Bead Bash Race Announcement

Written by Charlie and Terry Gonzalez on February 13th, 2017

Our Plano Pacers Bead Bash 5K, 15K and Kids K will be held February 25 at 8AM at Bob Woodruff Park. Runners tackling the 15K need to pay attention carefully to the pre race course instructions, especially if it is your first time out. The Kids K should start about 9:30AM after most of the 15K runners finish.
Guest preregistration is open on our planopacers.org website home page. Guests can pick up a bib and pay the $10 race fee before 7:30AM in the registration area. Members who recently joined can check to see if their club bib is printed at the membership table. If not, they will be issued a guest bib for this race. Members with bibs do not need to check in.
Terry and I have thoroughly enjoyed and treasured our time as co-presidents for the last 4 years. We have been looking forward to passing the baton, and with my illness, it has made the transition more urgent. We will still be active and volunteer when we can but needed to hand the reins over to others.
We are very grateful that Dawn Burke Colvin has volunteered to assume the role of President for 2017. I am sure she will have great support from our current volunteers and past leaders as we have. Please thank Dawn and all the volunteers who keep the club vibrant.
The website home page contains a link which allows Members to check their membership status. Members can input their bib number and view the expiration date. Members can renew online if the membership has expired. Note that only the main bib number applies when checking a family membership.
Let’s get ready for a great race. We have prepared awards which will be worth having in your collection.
Charlie

Plano Pacer 2017 Fresh Start Announcement

Written by Charlie and Terry Gonzalez on January 14th, 2017

Our Plano Pacers Fresh Start 5K, 10K and Kids K will be held January 28 at 8AM at Bob Woodruff Park. The Kids K should start at about 9:30AM.
Guest preregistration is open on our planopacers.org website home page. The website preregistration closes on Thursday before the race at 5PM. Preregistered guests and walk up guests can pick up bibs and pay the $10 race fee before 7:30AM in the registration area. New members should check in with the membership team to obtain a bib. Current members that have a bib, please remember to bring it.
In 2016 we had a number of new volunteers take responsibility for important tasks in our operations. We greatly appreciate all the volunteers who help at each of our events and are always prepared to provide training for new volunteers. We do have an urgent need for an equipment manager beginning in February. Please contact Terry or Charlie if you are interested in the position.
Let’s get ready for a great race day. Our 10K course is one of the most beautiful in North Texas and it is beckoning. We wish a Happy New Year to all Pacers and good luck with your races in 2017.

2016 Holiday Hustle Announcement

Written by Charlie and Terry Gonzalez on December 17th, 2016

2016 Holiday Hustle Race Announcement
Our Plano Pacers Holiday Hustle 3K, 8K and Kids K will be held December 31 at 8AM at Bob Woodruff Park. The Kids K should start about 9:15AM. It will be a great way to start our New Year’s Eve festivities.
Guest pre-registration is open on our planopacers.org website home page. Pre-registration saves time for runners and volunteers on race day. Guests can pick up bibs and pay their $10 race fee BEFORE 7:30AM in the registration area. New members can pick up their bibs prior to the race in the membership area. Members that have a bib, please remember to bring it.
The final standings for our 2016 Prediction Runs have been tabulated. Congratulations to our winners Terry Dill, Jonathan Picard, Gib Dawson, Vijayan Nair and Tom Faulkner. We averaged about 40 runners per event. We want to especially thank Mike Picard, James Gabhart and Ken Ashby for volunteering at each of the 12 events.
The Holiday Hustle will be our final race of the year and an opportunity to run with visiting friends and family. We will have special treats for the Kids K participants. It will also be a chance to say thank you to all the volunteers who have helped during the year with our events.
Let’s get ready to run and enjoy the downhill on the 8K course!

2016 Turkey Run Off Announcement and President’s Letter

Written by Charlie and Terry Gonzalez on November 12th, 2016

Our Plano Pacers Turkey Run Off 5K, 15K and Kids K will be held November 26 at 8AM at Bob Woodruff Park. The Kids K should start about 9:45AM due to the time needed to complete the 15K. Last year we had to cancel the race due to flooding. This year it is forecast to around 50 degrees and dry!
Guest pre-registration is open on our planopacers.org website home page. Pre-registration saves time for runners and volunteers on race day. Guests can pick up temporary bibs and pay their $10 race fee BEFORE 7:30AM in the registration area. Members do not have to pre-register and should bring their permanent bib. New members should check in with the membership desk to pick up their permanent bib.
The 15K course is now completely on the trail. Please be ready to listen to the pre-race instructions. It will be a beautiful run up to Oak Point pond, up and back on the Santa Fe Trail and finishing with a turnaround south of Park Blvd. back to the pavilion.
Please plan on staying for the awards ceremony. We have prepared medals and trophies which will be worth the effort to attain. We also have gifts for the Kids K participants as well as our raffle items. There should be plenty of competition with friends and family in town for the holiday weekend.
Let’s get ready for a great run! Many runners will run a Turkey Trot Thursday, have a feast and need some more miles on Saturday!!
Please see below comments on the status of the club and the request for new officers to step forward for 2017.
Our Plano Pacers Running Club is in great shape. We have strong finances, stable membership and dedicated volunteers in all key positions. In the past, the club had new officers volunteer on an annual basis. Our current officers have been in place since 2013. We need to return to the annual term model for 2017 and beyond to maintain our vibrancy.
We specifically need candidates for President and Vice President to step forward. The position of Club President is perfect for an individual or duo that can utilize their experience in management and administration. There are many Pacers who have been officers in the past and they always help when backup or advice is required.
Any member(s) who want to be considered for these offices, please email president@planopacers.org and we will forward your declaration of interest to the Club Board of Directors.
The rewards of volunteer involvement with the club are many. We all enjoy our monthly races and Prediction runs. It is so gratifying when our volunteers put on these events and share their time and talent. Let’s keep the Club spirit alive going forward.

Boo Scoot Announcement & President’s Letter

Written by Charlie and Terry Gonzalez on October 18th, 2016

Our Plano Pacers Boo Scoot 5K, 10K and Kids K will be held October 29 at 8AM at Bob Woodruff Park. The Kids K should start about 9:30AM. We will provide Halloween treats to the kids after they run.
Guest pre-registration is open on our planopacers.org website home page. Guests can pick up bibs and pay their $10 race fee BEFORE 7:30AM in the registration area. New members can pick up their bibs prior to the race in the membership area. Members that have a bib, please remember to bring it.
Our primary communication vehicle for the club is our website, planopacers.org. There is also club information on our Facebook page which can be reached via a link on our website home page. Please visit the website and Facebook page often to stay informed on club activities.
Please see below comments on the status of the club and the request for new officers to step forward for 2017.
Our Plano Pacers Running Club is in great shape. We have strong finances, stable membership and dedicated volunteers in all key positions. In the past, the club had new officers volunteer on an annual basis. Our current officers have been in place since 2013. We need to return to the annual term model for 2017 and beyond to maintain our vibrancy.
We specifically need candidates for President and Vice President to step forward. The position of Club President is perfect for an individual or duo that can utilize their experience in management and administration. There are many Pacers who have been officers in the past and they always help when backup or advice is required.
Any member(s) who want to be considered for these offices, please email president@planopacers.org and we will forward your declaration of interest to the Club Board of Directors. We would then plan a meeting late in November to select the new officers.
The rewards of volunteer involvement with the club are many. We all enjoy our monthly races and Prediction runs. It is so gratifying when our volunteers put on these events and share their time and talent. Let’s keep the Club spirit alive going forward.

Plano Pacer 2017 Officer Nominations

Written by Charlie and Terry Gonzalez on October 4th, 2016

Our Plano Pacers Running Club is in great shape. We have strong finances, stable membership and dedicated volunteers in all key positions. In the past, the club had new officers volunteer on an annual basis. Our current officers have been in place since 2013. We need to return to the annual term model for 2017 and beyond to maintain our vibrancy.
We specifically need candidates for President and Vice President to step forward. The position of Club President is perfect for an individual or duo that can utilize their experience in management and administration. There are many Pacers who have been officers in the past and they always help when backup or advice is warranted.
Any member(s) who want to consider these offices, please email president@planopacers.org and we will forward your declaration of interest to the Club Board of Directors. We would then plan a meeting late in October or in early November to name the new officers.
The rewards of volunteer involvement with the club are many. We all enjoy our monthly races, Prediction Runs and especially watching the Kids get so excited when they circle the lake. It is so gratifying when our volunteers put on these events and share their time and talent. Let’s keep the Club spirit alive going forward.
Charlie and Terry Gonzalez

Five Mile Fling Race Announcement

Written by Charlie and Terry Gonzalez on September 10th, 2016

Our Plano Pacers Five Mile Fling will be held September 24 at 8AM at Bob Woodruff Park. The Kids K should start about 9:15AM.
Guest preregistration is open on our planopacers.org website home page. Guests can pick up bibs and pay their $10 race fee BEFORE 7:30AM in the registration area. New members who recently joined can pick up their personalized bibs prior to the race in the membership area. Members that already have a bib, please remember to bring it.
We usually have 125-150 participants in the 5 mile race. We hope to see a good crowd this year as we start training for the longer distance events in our area over the remaining months of 2016.
For this race we will turn back the clock and award trophies for age group first, second and third place winners. We need to move these trophies from our club inventory into your trophy case!
Let’s get ready for a great run! The course is perfect for a good result. It is all downhill after the turnaround!!