Message from the President
I am excited about our Club for 2013. The membership continues to grow each year. We are adding more families than ever before. Our members that I remember as just kids now have kids that compete in the Kid's Day at the Races and in school.
At least three or four times a month I get an inquiry about our Club. Usually it is from someone just starting out who wants to join but doesn't want to be intimidated by the faster runners. I love these questions. I can honestly say that we have anything from walkers (Thursday nights) to racers. We have social members and we have Boston Marathon qualifiers. The best part is we all get along and watch out for and encourage each other. Please come to any of our scheduled runs and introduce yourself and you will feel the welcome back.
Many of our members also take advantage of the many discounts we get at local vendors.
The West Chester Running Club is also a club that gives back to the community. Our Kid's Day at the Races is a huge hit with the young ones and their families. Each child gets a medal and a chance to pick out a book. The sparkle in the eyes of the children is precious to see. Our Scholarship Fund continues to help graduating high school runners in Chester County. Our coaching has helped many runners improve exponentially. And we support the local business community with the best First Friday social night in West Chester.
Please come and join us. If you are not sure, then call me (484-410-6780) or email me (email@example.com) and I will answer your questions.
Kids Day at the Races was held June 14, 2013 at Oakbourne Park. Check back for details of the 2014 race.
Applications for the 2014 West Chester Running Club Scholarship are due by May 16, 2014.
Announcing the 2013 WCRC Scholarship Recipients
The West Chester Running Club (WCRC) is proud to announce that four (4) winners have been selected for receipt of a WCRC Scholarship this year. The four winners are all excellent examples of students who have a strong commitment to running, have served their community, and have accomplished a great deal in the classroom. Our winners are Adams Daramy of Malvern Prep, Anne Birkenmaier of Unionville, Ryan Markle of Downingtown West, and Tyler Timmins of Phoenixville. Our winners received their awards at the Kid’s Day at the Races on June 14th Oakbourne Park in Westtown. As members of the WCRC, we should all be very proud of the Club’s efforts towards recognizing deserving young student athletes beginning in 2003. Since then, we have awarded almost $35,000 in scholarships. We are investigating new approaches for raising donations for our Scholarship Fund, so if you have any interest in assisting with the process or creative ideas, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.