Happy New Year! We’ve kept busy over the past couple of months, and the months ahead are just as exciting. From the Frosty Fifty and our Winter Seminar in one jam-packed weekend, to hash runs, social runs and the return of (we hope!) warmer weather and racing season, there is much to enjoy in our Runner Friendly Community.
November and December brought runs for fun and good causes and a festive time for all.
On November 19, a fall fun run of 1, 3 or 5 miles coincided with a pop-up market at Joymongers Barrell Hall. The event benefitted the American Cancer Society.
November 24 saw the return of the Thanksgiving Hash Run at Miller Park. TCTC members Hannah Boles, Keith Miller and Eddie Flowers served as “Rabbits” for the run, and Colleen Sands and Dale Calicutt provided refreshments.
The first Saturday of December saw a fine showing by Twin City Track Club in the Mistletoe, including a hardy group of pacers for the half marathon. But the Running Pickles team from the School of the Arts had the most impressive showing at more than 100 members!
Also on December 3, TCTC returned to the Village Square Tap House in Clemmons for the holiday party, where Dave Corn was named Volunteer of the Year.
As temperatures dropped to record lows on Christmas Eve (and rolling blackouts hit our city as the electric grid struggled to keep up with demand), a hearty group of runners hit the streets for the annual Hats and Bells Elf Run.
Mild temperatures returned for New Year’s Day (we love living in the South!) for this year’s Hangover Hash Run, hosted by Britt and Preston Stanford.
As part of our sponsorship of the Camel City races, TCTC members can enjoy track time on select Wednesday nights from 6–8 p.m. at JDL Fast Track. Doors will open at 5:55 p.m. Upcoming dates: January 4, 11, 18 and 25 and February 8, 15 and 22.
January 6–7 promises seasonable weather (again, we love living in North Carolina!) for the Frosty 50. This year’s race coincides with the Winter Seminar, featuring speaker Des Linden.
Join fellow TCTC members on January 28 at our quarterly Hanes Park Cleanup at 9:30. Click here for details and to sign up.
Activities directors, Jessica Cowart and Mike Ingram, will have more to share in the months to come, so stay tuned!