Upcoming Club Events, May through August 2016

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GRAND PRIX AWARDS LUNCHEON – THURSDAY, MAY 26
The 2016 Annual Awards luncheon for the Rotary Elementary School Grand Prix will be held on Thursday, May 26h, at 12:00 noon, at the Wyndham Hotel and Conference Center in Peachtree City. All participants who finished in the top three in each age group, as recorded on the Peachtree City Running Club website, are invited to attend. The luncheon is free of charge to all runners who finished in the top three and for awardees age 16 and under, one parent is also admitted at no charge. Additional parents or guests are $15 per person.

Each age group winner will receive a customized plaque with the individual runner’s photo on the plaque. Members of the press normally attend so a group photo will usually appear in local papers. The Rotary Elementary School Grand Prix is a series of 16 races spread over the entire school year, with each race serving as a fund raiser for the individual school hosting the race. The series is a joint project of the Peachtree City Running Club and the Rotary Club of Peachtree City. If you have not had your photo already taken please contact George Martin.

For those winners who are unable to attend, an alternate awards ceremony will be held at the regular monthly meeting of the Peachtree City Running Club at 7:00 PM, on June 6, at the Crowne Plaza in Peachtree City. No meal is served but any winners who cannot attend the May 26h ceremony are encouraged to attend to receive their award and receive their proper recognition. For more information please contact George Martin at r2sun98@mindspring.com.

ALL AMERICAN 5K/10K – SATURDAY, MAY 28
The 7th Annual ALL AMERICAN 5K/10K is on Saturday, May 28, 2016 and it’s a great way to start off your Memorial Day Weekend!  The 5K starts at 8:30 AM and the 10K at 9:00 AM.  The races start and finish at the Fredrick Brown Amphitheater and are co-sponsored by Peachtree City Running Club and the American Legion Post 50. The event benefits all of our veterans and numerous other community programs.

Please join us in honoring all of our Veterans by running, walking, or being a Phantom Runner by donating $30 or more to the American Legion Post 50. All entrants receive a high tech shirt for their participation. All shirts must be picked up race morning by 8:00 AM.

Awards go to overall M/F finishers and top three M/F in each age group. Packet pickup begins at 6:30 a.m.

To register online, click on http://www.active.com/peachtree-city-ga/running/distance-running-races/7th-annual-all-american-5k-10k-2016?int

As always, we need a lot of volunteers to successfully pull this off.  If you are striving toward this year’s 1000 mile program, this can be one of your three volunteer requirements for the year.  If not, we need you to volunteer anyway out of the goodness of your heart!!  To volunteer, contact the Race Director, Leigh Blood, at 404-775-9697 or e-mail at RoadRunnerA4@Att.net.

CLUB GRAND PRIX / MARATHON RELAY, SATURDAY JUNE 4
Registration for the 6th Annual Peachtree City Marathon, presented by the Peachtree City Running Club and Tri-PTC, is open!  Teams of four will run a race together completing a marathon.  For more information and to register, visit the event’s page at www.ptcrc.com/marathonrelay.  Please spread the word about the race!  This event is free and will also serve as the PTCRC Grand Prix for the month.
CLUB MEETING, MONDAY, JUNE 6
We meet at 7:30 Pm at the Crowne Plaza Conference Center.  Our guest speakers will be Rich Kenah, President of the Atlanta Track Club and Mary Ford, Chairman of the ATC Board, who will be updating us on the programs and future of the ATC.

SUMMER TRACK CLASSIC SERIES – WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 AND JULY 6 & 7

Join us for this traditional favorite – a low-key, all-fun event at Riley Field adjacent to PTC Elementary School.  Registration starts at 6 PM with the first event at 6:30.  As always, we need volunteers each week.  This is a great way to get in your three volunteer requirements for the 1000 Mile Jacket!!

PEACHTREE 10K BUS SIGN UP FOR SATURDAY, JULY 4
Registration for the club’s buses to the Peachtree Road Race is open. We are chartering two buses–a Party Bus and a Family Bus, and these buses will pick you up in Peachtree City at McIntosh High School and drop you off at the start of the race. After the race, the buses will pick you up at the finish line and return you to McIntosh High School. The cost of a bus seat is $10 for club members and $20 for non-club members. To register, you can reserve a bus seat and pay for the seat at http://ptcrc.com/bus/. Please note, your reservation is not confirmed until you receive an email from Kevin Killory listing your seat reservation. In the event that either bus is filled, you can be placed on a wait list, and once a seat opens, you will be given a chance to confirm your seat on the bus.  The party bus is now filled but there are about 30 seats left on the family bus. If you would like to register for the family bus, please go to the link indicated and fill out the form.
ANNUAL FOURTH OF JULY FAMILY PICNIC – SATURDAY, JULY 4
There is no club meeting for July. However, in lieu of the monthly meeting, we will once again have our annual family picnic on July 4th graciously hosted by Dick and Jan Allis (202 Camp Creek Trail, Peachtree City), from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The club will provide BBQ, lemonade, tea, some sodas, and water. Guests are asked to bring either a side dish or dessert. Come celebrate the 4th and swap war stories about the race that morning!
Please help us get an accurate headcount and save money so we don’t order too much food by completing the survey at this link if you plan on attending:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HHKYMW3
There is a also pool available so bring your swim suits.  Children are certainly welcome but can swim ONLY with parental supervision!!
Jamie Feldman and Dick Allis need help setting up the afternoon before (4 PM) and clean up afterwards. Please e-mail Jamie (logjam1310@gmail.com) or Dick (allisrj@juno.com) if you’re able to help out.
CLUB GRAND PRIX – SATURDAY, JULY 9
Track Challenge!!  We start at 8 AM at Riley Field adjacent to the PTC Elementary School.  Participants all start together.  At random times a whistle will be blown and participants must change directions.  At the final whistle, participants must guess total elapsed time how long they ran/walked.  No electronic devices allowed!
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