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May 5, 2017

It's hard to believe that it is already May! It seems like we just started planning for Billy Bowlegs...and that was back in Jan. Well, there are still plenty of races before our Bowlegs 5K.
This Saturday, May 6th, is the Sunset Stampede on Navarre Beach. The 5K Run/Walk starts at 6:30 p.m. Jeff Harris always does a great job with the race, awards, course support, shirts, and post-race. I hope to see you out there.
The following week, May 13th, join us with Ken Lawrence and his friends from TEM for the Rice & Beans 5K starting at 7:30 a.m. There is a race flyer on the website for more information. Remember, "Run Hungry!" This is also a Grand Prix event.
The Race for Hearts is scheduled for May 20th. We put that on the calendar several months ago because they have done the race that weekend for many years. I have not heard from anyone about the race, so it may be cancelled. Watch for updates to the website so you'll know if it will go on or not.
The Gate to Gate 4.4 mile run/walk is Memorial Day weekend (Sat 5/27). It starts at 7:00 a.m. You must be pre-registered for the race and there are forms to fill out if you do NOT already have base access. There are links on our website for more info.
As I already mentioned, Billy Bowlegs 5K is June 3rd. We can still use some volunteers prior to the run and after. That will allow you to run the event AND get volunteer points for Grand Prix. We'll need help at our booth after Gate to Gate, on May 30th at Run With It, race registration at FWB High School Sat evening, and clean up at the school after the race. Contact Chris Kinne at bowlegs@nwftc.com to volunteer.
Our monthly board meeting will be this Wednesday, May 10 at Rick's Crab Trap on Eglin Pkwy starting at 6:00 p.m. All board members are encouraged to attend and all members are welcome. We will have our final Bowlegs planning meeting starting about 30 minutes before the board meeting. Anyone having anything to do with Bowlegs should attend.
Finally, keep checking our race calendar for updates as times and dates may change. Be safe on the roads and train smart as our temperatures and humidity start to rise.