It's heating up around here. Well, not so much this week, but it'll heat up again soon. I bet it'll be 90 degrees with 87% humidity at the next GPS series race. Oh, you know if we can't race in snow and ice we damn well better race in excruciating heat and humidity. The Father's Day 5k is the third race in our Grand Prix Series and will be held the weekend before Father's Day on June 14th at the NCR Trail. We're still not sure why we're calling it the Father's Day 5k this year and holding it a weekend prior, but just play along. We're in need of a few volunteers to help out race day. If you're not racing and want to help out your local running club, email race director Stephan Herman. If you plan to run, make sure you RSVP on Facebook.
With the start of summer comes our annual Summer Track Series held at Goucher College. The first of three track meets will take place on the 24th at 6:30pm and registration is free. Bring the family too - I hear there's rumor of snowcones for the kids. For the full list of events, check the events page at brrc.com.
Don't forget about the BRRC Family Picnic and Awards Presentation on the 28th. The club is providing the catering and would like to know how many guests to expect so that we can be sure to accommodate everyone. If you're planning on attending, please take a minute and fill out the RSVP form on our website. We'd appreciate it if each family would bring an appetizer, salad or dessert to share too - it makes it more fun that way.
Every year at our annual summer picnic, we invite the recipients of BRRC's Charlie Reynolds Memorial Scholarship to attend. In May, our scholarship committee reviewed a great deal of applications and awarded scholarships to four graduating high school seniors in Baltimore. Our recipients this year are Julia Ciattei (Perry Hall), Katrina Hrabinski (Mount de Sales Academy), Frances Akwuole (Parkville) and Michael Wegner (Loyola). Each will receive a $3000 scholarship from BRRC. I'd like to personally thank the hard work from our committee - and I'd especially like to thank committee chair Gene Grady. He put in a lot of time into this undertaking.
My father-in-law is the Member of the Month. He's been a part of the club since damn near its inception in '71. When you have a minute, go take a gander at Miss June. We're always looking for a member of the month. If you have a suggestion on a member you'd like to see featured, drop me a line.
Or write me if you have an observation, a thought, want to get involved or want to check in on how my foot is healing up. It's just peachy, thanks for asking.
Thanks for being a part of BRRC. I'll see you on the 14th.