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SAN FRANCISCO ROAD RUNNERS CLUB

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update and More  - Sept. 19, 2020
The health and safety of our runners is our #1 priority

We encourage you all to check the air quality before running outside. Then choose accordingly. The smoke from the wildfires is still with us as you can see and smell.

Additionally, COVID-19 isn't going away and our actions save lives. So, please...
👉🏾 Wear a mask. 
👉🏾 Wash your hands. 
👉🏾 Physically distance.
👉🏾 Avoid mixing with people outside your household. 

Primarily based upon the pandemic, our SFRRC runs remain canceled until further notice and the City's Public Health Order for residents to STAY HOME continues

On a positive note, we can go outside for a run (assuming AQI is OK). That is not canceled. Of course, when outside, please be ever vigilant to maintain physical distancing of at least six feet from any other person (we encourage far more additional space when exercising particularly if running behind another person based upon simulations that we've seen), avoid groups, and 
cover your face.

In our efforts to keep the SFRRC community connected and healthy we have brought back "Yoga for Runners / Athletes Lab" on Wednesday evenings, host weekly scavenger hunts and other contests, our next Book Club read discussion is coming soon, and we're still encouraging running, of course!

High Level: Our sincere THANK YOU to every grocery store worker, pharmacist, delivery worker, and, of course, our nurses (including our March Member of the Month - Diodita) and doctors, and everybody on the front line and helping support our healthcare system and keep our city safe. Plus, to the researchers in the scientific community looking to find a cure for this pandemic, thank you.


Personal LevelLet’s do our best to make this time a little better for othersIf you run, from afar maybe give a nod, wave, smile, "hello" or a thumbs up. And, on a different note, let's say "thank you" a little more often to those serving us. The world can use more love right now and everybody appreciates it. Social isolation is also real, so during these trying times let's check in with our loved ones and others too. We are grateful that the SFRRC spirit is alive and that you are such a conscientious and empathetic crew.

Additionally and fundamentally, we stand in solidarity and support of everybody's right to safety and stand against all forms of racism, bigotry, hatred, injustice, and violence. Where others seek to divide, let us promote unity. To our Black community, please know we are your allies. We are listening, learning, and taking steps to be better and make this a safe and equitable place for you and all. We have updated ouSFRRC Code of Conduct Policy with this in mind and in our steadfast commitment to be an anti-racist organization. Please consider joining us for our upcoming book club read of "Race Across America." 

We appreciate each one of you very much and look forward to seeing you (and running with you) again. Please stay safe, positive, and be good to YOU. With 
much gratitude and hope. We miss each one of you. âœŒðŸ¼ï¸â¤ï¸


Live happy. Lift others. Let's make this world (and our city) a better place.

John Brust 😷
President, SFRRC

P.S. It is with joy that we bring this uplifting story to you. We held back on sharing immediately because we needed to be attentive to the coronavirus situation/health orders that were beginning. But, in the first half of March, Chau Smith completed her quest of running a marathon in each of the 50 States... at the Big Island International Marathon (replete with waterfalls, surfers, lava beaches, sea spray, and rain forest) with all of her family present.

Club members: We'll keep you posted with weekly emails and updates when available. 


NOTE: Wash hands with soap and water, cover your cough or sneeze, and other guidance is available at the San Francisco Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.



What are your fitness/running goals? Join our SFRRC community to get connected during this shelter-in-place. We are hosting live "Athlete's Lab / Yoga for Runners" sessions via Zoom on Thursday evenings for Club Members and your guests. And if you need to go outside for a run or walk, we're having a running "challenges" happening each week. They are good fun! Plus, get an SFRRC running shirt and new mask (usable for running) that we've worked with Boco Gear on!


And after these days of solo running are over, we look forward to having you run with us, San Francisco's largest running club, on the streets (track and trails too) of our city, join us for our happy hours, 
educational club nights, breakfasts and more! Whether you are training for a 5k or marathon or just want to run with some good/kind people, the San Francisco Road Runners are with you.

 

We typically run five times a week: Saturday for our Club Runs (75+ runners), Tuesday nights at Kezar Track, Wednesday nights from Sports Basement-Presidio, Thursday nights along the Embarcadero, and Sunday mornings on trails in Marin. Now over 500 members (as of January 2019), and growing, of all ages and training paces from 7:00 min/mile to 11:00 min/mile, you'll find plenty running at your pace.

Run a race in Fall 2020 - with hope! Train or qualify for Boston with us or train for San Francisco or one of the World Marathon Majors or another destination race or one of your choice. It’s way more fun and a lot easier with others... especially the long runs.

SFRRC's inaugural Running Camp took place in early May of 2019 in Occidental and its surrounding trails/roads and the Sonoma coast... kicking-off on the lovely Kortum trail.


SFRRC Book Club - we read four books in 2019 and they began again in February 2020!

If you're not a club member, learn about the benefits & become a member today! Start getting our emails, connect with our running community, get run locations (group runs returning soon, fingers crossed), race discounts, shoe and store discounts, coaching/workouts, training schedules, and more.

In 2018, we begin our Member of the Month to recognize someone who brings a particularly positive contribution to the club... it might be from a comeback story, or their joyful/helpful presence at club runs, or they inspire others with their beautiful spirit, or they trained with us and ran one exceptional race.

We invite our all our San Francisco Road Runners Club members to join us on Strava (a joyful social network for runners). Think of it as a way to encourage one another and keep track of your running at the same time. Plus, look back at how you did on previous runs, workouts, and races.

More SFRRC info on Strava HERE . Regardless, we hope to see you soon. Please join us!


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Club Member of the Month
ANDREW WAMUGI

 
To this gentleman who has brought much joy to the San Francisco Road Runners and the sport of running... we say "Thank You!" Whether it's training with him on Tuesday nights at Kezar track or warming up around Stow Lake, or his company on our Saturday Club Runs, or his insight at Book Club, or simply his presence and support of our Yoga for Runners and other activities... it's a pleasure and he makes our community richer.

And even during COVID-19, he's still taking part in our virtual Yoga for Runners and Book Club, and you'll see him running with our SFRRC gear.

What advice would you give to runners or those training for a race eventually?
"Try to learn to enjoy the process. If you can fall in love with the process, you'll enjoy the experience of races much more no matter the outcomes."






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