The birds are singing, the trees are budding and the really cold weather is (we hope!) behind us. Spring is about to come to the Twin City, and we are running into it with all our hearts. And with the coming equinox, And with the coming equinox, we’re looking forward to our first races of the year, cleaning up a park and Peters Creek, and a lucky hash run.
We started off the year with fun runs, races and a chance to do something for our city.
January 6 and 7 was a whirlwind of a weekend, with a 5K race at Salem Lake on Friday evening (read all about the weekend’s races here) and the 50K, 25K and Gwyn’s Grace Relay taking place on Saturday. Olympian and Boston Marathon winner Des Linden joined the 25K race (finishing in the Top 3) before she spoke at this year’s Winter Seminar.
On January 28, a hardworking group of volunteers showed up for our quarterly Hanes Park Clean-Up. This time, club member Marisa Browning found a bird stuck in a tree with netting caught around its neck. She and a few other volunteers were able to free and release the bird. Thanks to all of the volunteers and special shout-out to the rescue team!
February 11, just before Valentine’s Day, saw the return of the Red Dress Run. Runners donned red dresses both plain and fancy and ran through Washington Park, Old Salem and West Salem. And, no, nobody got lost: They were just exploring alternate routes!
March 18, come out for a 4ish-mile hash run at 4 p.m., hosted by JK Curry and Dan Bradley at 1409 Brookstown Avenue in Winston Salem. While there may be a question about the color of the beer, there will be beer! More information here.
On April 1, put on your old clothes and wading boots and head to Hanes Park for the spring cleanup. This time, we’ll be meeting in the afternoon. Learn more and sign up here.
April 11 kicks off $5K 2023! Each 5K race takes place at Jamison Park (285 Meadowlark Drive) on the second Tuesday of each month – staring in April and ending in October. All races except October will begin at 6:30 p.m. October’s race will start at 6 p.m. due to darkness.
And be sure to mark your calendars for the May 7 Twin City Track Club Annual Meeting and Picnic at Leinbach Park. More information to come.