Greetings CRC Members
Lots of things have changed since I wrote to you last. I hope that you and your families are keeping safe.
I know that many of you have been inconvenienced with cancelled races and group runs. We have cancelled all CRC group events including our new monthly free 5k and our upcoming birthday party in May. We hope to have these events soon but only when it is deemed safe. Remember these are short term inconveniences. Before long we will be back to normal. In the meantime whether you or your loved one’s job or business has been affected, or worse have caught COVID-19, our hearts and prayers go to those who have been severely impacted by this virus. And we also thank all those who risk their lives in the front line.
In the meantime as runners we must do our part to flatten the curve. We know the Stay at Home allows us to enjoy outdoor activities such as running as long as we abide by the social distancing rules. But keep in mind the absolute safest way to run, is to run solo. And if you must, run with someone you are living with or are already in frequent contact with. Also when choosing where to run, chose the less congested location. Due to families getting stir crazy staying at home, our parks and greenways have been unusually crowded. I love running these locations but until things get normal you may want to consider other locations. While our local running stores are closed for in-person visits, you can still order online or via phone. Most of them have options where you can have your merchandise delivered right to your door. Please support these local businesses.
To keep engaged with the running community, we plan to have some virtual races and challenges. Be on the lookout for those details in our social media outlets. Also if you haven’t done so already, sign up for the Co-Runna challenge at https://www.strava.com/clubs/CltRunnersUnited. As a Charlotte running community, let’s come together and reach the 70,400 goal in 8 weeks. At the end of two weeks, we’ve gotten a great start. Already over 20,000 miles.
I can’t wait to see and run with you on the roads or trails. In the meantime, stay positive and please be safe. This too shall pass!
In great strides,