Go Far Run Group

November Newsletter

Hello Go Far! Can you believe it is already November? The holidays are almost upon us!

November is a busy month and I have lots to talk about in this newsletter. The first thing I want to share with everyone is our new WEBSITE! Stanton has created an amazing place where we can go to share our race times, advice on different races, volunteer information, and more. Please go and check it out at gofarrungroup.com! There is also a link to it in our Meetup page. The website will grow with help from you, our Go Farians! One of the coolest parts of the website is an area where you can enter your times from recent races. I know that we have had a lot of Go Farians out on many racing adventures in the past few weeks, so get on the website and let us know how you did!

Our new Go Far website has lots of cool content, and one of the best pieces we have on it is our information on our shoe drive. Our shoe drive has officially kicked off, and we have already collected 5 bags of shoes!! We will be collecting donations throughout the month of November and December, so be sure to bring your donations of retired running shoes to Sunday morning runs and Wednesday evening runs.

We are also going to be collecting donations at a few events coming up. We still need a lot of volunteers, so if you are free it would be great if you could help out! Check out the sign up page at http://gofarrungroup.com/?p=368. Volunteers are especially needed for the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot Packet Pick Up.

Speaking of volunteering, we are going to be holding our annual volunteer drive at the Family Giving Tree on December 13 from 6-8PM. Marcia was amazing and managed to snag 40(!!) spots for us this year. For those of you who have volunteered in the past, you know what an amazing experience this is. During our volunteer shift we will help sort, pick out, and wrap gifts for kids in need. Let’s do what we can to make sure local kids in our area have a Christmas they can look forward to. RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/Go-Far-Run-Group/events/226493150/We already have 24 spots filled, so that means there are only 16 spots left! It is one of the most meaningful things I get to do every year, and I hope you all can join us.

Thank you to everyone who has sent in their deposits for the Holiday Party! We are officially full at 40 people. I am going to see if we can have a little flexibility in this, so if you still want to come and missed the deadline please let me know. Reminder that this will be on December 17 at 7PM.

Onto running stuff! Paulette had a great idea and in the spirit of REI’s #OptOutside campaign, we will be holding a Black Friday run to encourage exploring the world around you! Join us on November 27 at 8AM (see, you even get to sleep in!) to explore Steven’s Creek County Park. Check out the details at http://www.meetup.com/Go-Far-Run-Group/events/226381944/.

Finally, we will be having an awesome opportunity to work with Athleta! They are going to be hosting a shopping party for us on November 7 (this Saturday!). We will have 30 minutes before the store opens all to ourselves and there will be goody bags, mimosas, and gift cards that are being raffled off! Come join us for some fun! http://www.meetup.com/Go-Far-Run-Group/events/226486052/

That’s it for this month! November and December are really our big pushes to give back to the community, so please join us in giving back and volunteering at one of the opportunities we have set up, whether it be the Family Giving Tree or at one of the races where we are collecting donated shoes. Let’s show the community what Go Far is all about! Thanks for reading, and GO FAR!

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