We are planning a big summer social event for the club members!! We would like to see as many as possible come, mingle and get to know one another. We are so busy running in our pace groups, we do not always get the opportunity to talk with the other runners.
We would like to include the families, therefore we decided to have it at Columbian Park in Lafayette. We have reserved a shelter on the Park Ave side (Red 2). The playground is nearby for the kids and since WRRC is providing the location and FOOD, all you need to do is come, bring the family and enjoy!!! This will be held on June 22nd so mark your calendar now! The time is TBD. We will send out more details as they are available.
The trails are back open and we have rescheduled the first of our trail run series for June 12th (this coming Wednesday) at 6:30 PM. Click here for more details and a map of the route.
Current Trail Condition:
The first run in our Trail Run Series has been cancelled for June 5th. The trail is currently underwater and this run series is weather permitting. Posted image shows the current condition of the trail. I know I wouldn’t want to run/wade through that.
Stay tuned for updates on this series.
The Club NewTone Celebration Day is an annual event held on the 4th of July. This event directly benefits the Lafayette Parks Foundation who will be using the funds to start putting stretching stations and other equipment in local parks to encourage families to get out, be active and take advantage of some of the beautiful places our community has to offer. With the equipment being fairly costly each year we will add a piece of equipment (each individual piece is fully functional) until we can build the entire unit.
The 5k Walk/Run will start and finish at Club NewTone and follow the trails along Munger Park and immediately be followed by a poolside after party with entertainment for the whole family including live music, food and games. This years proceeds will put our first piece in Munger next to the running path which will make next year even better with participants being able to see exactly what their donations did for the community.
I hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather. Please remember when the temperature rises, it is important to hydrate, so carry water. Next week, June 5th, is the FIRST of our Trail Series races. This one will be a 5K race and will be timed, as well as the next two in the Series. The trail has been cleared by the Tippecanoe Parks Department since the flooding earlier this spring and is ready. Because we want to promote exercise and attract runners in and around Lafayette to these races, we have made a decision to LOWER the ENTRY FEE for this Series. The fee will now be $5/person, no exceptions. This is $7 LOWER than we originally published on the flyers so help us get the word out to the community. See updated flier here.
We are excited about this new Series and hope some of you that have never run on a trail will give it a try. Trail running is different than road running but it has so much to offer. The surfaces are easier on your legs, the scenery is amazing, it is cooler on the hot summer days and it is a change from road running. Hopefully we will many of you next Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM at Fort Ouiatenon for the start of this Series.
Keep Running and be happy!