Members of the Buckeye Striders made their way through the cold and rain to finish the Santa 5K on Saturday. Great job to all who participated!
The Buckeye Striders participated in a variety of food themed races during the past couple of weeks:
The Donut Run
The Hot Chocolate 15K
The Marysville Pumpkin Dash 5K
The GC 5K Wattle (Sharon got a pie!)
The Leftover Run
The Hungry Turkey
These ladies participated in the Buckeye 10K & Half Marathon in Penisula enjoying good company and beautiful scenary.
BJ competed in the Stache Dache 5K while Jodi & Linda slopped through the mud at the Viking Dash held at Alum Creek. Congrats to Linda who did the 5K and won her age group. Jodi did the 20K and came in 60 out 60 but she finished!
The rainy & cold weekend did not stop the Striders from participating in a variety of races during the weekend. Great job to all!
The Buckeye Striders weren't slowed down by the cold temperatures at the Columbus Marathon on October 21, 2018. Cindi, Laura M, Sharon A, Linda R completed the half marathon while Steve completed the full marathon. Congratulations to everyone who participated!
Our Buckeye Striders blazed through the hot summer with weekly walks but also a number of races including (but not limited to) Emerald City, Berlin 10K, Put-in-Bay Race, Heartland Half, Scheneider's Donut Run 5K/10K, Josephenium 4 Miler, the John Glenn 5K at the airport, Cat Caper, Run Like a Girl, Big Bad Wolfe, and the Heritage Trail Endurance Race.
The river overflowed the banks of Griggs Reservoir last Saturday! Despite sections of the road being closed to car traffic, we were able to get in enough miles -- until we reached this part.
Despite the not so ideal walking conditions, Tom found a valentine.
The Buckeye Striders were contacted by students from the Gahanna High School theater program for help with an unusual fundraiser -- they were collecting old shoes. (Is there a better group to contact for old shoes than a walking club?) About 11 students from the theater group are invited to Scotland for a theater conference in 2018. I'm not sure how these old shoes will help them, but we gave them a couple laundry baskets full of shoes.
The students were so thankful for our donation, they met us at Sharon Woods on a cold Saturday morning with a special thank you. Pictured with us are two of the students.
Break a leg in your Scotland performance!
The Buckeye Striders were hosted at a private event at the Columbus Running Company Dublin Store Sunday, November 12. Jim Jurcevich (an owner) talked to us about shoes and answered tons of questions for us. Outreach Coordinator Lisa Dillahunt helped plan the event and did a great job pointing us to winter clothing she has tried and recommends. Rachel and Brock were also very helpful!)
Thanks to all of the Buckeye Striders who brought snacks! It was fun!
In the back to the left is one of the CRC owners, Jim Jurcevich. Unfortunately, several Striders left before we could take a picture.
We love to walk, and do it FAST! Some, REALLY fast! Others, just have fun and get healthy.