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Saint Louis Track Club’s

Track Time News

January 2014

Vol. 44, Issue 1

Frostbite series chugs along Photos by Brent Newman

Index: Autism Speaks...................3 Grapevine.......................5-7 Frostbite form....................4 Singapore marathon.......7

Awards banquet...............9 Race photos..............10-11


Minutes.............................13 Member profile...............13

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6136 Southwest Ave. St. Louis, Missouri 63139-2719

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Office hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mon., Wed., Fri. 6-8 p.m. 1st Thurs. of the month Office phone/fax: 314-781-3926 Email:

Mission statement: The Saint Louis Track Club encourages running, walking and fitness for persons for all ages and abilities. The club organizes events, disseminates information related to the benefits of running and physical fitness, and encourages membership. Founded in 1970, the Saint Louis Track Club is a not-for-profit organization under the Internal Revenue Code 501-C3.

Affiliated with the Road Runners Club of America and the USA Track and Field Association. SLTC Officers Secretary Treasurer Board of Directors Board of Directors Board of Directors Board of Directors Board of Directors Board of Directors Board of Directors Board of Directors SLTC Race Directors Frostbite Series Half Marathon Spring through St. Lou Pace Series Track Series Cross Country Kick-Off Clifton Heights 3K Corps of Discovery Trail Race Marathon Relay

Presidents Oct. 1970-Feb. 1974 Jerry Adams Mar. 1974-March 1980 Jerry Kokesh Apr. 1980-June 1980 Gene Gianladis July 1980-July 1984 Tom Eckelman Aug. 1984-July 1987 Dan Sebben Aug. 1987-July 1988 Gary Krosch Aug. 1988-July 1989 Tony Sebben Aug. 1989-Dec. 1989 Mimi Zielinski Jan. 1990-July 1990 Rich Blumm Aug. 1990-July 1993 Camille Carney Aug. 1993-July 1997 Tom Eckelman Aug. 1997-Mar 1998 John Welge Apr. 1998-July 1998 Carol Keller Aug. 1998-July 1999 David Spetnagel Aug. 1999-July 2001 John Brenner Aug. 2001-Sept. 2004 Don Hong Oct. 2004-June 2010 Dave McNaughton July 2010-Dec. 2011 Rich Anderson Jan. 2012-Dec. 2013 Pam Mosca

Lenny Ramsey Justin Kupferschmidt Josh Aranda Wendie Cummings Mike Huelsmann Mike Orrico Jill Finklang Brian Kratz Mark Russell Ryan Yoch Brian Carter & Bob Chitwood Richard Anderson & Mike Orrico TBD Don Denham David James Shelly Kannel and Brent Newman Jill Akins Mike Orrico & Mike Huelsmann

SLTC Lifetime Achievement Award Winners 2012 Mike Toolen 2011 Dave McNaughton 2010 Jerry Kokesh 2009 Chris & John Brenner 2008 Don Hong 2007 Gary Krosch 2005 Les Paton 2004 Ed Wolfgram 2003 Jack Frohlichstein 2002 Dan Sebben 2001 Camille Carney, 2000 Tom Eckelman Leonard Sova

Paul McGee & Rae Mohrmann

SLTC Webmaster Anna Jones, SLTC TTN Editor Sallie Story, SLTC Executive Director Jen Mommens, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED The Track Times News is printed monthly. Reproduction of all or part of this newsletter in any form is strictly prohibited without the permission of the St. Louis Track Club.

SLTC Volunteer of the Year Award Winners 2012 Christy Polk 2011 2010 Jackie Corn 2009 2008 Donna Springer 2007 2006 Tom Wiltsch 2005 2004 Don Hong 2003 2002 Chris & John Brenner 2001

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Paul McGee Pat Britt, John Dickey Dave McNaughton Jill Akins Ralph Brindley Vicky McAmis

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Autism Speaks pairs with SLTC for Frostbite Series Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder. It is the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the United States. Autism was once thought to affect only 1 in 10,000 children. The Center for Disease Control now reports 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with this disorder, affecting families, schools, and the community at large. Despite the epidemic proportions and high health care costs associated with the disorder, autism research receives less than 5 percent of the government funding of than that other less-prevalent childhood diseases. Research is crucial. Every 11 minutes another child is diagnosed with autism. There is currently no medical detection or cure for autism. Autism Speaks seeks to change this. We are the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, which funds Research, Awareness, Advocacy, and Family Services. Our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into causes, prevention, treatments, and cure

for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. We need your help to raise money to find causes and a cure for autism. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Autism Speaks when registering for the St. Louis Track Club Frostbite Series, or you can mail a check to 1121 Executive Office Parkway, St. Louis, MO, 63132. You can also support us by registering to run on our “Team Up with Autism Speaks” team in the St. Louis GO! races on April 6, 2014: http://events. For more information, please contact Mandi Cawthon at -Kristen Wild

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2013-2014 FROSTBITE SERIES! Dates & Distances: Sat., Dec. 14 12K / 3K Sat., Dec. 28 10M / 2M Sat., Jan. 11 20K / 5K

Sat., Jan. 25 13.1M / 4M Sat., Feb. 8 15K / 3M

For each event, all walkers will start at 8 a.m.; Runners will start at 8:30 a.m Race-day registration will be from 7 to 8:15 a.m. Location & Courses: Accurately measured, entirely within Forest Park. Start and finish at the Forest Park Visitor’s Center. Awards:

Ribbons will be given at each race to the top three finishers in the age groups: 12 & under, 13-14, 15-16, 17-19, five-year age groups 20-69 and 70 & over. •Your age on Dec. 14 will determine your age group for the Series •You must sign up for the entire series by the 2nd race and complete at least 3 races to be eligible for a Series award •Your best four races will be awarded points based on the following scale: 1st - 50 points 2nd - 45 points 3rd - 40 points 4th - 35 points

5th - 30 points 6th - 25 points 7th - 20 points 8th - 15 points

9th - 10 points All finishers receive 5 points

The top point scorers in the age groups listed above will receive Series awards The number of age-group awards will be based on the number of participants per age group A portion of the proceeds will go to Autism Speaks (, our charity partner for 2013-2014.

REGISTER ONLINE! Pay with debit, credit, or check! 5-Race Series: Through Dec. 6: $70 After Dec. 6: $80 2014 SLTC members deduct $15 Renew/become an SLTC member before the Series to get the member discount! Individual Race: $20 on race day. 2014 SLTC members for 2014 may deduct $5.

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The Grapevine By Donna Springer

Helen Alexander races first Ironman, settles in to job in New Zealand On Dec. 25, Helen Alexander sent Christmas greetings from New Zealand. She was staying with her family for the Christmas and New Year break, enjoying her first “real” vacation since starting a new job April 2. “What a year 2013 has been,” she said. “I began the year training hard for the New Zealand Ironman, starting with a half Iron in Tauranga, where I turned in a ‘P.B.’ (“P.R.” for the USA crowd) on Jan. 2. Several hundred training miles later, in March, I completed my one and only full Ironman. My body is only just now beginning to forgive me for the abuse of the 12 hour and 49 minute event.” A few weeks later, Helen flew to Mildura in Victoria, Australia. She started a new job, working as a physiotherapist for a small firm that has a mixed caseload of mainly older clients, a majority of those being home clients. “I have now been there for eight months and am really enjoying the job and the town,” she said. “Mildura is essentially an agricultural town, right by the Murray River, and is just big enough to have most things and small enough that traffic is not the nightmare for driving that Auckland has become.” Helen joined the local gym and has been pumping iron and stretching. She moved into a two-bedroom house, has been growing and eating vegetables fresh from her garden, adopted two rescue cats, and recently joined a biking group. “I have decided that the job and town area good fit for me,” she said. Best wishes to Helen as she adds new friends and experiences to her cadre of many friends and experiences from Saint Louis.

Runners at the Big River Winter Distance Camp.

Young runners participate in 8th annual Big River Winter Distance Camp For the eighth straight year, Big River put on its annual Winter Distance Camp “Everybody trains in the summer. Champions train all year long,” reads the slogan. The camp is open to runners in the seventh through 12th grades. More than 30 runners of all ability levels gathered for four days from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 26 through Dec. 29. The camp’s objectives include learning about distance running, doing some quality training, and having fun. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday sessions were at Kirkwood Community Center and Park. The Sunday session took place at MICDS. “Some participants were fairly new to distance running. Participants from Kirkwood High School and Francis Howell North came with their teammates. Two campers were recently named to the St. Louis Track Club’s All-Metro High School Cross Country Team: Sophia Racette, from Nerinx Hall, and Austin Del Rosso, from DeSmet, both of whom received first-team designations. Highlights of camp included guest speaker and professional

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runner Stephen Pifer, running through Kirkwood Park on 50-degree days in December, scavenger hunts, and an indoor track meet that culminated with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast,” said Katie Helbig, of Big River Running.

Daniel Pohlman passes after fight with pancreatic cancer The Saint Louis Track Club extends its condolences to the family and friends of Daniel Pohlman. Dan, 54, of Bethalto, Ill., died of pancreatic cancer Dec. 13. He was a member of the Track Club, and of the Metro Tri Club. His lifetime accomplishments include working for UPS for 30 years, serving as Dad for the Dazzlers Dance Team, working with the Bethalto Boys & Girls Club, and helping with cancer research by promoting organized events. Survivors include Dan’s wife, Debra, Dan’s twin brother, Doug, a sister, Jackie, a brother, Chris, a son, and two daughters. Memorials may be made to Siteman Cancer Center.

Big River Running voted a top 50 running store in the country Congratulations to Big River Running Company. At “Running Event,” a national convention in Austin, Texas, Big River Running Company was selected as one of the top 50 running stores in the country. More than 25,000 customers submitted nominations for 128 stores. “Franklin Shoppers” looking for a pair of shoes visited each of the 128 stores, observing customer greeting, fitting process, store appearance, store operations, and overall experience. “This was our seventh year in a row,” said Owner/ Founder Matt Helbig. Big River Running Company has expanded to four outlets with its acquisition of the Missouri Running Company store in University City. More than 60 runners tested the roads of an inaugural Monday Night Group Run from the store Nov. 4.

Dottie Gray recovering well after tripping and breaking her wrist Many noted the absence of Dottie Gray at Frostbite Series Race No. 2 on Dec. 28. Dottie tripped and fell while running with a friend on Dec. 24, breaking her wrist. As of Jan. 1, X-rays

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showed that her wrist was healing, but her doctor gave her the prognosis that she would remain in a cast and sling for several more weeks. Dottie, 88, has set numerous age-group records since joining the Saint Louis Track club in 1979. She has been nationally ranked second for the 5K distance

A group of Walking Ramblers on New Year’s day.

Walkers and runners kick off 2014 with New Year’s events Fifteen walkers assembled at Culinaria at 9 a.m. New Year’s Day for the Walking Rambler’s 6-mile walk. “Beautiful weather! Beautiful group of people! There is no end to learning about this fair city and its people,” commented Patricia Cornell. Patricia, who organized the walk, moved to Saint Louis from California three years ago. She prepared a Saint Louis quiz for walkers to work with (for fun!) while dining postwalk at Culinaria. She is already considering improvements for next year. The Walking Ramblers’ New Year’s Day Walk has been a tradition since the 1980s. This year’s route included the Arch grounds, Laclede’s Landing, The Shrine of Saint Joseph, The City Gardens, and Union Station. More than 500 people lined up at Soldiers’ Memorial downtown at 10 a.m. on New Year’s Day for the Life Time Commitment Day 5k Walk/Run. The Walk/ Run was one of 40 nationwide New Year’s events promoting commitment to healthy living, supporting the American Heart Association’s My Heart/My Life healthy living initiative. “Big River Running is proud to be a part of Commitment Day - a nationwide, family-friendly New Year’s Day 5K,” said Big

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John Finkenkeller runs 30th marathon in Singapore John Finkenkeller completed the Singapore Marathon on Dec. 1, 2013, his 30th marathon. Singapore lies close to the equator and has temperatures ranging from the upper 70s to upper 80 degrees year-round. After a couple of early morning practice runs in temperatures near 80 degrees with 80% humidity, I was starting to question my sanity in choosing this marathon. Would this be my first DNF? The marathon issues you two shirts, the first being a singlet which almost all runners wear during the marathon. I wanted to fit in, so I wore the singlet and lathered my shoulders generously with sun block. Using a strategy of starting slow and keeping hydrated, I settled in with the 4:45 pace group. As the sun rose, the overcast skies were a blessing and I was able to eventually move ahead of the pace group and finish in 4:41. I can’t remember the last time I sweated so much. This was my second marathon measured in kilometers versus miles, which I really like. I thoroughly enjoyed the course as we ran past areas of Singapore we had been visiting the week before, including a shopping district that was decorated for Christmas, the Marina Bay area, and the East Coast Park with coconut trees, the sea and ocean-going ships in view. My wife was

concerned with finding me after the race with 40,000 runners of the marathon, half marathon, and 10k. Our Chinese Singapore friends said no problem; look for the tall, skinny, gray-haired Caucasian. At the finish, I was handed my finisher’s T-Shirt and medal, still in their plastic wrapping. This was my first marathon where the medal was not draped around my neck at the finish. I demonstrated to the locals how to proudly wear your medal after a marathon.

Grapevine, Cont’d. River Running company owner/founder. The Commitment Day 5k Run/Walk website began a countdown toward the January 1, 2015, events the first week of January 2014.

Condolences to Marty Shea’s family and friends Condolences to Joe Shea, a long-time member of the St. Louis Track Club, whose son, Joseph Martin “Marty” Shea passed away Dec. 16. Marty played soccer and ran cross country at Afton

High School. He participated in The Bourbon Chase Relay, a 200-mile relay across Kentucky on Oct. 25 with five Saint Louis teammates. He won numerous age group awards at The Macklind Mile and other local events. Memorial contributions for Marty may be made to Tenth Life Cat Rescue, P.O. Box 63187, St. Louis, MO 63163. May January begin a countdown of 365 days for a year full of plans and accomplishments. Please share your news with, or the Saint Louis Track Club office.

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For the 21st year, the St. Louis Track Club will honor the All-Metro High School Cross Country Teams at the SLTC Annual Awards Banquet, to be held Saturday, February 22, at Favazza’s Rose of the Hill, 2300 Edwards, St. Louis, MO 63110. This year, the panel of coaches again selected honorees for a first team and second team, as well as honorable mentions. Each honoree will receive a plaque commemorating their selection. The 2013 Girls First Team includes two juniors who are three-time selections in Eureka’s Hannah Long, who broke the Missouri 4A state record in November, and Nerinx Hall’s Sophia Racette. Lafayette sophomore Sara Nicholson is a two-time selection, and Cor Jesu’s Jill Whitman and Parkway West’s Maddy Brown, who finished Nos. 2 and 3 at the Missouri 4A state meet, join the first team after being second-team selections last year. Leading the Boys First Team are two three-time selections in O’Fallon (IL) High’s Patrick Perrier, the Illinois 3A champion, and Marquette’s Noah Kauppila, the Missouri 4A champion. Dorrian Gordan, of O’Fallon (IL), joins the first team after making the second team last year. DeSmet’s Austin Del Rosso returns to the first team for a second straight year, and Festus’ Tyler Gilliam won the Missouri 3A title and helped his team place second overall. The members of the selection panel for the All-Metro Team were Mike Ebert, Marquette High School; Kally Fischer, Eureka High School; Neil James, O’Fallon (IL) High School; Joe Porter, SLUH, Gaylerd Quigley, Nerinx Hall High School; and Dan Sebben, Webster Groves High. 2013 ALL-METRO CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS Girls First Team Hannah Long Jamie Kempfer Jill Whitman Maddy Brown Sara Nicholson Maddie Leigh Sophia Racette

Boys First Team Eureka Festus Cor Jesu Parkway West Lafayette Francis Howell Nerinx Hall

Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr.

Girls Second Team

Patrick Perrier Noah Kauppila Dorrian Gordon Austin Del Rosso Tyler Gilliam Dylan Quisenberry (tie) Michael Karls (tie) Bryden Groves-Scott

O’Fallon (IL) Marquette O’Fallon (IL) DeSmet Festus Lafayette Festus Edwardsville

Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr.

O’Fallon (IL) SLUH Mascoutah Ft Zumwalt East Webster Groves Marquette SLUH

Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr.

Boys Second Team

Sydney Neal O’Fallon (IL) Allison Zobrist Highland Hannah Pierson Marquette Arnica Zitting Francis Howell Anna West Lafayette Andra Staicu Eureka (tie) Katie Anderson Nerinx Hall (tie) Chandler CarreonHolt

Sr. So. So. Sr. So. Fr. Sr. Sr.

Steven Chorma Shayn Jackson Noah Affolder Sean Conlin Tyler Lawson Kevin Ganahl Jack Sullivan

Girls Honorable Mention Savannah Ames Althoff Rachael Yergensen Eureka 6136 Southwest Avenue

Sr. Jr.

St. Louis, MO 63139-2719


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St. Louis Track Club Annual Awards Banquet All SLTC members and their families are welcome and encouraged to attend!

When: Saturday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. Where: Rose of the Hill by Favazza’s 2300 Edwards, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63110 Price: $20 per person Awards to be presented include: SLTC High School All-Metro Teams SLTC Volunteer of the Year SLTC Lifetime Achievement Award Please register online by Saturday, Feb. 15 For questions, contact the SLTC office. Page 9

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Sunny skies for Frostbite #2

Photos by Brent Newman

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December open board meeting SLTC Open Board Meeting Summary of Minutes 12/5/13 Prospective Board Members introduced themselves: Mike Orrico, Brian Kratz, Josh Aranda, Mark Russell, Lennie Ramsey, Ryan Yoch (not present). Voting for 2014-16 board members was made available for anyone who had not already voted. A Frostbite Series update was given by race directors Brian Carter and Bob Chitwood. This is their third year race directing. The races are the same distances and courses this year. They asked for input about cancellations due to bad weather. It was agreed that 5:30 am would be the deadline to notify participants of cancellations/delays in the race through the SLTC website and Facebook page. Frostbite volunteers who serve for 3 outdoor or 4 indoor shifts will receive a free ticket to the banquet and a half-zip shirt Pam Mosca shared a list of achievements for the year: * Hired an Executive Director, Jen Mommens * Frostbite Series (RD: Brian Carter, Bob Chitwood) * Major sponsor of the Cross Country Championships - SLTC Men’s & Women’s Teams placed in their divisions. * SLTC Annual Banquet (EC: Jill Akins) honoring metro area High School Cross Country athletes & our Volunteers; Lifetime Achievement Award (Mike Toolen) & Volunteer of the Year Award (Christy Polk) were both presented. * Road Series (RD: Ian Hardin)

* Pace Series (RD: Don Denham) * Track Series (RD: David James) * Festival of Miles sponsorship * Marathon Training Runs (EC: Ron & Steve) * Half Marathon & 5K Training Program with group runs & weight training * Provided volunteers for the I Love Forest Park 5K * Provided support for the PAL 5K * Clifton Heights 3K (RD: Jill Akins) * Corps of Discovery Trail Run (RD: Mike Orrico, Mike Huelsmann) * Annual St. Louis Half Marathon & 5K benefiting Special Olympics (RD: Rich Anderson) * Marathon Relay (RD: Rae Mohrmann, Paul McGee) * Website Redesign by Ready & Willing will launch soon (EC: Christy Polk, Jen Mommens; Anna Jones) *Team SLTC was created. Other points of discussion: 1. A change of venue for open meetings was discussed. Attendees were in favor of moving the meeting to a restaurant/bar and including a group run. 2. There was discussion on creating the option to make a voluntary donation to Forest Park Forever when renewing/joining as an SLTC member. 3. There was a suggestion to create a SLTC scholarship for student athletes. More research is needed on the subject. 4. Details of the upcoming banquet at Favazza’s Rose of the Hill on February 22 were reviewed.

Member profile: Daniel Gwinn Name: Daniel Gwinn Age: 31 Born in: St. Louis Occupation: Grocery Clerk Why you started running: I began running regularly for cardio, for therapy, and to push myself physically and mentally. Running since: I started running regularly in 2009. SLTC member since: Nov. 13, 2013. How did you learn about the club?: Online, and suggested by an associate at my chiropractor’s office. Mileage: 15 Favorite place to run: Anywhere/everywhere. Proudest performance: The BAJA Half marathon in Festus, Mo., in 2012.

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Join the St. Louis Track Club for its spring series around St. Louis. All races start at 8 a.m. More details to come! •April 27 Queeny •May 18 Rock Spring Park, •May 4 Carondelette O’Fallon IL (TENTATIVE) •May 11 Tower Grove •May 25 Creve Coeur January Sat 11th

Frostbite 5K Jog for James (Facebook: The Frostbite 5K Jog for James )

5K, kids fun run

8am, Coultervile, IL


SLTC Frostbite Series St Louis Running Tour (facebook: St Louis 11th & 12th Running Tour), 15K/3M 8:30am, Visitor’s Center, Forest Park 314.781.3926 8am, Runner fountain at Kiener Plaza, 4.5 miles Downtown St Louis

Sat 18th


Winter Luau 5k & Main Street Mile

9am, Creve Coeur Park, Tremayne Shelter, Maryland Heights, MO 9am, parking by Bottleworks, 5M walk Maplewood, MO 10am, The Loop, Blueberry Hill, 5K, 10K University City, MO 8am, Runner fountain at Kiener Plaza, 4.5 miles Downtown St Louis 8am, Runner fountain at Kiener Plaza, 4.5 miles Downtown St Louis 13.1M/4 M 8:30am, Visitor’s Center, Forest Park 9am-5K, 9:45am-Mile, Lindenwood 5K, 1M Univ, Belleville, IL



Let Me Run Coaches Training

Coach training

WINTER PARK SERIES Walking Ramblers Maplewood walk and lunch

Frozen Buns Run 5K/10K St Louis Running Tour (facebook: St Louis 18th & 19th Running Tour) St Louis Running Tour (facebook: St Louis 25th & 19th Running Tour) Sat 25th

February Sat 1st

Sat 8th

SLTC Frostbite Series

SLTC Frostbite Series and Awards

JCC’s 10th Annual Indoor Triathlon sprint: 400y Swim, 8M bike, 2.5m run long: 750y Swim, 18m Bike, 5m Run Points: 10 minute Swim, 30 minute Bike, 20 minute Run

Sun 9th

JCC’s 10th Annual Indoor Triathlon sprint: 400y Swim, 8M bike, 2.5m run long: 750y Swim, 18m Bike, 5m Run Points: 10 minute Swim, 30 minute Bike, 20 minute Run Walking Ramblers Creve Coeur walk 9 am

20K/5K Sprint, long or points formats

Sprint, long or points formats

9am, Carondelet Park Rec Plex, St Louis Margy Brown, 314.645.1488, 314.781.3926 618-235-3200

9am-12:30pm, The Wilson School, 400 DeMun Ave., Clayton, MO 63105, 8:30am, Visitor’s Center, Forest Park 314.781.3926

2 Millstone Campus Drive St. Louis, MO 63146

314.442.3279 or

2 Millstone Campus Drive St. Louis, MO 63146

314.442.3279 or

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SLTC racing team gearing up for 2014 Team SLTC is a wrap for 2013 and is gearing up for 2014. The final points are tallied for the 2013 Team SLTC standings. Congratulations to top point-earners Karen Hoff, Chris Allen, Mariana Salinas, and Gabriel Sison! All 2013 Team SLTC participants will be honored at the annual banquet on February 22 and prizes and awards will be distributed. It’s simple to be a part of this great group of racers. In fact, if you are an SLTC member, you are already a part of Team SLTC. The only requirement is that you compete a race wearing something that says St Louis Track Club, then report it to Participants earn points based on distance completed, not time or pace, so anyone can participate! Walkers through the race leaders have the same opportunity to earn points. The points you earn through the year will translate to shirts, gear, gift certificates or other great prizes at the end of the season. It’s the beginning of 2014, so let Team SLTC help motivate you to keep your fitness goals throughout the year. Full team details are listed below, or contact the office with questions. •Members must race in a St. Louis Track Club shirt. It can be a T-shirt, singlet, or even an old Track Club race shirt. We just want everyone to know you are represent-

ing the St Louis Track Club! If you don’t already have shirt, we have them for sale in the Track Club office. •Members earn 1 point for every full mile raced. For example, a 5K (3.1 miles) will count as 3 points. Points will accumulate over each calendar year. •Members must submit their results within 2 WEEKS of completing an event. Results must be submitted via email to with the subject Team SLTC. Please include: 1) Your name, 2) Event name, 3) Distance you completed, 4) Date, 5) Link to event/results website. Photos are also encouraged. •Any running or walking race of any distance will be eligible. Only the running portion of a multisport event will count toward point totals. Unofficial fun runs will be excluded. •All St. Louis Track Club events count as DOUBLE points. Also, if you VOLUNTEER at one of these events, you will earn the same double points as if you had raced! Included events are Frostbite Series, Spring through St. Lou, Track Series, Pace Series, Cross Country Kickoff, Corps of Discovery, St Louis Half Marathon and Marathon Relay. The mission of Team SLTC is to encourage all members, regardless of pace or distance, to participate in events as a part of a team.

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