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BRRC Running/Walking bulletin for December 2, 2022

BRRC's Turkey Trot 2022







( Photo provided by Tricia Stombaugh)

The BRRC Turkey Trot was a huge success!
I received the following note from Turkey Trot race director, Jackie VanAllen:

Our BRRC Turkey Trot raised $12,310 in donations
($7,640 @ Manito Park; $4,470 via RunSignUp) and 3,529 pounds of food.
Our previous cash donation record was $8,156 in 2017.
Due to inflation, Second Harvest is not currently converting dollars into meals.
Thank you all!









Running Quote of the Week
"Just because your muscles start to protest doesn't mean you have to listen."
from the Runner's High Day-to-Day Calendar

From BRRC President, Pam Belasco
1. BRRC's 2023 BUDGET MEETING will be held on Tuesday, December 13 at the Round Table Pizza located at 1908 W. Francis. This is an open meeting. Members who are interested in helping prepare/comment on the club's 2023 budget are welcome.
Meeting will begin no later than 6:30p. Please arrive at 6p to order any food/drinks.
2. The BRRC holiday party invites have been mailed. Please RSVP to either of the provided emails if you will be attending.
If you are interested in helping with decorating, contact Pam at .
3. Officer nominees/volunteers are needed to lead the club in the upcoming 2023-2024 year (Voting is held at the annual meeting held in either February or March). If you are interested in helping to decide the direction and activities of the club in the new year, please contact any of the current officers listed in the back of your Race Rag.


Six Minute Mile
Minute 1: Breathe your way to your fastest race ever
Minute 2: Building stronger bones can be fun
Minute 3: What you eat affects how much you need to drink
Minute 4: Don't underestimate the difficulty of shoveling
Minute 5: Quick Intervals
Minute 6: Daily Inspiration

This month's Oreo award goes to:
The Spokane Marathon Race Team
For a job well-done for the TSM committee and all the other excellent volunteers.
Great job TSM volunteers.

Please contact Pam Belasco with your Oreo Award nomination at:

As we approach the end of 2022, Bloomsday Road Runners Club is in need of members to fill in vacant and soon to be vacated board, race director positions, plus other support teams. If you desire to help BRRC continue its mission and your favorite races, your help, time and expertise is needed. BRRC is a 100% volunteer and non-profit organization; volunteers are the drivers of that mission and its races/events. Without the energy and time of volunteers directly supporting the club's events, the future is uncertain.
Please consider stepping into a board member or race director position. No past experience necessary.
Pam Belasco, BRRC President

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BRRC membership
For those who didn't renew your BRRC membership, the BRRC membership link is now active!
BRRC 2022-2023 Membership:
Volunteers are needed for the office of President elect for this year and Treasurer for next year. Paul Gill is finally retiring from that position after many years. Thanks Paul for all of your many years of volunteering for this job and your excellent work.
Please email Pam Belasco at:  









Spokane Area Top Cross Country Runners to Compete at Champs Sports Regional Meet.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

This Saturday, December 3rd, Spokane's top runners will be competing at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt SAC) in the Champs Sports (formerly Footlocker) West Regional Cross Country Championships. They will be racing against top runners from eleven other western states and U.S. citizens in overseas military installations.

Spokane's Team Bloomsday that will race at the West Regional meet one of four Foot Locker regional competitions held across the country is led by Evan Bruce of Lewis and Clark and Nicole Bissell of Central Valley. Both earned 4th place in their respective 4A races at Washington State High School Cross Country Championships on November 5th. The 16 boys on this team are separated by a mere 47 seconds with the girls separated by only 59 seconds.

The top ten male and female runners at the West Regional meet will advance to the Champs Sports Cross Country National Championships in San Diego on December 10th, joining the qualifiers from the Northeast, South and Midwest Regions. In 2018, the last year a Spokane team attended this meet, Katie Thronson of Lewis & Clark and Turlan Morlan of Gonzaga Prep qualified for the meet, becoming the 28th & 29th Spokane area runners to qualify for the Foot Locker (now Champs Sports) National Meet since it started in 1979.

Bloomsday has sponsored the top runners to this meet since 1993. Michael Kiter is the Bloomsday representative who is leading the team this year and has experienced the trip first hand when he qualified for the national meet in 2000. About that trip and the continued support Bloomsday gives these athletes he said, This experience had a profound effect on me and my running career. It gave me the confidence to run in college.
I am excited to be able to take these stellar athletes down to race what is arguably one of the hardest courses on the West coast. Year after year our athletes shine, and I am looking forward to this group carrying on the tradition.

More information on the Champs Sports Regionals and Nationals may be obtained by logging on to .

Runners sponsored by the Lilac Bloomsday Association:

Boys Team               Girls Team

Hayden Blank            Nicole Bissell

Kade Brownlee           Raegan Borg

Evan Bruce                Alivia Bruno

Harper Churape          Kendall Carter

Graham Cleveland       Abby Crossley

Matt Conrad               Charlotte Cullen

Reid Headrick             Roxanne Frederickson

Noah Holden               Kate Lubbe

Charles Ledwith           Sadie Meyring

Johnny Lieb                 Chloe Nelson

Jake Marchesseault       Charlotte Pedersen

Barrett Poulson             Kayla Ramsey

Ben Smith                     Kayla Roberts

Ben Sonneland              Ella Swanson

Braeden Vlasak             Elle Vanning

Parker Westermann       Jane Wycoff

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BRRC 2022-2023 Officers:
President: Pam Belasco
President Elect: Open
Past President:  Paul Fitzpatrick
Treasurer: Paul Gill
Secretary: Stephanie Kuest

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