Presidents Communique – Vicky Bonnell

At the start of this year, the Regina Road Runners Executive had high hopes of returning to in-person events. However, we were able to provide just a few in-person opportunities during 2021 – the Boot Race, Regina Beach Trail Run, and the Harvest Moon Run. These were all outside events with fewer numbers, so it was felt that they could be managed, following the guidelines as recommended by the Local Health Medical Officers.

Unfortunately, due to an increase of the COVID variants in the fall, we had to once again pivot for the Flatlanders event. Even though it was an outside event, the Executive felt that it should be held as a virtual event once again, to mitigate risk for its many participants. Thank you to all who registered and those who continued their participation virtually. We heard great stories of your experiences.

Medal and shirt pickup was held at Track and Trail (thank you to Brian Sampson for allowing us to use his location) on October 16th.  By now, all who participated should have received their medal and shirt (if ordered) by pickup, delivery, or mail. If you did not, please let us know.

At our recent Executive meeting, there was much discussion about holding an in-person volunteer appreciation and RRRC member Christmas dinner in a local restaurant. Unfortunately, because we are still in the fourth wave of this pandemic, it was deemed that now is not the time. We will keep monitoring the situation and try for something in the new year, if and when this covid situation settles down.

We will keep you updated on 2022 events. We are all eager to get back to some RRRC in-person fun, friends and fitness events.

With the Christmas season approaching, on behalf of the RRRC Executive, I wish each of you a safe, enjoyable Christmas season and a happy, healthy 2022.


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