MRC Racing Team

2016 Women’s USATF-CT Half Marathon Team Champions
Women’s Master’s Team Champions: 7.1 Mile, 10k
Men’s Grand Master’s Champions: 1 Mile
Men’s Master’s Champions: 20k
Co-ed XC Champions
Men’s and Women’s Open, Women’s Masters Series Runner-Up

Manchester Running Company’s racing team is supported locally by FleetFeet West Hartford. MRC/Fleet Feet competes in races around the region and as a team on the USA Track & Field-Connecticut Road Racing Grand Prix Circuit. The racing team is open to all abilities and we are happy to have you!

In order to be considered for “sponsorship”, an athlete must accumulate 20 points in a one-year time frame and be a current MRC member. You cannot be a member of another USATF team to earn the sponsorship. Sponsorship consists of your USATF annual fee being paid, an MRC jersey, a small shoe allowance*, and prize money. All club members who do not attain 20 points still enjoy 10% off at Fleet Feet during special shopping days, 10% off at the MRC online store, 15% off special orders from Brooks & Zoot, along with 15% off at Running Warehouse, 30% off Nuun products and 37% off Honey Stinger products.

Click here to become a member!

Points can be earned in three ways…

Achieving the following standards while a member of MRC, please note you get points for these one time (they don’t accumulate):

Men
Distance Tier A (16 points) Tier B (10 points) Tier C (6 points)
800 Meters 2:10 2:15 2:20
Mile 4:30 4:50 5:05
5k 17:15 17:40 18:15
10k 37:00.00 38:20.00 40:00.00
Half Marathon 1:18:00 1:20:00 1:26:00
Full Marathon 2:45:00 2:51:00 3:05
Women
800 Meters 2:25 2:30 2:40
Mile 5:05 5:15 5:30
5k 18:30 20:00 21:30
10k 38:05.00 41:00.00 44:00.00
Half Marathon 1:24:00 1:32:00 1:40:00
Full Marathon 3:00:00 3:15:00 3:30:00

Two points can also be earned for participating in each of the following races (2 points per race).

March 5, 2017 99.1 PLR ShamRock n’ Roll 5k – New Haven
April 9, 2017 – Harvard Pilgrim Middletown Half Marathon – Middletown
May 27, 2017 – Delaney Dash – Old Saybrook (4 Miles)
June 10, 2017 – Spring Street Mile – Manchester
June 11, 2017 – Litchfield Hills Road Race – Litchfield (7.1 Miles)
July 30, 2017 – SoundRunner Sealegs Shuffle – Guilford (10 Miles)
August 27, 2017 – Old Wethersfield 10k – Wethersfield
September 4, 2017 – New Haven Road Race 20k – New Haven
November 11, 2017 – Beards & Beers 5k – Manchester

Three points can be earned by volunteering at any of the following races (please contact Patrick to volunteer):
April 8, 2017 – Finally Spring 5k
June 10, 2017- Spring Street Mile & Life Without Limits 5k
September 16, 2017 – CT Women of Hope Run
November 11, 2017 – Beards & Beers 5k

*Shoes and gear from MRC is very limited to the following restrictions and must be for personal use only, no purchasing for family members, etc. Athletes meeting the 20 points receive 45% off the following and 20% off any additional purchases.

5 pairs of Brooks or Zoot shoes per year
6 tops (shirts, jackets, etc.) from Brooks or Zoot
6 bottoms (shorts, pants) from Brooks or Zoot

You must be confirmed eligible through MRC. If you meet the criteria please just send us an email and we’ll go from there!

2015 Women’s Mile, 10k, 20k USATF-CT Team Champions
2015 USATF-CT Men’s Trail Champions
2015 Co-ed XC Champions
2014 USATF-CT Grand Prix Open Men’s Champions
2013, 2014 Men’s CT Cup Champions