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The Week Ahead (January 13th - 19th, 2014)

Happy, sunny Monday! Here is your weekly source of all things Frontrunners coming in the days ahead! Special news and events are at the beginning of this post, and regular/reoccurring events are on the lower half.

*Please note that we are having a grace period between now and February 1st where you will still receive weekly emails from FrontRunners if you registered for the 2013 Year. This correspondence will cut off, in addition to all of your member privileges, on February 1st, unless you have renewed or joined on for the 2014 year. Because we will be sending messages to members from both 2013 and 2014, some members will receive the same email twice during this period. This period will not last long, so we thank you for your patience and look forward to amazing year!

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

Pride Run Meeting: Monday, January 13th @ 6:30 p.m. (18:30), 4096 17th Street #112 – Join us for another Pride Run meeting! We are into full planning mode now and need your help to make this year’s Pride Run a success! And, as always, free food will be provided (yay!). Full details here (link).

Board Meeting: Monday, January 13th @ 7:30 p.m. (19:30) – The 2014 Board will be holding their monthly meeting to discuss all things FrontRunners. Have feedback or ideas? Send them to board@sffr.org and they will happily discuss!

Celebration of Life for Tom Pait & Paul Williams: Sunday, January 26 @ 3-5 p.m. (15:00-17:00), Bob & Chris’s house, 415 Hill Street, SF, CA 94114 – Please attend a memorial to celebrate the lives of two long time front runners.

KP SF Half Marathon & 5K Water Station: Sunday, February 2 @ early, Golden Gate Park – Help the club raise funds with this annual community service event. Mark your calendars.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Register for the 2014 Year!Registration for the 2014 year is now live on our website (link). Simply follow the registration link next to the giant “Register” arrow on our homepage and sign on for another exciting year! If you do not renew your membership by February 1st, your previous member access, benefits, and weekly emails will be cut off, so make sure to renew soon!

2014 Pride Run Logo CompetitionWe need your help to make the Pride Run a success! We are looking for a logo for the 35th Annual Pride Run, and need all logo submissions by January 31st, 2014. The winning design will be featured on our promotional materials and race garment/bag. Send all submissions to president@sffr.org and racedirector@sfpriderun.org

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BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

The following SF FrontRunners have birthdays this week: Bryant Kong (January 15), Howard Rubin (January 15). Happy Birthday!

REGULAR EVENTS THIS WEEK

Tuesday Evening Walks/Runs @ 6:30 p.m. (18:30), Ferry Building – Meet at the Ferry Building for a 1-2 mile, 3 mile (5K), 4 mile (6.5K), 5 mile (8K), or hill run along Embarcadero. We typically grab dinner afterwards.

Wednesday Evening SF Track & Field Club Training @ 6:00 p.m. (18:00), McAteer High School, 555 Portola Drive – You can park on O’Shaughnessy Blvd. Bring layers, as it’s usually cold out there in the evenings. To participate in interval training and learn more details about their weekly workout, contact Bob at callori@comcast.net. See you there!

Thursday Evening Run @ 6:30 p.m. (18:00), Fitness SF Meet in the Castro for a run that will range from 3-5 miles (depending on the week/course).

Saturday Morning Walk/Run @ 9:00 a.m., Stow Lake Boathouse Meet at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park for a 1, 2, 3 (5K), 4 (6.5K), 5 (8K) mile run/walk, as well as a cross training option that meets immediately after First Circle to go over the routine for that day. We then head to the many brunch options in the area, so ask around to see where people are going.

Sunday Long Run @ 10:00 a.m., Fitness SF – Meet in the Castro for a long run (70 to 100 minutes total, depending on the week). We typically grab brunch afterwards.

Sunday SF Track & Field Club Interval Training @ 10:00 a.m., SFSU Cox Stadium – Meet for dynamic stretching and short, efficient workouts to improve speed and endurance. Go to the SF Track & Field workouts page (link) for more info.

Enjoy your week and see you at the runs/walks and events!

Weekly Recap (January 4th - 10th, 2014)

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Welcome to the weekend, and just in time for a special Bagel Brunch where we get to hear from all of our 2014 Pride Run Beneficiary Nominees! Here is your dose of weekly recap!

This last week we continued registration for 2014 membership, searched for logo designs for the 2014 Pride Run, enjoyed January Movie Night, welcomed newcomers to our monthly Newcomers and Women’s Outreach Day, held a special retro run to kick off our 40th year, continued interval training with the SF Track & Field Club, and continued our Thursday Evening runs… all in addition to our usual runs/walks!

*Please note that we are having a grace period between now and February 1st where you will still receive weekly emails from FrontRunners if you registered for the 2013 Year. This correspondence will cut off, in addition to all of your member privileges, on February 1st, unless you have renewed or joined on for the 2014 year. Because we will be sending messages to members from both 2013 and 2014, some members will receive the same email twice during this period. This period will not last long, so we thank you for your patience and look forward to amazing year!

NEWS

January Movie Night!: Last Friday, Joe DeLeonardo hosted an awesome movie night. We enjoyed great food, company, and the movie, Captain America. A big thanks to Joe for hosting and to everyone who made it out! If you are interested in hosting a movie night, send an email to president@sffr.org or talk to any board member during a weekly walk/run.

SFFR 40th Anniversary Run: On Sunday, we headed to the South Windmill in Golden Gate Park for a throwback run in honor of our 40 years as a club. We donned our new and old SFFR running gear for a 5-mile run through the park!

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A big thanks to everyone who made it out to help celebrate the start of our 40th year!

Thursday Evening Runs Continue: Our regular Thursday Evening run in the Castro continued at 6:30PM as usual. This time, we ran up the wiggle and into the panhandle. Our Thursday runs, while still small, have a great percentage of newcomers checking out the club, so join in on the fun and help the, feel welcome. We also now have glow sticks that double our safety and coolness factors (hell yes, neon run!), so head over to Fitness SF every Thursday and try out the run!

UPCOMING EVENTS

We have some important upcoming events and reminders!

Bagel Brunch with Pride Run Beneficiary Nominee Speeches

Saturday, January 11, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m. Tomorrow (Saturday) will be our first Bagel Brunch of the year! Steve Benne of Molto Benne Catering (link) will provide a delicious array of food at only $7 per person. We will also be hearing from all of our 2014 Pride Run Beneficiary Nominees, so make sure to stick around for the speeches after 10:00AM.

Pride Run Meeting

Monday, January 13, 2014 @ 6:30 p.m. Join us at Joe DeLeonardo’s house on Monday for a Pride Run Meeting. Share your ideas, offer to help, and soak up all the other cool info during the meeting. Full info here (link).

2014 Board Meeting

Monday, January 13, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m. The 2014 Board will also be meeting Monday for their monthly meeting to discuss all things FrontRunners. We they welcome your feedback and ideas, so send anything and everything to board@sffr.org and they will happily discuss!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Register for the 2014 Year!: Registration for the 2014 year is now live on our website (link). Simply follow the registration link next to the giant “Register” arrow on our homepage and sign on for another exciting year!

2014 Pride Run - Logo Competition: We need your help to make the Pride Run a success! We are looking for a logo for the 35th Annual Pride Run, and need all logo submissions by January 31st, 2014. The winning design will be featured on our promotional materials and race garment/bag. Send all submissions to president@sffr.org and racedirector@sfpriderun.org

EXTRA TIDBITS

Some sad news: Many of you may have already heard, but we lost 2 FrontRunners over the past couple of weeks. Paul Williams and Tom Pait both passed away. They were dedicated, long-time members of the club, even if they hadn’t been in recent years.

That covers it for this last week.

Enjoy your weekend and see you at the runs, walks, and events!

Jan 6

The Week Ahead (January 6th - 12th, 2014)

Welcome back from the weekend! Here is your weekly source of all things Frontrunners coming in the days ahead! Special news and events are at the beginning of this post, and regular/reoccurring events are on the lower half.

*Please note that we are having a grace period between now and February 1st where you will still receive weekly emails from FrontRunners if you registered for the 2013 Year. This correspondence will cut off, in addition to all of your member privileges, on February 1st, unless you have renewed or joined on for the 2014 year. Because we will be sending messages to members from both 2013 and 2014, some members will receive the same email twice during this period. This period will not last long, so we thank you for your patience and look forward to amazing year!

SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK

January Bagel Brunch and 2014 Pride Run Beneficiary Nominee Speeches - Saturday, January 11th @ 10:00 a.m. - Stow Lake Picnic Area, Golden Gate Park: Join us after our Saturday Walks/Runs for Bagel Brunch! Steve Benne of Molto Benne Catering (link) will once again offer a delicious array of food for $7 per person. We will also be hearing from our 2014 Pride Run Beneficiary Nominees, so make sure to stick around and hear each one. See you there!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Register for the 2014 Year!Registration for the 2014 year is now live on our website (link). Simply follow the registration link next to the giant “Register” arrow on our homepage and sign on for another exciting year!

2014 Pride Run - Logo Competition: We need your help to make the Pride Run a success! We are looking for a logo for the 35th Annual Pride Run, and need all logo submissions by January 31st, 2014. The winning design will be featured on our promotional materials and race garment/bag. Send all submissions to president@sffr.org and racedirector@sfpriderun.org

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

The following SF FrontRunners have birthdays this week: Chuck Louden (January 7), Michael Hansen (January 8), Cleo Home (January 12), Travis Bernard (January 12). Happy Birthday!

REGULAR EVENTS THIS WEEK

Tuesday Evening Walks/Runs - 6:30 p.m.: Meet at the Ferry Building for a 1-2 mile, 3 mile (5K), 4 mile (6.5K), 5 mile (8K), or hill run along Embarcadero. We typically grab dinner afterwards.

Wednesday Evening SF Track & Field Club Training - 6:00 p.m.: Meet at McAteer High school, located at 555 Portola Drive. You can park on O’Shaughnessy Blvd. Bring layers, as it’s usually cold out there in the evenings. To participate in interval training and learn more details about their weekly workout, contact Bob at callori@comcast.net. See you there!

Thursday Evening Run – 6:30 p.m.: Meet at Fitness SF (Market and Noe) in the Castro for a run that will range from 3-5 miles (depending on the week/course).

Saturday Morning Walk/Run @ 9:00 a.m.: Meet at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park for a 1, 2, 3 (5K), 4 (6.5K), 5 (8K) mile run/walk, as well as a cross training option that meets immediately after First Circle to go over the routine for that day. We then skip our regular brunches and instead have Bagel Brunch in the park at 10:00AM (see above).

Sunday Long Run @ 10:00 a.m. - Meet at Fitness SF (formerly Gold’s Gym) in the Castro for a long run (70 to 100 minutes total, depending on the week). We typically grab brunch afterwards.

Sunday SF Track & Field Club Interval Training - 10:00AM: Meet at SFSU Cox Stadium for dynamic stretching and short, efficient workouts to improve speed and endurance. Go to the SF Track & Field workouts page (link) for more info.

Enjoy your week and see you at the runs/walks and events!

Jan 3

Weekly Recap (December 28th, 2013 - January 3rd, 2014)

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Happy 2014! Make sure you head to the first Saturday run of the year to help the new board feel welcome. Here is your dose of weekly recap!

This last week we continued registration for 2014 membership, searched for nominees and logo designs for the 2014 Pride Run, continued interval training with the SF Track & Field Club, celebrated the new year with SFFR at the New Year’s Run and Waffle Breakfast, and continued our Thursday Evening runs… all in addition to our usual runs/walks!

NEWS

2014 SFFR New Year’s Day Run and Waffle Breakfast!: On Wednesday, Our new 2014 board put on the first event of the year: The New Year’s Day Run and Waffle Breakfast!

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There was a great turnout for people at the run across the Golden Gate Bridge, and the weather was fantastic!

We then headed over to Bob’s and Chris’ place for the Waffle Breakfast. People signed up for 2014 membership, enjoyed delicious food and drink, and got a friendly welcome from the new board.

A huge thanks to Bob and Chris for once again offering their home and time to the event, and to everyone who helped organize, set up, and clean up!

Thursday Evening Runs Continue: Our regular Thursday Evening run in the Castro continued at 6:30PM as usual. We ran a 3-4 mile course around Castro, Duboce Park, and Dolores Park. We also now have glow sticks that double our safety and coolness factors (hell yes, neon run!), so head over to Fitness SF every Thursday and try out the run!

UPCOMING EVENTS

We have some important upcoming events and reminders!

January Movie Night: Tonight (Friday) is January Movie Night! Joe DeLeonardo will be hosting and the movie will be Captain America. Head here for all the info (link). Cost will be $5 per person and it’s BYOB. See you there!

Newcomers and Women’s Outreach Day: Tomorrow (Saturday) is Newcomers and Women’s Outreach Day. Invite newbies along to check out the club, and help make them feel welcome.

40th Anniversary Run: On Sunday, we will have the first of many SFFR 40th Anniversary celebrations with a retro run starting at the South Windmill in Golden Gate Park at 10:00AM. Make sure to wear your SFFR swag. Full details here (link). Hope you can make it!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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*Register for the 2014 Year!: Registration for the 2014 year is now live on our website (link). Simply follow the registration link next to the giant “Register” arrow on our homepage and sign on for another exciting year!

Interval Training with SF Track & Field Club Continues and they have a new website!: SF Track and Field Club has redesigned their website, so check it out: www.sftrackandfield.com. If you do not plan to attend the special SF FrontRunners run at Golden Gate park this Sunday, you might want to start your new year by attending practice at SFSU Cox Stadium at 10am for some stretching and interval workouts as demonstrated by Coach Chris Goodwin who is doing a body twist in the photo below.

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Other exercises will include split and prisoner squats, flings, wide outs, full superman, roll overs, scorpion, iron cross…and more. Well you get the picture, lots of stretches to keep your body toned. Remember that the Gay games sports fee will increase $10 after Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014. Questions about track? Contact Bob at callori@comcast.net

EXTRA TIDBITS

Tuesday Evening Runs Resume: The holidays are over! Head to the Ferry Building every Tuesday evening at 6:30 for a 1-2 walk or 3-5 mile run, usually followed by dinner!

That covers it for this last week.

Enjoy your weekend and see you at the runs, walks, and events!

The Week Ahead (December 30th, 2013 - January 5th, 2014)

A special, New Year’s edition of the Week Ahead! Here is your weekly source of all things Frontrunners coming in the days ahead! Special news and events are at the beginning of this post, and regular/reoccurring events are on the lower half.

Special Events/News This Week:

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*Register for the 2014 Year!: Registration for the 2014 year is now live on our website (link). Simply follow the registration link next to the giant “Register” arrow on our homepage and sign on for another exciting year!

*2014 Pride Run - Beneficiary Nominees and Logo Competition: We need your help to make the Pride Run a success! We are now taking nominees for the 2014 beneficiary. The deadline to submit a nominee is January 1st, 2014. If you have any nominees in mind, send them (and links to websites) to president@sffr.org and racedirector@sfpriderun.org … We are also looking for a logo for the 35th Annual Pride Run, and need all logo submissions by January 31st, 2014. The winning design will be featured on our promotional materials and race garment/bag.

-SFFR New Year’s Day Run and Brunch! - Wednesday, January 1st - Golden Gate Bridge and then 415 Hill Street - 10:00AM and 11:00AM: Join SF FrontRunners for our first event of the year! Head to Golden Gate Bridge at 10:00AM for a run across the bridge. We’ll then head to Bob’s and Chris’ house at 11:00AM for a delicious brunch. The brunch is free to all members registered for 2014 and $5 for everyone else. You can also register at the brunch, and sign on for another amazing year! Details on the run here (link), and the brunch here (link).

-January Movie Night: Captain America - Friday, January 3rd - 4096 17th Street #112 - 7:00PM: Joe DeLeonardo is hosting our first movie night of the year! Head over at 7PM for food and then the movie at 8PM. Cost is $5 per person to help cover the food costs. Also BYOB. Please RSVP to Joe in advance so he knows how much food to get. Full details, including how to RSVP, here (link).

-Newcomers and Women’s Outreach Day - Saturday, January 4th - Stow Lake Area - 9:00AM: The first Saturday of every month is Newcomers and Women’s Outreach Day! Invite newbies along to check us out, or do your part to make newcomers feel welcome by getting to know them or inviting them to one of the many brunches.

-SFFR 40th Anniversary Run - Sunday, January 5th - South Windmill (Murphy Windmill) in Golden Gate Park - 10:00AM: We’ll be skipping our usual Sunday Long Runs for a retro course from earlier in our club’s history.

Meet in front of the South Windmill at 10:00AM for a 5-mile in the park. Full details here (link). Wear some SFFR gear as well, whether it be the swanky new uniforms, or anything from past years!

Birthdays this Week: The following SF FrontRunners have birthdays this week: Randy Miller (December 31), Kirk Hamlin (January 2). Happy Birthday!

Regular Events This Week:

-Tuesday Evening Walks/Runs - CANCELLED DUE TO HOLIDAYS. Tuesday runs/walks will resume in January.

-Wednesday Evening SF Track & Field Club Training - CANCELLED DUE TO HOLIDAYS.

-Thursday Evening Run - 6:30PM: Meet at Fitness SF (Market and Noe) in the Castro for a run that will range from 3-5 miles (depending on the week/course).

-Saturday Morning Walk/Run - 9:00AM: Meet at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park for a 1, 2, 3 (5K), 4 (6.5K), 5 (8K) mile run/walk, as well as a cross training option that meets immediately after First Circle to go over the routine for that day. We then head to the many brunch options around the area, as ask around to see who is going where.

-Sunday Long Run - CANCELLED DUE TO 40th ANNIVERSARY RUN (See Above).

-Sunday SF Track & Field Club Interval Training - 10:00AM: Meet at SFSU Cox Stadium for dynamic stretching and short, efficient workouts to improve speed and endurance. Go to the SF Track & Field workouts page (link) for more info.

Enjoy your week and see you at the runs/walks and events!

Weekly Recap (December 21st - 27th, 2013)

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We have come to the last Weekly Recap of 2013! It’s been an amazing 2 years doing the Recap and Week Ahead posts, so thank you for reading them (some of you at least) and putting up with the typos! Not sure what emails/posts you will get in 2014 but they will be fantastic! Here is your dose of weekly recap!

This last week we continued registration for 2014 membership, searched for nominees and logo designs for the 2014 Pride Run, enjoyed a delicious bagel brunch and wonderful massages, continued interval training with the SF Track & Field Club, ran  the Christmas Day run, and continued our Thursday Evening runs… all in addition to our usual runs/walks!

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*Register for the 2014 Year!: Registration for the 2014 year is now live on our website (link). Simply follow the registration link next to the giant “Register” arrow on our homepage and sign on for another exciting year!

*2014 Pride Run - Beneficiary Nominees and Logo Competition: We need your help to make the Pride Run a success! We are now taking nominees for the 2014 beneficiary. The deadline to submit a nominee is January 1st, 2014. If you have any nominees in mind, send them (and links to websites) to president@sffr.org and racedirector@sfpriderun.org … We are also looking for a logo for the 35th Annual Pride Run, and need all logo submissions by January 31st, 2014. The winning design will be featured on our promotional materials and race garment/bag.

*SFFR 40th Anniversary Run: On the first Sunday of January (5th), we will skip our usual Sunday Long Run and instead have a special throw-back run to begin the celebration of our 40 years as San Francisco FrontRunners! For info on the event, head here (link).

*SFFR Club Survey: Our incoming board sent all members a survey about possible changes and events for next year. Please take the time to voice your thoughts by filling it out. You can also nominate a beneficiary for the 2014 Pride Run in the survey. If you did not receive the survey, check your junk email folder, or send an email to president@sffr.org

December Bagel Brunch and Massages!: Last Saturday, we enjoyed another delicious Bagel Brunch put on by Steve Benne of Molto Benne Catering (link). We also had our fantastic club sponsor, Body Awakening: Wellness Arts (link), offering complimentary massages and letting us know about some upcoming specials. A huge thanks to Steve and Body Awakening for their continued support and time, and to everyone who made it out!

Interval Training with SF Track & Field Club Continues: Sunday’s track practice at SFSU Cox Stadium at 9:00AM will continue into the New Year and will be filled with more exciting interval training routines: Frankenstein, Pinocchio, Fire Hydrant, Spiderman, Rollover’s, and more!

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To learn more about these crazy stretches and leg lifts, join SF Track and Field’s weekly workout. Contact Bob at callori@comcast.net

2013 SFFR Christmas Day Run: On Wednesday, Bob and Jeff lead the annual Christmas Day Run.

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It was a beautiful warm day for the Christmas run. Judith and Gary ran 5 miles to the ocean.

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Others did the trail run.

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Judith is moving to Washington, D.C. at the end of the month for a new tour guide job. We will miss her very much, but wish her the best of luck, and hope she can visit soon!

Thursday Evening Runs Continue!: Many of you don’t know, but we have a regular Thursday Evening run in the Castro at 6:30PM. The courses range from 3-5 miles and are relatively flat, unless you want to run up hills. We also now have glow sticks that double our safety and coolness factors (hell yes, neon run!), so head over to Fitness SF every Thursday and try out the run!

Upcoming Reminders: Kinsey Sicks event, New Year’s Day Run and Brunch, and January Movie Night!:

We have some important upcoming events and reminders!

Tomorrow (December 28th), We will head to the Castro Theater for an evening with the Kinsey Sicks! Full details, including how to get tickets, here (link). Hope you can make it!

On New Year’s Day, we will have our annual run across the Golden Gate Bridge, followed by a delicious brunch at Bob’s and Chris’ house! It’s the perfect way to ring in the new year. You will also be able to sign up/renew your SFFR membership during the brunch. Full info on the run here (link) and the brunch here (link). See you there!

Finally, next Friday is January Movie Night. Joe DeLeonardo will be hosting and the movie will be Captain America. Head here for all the info (link).

Extra Tidbits:

Our Tuesday Evening Runs will be cancelled for the 1 remaining week of 2013 due to the holidays. They will resume in January.

That covers it for this last week.

Enjoy your weekend and see you at the runs, walks, and events!

The Week Ahead (December 23rd - 29th, 2013)

Happy Holidays! Hopefully you have some fun times planned, or at least some nice time to relax. Here is your weekly source of all things Frontrunners coming in the days ahead! Special news and events are at the beginning of this post, and regular/reoccurring events are on the lower half.

Special Events/News This Week:

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*Register for the 2014 Year!: Registration for the 2014 year is now live on our website (link). Simply follow the registration link next to the giant “Register” arrow on our homepage and sign on for another exciting year!

*2014 Pride Run - Beneficiary Nominees and Logo Competition: We need your help to make the Pride Run a success! We are now taking nominees for the 2014 beneficiary. The deadline to submit a nominee is January 1st, 2014. If you have any nominees in mind, send them (and links to websites) to president@sffr.org and racedirector@sfpriderun.org … We are also looking for a logo for the 35th Annual Pride Run, and need all logo submissions by January 31st, 2014. The winning design will be featured on our promotional materials and race garment/bag.

*SFFR 40th Anniversary Run: On the first Sunday of January (5th), we will skip our usual Sunday Long Run and instead have a special throw-back run to begin the celebration of our 40 years as San Francisco FrontRunners! For info on the event, head here (link).

*SFFR Club Survey: Our incoming board sent all members a survey about possible changes and events for next year. Please take the time to voice your thoughts by filling it out. You can also nominate a beneficiary for the 2014 Pride Run in the survey. If you did not receive the survey, check your junk email folder, or send an email to president@sffr.org

-Christmas Day Run! - Wednesday, December 25th - McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park (Oak/Fell at Stanyan) - 10:00AM: Bob and Jeff are hosting our annual Christmas Day Run! Meet in front of the McLaren Lodge at 10:00AM for a 3-5 mile run. Hope you can make it!

-SFFR Evening with the Kinsey Sicks - Saturday, December 28th - Castro Theater - 8:00PM: Join your fellow SFFR members for an evening with the Kinsey Sicks! Full details, including how to purchase tickets, here (link). See you there!

Birthdays this Week: The following SF FrontRunners have birthdays this week: Gary Riley (December 25), Jim Oakley (December 26), Michelangelo Apodaca (December 27), Jason Hemp (December 29). Happy Birthday!

Regular Events This Week:

-Tuesday Evening Walks/Runs - CANCELLED DUE TO HOLIDAYS. Tuesday runs/walks will resume in January.

-Wednesday Evening SF Track & Field Club Training - CANCELLED DUE TO HOLIDAYS.

-Thursday Evening Run - 6:30PM: Meet at Fitness SF (Market and Noe) in the Castro for a run that will range from 3-5 miles (depending on the week/course).

-Saturday Morning Walk/Run - 9:00AM: Meet at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park for a 1, 2, 3 (5K), 4 (6.5K), 5 (8K) mile run/walk, as well as a cross training option that meets immediately after First Circle to go over the routine for that day. We then head to the many brunch options around the area, as ask around to see who is going where.

-Sunday Long Run - Meet at Fitness SF (formerly Gold’s Gym) in the Castro for a long run (70 to 100 minutes total, depending on the week). We typically grab brunch afterwards.

-Sunday SF Track & Field Club Interval Training - 10:00AM: Meet at SFSU Cox Stadium for dynamic stretching and short, efficient workouts to improve speed and endurance. Go to the SF Track & Field workouts page (link) for more info.

Enjoy your week and see you at the runs/walks and events!

Weekly Recap (December 14th - 20th, 2013)

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Happy Friday! Here is your dose of weekly recap!

This last week we continued registration for 2014 membership, searched for nominees and logo designs for the 2014 Pride Run, had a joint meeting with the 2013 and 2014 Board, ran in the Christmas Relays and Santa Skivvies Run, and enjoyed a shopping party at Sports Basement… all in addition to our usual runs/walks!

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*Register for the 2014 Year!: Registration for the 2014 year is now live on our website (link). Simply follow the registration link next to the giant “Register” arrow on our homepage and sign on for another exciting year!

*2014 Pride Run - Beneficiary Nominees and Logo Competition: We need your help to make the Pride Run a success! We are now taking nominees for the 2014 beneficiary. The deadline to submit a nominee is January 1st, 2014. If you have any nominees in mind, send them (and links to websites) to president@sffr.org and racedirector@sfpriderun.org … We are also looking for a logo for the 35th Annual Pride Run, and need all logo submissions by January 31st, 2014. The winning design will be featured on our promotional materials and race garment/bag.

*SFFR Evening with the Kinsey Sicks: On December 28th, we will be going out to enjoy the Kinsey Sicks’ show. Head here for all the details (link)!

*SFFR 40th Anniversary Run: On the first Sunday of January (5th), we will skip our usual Sunday Long Run and instead have a special throw-back run to begin the celebration of our 40 years as San Francisco FrontRunners! For info on the event, head here (link).

*SFFR Club Survey: Our incoming board sent all members a survey about possible changes and events for next year. Please take the time to voice your thoughts by filling it out. You can also nominate a beneficiary for the 2014 Pride Run in the survey. If you did not receive the survey, check your junk email folder, or send an email to president@sffr.org

2013/2014 Board Meetings: Last Saturday, the ingoing and outgoing boards met to go over everything that will take place during our transition in the next month. The 2014 Board also met for their first meeting.

2013 Christmas Relays and Santa Skivvies Run: On Sunday, many of us ran in the Christmas Relays. We also enjoyed a delicious meal afterwards at Bob’s and Chris’ house.

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A big thanks to Brian Hill for helping organize teams and to Bob and Chris for having people over for the brunch! For more photos that Bob Callori took at the event, head here (link).

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Some other donned red, white, and green for the Santa Skivvies Run int he Castro!

2013 SFFR Shopping Party at Sports Basement: On Thursday, we headed to Sports Basement Bryant for an awesome evening of drinks, snacks, and shopping. Sports Basement, one of our fantastic sponsors, offered us 20% off of our purchases, which beats our usual 10% discount.

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A huge thanks to everyone who made it, and especially to Sports Basement for their continued support of FrontRunners!

Upcoming Reminders: December December Bagel Brunch/Massages:

We have some important upcoming events and reminders!

Tomorrow (December 21st), We will enjoy delicious Bagel Brunch after the regular walks/runs. Brunch will be put on by Steve Benne of Molto Benne Catering (link), and will cost $7 per person. On top of that, our amazing sponsor, Body Awakening: Wellness Arts (link), will be present, offering complimentary massages. See you there!

Extra Tidbits:

Our Tuesday Evening Runs will be cancelled for the 2 remaining weeks of 2013 due to the holidays. They will resume in January.

That covers it for this last week.

Enjoy your weekend and see you at the runs, walks, and events!

The Week Ahead (December 16th - 22nd, 2013)

Happy Monday! Here is your weekly source of all things Frontrunners coming in the days ahead! Special news and events are at the beginning of this post, and regular/reoccurring events are on the lower half.

Special Events/News This Week:

*Register for the 2014 Year!: Registration for the 2014 year is now live on our website (link). Simply follow the registration link next to the giant “Register” arrow on our homepage and sign on for another exciting year!

*2014 Pride Run - Beneficiary Nominees and Logo Competition: We need your help to make the Pride Run a success! We are now taking nominees for the 2014 beneficiary. The deadline to submit a nominee is January 1st, 2014. If you have any nominees in mind, send them (and links to websites) to president@sffr.org and racedirector@sfpriderun.org … We are also looking for a logo for the 35th Annual Pride Run, and need all logo submissions by January 31st, 2014. The winning design will be featured on our promotional materials and race garment/bag.

*SFFR Evening with the Kinsey Sicks: On December 28th, we will be going out to enjoy the Kinsey Sicks’ show. Head here for all the details (link)!

*SFFR 40th Anniversary Run: On the first Sunday of January (5th), we will skip our usual Sunday Long Run and instead have a special throw-back run to begin the celebration of our 40 years as San Francisco FrontRunners! For info on the event, head here (link).

-2014 Board Meeting - Monday, December 16th - 6:30PM: The 2014 Board will be having their first meeting this evening. They welcome your ideas and input about next year, so send feedback to board@sffr.org and they will happily discuss!

-SFFR Shopping Party at Sports Basement - Thursday, December 19th - Sports Basement Bryant (1590 Bryant Street) - 6:00PM to 8:30PM: On December 19th, we have a special night at Sports Basement Bryant. They are hosting us for an evening with snacks, drinks, and 20% off (twice our usual discount). Full info here (link). We will be skipping our Thursday Evening Run in light of this event. Hope to see you there!

-December Bagel Brunch and Massages! - Saturday, December 21st - Stow Lake Area - 10:00AM: Steve Benne of Molto Benne Catering (link) will once again be putting on a delicious Bagel Brunch that will be $7 per person. We’ll also have our fantastic sponsors, Body Awakening: Wellness Arts (link) present, offering complimentary massages. Hope you can make it!

Birthdays this Week: The following SF FrontRunners have birthdays this week: Saran Raksincharoensak (December 18), Stuart Moulder (December 19), Stephen Suderman-Talco (December 20), Jerry Luke (December 22). Happy Birthday!

Regular Events This Week:

-Tuesday Evening Walks/Runs - 6:30PM: Meet at the Ferry Building for a 1-2 mile, 3 mile (5K), 4 mile (6.5K), 5 mile (8K), or hill run along Embarcadero. We typically grab dinner afterwards.

-Wednesday Evening SF Track & Field Club Training - 6:00PM: Meet at McAteer High school, located at 555 Portola Drive. You can park on O’Shaughnessy Blvd. Bring layers, as it’s usually cold out there in the evenings. To participate in interval training and learn more details about their weekly workout, contact Bob at callori@comcast.net. See you there!

-Thursday Evening Run - CANCELLED THIS WEEK DUE TO SPORTS BASEMENT PARTY. CHECK BACK NEXT WEEK

-Saturday Morning Walk/Run - 9:00AM: Meet at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park for a 1, 2, 3 (5K), 4 (6.5K), 5 (8K) mile run/walk, as well as a cross training option that meets immediately after First Circle to go over the routine for that day. We then skip our usual brunches and enjoy Bagel Brunch and massages in the park (see above).

-Sunday Long Run - Meet at Fitness SF (formerly Gold’s Gym) in the Castro for a long run (70 to 100 minutes total, depending on the week). We typically grab brunch afterwards.

-Sunday SF Track & Field Club Interval Training - 10:00AM: Meet at SFSU Cox Stadium for dynamic stretching and short, efficient workouts to improve speed and endurance. Go to the SF Track & Field workouts page (link) for more info.

Enjoy your week and see you at the runs/walks and events!

Weekly Recap (December 7th - 13th, 2013)

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Get ready for a heat wave! It might even get into the low 60’s this weekend. I’ll take that over the 40’s we had last week. Here is your dose of weekly recap!

This last week we had our monthly Newcomers and Women’s Outreach Day, celebrated a fantastic year during our End of the Year Party, announced our 2014 Board, continued interval training with SF Track & Field Club, began registration for 2014 Members, and had our first 2014 Pride Run Meeting… all in addition to our usual runs/walks!

*2014 Member Registration is up!

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Registration for the 2014 year is now live on our website (link). Simply follow the registration link next to the giant “Register” arrow on our homepage and sign on for another exciting year!

*Christmas Relays: Brian Hill is helping organize teams for the Christmas Relays on December 15th. Head here for details on how to find a team (link).

*SFFR Evening with the Kinsey Sicks: On December 28th, we will be going out to enjoy the Kinsey Sicks’ show. Head here for all the details (link)!

Newcomers and Women’s Outreach Day: Last Saturday, we welcomed all newbies to our regular walks/runs. As always, feel free to invite people along to check out the club and also help make newcomers feel welcome!

2013 SFFR End of the Year Party!: Saturday evening brought back our annual Year-End event!

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We had 135 FrontRunners and friends celebrate our 2013 year at the LGBT Center on the top floor. We enjoyed a fun photo booth (view all the photos taken here (link)), delicious catering from A Black Tie Affair, an open bar with 2 signature cocktails, and music from a DJ.

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We topped it off with the annual awards and announcing the new board.
The 2013 Award Winners were:
-FrontRunner of the Year: Marilyn Mitchell and Richie Weldon
-Runner of the Year: Richard Ervais
-Walker of the Year: Donald Tarver
-Newcomer of the Year: Susan Walker

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The 2014 Board is:
-President: Dominic Paris
-Vice President: Jason Hemp
-Treasurer: Susan Walker
-Secretary: John Brewer
-Officer-At-Large: Ned Moran
Stay tuned for a more-thorough introduction to our new Board.

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A huge thanks to everyone who made it to the party and to everyone who helped make it a huge success!

Training continues with SF Track & Field Club: Since the track was filled with women’s soccer practice last Sunday at Cox Stadium at SFSU, the SF Track and Field Club members held interval training practice at the open field at Font & Tapia.

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Jon Griswold, who has been a FrontRunner regular for several weeks, joined the group for a modified practice session which included running from a central location to 4 designated corner points where each teammate performed various interval training stretching routines. Each practice session started and ended with 2 laps around the artificial grass field. To join them, just show up or contact Bob at callori@comcast.net.

2014 Pride Run Meeting and Announcements: We have some important announcements and recaps about next year’s 2014 Pride Run:
-Beneficiary nominations: Due by January 1st, 2014. Speeches by nominated organizations will happen during the January Bagel Brunch.
-Pride Run Logo Competition: Get those cogs churning and creative juices flowing. We want you to design our 2014 Pride Run logo. The winner will be selected by the club. Designs are due by January 31st. For some inspiration, check out our club history: http://www.sffr.org/page/show/477666-history
-Pride Run Planning meeting: We had our first meeting on Tuesday at Bob’s and Chris’ home. Attendees: John Brewer, Bob Calori, Joe Deleonardo, Garrett Hayashida & Dominic Paris. The next meeting will be held 6:30pm, January 13th, at Joe Deleonardo’s home. Dinner will be served. More details to follow.
-Google Group: Please join our group for details about what we’re doing and learn more about how you can help make 2014 a success: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/san-francisco-frontrunners-pride-run
-Information for new members: The Pride Run is our annual 5K, 10K, and kids fun run to raise money for a non-profit organization that the club nominates and votes on. Tell us which organization should get this years proceeds. 2014 will be 35th year of the event. Here is a link to our 2013 Pride Run: http://www.sffr.org/page/show/477908-pride-run
For more information or questions please reach out to Joe Deleonardo or Dominic Paris at president@sffr.org and race-director@sffr.org

Upcoming Reminders: December Movie Night and SFFR Sports Basement Shopping Party:

We have some important upcoming events and reminders!

Tonight (December 13th), Peter Kupfer is hosting Movie Night! The film will be “Weekend” and Peter will be making delicious food. Bring appetizers, drinks, and desserts to share. Full info here (link).

Join us at Sports Basement Bryant on December 19th for our Annual shopping party. Sports Basement, one of our awesome sponsors, will prepare delicious snacks, drinks, and prizes. To top it off, we get 20% off of our purchases! Full info here (link).

Extra Tidbits:

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus will have concerts during December. Check out the schedule and all the other details here (link).

That covers it for this last week.

Enjoy your weekend and see you at the runs, walks, and events!