January News and Announcements!

Happy New Year YRRC members,

This winter has been fairly mild so far—as a result are you able to progress with your running and fitness goals? Don’t forget about the other aspects of running (and in general health related) like nutrition, strength training, sleep, and stress management. I say this because I need the reminder myself! Let us all make positive strides this year!

And now, here is the news…

New YRRC Officers

Elections were completed, and for 2021 there is a new YRRC President and Vice President to fill the role when the prior officers stepped down from them.

Current Insurance Coordinator, Neal Barnaba, was elected President. Additionally, Eric Ferree was elected Vice President. Congratulations to Neal and Eric!

I would like to take time now to say thank you to our officers that stepped down for all of their time and efforts during their term. Thank you to Karen Mitchell (President) and Margaret Moore (Vice President) for taking the lead with so many Club projects and initiatives, as well as with the now Club-owned York White Rose Run.

An email of all Club officers and their roles will be coming your way soon.

Squirrelly Tail Twail Wun:

One of the local winter favorites, the Squirrelly Tail Twail Wun, is taking place soon on Sunday February 14th. A link for registration is below in the Upcoming Races section and it closes on Feb 11th. Register by Feb 1st to receive a shirt.

There will be wave starts (3-4 depending on the number of runners.) Aid stations will feature sealed food/drink items. For complete details please see the UltraSignUp page at the link below.

Winter Series:

Just another quick reminder here: January race dates have been moved to March, with race dates/times directly below. Please check social media outlets as we get closer to race date for any possible update(s).

Race dates/times

Jacobus 5 mile 02/06/2021 @ 9:00am (1 mile at 8:30)
Springettsbury 10k 02/20/2021 @ 9:00am (1 mile at 8:30)
John Rudy 5 mile 03/06/2021 @ 9:00am (1mile at 8:30) *NEW DATE*
Indian Rock 10k 03/20/2021 @ 9:00am (1 mile at 8:30) *NEW DATE*

COVID safety measures will be in place at every event – gathering limits are changing and we will keep you updated as the information is made available to us.
There will be no series points and no final awards ceremony this year
All registered participants will receive a YRRC Winter Series logoed item this year
Registration fee will remain the same as the previous few years
NO DAY-OF REGISTRATION AT ANY OF THE EVENTS – ONLINE ONLY REGISTRATION THIS YEAR – please help relay the registration info to other runners

Winter Series Virtual Challenge:

The new 2020-2021 Virtual Challenge registration has closed but participants have until the last day of winter (3/19/21) to complete their 135 miles. You can run any amount at a time, and submit your results as you go. You can run/walk any time, any place! Get out there and hit that 135 mile challenge—you can do it!

How to submit results:

How to upload photos:

Group runs:

Coming up on the last Thursday of the month (Jan 28th) is Thirsty Thursday Group Run at 6:00PM. It starts and ends at Liquid Hero Brewery and is an out-and-back on the Rail Trail. Run at your pace for 30 minutes out and then head on back! Enjoy some after-run camaraderie inside if you wish!

Also, keep an eye on the Club Facebook page for group trail runs on Tuesday evenings. Word on the street (ehhh, I mean the trail) is they might be starting up again in the not too distant future.

Upcoming races:

February 6 – Jacobus 5 miler

February 14 – Squirrelly Tail Twail Wun

February 20 – Springettsbury 10K

Monthly link:

One our Club’s races, the York White Rose Run, is getting some publication attention! My link below is to the website RunnersWeb, and for some background on the article, here is some info from York White Rose Run RD Karen Mitchell:

Race Results Weekly is the professional distance running results service providing results from over 2000 events annually, with exclusive coverage from races world wide.

This article covered long-standing races that held their event in 2020 despite the pandemic.  **York White Rose Run was included in this article, as the YRRC put on its 43rd running of the YWRR.**

RRW has as longstanding practice of using only one photo per article.  Out of all the races covered (out of a subset of all the races that happened in the world in 2020), York White Rose Run was selected to be featured!!!!

And don’t forget to Save the Date: September 25, 2021 for the 44th running!! 


Stay safe and thanks as always for reading,

Mark Landis
YRRC Publicity and Social Media Coordinator

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. (Oscar Wilde)

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