Ok, team. We’ve got some bad news, some good news, and some bad news.
The first bad news is that we’ve had a relatively poor showing of interest for the customink shirts. So far we’ve barely met the 6-item limit for the men folk, and the women are coming in at 2. Even if we hit the minimums, the numbers would be well below my projection, so the cost would go way up. So I’m hereby putting the custom ink order out of its misery. Onto the good news.
We’ve found another vendor who can serve up singlets, tech tees, and any other manner of racing gear your heart desires. The tees themselves are a bit more expensive, but as I mentioned, they probably would have been anyway, and I have more faith in the quality of these goods. Instructions for accessing and ordering are below the slideshow.
And here’s the other bad part: because these shirts are sublimated and not screen printed, each one is manufactured especially for you. I know what you’re thinking: “I thought you said bad news!” This made-with-love process takes time, so shirts won’t be shipped until 6-8 weeks after we close the order. I’ve closed the order on May 11. So we’ll be a bit into racing season before anyone gets their shirts. It would have taken that long for singlets no matter what.
So one of the best parts about ordering from Champion is that each of you gets to pay on your own with your credit card, with no money changing hands between team members. Instructions for how to access the team store are here. Your temporary un/login is sbrc/carrollpark. Once you log in once, you will be asked to create your own account information, at which point you can put in your order. No late orders will be accepted, so hop to.
The First Annual (not a thing) SBRC Seersucker 2K is a go. Here’s what’s what:
A field of 20 runners will predict (with stunning accuracy) the results of this year’s Kentucky Derby. Each runner will be assigned a “post position”, corresponding to one of this year’s horses, and will predict his or her own 2K time. Then we’ll race, in two heats of ten runners. Whoever predicts closest to their actual time wins a bottle of genuine Kentucky Bourbon. The top three finishers (accuracy-wise, not speed-wise) determine SBRC’s predicted trifecta, and half the entry pool will be used to place our team bet.
Then we get beer at Ice House!
Only 20 runners can participate, but anyone with a funny hat can watch.* To register for the run, you still need to get in touch with Grace. You can also check out the official event page on Facebook, and message Grace from there.
UPDATE: Hurry, there are only 12 spots left!
*Funny Hat Optional.
Congratulations, SBRC runners:
And as always, a special thanks to our volunteer, Caitlin, Caroline, Hannah, and Jon!
Thanks to PPTC and NYCRUNS for putting on another lovely event. It was cold and very windy, but what can you do? I guess they could move the race to another season. That’d be a lot of fun. All the fun of this race, the hanging-out with friends, the brunch, and I guess the running, but in a temperature in which you weren’t dreading taking off your warm-up layers. But then Washington and Lincoln had to go get born in winter. What a bunch of historical jerks.
This year we also had 3 people compete in the whole 10 mile race. Bravo!
And thanks to Dan for his record-keeping efforts! You are an athlete and a scholar.
The legs are different lengths. The fist is about 3.25 miles, the second 3.35, and the third 3.4. About.
Team members are listed in running order
It was an awesome morning!
Thanks to you all, we raised $6676 and a truck-load (a literal truck-load) of donations for the Red Hook Initiative and all the people it helps. The Red Hook Initiative was very grateful for the support shown and their director personally took a minute to thank us for the donations. And we had a great time doing it! Running can be such a solitary sport, so it is always awesome to connect with the community, both the community of runners and the community we live in. You all were so generous with your time, money, and resources. Thanks again!
Special thanks to Caitlin for suggesting a Sunday event, Grace for suggesting a charity run, Caitlin, Amy, Rob, Graham, Marco, Birgit, and Ryan for planning it, 61 Local for hosting it ,and for the drinks, and all our pace setters, helpers, and schleppers. I would name names, but then I’d forget someone and then I’d be in trouble, so let’s just say thanks for everyone who helped in any way!
Join us at 9 AM on Sunday, November 4th for a run to raise money for the Red Hook Initiative. The cost is $10 and/or donations for RHI. That $10 also gets you free before/after run drinks from our generous host, 61 Local. We will then go on a fun group run of about 6 miles. We will have different pace groups so runners of all levels should come on out!
So be at the 61 Local (on Bergen between Smith and Court) at 9 AM.
Check out RHI’s website for what they are requesting.
And the facebook event page for more information.