Update from Coach Stacy
March 31, 2016 – Girls Gone Gazelle Run Club is now in its FIFTH (5th) year! And before I bring you up to date on our latest activities I would like to take a moment to thank all the volunteers that make this organization possible (in no particular order) Sarah, Caitlin, Kristin, Joyce, Andrea, Tracy, Erin, Stephanie, Nate-Janine, Jana, Ashley and Heather. We are all volunteers and give our time freely because we believe very strongly in the confidence portion of this club. Our team motto: “I don’t chase boys. I pass them!” resonates with all the coaches and board members.
And another thank you goes out to everyone that participates or volunteers at Sole Sisters Women’s Race Series (which now includes a Quarter & Half Marathon in October in addition to the 5K in June). Hopefully you already know that Stacy Chesnutt (“Coach Stacy”), race director for Sole Sisters uses the net proceeds from Sole Sisters to guarantee Girls Gone Gazelle Run Club (“GGG”) remains free to its participants (all costs like buying team uniforms, paying track fees, race fees, supplying running shoes, insurance, website maintenance, everything is paid for by Sole Sisters)!
We have had hundreds of girls participate in Girls Gone Gazelle but we want more! And Sole Sisters Women’s Race comes to the rescue again because they with Soles In Motion are putting on a GIRLS ONLY race called Li’l Sisters Races. On Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 11am-1pm in Shubie Park there will be a 100 meter dash, 1K and 3K for girls any age up to 18! Now back to the Gazelles…
Last year we started an ALUMNI SESSION that started immediately after the formal sessions (SPRING, SUMMER and FALL are the formal sessions) so if your daughter has ever been a Gazelles she is always invited back to run with us at an alumni session. We don’t have guest speakers for the alumni sessions and are a bit more casual with the training. We let the Gazelles tell us what they’d like to do (hills, sprints, easy runs). You don’t have to RSVP you just have your Gazelle come when it works for her schedule.
The 2016 SPRING session is starting soon (April 21, 2016 – June 4, 2016) and will return to the Dartmouth Sportsplex where the Gazelles will train for the June 11th Li’l Sisters 3K Race.
Dates and times for the SUMMER and FALL sessions haven’t been determined yet but will likely see us back to the Halifax Commons and Shubie Park.
Make sure you have signed up for the wait list here and shortly before each session we will reach out to you by email to give details about the next available training session and more detailed instructions. We will also post important information on our Facebook Page so make sure you like it.
Finally, we are always interested in having more volunteers and our most immediate need is that we have weekly guest speakers to schedule. These unique and powerful female role models speak about their careers and the importance of athleticism to them. We would love to add you or someone you recommend to our list of guest speakers. So if you think you might like to join us, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s very casual but it is fun and you don’t have to show up with your fire trucks or your horse but those have been huge hits in the past!