With only two more races left on our club schedule, our running season is wrapping up! That doesn't mean group runs and socials are wrapping up though! We have lots of stuff on the calendar for you to mix it up with other club members!
Here's what's going on with SRRC this coming month:
Let's get SOCIAL!!
Lots of different things coming up in the next few months for SRRC members to get together. Mark your calendars and plan to attend! You can check on what's going on at any time throughout the year at www.srrc.net/calendar
Cold Duck Run (11/22/2018) A long tradition continues Thanksgiving morning from 7:30 am until 11:00 am--the Cold Duck Run. Join club members for fun, fellowship, food, and some running too! Bring a potluck breakfast treat and/or beverage to share with your fellow runners. The run will start around 8 a.m. SRRC has paid for the Springfield Park District to set up and start a fire to keep warm before and after. Read more about the event: www.srrc.net/coldduck
Medal Mixer (12/13/2018) And FrostToes Celebration! Wear your favorite medal and come celebrate with us! This is also a Toys for Tots event, so please bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate. Light appetizers will be provided. Registration is FREE for SRRC members, but we need you to register.
Annual Banquet and Awards (01/26/2019) Mark your calendars for the annual banquet! From the member survey feedback, we're trying something new for this year. There will be more time for socializing with each other and no guest speaker. Yes, we'll still need to do the membership meeting and annual awards, but we'll keep those as brief as possible. We'll provide more information and registration in an upcoming news brief.
Frostbite Festival - Registration is open for the final race of the 2018 season! Visit their website for details on how to register and/or volunteer: www.srrc.net/frostbite
Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon - Registration for the half marathon is NOW OPEN! Get in on the lowest prices by registering today! www.lincolnhalf.com
Abe's Amble - CONGRATULATIONS to Abe's Amble for being named an RRCA Regional Championship in 2019! Quite a few perks come along with with being an RRCA Championship event, so make sure you watch for registration to open for this August 2019 race!
Most Improved Runners for 2018 - Now is the time to start nominating! Who has been making running/racing improvements over last year? Who got a great new PR in the a fair race--or both? We're ready to start taking nominations for MIR2018! Nominations are open through the Monday after Frostbite. To learn more about this annual award, visit the SRRC website: www.srrc.net/mostimproved
Runner's Safety Training - Thanks to everyone who attended the runner safety workshop. The session was so popular there are plans for a follow up session! Watch the news briefs and Facebook page for details.
We need your help to lead the club in 2019! Do you have a knack for technology? We're looking for a new technical director to keep the website updated. Or are you interested in helping to coordinate a program like Abe's Army? If you have interest in helping the club in an administrative or organization capacity, please contact Nick Fogleman at email@example.com for more information.
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! The registration for volunteering for Frostbite is officially open! Use the race registration link on their webpage to sign up for a spot.
217 (2-RUN-7) Shopping!
The 2-RUN-7 club gear is IN! We do have some extra inventory if you missed didn't pre-order a shirt, hoodie, car magnet or sticker. Watch for shopping opportunities online and at the pickup stops. We just received the shirts back from the printers, so we haven't been able to inventory yet. Next week, there will be more info available on our website and Facebook page about the pickups and shopping events.
We love seeing our "team" jerseys all over town! Proceeds will help promote running in central Illinois!
Race Results - October
Club Racing Calendar - November
11/4/2018 - Canal Connection 10K - Utica, IL
For a full schedule and links to club races, see www.srrc.net/schedule
Member-hosted and SRRC group runs
Member Birthdays - November
11/2 - Hannah Nation, Jessica Andrews, Kathy Deakin
11/3 - John Yingling
11/4 - Dominic Costello, Christopher Schmit
11/6 - Lesa Schaive
11/7 - Mallorie Teubner, Joseph Clennon
11/8 - Emily Mueller
11/9 - Wes Johnson, James Alexander
11/10 - Meredith Caudill, James Dahlquist, James Yeaman, Dana Lovekamp
11/12 - Amanda Fogleman, Angela Fyans-Jimenez
11/13 - Stephanie Sievers
11/14 - Shane Bumgarner, Theresa Bright
11/15 - John Hauer
11/16 - Nathan Palusinski
11/17 - Evelyn Liles
11/18 - John Palusinski, Joyce Ludwig
11/19 - Bob Cramer, Katie Buskirk
11/20 - Heather Dunn, Anne-Marie Stonikas
11/22 - Sonthonax SaintGermain, Carissa Szoke
11/23 - Jennifer Herman, Narasen Shaw
11/25 - Shelley McIntyre
11/26 - Mary Brown, Jason Race
11/27 - Layne Hill, Bob Fees
11/28 - Jay McAfee, Michael Sweet
11/29 - Evan Hartzold, Nicole Griffin
11/30 - Stuart Funderburg