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Run Performance Lab (Formerly Stride Clinic)

2017 Lab dates:

  • January 7, 2017
  • February 4, 2017
  • March 4, 2017
  • April 15, 2017
  • May 6, 2017
  • June 3, 2017
  • July 8, 2017
  • September 16, 2017
  • October 7, 2017
  • November 4, 2017
  • December 2, 2017

What is it?

The MCRRC Stride Clinic has been a member benefit for the last 17 years and is presently undergoing some major upgrades.  It is comprised of a volunteer staff of running coaches, podiatrists, physical therapists, massage therapists, and shoe experts. Each participant runs on a treadmill and is evaluated by each of the experts, who transcribe their thoughts and dispense information (as well as a free, high quality t-shirt) to everyone. We are in the process of researching videotaping techniques to add to your experience.  We strive to make this clinic high quality and something that will advance the club and make it’s members proud. We are pleased to introduce the newly branded Run Performance Lab.

Because every runner is unique we take a personalized approach.  One of the joys of running is the continual process of development and achievement.  Whether you’re a new or experienced runner, the Run Performance Lab can help you reach your goals to improve fitness, minimize injury, or take your running to the next level.  

Registration

You must be a MCRRC member to make an appointment for the Run Performance Lab.  Labs are held monthly (see dates).  If you are not yet a member, we welcome you to join.  Please see About MCRRC for membership information.

Registration is easy, click here to register to follow the link to the secure server.  Please follow all of the instructions to ensure your registration is confirmed.    You can choose from three appointment times:  10:00am, 10:45am and 11:30am.  

Please arrive at the lab 10 minutes before your appointment.  You should plan to spend at least 45 minutes at the lab.

The lab is held at the offices of ProAction Physical Therapy located at 11820 Parklawn Drive, Suite 120, Rockville, MD 20852 (phone 301.881.2273).  There is plenty of free parking.

About Our Professionals

Volunteers are key to the success of all MCRRC programs, and the Run Performance Lab is no exception.  Our professionals have a diverse and deep field of experience and running knowledge.  They are eager to answer your questions. Click to learn more.

The September 2016 issue of MCRRC’s Intervals features inspiring articles about TWO of our Lab (formerly referred to as “Stride Clinic”) Professionals- Coach Betty Smith and Physical Therapist Rachel Miller.

When running is a lifestyle calling, you remain mission-ready for any possibility life throws your way.  Dr. Betty, as called by club members, is that kind of runner. Read about her mission-ready running heroics for kids during and after the 9-11 attack on the Pentagon as well as a feature on the club’s own Rachel Miller in the issue’s “Runner Profile.”

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

Each 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. 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.

Prior to your appointment, you must complete an 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 Halsey Sinclair at racesupport@mcrrc.org.