Washington Running Club, November 2010

Washington Running Club 11/08/10
Big changes at WRC this fall

Long Run — SUNDAY LONG RUNS begin at 8 am, as always! Meet on the corner of 33rd and M in Georgetown, and meet for coffee at Dean and Deluca after the run.

We want to hear all of your race results, run related stories, and see your race and run photos so we can share all of your news with the club. Also, if you are interested in writing a race report or another article, let us know. Please e-mail information and photos to Tamma at tammaanne@gmail.com

Welcoming a new Board of Directors to WRC!

With the season of Turkey Trots here, I have been thinking about how thankful I am for the run community in DC, but especially WRC members. WRC was the first group that I ran with upon moving to DC (when I was still an intern and had just finished collegiate running). I have enjoyed all of the friendships, races, hot chocolates and Vitamin Water at Dean and Deluca, and the hundreds of miles together on the canal and in Rock Creek Park. I have loved having a permanent running date on my calendar on Sunday for the past four years!

I have been honored to serve as club president for two years, and as a board member with Adina Wadsworth before that. I am pleased to announce that as of December 1st, John Kendra will be serving as the next WRC president. Not only is John an accomplished runner in the club, but he is always there on Sunday runs and at Dean and Deluca. I am looking forward to seeing John lead the club to great success and continue our traditions. James Scarbourough will be continuing another terms as club Treasurer.

I grateful to the board this year for their support and hard work…Amanda Hamilton, James Scarbourough, Tamma Carleton, Madeline Harms, Brian Savitch, and Dan Yi. It will be a hard board to match…

I enthusiastic about many more seasons of early Sunday runs with the group, continuing old friendships, and making new ones.



End of the Year Happy Hour to Welcome John Kendra as new WRC President

What: End of the Year Happy Hour to Welcome John Kendra as new WRC President
When: Wednesday, December 1st
Where: Vinoteca, 1940 11th Street NW, 5-8 pm (Happy Hour Specials End at 7 pm)

Race Across the Sky 2010

The Leadville Trail 100 (LT100), hosted in the Rocky Mountains, breaks even the most seasoned athletes. This race is “stupid hard,” said pro cyclist JHK.

More than 1,400 ambitious two-wheelers slogged through the 100-miles course in 2010, bobbing along 14,000 feet of elevation change in one of the world’s most challenging cycling events. The 2009 LT100 documentary Race Across the Sky fueled the adventures of cycling enthusiasts-get ready to be inspired all over again!

On November 4th with an encore showing on November 9th at your local movie theater, experience Race Across the Sky 2010, onthe big-screen, exclusively showcasing this year’s race. NCM Fathom, Life Time Fitness and Citizen Pictures delves into the resulting race entry boom, including record numbers of citizen riders, along with those aspiring Leadmen and Leadwomen who go beyond this one-day cycling event to conquer merciless running races during their ambitious five- race endeavor. Each entrant brings their own personal reasons for challenging themselves to this epic test of will, strength and endurance. Joined by the toughest elite field this high-altitude century mountain bike race has ever seen, these riders are tested by one of the most brutal courses known to the sport.

Complementing the documentary is a LIVE panel discussion with key Leadville Trail 100 athletes including Levi Leipheimer, Rebecca Rush, Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind climber to summit Everest, and more. Their stories of teetering atop a 12,570-foot peak-all the while battling weather contrasts from sun to snow-are sure to motivate your own endurance expeditions.

Shot and shown in high definition, Race Across the Sky 2010 will have you feeling the burn as cyclists climb more than two miles above sea level. Check out www.raceacrossthesky2010onthebigscreen.com to see the event trailer, learn more about the event and download sharable assets to help spread the word. To find a list of participating theaters near you and purchase tickets, visit www.fathomevents.com. Tickets are on sale now.
Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run-DC Growth Fuels Enhanced Scholarship Program with Expert Shoe Fittings

Pacers Running Store Experts To Ensure Participants’ Shoes Are the Right Size and the Right Fit

October 5, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 5, 2010) – Girls on The Run of Washington, D.C. (GOTR-DC), an after-school character development program for girls in grades 3-8, kicked off its 2010 Fall semester with nearly 800 participates – twice the level of participation from the Spring 2010 semester. With low-income areas across all 8 Wards fueling the program’s recent growth, scholarships are becoming increasingly important to the GOTR-DC, which supports 60% of participants with full or partial scholarships (up from 50% in the spring).

To keep up with this growth, GOTR-DC has enhanced its shoe certificate program, which ensures that each girl in need receives a new pair of running shoes at no cost from New Balance, a national sponsor of Girls on the Run International. “More GOTR-DC participants qualified for shoe certificates this semester than in past 8 semesters,” said Betsy Hammond-Chambers, executive director of GOTR-DC.

To ensure these certificates are redeemed, and that the shoes fit well, GOTR-DC partnered with Pacers Running Stores. Pacers’ experts will visit various GOTR-DC practice sites to provide custom shoe fittings for shoe certificate recipients. “We’ll be on-site to ensure these girls get the right size shoes and the right fit,” said Chris Farley, co-owner of Pacers. “This is key to both preventing injuries and encouraging the young girls to adopt exercise and running as a lifestyle choice that will carry them into the future,” added Hammond-Chambers.

Pacers will first visit Wheatley Education Campus (Ward 5), to fit 16 girls with new sneakers. They’ll visit several other scholarship teams for shoe fittings throughout the month of October, including: Walker Jones Elementary School Elementary School (Ward 6); Watkins Elementary School (Ward 6); and THEARC (Ward 8).

On December 12, 2010, GOTR-DC will host their Fall 5K Run/Walk/Celebration, the culmination of the 12-week program currently under way at public, public charter, parochial and independent schools as well as community sites throughout D.C. The 5K event will be held at American University and starts at 2:00 pm EST with pre-race activities starting at 1:00 pm EST. Pacers Running Stores is one of several 5K sponsors, and will provide in-kind race management services. Pacers’ sports promotion and race management company, Pacers Events, will provide in-kind race management services for the 5K event.

GOTR-DC program scholarships are funded by GOTR-DC’s fundraising efforts. Donations are accepted at http://www.active.com/donate/gotrdc2010.

About Girls on The Run of Washington, D.C.
Girls on the Run of Washington, D.C., is an independent council of GOTR International, a non-profit prevention program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. The after-school program addresses all aspects of girls’ development – their physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual well-being. For more information about GOTR-DC, visit http://www.gotrdc.org/.

Post-Workout Treat!

Here’s a great breakfast food and post-workout treat (courtesy of Chloe from Vida Fitness Metropole)

1 whole wheat tortilla
1 banana
2 tablespoons of Natural Peanut Butter (I prefer peanut butter from the “Peanut Butter & Co.”)

First, spread the peanut butter on the whole wheat tortilla. Next, slice the banana and add the banana slices to the tortilla. Wrap up the tortilla like a burrito and enjoy!

-Amanda Hamilton (members, if you have recipes to share send them along and we’ll put them in the next newsletter!)

Dues help keep WRC alive! Have you renewed your membership?
Don’t forget to renew your dues! The dues pay for the club’s operating expenses, activities (e.g., WRC bbq), race teams, etc.

Comments? Suggestions?

Do you have any ideas for WRC activities, long run routes, etc.? Or do you just have comments in general? Please feel free to email any of the board members with any concerns or ideas! You can find our contact information here:

If you have any questions concerns, ideas, or just want to chat about running, you can reach us at elyse.braner@gmail.com and tammaanne@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you!

President: Elyse Braner
Vice President: Amanda Hamilton
Secretary: Tamma Carleton
Treasurer: James Scarborough
Director at Large: Brian Savitch
Director at Large: Dan Yi
Director at Large: Madeline Harms