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By LOWELL E. SUNDERLAND | August 29, 2004
AS COMMERCIAL real estate deals go, here's a local footnote, just a small victory for Howard County. As of Wednesday, Howard County becomes home for one of the nation's best-known runners' groups. The Road Runners Club of America has called Northern Virginia - Alexandria - home for 48 years, since it was founded there by volunteer runners. But the grass-roots organization, which claims 650 clubs and 130,000 members nationally, is moving this week into new headquarters - Suite 150 at 8965 Guilford Road in Columbia's Kings Contrivance village.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2014
Charnie L. "Les" Kinion Jr., a city firefighter who founded the Baltimore Road Runners Club and the Maryland Marathon, died July 23 of a heart attack in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 78. "The Maryland Marathon was Les' baby. He did a lot of the work and knew how to get races organized," said John Roemer, a friend for more than 40 years. "People liked him and he was the best face the Maryland Marathon ever had," said Mr. Roemer, who lives near Parkton. "It attracted some of the best runners in the world.
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,SUN STAFF | September 19, 1995
The Road Runners Club of America has joined the information network and is offering a site on the World Wide Web."We already have gotten a couple of calls and we have been on only a week," RRCA executive director Henley Gibble said last week. "We're hoping that we don't get so many requests that we would be on overload, but if we do, I would actually be delighted."The RRCA page will contain information on how to find an RRCA club, how to start a club, on injury prevention tips and on men's, women's and children's running.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | March 29, 2009
Jill L. Mottus, a marathoner who was a prominent member of the Baltimore running scene for more than 30 years, died of cancer March 21 at Roland Park Place. She was 71. Jill Louria Ross was born in New York City and raised in Scarsdale, N.Y. After graduating from high school in 1955, she attended Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. She worked for a personnel agency in New York City before marrying Stephen J. Mottus in 1958. A Pikesville resident since 1964, Mrs. Mottus enjoyed entertaining family and friends.
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,Staff Writer | July 14, 1992
What began in 1980 as a one-day attempt to bring attention to women's distance running and then evolved into a three-month-long celebration, the Women's Distance Festival kicked off a nine-event stop in Maryland with the Howard County Striders' Women's Distance Festival 5K on Friday night.Donna Moore, who finished in 17 minutes, 36 seconds, won the race that began at midnight at Columbia Mall. Sunday, Louise Kelly, 28, who finished in 17:43, won the Westminster Road Runners Club's Women's Distance Festival 5K at Union Mills.
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,Sun Staff Writer | March 1, 1994
The host Howard Country Striders ran away with the Maryland-District of Columbia Road Runners Club of America's 10-Mile Team Challenge Sunday at Howard Community College.With first-place finishes by the Striders' Gerry Clapper (53 minutes, 49 seconds) and Bea Maria Fritsch (60:25), Howard County outdistanced the Montgomery County Road Runners Club, 162 points to 340. The top 12 male finishers and the top three female finishes are used to tabulate each club's standing."We just had all our fast runners show up and we dominated the field."
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,Staff Writer | August 11, 1992
The Women's Distance Festival, the Road Runners Club of America's three-month celebration of women's distance running, continued Sunday with the Baltimore Road Runners Club's Women's Distance Festival 5K at Goucher College.And Stacey Nicholson, despite an inflammation of her foot, continued her domination of area running.This year, Nicholson successfully has defended her championship in the Lady Avia Classic, set 5K personal records in the GBMC Father's Day Run and the Bel Air Town Run with 17-minute, 15-second finishes and set an 8K PR in the Rockville Twilight Run.And despite a scheduled operation this month for plantarfascitis -- an inflammation of the tissue on the bottom of the foot -- that already had sidelined her for five months, she ran only six seconds off her 5K PR with a 17:21 finish and successfully defended her title in the BRRC Women's Distance Festival.
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By Michael Reeb | January 8, 1991
One of the more interesting road-racing announcements recently received was for the 20th annual Avenue of the Giants Marathon on May 5. Run at Dyerville Bridge, 200 miles north of San Francisco, the run is described by the Six Rivers Running Club as taking place in a "secluded, quiet area. Mostly flat, paved road winding through the redwoods.""Giant virgin redwoods await you," the club advertises on its entry form. "Enjoy marathoning again."All of which brings to mind one of the most frequently received running questions in The Sun sports department from conventioneers and tourists to Baltimore: Are there any races taking place this weekend?
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,Staff Writer | March 16, 1993
Runners looking for springtime motivation might want to consider a challenge by the American Running & Fitness Association.Called Exercise Across America, the program is designed for athletes of all abilities, and you don't have to leave your neighborhood to take part."
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By Michael Reeb | February 26, 1991
The Howard County Striders and Montgomery County Road Runners Club have their annual Brighton Dam challenge, in which the neighboring clubs vie for bragging rights in a 7-mile road race.And the Renaissance AllSports Athletic Club annually issues a challenge to running clubs across the state in the JFK 50-Miler in Boonsboro.But come the last Sunday in February, Road Runners Club of America affiliates in Maryland and the District of Columbia stage the area's most prized club competition -- the 10-mile Maryland-District of Columbia RRCA Challenge.
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By LOWELL E. SUNDERLAND | August 29, 2004
AS COMMERCIAL real estate deals go, here's a local footnote, just a small victory for Howard County. As of Wednesday, Howard County becomes home for one of the nation's best-known runners' groups. The Road Runners Club of America has called Northern Virginia - Alexandria - home for 48 years, since it was founded there by volunteer runners. But the grass-roots organization, which claims 650 clubs and 130,000 members nationally, is moving this week into new headquarters - Suite 150 at 8965 Guilford Road in Columbia's Kings Contrivance village.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | January 2, 2002
It was cold yesterday morning at Loch Raven Reservoir - about 12 degrees with the wind chill. It was early. And it was the morning after New Year's Eve. Despite those disincentives, 52 men, 11 women and a bluetick hound dog named Blueberry showed up for a 9 o'clock race to welcome the new year with a six-mile run along the hilly, pine-lined roads that ring the reservoir. "A lot of nonrunners don't quite understand it," said Rick Bingham, president of the Baltimore Road Runners Club and organizer of its annual Father Time Frolic on New Year's Day. "They say, `You're a mental case.
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,SUN STAFF | April 9, 1996
The 100th Boston Marathon will be run on Monday. This space has been profiling Maryland runners who will be competing.Roy Elder has been long on numbers since he took up running 10 years ago.Consider, for example, that in a decade Elder, 66, has become a member of nine running clubs, including the Hagerstown Run for Fun Club, the Chambersburg Road Runners Club, the York Road Runners Club, the Baltimore Road Runners Club, the Annapolis Striders, the Charlottesville...
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,SUN STAFF | February 27, 1996
There's good news for runners who coordinate their schedules with baseball's Opening Day.The Oriole Advocates Home Run, which will be held March 31 at Camden Yards, has been changed from an 8-kilometer race to a 5K and will have an accompanying 1-mile fun run.In addition, "for the first time since 1992 we're going to be finishing the fun run and the 5K on the warning track," said Oriole Advocates spokesman Tom Howser.The decision to add a fun run is aimed at making the day more of a family-oriented adventure.
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,SUN STAFF | February 6, 1996
What the Renaissance All- Sports Athletic Club lacks in members, it makes up for in variety.The 200-member club based in Bel Air not only sponsors a road race almost every week of the year, it offers distances ranging from the popular Bel Air Town Run 5K to the Hinte-Anderson Trail Run 50K.The trail run, which will be held March 23 at Susquehanna State Park, even has spurred the formation of an offshoot, the RASAC Ultra Running Mileage Club."
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,SUN STAFF | January 30, 1996
When it comes to running off the beaten path, the Baltimore Happy Trails Running Club provides a forum for area trail runners."We've grown to about 80 members," founder and president Mike Strzelecki says about the Road Runners of America-sanctioned club that was formed last year. "It's grown pretty quickly, thanks to our race series. We put on four races a year."This year, they will include the Patapsco Scramble 4-Mile on April 27 at 9 a.m., as well as a 10K in July.Strzelecki, 32, says he got the idea for the club from the Virginia Happy Trails Running Club, to which he belonged when he lived in Northern Virginia.
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,Staff Writer | October 12, 1993
Police jurisdictions in the metropolitan Washington area are cooperating with the Road Runners Club of America on problems encountered by female runners and walkers.As the days grow shorter and it gets dark earlier, the RRCA draws attention to the following safety tips -- no matter where you are running:* Don't wear headphones.* Vary your route.* Run with a dog or partner.* Avoid isolated areas.* Notice details of strangers and trust your instincts.* Call police if someone bothers you or you notice a person out of the ordinary.
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By Michael Reeb | June 25, 1991
Two-time winner Gerry Clapper beat defending champion Dave Berardi by one second in an exciting finish to the Towson Sports Medicine Crustacean Crawl 4-Miler Friday night at Goucher College.Clapper, who was celebrating his 30th birthday, finished in 19 minutes, 38 seconds to lead the better-than-average field, which included Bel Air Town Run second-place finisher Doug Mock (third), Governor's Bay Bridge 10K winner Patrick O'Malley (fourth) and GBMC Father's Day 5K winner Stavros Rologas (fifth)
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,SUN STAFF | December 12, 1995
That's 206 races for the year, not for a career.That's the number Ted Poulos, a 34-year-old financial analyst in McLean, Va., is at for 1995, thanks to a closely monitored schedule and some carefully planned travel."
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,SUN STAFF | September 19, 1995
The Road Runners Club of America has joined the information network and is offering a site on the World Wide Web."We already have gotten a couple of calls and we have been on only a week," RRCA executive director Henley Gibble said last week. "We're hoping that we don't get so many requests that we would be on overload, but if we do, I would actually be delighted."The RRCA page will contain information on how to find an RRCA club, how to start a club, on injury prevention tips and on men's, women's and children's running.
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