Weekly Newsletter - October 6, 2019


Get Ready for the Spooktacular 5k Fun Run - October 17th

Don your best costume and join the Orlando Runners Club for our annual Spooktacular 5k Fun Run. This event is an annual favorite. A chance to dress up in your wildest running outfits - scary, retro, or just plain wacky. There will be prizes for the best costumed male, female and couple if want to partner up for twice the fun. Put your imagination to work and see if you can win. Hosted at the Blue Jacket Grille and judged by the owners and awesome staff, its sure to be a night of spooky fun!

Come join us for the 5k run followed up by the costume contest with awesome beer, burgers and tasty tater tots!


When: 7 pm, Oct 17th

Where: Blue Jacket Grille - 745 Bennett Rd, Orlando, Florida 32803


Urayasu Applications Opens Next Week
Next week we will be opening the Urayasu application to all club members who have not taken part in the Urayasu Exchange program. Keep a watch out for the link to applications to be posted to the club website. 

Calling Disney Volunteers       

When running a race, have you ever gazed upon the cheerful, encouraging faces of the water stop volunteers and thought, "I'd like to do that!"? Now's your chance: Join the ORC for the 2020 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The event is on Sunday, January 12, 2020 and volunteers are needed from 4:45 am to 2:15 pm. 

To sign up:

All participants will receive a Disney windbreaker, a snack pack and a one-day, one-park Disney ticket. Registration closes on Monday, October 14. If you have any questions, you can contact the Volunteer Ambassador Team at volunteer.ambassador.team@disneysports.com or 407-938-3880.

Seeing runners in costume and cheering them toward the finish line is a fun and rewarding experience. Sign up today!


The 2019/2020 Challenge Series is out, so start signing up now!

The board, under advisement of Bob Butterfield, has chosen the 11 races below to be part of this years challenge series. Members must run at least 4 of the races to be considered. Winners will be awarded based on points earned in each race per age group and gender. Prizes will be handed out at the 2020 ORC Banquet. 


Orlando Runners Club logo gear can be yours for $10 per item. We have t-shirts, singlets, and trucker caps for sale. If interested, please contact Bob to place your order. 


Orlando Runners Club
Cheri Dickinson

October 17 - Third Thursday Spooktacular 5K at Blue Jacket Grille

Don your best costume and join the Orlando Runners Club for our annual Spooktacular 5k Fun Run. This event is an annual favorite. A chance to

dress up in your wildest running outfits - scary, retro, or just plain wacky. There will be prizes for the best costumed male, female and couple if want to partner up for twice the fun. Put your imagination to work and see if you can win. Hosted at the Blue Jacket Grille and judged by the owners and awesome staff, its sure to be a night of spooky fun!

Come join us for the 5k followed up by the costume contest with awesome beer, burgers and tasty tater tots!


When: 7 pm, Oct 17th
Runners meet at the Grille starting at 6:30pm, run starts promptly at 7pm

Location:
 
Blue Jacket Grille
745 Bennett Rd. Orlando, FL 32803

Questions about the run, feel free to contact Cheri Dickinson


October  - Monthly - Brewsday Tuesday at Roque Pub

Join the Orlando Runners Club monthly every first Tuesday for Brewsday Tuesday at Roque PubThis is a fun run with a 3 mile run followed by great beer and awesome food. Meet at 7 pm, Every First Tuesday of the Month at the Roque Pub (3076 Curry Ford Rd. Orlando, FL).

We welcome runners of all paces. And we run rain or shine!

If you have any questions, please contact Cheri Dickinson

 October 7, 14, 21, 28 - Weekly - Mellow Monday Fun Run

Join the Orlando Runners Club every Monday for the Mellow Monday Fun Run at Mellow Mushroom. This is a fun run with a 3 mile or 5 mile course.  Meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Winter Park Mellow Mushroom (2015 Aloma Avenue).   

Then following the run, you can reward yourself with 20% off pies and happy hour drink prices!

We welcome runners of all paces. And we run rain or shine.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Ertel

October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Weekly - Wednesday Morning Run

Come join the ORC at our weekly Wednesday morning Get out of Bed Group Fun Run on Wednesday, in the College Park area. We will be meeting at 6:00 am at Einsteins Bagels, 2817 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, 32804.  This is the perfect opportunity for those of you who are unable to attend the evening runs.

We will run a 3 mile loop in College Park starting East on King St, right on Elizabeth, right on Rugby, right on Edgewater, left on Rugby, right on Holly, left on Bryn Mawr, right on Ardsley Dr, right on Maury Rd, right on Edgewater Dr, and finish at King St and Edgewater (back at Einsteins).

After the run, join us at Einsteins for some morning coffee and bagels. 

We welcome runners of all paces.

Contact Victor Hung for directions or questions.

 October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Weekly - Mid-Week Run @ Track Shack

Join us at the Track Shack for the mid-week run! 

This social group run occurs weekly Wednesday at 6:30 pm.  It will be 2-3 miles and open to runners of all ability levels.  The mid-week run is also a great opportunity to learn about, and hopefully join, the Orlando Runners Club. The course starts on Oregon St. and then spills into the Orlando Urban Trail, as well as parts of Track Shack's Celebration of Running course.

Water and Gatorade will be available for everyone pre and post run.


Stay tuned to Facebook and 
www.TrackShack.com in case of inclement weather.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before to sign in, get pre-run water, and sign up for any giveaways!

Location & Parking:
Track Shack Parking lot (on other side of Oregon from the store)
Meet in front of garage
1050 N. Mills Ave.
Orlando, 
FL 32803

 October 6, 13, 20, 27 - Weekly  - Sunday Long Run in Winter Park

Get your long run in with Jack and the rest of the Sunday crew.

This social group run occurs weekly Sunday morning at 7:00 am.  There are distances of 3, 6, 7 or 10 miles and open to runners and walkers of all ability levels. This run will take you through the streets of winter park passing by many of the beautiful lakes and homes.

After the run join the crew for breakfast, conversation, bad jokes and maybe even some trivia at Panera just up the street..

Location: 
Meet on the corner of Park Ave and Melbourne Ave in Winter Park

Group leaves promptly at 7am

Upcoming Events


Membership

The ORC always welcomes new members, and invites all runners regardless of pace or running experience.

Not a member yet? Please consider joining our club! Besides the weekly runs scheduled for the entire year, we also offer the following unique programming that is exclusive to our amazing organization:

  • Opportunity to be selected for the Japanese Cultural Exchange Trip to Urayasu, Japan
  • Japan Week, where we host our Urayasu runner guests
  • Club Parties: Annual Club Holiday Part, Summer Picnic, President's Champagne Reception, Annual Awards Banquet
  • Charles M. Rowson Scholarship Picnic
  • Race Into Summer 5K
  • 10% discount to the Track Shack
  • Corporate 5K, OUC Orlando Half Marathon, and Walt Disney World Marathon waterstop volunteering

To join, complete and mail in your Membership Application or click here to register online. All ORC memberships expire on June 30th.  Applications submitted between March 1 and June 30 will be valid until June 30 of the following year. Applications submitted July 1 through February 29 will expire on the next renewal cycle.  If your membership is up for renewal, renew online or mail your check and membership to: 

Orlando Runners Club
Attn: Membership
PO Box 1134
Orlando, FL 32802

If you did not receive a renewal or have any questions, please contact membership@orlandorunnersclub.org.

Existing member?  Click here to renew your membership online.

2019 Charles M. Rowson Jr. Orlando Runners Club Scholarship Winners Announced!

2019 Charles M. Rowson Jr. Scholarship Winners

The Charles M. Rowson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established in 1983 by the Orlando Runners Club in memory of one of our members, Chuck Rowson, who died unexpectedly at age 29. The ORC has provided scholarships each year since to local high school athletes, now providing a $1,500 scholarship to up to four students.  The winners are selected by the Club based on their academic achievements, athletic abilities, school and community involvement and financial need. Scholarships are presented each year at a Club event.

There were a lot of great candidates, but we have identified the 4 winners this year and they are...

  • Chloe Hyde of Lake Brantley High School
  • Luke Metcalf of Bishop Moore High School
  • Jennifer Salinas of Edgewater High School
  • Sagan Simmons of Edgewater High School
The winners were presented with the scholarship checks and coveted ORC truckers caps at a picnic on Thursday May 30th.

ORC's Cultural Exchange Program

Each year the ORC sponsors 3 to 4 runners for a trip of a lifetime. Hosted by our sister running club in Urayasu for a week they meet with the Mayor, visit local landmarks, drink some saki and even sing some Karaoke. All members in good standing and who have not previously been selected are eligible. Applications are made available towards the end of the year and selections are announced at the Annual Holiday Banquet.

AND THE WINNERS ARE...

Congratulations to Erica Weitz, Tom Matusch and Charlene LePane for being selected as the ORC representatives going to Japan to run the Tokyo Bay Urayasu City Half Marathon.