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June 2017


Stockadeathon 2017 Update

by Ray Newkirk
Planning for the 42nd running of the Stockadeathon (Sunday, November 12) is well underway. Brian and Jessica Northan, fresh off directing the Runnin’ of the Green in March, will join Ray Newkirk, Ed Neiles, and Jon Rocco as race directors. Race sponsors MVP Healthcare, Fleet Feet, and the Schenectady Y will continue their participation, as will the majority of the race’s 2016 coordinators. continued

Help Wanted

The online Pace Setter is looking for a new Advertising Coordinator. The Advertising Coordinator is responsible for soliciting, collecting, and organizing advertisements for the HMRRC website. Advertisers include race directors, local businesses, and community partners.
Duties include:
• Working closely with the Publishing Editor and Web Page Editor to ensure correct ads are posted at the correct time.
• Reaching out to previous advertisers and potential advertisers to remind them of submission deadlines.
• Creating and sending out electronic invoices to advertisers.
Time commitment: approximately 3 hours per month.
If interested, please email Nick Webster at psads123@gmail.com for more information.

CDPHP Workforce Challenge Team T-Shirts

by Christine Bishop
On Thursday, May 18, Albany came alive when the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge took place in the largest annual road race in the Capital Region. There were a riot of color as thousands of runners, walkers, volunteers, organizers and spectators gathered for the 3.5 mile race that started and ended in front of the New York State Museum. Many colorful tents representing teams and race officials lined the Empire State Plaza with participants wearing personally designed team t-shirts .... continued

The Athlete's Kitchen - All You Want to Know About Peanut Butter

by Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD
In my humble opinion, peanut butter (PB) is one of the best sports foods around. Not only is it yummy, it is also health-promoting and performance enhancing. A review of the research on peanuts validates why I routinely choose to enjoy two (!) PB sandwiches a day: one for lunch and the other to curb late-afternoon hunger. If you are among the many runners who tries to stay away from peanut butter because it is fattening or too fatty, think again and keep reading (as long as you are not allergic to peanuts, that is). The purpose of this article is to educate you about the value of PB in the diet of runners of ages and athletic abilities (as well as their parents and grandparents). ... continued

Been to a Race? Going to a Race? Have you anything to share?

If you have recently run or plan to run an HMRRC race and want to report on it, let the Race Director know; he or she will be thrilled. Have you volunteered at a race and want to share your experience? Have you traveled to another race and want to share the moment? Have you met a goal, overcome an obstacle, completed your first race or your first marathon and want to share your excitement? Do you have words of advice or training tips for new members? Have you come across a new place to run and train and want to spread the word? Has HMRRC done something that has impacted our community and you that you want to brag about? HMRRC and our members would love to hear from you, as we all share the passion and excitement of running, fitness, camaraderie and community. Submitting an article is easy and you have the ability to attach photos. Race articles and other time sensitive articles can get posted in real time. Thank you. Click here for link to submit article

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