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Competitive Racing Team

Background and Goals

If you are a competitive runner in the DC area please consider joining our team! We are seeking talented runner for our Open and Masters teams for the 2017 calendar year.

Established in the spring of 2013, The MCRRC Competitive Race Team is co-ed, racing team based in the Washington, DC area. The team was established to recognize highly talented runners within MCRRC, promote competitive racing among club members and increase the visibility of MCRRC at races. We compete in track, cross country, road, and trail races. Our members are post-collegiate, parents and professionals united by a love of running fast and competing hard.

2017 Racing Team Members

Open MaleOpen FemaleMasters MaleMasters Female
Nico CrouzierDagmar SalazarArgaw KidaneCindy Conant
Ning RuiLaura RamosChris ShawElizabeth Thomas
Randy SmithSarah FlynnDavid StorperJulie Sapper
Shlomo FishmanMichelle MillerJeff DuynLisa Chilcote
Exavier WatsonEva RodeznoLee FirestoneLisa Reichmann
Yukun FungSilvia BaageMark NeffEmily Pierce
Adrian SpencerJennifer van der SlootPaul JacobsonMiriam Mintzer
Matthew HoweRobert PalmerJennifer Sample
Brian MurphyScott KoonceMary Bowman
Taylor WilliamsonJohn Whitridge
Miles Aitken

Qualifications for consideration for the team include the following: 

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 attire with the MCRRC logo to be worn when racing.  Runners will also receive subsidized entries to some local races and team competitions.

Time Standard
All members must also successfully meet or exceed the established time standards for their age and gender category in at least one (1) distance ( 1 mile through half marathon) within the previous 12 months.  The validity of these times will be determined by the racing team coordinators and committee.  The racing team coordinators will monitor the status of the time standards to ensure that all team members continue to satisfy the standard. The standards are as follows:

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

Racing and Volunteering Schedules

Members of MCRRC racing teams need to compete on an MCRRC team in series of races throughout the year. Team members are strongly encouraged to compete in the required races (To be determined). There could be assistance from the club for some of the race entry fees.  In the event a runner cannot fulfill the racing requirements due to injury or other factors, the runner can volunteer instead to fulfill obligations. All team members are encouraged to volunteer at Run for the Roses 5k in June. Additionally, assisting with the cross country series for kids is strongly advised.

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

If you are interested in applying for a team and/or have any questions, feel free to email us at racingteam@mcrrc.org.