World Run Day is November 9th
World Run Day, a running
fundraiser that benefits charities worldwide, is November
9th. Coincidentally, that corresponds with the last race in the Fall
Running Series, and so we've linked the two events.
We've chosen the Animal Protective Association of Socorro to be our
charity for the event, and we will be accepting voluntary donations
for them at any time. If possible, bring your donation to the race on
Also, you can register at Active.com
for $12.99 and receive a World Run Day t-shirt.
Final Fall Running Series Race
As mentioned in another article on this page, the last race in the
2003 Fall Running Series, on November 9, is linked with World Run Day, a worldwide day of
running and charity. Register at Active.com
for $12.99 and receive a World Run Day t-shirt. We will also be
accepting voluntary donations for the Animal Protective Association
Prizes go to the overall winners in each of four age groups in both
genders. The series fee is $5 and that'll buy entry into both of the
remaining race and a series T-shirt. All races meet in front of the
EMRTC building (at the rattlesnake sculpture). The final race will
consist of two out-and-back segments, first south from EMRTC, then
north. Download a printable flyer here.
Click here to
see the current standings in the 2003 Fall Running Series.
Owl Bar Run November 21st
The Owl Bar Run, which is about 13 miles from New Mexico Tech to the
Owl Bar in San Antonio, will be held on Friday, November
21st. This is an informal run (or bike) with minimal
support. Stop in at the Tech gym to tell them that you're leaving,
then follow the signs written on the pavement from Tech, down School
of Mines Road, past San Miguel Mission, and down Otero Street to the
Low Flow Channel road. The Tech Gym usually places water at several
locations along the Low Flow Channel road. That road will take you
all the way to Hwy 380 about one mile east of the Owl Bar in San
Antonio. The Owl will give you a free beer (just one!) if you tell
them you've done the Owl Bar Run. Most runners leave around 3PM if
you'd like to run with a group.
Transition Times New Mexico Radio
Our friends at Transition Times New Mexico and Tri-Team Southwest
are starting an Internet radio show on November
9th. Check out the full story at Transition
SSR Sponsors Socorro Balloon Rally
Socorro Striders And Riders is pleased to announce its participation
in the sponsorship of the 2003 Socorro Balloon Rally, to be held on
the weekend of November 29-30. This event also includes Socorro's
favorite parade, the Candy Cane Electric Light parade, and the
posole cookoff. Check out the Chamber of Commerce web page for more details.
Christmas Party December 14th
It's never too early to start thinking about another party! Striders
And Riders will hold their annual Christmas Party at the Perini home
near San Antonio on Sunday, December 14th. Details like
whether the party will be catered, pot luck, or whatever are still
being worked out. We'd like to have a ride or run (or both) in the
early afternoon before the party, so please give us some
Artwork Contests Announced for Triathon and Fat Tire Fiesta
SSR is seeking submissions from area artists for event logo artwork
for its premier events, the Socorro Chile Harvest
Triathlon, and the Socorro Fat Tire
Fiesta. The triathlon, which will be held on August 14, 2004, has
a submission deadline of February 1st; the Fat Tire
Fiesta, which will be held on September 18-19, 2004, has a submission
deadline of April 1st. We will also be considering designs
for custom awards for both events. Contact SSR for more details.
Duke City Results
Cathy and Matt saw a lot of SSR members and other Socorroans while working at the division point of the Duke City Marathon and Half-marathon. Full results are at the event web site; here's a quick recap of the area finishers:
22:39 Jan Thomas(AGE GROUP 1st)
25:08 Brian Pavlina
1:33:27 Steven Montoya
1:46:57 Robert Abernathy
1:50:03 Joseph McMullin
1:59:03 Lawrence Jaksha
2:05:04 Dave Finley
2:09:19 Audrey Hurst
2:15:04 Kevin Wedeward
2:23:24 Steve Tenorio
4:02:30 Jason Wurnig
4:20:33 Juan Alvarado
M Mountain Run Results?
This writer was volunteering at the Duke City Marathon at the time
of the M Mountain Run, and so little is known about who was there
and how it turned out. We do know this: Christian started out strong
and led to near the final climb, but faltered. Laura was the first
female up. Kim took a wrong turn, ended up on a cliff, and lost a
lot of time. Nathan was also one of the first to finish, and we know
Tyler was there, but we're not sure how he finished. Anyway, the
organizers seem to have had it down this time; the BBQ was ready
right away and there was plenty of food, and the return shuttles
were perfect. I can't wait to return next year!
Hash House Harriers Review
The Socorro Hash House Harriers met on Thursday, October
30th, for the first Socorro Halloween Hash. See the Hash
Trash writeup for all the details.
The Socorro Hash House Harriers will meet again on Thursday,
November 20th. Meet at the Socorro Springs Brewing
Company at 6:00PM for a 6:15PM start. This will be a night hash, so
bring a flashlight!
Officer Elections To Be Held In January
The next business meeting of Socorro Striders And Riders will be at
6PM on January 6th, 2004, at the Spoke 'n' Word bike shop
on the Socorro Plaza. The main business will be election of officers
for the 2004 year. The current officers are: President Robert
Abernathy, Vice President Cathy Perini, and Secretary/Treasurer Matt
Perini. Any or all are willing to be replaced. If you'd like bigger
say in the direction this club takes, or in the activities it
promotes, volunteer for a job.
Spring Running Series Announced
SSR will promote its Spring Running Series again in 2004, again with
a handicap format. The plan is for four races starting in January and
occurring every four weeks. Distances will be between 5K and 10K, but
the distance and course won't be announced until the race!
Regular Rides and Runs Around Socorro
These are not SSR-sponsored club events!
- Cycling (Road): MWF 11:30 AM, meet at the IRIS Parking Lot.
- Cycling (MTB): Friday 11:30 AM, meet at the IRIS Parking Lot (not very regular!).
- Running: Sunday social run, meet at Tech pool parking lot, 8AM Sundays .
Like to start a new regular run or ride? Contact SSR to get it listed