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Do You Belong to Any Local Running Clubs? If so, which ones?!

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Hi Everyone,
Below is a list of some of the running clubs in the Greater Washington DC area:
* Annapolis Striders
* Arlington Road Runners Club
* Baltimore Front Runners
* Baltimore Road Runners Club (BRRC)
* Baltimore-Annapolis Hash House Harriers (BAH3)
* BigBlue Running Club
* Chesapeake Bay Running Club
* Colonial Road Runners
* Cumberland Valley Athletic Club (CVAC)
* DC Front Runners
* DC Road Runners Club (DCRRC)
* Eastern Shore Running Club (ESRC)
* Falls Road Running
* Federal Hill Runners
* Fleet Feet DC Running Club
* Frederick Steeplechasers
* Girls On The Run (MD-DC-VA)
* Goddard Running & Orienteering Club (GROC)
* Howard County Striders
* Hughesville Running Club
* Loudoun Road Runners
* Mach Los Track Club (MLTC)
* Maryland State RCCA (MDRRCA)
* Montgomery County Road Runners Club
* Moutain Maryland Marathon Club
* Northern Virginia Running Club
* Pacers (Running Club & Store)
* Potomac Runners
* Prince Georges Running Club (PGRC)
* Queen City Striders
* Renaissance All Sports Athletic Club (RASAC)
* Reston Runners
* Seashore Striders
* Shenandoah Valley Runners
* Terp Runners (UMD)
* Tidewater Striders
* Virginia Happy Trails Running Club (NoVA)
* Washington RunHers Unlimited
* Washington Running Club (WRC)
* Westminster Road Runners Club (WRRC)

To which of the above clubs do you belong?

If you aren't already a member, I highly encourage you to join your local running club. Not only is it motivating, but it's also a great way to find running partners, stay in the loop with local running & racing events, make new friends, & participate in the community!

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    Guess I'll go first. I belong to the MCRRC & absolutely LOVE it! (It's one of the largest & most active clubs in the nation!)

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  • I don't belong to any, but I think I'm either going to join the Annapolis Striders or PGRC this year.

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    in reply to what Karen F. said:I don't belong to any, but I think I'm either going to join the Annapolis Striders or PGRC this year.

    Excellent! Are you going to sign up for any of their running clinics/programs?

    So are you training for any big events this year? How long have you been a runner?

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  • in reply to what P said:Excellent! Are you going to sign up for any of their running clinics/programs? So are you training for any big events this year? How long have you been a runner?

    I started running just over a year ago. I have a friend that did all her long runs for the Marine Corps Marathon with the Striders and said it was way easier and more fun than running by herself. I ran the Baltimore Marathon last fall and did all my long runs myself. I'm planning on doing Marine Corps this year, and thought it would be easier to do long runs with a group. I also want to go faster.

    I'm also doing some halfs out of the area (Myrtle Beach, Disney World and my hometown of Quincy, IL) and am gong to try a duathlon in western Maryland. Locally I'll probably do some shorter races and the Annapolis 10-miler if it fits in my schedule.

    What about you?

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  • Can you tell me how I can join the MCRRC group? I'm in the same county and it would be nice to join a running club to help me train.

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    Please see my running blog's sidebar for a complete list of links for running clubs in the DC-MD-VA area, http://seecoreyrun.blogspot.com.

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    in reply to what Ryan S. said:Can you tell me how I can join the MCRRC group? I'm in the same county and it would be nice to join a running club to help me train.

    Certainly! You can sign up to become a member at the MCRRC website. Here's the link to join, http://mcrrc.org/about.php. See membership links at the bottom of the club's description. The application can either be filled out online (https://www.signmeup.com/site/reg/register.aspx?fid=HB2V7K7) or via mail (http://mcrrc.org/applfm.html). (If you fill out the online app, you'll first need to register for Signmeup.com. Registration for Signmeup.com is free.)

    Current registration fees are as follows:

    Individual = $25/1 yr OR $40/2 yrs
    Family = $40/1 yr OR $70/2 yrs

    Look forward to seeing you at our club events & programs!

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    in reply to what Karen F. said:I started running just over a year ago. I have a friend that did all her long runs for the Marine Corps Marathon with the Striders and said it was way easier and more fun than running by herself. I ran the Baltimore Marathon last fall and did all ... read more

    Wow, you've only been running a year & you ran the Baltimore Marathon! That's fabulous!

    I'm running a bunch of races this year, all of which are listed on my blog's sidebar, http://seecoreyrun.blogspot.com. There are too many to list them all here. :)

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  • I run with DC Road Runners...and DCFIT in the Spring and Summer.

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  • team in training is absolutely awesome!!

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  • MCRRC is the only club for me. I have made many friends. There are great group runs and training programs.

    posted over 8 years ago | Report

  • I belong to one of the largest runnings groups in the area - Marathon Charity Partners (MCP), a coalition of smaller charities, that usually trains around 200 to 250 runners every year with most running the Marine Corps and Baltimore Marathons (Half & Full). I managed a small group of 13 runners representing a charity in this Coalition, when I joined MCP in 2005. My group alone has now trained over 100 runners and raised well over $100,000 for programs that focused on Education and rural development in emerging economies like India. So, you can imagine the volume of runners available to train with and the vast fund raising potential this charity umbrella offers. We share and learn from each other and this collaborative approach has definitely helped our runners to make new friends whom they normally wouldn't have known about or seldom have understood about the various causes represented by the charities in the umbrella.

    Please visit: www.runwithmcp.org to learn more about our charity training program, which is ranked among the best in the Washington, DC metro area. Here are the list of charities that train together in this coalition mentored & nurtured by the Arlington Cooperative Foundation:
    Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the National Capital Area, Run For Kids, Asha for Education, AIMS India Foundation, Iqraa, High Cloud Foundation, Foundation for Prader-Willi Research,National Association for Children of Alcoholics,American Red Cross Prince William Chapter, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 5th Pillar, Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse, Hope for Tomorrow & Capital Hospice.

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  • DC Capital Striders Running Group - www.dccapitalstriders.com

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  • I'm an Annapolis Strider. I'm not very active yet, but did a half marathon training program last winter and have run a few of their other races. It seems to be a pretty good group.

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  • I recently joined the Annapolis Striders - wish I hadn't waited this long. Seems like a great group of runners.

    posted almost 7 years ago | Report

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