Join @collegeparkrun for the Sunday New Year’s Day run this Sunday!
Summer Time Change
With Summer in full swing, we are moving our Sunday Morning Long Runs to 7 am instead of 8 am, so we can beat the heat. The time change will start this Sunday, July 17th.
All paces and distances are welcome.
See you there!
Long Run at Mission BBQ on Greenbelt Road at 7:00 am.
Springburst 10K Sign-up Reminder & Shirt Reveal
It’s not too late to signup for the Springburst 10K! Don’t miss out on this fun, flat, race. Springburst is also part of the MDRRCA Grand Prix Series! We look forward to seeing you there!
For all of those who signed up for the 10k in March, you will receive a Springburst shirt. See below!
2022 Springburst 10K Training Program
Prince George’s Running Club’s (PGRC) first training program of 2022 is open, and training starts this week!!
Need help getting ready for Springburst? Then join PGRC’s 10K training program.
This 8-week program will lead to our goal race, PGRC’s Springburst 10K on Saturday, April 30, 2022. The training program is designed to help you run or walk 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) by building your endurance with a combination of walking, running, speed, and hill workouts.
The cost of the program is $40, and registration is open until Thursday, March 31, 2022. There will be four training days per week (Saturday and Sunday mornings, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings). The program is intended for adults of all ages and abilities (beginner-intermediate) and Coach Andrea Hong will be coaching the program. Detailed training locations and times are listed below. Training will begin on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at 6:30 PM at Herbert Well. If you are not able to make tomorrow’s training, don’t worry, there will be plenty more!
You can register for the training program at: https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/Greenbelt/PGRCSpring10kTraining. If you have any questions about the training program, please contact Coach Andrea at: email@example.com.
Look forward to seeing you soon. Take care and continue to stay safe!
Training Locations and Times:
Day Time Location Link
Sunday 8:00 am Mission BBQ https://goo.gl/maps/x6s83ktWxbn
Tuesday 6:30 pm Ludwig Field https://goo.gl/maps/Rp957wYP8822
Thursday 6:30 pm Herbert Wells https://goo.gl/maps/co8oVKLg7wn
Saturday 8:00 am Greenbelt Park https://www.nps.gov/gree/planyourvisit/maps.htm
Springburst Is Back!
We’re excited to announce the return of Prince George’s Run Club’s Springburst 2022!
After a two-year hiatus, PGRC will be hosting our 36th annual Springburst on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Springburst is the first of the club’s three signature races held each year.
The race will be held at the Glenn Dale Splash Park on the historic Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis (WB&A) Trail which runs along the site of the former Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad. The mostly flat trail is great for runners of all levels and a nice trail for the whole family.
For more information and to register see link https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/GlennDale/Springburst10K. All current club members can save $5.00 on their registration fee using the code PGRC2022. And for those who want to invite friends and family members to join them in the race who are not currently part of the club you can share code FRFM2022 and they will also receive $5.00 off their registration fee.
The 10K race and Kids One-Mile Fun Run, is part of the Maryland Road Runner’s Club (MDRRCA), Grand Prix- Series. For more information on the Grand-Prix series see link MD/DC Grand Prix Series – Maryland RRCA (maryland-rrca.org).
Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers (both male and female) of the 10K race and top finisher in each age group (both male and female): under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, over 70
Course pictured below
Track Night Canceled – Jan. 4, 2022
Due to the weather conditions, track night is canceled tonight, Jan. 4.
If the roads and weather conditions improve, we hope to see you on Thursday at 6:30 pm at Herbert Wells.
Announcing Springburst Series – Virtual Challenges
We are excited to announce the launch of the Springburst Series of virtual challenges.
The Springburst Race is one of Prince George’s Running Club (PGRC) signature races. In lieu of an in-person event, or virtual race, PGRC will host a Springburst Series of challenges from March 20 (the first day of spring) to April 23 (on Prince George’s County 325th anniversary).
The different challenges will meet people where they are in their fitness journeys and offer participants an opportunity to engage with our club in one or more of these series challenges.
1. SPRINGBURST 10k
The traditional/usual distance of the Springburst. Participants can log the 10k wherever they are, however, we can share the course for individuals who want to run that route on their own during the challenge window.
2. SPRINGBURST Fresh Start 5k
Some club members have taken a break during the pandemic and are looking to get back running, or walking. The 5k distance gives a good goal, but it’s not about the time it’s about enjoying the view and smelling the flowers along the way.
3. SPRINGBURST MILE STREAK
The challenge isn’t how fast, the challenge is getting in at least a mile each day from March 20 – April 23.
4. SPRINGBURST RELAY MARATHON
Get your POD together and get out for a relay/miles adding up to 26.2
Sign-up for one or all four of the Springburst Series challenges. Sign-up at any time! Sign-ups will stay open for the duration of the Series (until April 23rd). The Springburst Series is open to PGRC run-club members! Interested in becoming a member – visit pgrc.org/membership
Results will be captured in two ways based on the virtual challenge you participate in:
For the 5k and 10k options, participants will self submit their results via RunSignUp (more details will be sent via email).
For the Mile Streak and Relay Marathon, participants will join the PGRC Club on Strava and/or post their runs on their social media of choice tagging PGRC and using hashtags #springburstseries #10k #5k #runstreak #relaymarathon #werunthecounty
Finishers of the challenge will receive a ‘digital certificate’ that they can share on social media as an acknowledgment of their accomplishment.
The series is free. The goal is to engage YOU (members) and excite YOU about getting out running/walking as the weather warms up and reconnect with US in a fun/easy way.
Questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Springburst 10K & Free Kids One-Mile Fun Run Canceled
Over the past few weeks, we have been carefully monitoring information from our public officials, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local officials, Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and various news outlets regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The situation has been constantly changing, and we have been monitoring shared information to see how we can accommodate our upcoming Springburst race on April 18. During our committee meeting last week, we decided to cut the number of participants down to under 200 participants from the 250+ we initially had planned, to stay within guidance of our state and federal officials.
As of March 19th , and with the new guidance from the CDC regarding the cancellation of gatherings of more than 50 people for the next 8 weeks, we have to make the tough decision of canceling this year’s Springburst race. No race organizer wants to cancel an event, but if public health officials require cancellation, organizers must follow this directive.
Although we are a non-profit, and have incurred some expense, we would like to offer you a refund of your race entry minus the service fee. By providing a refund instead of deferring your entry, we hope you will be encouraged to run with us next year. Individuals, who decide to take to refund option, please send an email to email@example.com.
These are tough times for everyone and has put us all ina very tough position – runners, race organizers and even our charity partners. We do not know what will change tomorrow, but we have always prided ourselves on being great stewards to our club members and to our running community. We know this race is part of the RRCA Grand Prix series and many of you have been training and looking forward to running this race. We are always looking for ways to improve and have been working diligently behind the scenes to give you a better race experience.
I personally want to thank our Springburst planning team, race directors, PGRC club members, volunteers, 10K training program participants and our sponsors, as they have been working hard to organize and prepare for this race.
Lastly, I would like to thank you for signing up for our race.
We truly hope that everyone stays healthy and continue to practice safe habits. We look forward to seeing you at our normal meetups, weekly runs, training programs and most of all, at the starting line next year.
Ndegwa R. Kamau
PGRC Fall Meeting and Board Elections
Join us for the annual PGRC Fall meeting and board elections on December 14 from 11:30am to 1pm at the PG Plaza Community Center. This is a great opportunity to meet the board candidates and fellow PGRC members and learn about the club priorities for 2020.
In addition to the board positions, there are a host of opportunities to support the board in key roles that keep us running smoothly. Hear how you can bring your talents to our team and support these key roles that include planning social activities, assisting with races, coaches/pace leaders, and helping with publicity/social media. Learn more about PGRC board operations by viewing our club constitution.
Lunch will be provided. Please take a moment to RSVP at http://evite.me/TXEj4QA3Eghttp://evite.me/s9M4hp2MvC to assist us in ensuring an accurate count.
Where: 6600 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20782
When: 1130 am to 1 pm
Agenda: Board Elections
Tuesday Weekly Runs
Just in case you missed it: due to Purple Line construction, our Tuesday Track Night club run will take place leaving from Wells Ice Arena at 6:45 PM until further notice!