By Dan Horvath
 - The Medina County Road Runners (MCRR) club was founded in 2007. A grassroots effort of volunteerism began and allowed this non-profit club to flourish and grow and to continue to set goals for the future. We are 'every runner'; there is a place for everyone within this club. Our members range from those that simply run to stay in shape to those that live to compete. We are slow and fast. We run just one mile and have done hundred-mile races. We are record-setters, national champions, and Boston qualifiers, and we are just getting ready for our first 5K. We have been running for less than a year and we have been running our whole lives. We are ever-evolving in our goals.

MCRR features several club events of which the largest is the Medina Half-Marathon. This premier running event is widely regarded as one of the most runner-friendly races around. The proceeds are all generously donated to local charities. MCRR events also include several free races available to members only. These include the 'Quickie', a two-miler that's popular with kids, and the Buckeye Woods 25K/50K, a fun 'fatass' fall run. MCRR supports the local running community in a number of ways, including volunteering, and funding a scholarship for Medina County graduating seniors.

 Group runs are plentiful and frequent. Popular running locations include Hinckley Metropark, Buckeye Woods County Park, and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. At these group runs and other events, newer members often benefit from the wisdom and experience of our veteran runners. Coaching, training tips, inspiration, motivation, and more are found within this club. If you are just starting out or looking to improve your running, joining Medina County Road Runners will serve as one of your best resources to reach your goals.

 The entire organization is non-profit and volunteer-based. Our continued work in the community and growth for future events is dependent on members' dues so please consider joining our club so our members can support you and we can all support a sport that we love.
There are 147 MCRR members. We hope you will join us.   www.medinacountyroadrunners.com

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