Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Abe's Army Blog is Moving!

For the 2010 season, information about Abe's Army will be posted on the Springfield Road Runner Club website (www.srrc.net). Please update your links.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Monster Mash

Sign up now for Monster Mash, Jan 30, 2010

https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=2935Monster Mash is the Annual Awards Banquet and business meeting for the Springfield Road Runners Club.

Date and Time
Saturday January 30, 2010 from 5:00 -10:00 PM
Speaker and Meeting to begin at 6:30 pm

Route 66 Inn and Conference Center
625 East St. Joseph Street
Springfield, IL

Buffet Style Dinner

  • Broasted Chicken/ Lasagna
  • Au Gratin Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad, Rolls and Desserts
  • Beer provided, Cash Bar available

Must renew SRRC membership by January 23rd to take advantage of discounted price for SRRC members. Not sure if you're renewed? Check the back of your Foot Trails newsletter. Expiration year is printed with your address. Renew your SRRC membership via the GetMeRegistered link at www.srrc.net.


Melanie Reynolds
grace32003@comcast.net (preferred)

Friday, October 23, 2009

"Trick or Eat" but please don't smell our feet!

Help SRRC give back to help Central Illinois Food Bank!

When: Saturday October 31st.
Time: 7-9 am.
Where: CMT (Crawford, Murry, & Tilly) Parking Lot corner of Durkin Drive and Washington.

*The site is where the Frost Toes are meeting for their Saturday morning 9 mile run. Feel free to join the run that morning (which starts at 7:00 am) or just drop off your non perishable food item.

SRRC is promoting the "Trick or Eat" Campaign for the Central Illinois Foodbank, by encouraging members, friends and families to come out and bring a canned good or non-perishable food item on Halloween morning to be donated to the cause. If you stop and think that the average pair of running shoes cost $80-100, the same amount could feed a family of four for 2 weeks.

*Don't forget about the 2 mile Halloween Hustle and Trail Trot which will be held this Sunday, October 25th! See post below.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Halloween Hustle & Trail Trot

For more information check out www.halloweenhustle.blogspot.com

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Attention Shoreliners:

Great job out on the course this last weekend. Congratulations on going the distance!

Results are available at the Shoreline Classic website (www.shorelineclassic.com).

For some of you - this was your longest race - how was it? Now what? Gear up to go even longer! The annual Frost Toes training group begins October 3rd, lead by Head Toe himself Barry House! Go to www.frost-toes.blogspot.com for further information.

Next SRRC race is October 3rd - it's the Heroes Run for Hope 5 Mile Race in Chatham and is new to the SRRC points series!

http://www.sprrc.net/Heroes/Heroes_Home.html is where you'll find more information about running for a really great cause.

Not running this race? Then let's sign you up to be a volunteer! Contact Mary Rogers if you can help. (SRRCMembership@gmail.com)

See you on the roads!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Shoreline Class Race Information:

Important Information for Sunday's 20th Annual Shoreline Classic!

* 20th Shoreline Classic, Sunday September 20, 2009
15K @ 7:30 am
5K @ 8:00 am
Tot Trots @ 9:15

*5K and 15K start and finish at Nelson Park. *

Early Race packet pick up is Friday from 5-7 pm at Nelson Park Pavilion #1 (Strongly Recommended due to large numbers this year). No Saturday Pick-up. Sunday packet pick available prior to race.

* Race Day Registration & packet pick up begins at 6:30 a.m. at Nelson Park Pavilion #1. Registration is $30 through race day. Online registration is closes Wednesday at 6PM. Entries on race day accepted through 10 min prior to race starts.

* Timing is Everything is the official timer of the Shoreline Classic and will be using CHIP TIMING for the race. Timing tags will be available at Friday packet pick up as well as on race morning. All participants will receive an envelope containing your corresponding timing tag. It is a very quick process. Attach it to your shoe with the enclosed zip tie and you will be ready to race. No tag = no time, so make sure to pick up your tag and get it on your shoe! Lost or unreturned tags will result in a $30 fee so please do not get a chip if not running.

* Race Day parking: Free parking available in Lower Pavilion parking lot and along right side of street into Nelson Park. After full - look for signs to Upper Pavilion parking (near swimming pool) at park entrance.

* Race Day Street Closures following start of race:
West Bound Lost Bridge Road across bridge
East Bound William street across bridge
Traffic on Route 36 will be stopped by city police for runners
5K course will be closed to thru traffic

* Port-a-potties will be near the start line. Restroom facilities are also available at Nelson Park Pavilion.

* Hydration stops. Water will be available at the 2, 4, 6, and 8 mile marks (approx) on 15K course and the ½ way point of 5K. Both finish lines will also offer water.

* Awards Ceremony: 9:30 am (approx) at the Pavilion
Hall of Fame and High School Donation program awards

* 5k Awards (both female/male):
Top 5 Overall
Top One Masters
Top Three in Age Groups (10 & under, five years through 65+)

* 15k Awards (both female/male):
Top 10 Overall ($500/$300/$200/$100/$50),
$1000 for course records
Top One Masters
Top Three in Age Groups (24 & under, five years through 65+)

Sunday's weather from StormCenter 17.

See you on Sept 20.

Bruce Bennett
Race Director

Monday, September 14, 2009

Look out Decatur. Here we come!

There are 95 Springfield area runners currently signed up for Shoreline!
Total pre-registered-750!

Looks like SRRC will be strongly represented!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


1. Carpool leaves from Kmart parking lot (on Clear Lake & Dirksen) at 5:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 20. Please post a comment here if you are a runner needing a ride or a driver with room for another runner.

2. Interested in getting together next Saturday night at Olive Garden for All You Can Eat Pasta? If so, post a comment here as well, and I'll see if they'll take reservations for us. We'll plan (if possible) to eat at 5:30 or 6pm.

3. Great job out there today - keep up your running this week (probably four miles on Tuesday and 3 miles EASY on Thursday)

4. Sleep in next Saturday morning! It's been great out on the road with all of you - made me get out of bed :-) and I have met a lot of great people.

Running longer distances with a group is a lot easier than out on our own most of the time!

Have a good week and we'll see ya in Decatur!


Friday, September 11, 2009

The 4th Annual National Run @ Work Day!

When: Friday, September 18, 2009

Goal: To raise awareness about the importance of daily physical activity for adults.

"The goal of National Run@Work Day is for RRCA members and individuals across the country to host community based events that encourage people to incorporate at least thirty-five minutes of walking or running into their daily lives. A Run@Work Day event can be hosted by a running club, an individual, or a corporation. Run@Work Day events should be a running or walking event lasting at least thirty-five minutes before work, during lunch, or immediately after work. A Run@Work Day event can be as simple as taking your co-workers out for a lunch time walk or a Run@Work Day event can be an afternoon fun run designed to bring out hundreds of people in a community or a company.

The RRCA encourages the American public to incorporate at least thirty-five minutes of exercise into their daily lives which can markedly improve one's overall physical health. If adults can lead by example, if companies can encourage healthy living, then together we can combat the national inactivity and obesity crisis gripping our nation and our children."
Road Runners Club of America

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Shoreliner's Last Saturday Run!

Wow - that went by quickly!

Congrats to all Shoreliners, especially for those of you continuing on from Abe's Amble and ran your longest run ever! Hope you've been having fun, meeting new people, and finding that long distance running is not only a challenge, but enjoyable as well.

Saturday's route takes us through Panther Creek Subdivision. Water is marked on the map, and thank you to fellow SRRC members Jeanne Skube for setting out water at one of the stops this week. We cut back to 8 miles (Seems like just a few months ago 3 miles sounded like a long way for some of you, huh! I certainly still remember...) You should be proud of yourself for sticking with it! Look how far you've come! You can celebrate next Saturday by sleeping in, but for THIS week, here's our route:


Race Day: Sunday, September 20th 7:30 a.m.

Interested in Carpooling to the Race? We are leaving K-Mart parking lot (Clear Lake & Dirksen Pkwy) at 5:40 a.m. SHARP. It's a 45 minute drive to Decatur, so we should have plenty of time to pick up our race packets, stretch, hit the porta potties, etc., and get ready to RUN! Please post a message if you plan on carpooling so we can get a list of who is going and who is driving, etc. There's lots of food afterward so we'll plan on enjoying the post-race party!

Suggestion: Bring a change of clothes and flip flops (no stinkin' up the cars on the way home LOL!)

After the race - get ready for the Frostbite Festival training group (AKA the Frost Toes see their training blog at frost-toes.blogspot.com) by running the Heroes Run for Hope 5 Mile Race in Chatham on October 3rd. http://www.sprrc.net/Heroes/Heroes_Home.html.

Mary Rogers