October Rain Brings Double Runs!
Just when you thought you may have to wait until next year for that milestone shirt, Mother Nature provides some much needed rain and granted us two double runs in a row! The season may be winding down as we inch closer and closer to December, but there are still races to run! Congratulations to all who braved the wind and rain at this year’s Sekani Trail Run and Hayden Lake Marathon!
Special programming note; this week we’ll only have half the ballroom due to another event. As a result, parking will be across the street at the Hotel RL by Red Lion Spokane at the Park
This week, we’ll run over six bridges (whaaa!?), Fleet Feet will have Saucony in the house, and afterwards, Deschutes Brewery will be providing plenty of after-run hydration and swag. After the run, stick around and watch some Thursday night football at the bar! Only 6 runs remain until the end of the regular season, so be sure to hit up the remaining runs and get those milestones you’ve been chasing all year! See you at 6:00 PM this Thursday at Ripples!
Featured Brewery: Deschutes
Deschutes Brewery is back again as our beer sponsor for October and will be providing us with after-run hydration all month long! You can check out a selection of their beer right after the run! “Good people drink good beer.” – Hunter S. Thompson
The Flying Irish Halloween Party is Coming!
Join us next week for our annual Halloween Party! DJ Marathon will be in the house with plenty of music and dancing, we’ll have games, awards for best male and female costume, and giveaways courtesy of Deschutes Brewery! Get those costumes ready!
Board of Director Elections
It’s that time of the year where we begin taking nominations for the Board positions that will be up for election. We have 3 positions up for election, which are:
- Sponsor Liaison
If you are interested or know someone who might be qualified for any of those positions (the position descriptions and other criteria for each of the positions can be found in our Bylaws) send an email to our Secretary, Robert Teal, at firstname.lastname@example.org Nominations must be received by November 1st.
2016 Flying Irish Grant
Have you ever had the opportunity to run a race but decided you couldn’t do it because it was too expensive? Or you really want to run your first “X” race and couldn’t pull the trigger on signing up? Well, the Flying Irish Running Club wants to help you get to that starting line with the “FLYING IRISH KEEP ON RUNNING” GRANT!!We will be awarding three Grants this year for a grand total of up to $400 to help our members out in accomplishing the Flying Irish’s mission of promoting an active lifestyle through running. To apply for the Grant simply follow the link below and download the application. The deadline for submission of applications is November 12th. The winners will be announced at the End of Season Party. http://www.flyingirish.org/flying-irish-grant/
The night is dark and full of runners so it’s time to think about visibility as night is coming earlier and earlier. We’ve got our awesome reflective vests and jackets for sale, so stop by during the run and pick one up! Be safe, be seen, and be stylish!
Weekly Route (click on the image)