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Who Will Be FrontRunner of the Year?

 

Greetings, SF FrontRunners!

Exciting news! We’ve sold roughly 100 tickets to the End-of-the-Year Banquet on December 7. The event has a cap of 140 and will sell out. Buy your tickets today at www.sffr.org.

This will be more than an evening of wine, (wo)men, and song. We will also be giving out awards to celebrate achievement and need your input. Please look at the four categories below. Think about what members deserve recognition and email their names to board@sffr.org by Thursday, November 29. Board officers are excluded from consideration.

Feel free to include a statement of 25 words or fewer in support of each nominee. The board will review all submissions.

FrontRunner of the Year

The individual who has best exemplified the values of the club through volunteer service, active participation, generosity, or other actions.

Runner of the Year

The individual who has made the most progress in running—increasing the distance, frequency, or performance on the road.

Newcomer of the Year (female)

A woman who joined the club in 2012 and hit the ground running. Similar to FrontRunner of the Year but all the more exceptional given this person’s newcomer status.

Newcomer of the Year (male)

A man who joined the club in 2012 and hit the ground running. Similar to FrontRunner of the Year but all the more exceptional given this person’s newcomer status.

Thank you! Please send your nominations to board@sffr.org by November 29. Sooner is better!

The 2012 SF FrontRunners Board

SFFR Evening with Sports Basement!

Join us for another great party at Sports Basement!

It’s that time of the year again! Time for a fun holiday party with our friends and fellow FrontRunners at Sports Basement Bryant.

Sports Basement is showing FrontRunners all their love once again by offering us food, drinks, giveaways, discounts, and, of course, the amazing company.

Party starts at 6 and ends around 8. Head upstairs to find us!

Full info here (link). Come along and help make this year’s party another great success!

Weekly Recap (October 20th - 26th, 2012)

Your summary of the week’s past events!

The weekend is here, and not soon enough! Now, onto your dose of weekly recap!

This last week we had members from our chapter join other FrontRunners at the International FrontRunners Annual Meeting, we enjoyed a wonderful hike and meal in Tiburon, continued to sell tickets for the End of the Year Banquet, and put the final details on our Halloween Party (this Saturday!)… all in addition to our usual runs/walks!

2012 International FrontRunners Annual Meeting: Over the weekend, SF FrontRunners joined other FrontRunners from around the world at the annual IFR Meeting in St. Louis. A special thanks to Brent, Reggie, and Mike for respresenting our chapter at the event!

Tiburon trail hike and lunch: On Sunday, Katharine Holland once again hosted a wonderful hike and meal for SF FrontRunners and friends.

A special thanks to Katharine for continuing this great tradition!

End of the Year Banquet Tix still available: The 2012 SF FrontRunners End of the Year Banquet tickets are now available for purchase at our website (link).

The price for tickets goes up after the first 100 are sold, so get them while they are cheaper and save the date!

Reminder - SFFR Halloween Party this Saturday!: We are having our annual Halloween Party tomorrow (Saturday) at Tom Jewell’s place! Full info here (link).

We can’t wait to see your costumes!

Reminder - Lafayette Reservoir Run and Brunch this Sunday!: The annual 5K/10K run is happening this weekend. Martin Brook will be hosting a brunch following the event for SF FrontRunners. Full details here (link). Hope you can make it!

Member Card Reminder: If you have renewed or signed up for FrontRunners for 2012, you can pick up your card at any Saturday after the runs. You can also email vp@sffr.org for a replacement.

As always, we welcome submissions for events, photos, news articles, and columns.

That covers it for this last week.

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

Party Reminder - SFFR Member Month Party Tonight! (August 31st, 2012)

The conclusion to Member Month is here!

We have had a great Member Month and are celebrating our members with a party!

The party is tonight (Friday, August 31st) from 7-9 ish at Byron and Brian’s house in the Castro. After eating, drinking, and having fun at their place, we will head to a bar or 2 in the Castro aroun 9 or 9:30.

Full info here (link)

See you this evening!

The Week Ahead (August 27th - September 2nd, 2012)

Welcome back from the weekend! Here is your weekly source of all things FrontRunners that are 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:

-Special Announcement: Member Month concludes this week! All events have been posted on our site in a special post that you can view here(link). We have one event left that is taking place this Friday. Come and celebrate it with your fellow members and friends!

-SF FrontRunners Member Month Party - Friday, August 31st - 7:00PM and on - 471 Noe Street: Our final event for Member Month is a party for SFFR Members and their friends! Join us and Byron and Brian’s place between 7 and 9 ish for food and drinks. We’ll then head to a bar or 2 in the Castro. Price is free to members and $5 for guests. Full info here (link). See you there!

-Newcomers and Women’s Outreach Day (formerly the Women’s Run) - Saturday, September 1st - 9:00AM to 10:00AM - Stow Lake Area: The Women’s Run has evolved into a more inclusive event - Newcomers and Women’s Outreach Day! This is now going to be on the first Saturday of each month and will include all of the runs/walks. It will be a great opportunity to invite anyone and everyone to come along and check out our club. It will also serve as a great starting point each month for inviting newcomers back to events/runs/walks throughout the month! Full info here (link).

Regular Events This Week:

-Tuesday Evening Walk/Run - 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.

-Saturday Morning Walk/Run - 9:00AM: Meet at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park for a 1, 2, 3 (5K), 4 (6.5K), and 5 (8K) mile run/walk. We also now offer the Cross Training option that meets immediately after First Circle to go over the routine for that day. We meet back at Stow Lake for 2nd circle at 10:00AM and then go to official brunch at the Morning Due or elsewhere.

-Sunday Long Run - 10:00AM: Meet at Gold’s Gym in the Castro for a long run (70 to 100 minutes total, depending on the week). We usually have brunch following the run.

-Sunday 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 board@sffr.

Jul 3

Pre-SF Marathon Pasta Party: Sat., July 28th, 5 - 7pm

Are you taking part in the SF Marathon at the end of this month? If you’re running or volunteering at the SFFR water station, you’ve got a very early start on Sunday morning. Enjoy an early carbo load dinner the night before with your fellow FrontRunners. All club members are welcome.

Please RSVP to host Richard Ervais by July 25 at rervais@gmail.com.

Cost: FREE

Date: Saturday, July 28

Time: 5 - 7pm

Home of Richard Ervais

1390 McAllister Street (at Pierce, 1 block from Alamo Square) (link)

San Francisco, CA  94115

Directions:

5-Fulton - stops right in front of house at Pierce

22-Fillmore, 24-Divisadero - 2 blocks away

21-Hayes, 31-Balboa - 3 blocks away

Jun 1

Event Reminder: Pride Run Member Sponsor Party Tomorrow (June 2nd, 2012)

Here is a friendly reminder that the Pride Run Member Sponsor Party is tomorrow evening at 415 Hill Street.

There will be comedy and music performances in addition to food, drinks, and raffle prizes.

For full info, check here (link).

See you there!

Event: Pride Run Member Sponsor Party (June 2nd, 2012)

With the 2012 Pride Run approaching in June, we have arranged for a fundraising party open to SFFR members and friends this Saturday (June 2nd).

You will be treated to food, drinks, and music, as well a raffle prizes and other fun.

Our evening entertainment will be Jason Brock.

Jason is a singer, emcee, actor, podcaster and comic book fanatic. Jason has shared the stage with many stars of theatre and music, including Diane Schuur, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Paula West, Deborah Gibson and Bruce Vilanch. He has performed at the Rrazz Room, the Magic Theatre, the Bubble Lounge and more. His stage presence and performance style are exciting, emotional and improvisational. He can be seen soon in the film, “Love is not Enough,” at the Frameline Film Festival, and in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” at the Boxcar Theatre. He hosts piano bar every Tuesday night at Martuni’s and a monthly podcast about the X-Men called the “X-Gays.”

We have requested a donation of 20 dollars for entry to the event, and all raised money goes to our Pride Run beneficiary, Out in the Bay.

For full information on the event, as well as how to RSVP, head here (link).

See you there!

Event Reminder: Member/Registration Party and Bar Night (May 25th, 2012)

Here is a friendly reminder that this evening is a party and bar night for all members and friends. It is also a chance to register for the new site and/or the Pride Run if you haven’t and would like to or need any assistance.

The event is free to all members and $5 for everyone else.

We will meet at Brian’s and Byron’s house (471 Noe Street) from 7:00PM to 9:00PM for drinks and food. We will then head to the Lookout (Noe and Market Street), where we will be hosted to free entry and a reserved section just for FrontRunners and their friends.

Full info here (link).

See you tonight!

Event Reminder: Pride Run Sponsor Party on May 3, 2012

Here is a friendly little reminder that we have a wonderful sponsor party this coming week. Not only do you get to be wined and dined, but there will be entertainment as well! Full info here (link).