This is the race calendar that running clubs and race directors add their races to. Add your race. I started the US Race Calendar around 2000 originally as a race calendar for our running club newsletter that I started doing sometime in the 1980's. I then became the webmaster http://www.grrc.net/ and learned web design.
People have often said to me "You don't run outside when it is cold like this do you?" I tell them I run outdoors year as often as I can. The secret is dress in layers. I had on a
long-sleeved t-shirt, hooded sweatshirt, hooded windbreaker, runners tights, athletic warm up pants tight around the ankles, two pair of cotton gloves and a stocking cap. People are always to hear how much you sweat in the winter
Getting Volunteers are the hardest part of putting on a race. It is comparably easy to just do the work yourself, because of all of the work necessary to put on a race, this is not possible. The harder part of trying getting others to help is necessary. It is a proven fact that in any group two or three percent of the people do 100% of the work. As one who has been a race director, I know that before that I had no idea of the amount of work that goes into putting on a race. It is so much more fun to talk to friends before and after running, instead of helping.
In these long cold winter months when sometimes it is hard to get out and run I start thinking about good times running in the summer. I was just thinking about the Galva Independence day race. I don’t think I have missed that race in the last 20 years. It’s always in Wiley Park in Galva. Wiley Park is a small park in the middle of the city with a picnic shelter in the center. Huge beautiful old houses with neatly manicured lawns surround the park. There are big wide sidewalks for runners to finish on.