Stride Clinic

Imagine... being able to walk into a real clinic, start running, and have experts (running coaches, photographers, physical therapists, and foot doctors) at your disposal to give you an in-depth evaluation of your running style! Trouble with recurrent, bothersome injuries or just got hit with a new one? Just want to know how to run faster or in less pain? Then, step into the realm of the MCRRC's Stride Clinic. Want to know more? Read on!

The Stride Clinic is currently being held at ProAction Physical Therapy, 11820 Parklawn Drive, Suite 120, Rockville MD 20852.  It is a couple of blocks away from RNJ Discount running store. There is plenty of free parking.

Perhaps you'd like to review some Stride Clinic photos by Bob Fabia.

Remaining 2014 Stride Clinic dates:

  • December 6, 2014

Register here for the 2014 Stride Clinic.

2015 Stride Clinic dates:

  • January 10, 2015
  • February 7, 2015
  • March 7, 2015
  • April 18, 2015
  • May 9, 2015
  • June 6, 2015
  • July 11, 2015
  • September 12, 2015
  • October 3, 2015
  • November 7, 2015
  • December 5, 2015

Register here for the 2015 Stride Clinic.

You must be a MCRRC member to book a clinic appointment. If you are not a member, we welcome you to join. Please see About MCRRC and read on about membership information.

When you choose a Clinic date you will also be choosing a time slot.  There are three time slots per Clinic day: 10:00am, 10:45am and 11:30am. You should plan to spend at least 45 minutes at the Clinic.  Thus, you can schedule an appointment in advance, knowing the exact time and date of your Clinic visit. It is easy to register for the Clinic, select the link below and it will take you to a secure server. Once there, be sure to follow all of the instructions to ensure your registration is confirmed.

*** New! Athletes ages 12 & up are now welcome to participate in the Stride Clinic.  PLEASE NOTE: ALL PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN THROUGHOUT THE DURATION OF THE CLINIC. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Each Stride Clinic registration will require a non-refundable payment of $30. This cost is still much less than you will pay anywhere else for a similar analysis and will help the club to recover part of the costs associated with providing this excellent service. For this small charge, you will be evaluated by an assortment of specialists, including a coach, physical therapist, podiatrist, nutritionist, and shoe expert and will receive a stylish Cool Max Stride Clinic shirt. If for some reason you need to change your confirmed appointment, you will be allowed to reschedule, but only if it is greater than five days before your scheduled date.  This policy is described in detail at the online registration site; however, if you have any specific questions, please contact the MCRRC Office at office@mcrrc.org.

Prior to your appointment at the Stride Clinic, you must complete a Stride Clinic Evaluation Form and bring it with you to the clinic.  You will receive an email containing instructions about your appointment, as well as a copy of the Evaluation Form, the week before your scheduled appointment.  If you do not receive this e-mail, please contact the MCRRC Office at office@mcrrc.org.