Competitive Racing Team

Background and Goals

The MCRRC racing team was established in the spring of 2013 to assemble and recognize highly talented and competitive members of MCRRC, promote competitive distance running among club members, and increase the visibility of MCRRC within the broader running community. The program establishes racing teams to compete at races in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.  

Read more in this Intervals Article.

Meet our Members

The 2014 Team members include:

FemaleMale
OpenMasterOpenMaster
Dionis GauvinLisa ChilcoteMiles AitkenJeff Duyn
Christina PapouliasCindy ConantAlex BoothLee Firestone
Courtney PernaKellie RedmondNicholas CrouzierDavid Haaga
Laura RamosJulie SapperKeith FlandersPaul Jacobson
Lisa ReichmannJennifer SchwartzYukun FungMark Neff
Jennifer Sample Andrew HowardTom Offenbacher
Rachel Smith Miguel PerezFrank Perna
  Randy SmithJordan Snyder
  Taylor WilliamsonKevin Yates

MCRRC Membership

All racing team applicants and members must be registered as a member of the Montgomery County Road Runner Club (MCRRC).  Membership must be current in order to remain on the team. Visit the home page and click on “Join” for more information.

Benefits of Membership

In addition to the pride in representing MCRRC, members of the competitive racing team will receive a racing team singlet and long-sleeve zip-up or jacket.  Runners will also receive complimentary entries into selected MCRRC races and possibly subsidized entries to local races and team competitions. 

Time Standard

All members must successfully meet or exceed the established time standards listed below for their age and gender category in at least one (1) distance within the previous twenty-four (24) months.  The validity of these times will be determined by the racing team coordinators and committee.  

Female

Male

 

<40 yrs old

>40 yrs old

<40 yrs old

>40 yrs old

 

Time

Pace

Time

Pace

Time

Pace

Time

Pace

1M

0:05:45.0

05:45.0

0:06:03.7

06:03.7

0:05:20.4

05:20.4

0:05:26.4

05:26.4

5K

0:20:30.0

06:36.8

0:21:45.0

07:01.0

0:18:30.0

05:58.1

0:18:50.0

06:04.5

8K/5M

0:33:10.0

06:38.0

0:34:53.0

06:58.6

0:30:44.0

06:08.8

0:31:19.0

06:15.8

10K

0:41:34.0

06:41.0

0:44:30.0

07:09.3

0:38:30.0

06:11.4

0:40:00.0

06:25.9

10M

1:10:30.0

07:03.0

1:13:30.0

07:21.0

1:03:30.0

06:21.0

1:04:00.0

06:24.0

13.1M

1:35:30.0

07:17.4

1:37:00.0

07:24.3

1:25:00.0

06:29.3

1:28:00.0

06:43.1

26.2M

3:15:00.0

07:26.2

3:25:00.0

07:49.1

2:59:00.0

06:49.6

3:04:00.0

07:01.1

Racing and Volunteering Schedules

Members of MCRRC racing teams need to compete on an MCRRC team in 5 of the 10 races listed below. The entry fee for races denoted with an “*” will be covered by the Club. In the event a runner cannot fulfill the racing requirements due to injury or other factors, the runner can volunteer instead to fulfill obligations.

May 2014- July 2014

  • Germantown 5 Miler - Maryland State RRCA Championship Series - Saturday, May 17, 2014
  • Lawyers Have Heart 5k/10k - Saturday, June 14, 2014
  • Rockville Twilighter 8k - Saturday, July 19, 2014

August 2014- September 2014

  • Dog Days 8K - Sunday, August 3, 2014
    (6th race of the Maryland RRCA State Championship Series)
  • Larry Noel 15K - August 31, 2014 - 5:00 p.m.
    (7th race of the Maryland RRCA State Championship Series)
    *Please note evening race
  • Market Street Mile September 13, 2014.
    (8th race of the Maryland RRCA State Championship Series)
  • Dave Herlocker Memorial Bachmann Valley Half Marathon - Sunday, September 28, 2014 
    (9th race of the Maryland RRCA State Championship Series) 

October 2014-December 2014

  • Army 10 Miler - Sunday, October 12, 2014
  • Vets Day-10K - Sunday, November 9, 2014
  • US Road Racing Championships - Sunday, November 16, 2014
  • Jingle All the Way - Sunday, December 7, 2014

Members of the MCRRC racing teams will volunteer for two (2) Club events of the individual’s choosing. Events could include being a pace coach (counts as 2 events), volunteering at a race, or giving a presentation to a training program, such as First Time Marathon Program or Speed Development Program. In addition, members will help organize the team coordinator with logistics for one race per year.

Team Code of Conduct

  • Members are expected to show good moral integrity, good sportsmanship, and respect towards team members, competitors, and MCRRC members at all times.
  • Members are expected to maintain personal health standards commensurate with participation in distance running events.
  • Members are expected to abide by all local, state, and federal laws.
  • Members are expected to be a good ambassador for the team not only in competitions and practices, but any event in which they may be representing MCRRC.
  • Members are expected to abide by WADA and USADA anti-doping rules and regulations.
  • Members are expected to meet and maintain the performance standards set by the Committee.
  • Members are expected to abide by the rulings of the Committee, with the understanding that questions and concerns may be addressed to members of the Committee for discussion and vote in Committee meetings.

Application and Selection Process

The application deadline has now passed and 2014 team members will be selected soon. Thank you for your interest!

A committee will review applications. Selection will be based mainly on fastest performance across a range of distances, but consideration may be given to club participation either as a runner or volunteer when deciding between applicants with similar racing times.  The 2014 Race Team roster will be announced late December on MCRRC-Info Yahoo! Group.