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Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts! Winston Churchill

THE RUN FOR THE RED POCONO MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, AND 5K ROAD RACE 12 years of marathoning bliss!

Putting on a marathon requires a lot of heart and soul! Running a marathon requires a lot of heart and soul! It just doesn’t happen, success on both counts is never a sure thing! SUCCESS is a result of preparation, commitment, and courage!
Bob Wertz a VERY special man with determination and courage believed we could! He took the chore of putting this event on and making money for the Red Cross on his own back and through his determination and courage many others joined him and made the Pocono Marathon an event to be proud of! While the names of the “others” are written on my heart I don’t dare to start to write them because my feeble mind will surely over look some! Throughout the twelve years many have come and gone, some tremendous leaders have died, but as some leave others step up take on the chores

For many of us it is twelve years, twelve magnificent year’s filled with memories of our hard training, weary finishes, and an afterglow that fuels us until the following year!

There are many jobs that allow you to be part of this fund raising Red Cross Event. Working as a volunteer, running, or cheering!

THIS WEEKEND:
05/21 – RUN FOR THE RED MARATHON
FROM TOM – The POCONO AREA RUNNING CLUB needs volunteers for the first water stop of the Pocono Marathon on May 21. Over 900 runners pass the water stop in less than 10 minutes so we like to have 15 to 20 volunteers. It’s a fun (and social) way to spend the morning. You get a great view of the race, and you’re finished by 8:15 am.

If you would like to volunteer, or you have any questions, please call me at (570)872-6473 or email tburbage@ptd.net Its okay to just show up, but I’d like to have an approximate head count.
Thank you,
Tom Burbage

Sat & Sun – Mill Rats.

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

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RAT RACES/EVENTS:
05/27 – SWIM FEST FORT RITCHIE – Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 • 8:00am
Location: Fort Ritchie, Cascade, MD – Type: Open water swim competition – Distance: 750 Meters, 1500 Meters, and/or 2250 Meters

05/29 – 19TH ANNUAL TORTOISE & HARE 5K – www.tortoiseharerace.org 9 am Wind Gap Park

06/01 – GLOBAL RUNNING DAY – take your sweetie out for a run/walk!

06/17 – WILSON AREA PARTNERS IN EDUCATION 5K RACE – School Time: 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Fastest overall male and female will receive a $50.00 gift card to a local running store. Course designed for a very fast finish that ends in beautiful Wilson Area High School stadium. You can also register on-line at www.wilsonareasd.org. On-line registration closes on June 14, 2017 at midnight. Non-Refundable Entry: $20 per person or $45 for a family of three before June 1, 2017, $25 per person or $55 for a family of three after June 1, 2017, and $15.00 for cross-country team members. Family entries must be mailed together. Entry includes a quality t-shirt, delicious food, and an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause.

07/15 – LINDA CREED BREAST CANCER 5K RUN/WALK on July 15, 2017 Pinecrest Swim Club in Pocono Pines. Pre-registration is $23 until July 12th and $28 registration day of event. Bib and T Shirt pick up for pre-registered entrants will be on Friday, July 14 from 3-6pm 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.

07/23 – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN – Lisa and Lynn

08/20 – Lehigh Valley Zoo Run Wild for Wildlife Conservation, 10K, 5K and 1 mile Family Fun Walk for Wildlife

09/30 – CORPORAL DICKSON MEMORIAL RUN/WALK RACE – http://cpldicksonmemorial.wixsite.com/mainpage

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

11/23 – Pumpkin Pie 5k – Nazareth YMCA

12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551

RAT TRI’S:

06/04 – INDEPENDENCE TRI – Lake Nockamixon

06/04 – Philly Int’l Classic – Pro/Am bike race

06/11 – WallyMan Tri - Lake Wallenpaupack

07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park

07/22 – NJ State Tri – Mercer County Park, NJ

08/12 – REV3 POCONOS 2017- SPLIT ROCK RESORT Lake Harmony, PA

08/12 – Nightmare Tour – 177 mile bike race – Lancaster County

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon

09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack

11/18 & 19 – FROM ERNEST ROUNDTREE – Here’s the date for the Philly marathon weekend Saturday November 18 is the Philly half marathon and the 8k run and November 19 is the Philly marathon

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

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Rumor is Marty is leavin’ town June 23rd! Again rumor has it that his house was purchased by an anonymous buyer!? Why anonymous? What is the buyer hiding!?

I think I may know who the buyer could be, it may Pat Callahan! Now that Marty is leavin’ Pat C may feel safe to move back! Pat C was Marty’s neighbor and they HATED each other! (I’m lying, they were like peas in a pod! But don’t tell Marty!)

Actually it very well could be Marty’s son Aaron. Aaron moved to Delaware to get away from Marty so now if Marty is moving to Delaware it stands to reason Aaron may move back to stay one move away and ahead of Marty!

Whoever it is I hope the person(s) are kind and generous community supporters like Marty and Bronwyn have been! They are a blessing wherever they are!

Are y’all ready for this weekend? Have you trained to your best ability? Have you prepared for your role as a volunteer? Preparation, it makes all the difference between a success and a failure! Compete in one of the 3 events, volunteer in any or all 3, or spectate and cheer you heart out! There is place for you in our attempt to show off our community and raise money for OUR Red Cross organization!

Please welcome all to our biggest and best community running event!

Tom Burbage, you are a prince of a man! I/we are so VERY grateful to you for your leadership and handling of our number ONE water stop! I look forward to seeing you there! (I promise it will be before sundown, Lord willin’!)

THIS WEEKEND:
05/21 – RUN FOR THE RED MARATHON
FROM TOM – The Pocono Area Running Club needs volunteers for the first water stop of the Pocono Marathon on May 21. Over 900 runners pass the water stop in less than 10 minutes so we like to have 15 to 20 volunteers. It’s a fun (and social) way to spend the morning. You get a great view of the race, and you’re finished by 8:15 am.

If you would like to volunteer, or you have any questions, please call me at (570)872-6473 or email tburbage@ptd.net Its okay to just show up, but I’d like to have an approximate head count.
Thank you,
Tom Burbage

Sat & Sun – Mill Rats – tale waggin’ and tail draggin’ as usual!

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

If you don’t want to receive these emails please let me know!
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RAT RACES/EVENTS:
05/27 – SWIM FEST FORT RITCHIE – Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 • 8:00am
Location: Fort Ritchie, Cascade, MD – Type: Open water swim competition – Distance: 750 Meters, 1500 Meters, and/or 2250 Meters

05/29 – 19TH ANNUAL TORTOISE & HARE 5K – www.tortoiseharerace.org 9 am Wind Gap Park

06/01 – GLOBAL RUNNING DAY – take your sweetie out for a run/walk!

06/17 – WILSON AREA PARTNERS IN EDUCATION 5K RACE – School Time: 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Fastest overall male and female will receive a $50.00 gift card to a local running store. Course designed for a very fast finish that ends in beautiful Wilson Area High School stadium. You can also register on-line at www.wilsonareasd.org. On-line registration closes on June 14, 2017 at midnight. Non-Refundable Entry: $20 per person or $45 for a family of three before June 1, 2017, $25 per person or $55 for a family of three after June 1, 2017, and $15.00 for cross-country team members. Family entries must be mailed together. Entry includes a quality t-shirt, delicious food, and an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause.

07/15 – LINDA CREED BREAST CANCER 5K RUN/WALK on July 15, 2017 Pinecrest Swim Club in Pocono Pines. Pre-registration is $23 until July 12th and $28 registration day of event. Bib and T Shirt pick up for pre-registered entrants will be on Friday, July 14 from 3-6pm 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.

07/23 – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN – Lisa and Lynn

08/20 – Lehigh Valley Zoo Run Wild for Wildlife Conservation, 10K, 5K and 1 mile Family Fun Walk for Wildlife

09/30 – CORPORAL DICKSON MEMORIAL RUN/WALK RACE – http://cpldicksonmemorial.wixsite.com/mainpage

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

11/23 – Pumpkin Pie 5k – Nazareth YMCA

12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551

RAT TRI’S:

06/04 – INDEPENDENCE TRI – Lake Nockamixon

06/04 – Philly Int’l Classic – Pro/Am bike race

06/11 – WallyMan Tri - Lake Wallenpaupack

07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park

07/22 – NJ State Tri – Mercer County Park, NJ

08/12 – REV3 POCONOS 2017- SPLIT ROCK RESORT Lake Harmony, PA

08/12 – Nightmare Tour – 177 mile bike race – Lancaster County

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon

09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack

11/18 & 19 – FROM ERNEST ROUNDTREE – Here’s the date for the Philly marathon weekend Saturday November 18 is the Philly half marathon and the 8k run and November 19 is the Philly marathon

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

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High School Track – EPC League Championship Meet

From a proud father and community supporter!

FROM JEFF SIVERNALE:

High School Track – EPC League Championship Meet
I recall many memories of my youthful days lounging about the track at a high school stadium and one might think most prominent among them was an occasional personal best. However, I must admit my fondest memories have more to do with the camaraderie enjoyed with my friends and much of that was the duration between events. Highest among them is laying on the comfortable high jump pad with hot sun beating down while the sky was sporting a jersey of blazing blue and brilliant white clouds. The conversation was often repeating the highlights of the latest event or more likely the mishaps or defining moments that are often retained 30 years later – and dare I say repeated at every reunion to great laughter among friends and likely annoyance among our respective spouses. However, my perspective has since changed as I now watch from the stands with my focus squarely on the excitement of each event and of course none more so than those contested by my daughter. I could go on at great lengths about her accomplishments and potential, but suffice it to say I am proud of all the competitors from all the high schools the last couple days as I witnessed their defining moments competing in their respective league championships. The meet was specifically for the EPC and Colonial leagues and our local schools are in the EPC.

My daughter is at Stroudsburg so therein lies my familiarity, however, I witnessed some wonderful camaraderie, incredible rallies and even some defining moments from a number of high schools. Although my daughter Taryn did well in the high jump placing 4th, she landed surprisingly behind one competitor who surpassed her PR by an amazing 3”. My daughter was very excited for her (more than I was if we’re being honest – I love that kid). I recall how severely Stroudsburg bested Allen during the season so I wrote them off, however, when I witnessed their small cadre of teammates infectious rally around a few standouts, especially the final event boys 4×400, I began to root for them as well since our race horse wasn’t in contention. As much as I was hoping for Teddy Mosteller to reign supreme we all knew there were some heavy obstacles in his way from PV. I heard his goal was to go all out and I’m wondering if that’s exactly what he did and unfortunately spent all reserves before the last lap where the infamous Seth Levine from PV, who paced the entire lead, turned up the heat and dropped all other contenders. He was followed by two of his teammates to sweep the podium. I heard the raucous cheering from the jump pit as I understand Shaq (Shaquill Mitchell) was just pushed back to 2nd place by 1 inch in the triple jump with only his third jump to go. He looked to the surrounding audience for encouragement and they responded, apparently infusing his third jump with such emotion that Shaq launched off the board to exceed his previous jump by two feet and surpass his own school record set earlier this season with similar crowd support. I witnessed some of the boys high jumping and thought they must be early on with a low bar because one rather tall boy sailed over it in almost a seated position (I’m sure Dick Fosbury would have “flopped” on the ground if he’d seen that), however, upon further inspection the bar had to be 6’ – I believe the kid went on to hit 6’-7” (what could he do with proper form?!?!).

Obviously to run faster one has to increase stride length or turnover rate (or both) and to watch the cadence of those in the 100 and 200 is utterly astounding. I can’t understand how one can move their legs that fast. Now compare that to the distance runners where strategy is more involved. One such boy in the 800 ran a 55 second split to find himself way out in the lead. The exciting part as he was dying (11 seconds slower in the next split) and the field was encroaching was whether he would be able to hold them off. The crowd rose, some to cheer the leader and more to propel one of their trailing comrades to “catch him”. The field inched closer and closer as the leader was visibly drained, running on a wish or a prayer at that time. When he finally crossed the finish line he was elated to know he was first.

Many might know the Stroudsburg Girls track team has dominated their competition this year and is undefeated. And it isn’t just one individual or even a subgroup either. So many have contributed from the jumpers and throwers to the sprinters and distance runners. They have incredible depth as indicated by a few 1-2 finishes and successful relay teams. It was thrilling to watch Amy Conboy and Michelle Joyce (both Mounties) pace each other in the girls 3200 until the leaders were whittled down to just three and Amy kept fueling the fire as she steadily pulled away with Michelle coming in 2nd. The following day Amy repeated such determination by again fueling that incredible engine that kept chugging away during the 1600. Again it was another of her teammates right behind her. This time it was Allana Powlette and she dug deep to pass a few competitors in the stretch to make her mark. It was also amazing to see Stroudsburg’s Ayanna Burrell launch into the stratosphere with her triple jump. Although I can’t understand the concept, suffice it to say, there is tremendous technique and speed to land over 39 feet from the board on some odd combination of steps. Her best jump was nearly 4 feet ahead of the next competitor. Another Mountie girl, bedazzled in bright blue leg wrap for an injury rather than for style, competed in numerous speed events with great success and it was thrilling to watch her as she anchored the 4×400 relay, which was the girls final event. They started with a lead and never wavered. I hope her leg is 100% for the Districts next week. The Mountie girls amassed the most points (43 more than the next team) and the Mountie boys had the 4th highest total. Pleasant Valley boys were 3rd, only 2 points behind Parkland. in a fairly tight podium scoring.

Congratulations to all and bring on Districts.

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Pocono Area Running Club

The Pocono Area Running Club still needs volunteers for Water Stop #1 of the Pocono Marathon on May 21. You don’t need to be a member of PARC to help out. We welcome former members, interested runners, family members and anyone who would like to volunteer their time to a worthy cause. Remember, this supports all the marathon and half-marathon runners, whether they are local or from around the world. Ever more importantly, it supports the work of the American Red Cross of the Pocono Mountains, serving Monroe, Pike, Wayne and Carbon counties.

Over 1000 runners pass the water stop in about 10 minutes, so we like to have 15 to 20 volunteers. It’s a fun (and social) way to spend the morning. You get a great view of the race, and you’re finished by 8:15 am.

Prior to the race, we need a set up tables, mix Gatorade, pour liquid into cups, etc. Please arrive anytime between 5:45 and 6:40,

The marathon starts at 7:00 am. It’s exciting to see the fastest runners appear 10-15 minutes later, followed by up to 1200 participants. You’ll see a great variety of runners and running styles.

The water stop is at the intersection of route 940 and Short Lane. If you want to use GPS, the easiest way may be to search for Pocono Mountain Regional Police (2454 Route 940, Pocono Summit). The water stop is 0.8 miles west of the police station.

It’s also:

2.2 miles west of interstate 380 and route 940 interchange.
0.8 miles east of Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant

If you prefer coordinates, they are: North 41 degrees 06.703′, West 75 degrees 26.387′.

If you would like to volunteer, or you have any questions, please call me at (570)872-6473 or email tburbage@ptd.net. It’s okay to just show up, but I’d like to have an approximate head count.

Thank you,
Tom Burbage

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If you can fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds worth of distance, run, yours is the earth and everything that’s in it, and — which is more — you’ll be a man, my son.
-Rudyard Kipling

Elite Ultrarunner Davey Crockett has written an article about the top 65 fastest 100 mile racers. Local legend Don Jewell is 34th the on the list! Has dual citizen ship be born in Ireland and becoming a naturalized American citizen. Don share time between Lords Valley PA and Florida. Don will be working as a volunteer at out Pocono Marathon. Don is a spectacular human being! What the following article doesn’t tell is Lion Caldwell was disqualified hour after the finish and Don woke up the nest day as National Champion!

SWIFT ENDURANCE LEGENDS THE FASTEST 100-MILE ULTRARUNNER during the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s Davy Crockett – ultracrockett@gmail.com

Swift Endurance Legends 76 DON JEWELL 100 Time Year Age at that time Year First 100 Year Last 100 Age last 100 Year last ultra Age last ultra 14:25 1984 45 1984 1989 50 1990 51 Don Jewell of East Islip, Long Island, New York ran his first ultra in 1980, the Metropolitan 50 in Central Park, New York and finished in 6:18. He ran that event again in 1981 improving his time by 18 minutes. Don, age 45, likely ran his first 100-miler at the 1984 USA 100 Mile National Championships at Shea Stadium in Queens. In a race with 67 starters and only 24 finishers, he finished second in a blazing 14:25. Lion Caldwell won the race that year. His next time running 100 miles was later in the fall of 1984 when he placed second at the Sri Chinmoy 24-hour race with a distance of 145 miles. That was an American record that stood for several years. He was second to Yiannis Kouros who ran 177 miles. One person observed, “The only person I really feel sorry for was Don Jewell. Imagine running 145 miles and being 32 miles behind the winner!” Don did get a win back in 1983, the Sri Chinmoy 70- miler. Nathan Whiting, who came in 2nd, said of Don, “He’s one of the great American Ultrarunners, and this is the first time he’s won a race. I’m happy to be second.” The next year, 1985, he ran and again placed second at the USA 100 Mile Championship in 1985 held at Shea Stadium with a time of 14:39. He next ran Sri Chinmoy 100 in 1986 and finished in 15:53. In 1987 at age 49, he won the Sri Chinmoy 24-hour race and covered 130 miles with a 100-mile split of 15:49. He again won the event in 1988 with 133 miles and a 100-mile split of 17:18. He was back in 1989 and covered 127 miles. In 1990, he ran in the Sri Chinmoy 100 at Flushing Meadows. He was leading the race at the 100K by 19 minutes over Frank DeLeo, but Don’s feet and face were getting “leaden.” He dropped out after 89 miles. After 1990, he disappeared from running ultras. In his 60s and 70s, he was still running marathons. He ran Boston in 2005 with 4:49. In 2015 at the age of 77 he ran the Steamtown Marathon in Pennsylvania in 5:38. He lives in Lords Valley, Pennsylvania.

FROM RALPH BENDER:
Here is something from WSJ.com that might interest you:

Nike marathon stunt fails to break two-hour barrier

https://www.wsj.com/articles/nike-marathon-stunt-fails-to-break-two-hour-barrier-1494055734?emailToken=JRryc/96Y3WUgdQ9bMw61V4lK6wBEeaVRlTRaWvWJ07Q8XLcoOa6grkywtGtrGqsAFpl4JUE6HMlADfYmnBrUdXUwuIuzQ/5JiYG8g==

There is a 6 day Ultrarunning event going on at this time that can be seen here: http://www.emusport.hu/hu/klub/emu-sport-tv

Sat & Sun – Mill Rats – tale waggin’ and tail draggin’ as usual!

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

If you don’t want to receive these emails please let me know!
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RAT RACES/EVENTS:
05/06 – The West End Park and Open Space Commission is pleased to announce the inaugural 5K9 TRAIL LEISURE RUN/WALK at the West End Regional Park on 578 Evergreen Hollow Road in Chestnuthill Township on Saturday, May 6 from 10am to 1pm (registration begins at 9am).

05/21 – RUN FOR THE RED MARATHON
FROM TOM – The Pocono Area Running Club needs volunteers for the first water stop of the Pocono Marathon on May 21. Over 900 runners pass the water stop in less than 10 minutes, so we like to have 15 to 20 volunteers. It’s a fun (and social) way to spend the morning. You get a great view of the race, and you’re finished by 8:15 am.

If you would like to volunteer, or you have any questions, please call me at (570)872-6473 or email tburbage@ptd.net. Its okay to just show up, but I’d like to have an approximate head count.
Thank you,
Tom Burbage

06/17 – WILSON AREA PARTNERS IN EDUCATION 5K RACE – School Time: 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Fastest overall male and female will receive a $50.00 gift card to a local running store. Course designed for a very fast finish that ends in beautiful Wilson Area High School stadium. You can also register on-line at www.wilsonareasd.org. On-line registration closes on June 14, 2017 at midnight. Non-Refundable Entry: $20 per person or $45 for a family of three before June 1, 2017, $25 per person or $55 for a family of three after June 1, 2017, and $15.00 for cross-country team members. Family entries must be mailed together. Entry includes a quality t-shirt, delicious food, and an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause.

07/23 – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN – Lisa and Lynn

08/20 – Lehigh Valley Zoo Run Wild for Wildlife Conservation, 10K, 5K and 1 mile Family Fun Walk for Wildlife

09/30 – CORPORAL DICKSON MEMORIAL RUN/WALK RACE – http://cpldicksonmemorial.wixsite.com/mainpage

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

11/23 – Pumpkin Pie 5k – Nazareth YMCA

12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551

RAT TRI’S:

06/04 – INDEPENDENCE TRI – Lake Nockamixon

06/04 – Philly Int’l Classic – Pro/Am bike race

06/11 – WallyMan Tri - Lake Wallenpaupack

07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park

07/22 – NJ State Tri – Mercer County Park, NJ

08/12 – REV3 POCONOS 2017- SPLIT ROCK RESORT Lake Harmony, PA

08/12 – Nightmare Tour – 177 mile bike race – Lancaster County

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon

09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack

11/18 & 19 – FROM ERNEST ROUNDTREE – Here’s the date for the Philly marathon weekend Saturday November 18 is the Philly half marathon and the 8k run and November 19 is the Philly marathon

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

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FROM SARAH NAUGHTON:
Hi Rod – can you please add this event to your list and circulate the attached flyer? Thanks much. I am also looking for a couple experienced finish volunteers to help Trish’s timing team…if anyone is interested please contact me at swnaughton@gmail.com

Join us for the 5th annual LINDA CREED BREAST CANCER 5K RUN/WALK on July 15, 2017 in Pocono Pines. Pre-registration is $23 until July 12th and $28 registration day of event. Bib and T Shirt pick up for pre-registered entrants will be on Friday, July 14 from 3-6pm 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.
2017 5K Flyer

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The Edwin Krawitz Memorial Race

We all know people have a heart and soul but do events also develop a heart and a soul??? The Edwin Krawitz Memorial Race was GREAT! Itze would have been proud!

One night last week, probably Friday I rode by the Krawitz Homestead about sundown and inside I could see lights on in a room. I could sense and feel Itze, he was there! I imagine was that someone was inside stirring up memories; searching through precious treasures and wishing things could once again be as they were with Bobbi and Itze at home again!

Law Day was my first organized running event. What I learned from Ed Krawitz was that the point of running was to pass every person in front of you and not let ANYBODY pass you! There was little to nothing do with age or gender. The elapsed time was important but the main thrust was this moment and position at the finish line was all that really counted. I LOVE the “new” passion in events to finish and treat everyone with respect for their completing regardless of time or place at the finish line! But I miss the raw “balls to the wall” racing, beat everyone and apologize for nothing from the old days!

At approximately mile 4 a runner passes by the Krawitz Homestead and as I passed by Sunday morning I saw Itze rooting for me as I struggled up the slight grade in front of his home! The smile on his face and the twinkle in his eyes are unmistakable! Itze was there and everything was right with life! And once again, I thanked the Good Lord for His blessing us all with the man and woman He gave us to guide and befriend us in the persons of Bobbi and Edwin Krawitz! Long live the blessed memories of those two amazing people!

We’re gonna lose another amazing Mill Rat, one of our leaders, Marty Alfano a kind and generous man. He’s going to the land of low taxes, Delaware! This really upsets me, Marty is the definition of what a true friend is! And he’s been a friend to us all!

Sooooooo I like to throw out a suggestion to the Mill Rat leadership to have a sort of memorial to Marty! I suggest Marty’s parking place be awarded to the Mill Rat with the fastest “age graded” time in the Pocono Half Marathon this year! In addition the person who receives Marty’s parking spot must promise ALWAYS to back in!

What say y’all? Frank Brown knows the age grading system better than anyone I know I’m sure he’ll handle the math!

More when I get caught up a little, this working for a living is a terrible inconvenience to my play time!

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If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it.
-Priscilla Welch

Decisions decisions decisions!! Deciding to become a runner may not be easy but it can be VERY rewarding! I never ever intended to run for all my life when I started. I thought running was good for weight reduction if done long enough, but I couldn’t see myself ever having fun and continuing to run for a long time. Then I began running with Itze (Ed Krawitz) and he and many others I came to know along my running journey have changed my life forever! So many kind hearted encouraging people have been the fuel to keep my passion for running burning. Join us Sunday at the Morey school as we each honor Itze with our own words and deeds, and each in our own fashion!

WEEKEND RESULTS:
Coastal Delaware Running Festival & Half Marathon, 9K, 5K – Dewey Beach, DE USA
Marathon:
Mike Sirak – 3:23.30
Kelly Murdock – 3:59.56

ST LUKE HALF ZOWEE! (I missed Joy)
FROM ELISSA – didn’t see one of our area’s runners on your list below, not only is she one of the most improved runners over the last year, she’s amazingly nice and always with a smile; the appropriately named:

908 901 Joy Kirk F Stroudsburg PA US 2:02:12 9:20 39 54.9 78 F3539

:-)

-elissa

FROM JIM MANELLO – Hi Rod – If you could pass this along to your email list it would be appreciated

Run (or walk) with your dog!
The West End Park and Open Space Commission is pleased to announce the inaugural 5K9 Trail Leisure Run/Walk at the West End Regional Park on 578 Evergreen Hollow Road in Chestnuthill Township on Saturday, May 6 from 10am to 1pm (registration begins at 9am).
The run/walk is open to all ages and abilities and the “Dave Fleetwood Memorial Trail” will be available for those wishing a leisurely walk on a firm and stable surface accessible to all wheeled devices. Dogs are WELCOME as long as they remain on a leash (6′ max.). This is an untimed event.
All proceeds will fund the West End Regional Leash-Free Dog Park to be located off Merwine-Hilltop Drive.
The 3.1 mile trail run winds through the 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.
Registration is $20/pp and children under 10 are FREE! The first 100 pre-registrants will receive a Bandana. Door Prizes, Raffles, Vendors and Refreshments will be available.
Register at RunSignUp.com https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Brodheadsville/5K9TrailLeisureRunWalk
For additional information, contact Bernie Kozen at 570-992-9733 or bkozen@weposc.org

THIS WEEKEND
04/29 – 1st ANNUAL SUPERHERO 5K RUN/WALK – Dansbury Park 8AM

04/30 – THE ED KRAWITZ LAW DAY 5 mile race & fun walk – I don’t have any info and I couldn’t find it on the RSR website. It may be on facebook, I don’t go there. Get to the Morey School across from WAWA early, ya can’t miss it! : )

Sat & Sun – Mill Rats – tale waggin’ and tail draggin’ as usual!

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

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RAT RACES/EVENTS:
05/06 – The West End Park and Open Space Commission is pleased to announce the inaugural 5K9 TRAIL LEISURE RUN/WALK at the West End Regional Park on 578 Evergreen Hollow Road in Chestnuthill Township on Saturday, May 6 from 10am to 1pm (registration begins at 9am).

05/21 – RUN FOR THE RED MARATHON
FROM TOM – The Pocono Area Running Club needs volunteers for the first water stop of the Pocono Marathon on May 21. Over 900 runners pass the water stop in less than 10 minutes, so we like to have 15 to 20 volunteers. It’s a fun (and social) way to spend the morning. You get a great view of the race, and you’re finished by 8:15 am.

If you would like to volunteer, or you have any questions, please call me at (570)872-6473 or email tburbage@ptd.net. Its okay to just show up, but I’d like to have an approximate head count.
Thank you,
Tom Burbage

06/17 – WILSON AREA PARTNERS IN EDUCATION 5K RACE – School Time: 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Fastest overall male and female will receive a $50.00 gift card to a local running store. Course designed for a very fast finish that ends in beautiful Wilson Area High School stadium. You can also register on-line at www.wilsonareasd.org. On-line registration closes on June 14, 2017 at midnight. Non-Refundable Entry: $20 per person or $45 for a family of three before June 1, 2017, $25 per person or $55 for a family of three after June 1, 2017, and $15.00 for cross-country team members. Family entries must be mailed together. Entry includes a quality t-shirt, delicious food, and an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause.

07/23 – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN – Lisa and Lynn

08/20 – Lehigh Valley Zoo Run Wild for Wildlife Conservation, 10K, 5K and 1 mile Family Fun Walk for Wildlife

09/30 – CORPORAL DICKSON MEMORIAL RUN/WALK RACE – http://cpldicksonmemorial.wixsite.com/mainpage

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

11/23 – Pumpkin Pie 5k – Nazareth YMCA

12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551

RAT TRI’S:

06/04 – INDEPENDENCE TRI – Lake Nockamixon

06/04 – Philly Int’l Classic – Pro/Am bike race

06/11 – WallyMan Tri - Lake Wallenpaupack

07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park

07/22 – NJ State Tri – Mercer County Park, NJ

08/12 – REV3 POCONOS 2017- SPLIT ROCK RESORT Lake Harmony, PA

08/12 – Nightmare Tour – 177 mile bike race – Lancaster County

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon

09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack

11/18 & 19 – FROM ERNEST ROUNDTREE – Here’s the date for the Philly marathon weekend Saturday November 18 is the Philly half marathon and the 8k run and November 19 is the Philly marathon

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

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Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic.
-Tim Noakes

Slate Belt runners at the Boston Marathon:
I didn’t get a picture of Christopher Marozzi who turned in a fine time of 3:33.52.
The pictures of Neil and Julie were taken by Lou Camilletti.
Neil wins his age or is on the podium in many marathons.
Julie has run all the Pocono Marathons!
They both are courageous and produce very consistent times!
They are my HEROES!!!

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Unknown:
“There will be days you don’t think you can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime of knowing you have.”

FROM JIM TUST: (also on this page are other very interesting items)

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/12/well/move/an-hour-of-running-may-add-seven-hours-to-your-life.html?_r=0

FROM TONY MUSCARELLO: (this puts new meaning to the term “beer run”)

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2703278-runner-drinks-a-beer-for-every-mile-of-half-marathon-finishes-in-under-2-hours

I think this would be a fun run

FROM EILEEN WHITE:
Here are 2 more races that a couple of us are signed up for:

August 5, 2017 Musikfest 5k
Race is capped at 2000 runners
The Musikfest 5k will accompany the iconic Musikfest Festival in Bethlehem, PA on Saturday August 5, 2017. The race will start at Steel Stacks campus and finish at Johnston Park at the Volksplatz stage. The race is timed and will kick off at 10:30am and feature live music and other surprise elements along the race course. Runners will be treated to a post-race concert at Volksplatz.

http://musikfest5k.com/

October 8, 2017 Yuengling Oktoberfest 5k
Race starts at 10:30am at Steel Stacks and ends with free admission to the Oktoberfest festival

http://oktoberfestrace.com/

*If Registering for Musikfest5k and Oktoberfest 5k with the promo code “Double Fun”, you will save $5.00 off each race registration AND cover your processing fees. Promo code expires Midnight on 4/11/17.

FROM JIM DUDEN:
Rod it says the Boston Marathon will be televised, on NBCSN Channel 75 on Blue Ridge Cable starting at 8:30am till 1:00pm. It could start televising earlier and stay on after 1:00pm. Thanks, Jim Duden

I mentioned watching the Paris marathon this past weekend. I forgot to mention an interesting result. As the runners finished the announcer began reading off the fact that at least each of the first 10 men PR’d by between 1 to 1 ½ minutes! Likewise for the women!! Was it the water? Or was it the “new spring loaded” shoes being discussed on running forums? Only their coaches and sponsors may know?? (BIG SMILE)

A couple of weeks ago I arrived at the Mill on a Saturday morning and Frank hustles over quickly and tells me about receiving a package from Handcock with a shirt, pants, cap, jacket, underwear, and socks all with their elite team logo on the items! (I’m making the underwear part up!) Anyhow he was really excited and tells me the price tags were on the garments and he recites them memory! He asks why they left the price tags on. I responded “because if you don’t run fast enough they will be sending you a bill for the items!” Frank turned quickly and set out for his run…

Few of y’all know Ralph Bender. The Bender name is a highly respected name for here in our community! Ralph is a financial consultant who now lives in Southern California and gets to come “home” to PA to visit and for business fairly frequently.

It’s an understatement to say Ralph is a kind and generous man, he is much more than that! The gift Ralph has set in motion for Frank can’t be bought, it surely wasn’t expected! To run Boston for a local athlete from our community is incredible. To be included in and enjoy the benefits and treatment as a “Hancock Elite” competing in the Boston Marathon is going to be AMAZING!
As I see it, a gift to one of us is a gift for ALL of us! (NO, that doesn’t mean we get to steal Frank’s uniform!)

THANK YOU and God bless you Ralph! You are an incredible friend to this community!!

WEEKEND RESULTS:
GIRLS ON THE RUN – I have a report but it’s in cyber space some here! I think I’ve been hacked by the Russians! There was $450 raised which will pay the tuition for 4 girls! (BIGGER SMILE!) Way to go to all that participated!

THIS WEEKEND & MONDAY
Sat & Sun – Mill Rats – tale waggin’ and tail draggin’ as usual!

Monday – PATRIOTS DAY – BOSTON MARATHON OMG I can’t wait to see y’all run by us on HB Hill. We’ll be about 100 yards on the left side coming up from Centre St intersection. Traveling up with me will be Lou, Jake, Gina, and Lynne. We expect others may be joining us!

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

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RAT RACES/EVENTS:

04/23 – ST LUKE’S HALF

04/29 – ST. JUDE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

04/29 – 1st ANNUAL SUPERHERO 5K RUN/WALK – Dansbury Park 8AM

04/30 – Ed Krawitz’s LAW DAY more info on Ready Set Run website.

05/21 – RUN FOR THE RED MARATHON

06/17 – WILSON AREA PARTNERS IN EDUCATION 5K RACE – School Time: 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day Fastest overall male and female will receive a $50.00 gift card to a local running store. Course designed for a very fast finish that ends in beautiful Wilson Area High School stadium. You can also register on-line at www.wilsonareasd.org. On-line registration closes on June 14, 2017 at midnight. Non-Refundable Entry: $20 per person or $45 for a family of three before June 1, 2017, $25 per person or $55 for a family of three after June 1, 2017, and $15.00 for cross-country team members. Family entries must be mailed together. Entry includes a quality t-shirt, delicious food, and an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause.

08/20 – Lehigh Valley Zoo Run Wild for Wildlife Conservation, 10K, 5K and 1 mile Family Fun Walk for Wildlife

09/30 – CORPORAL DICKSON MEMORIAL RUN/WALK RACE – http://cpldicksonmemorial.wixsite.com/mainpage

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

11/23 – Pumpkin Pie 5k – Nazareth YMCA

12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551

RAT TRI’S:

06/04 – INDEPENDENCE TRI – Lake Nockamixon

06/04 – Philly Int’l Classic – Pro/Am bike race

06/11 – WallyMan Tri - Lake Wallenpaupack

07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park

07/22 – NJ State Tri – Mercer County Park, NJ

08/12 – REV3 POCONOS 2017- SPLIT ROCK RESORT Lake Harmony, PA

08/12 – Nightmare Tour – 177 mile bike race – Lancaster County

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon

09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack

11/18 & 19 – FROM ERNEST ROUNDTREE – Here’s the date for the Philly marathon weekend Saturday November 18 is the Philly half marathon and the 8k run and November 19 is the Philly marathon

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

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