Weekly Newsletter - December 4th, 2018

 Continuing a ten year tradition of reaching out to the needy in our community, the Winter Park Sunday Running Group will be collecting food for the Second Harvest Food Bank on December 9th. 

The main collection effort will take place on Sunday, December 9th , beginning at 6:30 AM, prior to the regular Sunday run at 7 o'clock. There will be a truck available on Park Avenue near Welbourne to collect your donations. All runners and walkers are encouraged to join us that morning to demonstrate our solidarity with the needy in our community. Participants also are invited to join the group afterwards for breakfast at Panera Bread ( Park Avenue & Canton).

Here is a list of what Second Harvest most needs:
Canned meats, poultry and vegetables, Nonfat Dry Milk, Canned soups, Oatmeal, Pasta/macaroni, Canned and dried fruits, Rice, Beef, Stew, Evaporated milk, Canned tuna, Baby food, Dry beans, Nutritional drinks
 

For more information please reach out to Jack Gallagher.

Have you registered for the next ORC Challenge Series run? The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite holiday costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. ’Tis the season to live it up and be jolly for a reason! It's this coming Saturday and the ORC has teamed up with the Parrot Heads of Central Florida and our friends DJ George and Lisa for this great event. Hope to see you there! 

To join your fellow ORCers on the Parrot Heads of Central Florida Team register at: Arthritis Foundation Parrot Heads Team Page

 

Japan Week has come and gone and despite a few things out of our control it went fantastic. Thank you to all the members that hosted our guests at the many activities.

 

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.  


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 Victor to place your order. 


Bob Reed

President

Orlando Runners Club

December 10th - 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.

December 12th - 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 for directions or questions.

 

December 12th - Mid-Week Run @ Track Shack

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


This social group run occurs on 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

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.

ORC's Cultural Exchange Program

Congratulations to Robert Powell, Vic Milewski, and Walter Rentz for completing the Tokyo Bay Urayasu Half Marathon. Robert, Vic and Walter were selected for ORC's 2018 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.





Rowson Scholarship


The ORC presented awards to our latest batch of Charles M. Rowson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship winners. They are as follows:

Alejandra Bahena (Celebration High)
Jae Crawford (Boone High)
Saypadia DeSaussure (Apopka High)
Ayoub Mahdar (Celebration High)
Sarah Tran (University High)

Congratulations to these amazing scholar-athletes! We look forward to adding another set of great students next year!