stuff ‘round the mill
True leaders don’t create followers…they create more leaders. J. Sakiya Sandifer
Sunday (9:30) will be the first ED KRAWITZ MEMORIAL LAW DAY 5 MILE RACE & FUN WALK. That’s SPECIAL only because Ed Krawitz was VERY special!
While I suppose it is a necessity if you are to name a Memorial Event to wait for the person to die, many of us have felt Law Day has embodied Ed’s name and spirit for many years. For many Ed was our Champion! Not only for his accomplishments but for the courage and spirit he installed in us while leading and pushing us to our personal bests! For many Law Day was Ed’s creation and Law Day has been and as long as we’re alive and hold him fondly in our memories, it will always be his event!
Please join us if you can!
Canadian Ed Whitlock set a new world record for the 85 year old division at the half marathon distance with a 1:50.47. He was a bit disappointed in his time.
FROM GINA – Just found out this morning that WaWa will be closing for a month for remodeling the end of June until the end of July. Don’t know what we are going to do for that month as our run doesn’t count if we don’t go to WaWa. Lol…
FROM ROD – this WAWA news is no joke! WHAT WILL WE DO!???
A while back I promised to tell y’all how our coffee at WAWA began, especially what Dr. Molina had to do with it. With an immense amount of love and respect for Ray, he once was thought of as being a real cheap skate! There was a time stories of Ray’s being “frugal” were abundant. He told a few of them himself.
In the beginning we weren’t very social, running was what we were there for! There was little chit chat, we got there, set out to run, and left pretty quickly once the running was done!
As time passed we became more than a rag tag running group, we became friends, good caring friends. So one Saturday morning someone said “let’s go to WAWA for coffee!” A couple agreed so off the WAWA we went. During that coffee break Ray says “coffee is expensive here, I’ll bring coffee to the Mill tomorrow morning!”
Next morning, we are finished running and Ray says “I got the coffee!” So he goes to his car and gets a hot plate, a pan, and a jar of instant coffee and the fixin’s out and heads towards the Mill front door to begin preparations. I remember Kenny, Itze, basically ALL OF US, saying that okay Ray we’re going to WAWA! Ray objected until someone said “I’m buying!” Probably was Bobby Mac.
We were a nameless group, the name Mill Rats had yet to be coined, but the feeling and a bond was growing! Ken Barthold was our designated leader, and why not as he owned the mill and therefore the parking privileges. We all knew Kenny had to check with Itze before he made any decisions. We all were doin’ our own thing no leaders no followers, it was only running and we were doin’ just fine! But then again, some felt to be whole we needed an identity, a name, and some shirts…
Soon I’ll tell y’all about the origin of our name and the wonderful people that gifted us with our first shirts so we would have an identity, begin a community, eleven years ago for the very first Run for the Red marathon.
THIS WEEK & WEEKEND
04/30 – FROM GINA – Mike and I are planning to run 12 miles on the top half of the RFR course this Saturday if anyone is interested. We will meet at Crescent Lodge and go from there to the start. If anyone would like to join us please have them let us know so we don’t leave without them. Thank you and have a great day. (7am)
04/30 – THE ST. JUDE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL NASHVILLE MARATHON & 1/2 MARATHON
05/01 – THE ED KRAWITZ MEMORIAL LAW DAY 5 MILE RACE & FUN WALK
NINE THIRTY AM (9:30) Morley School (across from WAWA)
SAT & SUN – MILL RATS WILL RUN DAILY AT 7:30 AM REGARDLESS OF THE DAY OR HOLIDAY. WEDNESDAY EVENINGS AT 5:15.
WHAT AM I MISSING?? WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?
05/07 – spring 2016 VELOFEST: May 7 – http://thevelodrome.com/events-velofest/
05/15 – POCONO MARATHON, HALF, 5K
05/22 – The 2nd Annual Scott Ewing Ride/Run will be held on May 22nd at the American Ribbon Mill. This event will start at 7:30 with a run and then we will go for a bike ride followed by finishing up at Rudy’s for Super dogs. More details will come as the date gets closer.
05/22 – 3RD ANNUAL JACOBSBURG 5 & 10 MILE TRAIL RACE – Jacobsburg State Park (Horse Trailer Access Area) • 228 Belfast Road Wind Gap, PA
05/28 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN 5K RACE & 1 MILE FUN WALK http://www.fcslions.org/roseto-remembrance-run/
06/05 – 5k run/walk to benefit GIRLS ON THE RUN POCONOS. 9:00am start at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. The cost is $25 per runner. More information is available at http://www.shawneeinn.com/calendar-of-events/shawnee-5k-at-the-shawnee-inn-and-golf-resort
06/11 – WALLY MAN TRIATHLON – http://www.active.com/hawley-pa/duathlon/races/wally-man-triathlon-2016?dart=M&cmp=30-0-45508991&dma=Wilkes+Barre+-+Scranton&memberId=126515207
06/18 – Wilson Area Partners in Education 5K RACE – 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Awards given for the fastest overall male and female, top three finishers in each age category. Course designed for a very fast finish that ends in beautiful Wilson Area High School stadium. You can register on-line at www.wilsonareasd.org On-line registration closes on June 15, 2016 at midnight. Non-Refundable Entry: $20 per person before June 1, 2016, $25 per person after June 1, 2016, and $15.00 for cross-country team members. Entry includes a quality t-shirt, pizza, and an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause.
07/09 – TRIPLE BYPASS – Linda Yeager, Lynn Byrne, and Frank Brown.
07/16 – Join us for the 4th annual LINDA CREED BREAST CANCER 5K RUN/WALK ON July 16, 2016 in Pocono Pines. Pre-registration is $23 until July 13th and $28 registration day of event. Bib and T Shirt pick up for pre-registered entrants will be on Friday, July 15 from 3-7pm at Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant in Pocono Pines. For more details and to register: www.breastcancerrally.org Volunteer opportunities are also available, please see website for more information. All proceeds of the event stay local, as the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Organization works directly with Dale & Frances Hughes Cancer Center in East Stroudsburg to distribute the funds accordingly.
07/17 – 5th Annual Ice Cream Jog ‘n Hog is back with a Twist! Race Begins: 8:30 AM Shady Brook Farm, Yardley, PA – http://www.jognhog.com/ –
07/28 – WILLOW BROOK HORSE FARM 5K – Willow Brook 5K
08/07 – REVOLUTION3 POCONO MOUNTAINS TRIATHLON – http://www.active.com/shawnee-on-delaware-pa/triathlon/races/revolution3-pocono-mountains-2016?cmp=26-450
08/14 – LUMBERJACK TRIATHLON – www.lumberjacktriathlon.com
Are YOU up for a Challenge??? Then join us on August 14th, 2016 for the 5th Annual Lumberjack Triathlon!
The course is designed to highlight the valley’s scenic beauty, the event is a chip timed, out-and-back course beginning at the West Branch Boat Club in Duboistown. The route features an 800 yard open-water swim in the Susquehanna River, followed by a 13.7 mile bike and 5k run segments along paved country roads with river and mountain views.
08/14 – HALF-WIT HALF TRAIL MARATHON – 9:00 AM – Reading, PA
08/28 – BOUNCING BUNS “CLOTHING OPTIONAL” 7K TRAIL RUN – Palmerton, PA – 10:00 AM
09/11 – PINE CREEK CHALLENGE – www.pinecreekchallenge.com
100 mile or 100 kilometer run on the Pine Creek Rail Trail in beautiful Wellsboro, PA!
10/09 – Steamtown Marathon – Registration will open at 9:00 a.m. EST on Friday, April 1.
11/26 – HISTORIC BETHLEHEM TURKEY TROT 5K RUN/WALK – 9:00 AM – Bethlehem, PA
12/11 – KRIS KRINGLE 5K – 9:00 am Matamoras Airport Park, Matamoras, PA Bill Gaa, email@example.com or (570) 445-955
GROUP SOCIAL & TRAINING – RUNNING – CYCLING – SWIMMING:
AMERICAN RIBBON MILL at the west end of ANN STREET in Stroudsburg – Mill Rats run/walk/cycle – 7:30 AM daily – all holidays included. Wed evening at 5:15 PM
**SNOW DAYS STAY OUT OF THE PARKING LOT UNTIL PLOWING IS COMPLETE**
POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, you do not have to be members of the YMCA or any other organization to run with the “why run” group.
READY SET RUN http://www.readysetrunpoconos.com/ – 431 Main Street, Stroudsburg – Facebook.
POCONO AREA RUNNING CLUB – www.poconoarearunningclub.com
TRI POCONO MULTISPORT CLUB – Jeff Silvernale – 570-807-0349 – firstname.lastname@example.org and FACEBOOK
VERTICAL EARTH MOUNTAIN SPORTS – 762 main street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 – 570-872-9088 – http://www.verticalearthinc.com/events
ESU SWIM COACH – adult swim classes – Brie Globig email@example.com
NEPA Runner – http://neparunner.com/
STROUD CROSS FIT – GAYLEMARIE KOLB – www.StroudCrossFit.com
PRETZEL CITY SPORTS – http://pretzelcitysports.com/adventure.html a great resource.
JESSICA DEPETE AT FREE FLOW ACUPUNCTURE – Keeping runners up and running since 2005!
435 Main Street (3 doors down from Ready Set Run!), Stroudsburg PA 18360
570.801.1369 www.freeflowacu.com www.facebook.com/jessicadepetelac
JANINE GRAZIANO-Full, CPCC, ACC CHIEF POSSIBILITY OFFICER AT LIVE FULL COACHING
SCOTT DIETRICH – TEAM RWB TEAMMATES WANTED! TEAM RED, WHITE AND BLUE is looking to bring local fitness minded civilians and veterans together to Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions!
RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/