“The Club is organized to provide a structured organization for the purpose of promoting running as a sport and healthy lifestyle within our community.   In furtherance of our purpose, the Club hosts group runs, fun runs, training runs and programs on the road and/or track, hosts education lectures about topics of interest for runners, provides awards for club members, hosts social events for members, and all such other things as may be conducive to the encouragement of running. The Club also engages in community activities, to publicize by appropriate means, the benefits of running as a means of physical fitness to improve the health status of people in our community. “

-Club Bylaws

The Ocala Runner’s Club hopes to be a staple in Ocala’s running community. In the past few weeks we have come up with some goals to help further our cause and promote running in our great city. Below are a few of the things we have been working on.

Big Hammock Race Series

The club has partnered up with the organizers of the Big Hammock Race Series (Tina Banner, Karen Donnelly, and Darrin DeTorres) to help put together a Grand Prix type circuit. Participants in the BHRS have an oppurtunity to score some awesome race bling, and earn points towards an award in their Age Group! Ocala Runner’s Club members have the opportunity to enroll in the series for free, with a paid membership by or before 8/15/15. Sign up for a club membership today!

Short Term Goals

1) Addition of a Common Start Line, Finish Line, and mile markers at the Baseline Trail Head.

2)Build on the existing membership base in hopes of creating a volunteer network for existing and future races.

Long Term Goals

1) Build a rubber track for community and club use.

2) Create more compelling races for the running community

For information on how to donate to the club, please contact Darrin DeTorres at ddetorres1@gmail.com.


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