Important PGRC Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear PGRC Community,

Thank you all for what you are doing in the midst of this pandemic. All our efforts to help stop the spread of the virus – from staying at home, to maintaining social distancing while running during club runs and training programs – are having an important impact for our club and the broader running community.  In particular, I would like to thank you for adapting to this new way of running and for doing so with a positive outlook. It is very important that we remain calm during this turbulent time, with so much uncertainty swirling around us.

The PGRC Board continues to prioritize your health and wellness in all our decisions. We are also working diligently to ensure that PGRC continues in its important missions to our club members and to our local community. With this in mind, I wanted to share some news and guidance:

As I mentioned last week, we have been carefully monitoring information from our public officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), and various news outlets regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  This information is constantly changing, and we have been doing our best to keep everyone informed.

As of yesterday, with the new guidelines from our Governor, and also from the RRCA, it is with my deepest regret that, effective immediately, our club meetups, weekly runs, and training programs are cancelled until further notice.  

Our PGRC community is strong and tight-knit.  Some people from the club will continue to meet up for personal runs, but, unfortunately, these cannot be under the PGRC umbrella.  There are also many virtual options.   We encourage you to remain active, as best you can, while also taking the necessary precautions to maintain your mental and physical well-being. During your personal runs please be sure to follow the guidelines of the CDC by keeping them at a max of 10 people, and staying 6ft apart.  Also, be sure to share your spirit by continuing to post your running photos on our various social media sites!  #PGRCSelfieLoveNotWar

I truly believe that we still need to take time for our own physical and mental health as we continue to adjust to this current situation. Parks and trails are still open; so, if you have some extra time during the day, try to get outside and go for a walk or run.  Visit a park, or simply take a walk through your neighborhood.  Exercising, eating well, and getting plenty of sleep, are all-necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Please stay in communication with the club so that you are aware of any developments.  

Thank you so much for your continuous support of our club. 

I hope that everyone stays healthy and continues to practice safe habits.  We are all in this together, and it is an honor for me to be in this with the best running club in the county! 

If there is anything that we can do to continue to make running an enjoyable and beneficial experience please let us know.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or issues. I am here for you!! 

Respectfully yours, 

Ndegwa R. Kamau 

PGRC Board President 

Walking Group Schedule for September 2019

Here is the proposed Walking Group schedule for September 2019. As always, walkers are welcome to join club members for Tuesday Night at Herbert Wells Ice Rink.

  • September 14th–Saturday 8 am session at Paint Branch Trail, meeting at Herbert Wells Rink
  • September 21st–Saturday 8 am session at Lake Artemesia
  • September 28th–Saturday 8 am session at Paint Branch Trail, meeting at Herbert Wells Rink

The group is still looking for volunteers to help lead the Saturday sessions.  If you are available to lead on  September 14th, 21st, or 28th,  please contact Sharon Vanwright at walk@pgrc.org.

PGRC Walking Group Session for Saturday, April 20th Cancelled

Hey PGRC Walkers!

The April 20, 2019 session for the walking group is cancelled. Please do not let that discourage you from walking!

The walking group is still looking for volunteers to help lead the Saturday sessions.  If you are available to lead on April 27th; May 4th or 11th, please contact walk@pgrc.org.

UPCOMING WALKING GROUP SESSIONS

  • April 23, 2019 at 6pm PGRC Track Night
  • April 27, 2019 at 8am Paint Branch Trail meeting at Acredale Park
  • April 30, 2019 at 6pm PGRC Track Night
  • May 4, 2019 at 8am Eleanor Roosevelt High school for the Arthritis Walk
  • May 7, 2019 at 6pm PGRC Track Night
  • May 11, 2019 at 8am Lake Artemesia
  • May 14, 2019 at 6pm PGRC Track Night

PGRC Walking Group Info for April 28, 2018

PGRC is hosting its annual Springburst 8K at Greenbelt Park, so we will not have a walking session tomorrow. If you are in the area, come out and lend your support to the Club and the runners. The signup for volunteers can be found here.

Here is the Spring/Summer Walking Schedule for your information and planning:

  • May 5th–Arthritis Walk at Eleanor Roosevelt HS in Greenbelt–free to participate; donations welcomed
  • May 8th–PGRC Tuesday Track Night
  • May 12th–Buddy Attick Park
  • May 15th–PGRC Tuesday Track Night
  • May 19th–Allen Pond Park
  • May 22nd–PGRC Tuesday Track Night
  • May 26th–Memorial Day Weekend–Walking session cancelled
  • May 29th–PGRC Tuesday Track Night
  • June 2nd–Watkins Park
  • June 5th–PGRC Tuesday Track Night
  • June 9th–Lake Artemesia
  • June 12th–PGRC Tuesday Track Night
  • June 16th–National Harbor trail
  • June 19th–PGRC Tuesday Track Night
  • June 23rd–Buddy Attick
  • June 26th–PGRC Tuesday Track Night
  • June 30th–Anacostia Trail meeting at Bladensburg Waterfront Park

PGRC Walking Group Info for Saturday, April 14, 2018

Good day PGRC Walkers!

It’s finally spring, which means we can walk outdoors at Lake Artemesia.

We will meet at 8 am at the Herbert Wells Rink parking lot. The address is 5211 Campus Drive, College Park MD 20740.

We are still looking for suggestions for new walking areas to include in the spring/summer walking schedule. Please let us know as soon as possible so I can finalized the schedule.

Happy Walking!
Sharon and Genea
walk@pgrc.org