Message from the President

Dear WCRC Members,

Happy spring season to all of you! As the colder weather is deciding when to move out, the spring and summer months for outside activity are now upon us.

The updated WCRC group run schedule is updated on our website. We are excited to announce that the annual Club Scholarship for high school seniors is now open, and the date for the Kids Day at the Races has been announced as Friday, June 15th (registration 5:30 pm). Information on the scholarship and Kids Day at the Races is found online.

Renew or Join WCRC in one of two ways:

1. Click here to join or renew online, or
2. Print a membership application and mail it in.

Annual new membership dues are $25 for an individual member and $40 for a family. Renewal dues are $20 for individuals and $35 for families. Membership runs from January 1 – December 31. New members that join the Club after September have their membership run through December 31 of the following year.

Please note: For those members that have joined new or renewed between September 1 and December 31, you are covered as a WCRC member through December 31, 2018.

Here’s how the Club uses your annual dues:

  1. Liability Insurance: By law the club has to carry insurance. We do that through RRCA (Road Runners Club of America). This protects the club from any lawsuits and allows us to legally use local tracks for club events and even to hold races.
  2. Westtown School Track: The club pays a small annual fee to The Westtown School for the use of their track. As part of our agreement with Westtown, all participants in the Tuesday evening track workouts must be covered by the club’s insurance (and therefore must be official, paid members of the club).
  3. Kids’ Day at the Races: A portion of the dues goes to help fund the Kid’s Day at the Races which has previously been funded almost exclusively by Bill and Betty Dawson. The Oakbourne Park now charges to use that facility. Please plan on volunteering as we will need your help on race night !
  4. WCRC Scholarship Fund: A portion of the dues goes to help subsidize the Scholarship Fund. This Fund has provided many students with scholarship money over the years (to the tune of over $40,000!).
  5. Club Social Events: Last but not least, we plan on providing some money for our annual picnic, holiday party and maybe even a tailgate or two at some local races.

Benefits of WCRC membership include:

  • Discounts at local businesses, including a 10% discount at Philadelphia Runner, a 5% discount at Downingtown Running Comany and $10 Discount at Loosen Up Muscle Therapy
  • Technical T-Shirt or Singlet (First Year)
  • Informal and Peer Coaching
  • Road Runners Club of America insurance coverage
  • Running-related outings and group social events, including club subsidized tailgates at races like the Broad Street Run, monthly happy hours, Club summer party, and Club holiday party.
  • Discount at Club sponsored races
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Organized Group Runs several times a week
  • Meet other runners in your pace group

Thank you for taking the time to join or renew and hope to see all of you soon!

Happy running,

Dave Keefe
WCRC – President