Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run Pocono 5K Saturday Dec 1 at ESU 9:00 AM
We could use some volunteers, running buddies or just community members cheering the girls on!
If anyone wants to volunteer go to this link to sign up https://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/gotr-pocono-volunteer5k
If anyone wants to be a running buddy go to this link to sign up https://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/Fall5k-gotrpocono

Thank you!

Dolores Everett
Council Director
Girls on the Run Pocono
Serving Monroe, Northampton, Pike and Lackawanna Counties
5784 Business Route 209
Sciota PA 18353
570-534-7387
570-807-8184

www.gotrpocono.org
An independent study showed 97% of Girls on the Run participants learned critical life skills including resolving conflict, helping others and intentional decision-making.
Learn more about our impact here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6OX52kYe1Y

earn. dream. live. run

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Weekend Results:
RUN FOR THE DIAMONDS
PLACE / BIB / LAST / FIRST / CHIP TIME / AGE / DIV PLACE / GENDER / CITY

6 15 PRICE ALEX 48:11 M SM25-29 5 BETHLEHEM
239 455 RIMPLE RICK 1:10:14 M SM50-54 11 SAYLORSBURG
394 393 POLICELLI NEIL 1:16:23 M SM65-69 3 BANGOR
589 F318 VILLIANO JULIE 1:24:40 F SF55-59 6 BANGOR
703 295 VITULLI WILLIAM 1:28:27 M SM55-59 35 E STROUDSBURG
Full results: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/a9058f_273753247fc64b1ca8956c4fcc4d0a0f.pdf
If I missed you please let me know!

The thanksgiving gathering at Smithfield Beach was a ton of fun and good fellowship!

Then it turned into a parc sneak attack meeting. This is the second time this happened. I could sense something was up, several folks were acting oddly.

As Art began speaking I chuckled to myself in the thought that if you don’t go to a parc meeting they will hunt you down and hold it where ever you happen to be. You cannot escape.

I found myself surprised at this action but the outcome as I recall it is that parc is being dissolved and the $4000 in the checking account will be donated to Girls on the Run. I missed a bunch of what happened and I offered no vote which was essentially unanimous except for those who as myself just slinked away.

It was quite a surprise and began a sad Thanksgiving Day for me.

I personally want to thank everyone of y’all that served on any of the boards or committees of parc. I want to thank everyone who was a parc member! Y’all are a blessing!

Keep running! PLEASE!

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FROM/written by DAVY CROCKETT (Davy is a well accomplished Ultrarunner, historian and author.)

The historic JFK 50 is running today for the 56th time in Maryland. It was just won by Jared Hazen in 5:34. But a bigger story is taking place. Kimball Byron finished it for the first time in 1967 at the age of 12.
Today he is going for his 50th JFK 50 finish at the age of 63!

“It’s just one of the best days of my year,” Byron said Tuesday. “I think of it like coming home.” Byron’s wife of 36 years, Hannah, characterizes her husband’s annual pilgrimage to Washington County “like fish going to spawn every year.”

“I just know it’s going to happen,” she said. “It’s in his blood to do that. As it gets closer to the race date … its pure adrenaline. He loves the course and running in honor of his dad.” (Herald-Mail Media)

Davy Crockett – ultrarunninghistory.com
Full results:

http://racinemultisports.com/results-jfk50-2018/#/race/IKAPSA//

THANKSGIVING DAY
Smithfield Beach
11/22 – THANKSCIVING MORNING GATHERING/swimming AT SMITHFIELD BEACH – 8 am. Bring a mug for coffee/tea and a sweet treat to share. Think CHOCOLATE! Think it’s gonna be COLD!!!

West End Regional Park
11/22 – 6th ANNUAL HUFFIN’ FOR THE STUFFIN’ 5k and 10k turkey day trail run…or walk…or jog
Thanksgiving morn- 8:00 am – the west end regional park, located at 578 evergreen hollow rd., Brodheadsville PA. 18322

11/22 – PUMPKIN PIE 5K RUN AND SCENIC WALK
9:00am Start at Nazareth YMCA – 7:30am Registration and Packet Pick Up at the Y

https://www.gv-ymca.org/events/2018/11/22/17/pumpkin-pie-run.html

Stay warm, TRAIN HARD!
May y’all have a HAPPY AND BLESSED THANKSGIVING!!!

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The view from my porch
There’s snow and more snow! It’s covering everything. And it’s dangerous to be out in it. But snow isn’t so tuff! You can push snow away. You can run right through snow if you care to. Sooner or later snow melts, turns to water, and runs away.
Here is the LVRR Club newsletter. These folks have SO much to be proud of. They work hard and do good works! Perhaps you may care to join and be a part of their success.

https://philkeoghan.com/buckit-with-phil-mccarthy/#podcastcontent

THIS WEEKEND:
11/18 – THE EWING MEMORIAL/YMCA 5K
As most know Scott was very dedicated to the YMCA. He put in countless hours with no regard for compensation nor adoration. He did it because it was the right thing for him. I hope everybody who can make there will do so. Please do so in his honor! I can assure you if this event was in your honor, Scott would be there, singing his praise about YOU!

11/18 – PHILLY MARATHON – https://philadelphiamarathon.com/

COMING EVENTS
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!
11/22 – 6th ANNUAL HUFFIN’ FOR THE STUFFIN’ 5k and 10k turkey day trail run…or walk…or jog
Thanksgiving morn- 8:00 am – the west end regional park, located at 578 evergreen hollow rd., Brodheadsville PA. 18322
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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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.

What am I missing? What else belongs here!
If you don’t want to receive these emails please let me know!
rodhasker@gmail.com

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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.

What am I missing? What else belongs here!
If you don’t want to receive these emails please let me know!
rodhasker@gmail.com

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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.

What am I missing? What else belongs here!
If you don’t want to receive these emails please let me know!
rodhasker@gmail.com

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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.

What am I missing? What else belongs here!
If you don’t want to receive these emails please let me know!
rodhasker@gmail.com

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