YES, I’M SHOUTING!
RACE DATE IS October 7!!!
AND I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!
And the price on opening day? ONCE AGAIN IT’S JUST $50!!! Yes! Just! Fifty! Bucks!
Some races charge you $30 just for a picture! Ha! That’s why some races suck! But we give you the race, the food, the shirt, the medals and the photos all for $50! And me! You get me! Whether you like it or not!
Is NewRo Runners an awesome race club, or what!?!
So now and forever more, October 7, 2018 will join other great October 7’s in history:
1714 People riot due to beer tax in Alkmaar, Netherlands
1806 Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgwood
1952 First “Bandstand” broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV
1975 US decides John Lennon won’t be deported due to UK pot conviction
1982 Musical “Cats” opens at Winter Garden Theater on Broadway NYC and runs for nearly 18 years
2003 Gray Davis is recalled and Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor of California.
2018 Paine to Pain!!!
With that in mind, we have three pieces of news!!!
1. Registration is now open! For one of the great trail races not just in this area, but in the whole country! In fact, the whole planet! About 90% of this course is in the cool shade of the trees, just four short train stops from midtown Manhattan!
Is the race any damn good? In my completely unbiased opinion as race founder/director/grand poobah, it’s an even better run than Pam Anderson in slow motion on Baywatch. Yes, it’s that good! Even Mrs. Poobah agrees!
Or read the two-page spread on the race in Trail Runner Magazine. Uh, huh. That’s right. National press, baby. We baaad! And not in a creepy, Michael Jackson kinda way.
2. We now have a free training program for half marathon rookies, courtesy of Podium Training Systems. Its head honcho, Dave Burgess, is a certified level 2 USA Triathlon coach who knows a thing or two about these trails since he used to live here, trained on them and is a P2P alumnus. And if you’re a seasoned runner looking to improve yourself, he’s got plans for you too! Head over to Podium Training for Paine to Pain for all the details on the free beginner program, or the advanced training plan!
3. Paine to Pain is now part of the Trail Mix Series!! Read all about it at that link and check out the other great trail races in the Westchester and southern Connecticut area:
April 22 – Leatherman’s Loop (lottery)
June 3 – A Mild Sprain (register)
September 16 – Where the Pavement Ends (register)
September 30 – Sarah Bishop Bushwhack (register)
(Bushwack? Damn, that’s good. Why didn’t I think of that?)
October 22 – Run The Farm (register)
November 11– Raven Rocks Run (register)
Can I get a Hallelujah?
And thank you once again to last year’s top tier sponsors: