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Grand Prix 2019 -- OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Sign UpRRRC's Grand Prix is a competition designed to keep you challenged and motivated to continue running throughout the year. Grand Prix is open to all ages and costs nothing to join, but you must be a registered member of RRRC and you must SIGN UP. This program rewards you for activities that you are already doing, running and volunteering. By completing the program, you are considered a Finalist, and receive a high quality gift and a free invitation for you and a guest to our annual banquet. Click here for the complete 2019 Grand Prix rules. 

Want to go for Iron Runner or Titanium Runner...and some extra swag and bragging rights? First, you must SIGN UP for Grand Prix. Then you must run all of the club races (except for one) plus meet the other Grand Prix Finalist criteria. See the Grand Prix rules for the details.

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Bear Creek 10 Mile Trail Run

Thank you for joining us today for RRRC's Bear Creek 10 Mile Trail Run. We hope you enjoyed your trail run through the forests of Bear Creek Lake State Park and Cumberland State Forest. We promised that the "the trail crosses several creeks, has numerous short hills and includes some challenging sections with fallen trees across the path and roots and mud underfoot." We hope you weren't disappointed.

CLICK HERE FOR RACE RESULTS

ImageCongratulations to todays top finishers:

Overall Male - Emmett Saulnier, 1:14:16 
Overall Female - Kate Gardner, 1:24:18  
Master Male - Joe Urbanski, 1:24:16
Master Female - Chrissie Blevins, 1:43:03



We offer a SPECIAL THANK YOU to Barry Kreisa on his last year as the race director of the Bear Creek 10 Mile Trail Run. He carried on the traditions of the race over the years and has now trained his successors (yep...two needed to replace him) to carry the torch for this unique Richmond Road Runners Club race. Thanks to the VOLUNTEERS at the water stops and road crossings and at check-in and the finish line. And finally, thank you to the rangers and staff of Bear Creek Lake State Park


ImagePHOTOS - CLICK HERE for some photos posted on RRRC's Facebook page (courtesy of Glenn Melton) and CLICK HERE to view a few photos (iPhone quality) posted on the race's website.

Mark your calendar for Sunday, December December 8, 2019 for the next running of the RRRC Bear Creek 10 Mile Trail Run. Registration will open in early September 2019.






Miles & Minutes Nov-Dec 2018

We hope a lot of you picked up the print version from the RRRC booth at the Marathon Expo. If not...here's the digital version.

Contents

  • President's Message
  • Foot Notes: Unsound Running Form Part 1
  • Feature: How far would you go? My organ donation journey
  • Patrick Henry Half Marathon
  • Race Results: Inaugural Governor's 5K
  • Feature: Kate Fletcher - Louisa teacher runs 100 miles on a high school track to raise money for the community
  • Feature: Mindful Running
  • Volunteers
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Group Runs
  • Club & Race Calendar

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Race Volunteers Needed

12/1-3/30 - Winter Marathon Training - Need Water Stop Volunteers (Earn 1 Grand Prix contract event point)

1/1 - RRRC First Day 5K, presented by Davenport & Company LLC - Need All Positions

1/12 - Contract Race - megsmiles 5K for the Journey - Online sign-up is closed*

1/20 - RRRC Frostbite 15K - Need All Positions (Earn 2 Grand Prix points volunteering on race day)

2/17 - RRRC Sweetheart 8K, presented by TowneBank - Need All Positions

* Online sign-up is closed, but you can still show up and volunteer. Please make sure to sign the volunteer check-in sheet!

RRRC is an Ambassador for the St. Michaels Running Festival 

ImageHead to picturesque St. Michaels, Maryland on Saturday, May 18, 2019 to run the "flattest, fastest 13.1 in the Mid Atlantic." Recognized as one of the TOP 100 HALF MARATHONS IN THE USA, the beautiful USATF-certified course is built to help you reach a new PR. With an elevation that averages between 8 and 10 feet (with its highest peak at 16 feet) you are certain to enjoy the scenic views and serene setting while cruising along the course. Almost 1,400 runners completed the half marathon in 2018. The Festival also offers a 5K run/walk and a 1K kids fun run. For more information, visit the St. Michaels Running Festival website.  

SIGN UP HERE. Use code AMBROSIE for a $10.00 discount at checkout.

RRRC Store - Now powered by Shopify

  • Improved product display
  • No processing fee on Store orders
  • Simple shipping choices
  • New, lower cost shipping option for purchase of single shirt

We have technical running shirts, car seat covers and some hats/visors.

You can have your order shipped to you...or you can pick it up a a Club meeting and save on shipping. 

RRRC Member Discounts at Other Races

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

Image2019 CASA Superhero Run 5K and Kids' Run (May 4, ,2019) at St. Joseph's Villa supports the Court Appointed Special Advocates program to help make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children. RRRC members are eligible for a $5 or $2 discount on race registration. For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

ImageTravel to coastal Carolina for races from the 5K through the marathon: Run Holden Beach (Jan 19); Run Oak Island (Feb 16); Run Sunset Beach (March 30). Use code save10 at checkout for a $10 discount on your registration. For more information and to register, CLICK HERE



ImageThe Colonial Relays -- Colonial /200 (Charlottesville to Williamsburg, April 26-27) and Colonial /70 (Hanover to Williamsburg, April 27) -- offer relay running fun through the Virginia countryside for teams of 4-12 runners. Use codes CR200_2019_RRR or CR70_2019_RRR for a 25% discount on team registration for the Colonial Relays. Next price increase is December 1! To learn more about the races and to register CLICK HERE