Supporting running in the metro Richmond area
The RRRC Annual Banquet allows the club to recognize the accomplishments of its members. There are numerous awards including the Grand Prix winners, Club Championship winners, the Club Spirit Award and the Sports Excellence award.
The evening's program includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner, an after-dinner speaker, prizes and awards. Hors d'oeuvres begin at 6 p.m. with dinner following at 6:30 p.m. Cash bar available.
This event is open to all RRRC members and their guests. Please come out and help us recognize the hard work that all of the volunteers put into the club.
Cost and Registration
Registration for the banquet will open the weekend of December 17.
The event is complimentary to Grand Prix finalists and their guest. It is also complimentary to club members who volunteered during the year. Additional tickets may be purchased online for $30/each attendee. All attendees must RSVP to attend. (If you say you are attending and do not make it, you will be charged for the dinner.) Please RSVP HERE before Monday, January 23 at 11:59pm.
The Meadowbrook Country Club (804-275-7865) is conveniently located just off Chippenham Parkway at 3700 Cogbill Road. (Chippenham to Hopkins Rd. toward Richmond, turn right onto Cogbill, travel 0.5 miles, turn left into Club at brick pillars, follow road to parking lot and clubhouse.)
Volunteers are needed to help with the planning of the event. If you would like to help, contact Nancy at RUJJakubec@aol.com
Country club casual (no jeans, no t-shirts) or as dressy as you wish.
About the Speaker - Dick Beardsley
Motivational. Inspirational. Captivating. Dick Beardsley is a best selling author and professional motivational / inspirational speaker who speaks at Fortune 500 companies, sporting events, schools, non-profit organizations, conferences, conventions and many corporations. His comfortable style and inspiring message has endeared him to audiences all over the world. In 2002, Dick received the Minnesota Meeting & Events Assoc. "Best Speaker Award."
Dick's Amazing Story
For a brief moment in the early '80s Dick Beardsley became the most famous runner in the world - by losing a race. In the 1982 Boston Marathon, Beardsley, foiled by a motorcycle that cut him off near the end, finished two seconds behind Alberto Salazar in a contest often called one of the most memorable in marathon history. It was the closest finish ever at the world's premier marathon, and both runners broke the course and the American records. This famous 1982 Boston Marathon has also been dubbed the "Duel in the Sun".
Dick's best selling book Staying the Course recounts the stunning race that made Dick Beardsley a celebrity and the difficult years that followed. His story of overcoming extreme obstacles speaks to anyone who loves competition, who has survived catastrophe, or who has pursued a seemingly impossible goal.
Never self-pitying, Staying the Course is inspirational, demonstrating just how much can be endured no matter how long and arduous the race - and the value of what is learned along the way.