PRTC Weekly: 02/13/2017 (Last Call for Frostbite and More)

Last Call for Frostbite
It appears our weekly email pleas are working. We have 29 members signed up with the club for this year! This puts us in a great position to make a run at the 2017 Grand Prix title. Of course, we have over 100 runners associated with the club in various ways and we’d love to see everyone sign up. So, again, please take a minute to renew or sign up with us for the first time as an official USATF member.

And well we’re at it, last chance to register for this weekend’s Grand Prix event, the Frostbite Five Miler! It’s understood that there are still available bibs despite a race cap of 1,500 people. The entries currently cost $35, but jump to $40 soon (on the 17th). Frostbite is an ideal early season race. It also features a scrumptious post-race buffet so we’re hoping to see everyone out there!

Promise we’ll return to “Real News” next week!
Upcoming Runs, Events & Races

Tuesday: Track work at Franklin Field. Meet at 6:15 PM for warm-up or 6:30 PM for workout. Enter through Brysi Cafe. Workout: 8 x 600 OR 2 x 1 Mile followed by 4x400m w/ 200m rest OR alternate group at track.

Sunday: Long Run: 8:30 AM at Lloyd Hall

Saturday, February 18th – Frostbite 5 Miler – Sign up here!
Saturday, March 18th – Haddonfield Adrenaline 5k – Sign up here!
Sunday, April 2nd – Cherry Blossom 10 Miler
Monday, April 17th – Boston Marathon
Wednesday April 31st – Danny Curran Invite at Widener
Sunday, April 23rd – Valley Forge Revolutionary 5 Mile Run
Thursday, April 27th – Penn Relays (Distance Night)
Sunday, May 7th – Broad Street 10 Mile Run
Social Media Post of the Week

This week’s social media post is a timely link for anyone suffering from Valentine Day’s Blues.

Follow us online at the following links: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Also, keep an eye on our website for upcoming races and other info. Be sure to tag us in your race and running photos and we’ll feature them on our pages!

Member Spotlight: Vacation

Sorry all, life got in the way this week and I wasn’t able to get an interview in. We’ll get back to doing member features next week as well as report race results from Frostbite!

In the meantime, here’s an excerpt from the latest in the New York Times’ series “Running with Sherman.” This is a recurring column authored by Born to Run author and current Lancaster, PA resident Christopher McDougal.

“In July 2014, a shy 14-year old named Lynzi Doke edged herself into a mob of very fit runners and very big donkeys on the main street of Fairplay, Colo. She felt sick to her stomach. This is a big mistake, she realized, but it was too late: A shotgun blasted, the donkeys stampeded, and the World Championship Pack Burro Race was underway.

Full article (well-worth it) here!