August 2018 - Club News Briefs

Finally, a news brief that doesn't start with "it's HOT"! Thank goodness for the break in the heat. I don't know about you, but I think we had a lot of fun in July! Women's Distance Festival had some crazy weather, and Brew2Brew was a blast! Here's what's going on with SRRC this coming month:

Race Updates

Club Programs

  • Abe's Army - the 10K training program has just TWO WEEKS left before the big day! On Monday, the recruits rocked the practice 10K on the course we heard a whole lot of runners got a PR! I'd say they are ready to rock this race! Oh, and the medal preview....gotta love the bling.

  • Triple Crown Challenge - Abe's Army members--are you ready to take it to the next level?! You won't regret doing the Triple Crown Challenge! To learn more about this program and to sign up, visit their page:

  • Most Improved Runners for 2018 - keep an eye on your friends who are making running/racing improvements over last year in preparation for nominating them for MIR2018! To learn more about this annual award, visit the SRRC website:

  • Brew2Brew Run - The feedback on this event was great. It was interesting to watch people's faces as the SRRC crew took over at some of the locations. There was also an occasional confused look by people downtown as small groups of runner streamed along the sidewalks. Watch for photos in the upcoming FootTrails newsletter.


Don't forget that volunteering for at least two club races is a requirement for qualifying in the SRRC Points Series and you get participation points as well. Since this club operates completely on volunteers, we appreciate your help! Click on a sign up link below to help out on one of many tasks!

  • State Fair Parade Run volunteers - sign up

  • Abe's Amble 10K volunteers - sign up

Race Results

Club Racing Calendar - August

  • 8/9/2018 - Illinois State Fair Parade Run

  • 8/19/2018 - Abe's Amble 10K

  • For a full schedule and links to club races, see

Member-hosted group runs