From the Desk of the President – David Cabral – September/October 2014

The FWRC 2014 Labor Day State Championship 15K proved to be a challenge to our club and local runners.  Congratulations to all the winners!  We’re still waiting for the fall weather to kick-in Hello! Come in Mother Nature! Where are you?  Just when we feel a breeze from the north, here come the southern blasts of upper 80s and lower 90s. There’s a large population of runners that have been burning through the summer season dying to wake up to some constant cool mornings.  We know who we are.  Once the weather stays down we will start seeing the benefits of our heated runs from the last 3-4 months.

A tradition is growing in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in the fall season.  We will see the usual October Festivals, but now… the Cowtown Calf Run will be an annual event in the Will Rogers Memorial Complex.  Close by everyone looks forward to the Friends of the River 6K and wow!  That party on the plaza!  I’m talking about all those local food venders!  Yummy, my stomach’s gonna hurt!

The new Panther Island Pavilion will continue to surprise us with some constant bashing of events that will satisfy our concert goers.  I guess we all have to get on the Streams and Valley’s email list to know when and how to detour.  Well, that’s going to be a tradition as well.

On the Club scene, our October tradition continues with the return of the Mercury 10K!

You know… tenth month, ten kilometer, and the ten cent give-away!  I’m talking about the dime that was in circulation from 1916 -1945.  I love seeing runner’s faces with their fascination of the coin. One thing it’s not is Mercury, the messenger of the gods in Roman mythology.  The portrait is actually that of Liberty wearing a winged cap symbolizing freedom of thought.  Thus, the coin more properly is known as the Winged Head Liberty dime.  “Mercury” was applied early on and after many years has stuck.

Hey, runners, here’s an idea, be a part of the tradition renew your memberships! We will traditionally keep our events cheap! Professional, but cheap.

David Cabral
President 2014