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PARC Monthly Trail Run - Mt. Tam (Bootjack), Saturday, August 6, 2011

Consider joining us for next Saturday's PARC Monthly Trail Run. PARC ran the Dipsea Trail last year and there have been many requests to return to Mt. Tam.  Indeed, we have been invited to join the friendly trail runners of BARF (Bob & Rick's Fun runs) next weekend as they enjoy one of their favorite routes on the upper slopes of Mt. Tam. BARF typically turns out 20 or so runners and so we will have… Continue

Added by Ron Wolf on August 4, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

CONGRATULATIONS - SF Half Marathon Teams

Congratulations to all the PARC members who ran the SF Marathon or Half Marathon.  The men's PARC team took 1st place and the coed PARC team took 3rd place.  It was great to see everyone out there.

Added by Kirsten Kempe on August 1, 2011 at 8:40am — No Comments

Chili Chase

The Chili Chase is back - July 4 at 10:00 am [Mitchell Park, Palo Alto]

Added by Kirsten Kempe on June 14, 2011 at 12:26pm — No Comments

June Monthly Trail Run & Gathering at Dr. Joe's

I just updated the June Monthly Trail Run page and sent out an email invite to the run. This event is a social highlight of PARC's trail running season with our post run gathering at Joe's home high above Silicon Valley. RSVP is required by Thursday June 2nd.

BTW, about 15 of us enjoyed the cool redwood forest of Portola State Park at last month's trail run. Hope to see you on the… Continue

Added by Ron Wolf on May 26, 2011 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Monthly Trail Run Reminder: This Saturday morning - Portola State Park

 This Saturday, PARC's Monthly Trail Run heads to Portola State Park, little visited and remote, where the deep Redwood Forest offers an excellent trail surface, huge trees, lush ferns, and flowing creeks. The Park's geology is also interesting with natural oil seeps visible in some spots. While remote, Palo Alto is the closest large city to Portola making it, in a way, our sister park. Car pooling for this somewhat remote drive is a great idea, so hope… Continue

Added by Ron Wolf on May 5, 2011 at 8:18am — No Comments

Running of the Bulls

May 8 - Running of the Bulls.  Check it out.

Added by Kirsten Kempe on April 20, 2011 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Poker Running April 2 to April 30.

21 chances to collect cards.  Come to every PARC scheduled run between April 2 and 31 to collect a card.  Play your best hand on May 4.

Added by Kirsten Kempe on April 6, 2011 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Trail Run This Saturday - Foothill & Arastredro Parks - Wildflowers!

I just now updated the April Trail Run page with detailed trail directions

And here are FIVE GREAT REASONS to consider joining us on Saturday morning:

1) The hills are fabulously green right now and our wildflower guide, Jenifer, will point out the many varieties along the way.

2) This is the FIRST OPPORTUNITY to get a PARC POKER card for…


Added by Ron Wolf on March 31, 2011 at 4:14pm — No Comments

PARC Logo Survey

A survey was sent to all current/paid members requesting feedback on the top five logos.  if you did not receive the survey and would like to cast a vote, please send an email to




Added by Kyle Welch on March 29, 2011 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

Logo deadline extended

Deadline to submit a logo has been extended to February 27.  I have already received a lot of wonderful logos.


Added by Kirsten Kempe on February 23, 2011 at 7:19am — No Comments

Logo Contest

Deadline to submit a logo for the contest is Monday, February 21.  Submit your entry to Kirsten at


Added by Kirsten Kempe on February 16, 2011 at 5:14pm — No Comments

PARC Logo Contest

Hello PARC members.

It's contest time!!  

We are holding a contest to create a new logo for the Palo Alto Run Club!  PARC members will vote on the best design.  The winner will receive a gift certificate to his/her favorite running store.
Please submit your design to me (…

Added by Kyle Welch on January 31, 2011 at 11:49pm — No Comments

PARC demographics

For whatever reason, we're experiencing a growth spurt: just over 250 members (through January). A brief glance at the club data base garners these snippets: 

    37% female; 63% male

    Average age = 41 (ranging from 22 to 72)

    44% joined within the last year

    28% list Palo Alto as their mailing address


    37% use a Gmail address

Added by Stan Jensen on January 31, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Shopping night event on February 9th at Sportissimo

Sportissimo, a PARC sponsor will be hosting a special evening for select local clubs on February 9th from 6:00-8:30pm. The store will remain open late that night and members will receive a deeper discount (20%) on in-stock products. Just in time for Valentine's Day!  Details posted under Events section.  Kyle

Added by Kyle Welch on January 26, 2011 at 10:25pm — 1 Comment

Hill Repeats

Hill Repeats start again tonight.  6:30 pm.  Meet in the Safeway parking lot (Sharon Heights, Menlo Park).

Added by Kirsten Kempe on January 13, 2011 at 7:48am — No Comments

Suppliments... You probably don't need them. A report from the South African Rugby Assoc...

Maybe seems like a strange thing to post on a running website, but I just came across this fairly well-written examination of supplements from the South African Rugby Assoc, and thought it was quite relevant to all sorts of athletes. Myself, I've all but given up on supplements and can't say that I notice any loss - an apple a day...


But if you are going to take suppliments then you should be informed. A lot of what they…


Added by Ron Wolf on December 17, 2010 at 1:54am — No Comments

Women’s Running Telesummit

I just noticed this online conference

IAWR Women’s Running Telesummit

that takes place next week

and thought it could be of interest to you. I have followed two of the

speakers (Galloway and Clark) for many years and respect what they…

Added by Ron Wolf on November 23, 2010 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Race Report: San Francisco U.S. Half Marathon

Yesterday (11/7/2010) we ran the U.S. Half Marathon in San Francisco. After running the inaugural event in 2002 (my first half btw) we decided to sign up for this despite having run the Portland Marathon just a few weeks ago.

Like the Portland Marathon, it rained from start to finish. Fortunately, the temperature was in the low 50s and winds were about 8mph. There were 3,000 registered runners, and despite the weather, a good number of them…


Added by Dave Hodson on November 8, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Welcome to the new PA Run Club website

Welcome to the new website!! I would like to thank Dave Hodson as well as the entire board for getting the site up and running.

Added by Kirsten Kempe on November 7, 2010 at 5:06pm — No Comments

PARC Women Win Club Competition at Silicon Valley Half Marathon (Overall Speed)

Congratulations to the PARC women who won the Club (Speed) Competition at the Silicon Valley Half Marathon yesterday! The top three PARC women to cross the line had the fastest aggregate time to win the competition by over 40mn!!

PARC runners also came in second in the overall club speed competition! Nice work out there yesterday!


Added by Kyle Welch on November 1, 2010 at 11:25am — No Comments

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