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The latest Miles & Minutes

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  • President's Message
  • Health & Fitness: The Warm-Up
  • Club News
  • Foot Notes: Unsound Running Form
  • Volunteers
  • Feature: Member Milestones
  • Feature: Meb Video Chats
  • Feature: The RRRC Race Team
  • Feature: Forty and Done
  • Race Results: Sweetheart 8K, Huguenot 3 Miler, Carytown 10K
  • Group Runs
  • Merchant Discounts
On the cover: Mike Levins reaches for a quick splash of water at Frostbite. Photo courtesy of Ed Kelleher.

Got a story to share? Submit it to Miles & Minutes for an upcoming issue! Please keep article submissions to under 1,000 words. Don't forget, your written submission will earn you 2 points toward the 2019 Grand Prix!  If you're interested or have any questions, please contact Mark O'Brien at

RRRC accepting applications for college scholarships

ImageThis year, RRRC will award up to three (3) $2,000 college scholarships to students who have and will contribute to the running community and represent the beneficial aspects of running as a healthy lifestyle. All applications and documentation must be received on or before midnight, May 31, 2019.

To be eligible, a student must be:
1.     A graduating high school senior who resides or attends school in the Richmond area;
2.     Accepted at an accredited institution of higher education; and
3.     Involved in running in some capacity (e.g., as a cross-country or track team member, as a team manager or trainer, as a member of a running or track club, or volunteer in a running activity).
For more details and the application form, visit our College Scholarship page.

DONATE to support RRRC's College Scholarship Program

Proposed Amendments to RRRC's Constitution and By-Laws

The Club's officers are proposing amendments to the Club's Constitution and By-Laws that will be considered under new business during the Club meeting on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. The meeting begins at 6:00 PM. The location will be announced at a later date. 

All RRRC members in attendance at the Club meeting on June 12 are eligible to vote on any action to approve amendments to the Club's Constitution and By-Laws.

The proposed amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws address, but are not limited to, the following areas:
  • Adds agreeing to the Club’s Code of Conduct as a requirement for membership.
  • Identifies duties of directors who are not serving as officers. 
  • Revises elements of the requirements and process for election as an officer or as a director, including but not limited to:
         - Candidates for election must have been a member for at least 12 months prior to nomination.
         - Nominating committee presents slate at the October meeting.
         - Nominations accepted from the floor at the November meeting.
         - Candidates for president and treasurer are subject to a criminal background check before the election.
         - Election requires a vote in favor for each officer and director position by a majority of ballots cast.
  • Revises authority of the Board to fill vacancies in elected officer or director positions. 
  • Adds authority of the Board to remove an officer or director for illegal activity or for failure to fulfill duties.
CLICK HERE to view the full text of the Constitution and By-Laws with the proposed amendments (additions in red and underlined; deletions struck through). 

If you have any questions about this announcement and proposed action, please contact RRRC's President Ralph Gibbs at

RRRC Race Team had a great day at the Carytown 10K

ImageSunday, April 28, 2019 - The RRRC Race Team took lots of first places in RRRC's Carytown 10K, the second race in the challenge series with race teams from Tri Cities Road Runners and Fredericksburg Area Running Club.

They do look sharp in their RRRC Race Team gear!
The next and final race in the challenge series will be the Fredericksburg Area Running Club's Downtown Mile on Saturday, July 20. 
Continued thanks to the RRRC Race Team organizers and coaches, Rosie Schutte and Bill Kelly.

Safe Sport Act Compliance

April 16, 2019 - Road Runners Club of America recently published guidance on what is required of its affiliate clubs (e.g., RRRC) to be in compliance with the “Safe Sport Act" (Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017), which was enacted by Congress and became federal law on February 14, 2018. 

To ensure the Club’s compliance with the Safe Sport Act, the RRRC Board of Directors adopted a Safe Sport Act Compliance Policy and a revision to the Club’s Code of Conduct at its April 10, 2019 meeting.

If you have any questions about the new policy and the change to the Code of Conduct, please contact the RRRC President, Ralph Gibbs, at

RRRC Store

ImageJust arrived...Racetrackers Dri-run Two Vent Running Cap. Constructed to fit with a low profile, the cap is made from a super lightweight, moisture wicking material and features two mesh "air flow" panels on either side of the cap.

Embroidered with the new multi-color RRRC logo!

The cap features an absorbent terry cloth sweatband on the inner rim to really help you stay dry! 

One size only, but adjustable with an easy to use, Velcro and fabric strap closure.

We also have technical race shirts and tanks, sweatshirts, car seat covers and Polar Bottles®.

SPECIAL OFFER: Use coupon code SHIPFREE for free shipping (good through May 31, 2019).

RRRC Member Discounts at Other Races

Races without at coupon code listed will check your club membership during the race registration process. 

ImageThe Colonial Relays -- Colonial /200 (Charlottesville to Williamsburg, September 13-14) and Colonial /70 (Hanover to Williamsburg, September 14) -- offer relay running fun through the Virginia countryside for teams of 4-12 runners. RRRC Runners -- Use codes CR200_2019_RRR or CR70_2019_RRR for a 25% discount on team registration for the Colonial Relays. To learn more about the relays and to register CLICK HERE.