Running Shorts

May 2008

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A Word from Your Editor

After a relatively quiet spell following our big race of the year, the CTC is ready to enter its busiest stretch as we prepare to launch both the marathon and Women’s Four Miler training programs, host our three summer track meets and a bevy of local footraces. 

In the next month our area will feature no less than a dozen events!  These are exciting times for area runners and we do hope all of our members will take part either as a racer or volunteer.  Families are especially encouraged to join in as many of the events are kid friendly.

Let’s make this an extra special CTC Summer!

Happy Trails,


Dues Renewal in June

Just a quick reminder (and sneak preview) that June is dues renewal time.  We cannot exist as a club without your annual financial support.  Our CTC Board will be mailing out a renewal form in June and we thank you ahead of time for your continued support

Summer Track Workouts to Kick Off

Starting June 4th, I will once again be hosting track workouts every Wednesday throughout the summer.  These speed sessions are open to those looking to improve their race times.  There is no charge and the workouts begin at 6:00AM sharp (be warmed up and ready to go at 6:00AM).  The workouts will be held at UVA’s Lannigan Field track.  Come join us!

Bruce Barnes Memorial Mile

The CTC’s shortest road race of the year is back again on Saturday June 14th.   This all downhill course offers runners of all abilities a scenic course and an almost guaranteed P.R. for the mile.  The race is run in memory of longtime CTC member Bruce Barnes and always falls on the closest Saturday to his birthday.  This is a wonderful event for the entire family, especially for the youngsters.  Come join us!

CTC Summer Track Meet Schedule

The CTC’s original running event, the Summer All-Comers Track Series, will celebrate its 34th anniversary in June as the Kwiatkowski’s and Bette Dzamba will host all of the meets in June and on consecutive Thursdays (6/5, 6/12 and 6/19). 

These fun track meets will once again be held at UVA’s Lannigan Field track and all three will start at 6:30 in the evening.  Each meet will end with a “distance race” (2 miles or 5,000 meters) and all will feature a bevy of shorter events ranging from 100 to 800 meters, including several children’s races and a parent/child relay.  All abilities, including first timers, are encouraged to join us.  There is no pre-race day sign up (race day registration only) and there is a nominal fee (donation to the CTC).

Volunteer Call

As always, we’re looking for volunteer race day help for several of our not-for-profit footraces.  Simply put, we couldn’t hold these events without your help.  Please c