Congratulations to all of Sunday’s racers who participated in the 4th annual St. Pat’s 5k! Race director, Michael Drabenstott, surprised the runners with these personalized race bibs, adding the O’ to their last names. So clever! John Hofmann has photos of the race on his Flickr photo site.
Camp Olympic Cleanup Day
Join Budd Coates this Saturday in an effort to help build the new cross country trails at Camp Olympic in Emmaus. Destined to become the area’s premier x-country course, help is needed to clear stones and brush from the trails prior to the seeding process. More information can be found in this article posted last Thursday. After the cleanup there will be a run on the trails so bring along your running shoes, too!
Run The Stairs
I hear this group keeps growing and growing. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Meet on Saturday morning at 9:00 am on the corner of S 10th Street and Martin Luther King Blvd in Allentown for a great workout which includes running the stairs.
Photo Exhibit: Tarahumara
Most of you are familiar with the Tarahumara, made famous by Chris McDougall and his book, Born To Run. Photographer Diana Molina has captured beautiful images of these people and will have them on display at the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Museum. The Run! Super-Athletes of the Sierra Madre exhibit will run from March 31 through September 30.
Chris McDougall Talk
As part of the Run! Super-Athletes of the Sierra Madre exhibit at U Penn Museum, Chris McDougall will give a talk on Wednesday, April 11 at 6;00 pm. The public talk and book-signing will take place at the Museum’s Annual Petersen Lecture Hall. Admission is $5, free for museum members.
New 5k on the calendar for March 31
The Doug Williams Memorial 5k is a new 5k race here in the Lehigh Valley. It will take place on Saturday, March 31 in Lehigh Parkway
T-rex Trail Run
It’s that time again! Add a new element to your training routine and join the crew at Trexler Nature Preserve for a run around the preserve. The next group run takes place on Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 am. Visit the T-rex FB page for details and to rsvp so they know to wait for you. (PS – This is a perfect opportunity for those of you planning to run this year’s Quadzilla 15k!)