by Eric Smith
“Spring is the time of plans and projects” - Leo Tolstoy
I share this quote as it rings so true for almost all of us today. Things are looking promising for the running community with several in-person local and national races scheduled to occur in 2021 and along with this the vaccination rates are increasing at a pace much faster than anyone expected.
This Spring is indeed the time for plans and projects. Making plans to run races and take on new projects to improve mental and physical wellness. The Charlotte Running Club wants to be a resource for both new and seasoned runners by offering opportunities to connect and support one another through social interaction in person and online. We will be hosting multiple in-person events over the summer starting next month with the CRC Dash N Dine at Capishe: Real Italian Kitchen in Dilworth on May 18th. This will be a great opportunity to meet up, run, and support a locally owned establishment that you may not have tried before. As for online support, we have three private Facebook groups based on pace range that serve as a resource to connect with other runners. Please join the Seven Minute Milers, My Pace or Yours, and Dawdling Gazelles groups to ask questions or find a running partner. It’s a fact that the Charlotte running community is very strong, with dozens of run clubs meeting on a weekly basis and multiple options for anyone who wants to receive guidance from Coaches who have competed at elite levels. CRC will continue to seek new ways to help runners connect.
If you are interested in becoming more involved in the Charlotte running community, we are seeking individuals who want to join the CRC Board this July. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be a nominee as the vote will occur this June. Also, if you have any questions regarding what to expect by serving on the Board, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at the same e-mail address above.