Midwinter Cruise 2016 results

January 24, 2016 in News by Tony Digaetano

What a great day for a race!  Here are the results.

There are three “unknown runners” listed so if your results are not include please email [email protected] and let us know your name and bib number and we can get it squared away!


Those of you who use www.athlinks.com, they aggregate data from RunSignUp, so your results should be available to claim there in a few days.


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Turtle Ten Miler 2015

August 20, 2015 in calendar, News, Races, Turtle Ten Miler by Robin

Running Turtle

Turtle Ten Miler

The 2015 Turtle Ten

Once again – runners from all around the Midwest are forcing us to have FUN!

Yes – once again – you can run the Un-Race, aka the PFRPC Turtle Ten Miler!

Join the Park Forest Running and Pancake Club (PFRPC) for the SIXTH Un-Running of the Turtle 10.

The race will be run and timed on our certified 10 mile course.

Pancakes and other food stuffs will be served at the finish.

Awards to all Finishers Until We Run Out 

Labor Day – September 7, 2015 – Start Time 8am
At Hickory Creek Junction Preserve – Three Miles West of Route 45 (LaGrange Rd.) on Route 30 in Mokena, IL

COST: Current PFRPC Members – FREE!

Anyone Joining the PFRPC on Race Day – FREE!

All Others – $10!

Again This Year – We will take credit cards (and checks and cash)

For an additional $15, you will receive a PFRPC Cool-Max Singlet, beautifully decorated front and back with the club logo and motto. Wear this shirt at any race and you will be the envy of all other runners, spectators and hangers-on! Plus hats, bags and other stuff artfully decorated with the club logo.

Sizes are limited so come to the race early!

Questions call Un-Race Director Joe at: 815.937.3773 or email [email protected]

Race Day Sign-Up Only

*As you might infer from the information above, we are tired of high race fees caused by having timing chips, giving out overpriced shirts, online computer registration and other foo-foo, falderal and all that jazz. Plus, we like a surprise just as much as the next person. Will three people show up? Thirty three? Three hundred??? Who knows?!

Join Us at the Un-Race! You’ll have an UN-Believably Good Time!

2015 Turtle Ten flyer pdf

Marathon Training Plans!

June 4, 2015 in Marathon, News by Tony Digaetano

Just in time to start training for the Chicago Marathon (or others) here is our 2015 Marathon Training Plan!

These 18 week plans include three experience levels for training mileage and each plan includes entries for cross training, stretching and core days.

Just in time for a change of scenery too as the Saturday club runs for the month of June are 7 AM will be held here

Sauk Trail Woods Grove #5
3049 Forest Preserve Drive
South Chicago Heights, IL 60411


2015 Mid-Winter Cruise Results

January 25, 2015 in News by Tony Digaetano

A great turn out for such a damp, snowy morning!  While the weather has been reasonably mild winter can’t go on forever.  Keep thinking warm thoughts and we hope you enjoyed the run!

The race results can be found here!

Congratulations to Christine Eden and Nate McPherson, the overall winners.  Also to Eileen Yates and Hank Cook, the masters winners!

Thanks to our sponsors and be sure to visit them!



Fleet Feet Sports Schererville




Lastly, here are a couple photos of some club members.  If anyone has some race photos to share, go ahead and post them here or to the Facebook group or just share them with me and I will post them.

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Final Mid-Winter Cruise 5k Planning Meeting

December 20, 2014 in News by Tony Digaetano

The final Mid-Winter Cruise 5k Planning meeting is coming up right after the new year.

Any club members interested in volunteering at the event and finalize the details are welcome to come join the Race Committee meeting on January 4th at Beggar’s Pizza, 15600 South Cicero Avenue, Oak Forest, IL 60452 at Noon CST!

Come on out and let us know you’re eager to help us with race-day operations!

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Site Move!

June 8, 2014 in News by Robin

The site is being moved to another hosting provider. You should not see any difference in your experience.

If you do find something odd, or that you think needs attention, please email Robin (robin at madeiratech dot com) as soon as possible.

Thank you!

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Moon Run – TUESDAY – May 13, 2014

May 2, 2014 in News by Joanne

May’s Moon Run will start at 6:30 pm  TUESDAY May 13 at SanFratello’s Pizza in Tinley Park -17823 S. 80th Ave. That is just north of the 80th Ave Train Station.  We will cross 80th, and run on the trail that follows 179th street west and goes north to the Bettenhausen Rec Center.

May is the month of the Flower Moon.  If you would like an entry into our prize drawing, wear something with flowers, such as:

Flowered Shirt, Shorts or Socks —  Flowers in your hair —  Flowered Underwear*  —  Flower Tattoos

SanFratellos has coupons for 10% off Food, so go to their website and print one!


(* I could not resist the rhyme)

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Saturday Club Run Starts at 7:00AM

May 2, 2014 in News by Joanne

Beginning May 3, 2014, our regular Saturday runs will begin at 7:00AM.

We will continue to run from the parking lot in downtown Frankfort on White Street.

See you on the Trails!

ROAD TRIP/party weekend for Danyel

March 15, 2014 in calendar, News, Road Trips by Liz Vander Velde

Our soldier Danyel is being moved in June. We gotta send her off as only us Pancakers can!

The Starved Rock Country Marathon/half marathon weekend is May 10, 2014. The plan is to do the half on Saturday then party and hike the Park trails on Sunday – with a hangover.

Cost is $70 for the half until Mar 31. Deb and Joanne are planning the party so you KNOW it will be memorable!

PFRPC Annual Winter Banquet – Saturday, Feb. 8th

February 6, 2014 in News by Cindy Trotier

Due to inclement weather, we had to reschedule our winter banquet.

We have a new date!

Please join us:
Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. (Dinner served promptly at 7:00 p.m.)
Everyone who has previously responded is still on the attendance list.

If you are able to attend now, please reach out to me via Facebook so I can plan ahead. We’d love to have you join us!

Bellagio’s Restaurant
17501 Dixie Hwy.
Homewood, IL 60430
(708) 957-1650



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PFRPC 2014 Annual Banquet – February 1, 2014 (Sat.) at Bellagio’s (Homewood, IL)

February 1, 2014 in News by Robin

Come join us on:



Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014
RSVP by Jan. 29th

Location: Bellagio’s (Homewood, IL)

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $10/member

Cash Bar

Bring your BLING and your running stories to share!

(Do you have running pictures you would like to share? Send by Weds., Jan. 29th)

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Website Shares

January 30, 2014 in News by Robin

Facebook to WordPress

Facebook to WordPress

Your WordPress website posts can be shared with your Park Forest Running & Pancake Club Facebook group! You need to add your Facebook id to your profile before you create a new post. If you are logged into PFRPC and your Facebook id is correct, the Like and Share buttons appear above the post! If you have questions, please contact Robin (robin at madeiratech dot com). I will be posting screenshots and instructions if you need them.

Have fun!

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WordPress Update

January 24, 2014 in Home Page Slider, News by Robin

Your WordPress website is being updated, so if you see anything “off”, please let me know!

Send an email to Robin.

4 For 40 for Danyel

November 25, 2013 in News by Liz Vander Velde

2013 Scholarship Winners

November 19, 2013 in News by Liz Vander Velde


November meeting at Beggars

November 6, 2013 in calendar, Meetings, News by Liz Vander Velde

Greetings Fellow Pancakers!
Please mark your calendars for our next Club meeting on Sunday, November 17 at 12:30PM at Beggars Pizza, 15600 South Cicero, Oak Forest.
In addition to our Usual Business and Reports, we will award our 2013 PFRPC Scholarships and hold the Election for 2014 Officers.
As we say every year – be there or risk being elected to office (!).
Joanne Rock, 2013 PFRPC President aka Empress

Deb and Danyel at the new Dunes Marathon

October 28, 2013 in News by Liz Vander Velde

October Moon Run

October 27, 2013 in Moon Runs, News by Liz Vander Velde

How to get a picture on the header

October 26, 2013 in FAQs, How Do I..., News by Liz Vander Velde

When you create a new post and you want the post to show up on the home page of the Park Forest Running and Pancake Club’s website, there are a couple of things you need to remember. You create the post by clicking on the “+ New” button on the dark grey bar at the top of your screen and selecting “Post”. You need to create a title and some (meaningful) content. Before you click the blue “Publish” button to the right, select the “News” Category and then scroll down a bit until you see the section labeled “Featured Image”. This is where you select the photo that will show up in the banner on the home page! As long as the photo is 756 x 250 pixels, the photo should fit nicely. If it is not set at this size (or double or triple that), it will appear distorted or stretched in an odd way. You can crop photos to that size in the Media Manager that comes up when you click on “Set Featured Image”.


Our own Danyel in her 3rd marathon this year and PR too!

October 7, 2013 in News by Liz Vander Velde

Carolyn Elizabeth Vander Velde Congrats Danyel. PR 4:23 in Milwaukee!

Marathon #3 Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon for 2013 celebrating my 40th year of birth! And to top it all off I finally got a Personal Record!!!!!!!!!!! Yeaaaaaaaaaaaah!
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