Our first blog….where to even begin. How about some current events and accomplishments from members?
Member Tracy Richardson completed his *2nd* Ironman in Chattanooga, TN. Tracy’s wife Michelle kept us all informed every mile of the way. Way to go Tracy! And thanks Michelle!
The same day, myself and David Folsom completed the Chicago Half Marathon receiving our largest medal ever (no, really…the bling was six inches in diameter!). Even got our suitcases caught in an inspection at the airport.
That was a busy weekend. Back in Perry on BBTC turf, the club worked with member Cheryl Moore to put on the inaugural 5k walk/run hosted by The Department of Health. All 30+ finishers received medals.
Husband & wife members William & Mary Carter learned just how valuable safety helmets can be as they attempted a bike tango and took spills. Mary explained that she turned around just in time to see William’s head (in helmet) slam on the concrete. A slight concussion, a broken collar bone, and lots of prayers, William will be back to running with the group soon.
The club released new arrival merchandise this week! 14oz red & black ceramic coffee mugs with the club logo. Pictures abound of these awesome mugs on our Facebook page, as members posted theirs full of coffee after they picked theirs up. The Toasted Mug has a supply available for purchase daily @ $9 each.
Thirsty Thursday social run (first Thursday of each month) time is changing to 7pm beginning today (October 1st) for the safety of our runners and walkers.
Officers and volunteer members are in a scurry for final preparations of The Great Race (October 24th) and Kids Kilometer (October 23rd). If you haven’t pre-registered for TGR, do so by October 7th to be guaranteed a tek shirt in your size (as well as gender specific. Only unisex will be offered after cutoff). We desperately need volunteers for these events. Please let us know if you can help in any way.
It has been an extremely tough decision narrowing down who will be the beneficiary of the funds for this year’s events. We feel we have it narrowed down to a local family very deserving of the community’s help. This will be released in the next few days after approval from the family. In light of this, we would like to highlight a blog from one of our generous TGR sponsors. I spoke to the young lady who wrote this blog who explained to me that childhood cancer had hit close in her family and that it meant a lot to her what BBTC does for the community and helping a child to become a survivor. Please take a look http://www.naturebridges.com/blog/2015/09/childhood-cancer-awareness/
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