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  • 25 Sep 2013 9:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    New addition to the website!  "Club Running" is the complimentary publication for the household members of the RRCA and can be found in the Running Info menu. 
  • 18 Aug 2013 6:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    From the mailbag:


    I’m reaching out to you from the American Cancer Society’s endurance team, DetermiNation. Due to the cancelation of the 2012 ING New York City Marathon, we’re left with several unfilled spots for the upcoming 2013 Marathon on November 3rd. We’re reaching out to running clubs out of state and would like to invite any of your members to run the New York City Marathon with our team. We are a charity team, so there is a fundraising requirement involved, but our program director is willing to lower fundraising minimums and extend deadlines for anyone that signs up before the September 15th deadline. All DetermiNation team members will receive a personal fundraising page, as well as a fundraising mentor and a personal go-to coach to assist with both fundraising and training. We also offer benefits like race day access to VIP tents at the start, coaching support along the course, and pre and post race events. If you’d like any more information to pass on to your runners, or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

    Lisa Hermes | Recruitment Chairperson

    Eastern Division | American Cancer Society
  • 03 Aug 2013 11:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Hello Ambler Area Runners,

    The Running For Answers 5k run, walk, and kid’s fun run is coming up on September 29.

    Register today and save $10 with the code phlrunners!

    Spots are filling up fast and we promise:

    · A beautiful, certified course!
    · All proceeds going to DTRF, a great cause!
    · Post-race food and entertainment!
    · Fun activities for kids including a superhero fun run!

    Feeling extra competitive? Grab 2 extra friends and setup a team!

    REGISTER TODAY at and use the code phlrunners for extra $10 off!

  • 28 Jul 2013 8:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    From the folks at Philly Rehab Fitness:


    I apologize if I am contacting the wrong email address with this, but it didn't seem to quite fit in contacting any of the other listings on your website.

    My name is Samantha Faulhaber. I represent Joy Carey, a corrective exercise specialist with an MS in Rehabilitation Science, Certified Personal Trainer and sports performance coach. We work together under Philly Rehab Fitness. Joy specializes in helping people with gait and movement issues, and we recently acquired an AlterG antigravity treadmill to help clients. The treadmill uses unweighting technology to allow running or walking between 20 to 100% of bodyweight and is used by the NFL, NBA, and top NCAA teams. We are the only AlterG in Philadelphia available for public use. The treadmill not only makes it easier to examine stride and footfall (there are three cameras analyzing stride from different angles, and at lighter weights stride is longer and lighter) and therefore improve running for any athlete, but really helps in recovery to lower body injuries that can't handle full weight. Many of our clients are Parkinson's patients who use it to do basic walking movements they can't do the motions of at full impact. We've also had triathletes in the machine just to push their training.

    We are interested in helping as many people as possible through the treadmill and I'd was wondering if we might be able to reach out to your running group, especially with its great reputation. We are looking for any opportunity to spread the word about the AlterG. Time on the machine is bought by the minute and is distributable among any number of athletes, making it perfect for individuals or groups to purchase.

    A few pages if you'd like to learn any more about us -

    Please don't hesitate to email or call. 717-519-7289 is Joy's number, but initially it would be best to go through me at 443-365-6000.

    Thank you,
    -Samantha Faulhaber
  • 28 Jul 2013 8:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Discount Code "RNWL2013" saves $5 at
  • 27 Jul 2013 12:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Hello! is putting together a collection of the region’s best places to run, and we were hoping you and your running club would help us in this endeavor. We will be creating a Running section on the site that houses recommended trails and running club profiles to let readers know a bit more about your club and how they can join.

    The routes are not limited to those the club runs regularly; we welcome personal favorites of your members, too! If you or any of your members would like to share your favorite routes with us, please send:

    - The route: Turn-by-turn directions and (ideally) a link to the route mapped on MapMyRun.
    - Suggestions for shortening/extending the route
    - Terrain: Road/sidewalk, path, trail, etc.
    - Setting: Waterfront, residential, woods, downtown, etc.
    - Any amenities nearby: Water fountains, bathrooms, parking, bike racks, etc.
    - What makes the route special

    If possible, please send your recommendations to by Sunday, July 28.

    Thank you for your time. We hope to hear from you soon!


    Amanda Baker
    Managing Producer, Health & Classifieds
    801 Market Street, Suite 300
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    O: 215.854.2277
  • 27 Jul 2013 12:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    My name is Natalie and I am helping to organize a new themed fun run coming to Philadelphia on August 17th.

    It is called the Drenched 5K and is all about summer fun and getting families active together.

    Participants run from dry to "drenched" through different water zones and at the finish is a huge water balloon fight and summer party!
    The event benefits Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and kids 5 and under run FREE and kids 12 and under get a great discount!

    We'd love to invite your members out to the run. Use the code PHILLYSPLASH and you will get $10 off of each registration.

    Thank you!

    Natalie Jones
    D5K Team
  • 27 Jul 2013 12:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Runner's World 2013 Half Marathon & Festival is looking for clubs to register and compete for the Largest Team and Fastest Team awards.  Any volunteers to organize this for the club?

    Ambler Area Running Club,

    The Runner’s World Half & Festival is back in Bethlehem on October 18-20, 2013! We would love for Ambler Area Running Club to participate and represent your club on the course alongside other running groups.

    The weekend will include instructional seminars, live music, running films, a prerace dinner with the Runner's World editors, kids races, a 5K and 10K race, a half-marathon and more!

    Six awards will be given out this year – three for the largest teams and three for the fastest teams. The fastest teams are determined by combining the top two male times and top two female times from each team. Team members are still eligible for individual awards and age group awards.

    To further encourage friendly competition, the fastest team will have their team name engraved on the Runner’s World Cup, making its debut for our 2013 race.

    In preparation for the race, Runner’s World will be hosting free training runs led by Bart Yasso and the Runner’s World editors at the Upper Saucon Park Rail Trail – 3231 Preston Lane, Center Valley, PA. (Just behind Copperhead Grille and across from the Southern Lehigh Library.) The dates/times are as follows:

    Saturday, July 27th at 7:00am
    Sunday, August 11th at 7:00am
    Saturday, August 24th at 8:00am
    Sunday, September 15th at 8:00am

    Multiple distances and paces will be advertised for each run; however, we also encourage you and your team to simply join and run at your own distance and pace.

    We look forward to seeing Ambler Area Running Club represented on the course this year. I've attached the options for participation – you can simply set up your team and have runners register for that team, or there are additional package options if Ambler Area Running Club would like to sponsor your team and cover race entries on the behalf of its runners. Either way, I’m here to answer any questions you may have or to assist you with the registration process.

    Please let me know if you would be interested in setting up a time to speak in further detail.

    Thank you,

    Carly Long
    Runner's World
    400 South Tenth Street
    Emmaus, PA 18098

    How to Register a Team: Team captains should go to[] to register their team name and team type. If you do not have a SignMeUp login, create one here[].

    Once the team name and type are registered, team captains will see a message in bold red type letting them know that they will be redirected to the main registration form in 10 seconds to register for the event.

    Captains should register as a Half Marathon Team Member and select the team name that they created.

    How to Join a Team: Select Half Team Member on the Runner's World Half Marathon and Running Festival main registration page. On the next page be sure to select your team name from the dropdown menu.

    If you have already registered for the race and would like to join a team, please e-mail us at with your first and last name as well as the team you would like to join.
  • 27 Jul 2013 12:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    From the Best Buddies Committee:

    Hi Jim,
    I am working alongside a great organization, Best Buddies, to help recruit runners for the Philadelphia Marathon. Could you please provide the email below to the Ambler Area Running Club? My information is listed at the bottom should you have any questions. Thank you! Kim.

    Imagine a world where you didn’t have any friends. Imagine waking up knowing that everyone you would see that day was a relative, or being paid to spend time with you.
    Think about how that would affect your ability to go grab lunch with someone, vent about a rough day, or share goals you have---who would you call? Could you accomplish everything you have alone?

    That is an unfortunate reality for many of the 8 million Americans with intellectual or developmental disabilities, but you have the ability to change it for the better, right here in Philadelphia.

    Join Team Best Buddies in the Philadelphia Marathon on November 17th to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as you strive to complete your running goals! Click here for a first-hand perspective of the Best Buddies program in creating lasting friendships for people with disabilities.

    The mission of Best Buddies Pennsylvania, a privately funded non-profit, is to provide opportunities for people with special needs to create meaningful friendships and become an integral part in their communities. There are currently Best Buddies programs in 51 middle schools, high schools, and colleges across Pennsylvania that operate without state or federal funding. These programs help change the lives of all students involved, with and without intellectual disabilities. Best Buddies needs your support to keep these influential programs running!

    By committing to join Team Best Buddies and fundraising $600, you are directly sponsoring a one-to-one peer friendship for a person with disabilities for the year; all while accomplishing your personal goal in the half or full marathon. To review the full details and join Team Best Buddies click on the link below.

    If you decide to join the team, we will help you set up an online fundraising page with your initial registration fee of $35.00 put towards your fundraising goals. Please share this opportunity to join Team Best Buddies with all of your running friends and I thank you in advance for your consideration in joining to support a great organization.

    Feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

    Kind Regards,
    Kim Haslip
    Best Buddies Committee

  • 27 Jul 2013 12:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    From the ING NYC Marathon:

    Hi Runners,

    Good afternoon! I am reaching out to you today about the exciting opportunity to secure entries into the Sold-Out 2013 ING NYC Marathon. I manage the endurance events for the Children’s Tumor Foundation and we currently have several entries into this race and we are looking for athletes. We know it was a tough race to get into this year so if you know of anyone who is looking for a spot or your running team would like to create a team to race, please let me know! I included details of securing an entry below.

    Team Perks include:
    · A guaranteed entry into the high coveted sold-out ING NYC Marathon
    · Personalizing training plan including NYC based training runs, and 1-1 coaching
    · VIP race weekend including a team breakfast, transportation to the start, and a cheer station
    · Dry-fit jersey
    · Personal fundraising website & support
    · NF Hero connection to learn more about the cause

    Fundraising Minimum: $3,000

    Link to Register:

    *We have created a discount code to use for half off our registration fee which is “runNYC”. Additionally, this fee will increase on Monday July 1st so make sure to secure your spots soon.

    We also created a flyer which is attached. Feel free to forward to friends and fellow runners who may be interested.

    Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon!


       Suzanne Cannon, NF Endurance Team Manager
    Children's Tumor Foundation
    Ending Neurofibromatosis Through Research
    95 Pine Street, 16th Floor
    New York, NY 10005
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