June Social Event: To Spin, Or Not To Spin ()

Saturday, June 9, 12:00-1:00 p.m. – CycleFit Frederick, 125 E All Saints St, Frederick, MD, 21701

Cycling is an excellent cross training workout for runners, and we are fortunate to have our June Social event at CycleFit.

The cost is $9 cash at check-in and includes a full 50-minute ride-help with setting up newbies on bikes, a brief warm up, and then a cool down afterwards, as well as shoe rental. They will also be drawing 3 names to give away a free class!!

In order to register for the class, you will need to email heidi.novak@sandbox.steeplechasers.org with your name, preferred email address, and phone number so I can provide this to CycleFit as part of their liability waiver. You will want to register early, as there are only 29 bikes available. Please email me by Wednesday, June 6th, so I can get all the names to CycleFit prior to the event.

After the class we will head downtown for a casual lunch.

Hope to see you there!

Heidi Novak
FSRC Social Committee

Racing Team Applications Being Accepted for July 2018 – June 2019 Season ()

The Frederick Steeplechaser Racing Team is now accepting applications for the July 2018 – June 2019 session. Men and women both need to have run a race of at least a 71% Age Grade for the Developmental Team, 73% or better for the Elite Team. Visit this link to see if you qualify. If you meet the requirements and want to represent the club, view additional information and apply for the team here. We love new members!

Marathon Training Program Registration Opens June 4th ()

Training for a marathon this fall? Here’s what you need to know about the free Steeplechasers Marathon Training Program:

The target race is the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on Sunday, October 28. If you are running another race, we can help you adjust the training accordingly. The 16-week training program will start the week of July 9th. Our group runs will be Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The dynamic duo, Heidi Novak and Crystal Tressler, will be coaching the fall group this year. While they aren’t new to coaching, this will be their first time leading the marathon group. Nicole Davis and Billy Clem will also be assisting.

Registration opens Monday, June 4 at this link. The registration page has information about the program, including dates and prerequisites, and the training plans will follow.

NOTE: You must be a current Steeplechasers member to register for the free training program.

IMPORTANT: Summer Decathlon Event #1 Rescheduled ()

DECATHLON UPDATE: Due to repairs taking place at the Frederick High School track, the 1600m Summer Decathlon event scheduled for Wednesday, May 30 will not be held as planned. It will be rescheduled for Wednesday, August 15. Tim O’Keefe and the Decathlon team are trying to find a facility for June 6 and we will publish the location once that facility has been secured. Thank you for your patience!

May Happy Hour: Let’s Meet on the Creek! ()

Thursday, May 31, 5:00 p.m. – Carroll Creek Amphitheater, Frederick, MD, 21701

Carroll Creek is a great place to run, but it is also a great place to hang out, especially on a Thursday night. For this month’s happy hour, let’s meet on the Creek at Alive @ Five.

If you aren’t familiar with Alive @ Five, these rockin’ happy hours are held every Thursday from May 10 through September 27. This event features great live music, cold beer, wine, and local food.

Luna & the Lost Keys will be performing. This cover band plays modern-day hits all the way back to the 70’s. They have performed in several local bars and restaurants in Frederick.

Admission is $5 (paid at the gate) and all events are 21+ only.

Hope to see you there!

FSRC Social Committee

Women’s Distance Festival 5k Training Program Starts June 4 ()

The Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club is offering a summer training program for women in preparation for the Women’s Distance Festival 5K. The program provides the opportunity to improve fitness while learning about running in an encouraging, friendly, and collaborative atmosphere. Our 5K training program is appropriate for both beginners/walkers and more experienced runners. Net proceeds from the WDF go to Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County.

​The training program runs from June 4 thru July 30 and is free for Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club members. For more information and to register, follow this link.