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2013 Pump & Run Results

A great time was had by all, both runners and volunteers alike, at the 2013 MCRR Pump & Run 5k. We couldn’t have been luckier with the weather, either!

A huge thanks to our sponsors and volunteers who made the race possible, and to all the competitors who came out to inspire us all.

Results for this event can be found under the Races -> Pump & Run tab.

John McCarroll graciously photographed this event, and those photos can be found on his SmugMug page. Thanks, John!

Running With a Mission 5k

The Sherwin-Williams Women’s Club and The City Mission present:

Running with a Mission 5K Run and 1.5 Mile Walk.

Proceeds benefit Laura’s Home Women’s Crisis Center.

For more information or to register <a href=”″>visit their site</a>.

This race takes place inside the Cleveland Zoo and includes admission!



New Event! Road Rage Pump & Run 5k


Just run the 5k, or participate in the Pump & Run.  Either way, it’ll be a great race!  Join us!

  • Date: June 28th, 7pm race time, Pump times 5pm – 6pm
  • Wadsworth Rittman Hospital 195 Wadsworth Rd, Wadsworth
  • Online registration available at
  • Cash prize $50 1st place male/female Pump and Run and $150 1st place male/female 5k
  • Age Group awards
  • $20 preregistered, $25 after June 21st (must be received by), Pump and 5k $25 preregistered, $30 after June 21st
  • Unisex t-shirt for first 100 preregistered participants
  • Post Race party with Race specials at the Galaxy Sports Bar and Patio (201 Park Center Drive Wadsworth)

Bench Chart

*must be 18 or over to participate in Pump

Age Contestants will bench press

18-39 Men 100% of body weight/Women 70%

40-49 Men 90% of body weight/Women 60%

50-59 Men 80% of body weight/Women 50%

60 + Men 70% of body weight/Women 40%


Bench Press Rules

  1. Bench Press weight amount determined by Age and Gender. Lifting weight will be rounded to nearest multiple of 5.
  2. Rep begins at full arm extension, then lowered until bar touches chest, then back to full extension. No resting pause! A noticeable resting pause at either of these positions will nullify the rep.
  3. Shoulder blades and buttocks must stay in contact with bench at all times. Feet must remain flat on ground at all times. Failure to maintain this posture will nullify the rep.
  4. Hands must be inside or touching the smooth rings on the bar. No suicide grip.
  5. During weigh in minimum attire must be shorts, t-shirt/sports bra, and socks.
  6. NO BOUNCING BAR OFF CHEST! Rep will not count if bar is bounced off chest.
  7. Maximum number of reps counting towards Pump and Run is 30. Each rep counts as 30 seconds off your race time.
  8. No bench shirts, no elbow wraps. Wrist wraps are allowed.
  9. If you have a physical disability that prevents you from full arm extension during bench please speak to a race official prior to your lift.
  10. Weigh in will be without shoes and rounded to nearest 5 pound increment. ( ie- 151 lbs will list as 150 lbs and 153 will list as 155 lbs)

Miles for Madison Updates

Thanks to everyone who came out, whether to run or to volunteer. The race was a huge success.

We would love it if you could take this Miles for Madison 5K & Kids Fun Run Survey

Download Photos – FOR FREE – Compliments of our own John McCarroll Miles for Madison 2013 Photos

Race Results can be found here: Age Groups | Overall

There was a great article in the Daily Record about the race by Dan Starcher which has more information. Read it here

Also, The Post did a nice write up of the event aas well.

MCRR Medina Half Marathon!


The Medina 1/2 Marathon will take place in 2014! In order to promote our event and show off our beautiful city and great course, join us for a FREE 1/2 Marathon. This will be a partially aided event. We will have 3 water stops and most major intersections maintained. ALL runners must register to attend and bib numbers will be assigned for safety reasons. Timing will be on your own but stay tuned for some ways to win free and discounted prices for 2014 registration.
Medina Half Marathon

When: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 8am
Where: Historic Medina Square (Parking behind court house, parking deck, Garfield Elementary School, and behind County Admin building)
Limited to 350 runners.
Find us on Facebook at!/medinahalf.marathon
Questions? Contact Beth Bugner at

Donations will be accepted and donated to The Patriot Runners!/ThePatriotRunners

If you aren’t running, please consider volunteering!  We need you!

Run 4 Fun is coming!

Don’t forget the Medina City Schools Foundation Annual 5k, coming May 3, 2013!

Children’s Half Mile Run/Walk
Open 1 Mile Run/Walk
Open 5K Run/Walk
NEW – Fun Run Costume Contest

Advance Registration:
$20 individual, $70 Family of 4
On-Site Entry: $25 per person
(Register by April 25 to receive a free t-shirt)

Mail completed and signed entry form to:
P.O. Box 1035, Medina OH 44258
or drop off entry at any school office.

Register on-line at:
RS Racing Systems

Download the brochure for more information.

Miles for Madison 5k

Introducing a brand new MCRR event!

You can register for this race online at this linkor download a mail-in form by clicking here.

Miles for Madison is a 5k Run and Kids Fun Run scheduled for April 6, 2013 to raise awareness and funds for Stevens Johnson Syndrome. The run will be on a FAST and FLAT course in Creston, OH, starting and finishing at Norwayne High School.

About Madison:

My name is Madison and I am 10 years old and in the fifth grade. I have two sisters. I love to play soccer, basketball and the flute. I have always been a healthy girl. One day I started to feel yucky with a headache, cough and a fever. My mom thought it was just the flu. After several days, we noticed that I had a high fever and blisters in my mouth. My parents took me to Urgent Care that evening and they said I had a sinus infection and something viral causing the blisters and rash that was on my elbows.

The next day when I woke up from a nap, my mom was very alarmed. My lips and face were swollen, my eyes very red, and my rash was spreading. She called our family doctor immediately. Once the doctor took a good look at me, she said that my mom needed to take me straight to Akron Children’s Hospital.

Once we got to the hospital, many different doctors came and took a look at me. They put a needle in my arm to give me fluids. After running several medical tests, the infectious disease doctor told us that I had Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. I also had pneumonia which triggered the Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.

I ended up spending a couple of days in the PICU. It was there that they put me on oxygen and put a PICC line to give me my medicine. I was a on a lot of medicine for my pain, pneumonia, and the infection in my eyes. The doctors told me and my parents that Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is like having a second degree burn, but mine was mostly on the inside. My immune system started to attack my own body. It attacked my eyes, nose, mouth, lips, throat, lungs, and urinary tract system. It was very painful. I could not eat, so I had to have a feeding tube. The burn unit even had to clean out the dead skin in my mouth and on my lips.

I was lucky, though, because my parents got me to the hospital early. I only had to spend 13 days in the hospital, while others like me have to spend a lot more time there.

Once I got home, it still took me awhile to get better. I had a hard time eating and I was tired a lot. But I will get back to my old self, soon.

For more information, and to help support this cause, visit our Facebook page by clicking here or Follow us on Twitter.

You can register for this race online at this link – or download a mail-in form by clicking here.

Questions can be directed to the Race Director, Jeannine Nicholson at jeanninenicholson (at)

Hope to see you there!

Another Fabulous Double Trouble!

Gorgeous day today for our Double Trouble 5k and 10k race!

Results are under the link at the top for the race, and the photos can be found here.

Huge thanks to everyone who came out today, both runners and volunteers, as well as all of our generous sponsors. It takes a village to hold a successful race – and we did a great job today!

Congratulations to all our winners!

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!