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The frost-free Frostbite

Sunday, January 20 - Frost-free but the undulating course still had its bite. Runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators enjoyed a remarkably warm and precipitation-free window of opportunity for running the 35th RRRC Frostbite 15K. We had 848 finishers on the streets in Byrd Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. 


Congratulations to the top finishers and RRCA State Championship award recipients of the RRRC Frostbite 15K!

Overall Male - Ned Fischer (Richmond), 50:25.4 
Overall Female - Kerry Allen (Washington, DC), 58:22.8  
Master Male - Jeff Harrington (Lynchburg), 53:03.7
Master Female - Tressa Breindel (Richmond), 1:02:19.619:32.9
Grand Master Male - William Dinkin (Richmond), 59:36
Grand Master Female - Victoria Harness (Mechanicsville), 1:12:02.6
Senior Grand Master Male - Pete Gibson (Murfreesboro, NC), 59:46.5
Senior Grand Master Female - Deb Romig (Chesterfield), 1:24:11.5

And a BIG THANK YOU to the large number of volunteers that were needed to make Frostbite a success! The race could not have happened without your service. We also want to thank the many officers of the Richmond City Police Department who helped to keep us safe along the roadways. And finally a another BIG THANK YOU to race directors Mara George and Chris Mason.

THANK YOU to our sponsors Good Run Research & Recreation, Richmond Road Runner Store, Dunkin' Donuts, Gatorade and Road Runners Club of America. And thank you to Richmond City Public Schools for access to the Amelia Street School 

- Thank you to our volunteer photographer Ed Kelleher

You can view the photos and scroll through them HERE or look for the photos tab on the race website. You also can search for photos by bib number or name and link to photos from the individual's race results page. One disclaimer...the bib number tagging program is good, but it is not perfect.

Volunteer Rewards Program for 2019

ImageIn 2018, RRRC put on 18 races with over 7,500 finishers (plus numerous kids runs). If the Toy Run had not been snowed out, we would have had over 8,000 finishers and a 13+% increase in finishers compared to 2017.

We want to recognize the volunteers who make our club races a success. At the end of each quarter, we will randomly select 18 volunteers to receive a gift certificate (2 for $50 & 16 for $25) -- a total of $500 in rewards. And just to clarify...this rewards program is separate from the Grand Prix competition and is open to all volunteers at our club races.  

To be eligible for the "drawing," a volunteer must sign up to volunteer in advance (at least 24 hours before the start of the main race) via RunSignUp.

You get 1 entry in the quarterly drawing for each race for which you sign up in advance AND for which you show up and volunteer.
You can get 1 extra entry for signing up by midnight of the fifth day before the race (e.g., Tuesday for a Sunday race). 
You can get extra entries for volunteering for certain positions: 2 extra entries for volunteering as the Truck Assistant; and 1 extra entry for volunteering as a Course Marshal, Water Stop Leader or Lead/Sweep Bike.
Volunteers designated by our VP-Operations as Timer, Truck Driver and Registration/Check-In Guru get 5 entries for each race.  
While you can have multiple entries for each quarterly drawing, you can only receive one reward per quarter.

The extra entries in the drawing are to: 
1) recognize volunteers who commit well in advance for volunteer assignments at RRRC club races, which helps the race director know that key volunteer positions will be filled on race day.
2) recognize the importance of, and difficulty recruiting volunteers for, certain positions that are critical to the safety of runners and walkers during our events.

The program has already started with the volunteers for First Day 5K. The first "drawing" will be in early April and we'll recognize the Volunteer Reward recipients on the website and in a club email.

Grand Prix Finalists for 2018

Congratulations to the 101 RRRC members who through their race participation as runners and walkers and as volunteers at club and contract races achieved Grand Prix Finalist for 2018!

CLICK HERE to view the list of Finalists.


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.



Race Volunteers Needed

2/2-3/30 - Winter Marathon Training - Need Water Stop Volunteers (Earn 1 Grand Prix contract event point)

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

2/23 - Contract Race - Shiver in the River 5K - Finish Line Only

2/12 (Tuesday morning) - Run with the Governor - Course Marshals Only - Grand Prix participants earn 1 contract event point 

3/10 - RRRC Huguenot 3 Miler @ Robious Landing Park - All Positions

3/23 - Contract Race - SPCA 5K & Dog Jog - Finish Line Only

4/28 - RRRC Carytown 10K & Kids Run - All Positions

5/11 - Contract Race - Holton Hustle 5K - Finish Line Only

5/18 - Contract Race - Autism Society 5K - Finish Line Only

5/26 - RRRC Stratford Hills 10K - 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 has hooded sweatshirts with a NEW RRRC logo

ImageThey feature new RRRC artwork celebrating RRRC's 40th Anniversary! You'll be seeing the new RRRC logo in various versions in 2019.

These cotton/poly hooded pullover sweatshirts are for sale online on the RRRC Store for $20.00 + tax.

SPECIAL OFFER: Free shipping on orders over $60

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