Our club’s signature race, the Matanzas 5000 and Fun Run takes place on January 26, 2013. Race proceeds go to running teams at St. Johns County high schools and middle schools. We gave money to 16 schools this year for these teams which receive little or no funding from the School District. Over the past 4 years alone, we have donated over $50,000 to the schools in our county. There is a bonus to the school with the most entrants. Entry fee is $20.00 before Jan. 12. For race entry, race expo and sponsorship information, go to www.matanzas5k.com.
The Ancient City Road Runners invite you to join us for a fun-filled camp designed to make you a better runner!
Date: July 11 – 16, 2011
Time: 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Vilano Beach Community Center
120 Meadow Ave., St. Augustine, FL 32084
The camp is open to rising 7th – 12th graders.
Each day will include classroom lessons and running.
The curricula will include running form, nutrition, training strategy, and running as more than a hobby.
Enrollment is limited to the first 50 registrants.
The cost for the week is $50 and includes entry into the Bridge of Lions 5K race on July 16.
Friday night packet pickup/expo begins at 4p at the St. Augustine Beach Pier. There will be over 40 vendors this year. And later that night there will be a Disco themed party with prizes for the best disco costumes.
The Matanzas 5000 runs through historic downtown St. Augustine and it kicks off at 9:00 am on January 22nd. You can register online or print the registration form and then pick up your race packet prior to the race.
The Winter newsletter is here and it contains articles from Cindy Ortiz on Pink Up the Pace, Karen Wilson “Running by the numbers,” Peggy Bliss on cross-training with Yoga, David Boyle on his Berlin Marathon experience and more.
Also, Judith Burdan is stepping down as the newsletter Editor and ACRR is looking for someone to take over that role. If you are interested in working on the newsletter in 2010 contact Justin at email@example.com.
The “Shut Up and Run” 5k is organized every Thanksgiving by our own Sally Howes. The proceeds go to the St. Francis House
Five years ago, runner Sally Howes created a small three-mile race on Thanksgiving Day so people could feel a little less guilty for eating an extra slice of pie.
Her small endeavor has turned into a big annual event with roughly 200 people trekking through Treaty Park Thursday morning. The event also has become a fund raiser for the St. Francis House homeless shelter, and this year 16 extra families received a Thanksgiving dinner because of the race.
“It’s Thanksgiving, and I figure people are thankful for what they have and they want to give back,” Howes said.
Our club received local attention from the St. Augustine Record for our participation in the Chicago Marathon, and we appreciate their coverage of our activities. One typo of note however — there were actually 24,000 finishers of the 36,000 who started, and not 4,000 finishers as reflected in the body of the article. It would be more impressive for our club if we were 32 of the 4,000 finishers!!! But — the truth must be told!
CHICAGO The Chicago Marathon, which had 32 runners from St. Augustine, only had 4,000 of the 36,000 runners in it finish the race because of uncharacteristically hot conditions.
With temperatures soaring to 88 degrees, city and race officials closed the course at the halfway point at about 3 hours after the start.
Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said 302 runners were hospitalized with what he described as heat-related conditions.