If you have
any questions about the social calendar, contact our Activities
August 29th - Salem Lake Breakfast Run. Salem Lake shelter. Run at 8:30, breakfast at 9:30. Special event! TCTC cook-off pot-luck. Bring your secret family recipe for a chance at a $50 gift certificate. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are bringing something. Not to worry, we won't let Bruce bring his grits.
September 10th - National Run to Work Day The 7th annual RRCA National Run to Work Day. Are you weird enough to commute on foot? Are you clever enough to handle complex logistical problems? Do you have a shower at work, or the courage not to care?
October 10th - Salem Lake Breakfast Run. Salem Lake shelter. Run at 8:30, breakfast at 9:30. A nice lap around the lake followed by a plethora of great breakfast foods including gourmet coffee, bagels, fresh fruit, and the all important etc.
November 27th - Thanksgiving Day Hash Run. 9:00 a.m. A good excuse to run 4-5 miles before we gorge ourselves the rest of the day. Hosted by Dennis and Kathy McNeil at their home at 1216 Ashburton Ln in Winston-Salem. You can call them at 725-2305 if you need more detailed directions.
December 4th - TCTC Holiday Party. 7:30-midnight at the Vintage Theater (corner of Main St and Vintage Ave). $5 cover per member, $10 for non-members. Come in your best holiday festive attire and be prepared to be in shock when you discover that your running partners certainly do clean up well! The Winter Wonderland Party will be catered by Convenient Cuisine and the required festive libations (beer, wine, & soda) will be provided. Put up those smelly running shoes and bring out the dancing shoes as we'll be dancing all night to the tunes being spun by DJ Jake Lookabill. The evening will run from 7:30 PM to midnight.
January 1st - Hangover Hash Run 10:00 am. Shake off the cobwebs and sweat out all that champagne. If that doesn't work, eat a bunch of doughnuts and carb up for watching football. This year's run will be hosted by Brant and Betsy Armentrout at 4138 Chatham Hill Drive. The fun begins at 10:00 am with the run starting things off to clear our heads, followed by snacks and maybe even some Krispy Kreme donuts. Call 794-0457 is you get lost, Ben's great at directions.
February 7th - Track Club Winter Seminar. 6:00-8:30 pm. Shake off that winter chill at our Winter Seminar. Meet us at the Enrichment Center on South Marshall. We'll get started at 6:00 pm with a social hour and have dinner at 7:00, with our great speaker, Joan Nesbit Mabe to follow. Make plans now to join us for a fun and informative evening with your fellow runners. The Enrichment Center located at 1006 South Marshall Street. $5 per person will be charged at the door. From I-40 East Business take the Cherry Street/Convention Center Exit, left on High Street, then right onto Marshall, follow Marshall for ½ mile or so… the Enrichment Center will be on your left, enter from the left side of the building. From I-40 West Business take the Cherry Street Exit, an immediate left onto 1st Street, then a left onto Marshall, see above. We look forward to seeing you! Contact Jill Reich or Kristen Kidd.
- St. Patrick's Day Hash Run. 4:00 pm at the home of Joan Crewson and Keith Stone, 294 West End Blvd in Winston-Salem. When else can you
finish off a 4 mile run with green beer? If you've never done
a hash run, they're loads of fun. A hash is an easy, social three
or four mile run intended for runners of all paces. The run will
be followed by refreshments chez "Stone and Joan." Hope
you can make it.
April 2nd - Cooper River Bridge Run. See WEB page for details, list of hotels is available online.
April 24th - Salem Lake Breakfast run. Salem Lake shelter. Run at 8:15, breakfast at 9:30.
April 28th - Finish Line Seminar. 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Hosted by Brant and Betsy Armentrout at 4138 Chatham Hill Drive. If you've ever wanted to know what going on behind the scenes on race day, this is the seminar for you. We'll cover setting up a finish line, the number of people needed and the functions they perform, preparing results, and operating the equipment. If you're interested in becoming a Finish Line Director, or just want to know what all those people standing around are doing, come by for an interesting two hours. Please RSVP to Keith Stone so we know how many copies of the handouts to make.
May 15th - Track Club Picnic. 4:30PM. Tanglewood Shelter #2. This is our once a year get-together where we actually conduct business and you get to vote so you don't want to miss it. The new TCTC Board will be elected and Tim "Powerpoint" Starets will have over the track club reins to his heir apparent, Betsy "Short but Sweet" Pearce. This gathering will be a BYOM party (bring you own meat) and everyone is asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share. Grills will be available for you and yours to cook your meat of choice, along with a generous selection of adult and alternative beverages for swillin'. Bring the family and stay a bit.
May 21st - Winston-Salem Triathlon and Multi-Sport Club Spring Fling Everyone who likes to eat, drink, dance, and party is welcome to attend. They will have a live DJ, beer, wine and a catered dinner. The entry fee of $30 includes a raffle ticket for a new Trek 2200 that will be given away the night of the event. Proceeds will go to produce the Kid's Triathon in Winston-Salem. You can
June 13th - Salem Lake Breakfast run. Salem Lake shelter. Run at 8:30, breakfast at 9:30.
August 13th - 4th Annual Poker Run - Hosted by Cook household at 444 Arbor Road. Starts at 4:00 p.m. Call them at (336) 727-0801 if you get lost. This is a sociable 3-4 mile run in which each runner receives a randomly dealt playing card at the start and at various points along the course. Runners with the best and worst poker hands receive awards. A "cooling off" happy hour with cold libations and snacks will follow.
August 18th - TCTC Night with the Warthogs. Join us on THIRSTY THURSDAY, AS MEMBERS GET IN FREE to see the 7:15 game! Also, TCTC members will have the opportunity to participate in those oh! So amusing between-innings-games, so come on out just to see fellow runners do the "dizzy bat" race after a few beers! Again, we make it so easy for you that you almost HAVE to come out and join us, just show up a few minutes early (earlier if you want to be in on a game) check in at our TCTC table for your free ticket, then stroll through the gates for an evening of baseball, beverages and boffo company! Is that cool, or what? (Nonmembers will be responsible for their own tickets).
Note: Hash runs are fun runs that are led by a
"hare" who, given a ten minute head start, leaves a
trail of flour or "hash marks" for the pursuing pack
to follow. Some marks are easily found, other are more obscure
and require lead runners to split up and look in several directions.
This gives the slower runners a chance to catch up. hash runs
are typically involve unusual areas or terrain. They are not races,
but rather social runs that can be enjoyed by the elite racer
or casual runner. No great running speed or skill is required.