Happy Labor Day and September! 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 details just hours away! All details (aside from the ticket cost/sales date) will be revealed later today. Stay tuned!
*Help SF FrontRunners make history (literally)! - Project Open Hand and FlipSide are proud to present an evening of LGBT San Francisco history at the Old Mint on September 5th.
The exhibit will include a history of SF FrontRunners and will highlight items such as the Ribbons Collection (shown above). SFFR member Marcus Valera is collecting items for the SF Track and Field Club, as well as Gay Games memorabilia. If anyone has items that they are willing to lend for the exhibit, or can help with setup, please contact Bob at email@example.com or 415-821-7988. Items of interest could include clothing, ribbons, photos, banners, etc. The exhibit, Out of the Past: LGBT History in San Francisco, is coordinated by FrontRunner Richard Merrill, and shows for one night only at The Old Mint (88 5th St, SF) from 6-11pm. All proceeds from this nonprofit event benefit Project Open Hand and the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society.
*SFFR Overnight Camping Trip on September 21st - Sign up now! We’ve secured a reservation for 16 people to camp out on Angel Island on the night of Saturday, September 21st. Head to our calendar post for all details (link), including how to sign up and secure your spot on the trip!
-JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge Water Station Volunteer Event - Tuesday, September 3rd - Ballpark Area - 5:30PM to 8:30PM: We will be volunteering during the corporate challenge this Tuesday evening. If you are volunteering, you should have received all of the details by now, but send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. The Tuesday evening runs/walks will go on as usual despite the event.
-Joint Happy Hour with Tsunami Swim Team - Friday, September 6th - LOOKOUT bar at Market and Noe - 5:30PM to 7:30PM: Our aquatic friends at Tsunami have invited us to a pre-movie-night mixer at LOOKOUT. Head over there around 5:30 for a drink, snacks, and an all around good time. Then make the short walk over to Topher’s for delicious pizza, fun games, and the film, “Looper.” Full details here (link). See you there!
-September Movie/Game Night: Looper - Friday, September 6th - 235 Hartford Street - 6:00PM and on: Topher is hosting a night full of games, home-made pizzas, and the movie, Looper. Head here (link) for all the details on the event!
-Newcomers and Women’s Outreach Day - Saturday, September 7th - Stow Lake Area - 9:00AM: The first Saturday of each month is Newcomers and Women’s Outreach Day! Head to our usual Saturday Walks/Runs, and bring along friend and help all newbies feel welcome. We invite all newcomers to hang around after 2nd circle at the Stow Lake Boathouse for drinks/snack on us!
Birthdays this Week:
The following SF FrontRunners have birthdays this week: John Haesemeye (September 4), Ed Randolph (September 7). 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 email@example.com. 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 brunch.
-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.http://www.sftrackandfield.com/workouts
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 firstname.lastname@example.org