Supporting running in the metro Richmond area
To all RRRC Grand Prix and Volunteer Recognition Banquet invitees:
Well, folks, I knew I shouldn’t have complained about the warm January weather. As you’ve no doubt heard, the Richmond area is about to get hit by a major snowstorm late this week, and as much as we hate to do this, we’re forced to postpone the banquet until Feb. 27.
We didn’t make this decision lightly, but in the end it simply became a matter of safety – for you, and for the catering staff at Meadowbrook Country Club. Runners by nature are a rugged lot, but we shouldn’t be luring you and your loved ones out onto the roads on a day when police will be urging you to stay home.
So, mark the date – Saturday, Feb. 27, same speaker, same time, same place. And do me a favor – pray for good weather.
Thanks, and run safely,
The (MOST)Advanced 10K is an RRRC program designed to increase your overall 10k speed and conditioning in order to improve your spring 10K race time.
Wednesday (6:00pm-7:00pm) – remaining 4 teams
We are proud to announce that the RRRC Championship Events For the 2015-2016 Grand Prix Competition Year will be the:
Bear Creek 10-Mile Trail Race 12/06/15
Carytown 10K 04/24/16
Cul De Sac 5K #1 07/11/16
Patrick Henry Half Marathon 08/27/16
Notice: Dates of the events are subject to change and verification.
For each of the above events, the first male and first female RRRC member in each respective division (see below) will be awarded the designation of Club Champion for the contested distance with regard to the Grand Prix Year 2015-2016.
Awards will be presented at the RRRC Banquet, which is generally held in January following the end of the Grand Prix year (10/01/15 to 09/30/16).
The championship age categories are the Open Division (any age), the Masters Division (40-49), and the Veterans Division (age 50 and up).
The rub: The Championship Competition Awards are to be given only to RRRC members having an active membership on the date of the respective contest. Not a Member? Then sign up prior to the race, as no retroactive consideration will be given.
All award determinations and related decisions are arrived at by the Club Championship Panel, and are final.
Details on this year's edition which includes a Half Marathon option can be found here:
The 2014-15 Grand Prix Competition is in the books. Did you make it as a Finalist? Are you getting the awesome Grand Prix Finalist Swag? Check the results here and find out:
If you have a green asterisk you are a Finalist!
If not you will have to work harder next year.
As usual the Grand Prix Poobahs must admit that there is a statistically infinitesimal chance that an error has been made (though neither one of us will want to own up to it). However, should that occur, please email Rosie and Ralph at email@example.com and we will investigate.
New GP rules for 2016 are posted here:
Also, as a reminder the 2016 Grand Prix Registration is still open! Click here to register before it closes on 11/30:
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
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)
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 ..