Virtual General Meeting was held Sunday September 20 at 7 PM– The motion appoved by a Quorum of members was as follows:
Motion Proposed by Reston Runners Board of Directors
For Membership Meeting
September 20, 2020
- Effective on approval by vote of the members, Reston Runners new and renewal memberships shall be single-person annual memberships with annual dues of $35.
- Reston Runners will discontinue family memberships.
- These changes will take effect when members renew.
Why did we make this change? See these LINKS for supporting FAQ, rationale and overview financial statement, and detailed financials.
Thank you everyone for your questions, comments, and participation.
We all need a little inspiration right now. Here's a photo from the 2019 Women's 5K (Photo credit: Janice Fristad)
With sadness we note the passing of long time Reston Runner, Patrick Brown, Saturday, May 2nd. He leaves behind his loving partner Leslie, and son Justin. A private Funeral Mass was held on Friday, May 8 at 11:00 am. You may view the service or Pat’s obituary at https://adamsgreen.com/tribute/details/11354/Patrick-Brown/obituary.html#tribute-start
Congratulations to Holly Armstrong
On May 2, Reston Runner Holly Armstrong ran the entire 45-mile length of the Washington & Old Dominion trail to raise funds and awareness for the World Central Kitchen and their work in feeding those in need due to the coronavirus. Holly was assisted, both in terms of both run support and contributions, by many of her fellow Reston Runners, and raised over $4,000. Well done, Holly!
Annual Meeting & New Board of Directors
Thanks to everyone who took part in the Club's Annual Meeting and dinner on February 15, 2020 where the new Board of Directors for 2020 was introduced. You can see the officers and other Board members HERE. Thanks also to Luz Blakney for producing the slide show at the meeting which highlighted Club members and activities during the previous year. //www.flickr.com/photos/149711665@N08/albums/72157713144797666/with/49547081638/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" style="color: rgb(102, 102, 204); text-decoration: none;">PHOTOS(Photo credit: Pablo Raffo).
VIEW Reston Runners 2019 Finanacial Summary.
The logo overall winner was Damien DeAntonio. Finalists were Selemon Getachew and Aleena Edwards. Thanks to all entrants, and to Calin Clinton and Mary Shedlock for managing the competition to update the Club Logo.
Safety Reminder and Update on Status of Group Activities: May 29, 2020
As we reach the end of May, we are encouraged that Northern Virginia is now in Phase 1 of COVID reopening. We are no longer required to wear face masks while exercising outdoors, although it is still encouraged. We are still prohibited from gathering in groups larger than 10 people, therefore our group activities remain on hold. We will continue to monitor state, county, and Reston Association guidelines to see when we might be able to resume our group activities. Until then, we encourage everyone to stay fit and to keep running and walking, which is easy to do by yourself. If however you choose to run near another person for safety or other reasons, practice the recommended 6-foot social distancing. And in this current situation, in consideration of those who share the paths and trails of Reston with you, please don’t spit on the paths.
Youth in Motion (YIM) Cancelled for 2020
Due to health concerns and the continuing unavailability of public school track facilities, YIM has been cancelled for this year.
Annual St Patrick's Day Run/Walk - March 14, 2020 @Vienna Caboose
Resilient Reston Runners continue to celebrate fitness outdoors with our annual observance, while staying mindful of health precautions. Click on the picture for a larger image.
RMR Training Group - March 7, 2020 moving onward to success in next month's race! Click on the picture (or HERE) for photos from this morning's chilly, windy Saturday run/walk (including a large photo of the RMR Training Group).
Cold Day Run With Friends
Annual Meeting & Dinner - February 15, 2020
All current members are invited to the Club's Annual Meeting & Dinner at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd, Reston, VA 20191, February 15, 2020, starting at 6:00 PM. The Club will be providing the entrees and beverages. Please RSVP below, and indicate whether you can bring an appetizer, side/salad, or dessert, and whether you can volunteer to help.
Please RSVP, and then scroll down to select volunteer tasks and food contributions from the options below. . Thank you!
January 12, 2020 - Spring like Sunday run/walk @ Autumnwood Pool. (Click on the picture for photos)
Do we come to run or walk with friends? It could be for the breakast!
Many thanks to Donna & Mike for again hosting our festive annual Holiday celebration.!
Dogwood School 5K
October 27, 2019 - Sunday Run/Walk
A small, but hardy group, undeterred by the rain, maintains the Reston Runner tradition of Club runs in any weather; as many of our friends are running the Marine Corps Marathon in DC. Thanks to Catherine Nelson and Tim Smith for the course water.
Halloween Potluck Breakfast - October 26, 2019
At Marcy's following the Saturday Run/Walk. Click on the picture for a selection of photos. Wishing Good Luck to all participants in tomorrow's Marine Corps Marathon.
RMR Winter Training Program (New for 2020!)
12 weeks to 13.1 miles! Starting Saturday, January 11, 2020, an all new training program will be led by run-walk coach Liz Badley. The program starts January 11 and finishes with the Runners Marathon of Reston on April 5, 2020. The Program meets at the same time (8 am) and the same place as the regularly scheduled Saturday Club run - See the Calendar.
Note from Coach Liz:
" Here is the plan for the season:
Registration is now OPEN.
RMR Winter Training Program (New for 2020!)
12 weeks to 13.1 miles! Starting Saturday, January 11, 2020, an all new training program will be led by run-walk coach Liz Badley. The program starts January 11 and finishes with the Runners Marathon of Reston on April 5, 2020. Coaches Liz and Shandilla Collins will lead many of the Saturday runs and provide a plan for your weekday runs. It will start with a Reston Runner Saturday run and progressively add miles. Cost is a modest $40.
Registration is nowOPEN.
Logo Design Contest
If you haven't already done so, please vote on the choices for Club Logo HERE along with a merchandise survey. The survey will close on January 31. The final winner will be announced at the annual Reston Runners meeting in February.
January 5, 2020- Blustery first Sunday run and walk of the new Decade.
Happy New Year! 2020
Finish Line Services Crew - October 19, 2019
Timing the Race to Stop Traffik at the Bull Run Special Events Center in Centreville, VA
10 Weeks to 10K – So many success stories!
Great to see so many of our 10 Weeks to 10K program people at the Finish Line, beaming at their accomplishments and proudly displaying their well-deserved medals! For some it was their first 10K, and some ran their first 10 miler! Neither the warm weather, nor humidity, nor the hills deterred our intrepid group of 36 runners and walkers, and 8 coaches, from giving their best efforts on the course. Special thanks to program leads John Koss and Julia Low (who placed in their respective age groups) - Click on the picture to view photos.
top ones will be submitted to the Membership for a vote. Click HERE with any questions.
Pool Party - August 3, 2019The Annual Pool Party again provided a great evening of fun, food, and fellowship. Thank you to all the volunteers!
Logo Design Contest
Reston Runners is looking into a new Club Logo. Thanks to everyone who entered our contest to create a new one. Entries are currently being reviewed. The top ones will be submitted to the Membership for a vote. Click HERE with any questions.
YIM 2019 Successfully Concludes - August 11, 2019
Special thanks to the coaches and volunteers who again made this award winning program possible! Click HERE to view a complete photo set .
Another great year for the Interval Training Program. Thanks Coach Paul and all participants!
May 4, 2019 - Reston Runners History. Club presidents gather for a run: Walt Diewald, Tom Voeller, Neil Knoelle, Anna Newcomb, Dennis Hays, Mike Mackert, Marcy Foster
Pool Party - August 3, 2019 Autumnwood Pool !
Our Annual Pool Part will be August 3rd at the Autumnwood Pool, 11950 N Walnut Branch Rd, Reston, VA 20194, starting at 7 PM. Please RSVP so the Club can provide right amount of food and drinks. Also as with all our Club functions, volunteers make things happen. When you RSVP, please consider signing up for the following tasks: Set Up, Bartender, and Clean Up.
"Seize the Day" Women's 5K will be held on June 22, 2019 at the South Lakes High School. The Seize the Day Women's 5k online race registration cap has been reached and online registration is closed. We have capped our race to allow for every entrant to receive race gear and SWAG. We are allowing in-person race registration for $40 (cash or check only) minus the race gear and SWAG at the packet pickup locations (Friday 4-8 PM @ Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods Village Center and Saturday 7-7:45 AM @ South Lakes High School track). Note: You will be eligible for raffle prizes after the race. .Great volunteers make for a great event, and we really need volunteers!
2019 Youth in Motion
Registration is open . Volunteers are essential to make this another great program year. Please sign up to help HERE. You can view important information at this LINK
Memorial Day Walk, Run, or Hike Outing - May 27, 2019
Celebration of Life for Edward Cacciapaglia.
Friday, May 10 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, reception immediately following.
Floris United Methodist Church
13600 Frying Pan Road
Ed belonged to the Unitarian - Universalist Church in Reston, but our church is not large enough for his service.
When planning for this service, Ed told us, “I just want everyone to be happy.”
Jim Nagle gently and lovingly said, “Well Ed, I don’t think people will be happy, but they will be happy that they knew you.”
He nodded in agreement.
Ed helped plan the service and the music. Please join us.
Know that he wanted us to be happy in our memories of him.
7th Annual Runners Marathon of Reston - April 7th 2019Congratulations to the runners, Race Team, and volunteers for another preimier event!(click on the photo for an photo sample) For results click HERE
Runners Marathon of Reston - April 7, 2019
- All volunteers receive the same bling as runners, including a hoodie sweatshirt, a hoorag (neck warmer), gloves, and free prerace dinner.
- Our area of greatest need is along the course where you will cheer and direct runners.
- Your teenager can receive volunteer hours for all time spent helping out. We sign forms online and in person!
- Go to RMR VOLUNTEER to put your name on the list. You will choose the location and time of your volunteer activity, or put yourself down for "area of greatest need.”
- If you are running the race, you can still sign up to help serve dinner, assist with packet pick up the day before or (EXTRA POINTS) help us tidy up the school after you finish your race.
March 16, 2019 - Vienna Caboose Run/Walk
An annual tradition honoring St Patricks's Day with breakfast at the Vienna Inn
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Reston Runners Annual Meeting - February 23, 2019
Celebrating another Club year in review with the Treasurer's report and congratulations to this year's Board of Directors. Minutes from the February 17, 2019 Board Meeting are available HERE. Special thanks to Laura Stassi for organizing a festive dinner and to Luz Blakney for a great year-in-review slide show.
The Joe Fleig Award (a.k.a. Green Jacket)
Awarded annually by the Board to a member in recognition of sustained, continuing service to the Club. It is named in honor of the first recipient, Club founder Joe Fleig. Congratulations to David Breese, this year's honoree.
February 16, 2019 - Trash Pick up during the Run/Walk. Click on the picture for photos
Board Meeting - February 17, 2019 @ 10:30
Minutes of the January 12, 2019 meeting are available HERE.
*** Holiday Party - December 15, 2018
Thank you to Donna and Mike who again graciously hosted our annual Holiday celebration!Click on the picture
for a sample of party pictures.
December 11, 2018
Finish Line Services end of season race timing at the "Fill the Shoes" 5K in Springfield, VA. VIEW a picture set.
November 10, 2010 - Small, but enthusiastic gathering for a brisk Saturday morning run or walk from South Lakes Village Center in Reston. Kudos to our friends for their great race times in Richmond this morning!
December 8, 2018 - Reston Runners giving back to the Community by picking up litter while jogging (Plogging) from Isaac Newton Square in Reston. Click on the picture for a photo set.
December 1, 2018 - Saturday run from Potomac River Running (PRR).
Reston Runners is partnering with PRR in Reston Town Center to start some of the run/walks there to help
introduce new people to Reston Runners, as well as offer members vendor discounts and pre-run refreshments.
Click on the picture for a photo set.
Thanksgiving run & fun - November 22, 2018
An annual Club tradition (yes, including Dennis dressed for Florida despite the wintery 29F wind.)
Click on the picture for a full set of pictures by Pablo Raffo.
Reston Runners Board Meeting Minutes
Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast - October 27, 2018
Another great volunteer appreciation breakfast at Glory Days Grill in Reston, North Point Center. Awards for the best Halloween costumes. Good food and fun for everyone. Click on the picture for a photo selection. For additional pictures courtesy of Pablo Raffo, click HERE.
Dogwood School 5K Thank You
At the breakfast, a representative from the Dogwood Elementary School PTO presented us with a thank you certificate for the Club support of their charity 5K, particularly the Reston Runners Community Fund and Finish Lne Services.
Reston Runners Weekend - August 18-19, 2018
Busy weekend with the return of the Pacific Twist shaved ice truck at the Saturday run and traditional races on Sunday including the Annapolis 10 Miler and the Leesburg 5K/20K (pictured here).
Pool Party - August 4, 2018
Thanks to all volunteers and attendees for another great Summer event! Click on the image to enlarge and to see other pictures.
Runner's Marathon of Reston & Cherry Blossom April 6th pre-race Kick Off at Potomac River Running.
Reston Runners Board Meeting Minutes
The minutes from the September 15, 2018 Board Meeting are available HERE. Please contact a Board member with any questions.
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
The Board will be posting meeting minutes and Club financial statements. View the minutes from the May 5, 2018 meeting.
Reston Runners on Social Media - A Great Way to Share & Connect
Reston Runners is on Social Media, a great way to stay informed and participate. From popular sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Meet Up, to Strava where you can upload and share runs. For more info, click HERE.
Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast - October 27, 2018
Not too soon to get your Halloween costumes ready as the next Volunteer Apprecation Breakfast will be held on October 27, 2018 at the North Point Center Glory Days Grill following the run/walk. There will be prizes for the best costumes!
Reston Runners eNews
Potluck Breakfast - Saturday September 29, 2018
Please join in this Saturday for a potluck breakfast hosted by Marcy. Details at the run/walk.
Volunteers Needed - Senior Olympics 5K Run - September 22, 2018
Airport Run - September 23, 2018
A Reston Runner annual tradition. Point to point run from DCA National Airport back to Reston. Distances up to 22 miles with shorter options via Metro (bring your Metro card). Please sign up so we can plan the transport to the airport. The bus will leave the Sunset Hills Commuter lot in Reston at 7 am.
Youth in Motion (YIM) 2018 Registration is Closed
Reston Runners’ Youth In Motion (YIM) program is a non-profit, non-competitive summer youth running/fitness program. The program has been recognized in the past as the best youth running program in the country by the RRCA (Road Runners Club of America). It is open to youth ages 4-13 years.
The program will take place at Herndon Middle School Track and Infield. It will run from June 24 to August 12 (Sundays 6:30 pm – 7:40 pm). The final session on August 19th will be a morning race and party at Lake Fairfax Park. As always we need enthusiastic volunteers!
Youth in Motion - 2018
Thank you to our volunteer coaches who again this year make thiis great youth fitness program poissible!
Click on the picture for photos.
Pool Party - August 4,2018 Please plan on joining fellow Reston Runners and families for this festive Summer event, 7 pm at the Autumnwood Pool. The Club will be providing the food and beverages so please RSVP to ensure we have enough.
The Reston Runner's 10 Weeks to 10K Program returns this year starting Monday, July 23,2018 and culminates with the PRR Perfect 10K/10 Miler on Sunday, September 30, 2018.
How Cool is That? Club Supplies Shaved Ice - July 7, 2018
The Reston Runners "Seize the Day" Women's 5K was held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the South Lakes High School, Reston, VA,
Congratulations to all participants and thanks to all volunteers! Race Results.
Interval Training Program (ITP) - Summer Speedwork
Time to boost your speed as ITP is back starting on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 6:30 PM at South Lakes High School, and continuing weekly until Auguist 29th. Registration is still Closed.
Meadowlark Gardens - New Courses Inauguration - June 9, 2018
New run/walk courses and a picnic/potluck after. Click HERE for photos (Thanks Kevin, Donna, & Anna for pics)
Runner's Marathon of Reston - April 7, 2018 . Congratulations Runners & Thank You Volunteers!
2018 Annual St patrick’s Day run from the Vienna Caboose on the W&OD with breakfast after at the Vienna Inn
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Thanksgiving - November 23, 2017 - Lake Fairfax Run/Walk
Glory Days Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast - October 28, 2017
Keith Whited again makes a generous donation to Reston Runners Community Fund and to the Club's Runners Marathon of Reston with these checks presented at the Glory Days Volunteer Appreciation breakfast.
A South Lakes High School student wrote to us as part of a class project promoting running safety in the area, reminding us that Safety should be a number one priority and offering the following link to safety tips and resources,
Memorial Bench Dedication - Lake Newport - October 7, 2017
In lasting memory of Reston Runners who have passed away. Click on the picture for photo set.
10 Weeks to 10K - 2017 - Congratulations to all participants & thanks Chris D !
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Annual Memorial Day Hike & Picnic - May 28, 2018 - 8am
Sky Meadows State Park ( http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/sky-meadows#general_information ) Please sign up to let us know how many to expect.
Meet at South Reston Commuter Lot at 7am for car pool oiption.
|Date||Event||Location & Info||Description|
|April 15, 2018||Heros vs Villians 5K (benefiting Fairfax Legal Foundation and legal aid)||https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/2017-heroes-vs-villains-run-for-justice-5k||5K|
|April 21 & 22, 2018||Loudon Half Races||http://loudounhalf.org||8K & Half Marathon|
April 28, 2018
|Historic Waterford 5K & Trail Run||https://www.waterfordfoundation.org/event/5k-run/||5K Trail Run|
|April 28, 2018||Fairfax CASA Run for the Chidren||https://www.fairfaxrunforthechildren.com||8K & 5K Run|
|April 29, 2018||Manassas Airport Runway 5K & 10K||https://www.bishopseventregistrations.com/event/2018-Manassas-Runway-5k-10k--1-Miler||5K & 10K|
|Saturday, May 5, 2018||Clifton 5K Race||https://www.signmeup.com/site/reg/register.aspx?formid=123989||5K|
|Saturday, May 5, 2018||Wicked Bottom X Country 5K Culpepper, VA||http://www.culpepercounty.gov/Government/County-Departments/Departments-P-V/Parks-and-Recreation/Wicked-Bottom-5K||5K & Fun Run|
|Sunday, May 6, 2018||8th Annual Loudoun Lyme 5K/10K and 1K Fun Run||www.LoudounLyme.org||5K & 10K|
Boston Marathon 2018 - Race Report
Congratulations to all our intrepid runners who braved the cold and rain to run this iconic race. click HERE to see a race report by Marcy Foster.
Runners Marathon of Reston - April 8, 2018
The Club's premier marathon and half marathon races will be held on April 8, 2018 at 07:30 am at South Lakes High School in Reston, VA. This year's event will feature exciting relay options. Great course support and cool premiums for runners and volunteers. For more info and to sign up, click HERE
**** SPECIAL EVENT *****
April 7, 2018 - 8 am @ Potomac River Running, Reston Town Center
-Start time 8am
> -Meet and greet
> -Introduction/opening remarks/Good luck talk by Marcy and Dustin
> -Introductions of invited vendors, Dr. Fisher of United Wellness Chiropractic
> -Break into shake out/last run and meet groups
> -Raffle prizes will be award provided
> -Food, snacks and drinks will be hosted and provided by Le Pain Quotidien
> -In-store "Exclusive sale” during this time period for both groups
> -Approximate end time 9:15am
Annual St patrick’s Day run from the Vienna Caboose on the W&OD with breakfast after at the Vienna Inn
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Reston Runners Spirit Clothing
The Reston Runners spirit wear shop is online now through March 18th. https://shop.burkesports.com/ and the password is restonrunners. We offer a long sleeve technical shirt, a reversible vest, a full zip knit jacket and a full zip windbreaker. Items will be delivered on April 14 to the North Hills pool at 8 a.m
Reston 10 Miler - March 4, 2018
Reston Runners were well represented at this annual event from South Lakes High School including Age Group Awards:
F-45-49 Karen Hottle 3rd
F 50-54 Kim Isler 2nd
F 60-64 Marcy Foster 1st
M 45-49 Steve Crago 1st
M 50-54 Thero Haast 1st
M 60-64 David Johns 1st
M 60-64 Jim Nagle 2nd
M 65-69 Jim Ratzenberger 1st
M 75+ Jack Tozier 1st
Full results are availabke HERE.
Congratulations to all New York City Marathon runners and their supporters!
Click HERE for finish times.
Women's Training Program & Women's 5K
Reston Runners continues its two decades of celebrating and supporting women athletes by again offering its Women's Training Program with registration opening on March 9, 2018; and its Women's 5K on June 23, 2018. Registration for the 5K opens on March 23, 2018.
Annual Meeting & Dinner - February 24, 2018 - Save the Date
All Reston Runners are cordially invited to attend the annual meeting and dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods Village Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston.
Drinks and dinner available when the doors open at 6 p.m. The program begins at approximately 7:15 p.m.
Please RSVP to give us an accurate count for planning. Please indicate there if you're available to volunteer your time in one of the following three areas: Room setup/member check-in; drinks setup/serving; food setup/replenishing.
Reston Runners Board of Directors Election
Reston Runners is holding its annual election to determine who will serve as the Reston Runners Board of Directors for 2018. Each year all Board of Director positions are open for election. The positions include President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Director of Walking Program, Members-At-Large and Under-40 Member-At-Large. All members paid up through 2017 or later are eligible to vote.
The ballot is being prepared with the names of candidates who have accepted nominations. Eligible members will receive an online voting ballot by email. A paper ballot will be provided as an alternate means of voting, on request. Elections will be open until February 17, 2018, so please be sure to complete the online ballot or paper ballot by that date.
Candidate winners will be announced at the Reston Runners Annual Meeting on February 24, 2018.
NIMH Research Study
A researcher at the National Institue of Mental Health (NIMH) in Bethesda has written to us seeking healthy adults for a study. For information, click HERE.
Another Great Season of Reston Runner Training Programs - October 2017
Thanks to all program leads, volunteers, and participants!
Reston Runners 2017 Airport Run - September 24, 2017
A Tradition continues
Reston Runners Youth in Motion (YIM) 2017
Click on the picture to see a photo set by Luz Blakney
Reston Runners "Seize the Day" Women's 5K - June 17, 2017
Congratulations to all participants and thank you volunteers!
Memorial Day Tradition - Sky Meadows Hike & Wine Picnic
Annual Meeting & Dinner - March 7, 2017
Some members of the 2017 Reston Runners Board of Directors . Please click on the picture to see full photo set by Brian Kent.
Devil Dog 100 KM Race Report by Emmett Delaney
Read Emmett's great report about competing and persevering under the toughest conditions
hanks to Keith Whited for his generous donation to the Reston Runners Community Fund - 2016