up for the 2019 Seneca Greenway Trail Marathon & 50K? Wondering how to prepare for it? Allow us to offer you the PERECT solution! Registration IS OPEN for the 2018-19 MCRRC Winter Trail Running Program! The program is designed to teach and/or improve trail running skills for folks with all levels of experience.  It will build endurance, strength and coordination necessary …

  • 23 October

    Registration is OPEN for the 2019 Seneca Greenway Trail Marathon & 50K!

    The 2019 Seneca Greenway Trail Marathon and 50K races are OPEN for registration! You must be mad to run in March! To distort the lyrics of a famous song: “I’ve seen ice and I’ve seen rain. I’ve seen muddy trails I thought would never end…”  You get the gist. Come on out and get down and dirty! The 2019 race will take place …

  • 19 October

    Time Change for Saturday Rock Creek Trail Run!

    Dear Members – It’s that time of year!  Effective tomorrow, the start time for the Saturday Trail Runs on the Rock Creek Trail will move to 8:00 AM.  We are working on getting all the calendar dates updated, so please be patient. The start time will remain at 8:00 AM through the end of April. Please see the event listing …

  • 5 October

    Registration is OPEN for the Winter Half Marathon Program!

    Just completed the Parks Half Marathon & wondering what’s next for you? Allow us to help! Registration is OPEN for the 2019 Winter Half Marathon Program! This training is designed for runners who are accustomed to running middle distances and who want to prepare for their first distance event or improve their past half marathon performance times. The program meets …

August, 2018

  • 13 August

    A Note from MCRRC – 2018 Groovin’ Woodstock XC

    On behalf of the club, we would like to apologize to all who participated in yesterday’s Groovin’ Woodstock XC for the issues that most of you experienced with the course.  The recent heavy rains and flood warnings over much of our area caused a necessary late adjustment to the course.  Subsequently, a revised course map was published on our website …

  • 8 August

    Join the 5K Run/Walk Program Today!

    Are you looking to walk your way to improved health and fitness, begin running for the first time or run a faster 5K? If so, look no farther than our Summer/Fall 5K Walk/Run Training Program! Because the programs conducts its workout by time and not mileage, everyone begins and ends together – the perfect, fun-filled fitness experience for friends, co-workers …

July, 2018

  • 30 July

    Riley’s Rumble Thanks You!

    Thank you to all the volunteers & runners – another great Riley’s Rumble is in the books (and the weather was great, too!). We hope you all had a wonderful time & we thank you for coming out. Be sure to check out the official results on our website at www.mcrrc.org & some fantastic photos by our volunteer photographers on …

  • 21 July

    Train with us!

      Been off from running for awhile, but dying to get back into it? Looking for a fall race to train for? Just want to run with some friends? Our top notch programs focus on improving endurance, running education and training with a goal of safety first and getting to the starting line of your target race (or through the fall) in a healthy …