President’s Message February 2017
Greetings OMRR Nation!
This being the first of several messages over this year, I thought we would begin with the first events of the year and move forward.
Cabin Fever Reliever and the Resolution 5k were tremendous races once again. Rogersville High School provides us with great facilities and personnel to host our runs. Many 20k state records were broken and many personal records achieved. Our charity partners, Gathering Friends and Logan-Rogersville’s Cross Country Team provided many willing volunteers. Thanks to all who participated and Thanks to all who donated items for Gathering Friends. This event will only grow in participation and prominence.
It was announced at our annual meeting, Margaret Gates is this years “Hall of Fame” inductee. Margaret is a longtime supporter of OMRR and truly an inspiration to us all. Chris and Linda Revoir were recognized for the “Gerald Glass Award for Mentorship”. Well deserved! . Once again our membership stepped up with many great pot luck favorites and deserts. No reason for anyone to leave the meeting hungry. You nominated and elected John Everett, Kris Bossert, Lali Tucker, Sandy Keith, and Sarah Ibbotson to the Board.
So this is old Business. What’s the new?
Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners is not a small, whimsical group of runners. We boast a membership of 450 Runners, families and businesses dedicated to self-improvement, friendship, charity, and good health. Our plan is to improve upon and continue our four signature running events as well as our summer series of seminars and charity runs starting with National Running Day. The board is implementing a newly designed sponsor/partnership program. The program is designed to encourage businesses and individuals to partner with OMRR improving the quality of our events and increasing contributions to OMRR’s charity partners. OMRR donated over $16,500 to our Charity partners in 2016. Running groups provide a great way to train and socialize with other runners. Many within our membership enjoy working with new runners. We will be supporting the beginners groups and Bass Pro Marathon Weekend training once again.
Triple Crown and ROTY are continuing in 2017. These programs create the friendly competition many of our members enjoy. Be sure to support the Triple Crown races and record them for Runner of the Year. Winners receive cash awards and /or recognition plaques at our annual business meeting.
The board has approved linking Cabin Fever Reliever, Frisco, #Sweatfest and Run for the Ranch as a challenge for 2018. Details will be released soon. All 2017 events will be listed in the “upcoming events” section of the website (OMRR.org) soon. Check this calendar often for details and any changes.
Registration for Frisco is available online. The Willard community and Ozark Greenways have promised outstanding support for this exciting event.
This is your club! Feel free to contact any board member or myself with any questions or suggestions. Your Board is dedicated to increasing the value of your membership and race entry dollar.
So! That seems to be it for the first message
Within the Bass Pro Fitness Weekend ad appears a photo of the Marathon start. Identify the many OMRR members. Forward your research to: Subject: Bass Pro Photo no later than February 10th. The member identifying the most OMRR members will receive a gift card.