July 8, 2000
THE CHICAGO DISTANCE CLASSIC
Its known as the CDC, Chicagos oldest race, and
its Sunday, July 9. Last year it was the centerpiece of the
first annual Penguin World Conference. This year John and a lot
of other penguins will be there again to help celebrate the 24th
CDC, with 20K and 5K runs and a 5M walk. Stay-tuned to the WaddleOn.com
website for news of the race.
THE JULY CHALLENGE
Every month "The Running Reverend" challenges members
of the Brigade, CTS and Team Penguin to achieve a new running goal.
Julys challenge may be the best since Frostbite Falls! Were
doing a "Scramble Run" across the United States--starting on the
north side of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and finishing
at the Statue of Liberty in New York!
Here's how it works. On Saturday of each week, the virtual penguins
email the Reverend the number of miles they ran the preceding week.
The Reverend totals the miles for everyone in the rookery and reports
on how far we ran together during the week.
Imagine in your mind's eye, a huge pack--or flock--of penguins
sweeping across the roads of the U.S. Were on our way! In
fact, the Reverend has already reported the progress on our first
day, July 1:
"The gun sounded for the start of the July Challenge and the
rookery waddled off from the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge.
We crossed over the bridge and then turned east and raced through
San Francisco (Of course, there was no traffic hindering this historic
occasion.) We strode across the Oakland-Bay Bridge and headed toward
Sacramento. We passed right by my house in northeast Sacramento
and finished our first day of running at the historic town of Auburn."
More in next weeks News about our Scramble across the U.S.
Who knows where well be and where well have been!!
PENGUIN FLIGHT SCHOOL NEWS....
Toronto PFS is coming up week after next, then Salem and Chicago
in August. If youre interested in attending, contact Karen
as soon as possible.
Salem PFS will be at Willamette University in Salem, Or on August
3-6. Its a gorgeous location and was one of our most successful
running weekends last year. Chicago PFS, August 25-27, will be held
at the Hampton Inn, 1300 East Higgins Road, Schaumburg, IL. Near
Woodfield Mall (good shopping) and Busse Woods (great running!)
Dont forget, PFS alumni who are in the area are invited to
join us at PFS for a group run!
ORDERING PENGUIN GOODIES
You can order Penguin apparel and the Penguins trademark
pink hats from Ann, at RF Artists, by calling her toll-free at 888-682-9482.
Or, by going directly to: http://www.waddleon.com/store/goodies.shtml
THE PENGUIN'S APPEARANCES....
After CDC, the tour takes John
to Jeff Galloways camp at Lake Tahoe. The following week hell
be at Brock University in St. Catharines, just outside Toronto,
for Penguin Flight School, on July 20-23. Its rumored that
the Toronto-area penguins may cook for us Saturday evening!
That's all for now folks. Be careful out there!