We’re Recruiting Coaches!

We’re recruiting coaches for our training programs!

What’s required?

  • A desire to help other runners meet their training goals;
  • Completion of the Level I Coaching Certification course
  • A passing score on the Level I Coaching Certification exam; and
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certification (required by RRCA)

There are two Level I Coaching Certification courses scheduled in the area, one in April during the National Convention in Arlington, VA and a second course in Frederick, from June 2 – 3.

You may be eligible for reimburse of the Certification Course fee after passing the exam and coaching 1 – 2 PGRC training programs.

If you are interested, register for one of the local courses and contact Maria Green if you have questions.

2018 Prince George’s Sportsplex All-Comers Track & Field Meets

  • Sunday, January 21, 2018, 8:30 AM
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018, 8:30 AM
  • Sunday, February 10, 2018, 8:30 AM

PRINCE GEORGE’S SPORTS AND LEARNING COMPLEX
8001 Sheriff Road, Landover MD 20785 (301-583-2400)

Run Events:

  • 800m
  • 1500m
  • 3000m
  • 55m
  • 200m
  • 400m
  • 800m
  • 1 mile
  • 3000m
  • 5000m
  • Racewalks

Entry Fee:
$5 to $7

Registration Form [PDF]

USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships
Friday-Sunday, March 16-18, 2018 (3 days)
Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, Landover MD

Time to show off your octaves. Karaoke night is coming to PGRC!

Join PGRC on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at the Half Note Lounge in Bowie to sing along to hundreds of tunes.

Happy hour is from 4-7, so don’t be late. We don’t want to start the party without you! (You can keep getting your “karaoke on” til midnight.)

This is our kick-off to 2018 social event calendar and promises to deliver nonstop fun as you show off your musical pipes. The Half Note offers:

  • FREE PARKING
  • NO COVER CHARGE
  • AN EXTENSIVE SONG LIST
  • GREAT ATMOSPHERE
  • FUN ENTERTAINMENT

Please Know That Half Note Enforces a Dress Code: Classy Casual. Athletic wear of any kind is prohibited. Athletic wear includes, but is not limited to, sneakers, timberland boots, polo boots, work boots, flip flops, sweatshirts, t-shirts, baseball caps, athletic apparel. Half Note Lounge reserves the right to deny entry to anyone dressed inappropriately.

Half Note is located at:
4881 Glen Dale Road
Bowie, MD 20720
301-809-6683

Questions? Contact Fai Nelson, PGRC Event Coordinator at: social@pgrc.org.
You can also view on PGRC’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/161069384513426/

Bring a friend and let’s have some fun PGRC style. It won’t be the same without you there!

PGRC MLK Holiday Run/Walk – January 15, 2018

Join us for a casual social run or walk on MLK Day (Monday, January 15, 2018) at 8AM. We will be meeting at the parking lot for Lake Artemisia, Berwyn Rd & 55th Ave, Berwyn Heights, MD, at 8 am. Basic run will be about 2 and a half miles.

Many people feel that Martin Luther King’s birthday should always be an occasion for contributing to the community.

PGRC has decided to support the campaign to bring the Girls on the Run program to Prince George’s County, starting with four County elementary schools. We hope to have a continuing relationship with the program.

To support GOTR as an individual, please visit https://www.raceplanner.com/donate/hoyer-montessori-gotr (and please note that you are a PGRC member in the comments field).

Registration for the 10-Mile Club Challenge and 8K Training Programs Now Open!

Looking for training programs this winter? PGRC has lots of options for you! In addition to the informal winter marathon program, there are also programs to train for an 8K race and a 10-miler!

10-Mile Club Challenge Training
In preparation for the RRCA Club Challenge on February 25, 2018, Coaches Dave Roeder and Ndegwa Kamau will lead an informal 10 mile training program starting Saturday, January 6, 2018. The training schedule calls for 4 days per week to allows us to train for the longer distances on a flat course and then focus on the hills in Greenbelt Park with a shorter course. Sign up for the training program today, and check the 10-Mile Club Challenge Program page for more information.

Winter 8K Training
The 8K winter Running Program is a two-month training program, for adults of all ages and abilities, which will train you to run an 8 kilometer (4.97-mile) race. The program will build your endurance with a combination of walking and running over time. In addition, the program will offer the benefits of improved cardiovascular fitness, reduced adverse health factors, safe training methods, and fun! The target graduation race is the Springburst 8K on April 28, 2018 at Greenbelt Park. Sign up for the program today! For more information, visit the program page.

Join PGRC for the 2018 RRCA Club Challenge

Registration is now open for the Club Challenge 10M on February 25, 2018. The race is open only to members of Maryland and DC RRCA clubs, so please make sure you are a current PGRC member before you register.

PGRC is offering a free training program to prepare you for the race. The group meets during four of our regular club runs (track nights on Tuesdays at 6:45pm, Thursday 6:30pm runs at Herbert Wells Ice Arena, Saturday Greenbelt Park at 8am, and long runs Sunday 8am at Mission BBQ in Greenbelt). The first run will be January 6, 8am at Greenbelt Park.

Congratulations to PGRC 2017 RRCA Maryland State Championship Series!

A HUGE congratulations to the PGRC members who won in the 2017 RRCA Maryland State Championship Series:

  • Bernard Kelly
  • Cindy Cohen
  • Lloyd Rawley
  • Valerie Mayhew Rankin
  • Clare Imholtz
  • Karsten Brown*
  • Kirk Gordon*

* Ran with one of their other running clubs.

We encourage you to run the 2018 series. Only four races are needed to qualify, and if you run the Club Challenge and Springburst, you are halfway there. Many age group prizes go unclaimed since there are no qualifiers.