Valley News – April 10

I am going to guess that a majority of you are gearing up for the St. Luke’s Half Marathon in a couple of weeks. I hope that your training has been going well and you will soon start your taper. And not to get your hopes up, but I was just looking at the 10-day weather forecast. Sunday and Monday have projections in the mid-80’s. Yikes!

Good luck to all of you who are heading up to Boston this weekend for the Boston Marathon!

McDOUGALL LECTURE
In light of the recent death of Micah True, attendance at Chris McDougall’s Wednesday evening talk is sure to be standing room only. In case you needed the info again, McDougall’s talk starts at 6:00 pm at the University of Pennyslvania Museum’s Annual Petersen Lecture Hall. Admission is $5, free if you have a museum membership.

Diana Molina is exhibiting her photos of the Tarahumara people at the Copper Canyon Ultra, owned and directed by Micah True, now through September 30, 2012. The exhibit entitled Run! Super-Athletes of the Sierra Madre showcases 30 color photographs and coincides with the Penn Relays later this month. More information located at http://lvrunningscene.com/2012/03/molina-exhibit/.

NEW RACE LISTINGS
Run for Rich – 5k run and 1 mile fun walk held on May 5 starting at Hanover Township Community Center. www.runforrich313.com

Tim Lambert BSA Memorial 5k/10k – 2nd annual race held on September 29, the 10k option is new for 2012. http://minsitrails.com/lambert5k

WEEKEND RACES
Trot for Trykes – Saturday. Coplay; 5k run/walk

Bartram Breeze – Saturday. Hamburg; 10k, rail-to-trail along Schuylkill River

Operation Backpack 5k – Saturday. Pottstown; rail-to-trail run

Donor Dash – Sunday. Philadelphia; 5k, 10k, 3k walk