GBRC Gazette NOV 2017 Issue

NOVEMBER 2017 ISSUE | Vol. 2

There are so many things to be Thankful for as we move deeper into Autumn.  Thank you for being Members.
Read on to check out the club’s latest news, updates and upcoming events.

Boulevard Park (a great place to run) Fall 2017

Season of Thanks

GBRC would like to thank all of our membersvolunteerslocal businesses and departmentscommunity groups and events that support our mission to Connect Runners, Build Community and Give Back.

Teamwork makes the dream work!

2018 Membership Rate and Race Fee Increases

The board would like to inform you of the Membership Rate increases as well as an Entry Fee to run in chip timed events in 2018. These changes are due to the rising costs of putting on our races (primarily venue rental fee and permit fee increases.) The board feels that we needed to adjust our rates since they haven’t been adjusted in several years.

Membership Rate Changes:

  • Single Membership: $35.00 (was $30.00)
  • Couple Membership: $50.00 (was $40.00)
  • Family Membership: $60.00 (was $50.00)
  • Senior Membership: $10.00 no change(Age 65 /over)
  • Junior Membership: $10.00 no change (Age 18 /under)

There will be a $5.00 Entry Fee (for members) for the following races in 2018: (This fee is to help offset our added expenses on chip timed events as well as cover our expenses when a runner pre-registers and doesn’t show up to run.)

  • Lake Samish Runs
  • Honeywagon Runs
  • Chuckanut Foot Race

Note: The Haggen to Haggen 5K event will remain free to members since it is sponsored by Haggen. All of our other races will remain free to members to participate.

Make Sure You Sign up for Your Volunteer Event when Renewing

Just a friendly reminder for all members renewing their membership to select a Volunteer Event for the year. All members are expected to contribute back by volunteering at one of our many community events. We appreciate your support!

Click Here to Select Your Volunteer Event 

Make Sure You Sign up for Your Volunteer Event when Renewing

Just a friendly reminder for all members renewing their membership to select a Volunteer Event for the year. All members are expected to contribute back by volunteering at one of our many community events. We appreciate your support!

Click Here to Select Your Volunteer Event 

Fairhaven Frosty 5k & 10K

Saturday December 2, 2017
Fairhaven Park
REGISTER ONLINE HERE >
Click Here for More Details >

GBRC Holiday Party

Sun. December 3, 2017
Stone’s Throw Brewery
1009 Larrabee Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
Dress warmly. Beers for purchase. 

GBRC updates and voting in the new Board promptly at 6:30pm. Please join your fellow runners for this fun holiday event! 

Click Here for More Details >

CANCELLATION of DNR Community Meeting

Further to our recent communication regarding the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) community meeting that was scheduled to take place in the Dome Room in the Port of Bellingham Cruise Terminal on December 13th.

This has now been cancelled and it is hoped that it will be re-scheduled early in the New Year.

We will keep you posted!

Salish Sea Road Series

Looking for a new running challenge this year? Check out the Salish Sea Road Race Series, which was created to reward participants who finish three of its four events: Whidbey Island Marathon, Capital City Marathon, North Olympic Discovery Marathon and Bellingham Bay Marathon.

Click Here for More Info

GBRC Turkey Trot Race Recap

Thanks to all of you who participated in the 2017 GBRC Turkey Trot! Runner and Volunteer turnout was amazing!

This year we raised $4691.00 for the Bellingham Food Bank.

Thank you for all your support!

Click Here for Turkey Trot Results

Interested in Getting More Involved with the Club?

GBRC is currently in need of additional board members as well as Race Directors.

It takes a tremendous amount of Volunteer Hours to accomplish our goals here at GBRC. We have had some key people step down from their positions recently and we need to fill their openings. So If you would be interested in contributing to the future success of our Club please contact Larry loberlober@gmail.com for more information.

Through Dec. 31, 2017, GBRC Members receive 15% OFF all non-sale purchases. First time BBay shoppers receive 5% bonus discount for 20% OFF. Plus DOUBLE BBay Reward Points for ALL members.

See BBayRunning.com/Rewards for benefits of BBay Rewards.

Proof of Current GBRC membership (physical or web card) required.

Click Here to Visit BBay Running

Local Runs

This may not be news to you but did you know that there are group runs that go year round? This time of year when the hours of darkness are discouraging for running it’s not only safer but it’s more fun to run with friends and friends you haven’t met yet (aka strangers who love to run too).

Tuesdays: Fairhaven Runners All Paces Run (Every Tuesday starting at 6:00pm at Fairhaven Runners)

Wednesdays: Wednesdays at Wander Group Run (Every Wednesday starting at 5:30pm starting at Wander Brewing)

Thursdays: BBay Pub Run (Every Thursday starting at 6:00pm at BBay Running)

So if you need a little motivation for getting off the couch and out the door this time of year remember your new friends are waiting for you to show up at your local running stores.

Click Here for More Details on Local Group Runs
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