Temperatures are rising in Muskoka but that has not stopped intrepid runners from continuing to come out in good numbers for MARS workouts Tuesdays (6:15 am at Conroy Park), Thursdays (6:15 am at Conroy Park) and Sundays (7:30am). The club has welcomed many new members this summer and we are hoping to show growth when we launch into our fall cross country season. For the past two years we’ve been noted as “that little new team from the north”. We have had many great results in our first two years and would like to grow, both by fielding a larger group of runners and by improving our team results. Come out and give us a try. Drop ins welcome. Simply download a waiver CLICK HERE and bring $5.
Don’t forget our awesome Tuesday MARS Fun Runs re-commence for 6 weeks beginning Tuesday August 4 at the Hunter’s Bay Trail at 6pm. Details can be found here. You can sign up online or in person (show up 5:45). The runs are free to MARS members and $5 for drop ins. You can jog or race these events, as they are timed and everyone gets a race number.
Finally, don’t forget to pencil in the dates of our XC races on your calendar. You can commit to as few as you would like. Our final two races involve overnight stays and the club is hoping to take care of a large portion of the travel and accomodation expenses for runners who compete in the Ontario and/or Canadian XC Championships. Anyone wanting to try out the September 27 or November 1 races in Toronto can race on us (free entry) if you have never run a Masters XC race for MARS. You would enter yourself and once you have completed the event will be reimbursed by the club:
Taylor Creek 5K Cross Country 5K – Sept 27, Taylor Creek, Toronto, 1 pm
Muskoka Mud Run 5 or 9K – October 3
Sunnybrook Park 8K – November 1, Sunnybrook Park, Toronto, 1 pm
Ontario Cross Country Championships 5K – Etobicoke – Nov 15 (arrive November 14)
Canadian Cross Country Championships 8K – Kingston ON – Nov 28 (arrive November 27)
See you on the roads and trails…