2016 Mid-Winter Cruise 5k

December 19, 2015 in MidWinter Cruise 5k by Tony Digaetano

On the First Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…the the MidWinter Cruise!

Registration is now open for the (in)Famous Park Forest Running and Pancake Club’s 2016 MidWinter Cruise 5k. Get your Speedo out and get ready to run/walk/amble/stroll your way around beautiful Park Forest, IL, snow or shine!

As always, we’ll serve up our delicious pancakes after the race (walk/amble/stroll) is completed.

WhereForest Trail Middle School, 215 Wilson, Park Forest, IL 60466.  Pre-boarding (Registration and Packet Pickup) is in the lower level starting at 9:00 AM CST.

WhenSunday, January 24th.  Registration starts at 9am.

CostIt is only $25 if you preregister before January 19th.  $30 for same-day signup.

How to PreregisterYou can register online here at our SignMeUp page.

Our course is USATF Certified.

We always have quirky souvenirs and trophies for finishers.

Do you have questions, or do you want to volunteer?  Contact Race Director Joanne Rock.  Email [email protected] or call 773-960-0718

2016 MidWinter Cruise 5k Flyer

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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

2015 Mid-Winter Cruise 5k

December 20, 2014 in MidWinter Cruise 5k by Tony Digaetano

Ready for a vacation yet?  Winter seems mild now but on January 25th surely all bets are off! Come join the Park Forest Running and Pancake Club for another annual Mid-Winter Cruise 5k!

 

Come get into a warmer frame of mind.  Come travel and join us on our cruise about Park Forest for 3.1 miles.  The weather is always fine in your own mind.  Runners and walkers are all welcome.  After the cruise come back aboard for our traditional “all you can eat, while they last” pancakes.

WhereForest Trail Middle School, 215 Wilson, Park Forest, IL 60466.  Pre-boarding (Registration and Packet Pickup) is in the gym starting at 9:00 AM CST.

WhenSunday, January 25th.  The Cruise (Race) starts at 10:30 AM CST.

CostIt is only $25 if you preregister before January 22nd.  $30 for same-day signup.

How to PreregisterYou can register online here at our SignMeUp page.

Our course is USATF Certified and it will be chip timed.

We always have quirky souvenirs and trophies for finishers.  We are also including a one year membership for the PFRPC for 2015 for all race registrations.  (If you are a current member, your membership will be extended.)

Do you have questions, or do you want to volunteer?  Contact Race Director Hilary Tydd.  Email [email protected] or call 708-209-0216

2015 Mid-Winter Cruise 5k Flyer

October Moon Run

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

September Moon Run

September 7, 2013 in calendar, Moon Runs, News by Liz Vander Velde

Thursday September 19

6:30 p.m Old Plank Trail, Frankfort. Briedert Green Access.

Volunteer at the Chicago Marathon

September 4, 2013 in Chicago Maraton Water Stop, News by Liz Vander Velde

 

Volunteer registration for this year’s marathon is now open. If you want to volunteer at PFRPC’s aid station, please follow these steps:

1) Volunteers will register online via: www.chicagomarathon.com/aidstation20volunteers

2) For step-by-step registration instructions review the Volunteer Registration Tutorial: www.chicagomarathon.com/registrationtutorial

3) To help make this year’s race a memorable experience for everyone, we ask that volunteers are aware of the following guidelines: www.chicagomarathon.com/volunteerguidelines

We also need 18 key volunteers to help manage the aid station. If you can help with these important tasks, please sign up for any key volunteer position. Most key volunteers will perform multiple tasks during the day.

Key Volunteers Registration and Information

1)

Key Volunteers will register online via: https://cemevent.com/login#p=BACM2013/aidstation20keyvolunteer

Note: All volunteers MUST register online by midnight, Monday, October 7, or they will not be allowed to volunteer for the event.

If you know anyone else who might be interested, please forward this email to them. Thank you again for your past help and continued interest.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Tom Nowak, Captain Aid Station 20

Turtle Ten Wrap Up

September 4, 2013 in News, Turtle Ten Miler by Liz Vander Velde

To All My Children

Thanks to the club for another successful Turtle Ten. 84 signups and 72 finishers and lots of people saying that they hope that we do it again next year.

Special Thanks go to:

John the trophy king. Five more years and he might get his basement back.

Glenn for making the clock happen.

Judge Ray for doing lots of everything, as always.

Chrissie for keeping registration straight.

Nadine and Art for doing the second water stop and not necking in front of the runners, the two lovebirds.

Deborah Lyn for the first water stop and lots of other things to keep us running.

Frogger for the course layout, marking and running well.

And especially Ted who set up, cooked, and put up with me all morning.

If you helped and I forgot you, punch me in the arm next time I see you and thanks for all you did.

mom

Printable Turtle Ten flyer to pass out

June 22, 2013 in News, Turtle Ten Miler by Liz Vander Velde

The Turtle Ten!

We have tried to kill this race and you will not let it die because you are having too much fun running it!  So back by popular demand* and better than ever is the 2013 Turtle 10! *(There is a theory that people are only running this race to drive the Race Director nuts.  It is working!  So show up this year to help finish him off.)

Join the Park Forest Running and Pancake Club (PFRPC) for the Fourth running of the Turtle Ten.

 

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

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

Age Bracket Awards – Three deep or until we run out!

Date: September 2, 2013 Start Time 8 AM

At Hickory Creek Junction Preserve – Three miles west of Rt. 45 (LaGrange Rd.) on Rt. 30

Cost: Current PFRPC Members – $0

Runners who join the PFRPC on race day – $0

All others – $10

For an additional $15 you can receive a PFRPC Club cool-max Singlet beautifully decorated front & back with the club logo.  Wear this shirt at a race and you will be the envy of all of the other runners.  Sizes are limited so get there early!  After this event the shirts will be sold for $18 each!

Questions: call us at: 815.937.3773 or e-mail [email protected]

Race Day sign-up only!

Turtle Ten News

June 21, 2013 in News, Turtle Ten Miler by Liz Vander Velde

To all my children;
It is that time of the year again to start getting the word out about our non-race race the Turtle Ten.  Below is all of the information and it is in a one sheet format as an attachment in Word.
So pass it on, Tweet it, twit it, face book it.  Post it on your frig. Give it to friends, enemies, acquaintances, and total strangers.  Get it up at you health club and your local bar (more likely knowing this club).  In other words get it around.
New this year will be the option for club singlets.  Beautiful technical running shirts that will get you noticed wherever you wear them.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.
mom
PS.  I will send out a request for volunteers in early August

The Turtle Ten!

We have tried to kill this race and you will not let it die because you are having too much fun running it!  So back by popular demand* and better than ever is the 2013 Turtle 10! *(There is a theory that people are only running this race to drive the Race Director nuts.  It is working!  So show up this year to help finish him off.)

Join the Park Forest Running and Pancake Club (PFRPC) for the Fourth running of the Turtle Ten.

 

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

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

Age Bracket Awards – Three deep or until we run out!

Date: September 2, 2013 Start Time 8 AM

At Hickory Creek Junction Preserve – Three miles west of Rt. 45 (LaGrange Rd.) on Rt. 30

Cost: Current PFRPC Members – $0

Runners who join the PFRPC on race day – $0

All others – $10

For an additional $15 you can receive a PFRPC Club cool-max Singlet beautifully decorated front & back with the club logo.  Wear this shirt at a race and you will be the envy of all of the other runners.  Sizes are limited so get there early!  After this event the shirts will be sold for $18 each!

Questions: call us at: 815.937.3773 or e-mail [email protected]

Race Day sign-up only!

June Moon Run June 20 -7pm – Tommy Nevins, Frankfort

June 9, 2013 in Moon Runs by Tom Nolan

Our June Moon Run will be Thursday, June 20.  Since the days are getting longer, we will start at 7 pm.

We will meet at Tommy Nevins Pub,  9680 Lincolnway Lane, Frankfort.   Nevins is just east of LaGrange Road, north of LincolnWay EAST HS.

We have a 2 mile out/2 mile back run along Colorado Ave and Ironwood Drive, through the picturesque neighborhoods of Frankfort.

I made a reservation for a large group on their patio -  so hopefully, warm weather cooperates.

See you then.

Midwinter Cruise and PFRPC Social

January 28, 2013 in MidWinter Cruise 5k, News by Liz Vander Velde

2013 MidWinter Cruise 5k

October 2, 2012 in Home Page Slider, MidWinter Cruise 5k, News, Races by Liz Vander Velde

The 2013 race will take place on  Sunday, January 20!

Put on your resort wear and join the Park Forest Running and Pancake Club for our ANNUAL MIDWINTER CRUISE 5k!

Travel to Nassau without a passport! (okay, Nassau STREET). Escape from winter and come on aboard! Our ‘cruise’ sets sail at 10:30AM and travels the streets of Park Forest, IL for 3.1 miles. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome. Upon your return to port, you’ll enjoy the PFRPC’s almost-famous all-you-can-eat, while-they-last pancakes!

The PFRPC MidWinter Cruise is Chip Timed and certified and sanctioned by USA Track and Field (IL-11082-JW).

All runners receive a cruise souvenir at check-in! ALL FINISHERS RECEIVE AN AWARD! Everyone’s a winner with the PFRPC!

Where:  Forest Trail Middle School, 215 Wilson, Park Forest, IL  60466.  Registration is in the downstairs cafeteria beginning at 9:00am. After your run, join us for our famous Pancake Breakfats, again, in the downstairs cafeteria.

When:  Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 10:30AM.

Cost:  $22 early registration (until January 11); $25 after January 11 and on race day – no discounts).  Packet pick up is on race day only.  PFRPC members receive a $2 discount on registration, if registered by January 11.

How to Register:  Online at https://www.signmeup.com/88544 or download the race entry form here. Mailed entries must be received by January 11, 2013. Again, after January 11, registration is $25 for all runners.

Already registered?  You can get a copy of your registration confirmation here.

Our many, many thanks to current sponsors Running for Kicks, Chicago Dough Company, Road ID, our website developer Robin at www.Madeiratech.com and  VanderVelde and Associates, personal financial consultants.

We’re famous for our quirky runner amenities! Come find out what’s in store this year!  

Questions? Contact Race Director Joanne Rock at 773-960-0718 or email Joanne Rock.

Turtle Ten Miler

October 1, 2012 in Home Page Slider, Races, Turtle Ten Miler by Liz Vander Velde

Moon Runs

August 28, 2012 in Moon Runs, Races by Liz Vander Velde

MoonmasterFred Mazurski

What is a Moon Run?

Generally, a Moon Run is just an excuse for our club to gather socially – oh, and to run of course. The runs are held monthly, generally on the Thursday evening closest to the full moon. Come howl at the moon with us. Of course, every Moon Run ends with a social gathering. (Webmaster’s Note: We might be a little crazy but we aren’t nuts – we don’t hold Moon Runs during the cold, dark winter months!)

Locations vary, but here are a few of our favorite starting points:

Old Plank Trail – Frankfort By Grainery Tower off Rt. 45 & Rt. 30 in downtown Frankfort. Tinley Park – Aurelio’s Pizza SE corner of 159th & Oak Park Ave 15901 Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, IL 60477
Phone: (708) 429-4600
Park Forest – Off Chestnut Ave. Chestnut: north of Sauk Trail, on the right heading north. Heading South: last left before Sauk.

Chicago Marathon Water Stop

August 20, 2012 in Chicago Maraton Water Stop, Races by Liz Vander Velde

Each year, PFRPC mans a water stop at the world-famous Chicago Marathon! Join us as we encourage and support those brave souls that dare to undertake this challenge…

2009 Progressive Half Marathon

January 1, 2010 in Progressive Half Marathon by Liz Vander Velde

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