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The Speaker for the annual volunteer banquet in early 2016 will be Don Kardong

Don Kardong

Don's Biography

  • President of the Road Runners Club of America (1996-2000)

  • Since August of 2004 has been Race Director of the Lilac Bloomsday Run.

  • Graduate of Seattle Prep (1967)Stanford University (B.A. Psychology, 1971);  and the University of Washington (B.A. English, 1974; Teaching Certificate)

Athletic Background:

  • Began running during sophomore year of high school as a way of staying in shape for basketball. Ran competitively sophomore, junior and senior years, both cross country and track, for Seattle Prep. Finished 2nd in the state cross country meet, 1966, where the team tied for the championship. Best track times included a 1:58 half-mile, 4:30 mile, and 9:24 two-mile (indoors).

  • Ran four years of cross country and three years of track at Stanford, missing one season of eligibility (1969) while attending Stanford-in-Britain. Was a member of Stanford's second place NCAA Cross Country team in 1968. Finished 4th (13:28) in the NCAA 3-mile in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1970. Finished 2nd behind Steve Prefontaine in the 1971 PAC-8 3-Mile in 13:19.8. Is the Stanford record holder at two miles, three miles and six miles, and had a best mile time in college of 4:03.2. Coached by Marshall Clark while at Stanford.

  • After graduating, ran a first marathon of 2:18:06 (February, 1972), and went on to compete in the 1972 U.S. Olympic Trials in the marathon and 10,000 meters. Finished 6th in both events. In 1974, ran a 3-mile in 12:57.6 in Eugene, Oregon, becoming the 5th fastest American 3-miler of all time. Also in 1974, ran a personal record of 4:01.9 in the mile. In 1975, was a member of the U.S. Track and Field Delegation to the People's Republic of China. In 1976, competed in the International Cross Country Meet in Chepstow, Wales.

  • On May 22, 1976, finished 3rd in the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon (2:13:54), and was 4th in the U.S. Olympic Trials 5000 meters a month later. Finished 4th in the Olympic Marathon in Montreal (7/31/76), running a personal best of 2:11:16, missing the bronze medal by 3 seconds. Was selected "Road Runner of the Year" by the Road Runners Club of America in 1976.

  • Winner of the 1976 Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta and the 1978 Honolulu Marathon. Has continued to compete in major road races since then, including competition as a masters (over age 40) runner. Won the 1987 Le Grizz 50 Mile Ultramarathon in 5:58:37 (10/10/87). In recent adventures, has raced to the top of the Empire State Building, through the streets of Saigon in the first International Ho Chi Minh City Marathon, and across the Grand Canyon and back in one day (41 Miles).

Here he is in front of some guy named Prefontaine ..

Upcoming RRRC Events

UPCOMING RRRC EVENTS

Moonlight, Patrick Henry Half and Das Bier Run are all open for Registration!!

See details in our list of events below.

See also Volunteer opportunities in the upper left hand corner of this page.

Grand Prix News

The 2014-15 3rd Quarter Grand Prix Results are out!  View them here:

2014-15 3rd Quarter Grand Prix Results

As usual, please don't tar and feather Rosie and Ralph if you spot an error.  Instead, send us an email at grandprix@rrrc.org and we will investigate.

New GP rules for 2016 have been approved by the Board and are posted here:

RRRC New Grand Prix

Finally, the moment you have all been waiting for, the 2016 Grand Prix Registration is open!  Click here to register:

2015-2016 Grand Prix Registration

Miles and Minutes - July - August Issue available

View our latest award winning Miles and Minutes issue here:

July - August Miles and Minutes

2015 RRRC Summer Track Series New Location and Schedule!

RICHMOND ROAD RUNNERS CLUB

2015 SUMMER TRACK SERIES

AT University Of Richmond Track (NEW LOCATION)

June 17 - August 5

SPONSORED BY:

The Richmond Road Runners Club & Road Runner Running Store

2015 RRRC Summer Track Series details

(click the lick for the document)

June 17, June 24, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 5

Registration will start at 6:00 pm, with all participants responsible for providing their registration forms at the starting line or to the meet Director prior to their first event.  Events will start no later than 6:30 pm in the order indicated above.  Participants will need to be in the starting area when first call is announced, in order to receive heat assignments.  The time between events will be determined by the number of participants.  "Predict Your Time Mile" winner is the entrant closest to their prediction, no watches!

 

  • NO spikes longer than ¼ inch allowed on the Track

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN A WAVIER NO EXCEPTION BEFORE STEPPING ON THE TRACK.

RRRC Upcoming Featured Events and Training Teams

For details of a specific race, click on each event below or see the full calendar at RRRC Event Calendar.

RRRC either Administers or provides some type of Race Service for all of these races.

For some of these, volunteers are needed. Please see our Volunteer information at Volunteer Details

Many, many other community races and running events not affiliated with RRRC can be found on the Community Calendar

Races marked as RRRC Championship are explained at RRRC Championship Details

 
 
 

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