November 2018 - Club News Briefs

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

  • 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:

  • 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.


SRRC Races

  • 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:

  • Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon - Registration for the half marathon is NOW OPEN! Get in on the lowest prices by registering today!

  • 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!


Club Programs

  • 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:

  • 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 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