2018 ORC Banquet - July 28th

The 2018 Orlando Runners Club Annual Banquet will be held next Saturday, July 28th, at the Winter Park Community Center. The Challenge Series and the Race To Win competition winners will be recognized at the banquet. We will also hold elections for the 2018-2019 ORC Board. If you are interested in being elected as a Board Member, please e-mail Victor.

Rowson Scholarship

The ORC presented awards to our latest batch of Charles M. Rowson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship winners. They are as follows:

Alejandra Bahena (Celebration High)
Jae Crawford (Boone High)
Saypadia DeSaussure (Apopka High)
Ayoub Mahdar (Celebration High)
Sarah Tran (University High)

Congratulations to these amazing scholar-athletes! We look forward to adding another set of great students next year!

ORC's Cultural Exchange Program

Congratulations to Robert Powell, Vic Milewski, and Walter Rentz for completing the Tokyo Bay Urayasu Half Marathon. Robert, Vic and Walter were selected for ORC's 2018 Cultural Exchange Program. Each year the ORC sponsors 3 to 4 runners for a trip of a lifetime. Hosted by our
sister running club in Urayasu for a week they meet with the Mayor, visit local landmarks, drink some saki and even sing some Karaoke. All members in good standing and who have not previously been selected are eligible. Applications are made available towards the end of the year and selections are announced at the Annual Holiday Banquet.

Upcoming Events

Urayasu Week 2017 
Kicking off Urayasu Week was a pizza welcome party at Anthony's on Wednesday. Thursday saw our Japanese visitors joining ORC members in a downtown group run, a visit to the Leu Gardens, a City Hall courtesy visit with City Commissioner Robert Stuart, a backstage tour of the Amway Center, and the Track Shack packet pick-up. The ORC and our Urayasu friends finished off the day with a group dinner at P.F. Chang's. On Friday, ORC members accompanied the guests to Animal Kingdom and held a pre-race dinner at Disney Springs.

On Saturday morning, both OrlandoRunners Club members and our Urayasu guests ran the OUC Orlando Half Marathon & Lake Eola 5K races. Congratulations to all of our Urayasu and Orlandorunners in completing these events! 

The ORC also provided volunteer services with its presence at the race's Water Stop #1. A sincere Thank You goes out to all of our Club volunteers, especially water stop lead Simone.

On Saturday Evening, the Annual ORC Holiday Party was held, and it was a another successful night of fun and sister city friendship. Thank you again to our gracious hosts Amy and Debi.


The ORC always welcomes new members, and invites all runners regardless of pace or running experience.

Not a member yet? Please consider joining our club! Besides the weekly runs scheduled for the entire year, we also offer the following unique programming that is exclusive to our amazing organization:

  • Opportunity to be selected for the Japanese Cultural Exchange Trip to Urayasu, Japan
  • Japan Week, where we host our Urayasu runner guests
  • Club Parties: Annual Club Holiday Part, Summer Picnic, President's Champagne Reception, Annual Awards Banquet
  • Charles M. Rowson Scholarship Picnic
  • Race Into Summer 5K
  • 10% discount to the Track Shack
  • Corporate 5K, OUC Orlando Half Marathon, and Walt Disney World Marathon waterstop volunteering

To join, complete and mail in your Membership Application or click here to register online. All ORC memberships expire on June 30th.  Applications submitted between March 1 and June 30 will be valid until June 30 of the following year. Applications submitted July 1 through February 29 will expire on the next renewal cycle.  If your membership is up for renewal, renew online or mail your check and membership to: 

Orlando Runners Club
Attn: Membership
PO Box 1134
Orlando, FL 32802

If you did not receive a renewal or have any questions, please contact membership@orlandorunnersclub.org.

Existing member?  Click here to renew your membership online.