Weekly Newsletter - December 16th, 2018

Sunday Run Food Collection Update

The Sunday run groups Tenth Annual Runner's Outreach was very successful. They ended up contributing almost 800 pounds of food and $1200 in cash.  The cash donation included $1000 donated by Teresa Williams, leader of the running group which meets at Park and Morse each Sunday.  Teresa's group members also arrived with a generous amount of food. The other contributors in addition to our group were: theWinter Park Dawgs and the Saturday Marathonfest group. Thanks to all of you who participated! This year marks the 10th anniversary of community outreach efforts.

 

And finally, thanks to Dave Berry for his long term devotion to delivering the contributions over the past ten years.  Dave managed to keep the food dry by getting it covered before the rain started.  Thanks also to Reggie who later delivered more food to Dave's house!

 

 

Participate in the Disney Marathon Expo

We have an open invitation from Outside Interactive http://www.outsideinteractive.com/ to assist them by demoing their virtual run product at the Disney Marathon Expo January 9-12.    They are hoping to recruit a few dozen local runners to help showcase their VirtualRunner technology by running a simulated Disney 5K for a pilot in their booth at the expo. Pace is not important, and while the race course simulation of the Animal Kingdom and Epcot is only 5K, volunteers can run as far as they wish. 

 

In return for running, you'll receive refreshments, a snazzy Outside Interactive race singlet and OI baseball cap, as well as some complimentary course videos and access to their Virtual Runner app, which works with an iPad or Android tablet and any treadmill. 

 

Volunteer time slots will be assigned based on your preference.   Contact Gladys McNamee to let them know of your interest.

 

Challenge Series - The next challenge series event will the Winter Park 5k on Saturday, January 19th. 

 

Get a healthy start to the New Year by participating in the 4th race of the Track Shack Running Series through beautiful Winter Park. Then indulge a little with an after party that features food from local favorites.

 


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 17th - 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 19th - 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 19th - 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

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.  


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!