Greetings my wonderful OMRR family!
Bass Pro Training is here! The first group training run will be on July 18 for the marathon runners. Half marathon runners are welcome to join in. The first training group run for the half marathon will be on August 15. The training plans can be downloaded from the OMRR website - we will not be handing out paper versions. Keep in mind that the training plans and organized training runs are FREE for members. Non-members are invited to participate in the training as well, at a cost of $20. This fee can be paid online or in person at a training run.
OMRR will send out a weekly training email with training tips as well as the location and time of the training run for the week. Training shirts will be available through the summer at various training runs.
Dogwood training is also getting ready to begin. The official Dogwood training runs will be on Saturdays at various trail locations in the 417 area. To sign up for training run emails contact John Montgomery (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will also have training runs on Sundays at Busiek throughout the summer, starting July 12. We will meet at Casey’s in Ozark at 6:30AM to carpool to Busiek.
We have issued a run club challenge for the Poker Run that benefits Ozarks Food Harvest on July 23. At this Poker Run we will be collecting non-perishable food items. The run club that donates the most items during the Poker Run will win a traveling trophy as well as some serious street cred. Clubs that have been invited to participate are OMRR (of course), Idiots Running Club, Nixa Running Group, Ozark Multisport Club, Chatters, and Galloway Group.
On a more somber note, the City Council of Springfield has approved a variety of changes in the way that organized runs must be approved. This has been in the works for a while and is now gaining steam with the number of runs that occur within the city. I’m working on organizing a race director group that will meet with members of the city government in order to understand how we can be in compliance with the new process.
Run For The Ranch is coming together nicely - look for shirt and medal designs soon. Frisco 2016 is in the preliminary planning phases and we are looking at opening registration in September.
Chris Thomas did an awesome job with the OMRR spring apparel options. He’s working on the fall options and we should have those in the web store by September.
See you out on the road and trails!