A lot of “New” in the New Year

A little over 60 days ago, as some of us were wrapping up the Main Street Half Marathon Expo, I had one of those “in-passing” conversations with Red Mill Director and Clinton Guild President Paul Muir.  He was thanking us for a job well done, and I gave him one of those off the cuff “Thanks…we’ve got another crazy idea…there’s definitely not enough time for this year, but if you want to talk it through for next, maybe we can do something….”
Fast forward to today, and what started as a desire to bring a new family-friendly and health-focused tradition to our community has grown into 400 Santa’s ready to “Run Before Christmas” at the SantaCon 8k this Saturday!  And though this is only our “dress rehearsal year” (no bibs, race timing, swag or frills), there’s still time for you to join in the fun and celebrate with your family and friends!

Join us by registering here, help us #savethewheel (donations to our host the Red Mill Museum) and hang for our post run club awards ceremony (note, SantaCon is open to the public… holiday apparel requested).
But that’s not the only thing “New” as we head into the Holidays and 2019.  Here at BaseCamp we’ve got some new plans, and I’m excited to say, some new faces ready to lead us into the New Year!
Yes, in 2019, long-time board member and current treasurer, Mike Wellons will be succeeding me as Chairman of our board.  Mike, having spent 27 years in the Exxon-Mobile ranks, brings a wealth of leadership experience!  Since retirement, he has spent countless hours volunteering his time with the United Way of Hunterdon, the Flemington Food Pantry, Immaculate Conception Church, and of course BaseCamp 31.  We are so very fortunate to have him taking the reigns.
As for me…well, don’t get your hopes up…though I’ll be taking the “Rudolph Plunge” on Saturday and chilling out (literally), I’m excited to stay on the team as a Director in 2019.
We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Healthy Holiday Season.
Eric Eisenhart
BaseCamnp 31
Thank You for Your  “Giving”, 
Gifts have been delivered to the Harvest Family Success Center!


 
2019 Registration / Renewal Now Open –

2018 Race Series Events (stay tuned for the release of the 2019 schedule)!
Race in 3 of 8 races….and get something cool.  Do 5 of 8 and get something AMAZING!
Participation in the BCAC Race Series is free / included for members.  Non-members may choose to join BaseCamp 31, or select a $20 “race-series” only registration option to participate in the series
**Discount Code will be sent to registered participants.  Discounts often total more than the fees associated with participation in the series.

“Life is a Journey, Not a Destination”

 

Happy 2018!  With almost three weeks in the books, it’s typically about this time of year that we’re starting to think seriously about the next 12 month journey ahead.  Were those resolutions realistic goals with an accompanied plan, or just fleeting thoughts catalyzed by the bubbling of a New Year’s toast or dropping of a ball?  Personally, I find it easy to get caught up, and all too often forget that goals aren’t just about achieving and checking off lists, but at least as much about the journey towards them, and the learning and enriching experiences gained along the way.
In 2018, we look forward to the journey’s that may start here…the events and community building that may coalesce, and the personal growth and development that may be shared among one another.  And so, we are excited for many things, but most especially in the early part of the year, that:
  • 2018 BC-AC Race Series has been announced including many local health-oriented events to participate in and support
  • we’re kicking off the New Year with an event that started as a goal, but CELEBRATED THE JOURNEY!

Join us on Thursday, Feb. 22nd at 7p as members Mike & Helen Wellons share their journey, roughly 550 miles walking the “Camino de Santiago” across Spain.

 

 
We look forward to sharing the journey with you in 2018,
Eric Eisenhart
BaseCamp 31

2017 – A Year to Celebrate!

It’s a special time of year…the perfect time to put a bow on more than just a holiday gift, but on an impactful year. For with your help there has been much goodness to look back on, and even more to anticipate ahead.  And so we pause a few moments to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, and thank you for so many of the ways you’ve helped BaseCamp 31 move a step further in it’s mission, and facilitate healthy community in 2017:
TIRO program with the United Way of Hunterdon: Providing increased access to quality exercise and nutritional coaching in partnership with the United Way of Hunterdon, the Hunterdon County YMCA & Shop Rite
Youth Rugby:
Over 50 local youth, in various age groups partaking in fun and friendly competition in Spring, Summer, and Fall!
Race Timing & Community Health Event Management:
 
Over 12 events timed and managed throughout the Tri-State area, generating funds for John Schaible Jr. Memorial Scholarship.
 
Date
Name
5/6/2017
We Shall Over Run 5k
5/12/2017
Blue Knights Crusade 5k
5/13/2017
Freedom House 5k
5/21/2017
TEF Tiger Trot 5k
6/3/2017
Run Like a Tiger 5k
6/10/2017
Beautiful Beast 15k
6/25/2017
Lakewood Community
9/9/2017
Travis Manion 5k
10/8/2017
Main Street 1/2 Marathon
10/15/2017
Running of the Lions 5k
10/22/2017
Achiezer CIMBY
11/11/2017
Birch Family Services
Running & Race Series:
Over 50 BC-AC members and local athletes competing in the 2017 BC-AC race series, earning discounted entry and achievement filled finish lines across the state of NJ.
Teaching and facilitating healthy behaviors at Tewksbury Elementary & Immaculate Conception Schools in 2017
Community Partnerships:
With Main Street Marathon, LLC, the North Hunterdon Educational Foundation, and Hunterdon County ESC, BaseCamp 31 helped promote various races and in doing so, donating much needed funding to organizations like the Municipal Alliance of Hunterdon County and the Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs program in support of drug abuse prevention for our youth, to Teen Challenge of NJ to assist those recovering from addiction, and to further fund the annual John Schaible Jr. Memorial Scholarship.

Philanthropy:
In support of the Flemington Food Pantry & Camp Fatima and in honor of our Veterans, members packed pantries and trucks full of supplies for those in need, and one member (Mike Mahaney) and friends even ran 50k to raise funding for veterans in need.
   
 
Education & Professional Development:
In collaboration with medical professionals nationwide, the Academy of Prevention & Health Promotion Therapies was born out of BaseCamp 31 in 2017, and is on a mission to develop and deliver a fundamentally different way to care.  Find out more at www.aphpt.org
Tradition:
Over 175 strong this year for the annual turkey trot!
Giving:
Thanks to the BC31 Community & Pro-Activity clientele, over two car loads went down to Harvest Family Success Center and directly to local families in need, including over 40 gifts, and over $600 in gift cards. A great example of a community coming together to make an immediate impact!
It’s been an amazing year…we look forward to working with you in making 2018 another step forward.  But till then, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
Most Sincerely,
Eric Eisenhart
BaseCamp 31