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Competitive Racing Team

Established in the spring of 2013, The MCRRC Competitive Race Team is a co-ed, racing team based in the Washington, DC area. The team was established to recognize highly talented runners within MCRRC, promote competitive racing among club members and increase the visibility of MCRRC at races. We compete in track, cross country, road, and trail races. Our members are post-collegiate, parents and professionals united by a love of running fast and competing hard.

If you are a competitive runner in the DC area please consider joining our team! We are seeking talented runners for our Open and Masters teams. We accept applications on a rolling basis and are always looking for new talent. Those that meet the qualifying times noted below are encouraged to apply. In addition to race times, the following criteria are also taken into consideration. If you have what it takes you are strongly encouraged to submit a running bio and your best race times over the last year at varied distances.Please email a statement of interest, running bio and race times to racingteam@mcrrc.org.

MCRRC Membership
All racing team applicants and members must be registered as a member of the Montgomery County Road Runners Club (MCRRC).  Membership must be current in order to remain on the team. Visit the home page and click on “Join” for more information.

Team Code of Conduct

  • Members are expected to show good moral integrity, good sportsmanship, and respect towards team members, competitors, and MCRRC members at all times.
  • Members are expected to maintain personal health standards commensurate with participation in distance running events.
  • Members are expected to abide by all local, state, and federal laws.
  • Members are expected to be a good ambassador for the team not only in competitions and practices, but any event in which they may be representing MCRRC.
  • Members are expected to abide by WADA and USADA anti-doping rules and regulations.
  • Members are expected to meet and maintain the performance standards set by the Committee.
  • Members are expected to abide by the rulings of the Committee, with the understanding that questions and concerns may be addressed to members of the Committee for discussion and vote in Committee meetings.

Racing and Volunteering Schedules

Members of MCRRC racing teams need to compete on an MCRRC team in a series of races throughout the year. Team members are strongly encouraged to compete in at least 8 races in the Washington DC area on an annual basis. There could be assistance from the club for some of the race entry fees.  In the event a runner cannot fulfill the racing requirements due to injury or other factors, the runner can volunteer instead to fulfill obligations.

Time Standard
All members must also successfully meet or exceed the established time standards for their age and gender category in at least one (1) distance ( 1 mile through half marathon) within the previous 12 months.  The validity of these times will be determined by the racing team coordinators and committee.  The racing team coordinators will monitor the status of the time standards to ensure that all team members continue to satisfy the standard. The standards are as follows:

Female Male
<40 yrs old >40 yrs old <40 yrs old >40 yrs old
Time Pace Time Pace Time Pace Time Pace
1M 0:05:45.0 05:45.0 0:06:03.7 06:03.7 0:05:20.4 05:20.4 0:05:26.4 05:26.4
5K 0:20:30.0 06:36.8 0:21:45.0 07:01.0 0:18:30.0 05:58.1 0:18:50.0 06:04.5
8K/5M 0:33:10.0 06:38.0 0:34:53.0 06:58.6 0:30:44.0 06:08.8 0:31:19.0 06:15.8
10K 0:41:34.0 06:41.0 0:44:30.0 07:09.3 0:38:30.0 06:11.4 0:40:00.0 06:25.9
10M 1:10:30.0 07:03.0 1:13:30.0 07:21.0 1:03:30.0 06:21.0 1:04:00.0 06:24.0
13.1M 1:35:30.0 07:17.4 1:37:00.0 07:24.3 1:25:00.0 06:29


Current Race Team Members



Nico Crouzier Laura Ramos Argaw Kidane Cindy Conant
Ning Rui Sarah Flynn Chris Shaw Julie Sapper
Randy Smith Michelle Miller David Storper Lisa Chilcote
Shlomo Fishman Kristen Serafin Jeff Duyn Lisa Reichmann
Exavier Watson Silvia Baage Lee Firestone Emily Pierce
Yukun Fung Anna Bosse Mark Neff Andrea Marchesotti
Adrian Spencer Anne Falcone Paul Jacobson Jennifer Sample
Chad Merrill Kristen Galligan Robert Palmer Mary Bowman
Brian Murphy Jim Dahlem
Taylor Williamson John Whitridge
Miles Aitken Tom DiChara
Lokesh Meena Auke Mahar-Piersma
Alex Simon Wayne Breslyn
Thomas Rudowsky Richard Falcone
Ryan Hadley Erin Kelman
Chris Pruitt Peter Bandettini
Chris Sloane Roman Gurule
Jordan Acton
Rodney Rivera
Alex Booth
Thomas Selishey
Rollin Bresson

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