April 2019 - Club News Briefs

Wow! What a great turnout we had for the Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon and the post-race party! Runners traveled from near and far to run the 55th anniversary of this race, and to score a sweeeeeet medal! Temperatures came in warmer than we were used to training in, but it made for a good post-race party! As you may have heard, there were some medical emergencies along the course and at the finish line, but the first responders and race volunteers were there on the scene. From all the reports we have heard, everyone will recover well! Thank you to all the runners, volunteers, spectators and race sponsors for making this such a great race! Mark your calendars for April 4th, 2020!

What's going on with the club this month:

Remembering Tom Cooper---SRRC Hall of Fame, and SRRC Board Past President

A celebration of life is planned for noon on April 28, 2019, at Washington Park. All running friends are welcome to join. Please wear running gear if you would like to join in on a memorial lap for Cooper. Running friend, Arlee Grimsley, shared these memories of "Coop"---as he was sometimes better known.

"Cooper was a believer that every runner should know what it takes to put on a race. He also said you compete against yourself not others. You always look to the next race to be better than your last."

Read the full tribute HERE. A link to his obituary.


Abe's Army registration is OPEN! Registration is NOW open for the 2019 Abe's Army training group. We are teaming up with HSHS Go217 program to do an introductory meeting about the 5K training program. We will provide information on how to start getting active and answer questions about the training program. There will be an optional walk/run that follows. Grab a non-running friend, and meet us at Washington Park on April 18, 2019, at 6 PM.



Spring Social - Sunday Funday!

Race to Rolling Meadows Brewery on Sunday, May 19th!! This point-to-point fun run social includes bus transportation to the 5K or the 5 mile starting point, customized name "bibs", and snacks! For members only--$5 fee covers everything except drinks. Must be 21. Registration will be capped at 40 members, so please register soon to not miss out.


SRRC Club Races 2019 - OPEN!