Membership in ARRC is semi-annual based upon the following schedule.  Please see the registration link on the side bar for the current season.  All registration is done online through

Spring/Summer Season (May – Oct)

Opening day will be at Gateway Park at 8:00 AM.  After opening day, runs will shift to 7:00 AM and then to 6:00 AM in the hotter months to avoid the heat.  Water and/or gatorade will be provided at Gateway Park after each run and we will have a waterstop set up for any distance over 10 miles.

Registration will open April and remains open until the full marathon group reaches 10 miles.  If you wish to join after this point, please send an email to  We feel that it is unsafe for beginners to join at such a high distance, however if you have been running or walking on your own, or would like to join the half-marathon or fitness group, we can make an exception.

Winter Season (December – April)

Winter seasons are shorter, about 16-week and geared around a spring half-marathon training plan. While we pick one half marathon to train towards, we will continue to meet through the end of April for those training for later races, like the Cherry Blossom and GW Parkway 10-milers.

Runners and Walkers off all paces are welcome – no need to be training for a race. We will put out the full schedule, including suggested weekly runs and workouts. Saturday runs will meet at 7:30am at Gateway Park in Rosslyn, VA. We will have a Board member or Mentor  there to send the group off each Saturday, however there will be NO homebase or water stops volunteers so please plan accordingly.

Membership cost for the winter season will be $20. This nominal fee helps defray the cost of our liability insurance and other ongoing expenses.