Happy New Year Runners!
Hope you enjoyed some relaxing time with family during this holiday season. We’ve had some beautiful days to run these past few weeks and I hope you had the time off the take advantage of it. I recently explored the addition to the Little Sugar Creek Greenway from South Blvd/I485 all the way up north to Tyvola Road near Park Road Park. If you haven’t run there, take advantage of this beautiful greenway. In the near future the greenway will continue to go south and connect to McMullen Creek greenway providing us a great running trail from Ballantyne to Uptown. Exciting times ahead.
The new year brings new resolutions, new goals, and it also means membership renewal time for the Charlotte Running Club. Thank you to those who have joined or who have renewed their membership with CRC in 2020. We currently have close to 500 members but we're always looking to add more. Make sure to share the benefits of joining CRC with other runners that you know. The Board is constantly looking for new ways to provide new benefits to your membership.
- We are happy to provide currently over $160 in race discounts which includes 6 Start to Finish races, 8 SISU races, the Wilmington Marathon, RaceFest, and several other local races. You can get these discount codes by logging into our website and visiting CRC Member Race Discounts
- Take advantage of your member discounts with purchases at Omega Sports and the Charlotte Running Company.
- Also we are happy to partner with several other local businesses that you can review on our website.
- Don’t forget all the social events, group trips, pacing teams, and service projects you can take advantage of.
Not bad for a $20 membership!
In order to continue our success as a club, we look to YOU to provide us input. With your membership confirmation, you should have received a membership survey. If you haven’t filled one out, please take 5 minutes and provide us your thoughts on what you want to see out of YOUR club.
Click here for Survey
I hope that many of are signed up for the Winter Classic held Saturday January 25 at McAlpine Creek Park . The Winter Classic is the USATF North Carolina Cross Country Championship. Take advantage of your CRC member discount and sign up for the 8k, 4k, or even both. Another advantage is that you can SLEEP IN….The 4k race starts at 1pm and the 8k at 2pm . Enjoy free pizza afterwards. Regardless if you’re racing or not, come out and see some of the fastest runners in the state. Always a great time! Proceeds from the event go to support Let Me Run, Girls on the Run, and Cross Country for Youth.
Many of you have asked about new CRC merchandise. We have been working with our vendors and hope to have new T-shirts, caps, and water bottles that will be available on sale at the Winter Classic.
Look forward to seeing you a local race, group run, or CRC event.
In great strides,