Jim Lang, owner of Big White Trailer timing, has resurrected the Tuesday Night Race League, a casual and totally free weekly “race” or run series (depending on how you want to handle it) held in various places throughout Erie County.
Me, you, and anyone else that wants to get out
An opportunity to get out and run a “race” at various locations in Erie County. There will be at least one REAL race this summer, perhaps more. They will be announced well in advance.
Tuesday Nights, 7:00 pm. Mid April to Mid September or Early October
Locations throughout Erie County.
Why not? This is an opportunity to get out, run a different race every week, and generally have a good time.
It’s what happens afta the race. If you don’t get the reference, check out “The Karate Kid“. Mr. Miyagi is a real hero here.
So, it basically works like this.
Jim picks various locations all over Erie County and plots an informal course for runners to “race.” (I put that in quotes because while it’s called the “race” league — some of us just show up to run with other people). There is typically a shorter distance (3 to 4 miles) and longer distance (5 to 6) for you to choose from.
It’s very informal (Sometimes you will finish & write down your own time if Jim’s out running.) It’s basically to have fun and run in different places with friends.
There’s no cost to participate in the TNRL events and, so, there are no t-shirts, race refreshments, etc., though Jim typically brings water and the other racers bring beer or whatever (depending on the location, of course). There are a few TNRLs that have a “real race” option in which you pay & get a shirt, etc. But, you don’t have to — you can just do the race TNRL-style for free (no shirt, no entry into the TNRL race series results).
1. It’s a fun way to get some mid-week speed work in.
2. It’s also a good way to get to know some other runners.
3. It’s refreshing to race somewhere other than Presque Isle.
First up: Harborcreek Community Park – May 28
The first TNRL is scheduled for next Tuesday, May 28 at Harborcreek Community Park , 5800 Firman Road. You have a choice of doing a 3.2 mile course or a 6.2 mile course. More info & course descriptions here.
Next two TNRL events: June 4 in Liberty Park and June 11 in Corry Park in Corry.
Schedule of upcoming race locations will be updated here.
More info about TNRL here.