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August 16, 2014 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 amFree
How about a nice, friendly, soft long run this coming Saturday morning?
How about bringing something to share afterwards to refuel and to celebrate summer?
Several of us think that this is a pleasant idea, and toward that end we are planning a Saturday a.m. run. Details follow:
• Day, Location: Saturday, starting from the picnic shelter in Slater at the end of the Heart of Iowa Trail. For those of you who don’t know where this is, just head south from Ames on R38 (S. Dakota); the shelter and small parking lot will be on your left just as you enter Slater
• How far: As long or as short as you like! The idea is to have everyone FINISH at about 9:30 a.m. Those of us who are running to Cambridge and back (circa 17 miles), will allow 3 hours for this, departing at 6:30. If you wish to run just to Huxley and back (8 miles), you might wish to plan accordingly and start at about 8:00. If you wish to run 20+ miles, just start earlier! Again, the idea is to finish within 30 minutes or so of each other.
• Who is invited: Everyone! Runners, joggers, walkers, speedsters, Old Farts like me…. *Vardo’s*, please join in the fun.
• What to bring: there is water in Slater, Huxley, and at the store in Cambridge. You might wish to bring a few bucks for the store, in case you want to buy a Gatorade, for example. The distances between the water stops are 4 -4.5 miles, so if we don’t have water drops, you might wish to bring a hand-held. The brunch afterwards has no theme – just bring anything nutritious…. or not..
• RSVP? Yes, if positive, so we have a headcount. If you like, please let me know the time you intend to start, and I will keep a master list to send out this Friday afternoon.
• Hills (aka Training Opportunities): sorry… none…
• Water drops: if you wish to volunteer to do a water drop, let me know; good locations are half-way between Slater and Huxley, and halfway between Huxley and Cambridge, at the trail crossings
Ok, I likely am forgetting something, but I can’t think of what it is..… I hope you can make it! firstname.lastname@example.org
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