New Years Thanks!


Just wanted to drop a note and thank everyone that attended the 2015 RITNY. This was a HUGE success thanks to all of you for coming out and joining together for a community run and buffet breakfast. We had a record setting number of members for breakfast at 135. It appears our new location was widely accepted and the course was well liked. It is very helpful and pleasant to hear the positive feedback we received.

Thanks to Amy Keene for providing the Throw Back Thursday pictures from the J&C. From that we learned that one of our members, Dan Blomeke, has run every RITNY since the very first one in 1981 except for the one on Jan 1 when Purdue played in the Rose Bowl. Thanks to Larry Miller for the pictures and the work laying out the course.  Thanks to Jennifer Simpson for the nice email regarding the event.

It’s nice to know that our members appreciate these events and we can make improvements if needed based on their comments.  Thanks to the Staff at the Four Points Sheraton for accommodating us. This was their first year and they did an excellent job. I apologize to anyone who had trouble finding a seat or utensils but with our attendance higher than anticipated the hotel staff was doing their best to handle the requests.

Also a big thanks to the WRRC Board, for without the time they volunteer, these events would never materialize. Thanks to Susan Lauro, Mark Acher, Barb Doremire and Nancy Weinberg. Also helping were Bill Bombassaro and Susie Uhl. And Abby Engelberth for keeping the website updated. There are pictures posted on Facebook and in the photo gallery on this site.

In case anyone is missing a headband, there was one left on one of the tables at the Breakfast, contact me.

What an awesome way to start 2015!! Thanks to all of our members for supporting our events!! We have such an amazing club! Since we have a lot of Professors and students, we have many club members that move on in their journey. And the feedback we receive from previous members is always the same, “since moving from Lafayette, we have not been able to find another running club we enjoy as much as the Wabash River Runners Club”. We miss the people. That is so inspiring!

Keep on running and being happy!

Cyndi Meacham

Wabash River Runners Club President

RITNY 2015

The registration form for the 2015 Run in the New Year (RITNY) has been posted.  The run will begin at 10 AM at the Four Points by Sheraton in West Lafayette.  The mileage varies depending on the weather and how much you just want to get to breakfast :)  This is an excellent opportunity to get to know fellow club members and renew your WRRC membership for the year.  A run with friends is an excellent start to the New Year!

FM5K 2014 Winners

Congratulations to all the runners that participated in this years Farmers Market 5K race series.  The run last night was the last of the season. The series culminated with first and second place winners for each age category.  A runner had to participate in at least three FM5K races during the season to be eligible.  The finishing times for each race were used to decide the winner for each category.  The winners are listed below and the race times are in this link.

Age Group Runner Name Place
Male 18-39 Jose Gaeta 1
Kevin Camp 2
Male 40-49 Richard Abrahamson 1
Doug Yatcilla 2
 Male 50&Up  Kurt Gogolin  1
 Joe Camp  2
 Female 17&Under  Giovanna Salazar  1
 Zoie Laber  2
 Female 18-39  Tracy Cahee 1
 Molly Kissinger  2
 Female 40-49  Jennifer Simpson  1
 Malena Salazar  2
 Female 50&Up  Susan Lauro  1
Jennifer Redden 2