Arlington, VA - The RRCA is pleased to announce the 5th Annual RRCA National Race Shirt Contest. This is an opportunity to showcase your event from a little different angle. The RRCA is seeking shirts (long or short sleeve, cotton or performance) from 2012 events hosted by RRCA members. Only one shirt per event is needed, size does not matter. A club hosting multiple events can submit entries for multiple races.
**The race shirt must have the RRCA logo on it to be considered for judging**
All entries should be mailed to the RRCA National Office at 1501 Lee Hwy, Ste 140, Arlington, VA, 22209 by March 1, 2013. Please include the name of the event, event date, location, host club, contact name, contact email, and contact phone number with the shirt.
Local Running Stores Vie for Top Honor at 37th Marine Corps Marathon
QUANTICO, VA -The Potomac River Running Store of Reston, VA has claimed victory in the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Running Store Team Competition for the third consecutive year. Running stores in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. organized 10 co-ed teams of three to five runners who participated in the 37th MCM on Sunday, Oct. 28.
The 37th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) was the culmination of an effective and unparalleled online and social media community-building effort that reached a potential audience in excess of 11 million individuals, race officials announced.
The Oct. 28 event was held in Arlington, VA, and the nation's capital. The comprehensive communication effort was anchored by a dynamic and inspiring Facebook page, an informative website, an upgraded web-based navigational support application and a runner tracking service that provided instant updates of runners' times from the course via email or text message, over an individual's Twitter feed or on a participant's Facebook page, officials said.
Sophie Chase of Burke, Va., and Sean McGorty of Fairfax, Va., won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) South Regional Nov. 24 5K at Charlotte, NC.
The girls’ race was led by a loose pack of runners, until the 2.5-mile mark when Chase made her move away from the lead group of six runners at the bottom of the hill. She claimed the title in 17:05. Karis Jochen, a senior from College Station, Texas, finished second in 17:07, with Maggie Drazba of St. Marys, W.Va., placing third in 17:10. Chase is a three-time FLCCC National Finalist and Jochen is a two-time FLCCC National Finalist.