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Thursday, September 29, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Room 007, Stouffer Hall, Washburn University



Brad Rhoden, SSRC, Topeka to Auburn ½ Marathon, Governor’s Cup 5K & 10K

Marla Rhoden, SSRC

Paul Wagner, SSRC, Run for Life 10 Mile & 2 Mile

Artie Gonzales, Fiesta Mexicana 5K

Debra Ricks, Run for a Reason ½ Marathon & 5K

Amy Pinger, Girls on the Run 5K

Russ Willis

Gene Howarter, Combat Air Museum Fast 5K Run/Walk

Norma Weiser, SSRC

Scott Cook

Justin Chockley, SSRC

Mallory Senne, Garry Gribbles Running Sports Topeka

Tim Owen, Topeka Jazz Workshop Band 5K Run/Walk

Irene Owen, Lions Journey for Sight

Bryan Jobo, SSRC


Brad began the meeting by noting that there are more and more races being held in Topeka.  He said that Mary Anne Durall, who had arranged the meeting, was called out of town on business and could not attend.  He was not prepared with an agenda so would open it up for discussion.  He asked each person present to introduce themselves and identify their race involvement.


Tim Owen, Topeka Jazz Workshop Band – Tim is organizing a 5K run/walk for Sunday, June 24, 5:30 p.m. to be followed by a concert by the Topeka Jazz Workshop Band.  The purpose is to raise funds to continue the band concert series. 


Mallory Senne, Garry Gribbles Running Sports Topeka – Mallory is partnering with the Topeka Zoo to make this year’s fun run into a more formal event next year, probably a 4 mile race in mid to late August.  Some other race plans Gribbles is working on include a team relay race between Topeka and Manhattan and a Wanamaker Mile, to play off the name of the famous track mile, to be held either at the end of track season next spring or the end of cross country season next fall.  The race will be held on Wanamaker close to the store’s location.


Scott Cook, BCBS – Scott doesn’t anticipate a company event this fall through next summer but will keep the club apprised of any happenings or plans for an event.


Gene Howarter, Combat Air Museum Fast 5K – Gene’s race was held this past weekend.  He thanked the SSRC for their help and said that Norma had the results completed before he finished handing out door prizes.  The CAM 5K is always held the last Saturday of September, which in 2012 will be September 29.


Russ Willis – Russ said he and his wife have been dealing with health issues, but that they are looking to once again get involved in 2012; they are hoping to revitalize the Lions Journey for Sight  in the spring.


Amy Pinger, Girls on the Run 5K – Amy said this session is ending with a 5K in early December; they had over 81 girls this session.


Debra Ricks, Run for a Reason ½ Marathon & 5K – This year’s race is Oct. 8.  She discussed the issues that arose from the groupon add, which enticed over 20 people to register today.  She said a few people have contacted her saying they are upset at paying the full entry fee now that the groupon ad came out.  There was discussion about how she should respond to those comments.


Artie Gonzales, Fiesta Mexicana 5K – July 7, 2012 will be the 34th annual race.  For this year’s race, Artie went to the homeowners along the first two blocks of the course, introduced himself, and told them that the race route would be blocked off between 6 and 11 a.m. race morning, and what they should do in the event of an emergency.  The race started as a community event on a Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.  The first year there were 12 runners.  One year the race hit a 102 degree day, so the Sunday afternoon event was postponed to the following Saturday morning – that’s how the race came to be on a Saturday morning. 


Paul Wagner, Run for Life – The race moved from its original date in late March to avoid the Brew-to-Brew, and now is held the first Saturday in April which tends to conflict with KC races.  2012 will again be the state championship 10-mile event.


Irene Owen, Lions Journey for Sight – Irene asked when the best time frame would be for the race; February and March were suggested.


Brad opened the floor for questions or topics to discuss.  The topics discussed included:

·         A race calendar for 2012 on the SSRC web site listing events as they are scheduled; a listing of races and race directors on the web site, with e-mail links to race directors (for inclusion of other race brochures in packets, etc.)

·         Mallory invited all to have packet pickups hosted by Garry Gribbles Running Sports

·         What is involved in getting a course certified

·         Possible move by the city to charge more for police protection on race routes

·         Insurance options for races

·         Setting entry fees

·         Promoting races

·         Marketing Topeka races to the Holton Scramblers


It was agreed that these meetings are beneficial.  The next meeting will be targeted for early spring 2012.  Brad thanked all for attending.

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