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Nov 3

November Birthdays

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The following SF FrontRunners have Birthdays this month!

Terry O’Donnell (November 1)
Leonard Whitney (November 4)
Dale Becherer (November 7)
Jon Rasak (November 8)
Steve Fitzpatrick (November 9)
Frank Leykamm (November 10)
Tony Sourmany (November 11)
Brian Davis (November 13)
Allysyn Overton (November 14)
James Fraser (November 14)
Larry Carbone (November 16)
Blaine Saito (November 17)
Mark Mckenzie (November 19)
Michael DiJulia (November 19)
Byron Delima (November 20)
Martin Kuepker (November 20)
Mischa Park-Doob (November 20)
Brian Hill (November 22)
Ronn Seely (November 22)
Richard Harris (November 23)
Axel Brunger (November 25)
Peilin Li (November 25)
Andrew Ryer (November 28)
Rob Maier (November 30)

Happy Birthday!

Nov 1

Weekly Recap (October 26th - November 1st, 2013)

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Happy November! We hope your Halloween was safe and fun! Here is your dose of weekly recap!

This last week we enjoyed a delicious Bagel Brunch with massages and stretching, held our annual Halloween Party, continued interval training with SF Track & Field Club, and had an awesome fundraiser for the club at HiTops… all in addition to our usual runs/walks!

*End of the Year Party Tickets Still Available, Prices have gone up.

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Tickets for the End of the Year Party are still available here (link)! If you ignored the many warnings to buy them before today, you’ll sadly have to deal with the price increase, although it’s not a lot more (phew). There is also a difference in price between members and non-members, so consider joining and enjoying the discounts and perks of membership!

*2014 Board/Nominations Committee - Consider A Role!: As mentioned in the September President’s Address (link), the time to consider running for a position on the 2014 Board is upon us. Bringing your perspective and ideas to the club can help us grow in priceless ways, so please think about what you could accomplish as a Board Member. If you are interested in a role, including Race Director for the Pride Run, send an email to president@sffr.org

October Bagel Brunch: Last Saturday, we enjoyed another delicious Bagel Brunch put on by Steve Benne of Molto Benne Catering (link). We also had our stellar club sponsors, Wellness Arts, present, offering complimentary massages and a great post-run stretching session.

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A huge thanks to Wendell, Megha, and Steve Benne for making it an amazing Bagel Brunch! For more pictures, head here (link).

2013 SFFR Annual Halloween Party: Later Saturday night, we headed to Tom Jewell’s house for a spooky and fun Halloween Party! There was delicious food, drinks, decorations, and plenty of cool costumes.

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A big thanks to everyone who helped set up, clean up, and take pictures. Head here for all the photos (link)!

Training continues with SF Track & Field Club: Practice was attended last week at SFSU, Cox Stadium with a few members, meanwhile, other members joined SFFR members in the Lafayette Reservoir run.

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The “official” track season is over, so workouts are light, which is a good time to check out the club, improve your running form and just do some stretching for general exercise. If you wish to know more about SF Track and Field Club log on to the website http://www.sftrackandfield.com/pictures to view photos of various interval training exercises. Contact Bob at callori@comcast.net or text him at 415-846-5494 if you need a ride.

SFFR Fundraiser at HiTops: On Sunday afternoon, we headed to HiTops for an SFFR fundraiser/beer bust! We sold beer and jello shots, and also gave away some cool club swag. We brought in a sweet $500 for the club. Many thanks to everyone who helped sell beer and jello shots, and to everyone who made it out!

Upcoming Reminders: Mixer/Bar Night with Tsunami and SF Track & Field, Newcomers and Women’s Outreach Day, SFFR Fundraiser at Powerhouse, Board Meeting, and 2014 Nominee Meeting:

We have some important upcoming events and reminders!

Tonight (Friday), we are heading to HiTops for a fun mixer with Tsunami and SF Track & Field Club! Head there between 5:30PM and 7:30PM for snacks, drinks, friends, and fun!

On Saturday, we’ll be welcoming newcomers with our monthly Newcomers and Women’s Outreach Day! Invite people along to check out the club. We’ll be treating all newbies to coffee/drinks/snacks at the Boathouse after 2nd circle.

Later Saturday night, we have our final SFFR Fundraiser of the year at Powerhouse. Head over between 10PM and 1AM for jello shots and fun! All the money we raise helps cover club expenses and helps us set up a sweet starter for the 2014 Board! Full details here (link).

On Monday, the 2013 Board will be meeting to go over all things FrontRunners. As always, we encourage and welcome your feedback. Send ideas and input to board@sffr.org

Finally, we’ll have a special meeting on Wednesday for people interested in running for a 2014 Board or Pride Run position. If you are interested or considering, head over to Bob’s place at 7PM for a meeting with snacks (yay!). Full details here (link). Hope you can make it!

Extra Tidbits:

The Lafayette Reservoir Run was another success, as was the Cops and Joggers Run. A big thanks to Martin Brooke and Brent Sverdloff for promoting the events!

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A special NCLR Men’s Event is happening on November 6th, and NFL Punter, Chris Kluwe is the special guest! Head here for all the info on the event (link).

That covers it for this last week.

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

The Week Ahead (October 28th - November 3rd, 2013)

Phew! That was a busy weekend. We hope you had some fun times with SFFR events and your own as well! 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:

*End of the Year Party Tickets - Prices go up November 1st!

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Tickets for the End of the Year Party are available here (link)! Ticket prices go up in November, and there is limited space, so buy now! There is also a difference in price between members and non-members, so consider joining and enjoying the discounts and perks of membership!

*2014 Board - Consider A Role!: As mentioned in the September President’s Address (link), the time to consider running for a position on the 2014 Board is upon us. Bringing your perspective and ideas to the club can help us grow in priceless ways, so please think about what you could accomplish as a Board Member. If you are interested in a role, send an email to president@sffr.org

*Volunteers needed for upcoming SFFR fundraiser on November 2nd!: We have another fundraiser this coming Saturday from 10PM to 1AM at Powerhouse (link). We need volunteers to help sell jello shots. If you can help out with the event, send an email to president@sffr.org

-Bar Night/Mixer with Tsunami and SF Track & Field Club at HiTops - Friday, November 1st - HiTops - 5:30PM: We’ll be heading to HiTops in the Castro on Friday to meet up with our Tsunami and SF Track & Field friends. Head there around 5:30PM for drinks, snacks, and fun! Full details here (link).

-November Newcomers and Women’s Outreach Day - Saturday, November 2nd - Stow Lake Area - 9:00AM: The first weekend of each month is Newcomers and Women’s Outreach Day! It’s the perfect time to invite newbies along to check us out and have some fun. We also now treat newcomers to coffee, drinks, and snacks at the Boathouse after 2nd circle. Help make everyone feel welcome!

-SFFR Fundraiser at Powerhouse - Saturday, November 2nd - Powerhouse - 10:00PM to 1:00AM: Join us on Saturday for our final SFFR fundraiser of the year!… As far as we know at least. We’ll be at Powerhouse from 10PM-1AM, selling jello shots and having fun. If you’ve never been to Powerhouse, come and check it out! Full details, including a link to the facebook event page for the fundraiser, here (link).

Birthdays this Week: The following SF FrontRunners have birthdays this week: Daniel Tabib (October 28), Randel Martindale (October 31), Terry O’Donnell (November 1). 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 then typically grab dinner after.

-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 - 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.

-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 usually have 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!

The Week Ahead (October 21st - 27th, 2013)

Happy Monday! Hopefully you have your costume ready for the SFFR Halloween Party this Saturday! 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:

*Saturday Runs/Walks Direction Change: Beginning earlier this month, we have started running/walking our usual courses in the reverse direction than the last 3 months. We’ll have people volunteering to help show the way for the first few weeks.

*End of the Year Party Tickets Still Available!

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Tickets for the End of the Year Party are available here (link)! Ticket prices go up in November, and there is limited space, so buy now! There is also a difference in price between members and non-members, so consider joining and enjoying the discounts and perks of membership!

*2014 Board/Nominations Committee - Consider A Role!: As mentioned in the September President’s Address (link), the time to consider running for a position on the 2014 Board is upon us. Bringing your perspective and ideas to the club can help us grow in priceless ways, so please think about what you could accomplish as a Board Member. You have plenty of time to consider everything, as your term wouldn’t begin until January, but it’s a good time to start thinking about it. We are also seeking people interested in serving on the Nominations Committee. If you are interested in this role, send an email to president@sffr.org

*2013 SFFR Halloween Party is on Saturday, October 26th!: Our amazing host from last year, Tom Jewell, is hosting the Halloween Party once again! The party will take place on the Saturday before Halloween, so save the date. An evite has been sent to all registered members. Please reply on there if you can so we get an idea of how much food/drinks we need. Cost will be free to all registered members and $5 for everyone else. If you are not a member and would still like to rsvp, please send an email to president@sffr.org

*Volunteers needed for 2 upcoming SFFR fundraisers on October 27th and November 1st!: We have 2 fundraisers coming up that will not only help make the End of the Year Party perfect, it will also let us raise some good cash to carry over into 2014 for the incoming board! The first is a fundraiser at HiTops on October 27th (link), and the second is at Powerhouse on November 1st (link). We need volunteers to help sell beer tickets, raffle tickets, and jello shots. If you can help out with either event, send an email to president@sffr.org

-Thursday Evening Run and Dinner - Thursday, October 24th - Castro Area - 6:30PM: Join us this Thursday for our usual evening run in front of Fitness SF. Then, after the 3-5 mile run, we will enjoy dinner! Head here for all the details (link). The dinner is free to all registered members and newcomers, and $5 for everyone else.

-October Bagel Brunch/Massages/Stretching! - Saturday, October 26th - Stow Lake Area - 10:00AM: Bagel Brunch returns this Saturday after our usual Saturday walks/runs. Not only will Steve Benne of Molto Benne Catering (link) be providing another wonderful feast for $7 per person, we’ll also have complimentary massages from our club sponsor, Wellness Arts, AND a stretching session after the run/walk! Hope you can make it!

-SFFR Halloween Party! - Saturday, October 26th - 1971 Oak Street - 6:00PM to 11:00PM: Our annual Halloween Party is back! Head to Tom Jewell’s house from 6PM and on for an evening of costumes, drinks, snacks, decorations, and fun! Full details here (link), including information on the evite. Cost is free to registered members and $5 for everyone else.

-SFFR Fundraiser at HiTops - Sunday, October 27th - HiTops Bar - 3:00PM to 6:00PM: Join us on Sunday for another SFFR fundraiser! We’ll be at HiTops in the Castro from 3PM to 6PM for a beer bust with jello shots accompanying! Even better, help us sell beer/shots by sending an email to president@sffr.org and plan on being there to sell. Full details here (link) including a link to the facebook event page!

Birthdays this Week: The following SF FrontRunners have birthdays this week: Brennan Brockbank (October 21), Kevin Lingerfelt (October 23), Charles Liu (October 27), F.J. Rudy (October 27), George Cavage (October 27). 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 then typically grab dinner after.

-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 - 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). We’ll then have a special dinner after the event (see above).

-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 forgo our regular brunches for the monthly Bagel Brunch (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 usually have 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!

The Week Ahead (October 14th - 20th, 2013)

Welcome back to your work week… and no BART strike yet! 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:

*Saturday Runs/Walks Direction Change: Beginning earlier this month, we have started running/walking our usual courses in the reverse direction than the last 3 months. We’ll have people volunteering to help show the way for the first few weeks.

*End of the Year Party Tickets Now Available!

Tickets for the End of the Year Party are now available here (link)! Ticket prices go up in November, and there is limited space, so buy now! There is also a difference in price between members and non-members, so consider joining and enjoying the discounts and perks of membership!

*2014 Board - Consider A Role!: As mentioned in the September President’s Address (link), the time to consider running for a position on the 2014 Board is upon us. Bringing your perspective and ideas to the club can help us grow in priceless ways, so please think about what you could accomplish as a Board Member. You have plenty of time to consider everything, as your term wouldn’t begin until January, but it’s a good time to start thinking about it.

*2013 SFFR Halloween Party is on Saturday, October 26th!: Our amazing host from last year, Tom Jewell, is hosting the Halloween Party once again! The party will take place on the Saturday before Halloween, so save the date. An evite has been sent to all registered members. Please reply on there if you can so we get an idea of how much food/drinks we need. Cost will be free to all registered members and $5 for everyone else.

*Volunteers needed for 2 upcoming SFFR fundraisers on October 27th and November 1st!: We have 2 fundraisers coming up that will not only help make the End of the Year Party perfect, it will also let us raise some good cash to carry over into 2014 for the incoming board! The first is a fundraiser at HiTops on October 27th (link), and the second is at Powerhouse on November 1st (link). We need volunteers to help sell beer tickets, raffle tickets, and jello shots. If you can help out with either event, send an email to president@sffr.org

-AIDS Memorial Grove Cleanup Event - Saturday, October 19th 9:00AM: Represent SFFR at the monthly Aids Memorial Grove cleanup. This is their last regular clean up of the year. It’s our way of representing the club and giving a little back to the park we love. Head here for all the details on the event, including a link to the facebook event page (link)! Hope you can make it!

Birthdays this Week: The following SF FrontRunners have birthdays this week: Bill McCarty (October 15), Curt Larson (October 15), Daniel Kovacs (October 15), Rodolfo Mora (October 15), Delip Rao (October 18), Tom Jewell (October 20). 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 then typically grab dinner after.

-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 - 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 out to many brunch options around the city.

-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 usually have 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!

Oct 7

The Week Ahead (October 7th - 13th, 2013)

What an amazing weekend we had! Festivals, weddings, and street fairs galore! 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:

*Saturday Runs/Walks Direction Change: Beginning last Saturday, we have started running/walking our usual courses in the reverse direction than the last 3 months. We’ll have people volunteering to help show the way for the first few weeks.

*End of the Year Party Tickets Now Available!

Tickets for the End of the Year Party are now available here (link)! There is a difference in price between members and non-members, so consider joining and enjoying the discounts and perks of membership!

*East Bay FrontRunners Pride Run Registration Open!: The East Bay FrontRunners and Walkers are putting on their yearly Pride Run on Saturday, October 12th, around Lake Merritt. Head here for all of the info on the event and how to register (link)! We’ll also be arranging carpools over there, so send an email to president@sffr.org if you can offer your car for a ride, or need a ride.

*2014 Board - Consider A Role!: As mentioned in the September President’s Address (link), the time to consider running for a position on the 2014 Board is upon us. Bringing your perspective and ideas to the club can help us grow in priceless ways, so please think about what you could accomplish as a Board Member. You have plenty of time to consider everything, as your term wouldn’t begin until January, but it’s a good time to start contemplating a role.

*2013 SFFR Halloween Party is on Saturday, October 26th!: Our amazing host from last year, Tom Jewell, is hosting the Halloween Party once again! The party will take place on the Saturday before Halloween, so save the date, and stay tuned for details.

-October Board Meeting - Monday, October 7th 8:00PM: We are meeting this evening for our monthly Board meeting to discuss all things FrontRunners. If you have any feedback or ideas, send them to board@sffr.org and we will happily discuss!

-Evening Bonfire at Ocean Beach - Friday, October 11th - Ocean Beach Fire Pit Area - 8:00PM: Join us this Friday for a hangout by the beach! We’ll be snagging a fire pit along the beach and having snacks, drinks, and fun by the fire! Bring plenty of layers and warm clothes and get ready for a fun evening!

-East Bay FrontRunners and Walkers Pride Run! - Saturday, October 12th - Lake Merritt - 9:00AM: Join our siblings across the Bay for an awesome Pride Run! Many of us will be carpooling from the Castro area. If you need a ride, head to the parking area of 3155 15th Street to get a ride. We will be leaving at 8:00AM, so be there on time. You can pre-register at their website (link) or register the day of. Because of this event, we will be moving our usual Bagel Brunch to later in the month. See you there!

Birthdays this Week: The following SF FrontRunners have birthdays this week: Tim Allen (October 7), John Brown (October 8), Yan Liu (October 8), Breck Polley (October 9), Marshall Jackson (October 9), Kevin O’Connor (October 10), Joe Deleonardo (October 11), Garrett Hayashida (October 12), John Tran (October 13). 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 then typically grab dinner after.

-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 - 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 out to many brunch options around the city. *Many of us will be attending the East Bay Pride Run, but the SF Runs/Walks will happen as always, although Bagel Brunch is moved to later this month.

-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 usually have 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!

Remember, you can check all scheduled events, important calendar dates, activity recaps, runner bios, and reoccurring columns at our official site: sffr.org and our blog (link)twitter (link), and facebook (link) pages.

*Note on website and club feedback: The board encourages and welcomes feedback and ideas for corrections and improvements to the club and websites. In order to best receive and discuss all feedback and ideas, please send all input via email to board@sffr.org

Oct 4

Weekly Recap (September 28th - October 4th)

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Ahhhh… Sunny weather! And just in time for the weekend, including Castro Street Fair. Here is your dose of weekly recap!

This last week we continued sales for the End of the Year Party, continued our Saturday Cross-fit routine, volunteered with and visited with SF Track & Field Club during Folsom Street Fair, announced this month’s SFFR Halloween Party date, and posted the October President’s Address… all in addition to our usual runs/walks!

*End of the Year Party Tickets on Sale Now!

Save the date for December 7th and snag your tickets for our End of the Year Party! To view all of the info on the event and how to purchase tickets, head here (link). Tickets will jump in cost during November, so grab them early!

*Saturday Runs/Walks Changing Direction: Beginning this Saturday (October 5th), we will be running/walking our usual courses in the reverse direction than the last 3 months. We’ll have people volunteering to help show the way for the first few weeks.

*East Bay FrontRunners Pride Run Registration Open!: The East Bay FrontRunners and Walkers are putting on their yearly Pride Run on Saturday, October 12th, around Lake Merritt. Head here for all of the info on the event and how to register (link)! We’ll also be arranging carpools over there, so send an email to president@sffr.org if you can offer your car for a ride, or need a ride.

*2014 Board - Consider A Role!: As mentioned in the September President’s Address (link), the time to consider running for a position on the 2014 Board is upon us. You have time to make your decision, but letting us know if your interested now really helps us give you all the valuable information we have. Help carry FrontRunners for another year!

*2013 SFFR Halloween Party is on Saturday, October 26th!: Our amazing host from last year, Tom Jewell, is hosting the Halloween Party once again! The party will take place on the Saturday before Halloween, so save the date, and stay tuned for details.

Saturday Morning Cross-Fit: If you have not yet enjoyed Cross-fit with SF FrontRunners, take the plunge and enjoy the experience.

Last week’s cross-fit concluded with the famous Scientific 7 Minute Workout. It includes 12 exercises, such as pushups, jumping jacks, squats and more. Click to see photos (link). Using an app that Chris Goodwin downloaded, the exercises are performed in rapid succession, allowing 30 seconds for each. Cross-fit is a regular part of our Saturday morning walks/runs, so check it out!

SF Track & Field Club at Folsom: Warm and sunny weather brought a large crowd to the Folsom Street Fair last Sunday. Taking a break from the usual 10am interval training practice at SFSU, the SF Track & Field Club hosted such a successful beverage booth with the assistance of a few SF FrontRunners.

Unfortunately, the booth captain was forced to close the booth by 3:30pm because we ran out of alcohol. Click here to view photos from the event (link). This Sunday, October 6, starting at 11am, the Club will be hosting a beer booth at the Castro St Fair at the intersection of 18th Street and Hartford Streets with the help of the Tsunami Swim Team.

October President’s Address Posted!: For an update on the club, as well as a preview of events in the coming months, check out this month’s President’s Address here (link).

Upcoming Reminders: October Movie Night, Newcomers and Women’s Outreach Day, Castro Street Fair, SFFR Board Meeting, SFFR Beach Fire Pit Hangout, and East Bay Pride Run:

We have some important upcoming events and reminders!

Tonight (Friday), Richard Ervais is hosting October Movie Night! The movie will be Rocky Horror Picture Show and it will be a sing along! Full details here (link).

Saturday will be Newcomers and Women’s Outreach Day. Invite friends along to check out our club! They’ll be treated to drinks/snacks on us at the Boathouse!

On Sunday, October 6th, SFFR will have an info booth during the Castro Street Fair. SF Track & Field will also have a beverage booth, so check both out, and help out at either/both if you can!

On Monday, the 2013 Board will be meeting for their monthly meeting. We’ll be going over all things FrontRunners. As always, we welcome your ideas and feedback, so send anything to board@sffr.org and we will be happy to discuss!

Next Friday (October 11th), we will head to Ocean Beach for an evening by the water at one of the fire pits! Make sure to dress warm. Full details here (link).

Finally, next Saturday (October 12th) is the East Bay FrontRunners and Walkers Pride Run! Head here for all the info (link).

Extra Tidbits:

SFFR Member, John Haesemeyer, has an upcoming gig with his band at the Red Devil Lounge on Saturday, October 12th, at 7PM! He is also offering a FREE signed album to any Frontrunner who purchases ticket by this Saturday (October 5th)! Grab tickets here (link)!

The Lafayette Reservoir Run is coming up on October 27th. Head here to register (link). Martin Brook will be once again hosting a brunch for FrontRunners.

Also on October 27th, you can check out the Cops and Joggers Run and Picnic in Golden Gate Park! Head here for all of the details on the fun event! (link)

That covers it for this last week.

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

Oct 1

October Birthdays

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The following SF FrontRunners have Birthdays this month!

Tim Allen (October 7)
John Brown (October 8)
Yan Liu (October 8)
Breck Polley (October 9)
Marshall Jackson (October 9)
Kevin O’Connor (October 10)
Joe Deleonardo (October 11)
Garrett Hayashida (October 12)
John Tran (October 13)
Bill McCarty (October 15)
Curt Larson (October 15)
Daniel Kovacs (October 15)
Rodolfo Mora (October 15)
Delip Rao (October 18)
Tom Jewell (October 20)
Brennan Brockbank (October 21)
Kevin Lingerfelt (October 23)
Charles Liu (October 27)
F.J. Rudy (October 27)
George Cavage (October 27)
Daniel Tabib (October 28)
Randel Martindale (October 31)

Happy Birthday!

The Week Ahead (September 30th - October 6th, 2013)

Welcome back from a fun 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.

Special Events/News This Week:

*Volunteers Needed for Castro Street Fair SFFR Booth!: We are having an info/welcome booth during Castro Street Fair this Sunday. We need volunteers to help run the booth, basically greeting people, handing out SFFR stuff, and sharing info about the club. The entire booth time is 11:00AM to 6:00PM, so any time at all is greatly appreciated. If you can help out, send an email to president@sffr.org and you will be the most awesome person in existence!

*Saturday Runs/Walks Changing Direction: Beginning this Saturday (October 5th), we will be running/walking our usual courses in the reverse direction than the last 3 months. We’ll have people volunteering to help show the way for the first few weeks.

*End of the Year Party Tickets Now Available! Tickets for the End of the Year Party are now available here (link)! There is a difference in price between members and non-members, so consider joining and enjoying the discounts and perks of membership!

*East Bay FrontRunners Pride Run Registration Open!: The East Bay FrontRunners and Walkers are putting on their yearly Pride Run on Saturday, October 12th, around Lake Merritt. Head here for all of the info on the event and how to register (link)! We’ll also be arranging carpools over there, so send an email to president@sffr.org if you can offer your car for a ride, or need a ride.

*2014 Board - Consider A Role!: As mentioned in the September President’s Address (link), the time to consider running for a position on the 2014 Board is upon us. Bringing your perspective and ideas to the club can help us grow in priceless ways, so please think about what you could accomplish as a Board Member. You have plenty of time to consider everything, as your term wouldn’t begin until January, but it’s a good time to start contemplating a role.

*2013 SFFR Halloween Party is on Saturday, October 26th!: Our amazing host from last year, Tom Jewell, is hosting the Halloween Party once again! The party will take place on the Saturday before Halloween, so save the date, and stay tuned for details.

-October Movie Night: Rocky Horror Picture Show Sing Along - Friday, October 4th - 1390 McAllister Street - 7:00PM: Richard Ervais is our awesome October Movie Night host! Head to his place at 7PM on Friday for food and drinks, followed by Rocky Horror Picture show at 8PM… Icing on the cake: It’s a sing along night! Cost is free, but bring drinks if you want anything other than wine. Full details here (link). A big thanks to Richard for hosting!

-Newcomers and Women’s Outreach Day! - Saturday, October 5th - Stow Lake Area - 9:00AM: The first Saturday of each month is Newcomers and Women’s Outreach Day! Invite newbies along to check out the club, and help them feel welcome! After second circle, join us at the Boathouse, where we will treat newcomers to drinks/snacks on us!

-Castro Street Fair SFFR Booth and SF Track & Field Beverage Booth! - Sunday, October 6th - Castro Street - 11:00AM to 6:00PM: Castro Street Fair is back! Head over on Sunday to check out or volunteer at our info booth and/or the SF Track & Field Club’s beverage booth! We’ll be giving away cool club swag, so make sure to visit (or volunteer… we need volunteers!).

Birthdays this Week: The following SF FrontRunners have birthdays this week: James Corbett (September 30). 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 then typically grab dinner after.

-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 - 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 out to many brunch options around the city.

-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 usually have 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!

Remember, you can check all scheduled events, important calendar dates, activity recaps, runner bios, and reoccurring columns at our official site: sffr.org and our blog (link)twitter (link), and facebook (link) pages.

*Note on website and club feedback: The board encourages and welcomes feedback and ideas for corrections and improvements to the club and websites. In order to best receive and discuss all feedback and ideas, please send all input via email to board@sffr.org

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

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Hooray for the weekend! … And just in time for Bar Night and our Camping Trip! Here is your dose of weekly recap!

This last week we enjoyed another Little Black Dress Run and Bagel Brunch with Massages, continued interval training with SF Track & Field Club, and continued our Thursday Evening Run… all in addition to our usual runs/walks!

*End of the Year Party Tickets on Sale Within 2 Weeks! Most all of the details for our annual event have been released here (link). Tickets will go on sale in about 2 weeks, and will be $30 for members and $40 for non-members. We will raise the price to $35 and $45, respectively, after a date or amount of tickets sold (stay tuned for details on that). Save the date, and stay tuned for info on when tickets will go on sale!

*SFFR Overnight Camping Trip - FULL: All the spots are taken for our SFFR overnight on Angel Island. If you sent an email to president@sffr.org to grab a spot, you, or your guest, should have received a confirmation email by now, giving you all of the information on the trip. If not, you do not have a spot reserved.

*2014 Board - Consider A Role!: As mentioned in the September President’s Address (link), the time to consider running for a position on the 2014 Board is upon us. Bringing your perspective and ideas to the club can help us grow in priceless ways, so please think about what you could accomplish as a Board Member. You have plenty of time to consider everything, as your term wouldn’t begin until January, but it’s a good time to start contemplating a role.

*East Bay FrontRunners Pride Run Registration Open!: The East Bay FrontRunners and Walkers are putting on their yearly Pride Run on Saturday, October 12th, around Lake Merritt. Head here for all of the info on the event and how to register (link)!

2013 Little Black Dress Run, Bagel Brunch, and Massages: Last Saturday, we continued the tradition of the LBD run in Golden Gate Park. After running the modified 2-3 mile course, we awarded participants with prizes in different categories. Awards given out were:

Best accessories - Homer Perez
Best Hair- Chris Neal
Best Widow in Morning - Marcus Valera
Most Glamorous - Rick Aguilar
Best Overall - Michael Raftery

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We then enjoyed Bagel Brunch, put on by Steve Benne of Molto Benne Catering (link), and were treated to complimentary massages from our awesome sponsor, Body Awakening: Wellness Arts (link). A huge thanks to everyone who helped with the event and to Steve Benne and Body Awakening!

Training continues with SF Track & Field Club: Soccer season has started, so Interval Training was temporarily moved to the new artificial grass field behind the dorms on Tapia St and Font St. Instead of sprints on the track, coach Chris Goodwin setup 9 cones and we ran back and forth to each cone doing various exercises, such as pushups, twists, jumps, etc. If you are interested in joining us for the exercises, contact Bob at callori@comcast.net at 10am on Sunday and he will confirm the location for Sunday’s practice.

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SF FrontRunners are also encouraged to help the team with their Folsom Street fair booth on Sept 29. They particularly need help with their 4-6PM shift. To volunteer and join the fun, contact President Craig Wingate at craig.wingate@yahoo.com. They need sellers, runners and mixers. If you do not have an ABC license, from the Pride Run booth, you can still help.

Thursday Evening Hill Run Continues!: If you don’t know about it, or haven’t tried it yet, come out on Thursday evenings at 6:30PM to our weekly run! We meet in front of Fitness SF in the Castro, and go for 3-5 mile runs, offering both flat and hilly options. We’ve also been having a bunch of newcomers try this run, so join up and help them feel welcome!

Upcoming Reminders: September Bar Night and Overnight Camping on Angel Island:

We have some important upcoming events and reminders!

Tonight (Friday) is Bar Night! We will be heading to Bernal Heights for a fun evening at Wild Side West. There is plenty of parking around the area, and easy access via MUNI, so see you there! Full details here (link).

Tomorrow (Saturday), after the walks/runs, we will be heading to our camping overnight on Angel Island!

Extra Tidbits:

On each of the remaining Saturdays in September, Bob will be collecting old running shoes, which will be donated to Community Thrift, with BARS assigned as the beneficiary. Just deposit your running shoes in the trunk of his car before or after the run. For questions, contact Bob as callori@sbcglobal.net

One of our amazing sponsors, Wellness Arts, is celebrating their one-year anniversary! They are offering a 20-minute complimentary Thai Foot Reflexology massage to any massage session during the month of September. They will also be serving fresh-pressed, locally-grown, organic fruit and vegetable juices after each session to toast to many more years of vibrant health. We already get a sweet discount as club members, so head to their website (link) and enjoy!

Bill Mills with Baylands FrontRunners is organizing a Yosemite trip in October. Check our facebook group page for more info on that!

The Lafayette Reservoir Run is coming up. Head here to register (link). Martin Brook will be once again hosting a brunch for FrontRunners. Stay tuned for more details on that!

That covers it for this last week.

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