09/22/17 – A message from the President:
Dear DRC runners, members and supporters,
As we prepare for our third annual Halfway to Dot Day race I wanted to take the time to update you on a new part of DRC – an official membership! Many of you have been asking about how to become a registered member and I am excited to announce that we are now able to offer both family and individual memberships to you. Because this is a big change, I wanted to take the time and tell you how we got here and what we are able to offer you.
DRC has experienced tremendous growth since a few friends started meeting up for mornings runs on Neponset Avenue nearly five years ago. We have added a lot of new faces, put on two successful road races and had the opportunity to participate and give back to our beloved neighborhood. We have seen two summers of Thursday night runs, members raising thousands of dollars for a number of charities and more fun that should be possible on a Saturday morning.
As we continue to grow I believe it is important to know who we are and what great things we want to continue to do and, let’s face it, water stops and the giving that we are able to provide to our community does have a cost. However, we are keeping our fees low (the lowest in the city, even!) and we will never deny anyone a membership for inability to pay. Best of all, we have some exciting benefits that we are going to be offer to our members including: a weekly coached track workout, first dibs on DRC gear, year round water stops for Saturday runs, half and full marathon training plans as well as discounts at local businesses. Finally, this will also allow for members to have full voting rights and to participate as volunteers for our road race and other activities.
As always, I remain dedicated to the people who have allowed me the tremendous opportunity to help lead this club and am open to any and all feedback, suggestions and questions. I cannot thank the rest of the board and everyone who comes to run or walk with us, whether it be once a year or once a week, for everything you do and I am so excited for this next step.
Stefanie O’Shea, President, Dorchester Running Club
- The membership year starts on September 1 and ends on August 31.
- Individual Memberships are $20
- Family Memberships are $25
After completing or mailing in membership form, you can purchase your membership below:
DRC Individual Membership
DRC Family Membership
Printed forms and checks for membership should be mailed to:
Dorchester Running Club
c/o Stefanie O’Shea
104 King St. #1
Dorchester, MA 02122