Reston Runners Policy on Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism
Reston Runners has and will continue to strongly support our Club and RRCA values and policies of inclusion and non-discrimination. However, in light of the shocking murders of George Floyd, our fellow runner Ahmaud Arbery, and too many others, we recognize that as Americans we have an opportunity and responsibility to become a more just society. We accept the challenge, on behalf of all our club members, to state and to live these values. In that spirit, the board today unanimously adopted the following statement.
Mike McCord, President, July 11, 2020
Registration for 10 Weeks to 10K - 2020 is CLOSED
This year's 10 weeks to 10K Program starts Monday, July 20th and has been completely redesigned to ensure participant safety.
Club Runs and Walks Have Resumed
As Virginia entered Phase 3 on July 1, Reston Runners resumed its club activities. We began our Interval Training Program on July 1, and will start our 10 Weeks to 10K Program on July 20th. We will also have resumed our Tuesday/Thursday runs and our weekend runs. Our activities will be governed by the safety protocols described below, in order to keep us in compliance with the Governor’s guidelines and those from our parent Road Runners Club of America.
Safety Protocols for Group Runs/Walks Issued – The Club has issued its Covid-19 Safety Protocols, governing how we will conduct our group runs and walks. The overarching principles are that as long as the Coronavirus remains a dangerous threat, it is essential for individuals to follow the current government guidance, as well commonsense safety protocols for group activity. These protocols are mandatory for participants in Reston Runners runs and walks. Please review them before you resume running with the club. I hope you will find them easy to remember and consistent with your own current practices.
Among other things, these protocols call for:
• not participating if you are feeling sick or ill, or have a fever, or if you have been in contact with someone that has had Covid-19;
• making a careful decision about participating if you are in a high-risk category (age or underlying medical condition);
• maintaining 10-foot distancing while exercising and 6-foot distancing at all other times;
• running and walking in line or in the zig-zag pattern in the RRCA Group Running guide (available through the safety protocols link) unless there is ample room to do so abreast or to pass; and
• being a good neighbor when encountering others.
See the link for more details. Compliance with these protocols should reduce risks to you and other Club members, demonstrate to others that we are being responsible, and hopefully reduce the likelihood that others will contact the authorities about alleged noncompliance with safety guidelines.
Bring your own water and sports drinks; communal water support will not be provided until further notice. There will be no organized post-run/walk breakfasts until further notice.
YMCA Reopens– The YMCA has re-opened now that Northern Virginia has moved into phase 2. See the Reston YMCA Website for information on activities offered, restrictions and making reservations.
Travel back vicariously with two, allways well written, race reports by Emmett Delaney recounting his experiences running both Marine Corps Marathon and the New York City Marathon weeks apart in 2013.
With sadness we note the passing of long time Reston Runner, Patrick Brown, Saturday, May 2nd. He leaves behind his loving partner Leslie, and son Justin. A private Funeral Mass was held on Friday, May 8 at 11:00 am. You may view the service or Pat’s obituary at https://adamsgreen.com/tribute/details/11354/Patrick-Brown/obituary.html#tribute-start
Congratulations to Holly Armstrong
On May 2, Reston Runner Holly Armstrong ran the entire 45-mile length of the Washington & Old Dominion trail to raise funds and awareness for the World Central Kitchen and their work in feeding those in need due to the coronavirus. Holly was assisted, both in terms of both run support and contributions, by many of her fellow Reston Runners, and raised over $4,000. Well done, Holly!
Connecting Through Social Media
During this period when we cannot connect with each other as we usually do, we encourage you to use social media to stay in touch. In addition to using your personal social media accounts to post pictures or updates of your workouts and any spring blossoms or wildlife you encounter while out and about, this Reston Runners site tells you how to post your photos on the club's pages. https://www.restonrunners.com/index.php/2-uncategorised/442-social-media
Runners Marathon of Reston
Due to the closure of Fairfax County Public Schools to outside users, and now to students as well, we are unable to hold the RMR this year. Please see the event website http://www.runnersmarathon.com/#intro-1 for more information. If you registered for this event you should have received an email from our Race Director Anna Newcomb on March 17 explaining your options and what will happen next.
Reston Runners on Social Media - A Great Way to Share & Connect to Reston Runners is on Social Media, a great way to stay informed and participate. From popular sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Meet Up, or Strava where you can upload and share runs. For more info, click HERE. Also one of our members has opened an Instagram account geared to our Run/Walking group. Check it out if interested: https://www.instagram.com/mollysmodsquad/
Annual Meeting & New Board of Directors
Thanks to everyone who took part in the Club's Annual Meeting and dinner on February 15, 2020 where the new Board of Directors for 2020 was introduced. You can see the officers and other Board members HERE. Thanks also to Luz Blakney for producing the slide show at the meeting which highlighted Club members and activities during the previous year. PHOTOS (Photo credit: Pablo Raffo).
VIEW Reston Runners 2019 Finanacial Summary.
The logo overall winner was Damien DeAntonio. Finalists were Selemon Getachew and Aleena Edwards. Thanks to all entrants, and to Calin Clinton and Mary Shedlock for managing the competition to update the Club Logo.
Many thanks to Donna & Mike for again hosting our festive annual Holiday celebration.!
(Click on the picture for a photo sample)
Non-Members & Guests
Non-members and guests are welcome at Reston Runners runs, walks, and activities, but Reston Runners, its officers, and members assume no liability in conjunction with their participation. By taking part, agreement with the following liability waiver applies.
Antelope Canyon 50 Miler - Read a great race report by Emmett Delaney
Board of Directors Meeting MinutesMinutes are available HERE.
Membership RenewalThanks to all renewing members! If you haven't already, please check your membership status and renew HERE.YMCA new members discount rates for Reston Runners: 15% discount. Family, 2 adults and full time students $95 per month, 65+ senior couple $72 per month. 8 per month, 65+ senior couple $65 per month.
Running Form - Tips From Runner’s World and Other Sources.
Photo Archives - Take A Stroll Down Memory Lane - Remember the Good Times!
Click on the photo or go to the top menu "Resources" and pull down to select "Gallery" to see club events of fun, friends, and fitness.