Face it: people love new things. Sure, maybe some of us have that old pair of running shoes, or that race shirt that may be falling apart that we just can’t seem to part with, but in general, people love new stuff! With that in mind, the Columbus Roadrunners have a lot of new things happening this summer.
First off, if you’re reading this, you’ve probably noticed our fancy new-and-improved website! Not that there was anything wrong with the old one, but we thought you’d enjoy seeing a revamped site as we kick off the summer racing season. You know, for your viewing pleasure. We hope you enjoy the new design as much as we do! You’ll find a lot of our information easy to locate, from posts featured on our home page, to our new color-coded calendar. Races and events are in blue, training opportunities are in red, and socials and award ceremonies will be in green.
Second, there’s more opportunities for CRR members this year. We know you love to run. But we also know sometimes you just need a rest day, but still want to take part in the excitement. Well, worry no more. Thanks to our new Volunteer Coordinator, Charity Keller, we now have a Volunteer Recognition Program. If you ever volunteer doing ANYTHING (and she literally means ANYTHING) at an event, you can contact her and she will keep track of the hours you volunteer, adding up points for your hours that you can trade in for prizes! How awesome is that?! Everyone say, “THANKS CHARITY!” for this awesome program that rewards those awesome people who help make each of your races enjoyable! Be sure to contact her if you’re interested in volunteering, too, or click here to read more about volunteering and the recognition program. And runners, be sure to say, “THANKS!” to all the awesome volunteers we have out at events!
Finally, it’s summer. You know what that means? SUMMER SERIES!!! YAAAAYYYY!!! I know you have been waiting all year long to run in the heat, if nothing else to show all those people driving around Columbus how awesome you are as they cruise by you in their air conditioned cars. CRR members get a discounted rate and everyone who signs up is automatically entered into all 5 (yes, FIVE!) races. The series kicks off Friday, June 19th at the Summer Solstice 5K and 1 mile fun run. Be sure to bring out the whole family then, there’s a race for all ages! Pre-registration earns you a really awesome CRR sling cooler. And, if you’re on the fence and not sure whether you’re going to do the series yet, you can still register any time throughout the series for one or all races; even on race day!
Enjoy all these awesome new opportunities and have a great summer! Be sure to drink plenty of water and don’t forget to change your socks!