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Message From the President - September 2017

Good Morning OMRR Nation!

Seems lots have happened since the last Running Briefs. Most students are in class, we have enjoyed the solar eclipse, and watched as a storm ravaged our southern coasts. Please keep thoughts and prayers for the good folks in Texas and the other areas burdened by Harvey. Help when you can!

Lots of great happenings within OMRR for the last trimester of the year. I’m excited!

Lali and Sara have a tremendous running group for Bass Pro Marathon Weekend Training with 30-40 runners of all skill levels weekly. E-mails and social media post the weekly location for the training runs. We will be hosting a special training run September 9th at Phelps Grove Park. Breakfast will be prepared for all runners as a half way to the goal celebration treat. Come run, eat and visit. Will be a fun morning! The following week we will be hosting our annual picnic at Living Memorial Park near the Conservation Nature Center. Jeff Witt will be preparing his great entre’ and cookies. Bring your families and enjoy the park, food, prizes, and fellowship with your friends.

As previously written, the website is in great need of a face lift. The first rough out of the new website is fantastic. This should be up and running sooner than anticipated. Also we are reviewing the ROTY and Triple Crown programs. Expect some positive changes to these contests beginning next year. Deferral registration from Frisco has started. Please keep in mind that the registration deferral must be completed by April 1, 2018. All requirements have been met and “Run for the Ranch” has been approved by the City and University. December 30th is the date to run your loops for the half marathon, Marathon, 6 hour endurance and Marathon Relay. The Marathon Relay is gaining in popularity with many new catagories to be added this year. These will be announced soon. So run your half or marathon and then join your relay team. A great way to end the year.

OMRR is once again greatly involved in the Bass Pro fitness festival events. Volunteers are needed for Festival Weekend and Dogwood. We are in need of aid station, course, and food area volunteers. Assistance with marking the Dogwood Canyon Trail courses is needed also. Please contact Kris Bossert or myself should you be able to help.

And lastly: This issue requires the notification to the membership of the election of officers to your Board for 2018.

We will be looking to fill the Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer’s positions and well as three Board Members at Large. Please take a moment to consider who you might wish to be a board member and nominate this member as directed. It only takes a moment.

Lots of great local running events to support as we head into Fall. So that’s all for now! See you out there!