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Exclusive MCRR Hoodies!









I have a very exciting announcement that has been months in the making.

We have HOODIES!

I’ve wanted these for the longest time, and we finally got it all together and made it happen. They’re lightweight and adorable.

There are very limited quantities, and when they are gone, that’s it, we won’t be reordering. So get what you need right away. The weather is currently perfect for them.

The women’s is the soft green color and the men’s are grey. They fit a little snug, so if you are between sizes, maybe go up, although my regular size did fit me fine (as did our lovely model’s here).

Order online and you can either pick it up at my house (I’ll leave it out) or you can pay the shipping cost and I’ll send it right to you.

These would also make great gifts!

Order here: GET HOODIES!

MCRR – Who Are We?

Now that we’re into our new year, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about MCRR.  There seems to be some confusion as to what we do, what we don’t do, and where we stand in the running community.

MCRR is organized as a member club of the Road Runners Club of America.  All rostered MCRR members are also RRCA members.  We should be aware of the RRCA’s stated purpose:

“The RRCA promotes and encourages distance running as a national and international competitive sport, and it improves national fitness and health by supporting running and jogging.  Toward those goals, the RRCA promotes and conducts races or other running activities; disseminates information on running via publications, presentations and educational programs; takes part in or conducts research; makes awards; offers management guidance to member organizations; and does related activities.”

From the MCRR about page:

“We are “every runner”.  There is a place for everyone within this club.  Our club members range from those that simply run to stay in shape to those that live to compete.  We are slow and fast.  We run just one mile or have done one hundred mile races.  We are Boston qualifiers and we are just getting ready for our first 5K.  We have been running for less than a year and we have been running our whole lives.  We are ever evolving in our goals.”

As a nonprofit RRCA member club, MCRR considers itself a community benefit organization.  It accepts dues which are spent by volunteer board members (elected by club members in an annual secret ballot).  These board members spend dues in the following ways:
* As a member club of the RRCA, a portion of these dues are paid to the parent organization, for which we are provided insurance and organizational assistance.  Every member of our club is protected by this insurance at any MCRR-sponsored event.
* MCRR uses funds to help organize and sponsor charitable events and encourge members to provide community benefit.  A great example this year is the volunteer incentive program which rewards MCRR members for volunteering their time at community benefit events.  Occasionally, some of these events will list MCRR as a partial beneficiary of funds, which helps futher offset costs to members.
* Events are subsidized or wholely paid for by MCRR funds.  This includes picnics, the annual banquet, and several direct member benefits throught the year.  Many people don’t realize that each banquet ticket we sell or event we sponsor has costs associated that are not passed on to members by way of entry or ticket fees.  Every ticket sold at a club-only event is sold at a material loss.

It is important to recognize what MCRR is NOT.  At no time do we:
* Sell products, services, or sponsor or promote any profitable concern.  We invite sponsors to take part in our charitable events and may invite community specialists or businesses to speak at our club meetings, and our members and officers may share their personal opinions on products or services, but at no time does the club profit from or recommend any product or service above any other
* Derive financial benefit from the sale of products or services or from generating goodwill leading to the sale of products or services
* Exclude members from our events.  It is clear from our about page that we are and always intend to be an inclusive organization.  Not all events work out for all parties, but we will do what we can to accommodate everyone, and we encourage our members to reach out for us for assistance.  We are all in this together.
* Distribute funds to officers or board members by way of salary or compensation.  All of our officers and board members are volunteers.  We may pay for products or services that benefit the members of the club or the community at large, but at no time are our volunteer board members or officers financially compensated for their service in that capacity.

Finally, remember that our board meeting dates and times are published, and members are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in the governance of MCRR.  We exist to serve our membership, and our membership guides and governs our actions.

Thanks for taking the time to listen, and have a great 2015!

2014 MCRR Quickie

Quickie 1

The Annual MCRR Quickie was held on May 26. The first and fastest finishers were Rick Roman for the men, and Angela Demchuck for the women. Chuck Jambe won the prize for the closest predicted time.

Thanks to Renee Harden for directing.

Here are all who ran:

Jack Reilly
Barb Clutter
Angie Kovacs
Keith Johnston
Chuck Jambe
Alana Roman
Alex Bartschi
Chip Jenkins
Jim Persichitti
Liz Bartoe
Dave Sours
Adriana Lockman
Corey Lockman
Lisa Eliason
Jack McDaniel
Chase Merriman
Dave Eliason
Brian Rosenstock
Dan Horvath
Rick Roman
Harold Dravenstott
Alan Dravenstott
Angela Demchuk
Katia Demchuk
Felicia Fago
Ryan Berthold
Steve Combs
Bob Pokorny


Link to the photos by John McCarroll

Double Trouble Packet Pickup

Packet pickup is currently underway at Second Sole in Medina (5016 Grande Blvd).

They are open Friday from 10-7 and Saturday from 10-6.

Packets can also be picked up on race morning.

Online registration is closed, but you can register day-of at Second Sole.

See you there!

MCRR Annual Family Picnic!


    For club members only and their families.

When: Sunday, August 14, 2011 Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Buckeye Woods Park in Medina Ohio
Deerview Lane off Layfayette Rd or Deerview Lane off of Rt 162

Club will provide Food and Soft Drinks*

Chicken, Rigatoni, Beans, Hot Dogs
Bring a desert or side dish if you like but not required.

Fun, Games and a Kids Fun Run are planned.

Please RSVP by 7/24/11 with number of adults and children with ages of children. Kids fun run distances to be determined by age.

RSVP to Nancy-
or Debbie-

Anyone interested in volunteering for set up, kids run/games, or clean up please contact Nancy or Debbie at the e-mails above.

*Please No Alcoholic Beverages Allowed

Down & Dirty Trail Race Results

We had some last minute course changes, which made the official distance of this race 3.1 miles. We had an awesome turnout for our trail 5k. 24 runners, which worked out perfectly as we had 24 cupcakes to distribute. Always great when everyone gets one that wanted one.

Things got a little hairy when 2 big groups finished at once, so if your time is incorrect PLEASE let me know so I can fix it.

Here are the results:

1. Joe V 20:15
2. Patrick F 21:03
3. Bob P 22:55
4. Ladd C 24:32
5. Kevin M 24:35
6. Connie G 25:28
7. Dan D 25:46
8. Alan D 26:01
9. Matthew B 28:58
10. Bob B 29:01
11. Dan B 29:15
12. Shannon F 29:36
13. Leigh L 30:50
14. Marsha C 33:21
15. Harold D 35:25
16. Chris K 35:28
17. Dave R 35:35
18. Drew L 35:42
19. Savanna A 35:47
20. Alysen D 35:55
21. Shirley L 38:28
22. Elizabeth M 38:29
23. Dawn G 46:54
24. Jen H 46:54

Our prediction winners were Savanna Armbruster (off by just 23 seconds!) Connie Gardner and Alysen Dwyer.

Hope to see everyone at our next free race, the Buckeye Woods 15k Relay! More info here: