End of Summer Edition 09-01-14

Dear Running Families,

Sept 3rd Tag 2

As the summer of 2014 takes its final lap around the seasons track we turn our thoughts to school, new beginnings, challenges and setting goals for the school year. A warm welcome to both our returning runners and to those joining us for the first time. The Five Points Runners Club is more than just a running club — it’s a community! Below you will find some key information and dates.

Apparel & Fees: We have restructured our registration fees for this season. Fees will be an all-inclusive range of $120 to $250 and will include race fees, insurance and team apparel. Apparel consists of: track jacket, track pants, practice tee shirt, competition shorts, and competition singlet. All athletes must have the team apparel. Returning athletes can purchase only those items needed. The fee schedule is as follows:
* New Members $250
* Existing Members with Apparel $120
* Existing Members without Apparel $120 plus apparel cost
* Spring New Joiners (April-July) $200

Season Kick-Off, Potluck Party & Registration: We will begin practice on Wednesday, September 3rd. Additionally, we will hold our season kick-off on Friday, September 5, at 6:00 pm. This will be a potluck celebration and will also serve as registration and apparel pick-up. Please download, complete and bring all forms to our registration; we will also have copies available. Also bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport if we do not already have one on file (you need not bring the original). Proof of birth is required by our track and field governing associations.

Fifth Avenue Mile Update: Our first event of the season will be the Fifth Avenue Mile on Saturday, September 13, 2014. NYRR has informed us that this event may not be supported as a part of their program for track teams. We continue to work closely with them to get a final determination. We will keep you informed.
As always, let us know if you have any questions. Wishing you all a great start to the school year, and looking forward to seeing you on the track!

Happy Running!

Lydia Vanderloo
John Wiltshire
Five Points Runners Club, Inc.
email: fivepointsrunners@gmail.com
web: www.fivepointsrunners.com