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July, 2017

  • 31 July

    It’s the Going Green Track Meet Friday Night!

    Come one, come all you track lovers! It’s time for the Going Green Track Meet on Friday night! The event kicks off at 6:45 PM with the Young Runs, followed by various heats of the 2 mile, mile and 4×400 relay! Please see the race webpage for an exact lineup of events. Please note that *new this year* the event …

  • 25 July

    Are YOU Ready to RUMBLE?

    IT’S ALMOST HERE! The half marathon your mother warned you about…. Do you love running hills? Do you love running in summer heat? Does the DC area humidity inspire you to get out and sweat it out? If you said yes to any of these questions, or even if you didn’t, come out and run the infamous Riley’s Rumble Half …

  • 18 July

    Parks Half Marathon Gives Back!

    Dear Parks Friends, You probably already know that the Parks Half Marathon is the best value in town.  For just $69, you get to run a half marathon through some of the most beautiful park land in the county AND receive a beautiful finisher’s medal, a commemorative Under Armour technical shirt, and a finisher’s premium — all on top of a fantastic finisher’s …

  • 13 July

    Registration is OPEN for the 10K Program!

    Are you dreaming of fall running and all the great programs that MCRRC hosts that time of year? Well, so are we! Shannon, Eva and Cortney are excited to take the helm of the 10k program this August and hope you join us for an exciting season that starts in the heat and ends in (potentially) frost! Hard to believe …

  • 5 July

    Important – Start Time & Location Reminder for Midsummer Night’s Mile!

    The START TIME for Friday’s Midsummer Night’s Mile is at 7:00 PM and the LOCATION is at Gaithersburg High School! Details are available on our website! We hope to see everyone there!

  • 3 July

    Come out to Midsummer Night’s Mile on Friday Night!

    Dust off those spikes for the Midsummer Night’s Mile Friday night at Gaithersburg High School. It is a track mile, run in heats, and part of our Championship Series. The anticipated heats are: Runners with expected times greater than 8:45. Runners with expected times greater than 7:50 up to 8:45. Runners with expected times greater than 7:00 up to 7:50. …

June, 2017

  • 26 June

    Challenge Yourself at This Weekend’s Little Bennett XC!

    Next up in our low-key series is Saturday’s Little Bennett XC! This race features a challenging 10K loop course in Little Bennett Regional Park, Clarksburg, MD. Mainly single-track trail, hilly & rocky in places, beginning and ending in the horse trailer park near the golf course on Prescott Road in Hyattstown. This race is part of MCRRC’s cross-country series and …

  • 17 June

    Register for Suds & Soles!

    Ah, those lazy summer days are upon us! School is almost out, summer vacations are planned, you can almost smell the smoke from your backyard firepit…. BUT WAIT! Before you get TOO comfortable in your new summer routine, have you registered for summer’s BEST new race yet?! Suds & Soles is less than two weeks away! Remember, last year there …

  • 14 June

    Online Registration is CLOSED for Run for Roses!

    Online registration is CLOSED for MCRRC Run for Roses 5K scheduled for Saturday June 17, 2017 at 8 a.m. at Wheaton Regional Park. This fun summer race is also part of the Maryland RRCA Women’s Distance Festival Grand Prix Series, now in its 28th year.  If you didn’t get to register online, there is on-site registration at the race location beginning at 7 am, however no team …

  • 13 June

    Time is Running Out to Register for Suds & Soles!

    Ah, those lazy summer days are upon us! School is almost out, summer vacations are planned, you can almost smell the smoke from your backyard firepit…. BUT WAIT! Before you get TOO comfortable in your new summer routine, have you registered for summer’s BEST new race yet?! Suds & Soles is less than two weeks away! Remember, last year there …

  • 8 June

    Join us for our NEWEST & GROOVIEST XC race!

    *** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT *** Dear MCRRC Members, We are pleased to announce the addition of a far out, new trail race to our low-key race series! Join us on August 13th at 8:00 AM for the Groovin’ Woodstock XC 7K at the Woodstock Equestrian Center –  be there or be square! Flower children are welcome – wear your beads & fringe …

May, 2017

  • 31 May

    2017 Parks Half Marathon Goals

    Keep your eyes on the PRIZE! Hi Parks Friends! Official Spokesdog here to talk to you about goals. They say to keep your eyes on the prize, not on the obstacles. In my case, the prize is BACON.  The obstacles are my humans and this kitchen table. But notice the focus? That unbroken gaze? I didn’t give up that day …

  • 30 May

    2017 Parks Half Marathon – NEW COURSE FOR 2017!

    Dear Parks Friends, As many of you may know, the State of Maryland is looking to place a light rail system, connecting Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties – this project is referred to as the “Purple Line.” If the Purple Line is approved, the final two miles of the traditional Parks Half Marathon (PHM) course (Georgetown Branch Trail) will no …

  • 23 May

    Price Increase for the 2017 Run for Roses!

    Prices increase for the 2017 Run for Roses on Memorial Day Monday, so if you’re thinking about signing up — what are you waiting for? This special race is for ladies only & is a part of the Women’s Distance Festival. Sign up to run on a team with your mother, daughter, grandmother or granddaughter & receive a beautiful long …

  • 22 May

    Join Us for a Memorable & Annual Tradition – the Memorial Day 4 Miler!

    This coming Memorial Day Monday features the club’s annual tradition – the Memorial 4 Miler. This year, MCRRC is pleased to have a special guest, wear blue Bethesda at this year’s Memorial Day 4 Miler.This Memorial Day, wear blue Bethesda invites you to join a Circle of Remembrance before the race. The Circle of Remembrance will commence at 7:40AM near the race …

  • 17 May

    This Weekend – the Germantown 5 Miler!

    Come out this weekend for the annual Germantown 5 Miler on Saturday, May 20th, which runs around Seneca Meadows Corporate Center! This family-friendly event includes a 5 mile race, a two mile family fun run, and the Sports Plus 1K kids run. An important part of the kids run is that it will incorporate kids from the Sports Plus running program. The beneficiary for …

  • 17 May

    No Track Tonight 5/17

    Dear members – The track at the college remains closed through this evening due to graduation.  It should re-open for our permitted time next Tuesday. As always, if you are part of a training program, check with your director for an alternative plan.

  • 10 May

    NO TRACK TONIGHT 5/10/17

    The track at the college is closed tonight due to graduation.  There will be no track availability.  Please plan for an alternative workout.  If you are training with a program, please look to your program director/ Yahoo! group for further instructions. We will keep the club posted on the track availability for next week, upon confirmation from the college.

  • 9 May

    On Your Mark, Get Set……

    GO! Race your way through MCRRC’s BUSY month of May! First up this weekend, is one just for the kids! Bring them out to Bohrer Park for our annual Kids on the Run on Saturday the 13th! This fun event features a distance for even the littlest runner – choose from 100m, 1/2 mile or 1 mile & be sure …

  • 1 May

    Next up – La Milla de Mayo!

    The 2nd Annual La Milla de Mayo will be held this Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. La Milla de Mayo (The May Mile) is the perfect one-mile run/walk for those new to running or wanting to improve their mile in a fun, block party atmosphere in Olde Towne, Gaithersburg. Participants are invited to celebrate the race’s …

April, 2017

  • 26 April

    Why Pay More?! Price Increases are Looming….

    Hi Members! Looking to bump up that “rainy day” jar? We can help! On Monday morning, the registration fees for TWO of our upcoming races will be going up! We don’t want you to miss out on the early price, so if you are on the fence about registering for either of these, you may want to consider signing up …

  • 25 April

    Next up – Capital for a Day 5K!

    We hope everyone has recovered from taking on the Pike’s Peek 10K! Next up is MCRRC’s Capital for a Day 5K! Come out this Saturday & run “only a 5K” (because you can say that now). This great race is part of our low-key series & is a Championship Series event. Bring the kids! The event also features a .25 …

  • 22 April

    Pike’s Peek 2017 – Runner Instructions

    Welcome to the 2017 Pike’s Peek 10K and Kids Fun Run, presented by the Montgomery County Road Runners!  We are looking forward to a great race day. Please help make the race an enjoyable and safe experience for everyone by reading these runner instructions. Many details are also found on our website. PACKET PICK UP Saturday, April 22, 10:00am – 6:00pm …

  • 14 April

    Register TODAY for Kids on the Run!

    Spring has sprung so get out and RUN! Sign the kids up for MCRRC’s Kids on The Run on Saturday, May 13th There is sure to be a race distance for every ability! What It Is Kids on The Run offers these four distances: 100M Toddler Trot (ages 4 and younger) Half-Mile One-Mile 2K Kids Marathon* (see below for Marathon details) …

  • 13 April

    New CPR Classes!

    Dear Coaches & Race Directors – We are pleased to announce that beginning in July, MCRRC will partner with Adventist Health Care to offer a new series of CPR classes! The classes will be offered monthly, on a Saturday or a Sunday, and will be held at 11 AM at the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital facilities in Rockville. The cost …