7/12/18: PCVRC – The Running Issue

Hi Pike Creek Runner!
What Are You Doing Tonight?
Your PCVRC is sponsoring a run tonight (Thursday 7/12), the Smiles for Meredith 5K at the Deerpark Tavern. Race goes off at 6:30 so be early to register if you have not already. If you can still register on-line, use PCVRC for 20% off…and why not make a donation to the scholarship fund while you’re at it?

Race Results & Recognition
A small group of PCVRC members participated in the 2018 USATF National Mountain Race championships this past weekend. The event was held at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire. Greg Cauller, Zach Chupa, Matt Cutrona formed a PCVRC men’s 40yr team that placed 4th overall in the 40-49 age group. Greg and Zach each placed 3rd in their individual age groups. Lynn Knothe also ran this crazy “uphill” event. Looking good in the new singlets!

Howard Laws Summer XC Series
This is a great event put on at Bellevue all summer long. Races begin Tuesday June 5 at 6:30 PM at Bellevue State Park. Cost is $30.00 for the series or $5.00 for each individual race. Races are held every other Tuesday. (There is a park fee, car pool or park in the Corporate Business lot and walk).
July 17 is the team competition! PCVRC has won the team event in the past! Anyone want to help put together a team? Reply to dirk.sweigart@gmail.com if interested.

Delaware Distance Classic
The 36th edition of the Delaware Distance Classic 15K & 5K, our club’s signature event, is scheduled for Sunday October 7, 2018 in Delaware City. Registrations are running well-ahead of last year. Look for a special DDC issue of this newsletter!

USATF
At the conclusion of the spring road race season in June the club is in 3rd place in the 2018 club challenge competition. We have had strong support and very good attendance at all of the spring road races. The only exception to that being the Valley Forge run which is an annual challenge due to its proximity to the Boston marathon.

We need more runners for the trail series. The trail races are frequently attended by the minimum number of USATF club members – 5. This is a great opportunity for YOU to score for the club as one of the five! There are 2 events remaining for 2018 as the August event has been cancelled. Despite all of the the challenges, the club is currently in 3rd place in the 2018 club challenge.

Meetups
Our weekly running meet-ups continue: Tuesdays at the Newark Reservoir at 6PM; Thursdays at 6PM at Delcastle Recreation; and Sundays 8AM at Panera on Main Street Newark. Now that the weather has begin to warm, please come on out and join us for a group run!

6/22/18: Crabowitz, Beer Social 7/16, Membership

Hi Pike Creek Runner!

PCVRC Summer Social at Dew Point Brewing Co. in Yorklyn, Monday, July 16th, 6:30 PM

Not Saturday. Not Sunday. Monday night!
Reminder…we have rented the entire Dew Point Brewing Co. in Yorklyn just for PCVRC members and friends. Now we need you…and your friends!
PCVRC will be providing pizzas and tabletop Jenga. Dew Point has cornhole and a disc golf net. You’re also welcome to bring your special dish or contribution. Come any time from 6:30 to 9 PM. Come after your run, we don’t care!
RSVP’s make us feel better! E-mail Dirk at
 with your RSVP!

Thank you from the Crabowitz

“Another successful ‘Crabowitz’ party in the books!!  Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed good food, drinks and GREAT friends!  We are so grateful and appreciative of your VERY generous donations for our two charities this year, Stand up to Cancer and Sojourners Place, our local homeless shelter.  We raised $2,063!!!!

We can’t thank everyone enough and look forward to seeing everyone next year.”

Rich and Tricia Szymanski:

Membership

The club currently stands at 118 family memberships with 193 club members.  Thanks to Christina Xia for handling our membership so well!  

We have two new members: Alex and Anna Wise!  Welcome to the club!

Membership is only $25 and is good for your entire family. As a 501c(3), PCVRC membership is also tax deductible. Also, any member who races for PCVRC in 4 or more USATF races within a calendar year, and remains a member of USATF, will receive a complimentary PCVRC membership for the following calendar year.  We will notify members in January if they are eligible for a free PCVRC membership.   

New members who join on or after June 1 but before October 1 pay a reduced rate of $15 to cover their membership for the remainder of the current calendar year.  All members who join or renew before October 1 are subject to our standard renewal policy. Anyone who joins on or after October 1st pays $25 that includes the remainder of the current calendar year plus the following calendar year.  Membership Renewals will be accepted beginning at the December holiday party and are due by March 31.   

To renew your dues online, go to: www.pcvrc.com/join.php. 

Or you may send a $25 check or money order (payable to PCVRC) to: PCVRC, PO Box 3259, Wilmington, DE 19804

Please let us know what you’ve been up to!!  For inclusion in the next newsletter, send your race results, PRs, and running related stories by replying to this message or by sending a separate email to: .

Current and all past News Bulletins are online: http://pcvrc.com/pcvrc-news-bulletins-2/

2018 Nominees – PCVRC Board 

 

Officers

            Dirk Sweigart, President

Wes Stafford, VP

           Adam Shilling, Secretary

            Lenora Wagner, Treasurer

Other Voting Members:   

            Tom Steenkamer – USATF

            Dan Suher – DDC Race Co-Director

            Christina Xia – Membership 

            Ray Christensen – Emeritus   

            Grace Carr – Communications/Marketing

            Sheri Sweigart – Social  

            Jerry Herman – At Large

Links for Club Members

PCVRC Events Calendar: www.pcvrc.com/pcvrc-events-calendar/
PCVRC News Bulletins: www.pcvrc.com/pcvrc-news-bulletins-2/
PCVRC Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/289855916248/

Sponsors Page – if you visit them, mention you are a member of PCVRC: 

Wilmington Trust offers wealth advisory services for families, individuals, business owners, corporations and institutions.
www.wilmingtontrust.com/wtcom

Foot Care Group provides comprehensive care and treatment of the foot and ankle.
www.FootCareGroup.org

Harvest Market provides organic and natural foods, nutritional supplements, and natural health care products.
www.HarvestMarketNaturalFoods.com

Cheskin Chiropractic
Dr. Jeff Cheskin is a club member & long-time sponsor w/20+ years experience.
www.cheskinchiropractic.com

M&T Bank offers personal & business banking, credit cards, mortgages, investments.

www.mtb.com

New Balance Brandywine & Christiana stores offer a 20% discount to PCVRC club members.

www.NBretail.com

Delaware Meadery – Liquid Alchemy Beverages is located on located on Brookside Drive across from Banning Park. 

www.liquidalchemybeverages.com

5/10/18: Fallen Heroes 5K, C25K Program, Howard Laws XC

PCVRC Member,
Here are three very exciting running opportunities with a Pike Creek connection.  Come and run/train/party with your club!
Dirk Sweigart,  President 

Jim Steele and Fallen Heroes
The Fallen Heroes 5K will be held on Thursday May 24th hosted by our very own Jim Steele.  The race is held at St. Peter’s School in New Castle, DE and starts at 6:30pm.  It’s a nice course, voted as one of the 10 Best Scenic Courses by USA Today!  Plenty of food and free beer post-race.  Prizes to top overall male/female runners as well as top male/female masters overall runners. Details and registration can be found on Races2run.com.  It’s just the beginning of the twilight 5k racing season so we hope to see you all there.  Come out, support Jim and the Fallen Heroes and hang out with us by the Pike Creek sign!

Pike Creek’s “C25K”  hosted by David Berger
Here we go again with this ever-popular event!  It’s a 7-week program this spring, May 15 – June 26.  Sign Up here and then meet at the Newark Reservoir next Tuesday at 6 PM. 
https://runsignup.com/Race/DE/Newark/PCVRCTrainingProgram

Howard Laws Summer XC Series
This is a great event put on at Bellevue all summer long. Races begin Tuesday June 5 at 6:30 PM at Bellevue State Park. Cost is $30.00 for the series or $5.00 for each individual race. Races are held every other Tuesday. (There is a park fee, car pool or park in the Corporate Business lot and walk).

Race dates: June 5, 19, July 3, 17 (team competition – PCVRC has won the team event in the past!), 31 and Aug 14. Registration starts at 5:00 PM. Shirts to runners who pay $30.00 for the entire series while supplies last.

Team competition benefits 21st Century Fund for Delaware Children.

Links for Club Members
PCVRC Events Calendar: www.pcvrc.com/pcvrc-events-calendar/
PCVRC News Bulletins: www.pcvrc.com/pcvrc-news-bulletins-2/
PCVRC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/289855916248/