Virginia Road Runners Club of AMERICA Virtual Challenge.

I know a lot of you are feeling isolated and really missing running with the group. It obviously doesn’t help that so many of the events we have been looking forward to are being canceled or postponed. One of the best ways we can support the organizations that put on these events we love so much is to run their events virtually when available.

RRCA came up with a great idea to help get the member clubs involved in a little friendly competition. Starting tomorrow April 1st club members who participate in virtual runs affiliated with an RRCA VA member club can submit their time for inclusion in the challenge.

Here are a few of the virtual events that are eligible.  Additional runs will be added to the RRCA VA Facebook Page. 

  • Richmond Road Runners – Quarantown 10K
  • Peninsula Track Club – Joe & Sue Moore Memorial 5k
  • Shenandoah Valley Runner’s Virtual Series
  • Tidewater Striders Quarantine Virtual 5K & 1 Mile
  • FARC – Moss Clinic Virtual 5K

We would love to hear your thoughts. Join in the conversation on Facebook.

RRCA Virtual 5K & 10K Club Challenge:
Virtual races/events from April 1st to May 31st for the 5K and 10K distances that have an affiliation with a VA RRCA member club can be used for submitted times.  (Other distances might be announced by April 15th and included if there are enough virtual events at each distance to justify the add.)

  • Team scoring will be done for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd for both gender divisions for Overall, Masters and  Age/gender divisions (Overall, Masters, Age 0-12, Age 13-17, Age 18-24, Age 25-29, Age 30-34, Age 35-39, Age 40-44, Age 45-49, Age 50-54, Age 55-59, Age 60-64, Age 65-69, Age 70-74, Age 75-79, Age 80+) Points will be scored for as follows – 1st 3 points, 2nd, 2 pts, and 3rd 2 pts.–
  • Participants can do multiple events virtual events, but only one time counts for each distance.

We are working with VA RRCA to add more eligible virtual events and to solidify details so bare with us. We will follow-up with Team Captain contact information and submission format (most likely Garmin or Strava).

 

I’m sure everyone took the time to look at our spiffy new calendar and thought to themselves… “Self, it would be awesome if  I could subscribe to the FARC calendar so I didn’t have to go to the website to see all the cool things going on!”

Guess what you can! There are a couple ways to do it…

  • Scroll all the way to the bottom of the Website Calendar and you find the Subscribe button. Click and select the calendar of your choice (Google, Outlook, Apple, & others).
  • Go directly to the Google Calendar the website uses by following this link: FARC Google Calendar

Our old Twitter account was lost to time and the inability to figure out who had the login… oops! Never fear we have a new Twitter account for all your tweeting needs! Please follow us at twitter.com/run_farc aka @Run_FARC.

If you happen to be one of the folks who have been waiting since 2016 for @RunFARC to Tweet something new go ahead and unfollow that account… its just not going to happen.

Running Calendar

New integrated calendar for local events.

I’m sure everyone is tired of hearing that their races are postponed or canceled. Hopefully we will be out running together soon.

The calendar on the new runfarc.com website has been updated to include a number of local events and links to the registration pages. There are also several virtual events you can take a look at.

Calendar