Summer Triple Crown – 4/28, 7/4 and 9/30
The Erie Runners Club is offering a summer triple crown series this year. Complete all three races and get a special “triple crown” prize. Here are the details from ERC President, Dave Comi:
The three events will be:
1. Law Day – April 28
2. The Knights of Columbus – July4
3. Race for Recovery – Sept. 30
There are two ways to participate, first is to complete the 5K events in all three races. Or, you can do them in increasing distances – The Law Day 5K, the Knights 10K and the Race for Recovery 15K. The idea is to participate in all three events to receive a special premium honoring your successful completion of the Series. All you have to do is enter all three and we will keep track of who qualifies for the Triple Crown premium. Just the clubs way of supporting the sport and making things a little more fun this year.
Art & Sole Race – May 5
The Art & Sole 5K to benefit the Inner-City Neighborhood Art House is scheduled for May 5. Here’s some early details on the event (application is not up yet):
Saturday, May 5, 2012, Race Time 8:30 a.m.
The course begins at the Neighborhood Art House, 201 East Tenth St, proceeds through downtown Erie and ends at the Neighborhood Art House.
Cost: $20 Adults, $10 under age 12, $50 max per family. Register by April 16, 2012 to get in the Early Bird Drawing. Your name will be entered to qualify to win both a $25 Gift Card to the Erie Sports Store and a $25 Gift card to Subway.
All participants receive an Art & Sole T-shirt. Artwork created by the children at the Neighborhood Art House will be awarded to top finishers in each category.
Barefoot Race – May 6
Erie Runners Club barefoot runner, Tom Madura, is looking to put together Erie’s first-ever barefoot race. Here’s a note from Tom:
The folks at the Barefoot Runner’s Society have announced the Second Annual International Barefoot Running Day – Sunday, May 6th, 2012.
According to their website: “International Barefoot Running Day (IBRD) is a grassroots, inclusive effort to promote barefoot running as a healthy and viable way to run. It’s also about having some fun and enjoying the idea of running barefoot with thousands of people worldwide on the same day.”
The idea is to either tie in to an existing race, or host a separate
event to promote barefoot running all over the world on the same day. Last year’s inaugural IBRD attracted hundreds of runners worldwide. You can see the report here: http://barefootrunners.org/story/inaugural-international-barefoot-run…
I would like to organize a Barefoot Fun Run at Presque Isle that
morning – nothing complicated, just a non-competitive 5K run for anyone interested in running barefoot (Minimalist shoes also welcome). If there’s enough interest I’ll hold another barefoot clinic before the run.
So please give it some thought and mark your calendars – I’ll post more info as the date gets closer.
~ Tom Madura
Jog ‘n Hog – June 15
The Stanganelli’s Pepperoni Ball Jog ‘n Hog will begin at Beach 1 on Presque Isle State Park. Runners will jog out 2 miles, stop and eat a half-dozen pepperoni balls and then jog back 2 miles. In case you’re wondering, 6 pepperoni balls x 4 ounces each = a pound and half of dough. Note: this event is not Atkin’s friendly.
OC 100 Trail Runs – Oct. 13
From OC 100 Trail Runs race director Tom Jennings:
We have a race date – Oct 13, 2012 ! The high school football schedule was recently finalized for the next 2 years and the school district as approved our use of the Titusville Middle School from after school Friday Oct 12th (packet pickup, pasta dinner, no organized meeting – come and go as you please) through Sunday Oct 14th afternoon when the last 100 milers finish up at 1 PM, shower and be on their way.
Registration will open Saturday March 17th at noon eastern. Be ready to register quickly for the 50K and 100K as they will sell out very quickly. The 100 miler usually sells out during the summer – but may be a bit quicker this year since it is the Road Runners Club of America’s 100 mile 2012 natiional Ultra Championship race ! Reminder – no refunds, no transferring of entry to other runners (drivers license / photo ID required this year for packet pickup), no deferring to another year, no mailing of race bags, no changing of distances.
“Strike oil or move on!”