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.
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!
**Discount Code will be sent to registered participants. Discounts often total more than the fees associated with participation in the series.