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Back by Popular Demand: Happy 4th of July

Athens Road Runner‘s

4th of July Shirts

$20.00 Pre-sale through Sunday, June  18, 2017.

Order forms and payment may be delivered to Athens Running Company, Fleet Feet Athens, or to Tino Johnson directly.  Shirt will be available for pickup after June 30, 2017.

 

Back by popular demand ARR patriotic shirts are on sale just in time for the 4th of July.  If you missed purchasing a shirt last year, you know how it feels to not have one of these shirts.  If you purchased a shirt last year, you know how AMAZING it was.  Regardless, you will want to purchase shirt this year for the first or second time.  With two really cool options you may want to purchase both.

For details or to complete an order form to deliver to Athens Running Company, Fleet Feet, or Tino Johnson click the following link: ARR 4th of July 2017 Specialty Shirt Order Form

Global Running Day Picnic – this Wednesday!

This Wednesday, June 7, is Global Running Day! To celebrate, we are having our annual potluck picnic! We have reserved shelter 2 at Memorial Park beginning at 5:30. We will go for a 3-mile run at ~6 PM. Afterward we will eat, drink (water and sports drinks provided), and celebrate the fellowship of running! Please bring a covered dish to share with the group.

See y’all there!

NEW Saturday routes for summer!

Happy National Doughnut Day, y’all! Make sure you carb up for our run tomorrow! We will meet at 7:15 AM in the Bottleworks parking lot behind Hendershot’s to run our *NEW* 3 and 6 mile routes. Come a few minutes early for announcements and to get maps of the new routes – they have lots of water fountain access for summer hydration. Stick around after for conversation and complimentary coffee from Hendershot’s (be sure to tip your barista!).

See y’all tomorrow!

ARR Quarterly Newsletter: May 2017 issue

The second issue of the re-launched ARR Quarterly Newsletter is now live! We hope you enjoy this issue, filled with stories of our very own Ridge Runners youth running program, Boston Marathoners in our midst, training tips to beat the heat, and a review of the inspiring biography of an Olympian.

If you are interested in getting involved as a writer/contributor, or if you have a great story idea, email managing editor Cathryn Quinn!

ARR Quarterly Newsletter: May 2017

Thanks for reading!

Trail Series: Cook’s Trail

2017 Athens Road Runner Trail Series: Part 3

This month’s run will take place on Wednesday, May 31st.  We will run on the newly reopened Cook’s Trail, beginning at the Sandy Creek Nature Center (205 Old Commerce Rd, Athens, GA 30607).  The group will do up to 6 miles, but since it’s an out-and-back path, you can run any distance you are comfortable with. We will meet at the Nature Center and runners will take off around 6:00 PM.  We hope to see you there!

May 20: Marigold 10K – No Saturday Group Run

We will not have an organized group run this Saturday. We will all be at Pittard Park in Winterville for the Marigold 10k! Marigold is organized by our club and is a flat and fast USTAF certified Peachtree qualifier.

There are still multiple opportunities to register for this awesome race. Packet Pickup is at Fleet Feet Sports Athens TODAY (Friday, May 19), from 4:00-7:00pm. You can register for the race during that time! If you stop by Fleet Feet on Friday to register or pick up your bib early, you can also enter the raffle drawing! We will be drawing 3 names to receive a $50 Fleet Feet gift card – winners will be announced on Saturday after the race!
We will also have race day registration starting at 6:30am at Pittard Park at the picnic pavilion.

Hope to see you all racing, volunteering, and cheering on our participants!

Saturday Morning Group Run Time Change

REMINDER

The Saturday Morning Group Run start time will move to 7:15 AM this Saturday, April 29, 2017. If you forget and show up at 8:00 AM, that is absolutely fine, you may have time to run up to the corner of Washington Avenue and Lumpkin Avenue and register for the Twilight 5K.  This year’s race includes the inaugural post race part, sponsored by the Athens Road Runners.

See the links below for full details on our current routes:

3 Mile Route                    6 Mile Route

Group runs begin and end in the parking lot of the Bottle Works in downtown Athens, GA. Thank you to Hendershot’s Coffee for their continued support of the Athens Road Runners. Join us, inside Hendershot’s, for coffee after each group run.  Be sure to thank the staff and tip your barista.

Sit on the Hendershot’s front patio after this Saturday’s (April 29, 2017) morning group run and cheer on everyone racing in the Twilight 5K.

Twilight 5K After Party: Sponsored by Athens Road Runners

Twilight!

One of the biggest weekends of the year in Athens is this weekend.

The Twilight 5K, will kicks off the weekend at 8:30 AM on Saturday, April 29.  The 5K starts and finishes at the corner of Washington Avenue and Lumpkin Avenue in Downtown Athens, GA. This year, the inaugural post-race “Eggs & Kegs” party is sponsored by Athens Road Runners!

All 5K participants will receive breakfast from Biggums BBQ (including eggs, grits, and a biscuit) as well as a Terrapin beer (for participants 21+). Additional breakfast items and beer will be available for cash purchase. There will also be hot Jittery Joe’s coffee and water, and Clif Bar will be on site with product samples.

Awards will take place at 9:30 am on the steps of City Hall.

Online registration has closed, however if you are interested in running late registration will be available Friday night (6:00pm until 9:00pm) and Saturday morning (7:00am) in the lower level of the College Avenue Parking Deck.  If you are not up for the run but are interested in volunteering, your help is appreciated and you may sign up for to volunteer here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948aeac2ca6fa7-twilight

Top 15 men and top 15 women in the Twilight 5K qualify to compete in the $1000 mile, which will take place Saturday evening at 6:45 pm.

Trail Series – Oconee Forest Park

2017 Athens Road Runner Trail Series: Part 2

This month’s run will take place on Wednesday, April 26th.  We will run a 3-4 miles of trail around Lake Herrick at Oconee Forest Park located at College Station Road and Alumni Drive, Athens, GA, 30607.  Please park at the back of the park.  Follow Alumni Drive until it dead ends near the UGA Redcoat Marching Band practice filed.  Additional parking is available in the lower lots between the tennis courts and the band practice field.  We will meet at the trail head/entrance just beside the gravel lot at the end of Alumni Drive.  Runners will take off around 6:00 PM.  We hope to see you there!

Road Runner Spotlight: April Birthdays

Image result for runner birthday messageThe following Road Runners

“ran”

into the world

during the month of April

 


Michael Jarrett

Emily Demoss

Seth Hendershot

Jamie Jarrett

Beth Lowery

Ken Sherman

Cheyenne Pinnow

Dianna Monroe

Dan DeLamater

Sally Kirklewski

Brian Young

Jim Poole

Justin Ingels

Stephen Wooten

Tammy Gilland

Claude Ray

Brent Beall

Javier Bueno

Ramsey Steiner

Gilly Francis

Sherrie Gibney-Sherman

Stacey Hilliard

Cindi Ward

Renee Jackson

Happy Birthday Everyone

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