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April 26, 2000

If you're in Nashville Saturday, you'll have the opportunity to hear 27 country music bands along the course of the Country Music Marathon! Bring your toe-tappin' running shoes....and prepare for warm weather. Over 39 penguin runners from the Brigade and Courage to Start lists are running CMM.

Stop by the Team Penguin Booth #907 in the expo to see us please! John, Karen, and Ma Bingham will all be there. On race day John will be leading the 5 hour pace group and Karen will be on the course supporting runners. John's the honorary race director of CMM, so keep your eye on the local media for possible interviews too.

If you're not in Nashville, you can STILL join the fun. The race will be televised. Locally, it will be shown on both FOX 17 and UPN Nashville, and ESPN will televise it nationally. Schedule: Fox 17 - Sunday, May 7 @ 12:00 Noon, UPN Nashvillle - Sunday, May 7 @ 10:00pm, ESPN - Tuesday, May 19 @ 1:30pm, and Saturday, June 3 @ 5:00am.

And then there's the Mini in Louisville. One of the first and premier penguin encounter events. There'll be a gaggle (Bill K's terminology!) of penguins there too for the race on Sunday, April 30. Join the half marathon Derby fun! It's a guaranteed memorable weekend!

The Penguin Brigade listserv moved on April 21 from it's home at MTSU on the penguin-l server to the server. The move seems to have gone fairly smoothly. Many thanks to Bob Busch and Stan Maring for their years of labor as volunteer list administrators of penguin-l . None of us realizes the extent of their behind the scenes work to keep penguin-l running smoothly. Thank you both! Andrea Hames and Dave Campbell continue as list volunteers who send welcome greetings to new members and monitor the list content. Our thanks to them also!

The second annual Penguin World Conference is just around the corner! To be held at the Vermont City Marathon and Marathon Relay on May 25-28. Penguin runners from across the country will rendezvous to race and party in Burlington. We had a great time last year in Chicago, so join us here to put faces to the names, make new friends and renew connections from previous encounters!

Detailed information and the registration form for the PWC II can be found at by clicking on Team Penguin then World Conference. The updated list of the registrations received for PWCII is at

If you have not registered, but plan to, write to [email protected] immediately. The VCM office needs the final list of those wanting tickets for the Pre-Race VCM Pasta Dinner at which John Bingham will speak now. LAST CALL for Pre-Race Pasta Dinner tickets--email Cathy ASAP, then download the Registration Form and send with your PWCII registration $$$ as instructed.

Penguin Flight School in Boston (actually at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass) is just around the corner--June 8-11. If you're interested in attending, email [email protected] or check out the webpage under Team Penguin/Running camps for details and a registration form NOW! The registration deadline is approaching...and the session is filling up fast. John and Roy Benson (nationally known coach on effort-based training) will be leading the runs and classroom sessions. This will be the third year for Flight School at Babson and we've had nothing but glowing reviews from previous participants.

That's all for now folks. Be careful out there!

Karen B

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