(Photo Credit - Brian Carlson)
Update on Reston Runners programs
Our Interval Training Program, ITP, led by Paul Durfee will start on June 16, 2021, 6:30 PM, at South Lakes High School through July and alternate locations afterwards until September 1, 2021. Registration is OPEN but will close on June 17th. We are also pleased to announce that Youth in Motion, YIM, will run from June 20, 2021 to August 15, 2021. Registration is OPEN. For further information, click HERE.
Reston Sprint Triathlon - Rescheduled to August 15, 2021
It's official - https://restonsprinttri.org.
Message from our Club President – On June 1,2021, I returned to full-time government service as an Under Secretary at the Defense Department. As required by the administration, I am resigning all other paid and unpaid positions, including the role of President of Reston Runners.
As it happened, my time as President exactly coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic and was a difficult time for the club and for many other groups and all aspects of normal life, as you all know. I am grateful to those who stuck with us during these tough times and am happy to know the club made it through. Today, we are back in business with our weekly run/walks and water support and, as reported in this eNews, our programs and social events are coming back as well. I will see you all out on the paths, and I wish the Reston Runners all the best.
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
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.
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
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/
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.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.