Date:  September 19 (Saturday);  Time: 8:00 a.m. EDT

Weather:  Partly Sunny, T~49F, DP~39F, RH 70%, Wind:  N ~7-10 mph

Participants: 5 (2 Events)

Event:  1500 meters

  1. Terry McLaughlin               M        60       5:56.8
  2. Steven Konopa                   M        50       6:10.5
  3. Ted Poulos                           M        58       6:49.7
  4. Kirk Gordon                         M        64       6:57.0
  5. James LaFratta                    M        54       7:52.1

Event:  3000 meters

  1. Terry McLaughlin               M        60       12:25.2
  2. Steven Konopa                   M        50       12:51.9
  3. Ted Poulos                           M        58       14:22.8
  4. Kirk Gordon                         M        64       14:32.4
  5. James LaFratta                    M        54       15:57.8

Win a Free Entry for the Haunted Hopyard 5k!

 

Think you can handle double duty by running a 10k and 5k on the same day?

  • The 10k Run Through History kicks off at 8am.
  • The Haunted Hopyard 5k will run in waves starting at 11am.

 

Here is what you need to do to be entered:

  1. Register for the 10k Run Thru History by October 2nd (if you already registered, even better).
  2. Fill out the entry form below.

We’ll have a random drawing on October 3rd. If you don’t win a free entry feel free to register for Haunted Hopyard anyway!

Entry Form:

2020 FARC FALL TRACK MEET

AT JAMES MONROE HIGH SCHOOL

DATE:  Saturday, September 26, 2020  (Rain or Shine)

REGISTRATION:  Sign up on-line (Arsenal Events) before midnight on September 25, 2020 or on-site RACE DAY.  Payment (CASH ONLY) on Race Day (see cost info below)

COST:  $5.00 per Event OR $10 for 2 or more Events

Timed:  Arsenal Events will be chip timing the Track Meet Events

Events:  5K, 3K Race Walk, 1 Mile, 1500 Meter Race Walk, 3K and, 800 Meter

Limited to the first 125 Participants

No Awards but bragging rights

Tentative Schedule of Events. Number of heats per event based on number of Participants; heats will go from Fast to Slow:

8:00 AM:        5K Run (2 Heats)

9:00 AM:        3K Race Walk

9:30 AM:        Mile Run (3 Heats)

~10:00 AM:    1500 Meter Race Walk (1 Heat)

~10:20 AM:    3000 Meter Run (1 Heat)

~10:40 AM:    800 Meter Run (2 or 3 Heats)

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS AND MEET INFO

Please be aware of the following:

  1. There are no restrooms at the track.
  2. When you arrive, please check in for your event(s) and pay your meet entry fee.
  3. No water will be supplied at the meet, so bring your own water.
  4. We may have to limit or exclude spectators depending on the number of registrants.  We will e-mail all participants if that is the case.
  5. Runners are encouraged to leave once they’ve competed in their event(s) and have cooled down.
  6. You are expected to maintain social distancing when you are not competing (other than your family members).
  7. To ensure the safety of runners and race walkers face coverings will be required at all times. Athletes can remove masks during warm up, racing, and cool down.
  8. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week – STAY HOME!
  9. All precautions are subject to change as we can adhere to the governor’s guidelines.  Thank you for your understanding as we work to host a safe and fun event for you!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL TERRY AT 540-847-2937  

 

Grand Prix Update as of September 14

Like so many other things in 2020 the Coldwell Banker Elite Grand Prix has needed to adapt to the impacts of COVID. Several races were canceled or went virtual this year. The Grand Prix Directors have been working diligently to provide runners the ability to compete/participate even with the loss of races. Be sure to stay up-to-date by following us on Facebook or by checking theRunFarc website.

There have been several posts that provided key pieces of information that we hope to bring together and provide a clear picture. Runners have 2 options available to them in 2020:

  1. Receive recognition for completing the Grand Prix by completing 6 live or virtual events
  2. Compete for a Grand Prix Points Award by completing at least 4 live events

The below graphic summarizes the Grand Prix status and requirements for 2020:

Key Points for 2020 Grand Prix:
  • Visit the Grand Prix website for a list of events, results, and registration links 
  • Runners must be a member of FARC to qualify
  • There is no volunteer requirement for the Grand Prix
  • The Halloween 5k was added to the Grand Prix for 2020
  • The FCA 5k recently decided to hold a virtual only event
  • There are 3 live races and 1 virtual only race remaining in 2020

 

FARC Track Meet at JMHS

Date:  September 5 (Saturday);  Time: 8:00 a.m. EDT

Weather:  Sunny, T~66F, DP~58F, RH 76%, Wind:  NW ~5 mph

Participants: 4 (3 Events)

Event:  1500 meters

  1. Terry McLaughlin               M        59       6:33.3
  2. Ted Poulos                           M        58       7:02.9
  3. James LaFratta                    M        54       7:09.9
  4. John Winkert                       M        64       11:43.0

Event:  3000 meters

  1. Terry McLaughlin               M        59       13:10.0
  2. James LaFratta                    M        54       15:02.4
  3. John Winkert                       M        64       23:31.2

Event:  5000 meters

  1. Ted Poulos                           M        58       25:14.5

Make sure you don’t miss a post from FARC!

I ask people from the club frequently, “How do you get your updates about FARC?” and the answer is usually Facebook. Unfortunately I also hear that club members miss a lot of information. Hopefully I can help.

The Facebook News Feed can be a bit of a mystery. You see something at the top and wonder why Leslie just finished the Icy 8? Its the middle of summer… only to realize the post is 7 months old.

Did you know you can set preferences for what people and groups you want to see first in your News Feed? Its not what I would call intuitive and the instructions are different depending on if you are on your computer or your phone. Hopefully we can help a little bit. 

Instructions for setting News Feed preferences from your computer (https://www.facebook.com/help/1188278037864643):

  1. Click  in the top right of Facebook.
  2. Select Settings & Privacy > News Feed Preferences.
  3. Click See First.
  4. Select a person or Page to see first by clicking  next to their name.

 

Instructions for the mobile app:

  1. Tap More in the top right of Facebook.
  2. Scroll down and tap Settings and Privacy > Settings > News Feed Preferences.
  3. To adjust your News Feed preferences:
    • Tap Prioritize who to see first to make posts from people or Pages appear at the top of your News Feed. 
    • Tap the people or groups that you want to see first.

FARC Track Meet at JMHS

Date:  September 1 (Tuesday);  Time: 6:30 p.m. EDT

Weather:  Overcast/Rainy, T~75F, DP~75F, RH 100%, Wind:  ENE ~5-10 mph

Participants: 6 (2 events)

Event:  1 Mile

  1. Terry McLaughlin               M        59       6:25.3
  2. Steven Konopa                   M        50       6:31.3
  3. Kirk Gordon                         M        64       7:22.4
  4. James LaFratta                    M        54       7:37.8
  5. James Scarborough           M        62       7:44.3

Event:  2 Miles

  1. Terry McLaughlin               M        59       13:32.7
  2. Steven Konopa                   M        50       15:09.5
  3. Kirk Gordon                         M        64       15:34.6
  4. James Scarborough           M        62       16:05.2
  5. James LaFratta                    M        54       16:36.1
  6. John Winkert                       M        64       27:04.3