Go Far Run Group

October Newsletter

Happy October Go Farians!

It is the best time of year, and racing season is upon us! Good luck to all of you who are embarking on full marathons, half marathons, 10Ks, ironmans, or whatever your goal for this season may be!

This is going to be a fairly hefty newsletter, so thank you in advance for reading through the whole thing!

First and most importantly, the HOLIDAY PARTY! Our annual holiday party will take place on DECEMBER 17 at 7PM! We will be holding it at the Old Spaghetti Factory in downtown San Jose, the same place we had last year. This is one of the best Go Far events every year, and it is a great time to hang out with your running friends in a social setting! Plus it’s a great excuse to see what everyone looks like when they are in normal (not running) clothes! If you are interested in attending, please send a $20 deposit to me via PayPal at m.newell831@gmail.com. Significant others are more than welcome, we usually have lots of +1s, so encourage your better half to join you! If you are bringing a +1, please add an additional $20 to your deposit for each additional person. Please note, **THIS IS A DEPOSIT ONLY**. I will be sending another email in November with final payment information. If you cannot send me a payment via PayPal, please bring it to me in person at any Meetup. Thanks, and I can’t wait for the good times! Last year was a blast and it’s going to be even better this year!

Next up is our Go Far 10K! This 10K will be taking place on October 10. It is a celebration as we complete our Couch to 10K Training Program and see all the accomplishments our beginner runners have completed! Everyone is invited to run the 10K even if you were not taking part in the training program. The first 25 to RSVP on Meetup will receive a finisher’s ribbon! Even if there are more than 25 that RSVP, still RSVP!! Sometimes people can’t make it and you could be next in line!! RSVP here:http://www.meetup.com/Go-Far-Run-Group/events/224382014/

This month also kicks off our shoe drive! Thank you so much to Stanton who is organizing this epic feat! We are going to be volunteering a lot at various different races in the next couple months! If you’d like to help out, check out the sign up sheet at https://docs.google.com/…/1Qyt53-gfGnaRHMqwOfAJUa…/viewform…

You can bring donations of lightly used athletic apparel and running shoes to any Sunday morning or Wednesday evening Meetup. Please limit donation times to those meetings as that is when Mike, Stanton or Meghan will be there to collect. Last year we collected 325 pairs of shoes and 220 pieces of apparel! This is going to be a tough number to beat, but I know we can do it!! Start donating and tell all of your friends, family and coworkers about it as well so they can donate as well!

Stanton is also hard at work at another piece to Go Far, our very own WEBSITE! This is just a teaser right now, we are still working out how it is going to look and some of the final touches, but it is going to be amazing when it goes live! We are going to have some really cool features that I’m excited to share with you guys. Thank you Stanton for all you do!

The next piece of news is so exciting I’m dancing in my chair as I write it. Marcia has gone above and beyond in awesomeness and has figured out a way for us to get TRACK SUITS. Yes. TRACK SUITS. They are going to have Go Far on them, they are going to be epic, and you are going to want one. This is just a major teaser right now as we are still working on getting samples, but we will give you more details as we receive them. I cannot WAIT for us to roll deep at a race in some poppin’ track suits!!!!

Race discount alert! If you are going to be doing The Chardonnay Run, we got a $10 discount code Gofarrun15 to save $10 off registration athttps://register.thechardonnayrun.com/register.cfm
Finally, I know this is well in advance but we will be heading up a CHEER STATION at CIM this year. The Meetup is up on the site and you can check it out at http://www.meetup.com/Go-Far-Run-Group/events/223746128/. We have quite a few Go Farians running CIM this year, and it will be great to get out and support them!

That’s it for this month, thanks for making it through this beast of a newsletter, and GO FAR!

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