The view from my porch

HAPPY VETERANS DAY and a BIG THANK YOU!

FROM JIM MANELLO:
Hi Rod – Glad to see the Thanksgiving tradition continuing at Smithfield Beach. I always enjoyed that get-together. And I wanted to pass along another Thanksgiving run perhaps for people who aren’t convenient to the run at Smithfield Beach.
Thanks,
Jim

6th ANNUAL HUFFIN’ FOR THE STUFFIN’
5K AND 10K TURKEY DAY TRAIL RUN…OR WALK…OR JOG
WHEN: THURSDAY 11/22 – THANKSGIVING MORN- 8:00 AM
WHERE: THE WEST END REGIONAL PARK, LOCATED AT 578 EVERGREEN HOLLOW RD, BRODHEADSVILLE PA. 18322
WHY: SO WE CAN EAT AND DRINK MORE DURING THE BIG FEAST AND LAY CLAIM TO THE COVETED FIRST FINISHER’S TROPHY!
COURSE: 3.1 or 6.2 MILES (GIVE OR TAKE) ON TRAILS IN THE PARK…If you haven’t been to the park recently, you’ll be pleased to see that there are new additions there: exercise stations along the Fleetwood Trail, benches have been added along the field trail and several miles of single track trails have been added through the woods. There’s a trail suitable for everyone! Note: The 5k course will be the same as the Fleetwood 5k trail run/walk race held here in October and the 10k course will be similar with approximately 3 miles of added single track trail.
WHAT IT REALLY IS: JUST A VERY UNOFFICIAL TRAIL RUN; NO REGISTRATION, NO COST, NO FREE STUFF, NO TIMING CHIP… JUST A THANKSGIVING MORNING FUN RUN… KIDS AND DOGS WELCOME!
FEED THE HUNGRY: AGAIN THIS YEAR, ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ASKED TO OPEN THEIR HEARTS AND THEIR PANTRY, AND BRING A NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM FOR DONATION TO THE WEST END FOOD PANTRY. MONETARY DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED CAN BE MADE TO THE WEST END FOOD PANTRY OR THE WEST END REGIONAL PARK ………THANK YOU!
JUST A REMINDER: THE AVERAGE THANKSGIVING DINNER CONTAINS 3000 CALORIES! QUESTIONS TO….maxx1@ptd.net

PETE KOSTELNICK “If a dream doesn’t scare you it’s not worth chasing after”
Pete ran 5400 mile run from Kenai Alaska to Key West Florida in 98 days, 55 miles per day, unaided. He pushed a 3 wheel cart in which he kept his supplies.

https://vimeo.com/299134096

Please keep Alyssia O’Malley and Tony Harlacher in your kindest thoughts and prayers!

THIS WEEKEND:
11/10 – SOUTH MOUNTAIN 10 MILER – The 42nd (and final) annual South Mountain 10 Miler
11/10 – LEHIGH GAP NATURE CENTER MORE OR LESS A 10K TRAIL RUN

11/11 – RIVER RAMBLE FALL CLASSIC if you haven’t run this event you’ve missed one of the classiest well organized events EVER in our area! If you have run it c’mon on let’s do it again! A big THANK YOU to Trish, Stacey, and the entire Ready Set Run Team! You guys are awesome!!

11/11 – HARRISBURG MARATHON – http://ymcarun.com/info-marathon/

COMING EVENTS
11/18 – THE EWING MEMORIAL/YMCA 5K
11/18 – PHILLY MARATHON – https://philadelphiamarathon.com/
11/22 – THANKSCIVING MORNING GATHERING AT SMITHFIELD BEACH – bring a mug (not on your face!) for coffee/tea and a sweet treat to share. Think CHOCOLATE!
12/01 REGISTRATION FOR THE POCONO MARTHON – HALF MARATHON – 5K OPENS It’s okay to start training before 12/01!
12/08 – KNIGHT’S KRIS KRINGLE 5K https://www.active.com/matamoras-pa/running/distance-running-races/kris-kringle-5k-2018?cmp=18N-DP160-BND10-SD100-DM10-ev11&eps=eventname_874202
12/08 – CHRISTMAS CITY CLASSIC 5-miler and Candy Cane 5k https://www.active.com/bethlehem-pa/running/distance-running/christmas-city-classic-5-miler-and-candy-cane-5k-2018?cmp=18N-DP160-BND10-SD100-DM10-ev12&eps=eventname_874203

2019 —————————————————————————————————————————–
CAMP RUNABOUT DATES: https://www.camprunabout.com/
June 13th-16th, 2019
September 5th-8th, 2019
01/05 – WATCHUNG WINTER MARATHON & 50K, HALF MARATHON, 10K SUMMIT, NJ

http://sites.google.com/site/njtrailseries/watchung

03/23 – Two Rivers Marathon Race Festival Lackawaxen, PA

http://www.tworiversmarathon.com

04/06 – NJ ULTRA FESTIVAL MARATHON & HALF MARATHON, 50K, 50M, 100K, 100 Augusta, NJ

http://www.njtrailseries.com/njultrafestival

04/14 – Boston Marathon – http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon.aspx
04/27 – Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, 5K Long Branch, NJ http://www.thenewjerseymarathon.com
04/28 – 2L Race Services Gettysburg North-South Marathon & Half Marathon, 5K Gettysburg, PA

http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com

05/19 – YORK MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON & HALF MARATHON YORK, PA

http://www.yorkcoymca.org/events/york-marathon

05/20 – American Red Cross of the Poconos Pocono Mountain Run For The Red Marathon & Half Marathon, 5K Pocono Mountains, PA – http://www.poconomarathon.org
09/06 – PINE CREEK CHALLENGE 2019

More inclusive calendars and results can be found at these excellent sites:
Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ & https://readysetrunpoconos.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

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NYC MARATHON

ALEX PRICE – Skytop – 2:29.18!!!

More when available!

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The view from my porch.
“If you’re willing to run far enough and long enough you can heal anything”
Rod Hasker

FROM DAN/LAD & MIMI RUSK – Dan didn’t write any of this, he anointed me to write it for him, silly man!
Run/walk/crawl at Smithfield Beach Thanksgiving morning at 8am. Perhaps one last chance to sport you bikini here in northeast PA.

Grammie says I can’t swim anymore on Thanksgiving morning in the river! We’ll have to see if she is right!?
For those of you know Dan as Dan you may wonder what this Dan/Lad thingy is about. Mimi calls Dan Lad. After years of knowing and sharing life with Dan I’ve come to believe Dan and Lad are identical twins, one good the other one rascally. Mimi married the good one, Lad. The rest of us put up with the rascally one, Dan. I never met Lad, I’m not sure I’d like Lad, but I am sure I love Dan!
THANK YOU Dan/Lad AND Mimi!

A video about the Barkley Marathons – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDZdsqbcGTU&feature=youtu.be

Please keep Alyssia O’Malley and Tony Harlacher in your kindest thoughts and prayers!

THIS WEEKEND:
Sunday morning at 2am we go back to standard time.
11/04 – NYC MARATHON – https://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/ GOOD LUCK TO ALL RUNNING!
11/04 – D&L Heritage Run/Walk half marathon

COMING EVENTS
11/10 – SOUTH MOUNTAIN 10 MILER – The 42nd annual South Mountain 10 Miler
11/10 – LEHIGH GAP NATURE CENTER MORE OR LESS A 10K TRAIL RUN and More than a 2 Mile Scamper
Lehigh Gap Nature Center 10K Trail Run • Slatington, PA (sounds like you can cut or add to the course as you please?)
FROM DEBBIE LENNOX
11/10 – LEHIGH GAP NATURE CENTER MORE OR LESS A 10K TRAIL RUN and More than a 2 Mile Scamper
Lehigh Gap Nature Center 10K Trail Run • Slatington, PA (sounds like you can cut or add to the course as you please?)
Time: 9:00 A.M. 2 mile Scamper. – 9:30 A.M. 10K Trail Run.
Where:
Lehigh Gap Nature Center
8844 Paint Mill Road
Slatington PA 18080
11/11 – RIVER RAMBLE FALL CLASSIC
11/11 – HARRISBURG MARATHON – http://ymcarun.com/info-marathon/
11/18 – THE EWING MEMORIAL/YMCA 5K
11/18 – PHILLY MARATHON – https://philadelphiamarathon.com/
11/22 – THANKSCIVING MORNING GATHERING AT SMITHFIELD BEACH
12/08 – KNIGHT’S KRIS KRINGLE 5K

More inclusive calendars and results can be found at these excellent sites:
Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ & https://readysetrunpoconos.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

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The view from my porch.

While sitting on my porch licking my wounds I heard a rumor of a new running club. I heard a local LONG time runner with tons of accomplishments was coaching a team of one of our local cross fitters, True Glory, for training and competition!

FROM JOELLE FAIR: (Joelle doesn’t compete “fair” she is a competitive tigress!)

Well it kind of just happened. Another coach at the gym (Jimmy Gardenia) asked if I would be interested in coaching an endurance class on Sundays with him. So we started in August. Well you know me, I started adding running slowly to the workouts which are hell (heaven Joelle, HEAVEN!) and last 60-90 minutes. The news of these workouts spread.

Crazy right? Cross Fitters slowly learning to like running?

Anyway, another coach said I should start a club within the box and I did. It’s been awesome. I give workouts based on ability groups and then the member’s team up to run together. I make myself available to run with them as well.

So then I looked at races for them to enter. Some did the Blazin’ 5k in Cherry Valley last month, the race today at PV, but the big one is River Ramble. The goal race they want is the half for Run for the Red!!
I hope to keep it fun so that they start to love running the way i do.

The most awesome thing is there are members who are achieving goals they never felt possible, but they trust the process and are working hard and great things are happening…

There aren’t many runners I admire more than Joelle! I wish her and her team continual progress and many splendid races!

If you love the marathon here is more sad news, Gettysburg Battlefield Marathon
Nov. 4, 2018 – Note: Due to low registration, the 2018 Gettysburg Battlefield Marathon has been cancelled. The half marathon will still occur.

Don’t forget the GOTR!
Pints are $6 each and quarts are $11 each. Orders now thru November 1st at

https://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/soup-sale

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The view from my porch.
“If you’re willing to run far enough and long enough you can heal anything”
Rod Hasker

RESULTS FROM STEAMTOWN
1256 Todd Tillou M 54 Wind Gap Pennsylvania 3:52:44
446 Joe Greco M 59 Cresco Pennsylvania 4:54:55

GREAT NEWS FROM RICH PRICE
Hello Rod!!!
Hope all is well and you are enjoying life.
Here are some recent results for my sons:
Oct 14. Barrett Scarecrow 5K Alex 16.19 First overall.
Oct 20th Brooklyn Marathon Richie 3:00:56. 11th overall
Oct 20th Runners World 5K Alex 15:39. 2nd overall
Oct 21st Runners World Half Alex 1:13:15 4th Overall
Next Race is NYC Marathon. Will keep you posted.
Rich

SAD NEWS FROM LVRR – SOUTH MOUNTAIN 10 MILER (I love this event but I am guilty of missing it too many years due to other events! There are so many good events but my fragile old body can’t do them all!)

We don’t know if it’s because 10-mile races have lost their appeal, if there are too many other race conflicts, or that our race is just too tough for all of you, but…
We will be retiring the South Mountain 10 Miler after 2018.
It’s been a great run — 42 years.
Join us this November 10th to celebrate the FINAL RUNNING of the South Mountain 10 Miler.

EVENTS OF LOCAL INTEREST:
FROM JIM DUDEN
10/30 – Delaware Water Gap Blazin’ 5K Run/Walk

COMING EVENTS
11/04 – NYC MARATHON – https://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/
11/04 – D&L Heritage Run/Walk half marathon
11/10 – SOUTH MOUNTAIN 10 MILER – The 42nd annual South Mountain 10 Miler
11/10 – LEHIGH GAP NATURE CENTER MORE OR LESS A 10K TRAIL RUN and More than a 2 Mile Scamper
Lehigh Gap Nature Center 10K Trail Run • Slatington, PA (sounds like you can cut or add to the course as you please?)
11/11 – RIVER RAMBLE FALL CLASSIC
11/11 – HARRISBURG MARATHON – http://ymcarun.com/info-marathon/
11/18 – PHILLY MARATHON – https://philadelphiamarathon.com/
12/08 – KNIGHT’S KRIS KRINGLE 5K

More inclusive calendars and results can be found at these excellent sites:
Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ & https://readysetrunpoconos.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

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More later…

FROM KARENA THEK
10/13 – Our 3rd Annual “Stomp Out Hunger” 5k Run and Fun Walk will be on SATURDAY OCTOBER 13TH! Yes a Saturday when grapes are on the vines! Plus October promises a bit warmer weather than our traditional November timeline! The 5K timed Run will start at 11 am. The Fun Walk will start at 12:15 pm and will have a fun set of awards again this year which will be announced on the West End Food Pantry Facebook Page weeks prior. Feel free to start shopping for those funky socks! After there will be music & food for purchase. With registration you will you get to run/walk the amazing Blue Ridge vineyard when grapes are on the vines; take a break at our wine/water recharge station, enter a chance to win amazing raffle items, receive your own “Stomp Out Hunger” t-shirt and branded wine glass with free wine tasting! (Wine glass & tasting is 21 and older only. (Age 20 and under will get a race medal for participation). This is an amazing opportunity to partner with the Winery, raise money to buy food and put the spotlight on hunger in our area. The cross-country course is a loop around the rolling hills of the vineyard. Some of the course is through the forest on an old carriage trail. (Note tricky terrain.)

Sign up today at: https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Saylorsburg/StompOutHunger5KandFunWalk or Go to Runsignup.com and search Stomp Out Hunger!

10/14 – BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE/WALK & AND CHILDREN’S FUN RUN – online registration barrettscarecrowrace.org and Facebook at the Weiler Corporation Rt. 390 in Cresco.
Questions or comments – Kari – 570-269-9232 email – barretscarecro5K@ptd.net
One of our premiere local races! Maybe this year Weiler will make a witch’s model broom which the race sweep can ride! How about that Kari?

More inclusive calendars and results can be found at these excellent sites:
Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ & https://readysetrunpoconos.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

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The view from my porch.
The good news is we have TWO trail runs for worthy causes to choose from this weekend.
The bad news is they are both on the same day at the same time about 15 miles apart.
Congrats to Lou Camilletti for his Wine Glass marathon finish!

EVENTS OF LOCAL INTEREST:
FROM JIM

Hi Rod – Here’s a reminder if you want to share it that the Fleetwood 5K Run is this coming Sunday at 9 am at West End Regional Park in Brodheadsville. Registration is available the morning of the race. It looks like it’ll be a beautiful morning for a run in the woods! Thanks!
– Jim Mannello

The West End Park and Open Space Commission is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Dave Fleetwood Memorial Trail Run/Walk at the West End Regional Park on 578 Evergreen Hollow Road in Chestnuthill Township on Sunday, October 1st at 9am.

The 3.1 mile race/walk honors Dave Fleetwood who was tragically killed during a public meeting on August 5, 2013 at the Ross Township Municipal Building, Saylorsburg. Dave was a dedicated public servant and worked diligently for the community. The run/walk is open to all ages and abilities and the new “Dave Fleetwood Memorial Trail” will be available for those wishing a leisurely walk on a firm and stable surface accessible to all wheeled devices.

All proceeds will fund the “Dave Fleetwood Memorial Scholarship” to recognize Pleasant Valley High School graduates who exemplifies the outstanding attributes of Mr. Fleetwood.

The 3.1 mile trail run winds through 240 acres of open space property and includes a flat trail, an open field and woods trails. Walkers are invited to use the 5/8 mile portion of the flat trail, and/or the 3/4 mile field trail or the entire running course.

Registrants for the run/walk pay $20 before September 20th and $25 afterward. Awards go to the top two male and female finishers and the top three male/female finishers in each age group. The first 100 pre-registrants will receive an event T-shirt. There will be random drawings of bib numbers for prizes.

New this year is a Team Challenge. Teams must consist of 1 Male, 1 Female, 1 Junior & 1 Senior), one of which must walk the entire course. Special Prizes for the Team Challenge.

Forms are available at the Chestnuthill Park, Ross and Chestnuthill Township Buildings and area businesses. Complete the form, make entry payment to Friends of WEPOSC and mail to P O Box 276, Saylorsburg, PA 18353

For additional information, contact Bernie Kozen at 570-992-9733, bkozen@weposc.org or Jim Mannello at 570-460-8165, manelo@ptd.net

FROM GINA:
Good Morning Rod,

Trish from ready set run gave me you email. I am hosting an event this coming Saturday. I am an ostomy nurse at Lehigh Valley Pocono, I am organizing this event for our community to raise awareness for ostomy patients. I am including an information sheet so you understand what this means. I will send you the link where they can go and register, but they can register at the event. My mission is to educate the community about this procedure and how life saving it is, also to try to get these people out of their home and be a part of the community! I have been an ostomy nurse for 25 years and I started an ostomy support group that is held in Bartonsville every month. I will include a brochure for this also. I know there are a lot of really good causes out there, and this is one too. It is just one we don’t talk about and these patients live in their homes because they feel insecure and scared. Please help me raise awareness for our ostomy patients in Monroe County. If you can send an email out to your runner that would be great! The race is this Saturday and registration starts a 9am. It is in East Stroudsburg at the Dansbury Park, Levee Loop. I am sure you are aware of where is this. Please see attachments!

Thank you for listening and I hope you can help me raise awareness!!
Sincerely,

https://ostomy5k.org/ Select East Stroudsburg

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FROM KARENA THEK
10/13 – Our 3rd Annual “Stomp Out Hunger” 5k Run and Fun Walk will be on SATURDAY OCTOBER 13TH! Yes a Saturday when grapes are on the vines! Plus October promises a bit warmer weather than our traditional November timeline! The 5K timed Run will start at 11 am. The Fun Walk will start at 12:15 pm and will have a fun set of awards again this year which will be announced on the West End Food Pantry Facebook Page weeks prior. Feel free to start shopping for those funky socks! After there will be music & food for purchase. With registration you will you get to run/walk the amazing Blue Ridge vineyard when grapes are on the vines; take a break at our wine/water recharge station, enter a chance to win amazing raffle items, receive your own “Stomp Out Hunger” t-shirt and branded wine glass with free wine tasting! (Wine glass & tasting is 21 and older only. (Age 20 and under will get a race medal for participation). This is an amazing opportunity to partner with the Winery, raise money to buy food and put the spotlight on hunger in our area. The cross-country course is a loop around the rolling hills of the vineyard. Some of the course is through the forest on an old carriage trail. (Note tricky terrain.)

Sign up today at: https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Saylorsburg/StompOutHunger5KandFunWalk or Go to Runsignup.com and search Stomp Out Hunger!

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EVENTS OF LOCAL INTEREST:
09/29 – FAMILIES FIRST!!! Entry attached!
Families First Website: www.familiesfirstpenargyl.org like us on Facebook
Questions/Directions: Contact: Phil Giaquinto (610) 746-4436 (M-F 7:15 am – 3:15 pm) or email to giaquinto.phil@penargylsd.org

09/29 – DELAWARE WATER GAP FIRE DEPT is hosting a 5K in benefit of the fire dept. This event is rain or shine.
Location: Cherry Valley Wildlife Refuge also known as “Old Cherry Valley Golf Course”
$25 Early Registration-1st 100 receive a T-shirt when you sign up by Aug 18th
$30 Race Day
Check in begins at 8 am. Race begins at 9am
Interested being a sponsor please contact Michael Smith-(570) 460-2107

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Stroudsburg/DelawareWaterGapBlazin5KRunWalk

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Girls on the Run

 

Rod,

I was hoping you would be able to help spread the word about our Fall seasons upcoming events?

Here is the most current list of fundraisers and our celebration 5k events (volunteers always needed):

5th Annual Used Shoe Drive now thru Thanksgiving. We are accepting men’s, women’s and children’s gently used shoes of ANY kind. We have numerous drop off locations throughout Monroe and Northampton counties. Shoes will go to third world countries and GOTR Pocono will be paid per pound of shoes.

September 25th & 26th – $1.00 Taco’s & $0.45 wings @ Marita’s Cantina on Main St in Stroudsburg from 5pm-9pm booth nights. We will have t-shirts for sale for $4 each or 3/$10 and great local raffle prizes. We will be collecting your used shoes at the event. Bring 10 or more pairs of shoes and receive your FREE Thirty-One tote bag. One per family per visit.

October – Homemade Soup Sale
We are selling $6 pints and $11 quarts of Chicken Noodle, Cheddar Broccoli, Tomato Basel Parmesan and Vegan Vegetable Chowder. Soups are homemade from Little Angels Cafe in Stroudsburg. Order thru Friday October 19th. Pick up location for Monroe County will be the Girls on the Run Pocono office 10/29 or 10/30 4pm-8pm.

15th Anniversary t-shirt Quilt raffle
Tickets for this unique quilt made of past season shirts. Tickets are $5 each or 3/$10. Drawing will be 12/2/18

Stocking Stuffer gift card sales…. more info to follow

Girls on the Run Pocono Celebration 5K events

We have two 5k events to celebrate our girls’ completion of the program. The first 5k is held at ESU in East Stroudsburg, Pa. on Saturday December 1st at 9am. The second 5k event will be held at PNC Field – Railriders Stadium on Sunday December 2nd at 10am.

If you have any questions on these events, sponsorship opportunities, coaching or anything else please email kimberlee.zateeny@girlsontherun.org

Thank you!!

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