MRC RUN the Mill – 5K and Fun Run

McKinney Running Club is sponsoring the third annual Run the Mill 5K and Fun Run at Tupps Brewery in late Fall 2020. Inspired during a road trip to a small town in northern Oklahoma, a small group from The McKinney Running Club (MRC) wanted to do more for our amazing community. An idea was born…

Jamie Brinkley – May Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run? 💡When I first started running I read an article about a woman named Joy Johnson. She started running in her 60s and ran 25 consecutive NYC Marathons. She was running marathons in her 80s! I clipped her picture and it is on my bathroom mirror still. Joy showed me…

Joy Townsend – April Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run? 💡Health. Running has always been a great way to get outside, get exercise, relieve stress, work through problems, etc. Although there have been injuries (stress fractures, foot surgeries/pins, SI joint dysfunction) along the way, the benefits always outweighed the issues. The cancer diagnosis made this even clearer. That I…

Chris Shelton – March Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run?Family, friends, the next race…and the race after that. The group runs and also the alone time. Exploring new routes, and grabbing the Local Legend in Strava on the routine ones. Yearly mileage, 2023 I’m shooting for 1500! 2. When did you start running?I started running January 3, 2018, 6:18…

Jay Northcut – February Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run?It started as a way to be active and healthy. I played tennis in high school and college but had lost my love of playing. As a result I was terribly out of shape. My father had triple bypass and that motivated me to try running. What inspires me now…

Trails & Tacos 15K/5K

MRC’s delightful romp through the woods, Trails & Tacos, returns to Erwin Park Saturday, November 19, 2022.

Michele Montgomery – August Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run? Running has always provided me with a sense of escape from the day to day stress. I get in my zone and am able to set my worries aside. It’s actually my preferred way to relax and catch up with friends..  I love being a part of MRC and…

Jamie Soliva – July Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run? I run for my mental health and to let go of stress. It’s something that’s just for me and I can escape from reality. 2. When did you start running? I started running my senior year of high school. I signed up for a sprint triathlon that my mom…

Kristal Fortner – June Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run?This would be a ‘who’ question for me 🙂 I actually started running because of Eric, obviously!! He got really into training and racing and I just thought I may as well try it too! Also-I’m not a super competitive person normally, but I am with one person, and that…

Darryl Golter – May Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run? I’m inspired by the journey of the training. Setting goals and trying to achieve those goals. I’m also inspired by the runners I train with, their discipline and dedication is infectious. 2. When did you start running? I began running in 1995 to impress a girl and show my…

Skyler – April Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run? I’ve always been very interested in just about everything, which can be overwhelming at times but mostly just reminds me of how interesting and fun this world can be.  I’m always interested in taking on new fitness hobbies, whether it’s biking, trail running, yoga, and others, as being well-rounded I…