Even though we’re still not prepared to accept it, autumn is officially here and with it comes a cornucopia of races. We can’t decide where to go since we’re fans of all of them! Here are some of our select picks for October – browse the CCAC Race Calendar to build your own fall list.

1 October – Independence House 5K: Independence House has hosted a number of runs over the years, periodically on their own or hooking up with another group. This year’s run will be at headquarters in Hyannis and we’re real curious about what the route will be. It supports a great cause and will have post-race eats and music.

2 October – Harwich Cranberry Harvest Races: While still not directly affiliated with the Cranberry Festival (which we’d love to see), the half-marathon is a tremendous fall tour of much of Harwich, ranging from the bogs of Harwich Center down to the beach and harbor of Harwich Port. The accompanying 7 mile run

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imageOur favorite marathoner, triathlete and long-distance cyclist has added another distinction to her CV, editor and author. Lucy Duffy’s newly released Blurb book, Vignettes of Moiry, is a collection of the writings of her mother, Rebecca Goethe DeVries, accompanied by pictures of the French countryside where she grew up. We’re eagerly awaiting her next book about riding Tahoe in the rain!


Bob Eckerson, President, presiding

* 15 Club Members present – one new member introduced by Cathy Whitelaw

* Treasurer’s report – reviewed and accepted by all present.

* Dennis Senior Center for meetings has been secured for another year

* General Liability insurance for CCAC has been secured as of end of July, 2011. Renewal effective date will be December 31, 2011. Directors & Officers insurance not in place yet – waiting on additional information, per Geof Newton.

* 9/26/2011 – Board of Directors meeting, 7:00pm at Bob Edwards’ home. Discussion about CCAC accumulation of funds and how CCAC can reduce annual gross receipts

* Open items: $250 Scholarship for Brandon Bausch – going to be awarded this year? – To be discussed at Board of Directors meeting……..Membership – to determine paid members vs. non-paid members…….Geof discussed how CCAC website will be changing, i.e., “unified blog” style, subscriber site, Club Express (new option)………CCAC clothing-Jane Lovelette – some new items available and are listed on CCAC website along with Jane’s email information.

* Harwich Cranberry Harvest – 10/2/2011 – Discussion about whether CCAC will be volunteering at these races, audit appears now that we will not.

* 2011-2012 Grand Prix series – Ideas on venues discussed and to be discussed more at October meeting

* CCAC newsletter – Any new ideas should be emailed to Bob Eckerson, President

* 10/29/2011 – 5k race @ Holy Trinity Regional School, Harwich MA – 12:00pm – race organized by Geof Newton

* 9/10/2011 – CCTT – 33 members racing in Hyannis Sprint II

* 2011 Nationals, Burlington VT – 600 participated in the Sprint race / under 2000 participated in the Olympic race. 3 CCTT World Qualifiers. 2012 Nationals to be held in Burlington, VT.

*9/16 – 9/17/2011 – Reach the Beach Relay – Contact Geof Newton for more info.

* CC Harriers had a successful summer! Fall program will be available.

* 9/11/2011 – Mighty Meehan 5k………….9/25-Ed Gill race in Orleans………10/8-CC Canal Run for the Troops……..10/8-Theresa’s 5k Run/Walk, Sandwich………10/22-Nun Run

* Bill Masterson discussed various CCAC members and what each person’s most significant races/events were this past summer.

* Next CCAC monthly meeting will be held on 10/5/2011 @ Dennis Senior Center


Greetings Runners!

Marion Recreation will be holding it’s 1st Annual Marion Recreation 5K Turkey Trot on Sunday, Nov. 20th at 10 AM

Come Run, Walk or Trot! Awards for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place in each category Male and Female and Special Awards for the Best Dressed Turkeys!

The First 250 registered will receive a FREE 1st Annual Commemorative T-shirt.


Visit our website at www.5kTurkeyTrot.com http://www.5kTurkeyTrot.com/

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