“Remember, the feeling that you get from running is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running” – author unknown

I’ve sneaked off my porch a few time recently just to get a closer look at what y’all are up to. What I’m seeing is that the west end rats (of the mill) are out training longer than the east end rats (of the mill)! By the time I’m passing by the mill the east end rats are loaded up and gone to wawa, while the west end rats are still out playing! I hope that’s a sign the RFR marathon is on everyone’s list of must do events this year.

Bill Carlton is healing!

Fred Cramer is fine!

FROM RICH PRICE: (Rich sent this to me last November and I neglected getting out to y’all in a timely fashion)

My sons finally took on a marathon. (NYC)

Richie: BIB #3079. 3:09:39 ? Overall

Alex: BIB #1080. 2:39:25 111th Overall

Pretty good for the first time out.

All the best,


Rod – I am in the NYC lottery again this year. I hope I hope I hope! : )

FROM BILL REIFSNYDER: 06 – 09/2018 CAMP RUNABOUT – www.camprunabout

I spoke with Bill after last year’s event and it was a big first year success! If you drive by the camp it is beautiful!

Bill won the American National Marathon tittle twice, 1989 and 1991.

If you have or are part of a group run open to inviting others to join you please send pertinent info and I will keep a list on each email for interested folks. So far these are the responses:

Wednesday night run alternating between The American Ribbon Mill (Ann St. Stroudsburg) and Dave’s (Smith) Shop (8th & Phillips St. Stroudsburg) each week. At 5:15 – more info call or text Elissa Schoening @ 570-972-4271

Mill Rats – both east end of the building Mill Rats and the west end of the building Mill Rats – meet daily for group run/walk daily from the mill at 7:30 am. Daily means regardless of holidays, weather, injuries, or being dead or alive, the Mill Rats run!


03/03 – Upper Bucks Foot and Ankle Run for Youth 10 Mile and 4 Mile Races – from Pretzel City Sports



03/11 – Shiver by the River 5k & 10k Winter Series – Race # 4 (Reading)

03/18 – the 55th Annual Caesar Rodney Half Marathon, Relay & 5k in Wilmington DE – www.crhalf.com

03/24 – Kutztown Fools Run

03/24 – 25 Two Rivers – http://tworiversmarathon.com/

Race dates are set for the 2018 Two Rivers Marathon Race Festival. We’ll have a marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k on both March 24 and March 25, 2018. – Two days. Two full marathons. Two Half Marathons. Two 10k’s. Two 5k’s.

04/16 – Boston Marathon – Patriot’s Day

04/21 – 4/21 – Knowlton Moving Together 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run – https://www.active.com/columbia-nj/running/distance-running/knowlton-moving-together-5k-run-walk-and-fun-run-2018?int=

04/22 – St. Luke Half

04/29 – Ed Krawitz Memorial – Law Day 5 mile race and very inaccurately measured 5K fun run.

05/19 – 42 mile bike ride in Quakertown

04/29 – Jim Thorpe half & 5k https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/JimThorpe/InauguralJimThorpeMarathon5kaswellandFREEkidsrace

05/06 – Lilac Bloomsday Run 12 K (Spokane, WA) – http://www.bloomsdayrun.org/

05/20 – 13th annual Pocono Marathon + 5k & half marathon

10/07 – 23rd annual Steamtown registration is open!

More inclusive calendars 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.

What am I missing? What else belongs here!

If you don’t want to receive these emails please let me know!


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