You know, I was looking at the event calendar here on the website this morning and realized there is rarely anything happening on a Monday. Seems like we should change that, don’t you think? What are your thoughts?
GEORGE YASSO MEMORIAL 5K
Please join the Yasso’s over in Bethlehem next Saturday, July 23, for a fast race through Fountain Hill. The race memorializes George Yasso and all proceeds go to the George Yasso and James Skelly Scholarship Funds which award scholarships to local scholar-athletes each year – four $1,000 scholarships! Event information can be found here and the race application is available for download – http://www.bartyasso.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/2011-GBY-5K.pdf
MINGLE & MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN
Save the date – August 11. This is going to one fun night out. Come on up to Bear Creek Resort where we’ll be hanging out on the back deck with a view of the ski slope and the beautiful mountainside. Happy Hour pricing from 5:30-7:30 pm, live music from 7:00-10:00 pm and a 50/50 raffle. This is an open invitation to all of you awesome athletes out there in the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Invite all of your running, biking, swimming, weight lifting, etc. friends. Let’s get all of the healthy people in the area together in one fun place! (Remember, you do not need to drink to have a good time. Come on up and hang out with us.) Please RSVP for this event so that I can provide the resort with an approximate head count. Thank you.
GOTR FORERUNNER TRADE IN OFFER
Last week I posted an article about Garmin’s Forerunner trade in offer. Here is the deal: Purchase a qualifying Forerunner watch (210, 310XT, 410 or 610) at a specialty running store and trade in a previously used qualifying Forerunner watch and receive $50USD via mail in trade in offer. I wanted to give you a heads up that Aardvark Sports Shop-Bethlehem carries the Forerunner 610 with and without Heart Rate Monitor, 310XT with and without HRM, 210 with and without Heart Rate, and 410 with Heart Rate Monitor!
QUADZILLA 15K TRAIL RACE
Online registration for this inaugural race ends this Wednesday. There are still some spots remaining. If you miss the Wednesday deadline your last chance to register is Saturday (the day before the race) from 12:30-3:00 at Bib Pickup. No race day registration! Is the race hard? You betcha! Is it worth it? Absolutely!! Race day bib pickup is 7:00-7:45 am at the Lehigh Valley Zoo, race begins at 8:00 am. Oh, and the prizes are pretty darn cool, too! Do you have what it takes to be King or Queen of the Hills? http://quadzilla15k.com
Finish Line Tuesday Night Run – The Triangle in Emmaus. The group meets at 6:00 pm outside of the shop and will go out for a short 5-6 mile run through Emmaus. All paces welcome, no one left behind.
Making Strides – Tuesday night, Lehigh Parkway, Allentown. A weekly speed workout for women beginning at 5:30 pm. Meet at the LVRR clubhouse in the Parkway. Contact Ingrid Gerber if you have questions: email@example.com.
Bears and Brews – Wednesday, Bear Creek, Macungie. Meet at the upper parking lot, 6:30 pm, at Bear Creek Resort for a 6 mile trail run around the property. More info on the Facebook page.
LV Beer Run Club – Wednesday, Bethlehem. I have been checking the webpage and no longer saw updates so I thought perhaps the group disbanded. Nope! They have moved to Facebook. Join up for a short run followed by drinks and trivia at Bethlehem Brew Works. The group meets in front of Aardvark Sports Shop at 8:00 pm. Facebook page
Breakfast Club Runners – Saturday morning, 7:30 am. Meeting spots vary from week to week, be sure to check out the BCR Facebook page for each week’s location. This is a great group of runners, they run a variety of paces, you are certain to fit in there somewhere (I promise!) Be sure to bring an extra shirt and some cash so that you can join the group for breakfast after the run.
UPCOMING RACES – see LVRS event page for more details and links
Hey I Know You 5k – Macungie
Stroehman’s Back on my Feet 20 in 24 – Philadelphia
Quadzilla 15k – Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville
Sportsfest 1k-2k-5k – Allentown
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