Welcome to NCRC
Welcome to the North Carolina Roadrunners Club, commonly known as NCRC! We're a nonprofit organization that's a member club of the Road Runners Club of America, one of 18 RRCA clubs in North Carolina. We're based in Raleigh, where our club began in 1979 (see the About NCRC tab for more details). NCRC hosts three races each year, ranging in length from 5K to half-marathon, and holds two annual fund-raising events (see the NCRC Races/Events tab for details). Benefits of becoming a club member include race and in-store discounts, a bimonthly online newsletter, volunteer recognition, and the opportunity to join our 1,000 Mile Club (see the 1,000 Mile Club tab for details). We also hold social runs and other events throughout the year (see the Calendar tab). All runners and walkers are welcome to join us!
Members Can Register for Our 2022 1,000 Mile Club
It's not too late to resolve to run and/or walk more in 2022. NCRC's 1000 Mile Club can help provide the motivation. You must be an NCRC member to participate (sign in to the website before attempting to register). Just keep track of the miles that you run and/or walk each month, and you'll be asked to provide monthly updates. Jadine Lee, our 1,000 Mile Club coordinator, will help keep you on track for your mileage goals. If you total at least 1,000 miles by the end of 2022, you will receive a special T-shirt at the January 2023 NCRC quarterly meeting. Registration is open from now until Feb. 15.
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NCRC Quarterly Meeting — Thursday, Jan. 27
We are pleased to announce that our guest speaker for the NCRC first quarter meeting will be Aiesha Edwards, executive director of Girls on the Run of the Triangle. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the Middle Creek Community Center at 125 Middle Creek Park Avenue in Apex. Guests are welcome to join us. We'll try to offer a Zoom option for those unable to attend in person. We encourage those attending in person to wear facemasks indoors and to stay home if they're showing symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for it.
Aiesha will give an overview of her nonprofit organization, which uses a fun running-based curriculum to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident. Also at the meeting, those members who have earned their 1,000 Mile Club T-shirts for 2021 will receive their shirts. Registration is now open for the 2022 1,000 Mile Club. At the meeting, we will also have updates on our board and the club's plans for 2022. 
Run for the Roses — Sunday, Feb. 13
Registration is now open for Run for the Roses, one of the oldest 5Ks in the Triangle. The race will take place Sunday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh. Every female finisher receives a red rose in this race, which is now in its 41st year. A special treat for this running of the race will be a chance to run past some bronze winged sculptures in the park and to take photos with them before or after the race.
Special Club Member Discounts Page
If you join the North Carolina Roadrunners Club, you can get access to special race and training discounts, including one to all 2022 Fit & Able Productions races (Run O' the Peak, a new Fit & Able 5K and 10K, will take place in Apex on March 12). These discounts will now be listed on our website and accessible to members on a single webpage. Members who sign in to this site can go to the Resources tab and click on Club Member-Only Discounts.  
Cary Donut Run/Walk — Saturday, Jan. 29
Celebrate the new year with NCRC's first social run/walk of 2022 on Jan. 29 (the date has been rescheduled from Jan. 22). We'll meet at the boathouse at Bond Park in Cary and enjoy the beautiful trails in and around the park. Routes of 2, 3, and 4 miles will be available. Bring a friend! We'll have donuts, fruits, hot chocolate, and coffee. The event leader is Esther Dill (estherdill@gmail.com). We encourage participants to wear facemasks when they're not running or eating and to stay home if they're showing symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for it.

If you have an idea for a social run for 2022, we want to hear from you! Email us at board@ncroadrunners.org. We're looking for ideas for themed monthly social runs (not just ideas but plans to lead them) starting in March. That can either be a special location or something special to do after the run or walk. We'll have more details at our Jan. 27 meeting and in the next newsletter.
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