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Message From the President - October 2017

And on It Goes!

October and November are especially exciting months for OMRR members. Running events abound. Biking, duathlons, and trail runs are hosted for many of our multisport members. OMRR is heavily involved in the Bass Pro fitness series. OMRR members will be volunteering at aid stations, pacing, marking the trail courses, and helping at the respite areas for the Marathon Weekend. We still need assistance for the marathon aid station. So consider running your 5k or half and helping out. Please contact Lali or Kris.

News from the Road Runners Club of America! RRCA would like our club to select a State Representative. This person would work with other RRCA clubs in Missouri, help select and promote the state championship series, promote RRCA programs and attend the annual convention. This is a great compliment to you. Should you be interested in learning more about this position, feel free to contact me.

The website is coming along. Plans are to open the new improved version to the membership during the annual meeting in January. The board is considering an OMRR app as well. All will be better in Tech land.

Only seven weeks until Turkey Trot. Once again OMRR will be providing generous door prizes and sponsoring cross country team’s assistance at packet pick up and on race day. Your help is needed for packet pickup, corral keeping, refreshments, flags, etc. Turkey Trot has become a tradition in the Ozarks. Our goal is to make it bigger and better. This is a OMRR fund raiser so please help out.

Trash pick up! Our commitment to keeping the Ozarks the Ozarks requires us to pick up trash along Z highway . Some will run earlier at Wilson’s Creek Battlefield with Trash Pickup following . OMRR will provide lunch for you after. Oct 15th, 11:00 A:M at Republic High school.

Board Elections. September’s “Running Briefs” outlined the criteria and process for nominating your friends to the OMRR board of Directors. Nominations are now open. There are many talented members who will make excellent board members. Send us their names. Nominations for “Hall of Fame” and the “Gerald Glass” award are open also.

Everything else! Kris is working on the OMRR trip. Expect an announcement soon. Run for the Ranch has been finalized. We are receiving a good number of out of the area entries. Remember: The Dual Challenge and 417 Challenge ends and starts with Run for the Ranch. Bass Pro Training is rocking along. Kudos to Lali and Sara. That’s all for now! Enjoy your “Running Briefs”!

Hope to see you out there!

Rod