The leaves are turning (!!) and MARS is heading into fall! But before we do we have one more week of our summer schedule. Come out this Tuesday 6 pm or Thursday 6:30 am at Conroy Track so you can say you ran on MARS this summer. High schoolers, it’s never to late to get a head start on XC season! Next week, our organized runs will switch to Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 6:30 am. High Schoolers will have their own program Monday-Thursday after school and Saturdays at 9am. Details to follow.MARS would like to wish a fond farewell to graduated high schoolers headed off to university/college. Several of our runners will be running again this fall. Good luck to all in their future running endeavours!
Our high school team is hosting its annual Hoya Hills XC Invitational Tuesday September 23, 2014. This race serves as our major fundraiser to help us keep costs down for the team. If you are interested in volunteering race day at Arrowhead, please contact us through this website at the Contact tab.
Don’t forget the Run For A Way this Sunday in Bracebridge. Click Here for details.
Details for the fall Masters Cross Country Running Series can be found here. Help MARS climb up the Breslin Cup standings. You don’t have to commit to all the series races to help our team. Even one race helps. The more runners we have the better! Dates of races are Sept 28, November 2 and November 16. Most of us will not attend the October 5 race because of the Muskoka Mud Run (see below).
The awesome Muskoka Mud Run is back October 4. Get muddy, see fall colours, hear great music! Details here.
The Hardwood Hills 5 Peaks Trail race is September 20. Registration deadline is September 17. Details can be found here.
If you are considering running XC with us but on the fence, get inspired by Joe Pavey. Joe won the 10,000m at The European Track and Field Championships, 8 months after having a baby at age 40!
Finally, good luck to Chris “The 40 Year Old Virgin” Watson. Chris, 40, is running his first marathon Saturday August 30, 2014. We wish Chris luck and look forward him returning to as close as he comes to “normal” after he has this one under his belt.
See you on the roads….