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!

MP6 – aka Mugrage Park 6 Hour Results

Since we had the park all day for the picnic, Dan Horvath decided we should use it to run for 6 hours. That’s logical, right?

34 brave MCRRs showed up. Some ran the whole 6 hours, others just a couple times around. Good times were most certainly had by all.

Special thanks to Will Bertemes who donated the custom Brooks hats for the first 25 registered. We love loot! And to the Medina Half for dropping off some loot bags and most importantly WATER! And, of course, to Dan Horvath for putting it all together, and Ron Ross, Renee Harden and Rob Lisy for counting our laps. Maybe there were others, I only ran 8 laps so I wasn’t there to see all the volunteers. 😉

ALSO, to John McCarroll for tirelessly taking photos, once again. They can be seen here: 6 Hour Photos by John McCarroll

First Last S Laps Miles
CJ Orwin F 49 42.92
Jeannine Nicholson F 43 37.67
Ladd Clifford M 42 36.79
Dan Horvath M 40 35.04
Jack Sharpe M 37 32.41
Roy Heger M 36 31.54
Debbie Scheel F 36 31.54
Walter Orwin M 36 31.54
Felicia J Fago F 34 29.78
Angela Demchuk F 33 28.91
Suzanne Sharpe F 33 28.91
Frank Dwyer M 31 27.16
Kenny Welch M 30 26.28
Tim Pepe M 24 21.02
Theresa Wright F 24 21.02
Bob Pokorny M 23 20.15
Rob (EPIC) Lisy M 20 17.52
Shari Geiger F 19 16.64
Patti Tomasello F 19 16.64
Maureen Cavanaugh Oblander F 18 15.77
Michelle Wolff F 18 15.77
Amy Grentzer F 18 15.77
Garrett Wright M 17 14.89
Harold Dravenstott M 16 14.02
Caitlin Oblander F 16 14.02
Allen Morrow M 13 11.39
Thomas Patton M 13 11.39
Beth Bugner F 12 10.51
Barry Smolnoff M 12 10.51
Jennifer Ridgeway F 12 10.51
Christy Gnat F 11 9.64
Angie Kovacs F 9 7.88
Douglas Morgan M 4 3.50
Cynthia Lipinski F 4 3.50


2015 Memorial Day “Quickie” Results

“Best quickie I’ve had in a year” -Dan Horvath

“I finished too fast” -Sarah Vaccarelli

Another Memorial Day Quickie has come and gone. This 2 mile ‘members only’ race has the option of doing a prediction run, or just racing like normal.

Here are the results!

2015 Quickie results!

Overall Male Winner: Evan McKee – 11:47
Overall Female Winner: Caitlin Oblander – 14:34
Prediction Winners: Evan McKee and Tim Pepe

Evan McKee – 11:47
Rob Lisy – 12:53
Dave Eliason – 13:15
Bob Pokorny -13:51
Adam Swiat – 13:56
Caitlin Oblander – 14:34
Beth Bugner – 14:47
Keith Johnston – 15:29
Nick Yount – 15:43
Kate Reusch – 15:57
Sarah Vacarelli – 15:58
Dan Horvath – 16:45
Mac Swiat – 16:56
Brett Deyling – 17:25
Tim Pepe – 18:37
Dave Sours – 19:30
Lisa Eliason – 21:06
Harold Dravenstott – 21:35
Douglas Morgan – 21:35
Shari Geiger – 25:39
Patti Tomasello – 25:39

March 2015- Quarterly Board Meeting

The MCRR board will be having our quarterly meeting this Sunday, March 8th at 4pm at Panera in Medina. All are welcome to attend. Our tentative agenda is below.


Medina County Road Runners Board of Directors
Meeting Agenda
March 8, 2015 | 4:00 p.m.
Type of Meeting: Quarterly Board Meeting

Meeting Facilitator: Angie Kovacs

Invitees: Nancy Danisek, Harold Dravenstott, Joe Herbert, Dan Horvath, Angie Kovacs, Bob Pokorny, Ron Ross, Michelle Wolff

I.     Call to order

II.     Roll call

III.     Approval of minutes from last meeting

IV.     Open issues

a)    Approval of agenda

b)    Treasurer’s Report

c)     Half marathon update(s)

d)    Rise & Shine update

V.     New business

a)    Approval of Rise & Shine 10k as MCRR event

b)    2015 Volunteer Awards

c)     Discussion potential middle school scholarship fund

d)    Discussion on MCRR involvement with Miles for Madison

e)    Discussion on MCRR shirt printing


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!