Weekly Update 1.22.2020

Welcome to Wisconsin winters.  After months of warm weather and no snow, ice and snow have deeply impacted our routes and even meeting the last two weeks.  At the moment weather looks ok for us to meet Saturday and have decent footing as we try for the third week in a row to run the same route (third time is a charm?)


WEEKEND RUN: We will meet in the Cedarburg Community Gym parking lot this Saturday at 7am and try again this week to head out on the “Grafton Route.” As always there will be water and Gatorade on the route. To see the map click on “weekend run” and it will take you to our website with maps of many of our common routes. As always plan to hang around for coffee and great conversation at Fiddleheads after our run.

Run Happy!!
Bill @ Run Ozaukee

Weekly Update 1.17.2020

Good morning crew.  It was strange not to see you all last week, but the choice to cancel seemed wise as I woke up to ice on Saturday.  Before we get to this week’s route I have a challenge. Nearly 100 of you get this email every week, and needless to say we don’t run with 100 people per weekend.  If you are getting this email, I am glad that you found Run Ozaukee and connected.  Here is my challenge.  Take one week in the next month to come out on a Saturday and try a run with us.  As someone who runs all of my weekday runs solo, having company on Saturdays is something that I look forward to.

Don’t worry about speed or distance.  Our group has a diversity of both those things most weeks. If you want to run 8-10 miles great, you also can come out and run 2-3 miles, just to see what our group is like.  Either way, I challenge everyone reading this note, to chose a week in the next month, come out on a Saturday at 7am and see what this group is all about, who knows you might get hooked like me, after trying out out on summer Saturday in 2012.


WEEKEND RUN: We will meet in the Cedarburg Community Gym parking lot this Saturday at 7am and try again this week to head out on the “Grafton Route.” As always there will be water and Gatorade on the route. To see the map click on “weekend run” and it will take you to our website with maps of many of our common routes. As always plan to hang around for coffee and great conversation at Fiddleheads after our run.


Run Happy!!
Bill @ Run Ozaukee

Weekly Update 1.9.2020

Good morning crew!  Hope our early runs in 2020 have been going well, and you have enjoyed this extended stretch that is unusually warm with little snow.  As you start the new year, I hope you can take some time to set some goals for fitness and wellness, that are not all time based.  It is great to have some time based goals (I am 7 seconds away from a BQ), but there is far more to the journey of distance running that what a stopwatch says.

WEEKEND RUN: We will meet in the Cedarburg Community Gym parking lot this Saturday at 7am then head out on the “Grafton Route.” As always there will be water and Gatorade on the route. To see the map click on “weekend run” and it will take you to our website with maps of many of our common routes. As always plan to hang around for coffee and great conversation at Fiddleheads after our run.

Run Happy!!
Bill @ Run Ozaukee

Weekly Update 12.31.19

Good morning crew on a day that finally looks like winter.  Also, this is your last update of 2019 as tomorrow we start 2020!!!  I hope it has been a great year for you all running wise and in all of life.  Let’s start off 2020 with a bang, and with one another.

Tomorrow January 1st we will meet at 7:15am (you know so it’s not as early 🙂 at the Cedarburg Community Gym parking lot for a 5-6 mile social run to start the New Year with coffee after per usual.

WEEKEND RUN: We will meet in the Cedarburg Community Gym parking lot this Saturday at 7am then head out on the “John Taylor Route.” As always there will be water and Gatorade on the route. To see the map click on “weekend run” and it will take you to our website with maps of many of our common routes. As always plan to hang around for coffee and great conversation at Fiddleheads after our run.

Run Happy!!
Bill @ Run Ozaukee

Weekly Update 12.18.19

Thank you to John and Linda Taylor for hosting the 14th annual Run Ozaukee Christmas Party, it was a wonderful time to connect, share some great food, and catch up on all things in life with one another outside of running!

For those of you traveling or busy the next few weeks, have a wonderful Christmas.  I hope that it can be a time to connect with family and friends, catch your breath, and even find a new pair of running shoes under the Christmas tree.

WEEKEND RUN (S): We will meet in the Cedarburg Community Gym parking lot this Saturday at 7am then head out on the “Kaehler’s Mill Route.” As always there will be water and Gatorade on the route. To see the map click on “weekend run” and it will take you to our website with maps of many of our common routes. As always plan to hang around for coffee and great conversation at Fiddleheads after our run.

BONUS CONTENT: Nothing says Christmas like..more running?!?!?!
Christmas Eve Run
– Cedarburg Community Gym Parking lot 7am
– Wear Red or Green (Santa Hats encouraged also)
– Route TBA (5 miles planned)

Christmas Day Run
– Meet in Port Washington behind Smith Brother’s Coffee 5:30am
– Wear Red or Green (Santa Hats encouraged also)
– Route shared when you arrive, come to run 1, 2, or even 5 miles.

Weekly Update 12.12.19

Good morning crew!  I cannot believe that Christmas is less than two weeks away, and my Chicago Bears are limping into Green Bay this week to try and play spoilers, what a week!  Lots of great info below, our Christmas party, weekend run, and a chance to learn and grow this weekend with a community partner so read up!

WEEKEND RUN: We will meet in the Cedarburg Community Gym parking lot this Saturday at 7am then head out on the “Cedarburg to Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Route.” As always there will be water and Gatorade on the route. To see the map click on “weekend run” and it will take you to our website with maps of many of our common routes.

RUN OZAUKEE CHRISTMAS PARTY:

THE SECOND ANNUAL RUN OZAUKEE PHOTOS: We want your photos from our second annual Run Ozaukee, just click to share them with the group.

RUN GROUP EVENT: Hosted by SBR Therapy and Wellness.  “How to Run Faster!” By Dr. Jeanie at SBR Therapy and Wellness.
Date: Saturday December 14, 2019
Time: 9:15am start time, arrive early to stretch!

Location: LumbAryard- SBR Therapy and Wellness
W61 N397 Washington Avenue
Cedarburg, WI 53012

Bring your own coffee from your favorite Cedarburg roaster and come learn how to become a faster runner! Hot Water and tea available at SBR!

As always plan to hang around for coffee and great conversation at Fiddleheads after our run.

Run Happy!!
Bill @ Run Ozaukee

Weekly Update 12.4.19

We are off the races officially into the Christmas season.  Weather is getting cooler again, snow is falling, gifts are being wrapped and ordered, and hopefully you are still able to get out for some runs in the middle of it all.  Christmas party info, Run Ozaukee photo gallery and the group run for the week are all below.

WEEKEND RUN: We will meet in the Cedarburg Community Gym parking lot this Saturday at 7am then head out on the “Grafton Route.” As always there will be water and Gatorade on the route. To see the map click on “weekend run” and it will take you to our website with maps of many of our common routes.

RUN OZAUKEE CHRISTMAS PARTY: Click for more info

THE SECOND ANNUAL RUN OZAUKEE PHOTOS:
We want your photos from our second annual Run Ozaukee, just click to share them with the group.

RUN GROUP EVENT: Hosted by SBR Therapy and Wellness.  “How to Run Faster!” By Dr. Jeanie at SBR Therapy and Wellness.
Date: Saturday December 14, 2019
Time: 9:15am start time, arrive early to stretch!

Location: LumbAryar- SBR Therapy adn Wellness
W61 N397 Washington Avenue
Cedarburg, WI 53012

Bring your own coffee from your favorite Cedarburg roaster and come learn how to become a faster runner! Hot Water and tea available at SBR!

As always plan to hang around for coffee and great conversation at Fiddleheads after our run.

Run Happy!!
Bill @ Run Ozaukee

Weekly Update 11.26.19

Good afternoon on this Thanksgiving week, and just like that the Holidays are upon us!  I am so grateful for this group, for the encouragement and support we provide one another, and the many great people that make up what is Run Ozaukee, thank you all!

WEEKEND RUN: We will meet in the Cedarburg Community Gym parking lot this Saturday at 7am then head out on the “Fire Ridge Route.” As always there will be water and Gatorade on the route. To see the map click on “weekend run” and it will take you to our website with maps of many of our common routes.

RUN GROUP EVENT: Hosted by SBR Therapy and Wellness.  “How to Run Faster!” By Dr. Jeanie at SBR Therapy and Wellness.
Date: Saturday December 14, 2019
Time: 9:15am start time, arrive early to stretch!

Location: LumbAryar- SBR Therapy adn Wellness
W61 N397 Washington Avenue
Cedarburg, WI 53012

Bring your own coffee from your favorite Cedarburg roaster and come learn how to become a faster runner! Hot Water and tea available at SBR!

As always plan to hang around for coffee and great conversation at Fiddleheads after our run.

Run Happy!!
Bill @ Run Ozaukee

Weekly Update 11.22.19

Good morning as we head into Thanksgiving week, and just like that the Holidays are upon us!  You will be getting another email later this weekend with more info about our Thanksgiving gathering next Tuesday, so keep an eye out.

Thank you to Dan and Erik for coordinating the 2nd annual Run Ozaukee run last weekend.  We had a great turnout, great weather, and of course an after party with beer, snacks, and great company.  Thanks to everyone who ran, and we look forward to another great THE Run Ozaukee next year!

WEEKEND RUN: We will meet in the Cedarburg Community Gym parking lot this Saturday at 7am then head out on the “John Taylor Route.” As always there will be water and Gatorade on the route. To see the map click on “weekend run” and it will take you to our website with maps of many of our common routes.

RUN GROUP EVENT: Hosted by SBR Therapy and Wellness.  “How to Run Faster!” By Dr. Jeanie at SBR Therapy and Wellness.
Date: Saturday December 14, 2019
Time: 9:15am start time, arrive early to stretch!

Location: LumbAryar- SBR Therapy adn Wellness
W61 N397 Washington Avenue
Cedarburg, WI 53012

Bring your own coffee from your favorite Cedarburg roaster and come learn how to become a faster runner! Hot Water and tea available at SBR!

As always plan to hang around for coffee and great conversation at Fiddleheads after our run.

Run Happy!!
Bill @ Run Ozaukee

THE Run Ozaukee Race Week

THE Run Ozaukee is finally here!Below is key race info for this weekend: Race Guide from last year is here http://runozaukee.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Race-Guide.pdfEverything is pretty much the sameStarting line is Interurban Trail at Co Hwy K (Pebble Beach Rd.), Cedar Grove, WI 53013Driving directions are in the Race Guide, but here is a summaryI-43 North to Exit 107 (Co Rd. D)Turn LEFT (West) toward BelgiumFirst RIGHT (North) on County Rd LL (Royal Ave)Drive about 3 MILES to Co Hwy K (Pebble Beach Rd.)LEFT (West) on Co Hwy K (Pebble Beach Rd.)Drive less than 1 MILE to intersection with Interurban TrailGet out of your car and start running SOUTHHere is what I suggest everyone does, if possible:If it makes sense based on where you live and how you are participating, please meet at Spanky’s around 7:00-7:15 and consolidate cars by teams.Drive one car to the starting line and use that car as the team vehicle.I realize that Rosa and Linda (maybe others) live near the course and other logistics may make more sense for themFirst  – WORK IT OUT WITH YOUR TEAMSecond – contact me and I will see if I can pick you up on my way to the Starting LineTeams are expected to support themselves and each otherYou should have no expectation of hydration or other support on the course from me – I will try but can’t guarantee anythingI plan to be at the Exchanges during set windows, currently as follows (will adapt based on runner paces on race day): MilesStart Time
(Independents)Exchange Window
(Hydration Available)Leg 110.08:00 AM Leg 28.09:20 AM9:10-9:30 AMLeg 35.110:30 AM10:20-10:40 AMLeg 46.111:10 AM11:00-11:20 AM 
 
 
 
 
 
 Updated TeamsBill Flavin & Craig ToerpeDoug Temple, Natalie Weeks, David RickertRosa Gomez, Linda PiershellaChris Eifert & Keith SohrPhillip Noche, Chrissy Rarick, Jaqueline Wegner, Mike GoldenTeam Captains – that’s Bill, Doug, Rosa, Chris, PhilPlease contact your teammates – do not reply to all on this email, please – just your teammates!Find out what leg(s) everyone will run and at what expected paceReport to me – I will put together a master table that will give me some idea what the course will look like and what times I need to be a which Exchanges·       Finish Line Party: 11:00AM-2:00PM
 
Spanky’s Hideaway
5208 W County Line Rd
Mequon, WI 53092

Cost of event is $25 – pay me anytime on Saturday 
Run Ozaukee Annual Thanksgiving Gathering 

Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Time:  5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location:  Water Street Brewery – Grafton

Definition of Tradition: “A belief or behavior passed down within a group or society reinforcing values.”  The Run Ozaukee Thanksgiving Gathering is just that.  This is our annual opportunity to reflect over the training, relive the highs and loves of races, and  say Thank You to one another for the support provided during a year of what we do…  Run.

While our meeting together the Tuesday of Thanksgiving week has become a tradition, we will now be gathering at Water Street Brewery in Grafton, WI, with a reserved table section beginning at 5:00 PM.  Please RSVP to Doug Temple if you are coming or not and your approximate arrival so we can keep an eye out for you.

As in the past, this is a BYOC Event (Bring Your Own Cash/Credit Card) to buy drinks for yourself or others. 

We hope to see you on the 26th!

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