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RRRC Quarantown 10K is underway!


The Carytown 10K is now the Quarantown 10K!

Although we can't run the streets of Carytown #Ctown10k, you can run or walk your own April 10K in RVA.

RRRC Quarantown 10K is a Virtual Race

- Run/skip/walk your 10K anytime during the month of April. 
- Report your time or just that you finished, and we'll mail you a commemorative magnet. #QTown10k
- Most importantly, please share your accomplishment on your favorite social media platform as we all want to celebrate your success!

Remember, we don't care how you complete your 10K, just do it -- on the streets, a road, a trail, or a treadmill. You also have #alltheoptions as to how you can complete this. You can do one 10K, two 5Ks, ten 1Ks, 10K worth of loops around your home or apartment building, or even complete 10K equivalent minutes worth of running in place in your living room. Oh, and if you do the latter...you get extra credit! 

Already registered for the Carytown 10K? Check the Quarantown 10K website for your options. 


SignUp   Price: RRRC members $5.00; non-members $10.00 

Note for this virtual event only we included the RunSignup processing fee in the pricing.

Grand Prix 2020 Participants: Finish the Quarantown 10K to get one (1) club race point for the Grand Prix and Iron Runner competitions. There will be no overall or age-group place points.



RRRC College Scholarships -- Help us get the word out to send in those applications!


RRRCers, it's that time of the year again! In 2020, RRRC will award up to three (3) $2,000 scholarships to students who have and will contribute to the running community and represent the beneficial aspects of running as a healthy lifestyle. 


To be eligible, a student must be:

  • A graduating high school senior who resides or attends school in the Richmond area;
  • Accepted at an accredited institution of higher education; and
  • 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).

If you know of a high school student that meets these criteria, have them click College Scholarship for the details and the application. All applications and documentation must be received on or before midnight, May 31, 2020.  

You may direct any questions to Kirk Millikan, RRRC Scholarship Committee Chair, at scholarship@rrrc.org.

Donate   Support the Scholarship program by donating to the Scholarship Fund!

 



Governor's Executive Order 55 (2020)

An excerpt, bold added for emphasis.

"To the extent individuals use shared or outdoor spaces, whether on land or on water, they must at all times maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person, with the exception of family or household members or caretakers. Individuals may leave their residences for the purpose of: ... 


e. Engaging in outdoor activity, including exercise, provided individuals comply with social distancing requirements; ..."

Effective March 30, 2020 and will remain in full force and in effect until June 10, 2020, unless amended or rescinded by further executive order.


Volunteer Rewards Program 1st quarter 2020 recipients

ImageCONGRATULATIONS to the 18 volunteers who were selected at random to receive a gift card as a small token of RRRC’s thanks for their volunteer service at Club races during the 1st quarter of 2020. 

  • Joe Amico (course marshal)
  • Debbie Bader (check-in x2)
  • Lesley Brocato (check-in)
  • Welcon Chafe (course marshal)
  • Suzen Collins (course marshal & volunteer coordinator)
  • Jennifer Daniels (check-in x 2)
  • Marcy George (check-in guru x 2)
  • Sandra Gray (finish line & check-in)
  • Patty Henson-Dacey (check-in x 2)
  • Larry Holstrom (course marshal x 2)
  • Rasmi Ranjan Mishra (finish line x 2)
  • Steve Nolan (truck driver)
  • Eddie Parsley Jr (course marshal x 2 & truck assistant)
  • Edward Paterek (course marshal x 2)
  • Won Rinthalukay (course marshal)
  • Suzi Silverstein (check-in)
  • Jenni Treadwell (course marshal & check-in)
  • Blair Wilcox (check-in)

To be eligible for the drawing, a volunteer had to sign up to volunteer in advance (at least 24 hours before the start of the main race) via RunSignup for one or more of the club races (First Day 5K, Frostbite 15K, Sweetheart 8K, Huguenot 3 Miler). 154 volunteers earned a total of 414 entries in the drawing. Some obviously improved their odds of being selected by having multiple entries, because they: volunteered at more than one race; signed up early to volunteer (by midnight of the fifth day before the race); and/or volunteered for certain positions that earned them extra entries (e.g., course marshal or truck assistant).  

The Volunteer Rewards Program will be on hold until we resume in-person club races. Click here for more details about the Volunteer Rewards Program.





A few words from your RRRC Officers

These are challenging times.

We will do our best to continue to engage and connect runners and walkers in the RVA community. We'll be using email and social media to stay in touch. As needed, we'll put on other low-cost virtual events to help keep us all motivated to stay physically active. 

We will work with our race directors to continue the behind-the-scenes planning for upcoming RRRC races so we all can gather on the roads and trails again when that is allowed. Those races may open for sign up later than usual and may be low-frill, but we plan to be ready.

We thank the wise leadership of RRRC over years past. RRRC established and has maintained a healthy financial reserve that will allow this organization to weather these uncertain times. 

We encourage you to stay physically active. We're preaching to the choir, but you know that running and other forms of physical activity offer untold benefits to our own and our communities' well-being.

3/22/2020



RRRC Store

ImageUse code FREESHIPPING on your next order of $20 or more!

IN STOCK
 with the new club logo
- Waterproof bags
- HeadSweats visors 

- UltraSport SeatShield Car Seat Covers
- Racetrackers Dri-run Two Vent Running Cap
- 40th Anniversary Sweatshirts

The Store also has technical race shirts and tanks (now only $8.00) and Polar Bottles® (now only $8.00).

CHECK OUT THE STORE!