A running club with weekly Group Runs in Aurora, IL., Montgomery, IL. and Oswego, IL.
Whoooo! In just about a month we will have been a club for a full year! We had our first group run on June 4th last year. To celebrate, Nature Trail Runners will be hosting a BBQ Picnic right across the street from where we had our first group run. This will be a time to share memories from the last year, catch up with friends, and hopefully make some new ones.
I highly encourage everyone to attend if you can, even if you haven’t had a chance to run with us yet. As of typing this we have about 150 members who are following us on Facebook/Meetup but we’ve never gotten the chance to socialize with many of you. I know many members have been waiting for nicer weather to come out or are concerned they won’t be up to speed with the rest of the group. This picnic will be a great chance to meet some of the core and newer members and find out that there are almost assuredly many other members that run at your pace.
It will also be a good time to meet myself(Ellen) in person and ask any questions you might have about our new programs-
‘Drills and Hills’ and the ‘Nature Trail Walkers/Walk-to-Race’ program.
Ok, enough talk, here are the details.
Where: New Heart Worship Center, 1750 Jericho Rd, Aurora, IL 60506 Here is a link to a map. (the church is not visible from the road so I will have a ‘nature trail runners’ sign at the driveway with balloons attached to it)
When: Saturday, June 15th. 11:00am to 3:00pm (3pm is just the ‘official’ end time but everyone is welcome to stay as long as they want)
Who: You! And your family and friends! Bring the kids and feel free to invite pals, even if they are not runners. Please RSVP on Meetup and Indicate how many people you are bringing so we can make sure there is enough food.
What to Bring: Please bring whatever main dish(hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, sandwiches, ect…) that you and your family want. Chips, drinks, side dishes, desserts, condiments and tableware will be provided. There will be at least 2 grills but if you have a portable gas grill you want to bring, leave a comment below.
Also, if you have any sports equipment or games like bean bags you’d like to use, please bring that. We could use a volleyball, basketball, and frisbees for sure. Please leave a comment if you can bring any of those.