Message from the President
I am excited about our Club for 2013. The membership continues to grow each year. We are adding more families than ever before. Our members that I remember as just kids now have kids that compete in the Kid's Day at the Races and in school.
At least three or four times a month I get an inquiry about our Club. Usually it is from someone just starting out who wants to join but doesn't want to be intimidated by the faster runners. I love these questions. I can honestly say that we have anything from walkers (Thursday nights) to racers. We have social members and we have Boston Marathon qualifiers. The best part is we all get along and watch out for and encourage each other. Please come to any of our scheduled runs and introduce yourself and you will feel the welcome back.
Many of our members also take advantage of the many discounts we get at local vendors.
The West Chester Running Club is also a club that gives back to the community. Our Kid's Day at the Races is a huge hit with the young ones and their families. Each child gets a medal and a chance to pick out a book. The sparkle in the eyes of the children is precious to see. Our Scholarship Fund continues to help graduating high school runners in Chester County. Our coaching has helped many runners improve exponentially. And we support the local business community with the best First Friday social night in West Chester.
Please come and join us. If you are not sure, then call me (484-410-6780) or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will answer your questions.
Kids Day at the Races is June 14, 2013 at Oakbourne Park.
Applications for the 2013 WCRC Scholarship are currently being accepted.
Announcing the 2012 WCRC Scholarship Recipients
We are pleased to announce that the West Chester Running Club awarded $500 scholarships to three (3) deserving high school student athletes in June, 2012. The winners include Rachel Carr from Phoenixville Area High School, Collin Gray from Owen J. Roberts High School, and Angel Chimal Rodriguez from Kennett High School. Each of the winners combined scholastic achievement, community service, and an appreciation for the sport of running in a way that distinguished themselves from all of the other applicants. Rachel intends to go to Elizabethtown University, Collin will be attending Yale, and Angel plans to work towards a career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Our best wishes to each of these students.
As a Club, we should all be very proud of the fact that over the last 12 years, we have provided more than $30,000 in scholarships to local student athletes. Each year, the scholarship committee that reviews the applications for the Club Scholarship is amazed at the high caliber of student that applies for our award.
On a personal note, we would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank Betty and Bill Dawson who as part of their recent wedding, graciously decided that, in lieu of wedding gifts, a donation to the Scholarship fund would be an appropriate manner to celebrate their wedding. This was a very philanthropic gesture and many of Betty’s and Bill’s friends and family contributed generously. Thank you, Betty and Bill and all of those who made a contribution. For additional information on the Club’s annual Scholarship, please contact Ann Tierney or Dan Holland.