Photo of the start of the 2007 Crosstown Unity Run.

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Meeting Minutes, Aug 5, 2007

Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 4:00 p.m.

  1. Those attending the meeting:  Keith and Amy Meyers, Karen Hyde, Steve Riley, Don and Lori Cackler, Tanya Spacek and Jorge Carvajal.
  2. Molly Wood's treasurer's report was read.  The balance was $5,193.37 on August 2nd.
  3. Members shared their recent activities.  Jorge brought memorabilia from his east coast summer competitions and provided interesting anecdotes.  His goal is to qualify for Boston again.
  4. Tanya spoke about the Great Plains Running Company's Perry Lake October race.
  5. Steve provided flyers for the Sandrats Trail Run planned for Oct 7 @ 8:30 am. as well as for the Clinton Cross Country Challenge scheduled for Dec 2 @ 1 pm.
  6. Gene's Thanksgiving Day race update was reviewed by the group:
    1. Sponsors:
      • Dennis Anthony Chiropractic will be a sponsor.
      • Jon Francis will donate gift certificates again, supply race numbers and use the downtown store for packet pickup.
      • Marsha Odgers (Run-Girl clothing line) has donated $50.
      • Great Harvest & The Merc - Greg Burger has verbal OKs.
      • HyVee - needing their final approval. Don spoke with 23rd St. manager
      • Dillons - still need to check (Dee will ask Karen Braman).
      • We could use a few more to help cover costs and add to the list of sponsors before we print the shirts.
    2. Parking: Rick Renfro said parking at Johnny's will be OK for race day. He offered two $25 gift certificates if someone would stop by to pick them up. Did not need to list him as a sponsor.
    3. New Course: Ed Payne's suggestion to change the course is really close to being 5K.  The change: last year at 8th & Ash we jogged south to then east and back, then to the levee. This year: turn NORTH from 8th & Ash, go north to 8th & Locust, east on 9th, south to Oak, west back to 8th, then onto the levee. Ed, Dee and I plan to measure & finalize the new route late August. (see map handout). Will need to notify city officials.
    4. New course will need at least 6 more volunteers to watch new street corners. At least a dozen would be a be the safe number.  Need a coordinator for volunteers.
    5. Jon Francis said to keep the cost about the same, we'd have to stick with the same white shirts as last year. They are $12.60 each (60 cents higher than last year).  2 or 2 1/2 weeks preferred to get shirt orders in, but could do one week before if artwork was done ahead of time.  Another source for shirts is Midwest Graphics.
    6. Ellen Young has info on cost of medals.  She will share that with members soon. Another source for medals is "Hasty" in Ottawa.
    7. Release of entry form: after getting due dates for Jon Francis, we'll print entries and go on-line with  Add any new sponsors as they come in.

  7. Coming events with runLawrence, etc.
    • Sat, Aug 11 - Red Dog Run 3 (Ellen is coordinating finish line & results. Could use 2 more club members to help, club equipment rented) Tanya said she would be willing to help.
    • Sat, Aug 18 - Quantrill's Raid Fun Run 5K/10K (by Watkins Museum, not a race?)
    • Sun, Sep 9 - Mass Street Mile, Parks & Rec (club clock rented)
    • Sat, Sep 15 - Clinton N Shore Trail Run, 8.5 Mile
    • Sat, Oct 7 - Sandrat Trail Run (club equipment rented)
    • Sat, Oct 13 - Topeka Half Marathon & 5K (new this year)
    • Sat, Oct 13 - Jared Coones 5K, Olathe (MARA event)
    • Sat, Oct 20 - KC Marathon, Half Marathon (MARA)
    • Sat, Oct 27 - WOW 5K, 9 am (Steve Riley to help, club equipment rented) Other volunteers may be needed for this one.
    • Sat, Oct 27 - KU Spirit Sprint (Homecoming) Run, 2 pm (may ask for more advice from club)
    • Sat, Nov 3 - Parks & Rec Turkey Trot, Haskell (club clock rented)
    • Nov 17 - Field of Promise 5K, Grace EPC (Bob Woods, club equipment rented)
    • Thu, Nov 22 - Thanksgiving 5K, runLawrence (plan to volunteer if you can)
    • Sun, Dec 2 - Clinton Cross Country Challenge (club equipment rented)
  8. Amy's FSHS Cross Country team is selling Pizza Street (on 6th) dining cards for $10.00.
  9. The meeting adjourned.
  10. Next meeting: Sun, Sept 2 (during Labor Day weekend) 4 pm at LMH.

Lori Cackler