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2016

Monthly - Pub Run - usually on a Thursday!

Pub Run

Once a month we hold a Pub Run. This run starts at Station Park in Sparta. After the run the runners meet at the St. Moritz in Sparta and have food and beverage. Runners are welcome to come to the run or the pub or both.

Summer Party and Annual Club Meeting - Saturday, June 25, 2016

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 25th at 2:00 pm.This is the date of our annual BBQ/Meeting! RSVP to pamconlan@gmail.com

National Running Day June 1st, 2016 - First Wednesday in June.

Each year on the first Wednesday in June, people across the United States celebrate National Running Day.  This day was designated as a day for runners to reaffirm their passion for running and it is also a good day for beginners to begin a life-changing commitment to running.

Each year on the first Wednesday in June, people across the United States celebrate National Running Day.  This day was designated as a day for runners to reaffirm their passion for running and it is also a good day for beginners to begin a life-changing commitment to running.

7th Annual New Paltz Challenge Father's Day - Sunday, June 19, 2016

Half-Marathon and 5K is scheduled for Sunday, June 19, 2016, New Paltz, New York!

 

Summer Solstice 5 Mile Trail Run and 5k & 10K - Friday, June 24, 2016

Friend 2 Friend - Summer Solistice 5Mile and 10K Run held in Kittatinny Valley State Park, Andover, NJ. Friday, June 24th starting at 6:30. Location is 199 Goodale Road, Newton, NJ 07860.

 

21st Annual RIVER TO SEA RELAY August 6, 2016

The New River to Sea Relay ! - R2C Reinvented

New Distance: 72 Miles - Still 7 team members

New Start Location: Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead on the Delaware, Lambertsville, NJ

New Scoring Rules - R2C will now be a non-scoring event *All start times, finish times and net times will be posted.

Two Teams of 7 runners from the club have joined to run the 2015 River to Sea Relay. and the women's team name "Seven Bad Asses". They also have a team-logo . This year the R2S race is packed with over 125 teams. 72 miles, 11 legs, handi-capped start, first to the ocean wins... It is shaping up to be a good time.

 

RIVER TO SEA 2015 - Men's Team
RIVER TO SEA 2015 - Women's Team
 
Mens 7 Bad Asses

SPARTA - It was August 1st, and for the fifth year in a row, April Bortone found herself running across the entire State of New Jersey on a hot steamy Saturday afternoon.  The Sussex County resident and long time member of the Sparta Runners Club participated in the 20th annual River To Sea Relay, a 91-mile "adventure” race starting in Milford on the Delaware River, and ending on the Beach at Manasquan.  April was joined by 13 other Sparta Runners Club members, forming two 7-runner teams, one male team and one female team.    
All together, over 120 teams from around the country participated in the Relay, with 95 finishing the grueling journey across the state.  April led the Sparta Runners women’s team “7 Bad Asses” to finish in a remarkable 12 hours and 48 minutes, good enough to finish in 17th place overall, and 1st place among women-only teams.  


“Each team member has to run a relay segment in the morning and then another in the afternoon,” April remarked.  “The most difficult segment is known as “The Beast” - 8.6 miles, hilly, tough, long and hard, and its timed just when the morning temperatures are getting really hot”.   On race day, temps reached into the 90’s by late morning and remained high throughout the day. 
The Sparta Runners men’s team placed 43rd overall.  At age 76, Joe Farinella was the inspirational figure on the men’s team, an ageless wonder who continues to compete in endurance events like the New York City Marathon and Disney Marathon each year.

   
“We will definitely do this race again next year,”  men’s team leader Frank Cervino effused after the finish.  “It’s a great event, challenging, a lot of fun, and very well organized”.

 

Resolutions for 2016

So do you have a New Year's Resolution? Yeah, they can be tough to keep when you try to go it alone. Why not join a club where you'll have company in your resolution? It's a great way to have an instant support group. Don't feel like running? Make a date with another member to put in 1, 2 or 3 miles. 

Here's an easy one: make a point to come to our Wednesday night run or Saturday run. Can't make the group runs? Put out a request to the club to see if anyone can run on a Sunday or weekday. 

 

 

 

 

 


Social Flings

Why do you run? We've taken a poll of our members and we've found we love eating and drinking too! Want to take part in one of the rewards of running? Come to our rockin' social events, but you gotta join first! 

 


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