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NOVA Summer Mid-Distance Night/Track Meet

Haven’t run a track race since high school? Here’s your chance! Join NOVA Running Club on June 23, 2015 for our second annual Summer Mid Distance Night! Mile, 2 Mile, 800, and Kids 400m dash! See you out there. REGISTRATION: Registration fee is $10.00 for one or all events. Registration for the Kids 400 Meter Dash is $2.… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Erin Masterson

  This month’s NOVA Running Club Featured Runner is none other than NOVA RC President Erin Masterson.  The well deserved feature goes to Erin for her gutty performance in Boston where she faced and overcame adversity in the form of a pre-race illness and tough in-race weather conditions. Coach Jerry:Erin continues to amaze me with her improvement. When… Read More »

NOVA Runs 2015 Boston Marathon

The 2015 edition of the Boston Marathon featured nine members of the Northern Virginia Running Club family including; Marc Stokes, Cory Schwartz,Mike Naff,Abhaya Menon,Erin Masterson,Ben Brooks,Mark Drosky,Jay Wind and Stephanie Lundeby. Overall it was another amazing weekend of racing for NOVA, capped off by a number of our members tackling 26.2 miles in Boston and posting some impressive… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Mike Naff

We are recognizing Mike Naff, AKA Coast Guard Mike, this week as NOVA Featured Runner, not only for his strong performances in the DC Rock N Roll Half Marathon this past Saturday, March 14, 2015, but also for his impressive 5K/10K double in the Pacers St Patrick’s Day race on March 1, AS WELL AS his performance just… Read More »

New Winter Training Option – Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex

Winter 2015 has been rough here in the DMV. Snow, ice and single digit temperatures have made it difficult to run outside and have even led to canceled track sessions. Luckily, there appears to be an indoor option that does not include the use of a treadmill. NOVA member Lisa McNichols recently ventured to the Prince George’s County… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Dawn Gillis

NOVA  runner Dawn Gillis has been selected this week as the NOVA Featured Runner, based on her excellent performance at the JFK 20K on January 18! Dawn was gracious enough to sit down with NOVA and share some insights into her running career to date, running goals for 2015, and her thoughts on Coach Jerry and the NOVA team!… Read More »

NOVA Membership Renewals

The time is NOW for many of you to renew your annual NOVA membership. As mentioned, we are now making memberships renewable on a rolling basis, so your membership renewal will be due the same month of your original signup the previous year. The NOVA Membership Coordinator will be sending out emails the beginning of each month to those… Read More »

NOVA 2014 End Of Year Party Highlights

 2014 was a great year for NOVA! Here’s to an awesome 2015! Here are some highlights from a great end of the year party. 2014 Team Award Winners Men’s MVP: Michael Naff 2014 was the best year of Mike’s running career, as he set PRs of 30:52 for 8k and 61:32 for 10 miles, barely missed his PR… Read More »