Greetings my wonderful OMRR family!
I want to give a large THANK YOU to our outgoing Board Members, Rosie Laughlin and Emma Schuering. Both did an outstanding job in leading our members through the Speedwork Challenge and Bass Pro Training.
I would also like to welcome our newest Board Members - Rod Pennington, Dee Thomas, and Dan Wells. Welcome aboard!
It doesn’t feel very much like winter as I write this from my deck enjoying the sunshine, but 2015 was a very successful and rewarding year for OMRR. In December we held our 16th Annual Run for the Ranch in some gorgeous weather. In the end, we raised enough to donate $6,000 to the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch. Run for the Ranch will be held on December 31, 2016 - mark your calendars!
The Frisco Railroad Run is coming up on April 30, 2015 - I have put in an order for beautiful Ozarks spring weather. Planning is well under way and we have been selected as the RRCA Missouri State Championship for the 50 mile distance. Registration is now open - you can register here - FRISCO REGISTRATION
Some other news:
OMRR will be providing pacers for the Bass Pro Half and Full Marathon again this year. To apply, fill out the PACER APPLICATION and email a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Turkey Trot needs a new course for the 2016 event. A contest is being held for OMRR members to help select the new course. Members are invited to submit a digital route (Garmin, Strava, MapMyRun, etc) to me (email@example.com). We will post the routes on Facebook and the top two receiving votes will go to the park board for final selection. Contest winner will receive some gift cards from OMRR and a “Run SGF” shirt from Ultramax.
We had our first board meeting last week and lots was accomplished. We are a team of 10 individuals dedicated to making OMRR the BEST running club. Here’s the roles for board members this year - if you have questions, comments, or concerns reach out to any of them.
Stephanie - President (general club stuff, complaints, suggestions, etc)
Richard - Vice President (operations, logistics, rule enforcer)
Mary - Treasurer (protector of your dues and all OMRR money)
Emm- Secretary (membership, newsletter, volunteer recruiter, and resident algebra expert)
Dan - Special Events (coordinating all the fun stuff OMRR does through the year.)
Chris - Merchandise (cool medals, cool shirts, and cool OMRR stuff to purchase)
John & Rod - Sponsorship (getting businesses and groups invested in OMRR, so we can give even more back to the community.)
Dee - Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram oh my! Spreading awareness of OMRR and our events throughout 417 land and the world!)
Mike - Bass Pro Training (training plan, routes, and getting up before dawn on Saturdays)
The Double Down is coming back! There are multiple ways to complete the Double Down - either run at both events or volunteer at one of the events or volunteer at both events! If a person volunteers for at least 4 hours at Frisco and/or RFTR they will be eligible to receive the Double Down blanket
More new and exciting things in the works but I don’t want to spill the beans just yet, so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to find out the latest news for OMRR.
Remember, whether it’s 10 miles or one, you will NEVER regret lacing up those running shoes and going outside.
See you out on the road and trails!