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Renew Membership Now!  See You in 2014!

New Membership Renewal Now Active

As announced in previous updates and at last week's General Membership Meeting, beginning in January 2014, BRRC will renew all members at the beginning of the year.  This change will allow the Club better management of membership and qualification for the Grand Prix Series and other Club awards.  To make the renewal process more convenient, renewal is now open.  Plus, if you renewed or joined anytime in December, your membership is active through 2014.  Thank you for your understanding as we make this change.

Register or renew now at this link.
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General Membership Meeting Election Results and Awards

The BRRC 2013 General Membership Meeting was held Thursday, December 12.  At the meeting, the 2014 BRRC Board was elected.  The results are as follows:
  • Tim Satterfield - President         
  • Brian Flowers - Vice President   
  • Christy St. Clair - Treasurer       
  • Lori Guenthner - Secretary        
  • Christian Creutzer - Delegate      
  • Betsy Schwartz - Delegate          
  • Maureen Hall - Delegate          
  • Bob McCubbin - Delegate           
  • Johnny Lyons - Delegate  
  • Jeannette Lussi - Delegate           
  • Rob Santoni - Delegate.
Congratulations to the new Board members.  A special "Thank You" to Robin Goodwin (President), Sarah DeSantis (Secretary), Amelia Conlon (Delegate), Jennifer Zanni (Delegate), and Earl Swartzendruber (Delegate) for their service in 2013.

Grand Prix Series Awards were also presented at the meeting.  A new award design was unveiled featuring a graphic created by member a
nd new Delegate, Johnny Lyons.  For a complete listing of GPS Award winners, see the final standings here.  Congratulations to the winners and all members who committed to and qualified for the Grand Prix Series.  We hope to see you out there again in 2014 starting with the GPS 8 Miler on January 26.   
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Happy Holidays from BRRC!

During this holiday season, we appreciate the value of our running friendships, the companionship provided by our training groups and group runs, and the friendly competition of our many races.  Most importantly, we appreciate the commitment to running and to the club of our members and tireless volunteers.  As you enjoy the holidays, we hope you will tie on the shoes, fit your fingers into gloves, and hit the road as a proud member of BRRC.  We look forward to seeing you out there.  Happy Holidays from BRRC!
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Middle Distance Training Group Winter-Spring Program to Begin Soon

On January 9 at the Goucher College track, the BRRC Middle Distance Training Group (MDTG) will begin its Winter/Spring program.  Are you interested in training for one of the Spring half-marathons or perhaps the famous Cherry Blossom 10 Miler?  Have you always wanted to try a training group but have never taken that first step?  Have you thought about track work as part of your training but failed to get out?  The MDTG provides a wonderful opportunity to work with RRCA certified coaches to execute a training program that will help you achieve your race results.  And, it's free!  All that is required is BRRC membership and a willingness to show up at the sessions and run.  All paces are welcome.  See here for more information.
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Join BRRC at Across the Bay 10K

BRRC is fielding a team at the Across the Bay 10K race! Email Ginnie Welsh at vjwelsh@gmail.com if you’re interested in signing up. She has a few team-discount slots and access to some of the Ambassador codes for a 10% discount. You can also join the team if you’ve already registered. Ginnie has instructions for how to do that, as well. The race is half sold out, and there are only two more ticket-sale waves, one in January and one in March. The first wave sold out in 4 days, and the entire race will be sold out by mid-March.

Race Results

Masters 5K December 8, 2013
5 K | Pulse Health & Fitness
NCR Trail Marathon and Two Person Relay November 30, 2013
Chase the Geezers November 17, 2013
5 Miles | Loch Raven Reservoir
GPS Cross Country Race November 10, 2013
3.8 Miles | Parkville Middle School
 

Father Time Frolic Kicks Off New Year

Join us on January 1st to ring in the New Year at the Father Time Frolic, a predicted time race that features prizes to the top six winners.  This does not mean the six fastest runners, but rather the top six participants to come closest to their predicted time for this 5 mile race at Loch Raven.  No watches allowed!  Predict your time at the start of the race and see how you do.  It's also a great way to burn off those holiday calories, and what better way to start the New Year than with a race!  We will meet at Peerce's Plantation for registration starting at 8:15.  The race begins at 9:00 am.  $2 for members and $6 for non-members.  Race Directors, Bailey and Christy St. Clair.  Contact them to volunteer.

Seeking Volunteers

We are seeking members to volunteer with events in 2014.  There are opportunities for directing races, assisting with races, and helping with club administration.  Our strength as a Club is dependent on the commitment of our volunteers.  Please let us know that you would like to help.

Quote of the Month

“The distance runner is mysteriously reconciling the separations of body and mind, of pain and pleasure, of the conscious and the unconscious. He is repairing the rent, and healing the wound in his divided self. He has found a way to make the ordinary extraordinary; the commonplace unique; the everyday eternal.”
― George Sheehan, Running & Being: The Total Experience

About BRRC

The Baltimore Road Runners Club was founded in 1971 by Les Kinion to promote running for both the recreational and the competitive runner.   The BRRC is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization sanctioned by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA).

Our current membership includes runners of all abilities and ages who can enjoy our events on the road, track or trails.  Whether your goal is to run a marathon or to get into shape, you will find other club members who share your interests.  We offer programs and opportunities for the newcomers to the experienced.   

As an active member of the Baltimore Road Runners Club you will enjoy the benefits of our organized training programs, sponsored races, social outings, and volunteer opportunities. There are plenty of fun and exciting activities scheduled throughout the year.

Copyright © 2013, Baltimore Road Runners Club, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 9825
Baltimore, MD 21284
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