2020 JTRR Membership

Support the club and our local running community,

Avoid writing your address on every JTRR race registration.

Please see our About JTRR page for more membership info.

Archived 2020 race calendar

Note that the calendar often changes as races near, so plan to check back. If you haven't already signed up for email race notices, you can do so in the banner above.

  • Times listed below indicate the starting time of each race.

  • Unless otherwise noted, race day registration begins ½ hour earlier.

  • NAOC designates Nugget Alaska Outfitters Cup with timed results.

  • JTRR/RRCA indicates a Club race.

  • Unless otherwise noted, most entry fees are $10 for JTRR/RRCA races ($1 age 18 and under).

  • Pre-registration is only available if specified.

  • Send calendar corrections or additions to the webmaster.

  • Please see: RRCA Recommendations for Safe Running during the pandemic

 

January 4th  Saturday - Run 4 the Rock - “Lighthouse Keeper Race" 5K/1M NAOC

Run for the Rock Flyer        Run 4 the Rock Registration Form

START TIME: 4:00 p.m., Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. 

LOCATION: Overstreet Park, “The Whale” 

DISTANCE: 5K or 1M 

MORE INFO on their facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/events/448728622413849/

CONTACT: Sue York 907 255-3662 slyak3@yahoo.com 

Proceeds go to the non-profit Eldred Rock Lighthouse Preservation Association, Prizes for individual and series race winners and give-aways.

January 25, Saturday - JTRR Potluck & Awards 

Start Time: 6 PM

Location: Juneau Arts and Culture Center (JACC - the old Armory)

Come join our friendly local running community in celebrating the the past year and getting ready for the next one!

  • Please bring a dish to share, if you can; the food is always fantastic.

  • Vice President David Epstein will be set up to accept 2020 club membership dues. Alternatively, on-line registration is available now. David has also volunteered to emcee the evening's festivities.

  • There will be a slideshow of 2019 races.

Have you been hiding some well-curated digital photos from the racing season? Please get your images to board member Myron Davis at myrond@gmail.com as soon as you can. He has volunteered to put together this year's slide show. Please contact him for the best ways to share files.

  • Elections will be held - Many thanks to our outgoing long-time president John Kern! The club has thrived under his leadership.

  • NAO Cup Awards will be distributed. Thank you to club treasurer Kym Mauseth for organizing this ceremony.

You can find all of the 2019 NAOC standings here.

  • Thank yous will go out to last year's JTRR fundraising race directors and to board volunteers.

  • Printed copies of the annual treasurer's report and our tentative race calendar will be on each table.

 

February 15 Saturday – Sweethearts' Relay NAOC JTRR/RRCA

Start Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Douglas Fire Hall

Distance: Two 1 Mile Legs

Contact: Dan Robinson, 364-2521 robidanc@gmail.com

February 15 Saturday, 8AM AST - Registration Opens for

Lynn Canal Running Camp here.

March 14 Saturday – Flanagan’s Run NAOC JTRR/RRCA

Start Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Douglas Fire Hall

Distances: Five Mile and 1 Mile

Contact: Randy Peterson, randylp@gmail.com

Race Director Clinic - CANCELLED

We hope to put out revised written material and maybe even a short video soon. Please contact us (see the about page) if you have imminent questions or if you can volunteer video production talent. Thanks!

Saturday, March 28th through Saturday, April 4th
Glacier 10k and 1M NAOC JTRR/RRCA - THE VIRTUAL EDITION!

In view of the corona virus pandemic and the governor’s recent mandate requiring social distancing, JTTR has cancelled or postponed all upcoming races.  But we are organizing virtual races to encourage people to stay healthy and get out and run, as long as it can be done consistent with state laws and CDC recommendations. To that end, if you sign up for a virtual race, you must adhere to the following:

- Comply with all CDC recommendations and the governor’s mandates regarding social distancing

- When running, or anytime outside your home, maintain at least six feet between yourself and any other person not in your immediate household

- Do not run if you are exhibiting signs of illness

- Do not carpool or ride share

Distances: 10 kilometers or 1 Mile

Registration Fee: $15 adult, $5 age 18 and under (our apologies for any fee mistakes in our email).

Race Director: Dwayne Duskin Jr, dduskin1@hotmail.com

Proceeds benefit the TMHS track team

Here's how it works:

  • Agree to our Waiver for JTRR Virtual Races by reading it and paying the registration fee.

  • The JTRR Paypal link is PayPal.Me/JuneauTrailRoadRunne

  • Please enter the following information in the “Notes” section of the PayPal payment screen for each participant:

    • Glacier 10k/M

    • Name of runner

    • Distance (10k or 1M)

    • Age as of July 1st of this year (for NAOC results)

    • Gender

  • Before you run also email the information listed above to race director Dwayne Duskin Jr at dduskin1@hotmail.com.

  • Run the course and time yourself (to the second) any day from Saturday, March 28th, 2020 through Saturday, April 4th 2020. To be fair, please don't publicly post your results (no facebook, Strava, etc.) until the day after the race closes.

    • The standard courses will be marked, with both distances starting in the Mendenhall Glacier parking lot. Both the 10K and 1 mile are out and back, so the start and finish line is the same. The 1 mile course is out and back along the Glacier Spur Road. The 10K course is along the Glacier Spur Road and turns right onto the Back Loop Road. The turnaround is approximately .3 miles past the Montana Creek Road intersection. Head back along the same route.

    • If you are unable or do not wish to run the standard course, please run a no-vertical-loss 10K (6.21 miles), or 1 mile where you choose. Please run outdoors, unless a shelter-in-place order does not allow outdoor activity.

  • After your run, email the race director your race time. If you run faster than would be predicted by your race history, you may wish to provide a link or screen shot of your recorded run. Otherwise your word is good.

  • Get NAOC points for your effort!

  • Photos (selfies?) may be submitted to Myron Davis at myrond@gmail.com

  • See final results and photos at http://www.jtrr.org/

May be virtual due to COVID-19: April 3 Friday - Glow Stick Run - 5k run / 1M walk

Registration: starting at 7:30PM, adults $15 Pre-registration, $20 day of race; $7 Student pre-registration, $10 day of race.

Start Time: 8PM

Location: EVAR (Airport Dike trail)

Distance: 5k run and 1M walk

Contact: Jody Levernier 957-1926 , Jlevernier7@gmail.com

Proceeds benefit JDHS Track and Field.

May be virtual due to COVID-19: April 11 Saturday – Bunny Hop Run 5k run/1M walk

Registration: Pre-registration: $15 ($5 for kids under 13). Day of registration goes up by $5.

     Tentative plan: Pre-Register TBA

Start Time: 9am for both distances

Location: TMHS Brotherhood Trail and Montana Creek Trail
Distances: 5K or 1 Mile

Theme: Easter
Food: Healthy snacks like fruit/granola bars and water will be provided
T-Shirts: Purchased for $25
Setup Location: TMHS Purple Hall Commons (side doors and front door will be unlocked)This area will contain snacks, water, the registration table, T-shirts, etc.
Route for 5k Run: Start at TMHS > Cross the bridge onto Brotherhood Trail > Turn left and then right onto Montana Creek Trail > Loop back around onto Brotherhood Trail and run back on the path > Cross the bridge back to TMHS > End at TMHS
Route for Mile Walk > Start at TMHS > Cross the bridge onto Brotherhood Trail and turn right > Continue until you reach the “turn back” sign > End at TMHS

Contact: Luke Strickler lstrick9@gmail.com

Proceeds for the 2020 TMHS Senior Gift and Graduation.

Foghorn VIRTUAL Race!!! 2K / 5K / 10K

Yes the race is on, ANYTIME YOU CHOOSE between Saturday, April 11th and Saturday, April 18, 2020

West Douglas Pioneer Road. (The Pioneer road is almost to the end of North Douglas Highway, on the left.)

The course is well marked.

We are organizing virtual races to encourage people to stay healthy and get out and run, as long as it can be done consistent with state laws and CDC recommendations. To that end, if you sign up for a virtual race, you must adhere to the following:

- Comply with all CDC recommendations and the governor’s mandates regarding social distancing

- When running, or anytime outside your home, maintain at least six feet between yourself and any other person not in your immediate household

- Do not run if you are exhibiting signs of illness

- Do not carpool or ride share

Foghorn registration form, Race Plan, and Poster are at this link.

Contact: Sue York 907 255-3662 slyak3@yahoo.com

Proceeds go to the non-profit Eldred Rock Lighthouse Preservation Association, who is trying to SAVE ELDRED ROCK LIGHTHOUSE!

Sunday April 19th through Saturday April 25th - Virtual Pavitt's Health & Fitness 7K and 1 Mile NAOC JTRR/RRCA

Race ANYTIME YOU CHOOSE between Sunday April19th and Saturday, April 25, 2020!

The course is on the Kaxdegoowu Heen Dei ("Kax"  or Brotherhood Bridge) Trail, and will be well marked. See the map at the link below for a great map.

We are organizing virtual races to encourage people to stay healthy and get out and run, as long as it can be done consistent with state laws and CDC recommendations. To that end, if you sign up for a virtual race, you must adhere to the following:

- Comply with all CDC recommendations and the governor’s mandates regarding social distancing

- When running, or anytime outside your home, maintain at least six feet between yourself and any other person not in your immediate household

- Do not run if you are exhibiting signs of illness

- Do not carpool or ride share

Pavitt's registration form is at this link.

Pavitt's course map is at this link.

Distances: 7K and 1 Mile

Contact: Kym Mauseth, (907) 321-5966

A fundraiser for Juneau Trail & Road Runners.

 

Sunday April 26th through Saturday May 2nd  - Virtual Mendenhall Mud Puddle Meet NAOC JTRR/RRCA

Distances: 8 Mile or 1 Mile

Starting point: Auke Lake Trail parking lot (at the Rotary picnic shelter)
Registration (link includes route descriptions): On-line here!

1-Mile map here.

8-mile course map here.

We are organizing virtual races to encourage people to stay healthy and get out and run, as long as it can be done consistent with state laws and CDC recommendations. To that end, if you sign up for a virtual race, you must adhere to the following:

- Comply with all CDC recommendations and the governor’s mandates regarding social distancing

- When running, or anytime outside your home, maintain at least six feet between yourself and any other person not in your immediate household

- Do not run if you are exhibiting signs of illness

- Do not carpool or ride share

Contact: Kym Mauseth, (907) 321-5966

 

Spring Tide Scramble, a.k.a. “The Mud Run” NAOC JTRR/RRCA

Hoping to postpone until late August. No virtual option will be offered.

The 30th Running of this event!

This race is seeking a new Race Director. If interested, please consider volunteering/apprenticing this year.

Contact: Susan Cable, 209-9164 springtidescramble@gmail.com

Sun. May 17 thru Sat. May 23 - Virtual Race

The Cameron Clark Memorial Run, Sponsored by NAO NAOC JTRR/RRCA

Distances: 5K and 1K Fun Run

Registration and more info is HERE

Contact: Dan Robinson, 957-5589 robidanc@gmail.com

May be virtual due to COVID-19: May 23 Saturday – Heart of Hospice 5K and 1M NAOC

Registration: Pre-registration: $15 for kids (under 18), $20 for adults (18 and over). Day of registration goes up by $5.

     Tentative plan: Pre-Register online at www.ccsjuneau.org

Start Time: 9am for both distances

Location: Twin Lakes Playground
Distances: 5K or 1 Mile

Contact: Patricia Kalbrener, patricia.kalbrener@ccsjuneau.org

Proceeds go to Hospice and Home Care of Juneau, a division of Catholic Community Service.

Sun. May 31 thru Sat. June 6 - Seacoast Relay  Virtual Race! NAOC JTRR/RRCA

Distances: There are five legs ranging from 3.4 to 5.7 miles. Legs can be run in any order.

Fee: The cost is $10 for adults and $1 for youth (this race is not recommended for young children as it involves running along and across Glacier Hwy). The cost is per person, not per leg. Although teams are recommended, runners do not need to be on a team to participate.

Registration and more info is here.

Overall course description is at this link: SCR 2020 description.docx

Maps for each leg are at these links:

SCR L1 2020 5.7M.pdf

SCR L2 2020 3.5M.pdf

SCR L3 2020 4.6M.pdf

SCR L4 2020 3.4M.pdf

SCR L5 2020 4M.pdf

Contact: Kym Mauseth, kmauseth@acsalaska.net

Now through Sat. June 6 - Wild for Conservation 5k NAOC

Virtual race information here!

Distance: 5K

Contact: Amanda Pilley, info@setrust.net, 586-3100

Proceeds benefit the Southeast Alaska Land Trust

Sun. June 7 thru Sun. June 13 - Virtual Race!

East Glacier Trail Tangle NAOC JTRR/RRCA

Location: Powerline Trail and East Glacier Trail (starting at Gladstone St.)

Fee: The cost is $10 for adults and $1 for youth 18 and under (please run with young children).
Online registration, visuals and other info here!

A map is also here.

THE START/FINISH HAS CHANGED THIS YEAR TO A DIFFERENT LOCATION. Please refer to the course map, in addition to the on-line registration form which has even more details.

The email sent to our mailing list can be seen here.

Contact: Karlynn Welling, 790-7215

Sun. June 14 thru Sat. Jun 20 - Virtual Race - REGISTRATION & MORE INFO!

Perseverance Trail Run / Ben Blackgoat Memorial NAOC JTRR/RRCA

Location: Perseverance Trail

Distances: 2, 4, or 7 Miles

The email notice sent to the mailing list can be viewed here.

Contact: Paul & Dianne DeSloover, 586-6709, pdesloover@yahoo.com

Funds raised go toward the Ben Blackgoat Memorial Scholarship.

Sun. June 21 thru Sat. Jun 27 - Virtual Race - REGISTRATION & MORE INFO!

Eaglecrest Road Race NAOC JTRR/RRCA

Location: Starts at 1/4 Mile Eaglecrest Road

Distances: 5 and 1 Mile on Fish Creek Road

The email notice sent to the mailing list can be viewed here.

Contact: Tom Meyer tommeyer@gci.net

July 4 Sat. only between 9:03AM and 10:48AM – Glenn Frick Memorial Mile NAOC

Come on out to physical distance, celebrate the 4th, remember our friend Glenn, and support the JDHS Yadaa.at Kalé Cross Country Team! This race has three 1 mile locations to choose from:
1) Floyd Dryden/Adair Kennedy Track
2) Glacier Highway/Highland Drive (start at Breakwater Inn, running north)
3) A Kax Yaa Andagan Ye (Sandy Beach)
Run one or all three, but the courses will only be open and marked, with cheer squads in place, to run anytime between 9:03AM and 10:48AM. Be ready to time yourself and at the finish line JD XC runners will write down your time.
As Glenn would've said, "have fun bustin' your butt!"

On-line registration here.
Paper form here.
(drop off day-of at any race location via no-contact deposit boxes, monitored by masked JD runners!)

Contact: Tristan Knutson-Lombardo, 723-1772, tkl1289@gmail.com

Proceeds support the Juneau-Douglas Yadaa.at Kalé Cross Country Team

Photo of Glenn Frick and friends by Klas Axel Stolpe.

Sun. July 5 thru Sat. July 11 - Mount Roberts Tram Run VIRTUAL NAOC JTRR/RRCA

Location: NEW starting line! Mount Roberts Trailhead Parking Lot, Basin Road

Distance is approximately 2.5 miles with an 1800-foot climb

On-line registration is here.

Contact: Linda Kruger    lindalaska2003@gmail.com     907-957-0335

Sun. July 12 thru Sat. July 18 - Virtual Race

Juneau Physical Therapy Governor’s Cup 5k and Kid’s 1 Mile NAOC JTRR/RRCA

Location: 5k starts at theAOB (across from the city museum), 4th and Calhoun,

     the 1 Mile race starts at the finish on Hospital Drive

Distances: 5K and 1 Mile

On-line registration is here.

Contact: Justin Dorn, juneauphysicaltherapy@juneauphysicaltherapy.com

Sun. July 19 thru Sat. July 25 – Juneau/Frank Maier Marathon/Half Marathon - VIRTUAL NAOC JTRR/RRCA

Register and find more info at our marathon/half registration page on Race Roster.

This site's marathon/half page is here.

Contact: David Epstein at dave1013@gmail.com

Sun. July 26 - Sat Aug. 1– Midsummer Night Run -VIRTUAL NAOC JTRR/RRCA

Register here.

Location: False Outer Point (Picnic Cove) Recreation Area

Distances: 10 kilometers or 1 Mile

Contact: Randy Peterson, randylp@gmail.com

 

August 1 Saturday – Aukeman Sprint Triathlon -- sorry, cancelled for 2020

Sun. Aug. 2 thru Sat Aug. 8 Saturday - Treadwell Race – Virtual (in lieu of Nifty Fifty) NAOC JTRR/RRCA

We regret that due to the recent increase in infections, the Nifty Fifty has been canceled for this year.

In it's place we are offering virtual races on the Treadwell Ditch Trail.

Register here!

Location: Savikko Shelter No. 2 at Sandy Beach

Distances: 10M or 10K

Contact: Keith Levy, 586-1427

Sat. Aug. 22nd thru Sat. Aug. 29th - Beat the Odds - Virtual - NAOC for 5K

On-line registration is here.

Overview map is here.

5K run map is here.

2M walk map is here.

Submit 5K race time here.

Poster is here.

Location: Riverbend Elementary School Covered Playground.

The first 300 registered/paid entrants are eligible for a T-shirt!

Distances: 5k run (with NAOC points), or 2 mile walk.

Location: Both courses start near the Riverbend Elementary School Covered Playground. The 5k is an out and back and finishes at the starting point. The 2 mile walk ends in the Riverbend School Parking lot. Both courses are slightly different than in previous years, and will be marked.

Registration: $25 Adults, $20 Youth (18 and under)

T-shirt pickup:

August 17 - Nugget Alaskan Outfitter 2pm - 6pm

August 18 - 21 - Cancer Connection Office 12pm - 2pm (3225 Hospital Drive - 1st floor)

Contact: Kym Mauseth 907-321-5966

Fundraiser for Cancer Awareness and Cancer Connection's Travel Reimbursement Program.

Sunday September 6th - Downtown Color Run (not a JTRR or RRCA race)

10 AM to 6PM with staggered starts.

Location: Mount Robert's Tram

Juneau Empire story here.
Fee: $29

More info and link for registration are here.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Juneau-Douglas High School Cross Country Team.

Saturday Aug 15th thru Saturday Sep. 12th – Klondike Road Relay - Virtual Race registration.

September 5 Saturday – Juneau Family Health and Birth Center's Labor Day Weekend Fun Run/Walk will not take place.

Saturday Sept. 26th thru Sunday Oct. 4th – Friends of the Poor 5k– Virtual NAOC

Registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBvdgLRg5LaVpDOE1qi4zgPAjC4XG481hkd2z47CNlwoT5gg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Entry Fee: Minimum donation - $25 adult; $10 youth (18 and under)

Make payment here: https://paypal.me/friendswalk?locale.x=en_US

Location: Airport Dike Trail/E.V.A.R (Emergency Vehicle Access Road)

Distance: 5k

Submit race times here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIX-1DzsEh0BYHaqXyhwwT1GlFPrJcyN_1woeHQBtpZHXoig/viewform?usp=sf_link

Contact: Maureen Hall maureenhall976@gmail.com

Race Director: Keith Levy keithblevy@gmail.com

This event helps raise funds for and awareness of the services that St. Vincent de Paul offers to help the poor in Juneau.

Cancelled - Saturday October 10th - We regret that Eaglecrest run and Eaglecrest open house day have been cancelled.

Saturday Oct. 31 and Sunday Nov. 1 - Halloween Half Scare-a-Thon - Virtual JTRR/RRCA NAOC

Registration: TBA

Location: North Douglas Highway

Distance: 13.1 miles

Contact: Holly Handler 907-321-9433

Proceeds benefit JTRR

Costumes are encouraged but are not required

Sunday Nov. 8th thru Saturday Nov. 14th – Veteran’s Day Run – Virtual NAOC JTRR/RRCA (Tentative)

Registration: TBA

Location: Brotherhood Bridge Parking Lot

Distance: 8K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Contact: Kirk Thorsteinson 321-3026, kirkthorsteinson@hotmail.comProceeds benefit the VFW Taku Post 5559

Saturday Oct. 31 and Sunday Nov. 1 - Halloween Half Scare-athon - Virtual JTRR/RRCA NAOC

Registration (please submit BEFORE running the course): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIQdkGEwuSAjQu1HiVDFKT-C--Sn4Q8RStGONvHWBFYQhgVQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Location: North Douglas Highway

Distance: 13.1 miles

Fee: $10 for Adults and $1 for youth 18 and under at paypal.me/JuneauTrailRoadRunne

NEW RACE TIME SUBMISSION PROCESS: Return to your email registration receipt message from Google Forms; select “Edit response," enter your race time (H:MM:SS), and (re)Submit the form after you've completed the course. 

Note: “Edit response” can also be utilized if you’ve entered previously submitted information incorrectly for this event.

If you did not receive an email receipt, please check your spam and/or junk folders. If not found, your email address may have been entered incorrectly - please contact the race director.

Race Director: Holly Handler 907-321-9433

Costumes are encouraged but are not required.

Proceeds benefit JTRR.

Cancelled - Saturday October 10th - We regret that Eaglecrest run and Eaglecrest open house day have been cancelled.

Sunday Nov. 8th thru Saturday Nov. 14th – Veterans Day Run – Virtual NAOC JTRR/RRCA 

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUZRAC5dgTMe1avmJ79RSYmoVjzOIphjwT-FnMEAxX2sVfdQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Location: Brotherhood Bridge Parking Lot (refer to registration form for details on the courses)

Distance: 8K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Cost: $10 Adults; $1 Youth 18 and under

Contact: Kirk Thorsteinson 321-3026, kirkthorsteinson@hotmail.com

Proceeds benefit the VFW Taku Post 5559

Friday Nov. 20th thru Thursday Nov. 26th - Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K and 1M, Fun Run.  Virtual Event.  
Raising funds for Glacier Swim Club and Find Your Fire

Register: NAO, Foggy Mt. or on-line at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/turkey-trot-5k1-mile-fun-run-juneau-tickets-126918975071?aff=ebdssbeac

Course: Airport Trail (end of Radcliffe Road) - or your choice of a 5K (3.1-mile) or 1-mile route.

$10: 1-Mile / $15: 5K / $20: t-shirt

Contact tyramsmith@aim.com or 907-723-9252

Benefitting: Glacier Swim Club and Find Your Fire.

Age-graded Haines Fundraiser! JTRR fun run

 

Dec. 12th-27th, 2, 6 or 10 miles, anywhere you choose*, and more than two weeks to do it!

Yeah, you read that right, JTRR is doing a multi-distance, age-graded, virtual fun run!

And you can choose your own location, even if you are out-of town!

And all proceeds go to help victims of the Haines disaster! So much to love here.

 

When: Saturday, December 12th through Sunday, December 27th.

Your time/s must be submitted by midnight Monday, December 28th, 2020.

 

Course: 2, 6, or 10 miles, anywhere you choose, road or trail, *although your run must end

where it started to ensure zero elevation drop.

 

Cost: $10 per distance for runners of any age (fundraiser).

(Examples: 2 miler and 6 miler = $20, all three distances for $30.)

Please register using our Google form here (link repaired). If you'd like to donate extra for Haines, you can do that on our form, too. We'll make sure it gets there!


Do to constraints of our point calculation system, this is a "fun run" only. We do plan to post age-graded results based on "JTRR age", which is your age as of July 1, 2020, please. Runners will submit their actual time, and we'll convert using the USATF Age-grading tool for road running (even if you ran off-road). You have three weekends and the weekdays between to complete your runs. We hope that runners of all ages will enjoy the competing against a larger base than in our typical races. Check out the calculator!

Waiver and pandemic safety: All participants agree to and must comply with the revised Road Runners Club of America waiver, as found on this race's registration page (link above). Please register before you race, read and follow the waiver. Thank you!

Contact: Susan at jtrr.serr@gmail.com

 

All proceeds will be paid to JTRR as entry fees, then lump-donated by JTRR specifically for Haines disaster relief.

If you are interested in directing the Spring Tide Scramble race next year, please contact Susan at jtrr.serr@gmail.com

Juneau Marathon & Half Marathon is planned for Saturday, July 25th. Some info is here. Registration is here!

Special Note re. Virtual Racing

The JTRR Officers met on March 15th to talk about how to handle upcoming races in view of concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Two things are clear. First, running alone or with someone else who is fast enough to stay at least 10 feet ahead of you is among the best things you can do for your immune system as well as your mental and physical health. At the same time, we don’t want to promote the spread of the virus by sponsoring races where people gather close together in large groups.

 

The CDC is recommending cancelling or postponing all group gatherings of 50 or more. The Road Runners Club of America, of which the JTRR is a member, suggests moving to the idea of “virtual” races instead of completely canceling them. The JTRR officers are working with race directors to make this happen. For at least the next eight weeks, we will not be promoting traditional races where everyone starts at the same time.

 

So, what is a virtual race? The details will vary from race to race, but the idea is that you will register on-line or by mail or perhaps at drop-off locations, run the race during a time frame set by the race director, and email your race time to the director before the set deadline. We will post the results on the JTRR website and award NAOC points as usual. What could be easier? As each race director decides how to conduct their race, we will put the information on the JTRR website, and we will continue to try to send out an alert for each race via this address. So check back often or contact the race director for more information.

 

In the meantime, stay safe, wash your hands often, elbow bump your friends, and keep running!

 

JTRR Co-President Keith Levy