Looking to organize a chapter run soon. Anyone interested?

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  1. Elvisbloom

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    Hi everyone,



    We might all be passing each other on the roads or seeing each other race and not even know we are all part of the same internet hangout. Anyone interested in meeting up? Maybe a group run somewhere? Just tossing the idea out there...



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    Is there anybody out there?

    Is there anybody out there?
     
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    Have you tried posting a note

    Have you tried posting a note in the Chapter (Create Chapter Posting) to see if you can rally the troops there? When you post there, versus here, an email is generated by the site and sent to each member of your group. While you're at it, be sure to ask them where they are located, so you can get a feel for where would be the best place to plan a run, where there is a majority that is.
     
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    Thanks for the tip! I did

    Thanks for the tip! I did that too a little bit ago and got one response. I think I need to organize something solid and just hope someone shows up. Maybe I will tie it to an already existing race and hope for the best. I just hope I dont end up like some girl on prom night all dressed up waiting for a date that never shows.
     
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    Some of these chapters are

    Some of these chapters are slow to start. Others are booming nicely. You just have to keep trying and have the patience that others will start showing interest. Winter will be difficult, so you'll need extra patience then. Don't give up. Did you see the thread about this quandary from the Chapter Presidents Group? It has some good suggestions there.
     
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    Yup! Good stuff there TJ.

    Yup! Good stuff there TJ. With fall coming up, I may try an organize it around a race. Otherwise, if I can get just three of us together for a 3 miler, I would be psyched...
     
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    I'd like to give it a whirl.

    I'd like to give it a whirl. I've only done a mile at one time barefoot so far though:(
     
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    Alright Jim! Maybe if we plan

    Alright Jim! Maybe if we plan something others will show. Any thoughts for a meetup spot? I live in Jersey City, so I run in Liberty State Park a lot and on the waterfront. Are you a trail runner primarily?
     
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    Sorry so much time went by. I

    Sorry so much time went by. I need to figure out how to get email notifications. So far, I've been doing 2-mile loops on the roads around town every other night (I'm just starting out). I do about the same on trails on the weekends. I'm in Stanhope. We have some awesome trails to run around here. I certainly need to take advantage of them more. I'm trying like hell to increase my milage, but I'm a noob. I will probably be able to keep up better after a few more weeks of training. Maybe shoot for the middle of November? Let's see if we can get some folks together and we can set up a spot based on people's locations.

    As far as a meetup spot is concerned, I'm flexible. I have no problem meeting anywhere. Like I said before, we have some really nice trails over here in Sussex County. There is a nice 4-mile loop nearby on the Sussex Branch Trail that would be really cool to do with the gang.

    If you have any clue how to set up notifications, please fill me in. You can always email me at jklinder@mragta.com. That goes to my phone too. Regards,

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    Anybody from Freehold area

    Anybody from Freehold area here?? :))
     
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    Welcome, JerGar!  Be sure to

    Welcome, JerGar! Be sure to join the New Jersey Chapter (Chapters link up top). Maybe there will be some group runs in your area.
     
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    Hi, I'm in Red Bank. It's

    Hi, I'm in Red Bank. It's close to Freehold (relatively). There's the Newport Half Marathon in September in Jersey City. I don't mind hiking up there for that. There's also the George Sheehan Classic 5 miler right in our town in June if you're looking for something smaller. Or we could just organize a group run.
     
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    Elvisbloom wrote:Is there



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    Hi Triing.  Have I mentioned

    Hi Triing. Have I mentioned that we have a Chapter in New Jersey. Look for the Chapters tab up top. You may be able to find some runners in your area there, and check the Member Map too on the home page.
     
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