Kick off to the Camden Running Club 2016 Season-Postponed

Hello CRC Runners!

With the snow melting, it probably seems like as good a time as any to start thinking about taking the old running shoes out of the mothballs (although I don’t know when the last time anyone stored something in mothballs?!?).

Here’s a quick look at the upcoming calendar before the official CRC Kick-off on Tuesday, April 5th.

Thursday, February 25th: (End of) Winter Wicked Wort Wramble @ 6:00PM-Postponed.

If anyone would like to meet me at the new Robbinsdale taproom, Wicked Wort, this week for a quick 3-4 mile run followed by barley pop chaser, let me know.

Saturday, March 12th: Lake Johanna 4-Miler @ 11:00AM

First of the Minnesota Distance Running Association six spring races, and its FREE*!

* as long as you join MDRA, which is only a measly $25 (with tons of perks)!

Saturday, March 26th: Hopkins 7-Miler @ 9:00AM

Second of the MDRA spring races, and its FREE*!

Saturday, April 2nd: Ron Dawes 25K Race in Hopkins @ 8:00AM

Third of the MDRA spring races, and its ALMOST FREE! ($5 for preregistered MDRA runners, $15 for non-MDRA, $20 race day)

Tuesday, April 5th: Camden Running Club’s Official Start to the Running Season!

We will meet at the Victory Memorial Flagpole at 6:00PM for our first 3-4 mile run. Any suggestions where to go?

We can hold some other runs prior to the first week in April, but I will be out of town for the last two Tuesdays in March. Someone else would have to take the lead and plan the runs.

Other Interesting Tidbits:

Unfortunately MDRA has discontinued the Spring Training Series so we won’t be able to knock off that hated ‘Fabulous Fifties’ team this year. What a drag.

The Minneapolis Run N Fun Running Store has an all-abilities run @ 6:00PM on Mondays from their store near Lake Calhoun. Rumor has it they go out to Punch Pizza post-run to carb-up.

The Medicine Lake Running Group season will start Wednesday, March 16, at 5:55 pm at Armstrong High School. Its a good way to get an uptempo workout in with a group of nice folks. Email them to be put on their email list.

Many of our group members enjoy the Mill City Running Store’s organized runs Wednesdays evenings @ 6:00PM, Flapjack Friday mornings @ 6:30AM, and supported longer runs occasional on the weekends. The first Wednesdayrun of each month begin and end at the Fulton Brewery, otherwise the rest start and finish at the store on HennepinAvenue in NE MPLS.

Anyone else have suggestions on where to run, what races to do, or other fitness activities to try before spring has sprung? Feel free to let me know so I can post them…or better yet, do it yourself on our Facebook page, Camden Running Club – Minneapolis (we would hate to have our group confused with one from New Jersey or London).
Finally, if you know someone that would like to be sent these emails, please let me know. I will add them. Conversely, if you want to be taken off the list, just give me the word and you will be removed.
Hope to see you on April 5th, if not sooner!
Eric Nystrom – ejnystrom@gmail.com