Kingstowne Striders

Happy Holidays

President's Corner:

Striders, As we head into the holidays, we have some great events planned.  Next weekend, we’ll go plogging, which means we’ll combine our two favorite activities: running and picking up trash.  Well, maybe picking up trash isn’t in our top-ten of favorite activities, but it's a chance to feel good about your workout, and for doing something for the community.  Our next two Thursday evening runs will take us by a house with an impressive light show, where we’ll trade our huffing and puffing for some ooing and aahing.  And instead of our usual holiday party, we’re going to have a picnic at our traditional New Year’s Day relay run around the stunning Lake Kingstowne where we can both maintain social distancing and have fun.  Let’s home for some decent weather.  In the meantime, the streak is going on, with about a half-dozen Striders maintaining at least a mile a day!  Good job!

Happy holidays to all Striders!  I look forward to seeing you on a run.

~Dave Wiesenhahn, Your President
Click here to renew or sign up for a membership.  Just a reminder your dues cover RRCA insurance and provides other awesome benefits as a member of the club. 

All memberships from now to the end of 2020 will count for 2021. It's a two-fer!

Nominations for the Striders board and awards are open through COB Tuesday, December 7th. Members in good standing should have received an email from me last week. An email went out last week with instructions for nominations. 

Positions for nomination: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, At-large members (3)

Board Elections for the Kingstowne Striders will follow nominations, open from December 11 to December 22nd. 

Check your email for the the link to vote! 
Plogging Time My Friends: The Striders are jumping on board with the new running trend.  Join us on Saturday, December 12th as we combine our love or running with our love of picking up trash. A new type of activity in Strava was created so  the first KOP (king of plogging) can be crowned!
See the Facebook invite for more details.

To learn more about plogging check out this article.

It has begun...again. Our annual tradition started  Thanksgiving morning began the Winter Streak.  Walk or run at least a mile everyday until New Years Day. 

Feel free to jump in at anytime and run/walk everyday as long as possible. Miss a day? No biggie, just get back on the horse and try again.  Track all your progress here

The winner(s) at the end earn bragging rights!! (And a new healthy habit) Who doesn't want those?!?
New Years Day Relays
In a year of "unprecedented times" we balance things out with another annual tradition....NYD relays!

This year we will also have a small end-of-year celebration at our traditional New Year’s Day relay run. Similar to our Fall picnic,  food and refreshments will be provided by the club.

Details will be posted on Facebook or emailed out soon. 
Remember to check out the Google Docs for weekend run details here. Weekend runs  start at 8am until next Spring. 

Now that we are entering the cold and icy season, pay attention to the website and Facebook for any inclement weather cancellations (which rarely happen) or delayed starts. We want happy safe runs!
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