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No Thanks Dad 5K this year


RRRC has decided to cancel the Thanks Dad 5K this year. We will not offer a virtual event as a replacement.  

We do encourage you to run on Father's Day in memory of Pete Neal and to think about and honor all of the fathers, grandfathers, and father figures in your life.


Virtual Stay at Home 10K 

We had 172 folks sign up and 154 post results for their virtual Stay at Home 10K. #stayhome10k

Thank you to our sponsors who provided several prizes for randomly selected runners/walkers: Outpost Richmond, Lunge Yoga and Road Runners Running Store

Thank you to our Race Director (and RRRC President) Nikkia Young.



Virginia Governor's Executive Order 65 (2020) and Order of Public Health Emergency 6


This Executive Order is effective June 5, 2020 for Virginia's "Phase Two easing of certain temporary restrictions due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) excluding the City of Richmond and the Northern Virginia Region."

We're sharing relevant excerpts that guide decisions on club races and training programs.

A. EASING OF BUSINESS RESTRICTIONS

13. Recreational Sports

Indoor and outdoor recreational sports activities are permitted, provided participants and organizers of recreational sports activities comply with the Guidelines for All Business Sectors and the sector-specific guidelines for recreational sports expressly incorporated by reference herein. Such guidance includes, but is not limited to, the following requirements:

a. Ten feet of physical distance must be maintained by all instructors, participants, and spectators, with the exception of incidental contact or contact between members of the same household. This applies during instruction and practice and during competitive events. Competition that involves close contact with other athletes must be avoided.

b. The total number of attendees (including both participants and spectators) of outdoor recreational sports cannot exceed the lesser of 50% of the occupancy load of the venue, if applicable, or 50 persons. For sports played on a field, attendees are limited to 50 persons per field.

B. CONTINUED RESTRICTIONS

2. All Public And Private In-Person Gatherings

All public and private in-person gatherings of more than 50 individuals are prohibited. The presence of more than 50 individuals performing functions of their employment is not a “gathering.” A “gathering” includes, but is not limited to, parties, celebrations, or other social events, whether they occur indoors or outdoors.

When will races be back? No one really knows.

This Runner's World article https://www.runnersworld.com/races-places/a32249569/running-races-after-coronavirus/ is worth a read. It includes the following from Jean Knaack, Executive Director, Road Runners Club of America:
Knaack is worried that a rush to resume racing could harm running’s reputation. “You don’t want a race to become a contagion cluster,” she says. “It’s like the cruise industry. Their reputation is destroyed right now. We don’t want that to happen in the running industry if it’s too much, too soon.”

 

New Miles & Minutes

CLICK HERE to open the latest issue.

Contents
- President's Message
- 2020 RRRC Banquet
- Cover Story: Midlothian Marathoner Competes at Olympic Trials
- Feature: Running with Pride
- Volunteers
- Feature: Annual Banquet Through the Years
- Feature: Grove Avenue Water Stop Turns 10
- Club News: Meet the New RRRC Leadership
- Merchant Discounts

On the cover: Keira D’Amato of Midlothian charges toward the finish line of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta, where she finished 15th and set a new personal record. Picture courtesy of Linda D’Amato

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 2020 Grand Prix!  If you're interested or have any questions, please contact Mark O'Brien at milesandminutes@rrrc.org. The deadline to submit for the next issue is May 13.

 

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

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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!