E-news Sept. 13, 2011
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The Women's Half Marathon is open to all!
The Women's Half Marathon is open to all!

Good afternoon, runners! Several of you have been busy answering the call for race reports, so thanks for the updates and for doing our club proud in the running and multisport worlds!


*Walkers - need a buddy?
I have a friend who is just getting back into exercising after a long layoff (and a recent knee replacement). She needs the motivation, commitment, and support a walking buddy (or buddies) would give her. She lives in Anniston and would love to join/start a group of walker-friendly people who want to get in better shape and enjoy the camaraderie of friends sharing a common goal. If you or someone you know is interested, just email me at:  brookenelson@amcvets.com   Also, please post the days/times that are best for you. Thanks!

*Since the 4 yr Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) for the MPO is complete, I will be attempting to update its accompanying Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan for the urbanized area (Jacksonville, Weaver, Anniston, Oxford, Hobson City, Saks, Lenlock, Alexandria and portions of the County immediately adjacent to these areas).  Our current Bicycle/Ped plan was adopted in Nov. 2003 so it’s getting a little old and several projects in it have been completed. 

Several of you participated in the advisory committee for the 2003 plan so I am contacting you once again.   If you know of others who would like to be involved please send a name, address and # so I can contact them.   We need representation from a cross section of the community so, any one of any age and any gender may participate as long as they reside in the urban portion of Calhoun County .    If you would like someone else to represent your issues or agencies please send the appropriate information. 
Our current plan can be viewed at:  http://www.earpdc.org/pages/?pageID=27  scroll down about half the page and click on the Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan highlighted in blue.
This update will take several months and the advisory committee will need to meet a few times.  Of course, this plan must focus on projects which improve bicycle and pedestrian transportation for example; sidewalk improvements, connections to or extensions of the Chief, bicycle lanes where feasible, bicycle parking racks, bicycle safety education, StR signs, etc.   Sorry, no off-road mountain bicycling or round walking track projects can be considered.  However, on street improvements or connections to/from them might be.
Today, I am updating my email and mailing address lists and I hope to have our first meeting within the next several weeks.
Thank you,
Jack Plunk, MCRP



Anniston, Al has been chosen to host the 2011 Alabama State Cyclocross Championships. The race will be held Saturday November 19th at the Woodland Park Softball Complex. The race is also race number 5 of the 10 race BamaCross Series. Please come out and help support this event.

Let Wig (Patrick Wigley, owner of Wig's Wheels and sponsor of ARC) know if you can help with the event. If you've never watched or participated in Cyclo-Cross (CX), you are in for a treat!


*Runners... The XTERRA Alabama Cheaha State Park 10K Trail Run is September 17th, 2011 / First Race of a 3 Race Series! On-Line Registration Closes Sept 15th http://www.active.com/running/ delta-al/xterra-cheaha-state-p ark-trail-run-2011 we will be taking race day registrations! Your registration includes Dri Fit Shirt, Custom XTERRA Alabama Pint Glass, Chip Timing... Alabama Outdoors will be on hand giving away FREE Raffle Prizes (5 Free Pairs of Trail Running Shoes will be given away)!

Thanks, Tim

Run Away from Domestic Violence

8K Run & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Hoover, AL

October 22, 2011 ~ 8:00am       runawayrace.com



Register and Save $15 on The Women's Half Marathon Nashville, TN on September 24, 2011
Don't miss out on this spectacular women's event. Grab your girlfriends for an unforgettable weekend in the Music City. The custom finisher's medal, designer goodie bag, cookie cafe and much, much more make this Half Marathon & 5K a spectacular event.
    All half-marathon finishers will receive the legendary 2-in-1 Medal & Charm!

Registration is approaching a sell out so sign up today!
Get $15 off your half marathon registration with coupon code WHMNASH15 (Case Sensitive) when you register online at Active.com.

Learn more at womenshalfmarathon.com.

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