WEEK 7 – Group Leaders and Swag

Drum Roll, Please…

We’ve got our Pace Group Leaders all set. These will be your “people” for the season…the people to reach out to regarding your group, the runs, all that good stuff. They will be introducing themselves to you in the coming week. All we’ve asked of them…is to be a focal point for you. Someone near your pace, training for the same distance you are…that can make sure you get connected as much as you want to be connected. If you’re injured, let them know. If you’re having a hard time finding someone to run with, let them know. They certainly won’t be at all of the runs. WHO DOES THAT ANYWAY?!? But they will be checking in with you throughout the season. They aren’t coaches…but rather Group {Cheer} Leaders, you could say. Minus pom-poms and flips, except Julio…you just never know with that guy 🙂

We are trying something {officially} this year. We’ve asked each of the group Leaders to create a Facebook group for their pace groups. I encourage you to join your pace group and if you’re on the either end of your pace group, join the next group…or the other distance at your pace (join a HM group if you’re training for the FM). This just gives you more opportunities to find folks to run with. These groups will be just like our main FB page, and be only for PARR Members. Our main Facebook page will continue to be our focal point…but wanted to give the groups a better way to connect and not get lost trying to do so on the larger page.

I’ve included the links below, but also added them to the UPDATED GROUP PAGES.

So….here’s our 2016-2017 PARR Starting Line-up:

Half Marathon

Orange – Julio Quiralte – https://www.facebook.com/groups/874380552695533/

Yellow – Julie Schultz – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1704992079823609/

Purple – Tina Gutierrez – http://www.facebook.com/groups/729416060464741/

Green – Meredith Mooney / Olga Somers – https://www.facebook.com/groups/950164498462321/

Full Marathon

Black – Laurence Tien / Valerie Boessling – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1733432023585901/

Blue – Julie Williams – https://www.facebook.com/groups/138589929921692/

Silver – DeAnn Lewis – https://www.facebook.com/groups/546775725506339/

Red – Cynthia Everett, Jhopi Thornton – https://www.facebook.com/groups/PARRRedTeam/


Sandy is our PARR Gear coordinator extraordinaire…and she’s got everything up and ready for your orders on the website => https://goparr.com/product-category/parr-swag/ The way this works now is that you place an order between now and SEPTEMBER 5.   Then Sandy will place the large order, receive it a couple weeks later and then it will be ready for pick up at Wild Pear. We’ll give reminders between now and then…but get your orders in! Once the order is placed, we can’t add to it…so you’ve got almost a week to get those orders in! For those here last year…everything is the same, with the exception of the women’s tanks…those will be the BAW brand tanks from the previous year.

Shirts: order open through Monday, 9/5 then it will be CLOSED, counted, and turned in!


Men’s, Women’s, and Youth Cotton T-shirts – $11.50  (adult shirts orange and sports grey options)

Men’s, Women’s Tech Tanks and T-shirts – $15.50

Men’s, Women’s Tech Long Sleeve – $17.50

Men’s, Women’s Tech Half Zip Jacket – $20

Timeline:  We will turn in order the week of September 5th.  Hopefully will come in within 3 weeks.  Targeting first week in October to get to members.

Let us know if you have any questions! Will send details out for Saturday’s run on Thursday…we’ll be meeting out of Wild Pear and SPOILER ALERT…it will be early.

Aimee Galley

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