August Virtual Vern’s No Frills Runs Aug 13-16

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Virtual Vern’s No Frills Runs – Aug 13-16

Join in this virtual event on whatever course you wish by running/walking a 5k, 10k, half marathon, and/or full marathon starting Thursday, Aug 13, and ending Sunday, Aug 16 at midnight.

You can pick and choose how many events you wish to do and what days to do them.

#1-You can’t count your 5k, 10k, or half marathon split from longer events. This means you need to run/walk completely separate events.

#2 you must post your  times for free after you finish each event here at the Vern’s Aug 2020 Virtual Race Time Submission site.  Won’t be active until Aug 13.

The results are compiled shortly after submission and can be seen on the Results tab.

Best of all post pictures on this event or on the Vern’s No Frills 5k Facebook page of you running/walking or finishing or your watch with your time and distance.

If you wish to donate to the Williamson County Parks & Recreation, then use the Donate button on the www.georgetownrunningclub.com website. Thank you. Vern’s No Frills 5k is usually a $1 for adults and free to students. Last month we raised $250+ for the park with our virtual 5k.

Above all please practice social distancing.

July Vern’s No Frills 5k & Virtual Vern’s No Frills Runs

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Virtual Vern’s No Frills Runs – July 16-19

Join in this virtual event on whatever course you wish by running/walking a 5k, 10k, half marathon, and/or full marathon starting Thursday, July 16, and ending Sunday, July 19 at midnight.

You can pick and choose how many events you wish to do and what days to do them.

#1-You can’t count your 5k, 10k, or half marathon split from longer events. This means you need to run/walk completely separate events.

#2 you must post your  times for free after you finish each event here at the Vern’s July 2020 Virtual Race Time Submission site.  Won’t be active until July 16.

The results are compiled shortly after submission and can be seen on the Results tab.

Best of all post pictures on this event or on the Vern’s No Frills 5k Facebook page of you running/walking or finishing or your watch with your time and distance.

If you wish to donate to the Williamson County Parks & Recreation, then use the Donate button on the www.georgetownrunningclub.com website. Thank you. Vern’s No Frills 5k is usually a $1 for adults and free to students. Last month we raised $250+ for the park with our virtual 5k.

Above all please practice social distancing.

Virtual Vern’s No Frills Runs

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Virtual Vern’s No Frills Runs – June 18-21
Join in this virtual event on whatever course you wish by running/walking a 5k, 10k, half marathon, and/or full marathon starting Thursday, June 18, and ending Sunday, June 21 at midnight.

You can pick and choose how many events you wish to do and what days to do them.

#1-You can’t count your 5k, 10k, or half marathon split from longer events. This means you need to run/walk completely separate events.

#2 you must post your  times for free after you finish each event here at the Vern’s June 2020 Virtual Race Time Submission site.  Won’t be active until June 18.

The results are compiled shortly after submission and can be seen on the Results tab.

Best of all post pictures on this event or on the Vern’s No Frills 5k Facebook page of you running/walking or finishing or your watch with your time and distance.

If you wish to donate to the Williamson County Parks & Recreation, then use the Donate button on the www.georgetownrunningclub.com website. Thank you. Vern’s No Frills 5k is usually a $1 for adults and free to students. Last month we raised $250+ for the park with our virtual 5k.

Above all please practice social distancing.

Race to Build 5k & 10k Trail Race – POSTPONED

 

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Race To Build 10K/5K Trail Race
Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, 3005 County Road 175, Leander, Texas 78641
Saturday, March 28th, 2020 – POSTPONED
8:30am – 10K

8:45am – 5K

 

The Georgetown Running Club is hosting the Race to Build 10K/5K Trail Race that will start in WILCO Regional Park on Sunday, March 29, 2020 The 10K will start at 8:30am followed by the 5K at 8:45am. Challenge your family, friends, and co-workers to come out and run/walk the race. The race will start and end in the parking lot of the disc golf/trail entrance parking lot. The race will feature a timed 5K run/walk with age group awards, sponsor booths, and tons of fun! Challenging 10K course that is on the trails in WILCO Regional Park. The 5K course is an out and back trail race that is mostly flat. Due to the difficult terrain on the 10k course running strollers will NOT be allowed on the 10K course. This is for the safety of not only the person in the stroller but those on the course.

 

75% of the proceeds will be given to Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County.  25% of the proceeds will go to Williamson County Parks & Recreation.

 

Chip Timing – Provided by Event Data Solutions

This will be a chip timed event this year.  There will be on-site results as well as live results on-line.

 

5K & 10K Registration – Pick Your Race for the Same Price

5K & 10K participants $35 online, includes a shirt (guaranteed shirt for entries received by 3/15 after that while sizes & supplies last).  Entry fee increases to $40 on Mar 16th. Entry increases to $45 on race day, Mar 16th. All Georgetown Running Club members receive a $5 discount.

Course Maps

10k Course

5k Course

Shirt Guarantee – register by 3/15

Guaranteed shirt for entries received by 3/15, after that while supplies last, so register before 3/15. You must also pick up your shirt at packet pick-up. No shirts will be held after the event.

 

Kids’ Fun Run – following the final finisher – Race Day Registration only

There will be a Kids’ Fun Run that will be held after the final 10K finisher. The fun run is free but we suggest a $5 donation. All kid finishers will receive a ribbon.

 

Awards – after the final 5k finisher & 10k finisher

Presented to top overall male and female runners, top masters male and female, and the top three male and female in the following age groups: 10 & under, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and older.

 

Packet Pick-up – must be picked up by 10k or 5k start

Friday, Mar 287h, Georgetown Recreation Center, noon-6pm

Saturday, Mar 28th, at the race start from 7:30 – 8:25am

 

Sponsors

Zurvita

 

Contact:  Bill Schroeder, GRC@GeorgetownRunningClub.com

Georgetown Turkey Trot Race Instructions

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Dear Race Participant,

 

Welcome and thank you for supporting the 7th Annual Georgetown Turkey Trot 5 mile run and 1 mile walk, both start at 8am.  The Georgetown Running Club and Sertoma are hosting this event.  Proceeds will be shared between the Williamson County Meals on Wheels and Friends of Georgetown Parks and Recreation (Park Pals).  We will also be collecting nonperishable food for The Caring Place on race day (look for the blue barrel to drop off the donations).

 

Food Donations – Accepted RACE Morning

The Caring Place barrel will be near the start/finish line, packet pick-up, and registration area.  Below is their top 10 pantry needs:

Dried Beans                                                              Boxed Dinners

Canned Tuna                                                           Toiletries

Catsup, Mustard, and Mayonnaise                      Cereal

Jello/Pudding                                                           Tomato Products

Fruit Juices                                                               Baking Mixes

 

Packet Pick-up

Wednesday, Nov 27th, Georgetown Recreation Center, Georgetown, Texas from 11am-6pm;

Thursday, Nov 28th at the race start, 701 Main St, Georgetown, TX from 6:45-7:45am

 

Courses – Look for the Old County Courthouse for the starting area

The 5 mile run and 1 mile walk courses will start & finish in downtown Georgetown (near 7th & Main).

 

The 5 MILE RUN has the same course as last year. It is important that you turn right on 11th St and not left on 11th St on the 1 Mile walk course. The course heads up Main St with a right turn on 11th St and then cruises down Austin Ave (STAY in the curb lane) with great views of the San Gabriel River, into San Gabriel Park (E. Morrow Ave). During this part of the course you will be directed over to the left side of Morrow Ave.  You will go under the bridge and up, around, and across the bridge to College Ave.  Stay to your left on College Ave, left on Holly St (running on the right side of the road) and turning on 7th and then immediately on 6h.  Enjoy your run through historic Georgetown, as you run along the right side of 6th St to a right on Elm St, left on 3rd St, left on Church St, right on 11th St and then the final 4 blocks down Main St to the finish line.  There will be a water stop on the 5 mile run course at the entrance to the Dog Park.

Georgetown Turkey Trot 2015 5 Mile Course Map

The 1 MILE WALK is an out-and-back from 7th & Main up Main St, left turn on 11th St, left turn on Church St and turnaround before 7th St. Very important that you line up on the left side of the Main St at the starting line as you will be turning left on 11th St as the 5 Mile runners turn right on 11th St.  As you go north on Church St please stay to your right and at the turnaround stay to the left back up to 11th St.  Right on 11th St and then right on Main St and the final 4 blocks to the finish.

Georgetown Turkey Trot 2015 1 Mile Course Map

Water, Zurvita electrolyte replacement, and refreshments will be provided after the race.

Both courses are stroller and walker friendly, but please start behind the runners.  Dogs must keep their owners on a leash.

 

Kids’ Fun Run – Starts at 7:45 (prior to the 5 mile run & 1 mile walk)

This is for children only, but parents and family may run with the child of course.  The course is an out and back.  $5 donation to The Caring Place.  All children will receive a finisher’s ribbon and shirts while they last.

 

Parking – Carpooling is highly encouraged

VERY critical, do not park on Main St (between 7th & 11th Streets), Church St (between 4th & 10th Streets), or the parking lot between Main, Church, 9th, and 10th Streets).  There are plenty of free city parking lots and parking spots on various streets, especially West of Austin Ave.  See the link at ww.NoExcusesRunning.com for downtown Georgetown for best place to park and map to Georgetown.  Remember to only park in legal spots.  Careful crossing Austin Ave to get to the Georgetown square.

Georgetown Turkey Trot Direction Map

Tech shirt Guarantee Policy

Guaranteed Tech shirt for entries received by 11/11.  Those that registered after 11/11 are while supplies last.  This allows for more money to the charities and not into leftover shirts.  If you didn’t get a shirt, check back after you finish the Turkey Trot, any shirts not claimed will be given to those that didn’t receive a shirt.  We will not be holding shirts after race day pick-up.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

Even if you have a guaranteed shirt, it is very helpful to have them picked up on Wed because it will be very crowded on race morning.

 

Race Bib & Timing

Race bibs should be worn on the front of every participant.  It is crucial for helping direct the 1 mile & 5 mile participants.

 

We have decided to make this an untimed event.  However, Data Event Solutions has donated a digital timing clock that will be at the finish.  By not paying for a timing company we will be able to provide hot meals to an adult for an entire year.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

Directions

From I-35 South of Georgetown:                                   From I-35 North of Georgetown:

Exit 261 (Highway 29/University Ave)                              Exit 261 (Highway 29/University Ave)

Right on Highway 29/University                                        Left on Hwy 29/University Drive

Left on Austin Ave                                                               Left on Austin Ave

 

Best parking spots are any street parking and lots between 9th & 5th street WEST of Austin Ave.  Parking east of Austin Ave might get your car blocked in.

 

Awards

All finishers will receive a finisher’s medal for the 1 mile walk and the 5 mile run/walk.  Ribbons will be provided for the Kid’s Fun Run.

 

Sponsors

Big thanks to the Turkey Trot’s Gold sponsors Walker Plumbing Company and Zurvita.  Other sponsors include Data Event Solutions.

 

Hot coffee, tea, and espresso available for purchase at 309 Coffee at 309 S Main St, Georgetown, TX 78626.  It will be available from 6:30-11am.

 

2020 Georgetown Running Club Races

Race to Build 10K & 5K Trail Race, Sunday, March 29, 2020

Red Poppy 5K, Sunday, April 19, 2020

Dam Mile, Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 6:30pm

River Relays (2 person 5k relay), Jul 19, 2020

Georgetown Turkey Trot 5k, Thursday, November 26, 2020

 

Thank you again for your support of this event.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Bill Schroeder, Race Director, Georgetown Turkey Trot

Georgetown Turkey Trot

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The first 100 women to sign-up can choose from a women’s size long sleeve tech shirt.

The Georgetown Running Club and Sertoma are hosting the 7th Annual Georgetown Turkey Trot again on November 28, 2019 at 8am.  Challenge your family, friends, and co-workers to come out and run on the roads and trails in Georgetown that starts and finishes in beautiful downtown Georgetown on the square.  The race will feature an untimed 5 mile run/walk and 1 mile walk (both starting at 8am), sponsor booths, and tons of fun!  Fun course that is ideal for the walker to the competitive runner and everything in between.  Great for strollers too!!  Dogs are welcome but they must be on a leash and you need to pick up after them.  Please no children on bikes on the course.  There will be The Caring Place Kids’ Fun Run too!

 

Proceeds will be shared between the Williamson County Meals on Wheels and Friends of Georgetown Parks and Recreation (Park Pals).  We will also be collecting nonperishable food for The Caring Place.

 

Registration

5 mile run & 1 mile walk is $35 online ($30 for Georgetown Running Club members), includes a shirt (guaranteed long sleeve tech shirt for entries received by 11/11, after that while supplies last). Entry fee increases to $40 on Nov 11 ($45 for Georgetown Running Club members). Entry increases to $45 on race day, Nov 28th. All Georgetown Running Club members receive a $5 discount.

 

Long Sleeve Tech Shirt Guarantee – enter by 11/11

Guaranteed long sleeve TECH shirt for entries received by 11/11, after that while supplies last, so register before 11/11! You must also pick up your shirt at packet pick-up. No shirts will be held after the event.

 

Timing – untimed w/digital clock

This is an untimed fun run, so that over $1,000 can go to the race charities. We will have a timing clock at the finish line for you to see your time as you finish.  Thank you Event Data Solutions for donating the clock.

 

Finisher’s Medals

Finisher’s Medals to all finishers of the 5 Mile run and 1 Mile walk.  We will not be doing awards this year, so we can have everyone get a prize.

 

The Caring Place Kids’ Fun Run – start at 7:45am

Prior to the Turkey Trot there will be The Caring Place Kids’ Fun Run. Cost is $5 with all proceeds going to The Caring Place. Sign up will be online and race morning.  All children signing up before Nov 11th will receive a short sleeve cotton t-shirt.  All children will receive a ribbon upon completion.

 

5 Mile Course

In and around downtown Georgetown and through San Gabriel Park.

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1 Mile Walk Course

Out and back in downtown Georgetown.

1 Mile Walk Course

Packet Pick-up

Wednesday, Nov 27th, Georgetown Recreation Center, Georgetown, Texas from 11am-6pm;

Thursday, Nov 28th at the race start from 6:45am-7:45am

 

Sponsors

Thank you Zurvita and Event Data Solutions for sponsoring the race.

Another Dam Mile Race Instructions

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UPDATED weather information... As the Race Director my number one priority is the safety of the participants and volunteers.  We start setting up for the event at 4:30pm on race day and don’t finish packing up until after 8pm.  During this time period on Thursday there is supposed to be a cold front pushing south and thunderstorms will likely fire up along/ahead of it.  To quote our wonderful CBS Austin chief meteorologist Chikage Windler, “I would say it’s iffy at best for getting your event in.  I don’t think anyone would fault you for postponing and erring on the side of caution.”

Postponing to Thu, May 23 with all details remaining the same.  Please spread the word that the race is postponed two weeks.

If you can’t make it to the rescheduled date, then you will be given a credit for what you paid to use at the 2019 River Relays in July or the 2019 Georgetown Turkey Trot in November.

The Georgetown Running Club is hosting the 13th Annual Dam Mile Race on Thursday, May 23rd with the first mile heat starting at 6:30pm.  This will be a chip timed race.  Challenge your family, friends, and co-workers to come out and run on the scenic Lake Georgetown Dam.  The race will feature a timed one mile race.  Everyone gets a medal for finishing and tons of fun!  Paved, flat to downhill course that is ideal for the walker to the competitive runner and everything in between.  Great for strollers too!!  It is a very fast point to point mile!

 

Mile Heats

Heats will run fastest to slowest starting with a sub 7 minute mile.  Currently we are planning on sub 7, 7-9, and 9+.

 

Very Important

If it is a south wind then you will need to be at the starting line a mile away so allow plenty of time to get there. First heat is at 6:30pm then ~6:40 and finally ~6:50.

 

Free Kids (12 and under) Quarter mile

Held at the completion of the last mile heat.  Ribbons to finishers.

 

RegistrationOn-line or race day registration

Mile participants $5 for Georgetown Running Club members and $10 for non-members prior to race day.  On race day the registration fee is $15 and starts at 5:30pm and ends at 6:15pm.

 

Pizza provided.  Water and AdvoCare electrolyte drink too.

 

Vern’s No Frills 5k – 10 year Anniversary – Race #120

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It is the April race which means we will have some frills as Taco Cabana of Georgetown and the Georgetown Running Club are pitching in and bringing 300 breakfast tacos! This is our 10 year anniversary! Yes, 10 years! Also, Easter is the day after the race, so bring out your Easter/Spring costumes! We are also celebrating all year that the voice of reason was heard and the sewer pipe isn’t going through Berry Springs Park and PRESERVE!

Only 3 turns on the certified course. 3.05 miles of paved trail and only 0.05 of cinders. Very fast! Very stroller friendly!! Dogs welcome with their owners on a leash.

Held every 3rd Sat at 8am. Please arrive between 7-7:30am to allow for plenty of time to get registered. Race day registration only.

Sponsors include: Georgetown Running Club, REI, Georgetown Taco Cabana, No Excuses Running, AdvoCare, and Road ID.

Timed race results posted on-line at the Georgetown Running Club and No Excuses Running websites.

Free to students K-12 and $1 for adults. Yes you read that right… FREE to students K-12 and only a $1 for adults. Always FREE to Georgetown Running Club members.

Water provided on the course and after you finish. AdvoCare electrolyte replacement fluids after too while it lasts.

All proceeds from the race go to Berry Springs Park & Preserve.

Red Poppy 5k Race Instructions

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Red Poppy 5K
San Gabriel Park, Georgetown, Texas
Sunday , April 14, 2019
8am

 

Welcome and thank you for supporting the Red Poppy 5K that will start at 8am at in San Gabriel Park, Georgetown, TX.  The majority of proceeds will be given to Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center.  The center provides a safe place to disclose child abuse, reduce the emotional trauma for children and their non-offending family members, and extend professional services that protect the integrity of an investigation.  To learn more visit www.WilcoCAC.org.  A portion of the proceeds will go to the Lighting of the Square activities in downtown Georgetown during the holidays.

 

Registration & Packet Pick-up – must be picked up by 5k start, t-shirts won’t be held after the race

Saturday, April 13, Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N Austin Ave, TX from 11am-6pm;

Sunday, April 14 at the race start, Live Oak Pavilion, San Gabriel Park, off E Morrow Rd, Georgetown, TX from 7:00am-7:45am

 

Shirt Guarantee Policy – sizes & shirt guaranteed if registered by April 3

Guaranteed shirt for entries received by 4/3.  Those that registered after 4/3 while supplies last.  This allows for more money to the charities and not into leftover shirts.  If you didn’t get a shirt, check back after you finish the Red Poppy 5k, any shirts not claimed will be given to those that didn’t receive a shirt.  We will not be holding shirts after race day pick-up.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

Race Day Parking – 2 parking locations on Lower Park Road (off of E. Morrow Rd).

San Gabriel Park Map

 

Race Bib & Timing

Race bibs should be worn on the front.  Chips are in the bib.

 

Red Poppy 5k Course

The Red Poppy 5k course is primarily on the paved hike/bike San Gabriel River trail (except the first and last 0.1).  It is an out and back course heading towards Rivery Park (location of the water stop), passed the park and the turnaround is just passed the Rivery Rd bridge.

 

Finish Line

Make sure your bib is visible on the FRONT of your shirt.  Also, please don’t cross the finish line more than once.

 

Awards – Shortly after the final 5k finisher

Presented to overall male and female finishers, overall masters male and female finishers, and the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups, 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and older.

 

Results

Posted at NoExcusesRunning.com.

 

Kids’ Fun Run – following the final finisher at approximately 9:15am – Race Day Registration only

There will be a Kids’ Fun Run that will be held after the final finisher.  The fun run is free but we suggest a $5 donation.  All kid finishers will receive a ribbon.

 

Sponsors

We would like to thank AdvoCare.

 

Other 2017 Georgetown Running Club Races

Vern’s No Frills 5k, every 3rd Saturday at 8am, Berry Springs Park & Preserve

Another Dam Mile, Lake Georgetown Dam, May 9, 2019 at 6:30pm

River Relays (2 person 5k relay), San Gabriel Park, July 21, 2019 at 8am

Georgetown Turkey Trot 5k, downtown Georgetown, November 28, 2019 at 8am

Race to Build 5k & 10k Trail Race, Southwest Regional Park, March 2020 at 8:30am

 

Thank you again for your support of this event.

 

Good luck,

Bill Schroeder

Race Director, Red Poppy 5k

Red Poppy 5k

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The Georgetown Running Club is hosting the Red Poppy 5K on Sunday, Apr 14th that will start at 8am in San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St, Georgetown, TX 78626.  Challenge your family, friends, and co-workers to come out and run/walk the race.  The race will start and end along the San Gabriel River.  The race will feature a chip timed 5K run/walk with age group awards, sponsor booths, and tons of fun!  Fun course that is ideal for the walker to the competitive runner and everything in between.  Great for strollers too!!  Yes dogs are welcome, but please keep them on leashes and under control.

 

The majority of proceeds will be given to Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center.  The center provides a safe place to disclose child abuse, reduce the emotional trauma for children and their non-offending family members, and extend professional services that protect the integrity of an investigation.  To learn more visit www.WilcoCAC.org.  Also proceeds will go to the Georgetown Visitor’s Center.

 

The Red Poppy Bike Ride is not on the same day or location.  It is now on Saturday, Apr 13th.

 

5K Registration

5K participants $25 online, includes a race packet and shirt (guaranteed shirt for entries received by 3/31, after that while supplies last).  Entry fee increases to $30 on 4/1.  Entry increases to $35 on race day, 4/14.  All Georgetown Running Club members receive a $5 discount.

 

Shirt Guarantee – register by 3/31

Guaranteed tech short sleeve shirt for entries received by 3/31, after that while supplies last, so register before 3/31.  You must also pick up your shirt at packet pick-up.  No shirts will be held after the event.  Register early because this is a highly sought-after shirt and perfect for wearing at the Red Poppy Festival, Apr 27-29 in downtown Georgetown.

 

Kids’ Fun Run – following the final finisher ~9:15 – Race Day Registration only

There will be a Kids’ Fun Run that will be held after the final finisher at around 9:15. The fun run is free but we suggest a $5 donation.  All kid finishers will receive a ribbon.

 

Awards – after Kid’s Fun Run

Presented to top overall male and female runners, top masters male and female, and the top three male and female in the following age groups, 10 & under, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and older.

 

Packet Pick-up – must be picked up by 5k start

Saturday, April 13, Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626, from 11am-6pm

Sunday, April 14 at the race start, 7-7:45am

 

Sponsors

We would like to thank AdvoCare and Georgetown Parks & Recreation.