October NewsSeptember 27, 2016
Well, we are finally experiencing some cooler temps and lower humidity. What a relief!
October is a busy month for the Track Club, with races every weekend.
The Destin Rodeo Run starts the month out. That is Oct 2nd and Clement Taylor Park in Destin at 8:00 a.m. Kimmy Meyers does a great job with the race, awards, shirts, and post-race. The race proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House and the Miss Destin Scholarship Fund. So come out and support these worthy causes.
The following Saturday, Oct 8th, we will be timing the Sons of Italy Relay for Life 5K. That starts at 7:30 at the lodge on 808 South Drive. There is a race flyer on our website.
Wicked Triple Fun is the following weekend, Oct 15th & 16th. All 3 races are Grand Prix events, so if you can't run all three, you can get some volunteer points. And we can always use some help. The 10K starts at 7:30 Saturday morning at The Landing. Post-race is hosted by Tom Rice at Magnolia Grill. There is a new venue for the 5K, it is in Shalimar this year. It starts at 5:30 in front of Meiggs Middle School. The post-race will be at Shalimar Cheers Pub. Please park along Richbourg Ave in the grass on the north side of the street. That will be midway between the start and post-race.
Sunday morning will be the 1/2 Marathon at The Landing, starting at 7:30.
Oct 22nd at 8:00 is Lulu's Marlin 5K. This is the 2nd year for this event with proceeds helping out the Destin Middle School Cross Country Program.
And of course, Oct 29th is the McGuire's Halloween 5K/10K. Though the Track Club isn't involved with this race, it is a big event and we will all be there. I hope you will be too.