It is that time of year again. We have been approved to use the SUNY New Paltz indoor track at the Wellness Center on Friday evenings from Jan 5 through March 18th. The first 3 weeks 1/5, 1/12, 1/19 from 5:30pm -7pm. The rest of the sessions will be from 6pm to 7:30pm. This program is sponsored by the Shawangunk Runners and is coached by Mike Barnow and is free.
Please sign up only if you know you can attend some of the sessions. We are limited to a roster/list of 30 names.
You can sign up by contacting Steve Schallenkamp or Beth Glace
We’ll also be holding our annual meeting on 1/19 at 7pm (Backup date of 1/26) at SUNY New Paltz in the Science Hall, Room 27. We’ll be electing the board members, discussing ideas for the new year and going over the dates for our 2018 schedule. All are welcome!
Any questions please contact our President Steve Schallenkamp
Looking forward to another great year of running in the beautiful Shawangunk Ridge.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Thanks to everyone who made it to our annual meeting last night. It was productive and the pizza looked delicious.
First off I’d like to make you all aware of the dates for our upcoming races…
Saturday April 8th – Rock & Snow Bridge 2 Bridge Run (Registration is already open!)
Wednesday June 21st – Summer Solstice 14K Trail Run
Monday July 10th – New Paltz XC Summer Series #1: Pattersons Pellet (Minnewaska State Park)
Monday July 17th – New Paltz XC Summer Series #2: Blueberry Run (Minnewaska State Park)
Monday July 24th – New Paltz XC Summer Series #3: Undercliff / Overcliff (Mohonk Preserve)
Monday July 31st – New Paltz XC Summer Series #4: Lou’s Run (Mohonk Preserve)
Monday August 8th – Fun Run & Series Awards
Sunday November 12th – After The Leaves Have Fallen Half Marathon
Currently the plan is to limit both Summer Solstice and After The Leaves registration to 300 people this year but that is subject to change as we work with Minnewaska Sate Park.
Next up is changing in price for Summer Solstice and After The Leaves Half Marathon…last years price was $15. This year we are going to raise the price of these events to $20. 2017 Shawangunk Runner Members, in good standing, will receive the original price of $15 as well as early registration for these events. If you’d like to become a member of the Shawangunk Runners please fill out and mail this form -> Membership Form
Registration for Summer Solstice is planned to open up for members on April 1st with general registration opening 1 week later on April 8th. Registration for After The Leaves Half Marathon will open up to members on Sept 1st with general registration opening 1 week later on Sept 8th. I will create new posts as these events get closer.
We are also looking into member gear options as well as the possibility of having shirts available for purchase for this seasons races. These shirts will most likely not be available for purchase at the race but we will provide a link to allow you to purchase these on your own. We want to keep our races reasonably priced while allowing the widest range of options for people. We don’t want to make money off of any merchandise. We’ll be discussing more at our next meeting and hopefully we’ll have something available this year.
Finally we elected the board members for the 2017 year…
President: Steve Schallenkamp
Vice President: Beth Glace
Treasurer: Dan Freedman
Secretary: Greg Cecere
Technology Officer: Christopher Regan
Our next meeting will be on Monday 3/13 at 5:30pm at the SUNY New Paltz Science Hall | Corner of Plattekill & 32 in New Paltz, NY
Our 2016 Annual Member Meeting is coming up on Friday 2/12 at 7:30pm. We’ll be voting for the board members as well as discussing items for the 2016 Running Season. The meeting will be held in the Resnick Engineering Hall at SUNY New Paltz in Room 109. All are welcome at the meeting and we’ll have Shawangunk Runners Membership Form available if you’d like to sign up for 2016 at that time. Reminder that signing up gets you and your family free entry into the Summer Series and a Shawangunk Runners oval sticker. If you have any questions about the meeting or would like to bring something up please contact our President Steve Schallenkamp.
I’ve also create the 2016 Race Calendar page which will include the Shawangunk Runner Races as well as other local races put on in the area. A few notable ones which are coming up soon that we’d like you to be aware of are:
4/9/16: Rock and Snow Bridge 2 Bridge 5 Miler @ Mohonk Preserve
4/16/16: YMCA Kids Classic Races @ Dietz Stadium
4/17/16: Ray’s Run @ Dietz Stadium (Details and Registration Soon)
Hope to see you at the meeting!