Clark County Running Club
Promoting Health, Fitness & Fun for Runners of all Ages & Abilities
(If your name is in list, you are current)
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Marine Park Run April 13th.
For this event, we are partnering up Little Hearts Medical team. The race will still be free for club members but non-club members will have to pay the entry fee. We encourage members to pay the fee or make a donation to the cause. if not, you will not be eligible for any of the prizes or awards but your name will show up in the results.
Little Hearts Medical is a team that consists of pediatric cardiologists and cardiac surgeons (from Doernbecher at OHSU), nurses, child life specialists, and other volunteers that work with leading cardiologists and surgeons in China to provide care for orphans and children from underprivileged families who suffer from Congenital Heart Disease. Last fall, the team went on their first trip to China and are hoping to do many more!
On Saturday April 13th we will be co-hosting a 5K at Marine Park in Vancouver to help raise funds for medical equipment to take on the next trip! The run will still be free for all running club members and $35 for all non-members. We are also accepting donations and you will receive an event t-shirt with donation!
To sign up for the race or donate: http://littlehearts5k2013-efbevent.eventbrite.com/
For more info about Little Hearts Medical: http://www.littleheartsmedical.org/ourteam
VANCOUVER LAKE HALF MARATHON VOLUNTEER LIST 2013
A big Thanks to all the Volunteers who made this years Vancouver Lake Half Marathon successful. Sorry if we missed your name. If we did, I would be glad to add you. RZ
Lead Runner Bike Chaperones
Columbia River Cross Country
Packet and Shirt Pick-up
Dan & Sandy Riley
Timing and Finish Line Setup
Race Director and Timing
CCRC is now on Facebook
I have created a CCRC Group on Facebook (thanks to Queena Beebe). You do not need a Facebook account to get to our page. I have made it public. But if you want to post something, you will need a Facebook account and I recommend you create an account for yourself. One of the nice things about having an account, is that you will be notified every time someone posts something. I can see a lot of advantages to using Facebook versus using our CCRC Website. First of all, anyone can post something on Facebook because people are constantly asking me to post things on our website. It is very tedious and it takes up my time. In the future, I will ask people to go straight to Facebook if they want something posted. Another advantage is that it has a calendar. We can put all our running events on the calendar and you can be notified of upcoming events. Another thing I like about Facebook, is that it is so simple to post pictures compared to posting pictures on the website. So you can expect to see a lot more pictures. So far it has been a hit. In the first 3 weeks since I launched, we already have 151 members.
Partnership with Fit Right NW
Fit Right NW has always been very generous with the Clark County Running Club. At this year’s half marathon, they donated 4 pairs of shoes to the top Finishers (Male & Female, Open & Masters). Over the years, they have been very generous donating items for our raffles after our run. Fit Right NW will be the exclusive retail sponsor of CCRC. Fit Right NW has also offered to give all members a 10% discount on shoes & apparel. Since we do not have membership cards, they will be using our on-line membership database to see if your dues are paid to date. So make sure you have paid your membership dues this year. And please support Fit Right NW. It is so nice to have a running shoe store on this side of the river where you can get expert advice. Link to Fit Right Northwest
95% Of You are Doing it Correctly
Three years ago we implemented the pre-assignment of numbers to all participants of our races. We asked everyone to write that number on the tag that we collect at the finish. It’s a very tedious and time consuming job compiling the results. When you use your pre-assigned number, I do not have to struggle with reading your handwriting. It greatly reduces the time to compile results. The good news is that 95% of participants are putting numbers on their tag. Just a few still don’t. I hope you read this article and start. Lastly, if you have any corrections to your name or age, just circle it on the tag. I should catch it. Thanks to all who use their number. To check your pre-assigned number, click this link.