RRRC 2017 AGM and other upcoming events


First and foremost, our Annual General Meeting is approaching. It will be March 15 at the Copper Kettle. 5:30 – Cocktails; 6:00 – supper; Meeting to follow. Please RVSP to  Events Coordinator by March 10th
Constitutional Changes
The executive has also identified a number of constitutional changes that they are putting forward to the membership. These changes have been circulated via email to RRRC members. The current constitution is available on the website.
Call for Nominations.
Positions open: President, Secretary (2 yr terms); Events Coordinator (2nd yr of a 2 yr term); Members at Large (3 – 1 year terms). Send nominations to Vicky Bonnell
RRRC memberships lapse on December 31. The 2017 memberships are available now on Race Roster. Please be sure to get your memberships renewed prior to the AGM to be eligible to attend and vote.
Club Trip
Lee Pitzel is following up on a successful club trip in 2016 and organizing the 2017 trip to the Eston River Trek. If you are interested, please contact Lee. Register for the race at the  Eston River Trek website
River Trek is on May 13.
River Trek is an exciting and challenging trek that consists of sections of pavement, gravel roads, hills and cross country trails. The off-road section is about 5 miles (8km) long.
Along the way, you will see vast open plains, old homesteads, landmarks used by the pioneers, the magical prairie sunrise, wagon trails, deep cut and sloping hills that surround you, breathtaking views of the South Saskatchewan River, an abundance of wildlife and natural vegetation, flocks of birds, Indian tipi rings, a bison jump and an awesome sunset to bring you home.
Eston River Trek is divided into seven different events, so runners and walkers of all ages can participate.
40 mile :
-Individual  or
-Team of up to 8
Marathon  42.2
1/2 Marathon
-Individual or
team -2 to 4 people
Golden Trek
4 k walk
Upcoming Events
Wascana Wander – tentatively April 29
Boot Race – May 6
Club Trip – May 12-14
Mountain of Hope – June 17
Regina Beach Trail Race – July
Flatlanders – September 30
Deadfall 50 – October 15
Harvest Moon – TBD
Bitter Breeze – TBD

A fantastic running opportunity…

… in Nova Scotia!

Here’s the situation: Vicky Bonnell and I [Tom Maher] submitted a registration entry to the Cabot Trail Relay Race (CTRR) in the name of the Regina Road Runners, and were lucky (?) enough to make it through the draw. So, basically, we have secured a spot but we need 17 Saskatchewan runners, brave and true, to fill out the relay team. So far we have three.

The entry is $1500 per team, which works out to about $90 each, and includes a shirt, a medal (I presume), and a steak and lobster post race banquet.

There are 17 legs, varying from comparatively flat to downright mountainous and from 12 to 20 km. It’s all run on the highway, and it’s a stage race i.e. each leg has it’s own start time.

The race this year is May 23/24th.  This is the weekend after the long weekend, which is early this year.

Speaking of the Victoria Day long weekend…..Those who prefer to make a trip of this distance only if they can put another marathon notch in their running shoes (and also those with serious lack of judgement issues) will be heartened to know that the ScotiaBank Halifax Bluenose Marathon is May 17th, so it would be possible to run the Bluenose then be a tourist for a week, then enjoy all the benefits of running a challenging piece of the CTRR.

Currently our entry position is in the name of the Regina Road Runners but we can probably change it to some cutsie team name like Wascana Weirdos, or Gopher Glory – something we can discuss if we get a team together. I mean when we get a team together. And it has to be soon.

There are only two teams entered from west of Ontario – us and a team from Alberta. (oh, and one from Brazil, but that’s east). We have to ensure a strong representation from Western Canada! And we have to beat Alberta.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you want to get in on this (probably) once in a lifetime opportunity!!! We’re planning to have a meeting of interested runners the evening of February 4th in some suitable (i.e. alcohol serving) location.

Looking forward to hearing from you by the end of next week (Jan 31).

Contact Tom directly by email.