E-news August 30, 2011
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I think this guy just won the Spooktacular 5K costume contest...
I think this guy just won the Spooktacular 5K costume contest...

Good morning, runners! First of all, WHERE ARE MY RACE REPORTS? I know some of you have been out rock-starring it up lately! Jule Diener, Historic Lincoln, Mountain Lakes, Rocketman Triathlon? Hellooooo? :~)


*From Darrell Harden

I had the privilege of participating in Ragnar Relay - Great River (RRGR) this weekend. RRGR sent teams of 12 (well, there were also teams of 6, and one crazy team of 4) runners on a trek across 196 miles, from the start in Winona, MN, to the finish in Minneapolis. Along the way, each runner on our team hit the road three times, trekking along roads and paved trails, up and down massive hills, and all day and all night, until the team reunites just before the finish and crosses the finish line together.

Our team finished the race in 31:37:56. That was good for 232nd place overall out of 280 teams. I can't imagine that any team had more fun than we did, though. For my part, I logged 18.37 in 2:31:10. I think everyone on our team ran ahead of her/his anticipated pace. Forty-eight hours removed from my last run, I'm still tired, but it was such a great experience!

Hope everyone down south is doing well. I'm registered for the Ladiga Half Marathon, and I'm looking forward to heading south to run with the ARC!




*Golden Eagle 5K - Saturday, September 10th, 8:00am at Jacksonville HIgh School. This race is always a nice cooler weather run in a really scenic area, put on by ARC's own Frank Bouie. Here's the link for entry forms and information:


*The YMCA of Calhoun County proudly presents the AOD Federal Credit Union SPOOKTACULAR 5K event on Oct 29th at 7AM in Oxford at AOD Federal Credit Union. The course starts in front of AOD and is an out and back course finishing at AOD.  We are guaranteeing long sleeve black tech shirts for the first 100 runners. We will have V neck for women and crew neck for men.  Price is $15 before Oct 15th and $20 after Oct 15th. (Flyer coming soon) $2.00 off for Anniston Runners Club. No discounts the day of race.

This will be a fun event, costumes and all. Please come in your wackiest costume for costume prizes, and if you are fast and have a good costume you can win a running award and costume award!!! We are giving top 10 male and female awards only. No age brackets. All kids who race will receive goodie bags. Call Ann Angell @ 256-832-9622 or email at annangell@cableone.net



Ann Angell


OxfordY for Now

1716 Al Hwy21 South

Oxford, Al 36203




*Rock-and-Roll Savannah Marathon and Half are about to FILL UP! Click here TODAY! http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/savannah


*First, remember to let us know about your training runs. I know, I know, everybody in the world has Facebook. Well, actually, no they don't. I know, right'? Seriously, who doesn't have Facebook? Well, quite possibly your next great training partner! Let me know when you're running and I'll put it in the enews. Be sure to include your contact info so people can let you know they'll be there!

*If you haven't filled out your Woodstock 5K survey, WE NEED YOUR HELP! How in the world can the greatest race EVER get even better if you don't fill out your survey??? Check your email inbox, because the surveys were sent out with an email-specific code (I can't send you mine, for example). Tell us what you thought!

Go have an awesome run today!


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