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RRCA Convention in Lakeland, Fla.

Hi folks,

Valerie and Dan Grasso attended the RRCA National Convention in Florida on behalf of the PGRC. Here’s just a small preview of the information provided at the convention:

Bill Rodgers and Valerie at the convention.

RRCA points of interest

  • Most clubs give out Membership cards to their members; it is a growing trend
  • A race director certification program is in the works right now
  • RRCA is partnering with Weight Watchers – for RRCA events is giving money – part of the RRCA strategic plan is to get more grassroots in the community
  • $0 interest grants – loan – in the RRCA magazine – are available for the clubs to get timing systems
  • 65% of the groups in RRCA are non-profit, while 35% are for profit groups; according to the Annapolis Striders, these for profit groups are competing against RRCA nonprofit groups
  • The 2011 RRCA Convention will be held in Fredericksburg, Va.

How to grow your event highlights

  • Look at event branding
  • Sponsor’s return on investment — what will the sponsors get for their fee?
  • Think about your race as a business, and market it as a business
  • Consider partnering with corporate wellness and health events
  • Focus on getting people to stay around post-award ceremony
  • Encourage young runner participation
  • Race tip: Have cyclists from a local cycle club to lead the races and serve as race monitors

Nonprofit advocacy

  • Nonprofits should lobby because it is part of building community
  • There is power in numbers
  • Send a letter
  • Use the media
  • Organize!
  • Show up.  The world is run by those who show up!

Happy 75th George!

Happy platinum birthday to George Moquin, superstar triathlete, wonderful Running Start pace coach, and a terrific person and inspiration!

Springburst photos

Photos

Springburst race results

For the record, we estimate the distance for the race to be about 4.42 miles. Again, we are terribly sorry for the error on the course — and for the troubles at registration — and are working to make sure nothing like that ever happens again.

The race results will be up on PGRC.org later today. Until then, here’s a preview of the results:

Springburst 8k

Overall Finish List

April 10, 2010


Results By Bluepoint Race Mangement & Timing LLC.


Place    Name                   City                 Time
    1    Daniel Miranda          Baltimore  MD       26:21.6
    2    Stephon Wills           College Park  MD    28:53.1
    3    Steven Viers            Washington  DC      29:01.1
    4    Michael Dusenbery       Columbia  MD        29:23.7
    5    David Dash              Fulton  MD          29:29.7
    6    Kent McCullough         Lanham  MD          29:33.2
    7    Sean Costello           Ellicott City  MD   29:42.5
    8    Jason Mccaul            Ellicott City  MD   29:46.8
    9    Brett Hughes            Cockeysville  MD    30:23.0
    10    John Way               Montgomery Village  30:30.0
    11    Gregory Lepore         Columbia  MD        31:20.2
    12    David Orlik            Columbia  MD        31:23.3
    13    John Barber            Rockville  MD       31:57.7
    14    Chad Burger            Columbia  MD        32:08.6
    15    Ronnie Wong            Catonsville  MD     32:15.9
    16    Rick Smith             Baltimore  MD       32:21.0
    17    Kelly Baird            Millersville  MD    32:23.3
    18    Matthew Olsen          Sykesville  MD      32:26.3
    19    Chris Farmer           Columbia  MD        32:27.5
    20    Elliott Hamilton       Hyattsville  MD     32:31.7
    21    Marc Burger            Columbia  MD        32:53.3
    22    Dane Jeeter            Ellicott City  MD   33:26.9
    23    Brenda Macintosh       Springfield  VA     33:37.5
    24    Patricia Cuff          Alexandria  VA      33:57.3
    25    Carlos Barcon          Washington  DC      34:04.9
    26    Lou Shapiro            Silver Spring  MD   34:06.2
    27    Jennifer Luzio         Alexandria  VA      34:10.1
    28    Gary Paradee           Beltsville  MD      34:18.4
    29    Gwen Parker            New Carrollton  MD  34:30.9
    30    Christopher Larsen     College Park  MD    34:32.2
    31    Timothy Holtz          College Park  MD    34:35.2
    32    James Marshall         Arlington  VA       35:04.9
    33    Kirk Gordon            Mitchellville, MD   36:10.7
    34    Larry Puglisi          Gambrills  MD       36:13.7
    35    Julia Snyder           Greenbelt  MD       36:22.5
    36    Dylan Fox              Fulton  MD          37:31.8
    37    Karen Henry            Bel Air  MD         37:56.7
    38    Patricia Brooks        Ellicott City  MD   38:01.2
    39    Offie Clark            Aberdeen  MD        38:06.8
    40    Karl Nilson            Bowie  MD           38:15.9
    41    Karen Faber            Bowie  MD           38:28.4
    42    Christina FitzPatrick  Takoma Park  MD     38:45.9
    43    Robert Grumbine        Greenbelt  MD       40:24.4
    44    Fran Knoll             College Park  MD    41:08.4
    45    Jayne Wilson           Greenbelt  MD       41:16.7
    46    Laurie Fisher          Hyattsville  MD     41:18.9
    47    Sharlene Deskins       Seabrook  MD        41:24.3
    48    Peter Boice            Rockville  MD       42:22.3
    49    Henry Otto             Kensington  MD      42:32.9
    50    Michelle Hughes        Cockeysville  MD    42:45.2
    51    Jeanne Larrison        Chesapeake Beach  M 44:16.2
    52    K. LaNette Anderson    Landover Hills  MD  44:24.3
    53    Lydia Shell            Bowie  MD           44:24.3
    54    Evan Thomas            Crofton  MD         44:30.0
    55    Tony Hedlesky          Waldorf  MD         44:38.3
    56    Dierdre Francis        Bowie  MD           45:32.6
    57    Kevin Eyre             Ellicott City  MD   45:33.8
    58    Wanda Sims             Beltsville  MD      46:39.2
    59    Amanda Hartmann        Cheverly  MD        47:45.0
    60    Reiko Crowe            16146 ED W          48:14.0
    61    Kathleen Nowlin        Millersville  MD    48:35.7
    62    Byron Johnson          Capitol Heights  MD 49:07.4
    63    Roger Burkhart         Gaithersburg  MD    49:39.3
    64    Blake Carpenter        Washington  DC      49:41.5
    65    Tami Graf              Lusby  MD           49:59.6
    66    Virginia Fromel        New Carrollton  MD  50:16.3
    67    Christina Caravoulias  Silver Spring  MD   51:22.7
    68    Janice Orlik           Columbia  MD        52:08.2
    69    Lucy Younes            Hyattsville  MD     53:05.9
    70    Joe Broderick          Greenbelt  MD       53:13.9
    71    Blair Jones            Washington  DC      53:37.6
    72    Nicole Freebourne      Shrewsbury  PA      54:00.8
    73    Sherifah Munis         Upper Marlboro  MD  54:02.0
    74    Rodney Green           Edmonston  MD       54:47.8
    75    Thomas Alderson        Takoma Park  MD     56:20.9
    76    Omoniyi Adekanmbi      New Carrollton  MD  56:57.9
    77    Verneal Mallory        Riverdale  MD       57:20.4
    78    LaTonya Wilson         Bowie  MD           57:36.2
    79    Melinda Krummerich     Elkridge  MD        59:52.8
    80    Gene Lehr              College Park  MD    1:00:35.9
    81    Juanita Roberts        Bowie  MD           1:09:49.1
    82    Unknown Partic. 160                        1:10:24.0
    83    Unknown Partic. 151                        1:10:25.3
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