Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Workout Wednesday: Cheer Crew Update

I can't believe it is already July and that the Stampede Road Race is only a few short days away.  I realize I haven't posted many details yet, but I have been working on it.  Now the details are here!

I don't know how many people are planning to come out to cheer, but everyone is welcome!  It is supposed to be a beautiful day and I intend to have a great time so would love it if you'd join me!

When:  Sunday, July 8, 2012  8am - 10am

Where:  I was looking for locations that all three of the distances pass by and I think I found a good one!  It is about a block north of the sound wall along Glenmore Trail.  On the corner of 20th Street and 58th Avenue SW

In this spot, the 5k and 10k people will pass us twice and the half marathoners will pass us when they are in the homestretch.

Parking: This one is trickier - the race route will likely be closed pretty early since the half starts at 7:30am, but if you park a few blocks away, you should be fine with street parking.  Most of the race participants will be parking at Central Memorial High School, but there is typically a fair bit of street parking.  For race route details, click here.  Please park away from the race route so you can leave easily when you want to.

What to Bring:  I will have a lot of stuff there - signs (blank and sloganed), pom poms, assorted noisemakers.  Feel free to bring any noisemakers you might have (be respectful to the residents, though - nothing obnoxious) and slogans to write on the blank signs (don't worry if you don't have any - I have tons that I've collected from my fave signs in recent races).   Feel free to bring your kids (though it's unlikely I'll be bringing mine) - they are sure to get a ton of high fives!  Feel free to dress up (anything to add to the fun factor!) Most of all, bring your spirit and your voice and let's give these people a cheer crew to remember.

Please leave a comment if you are planning to come out for this.  I'd like to get an idea of how many people will be there.  Also - if you are running in this race - leave a comment so we can look for you and cheer!   And if you're in the 5 or 10k - drop by after your race and help us cheer the half marathoners in!


  1. I am in! I might not be able to stay for the whole time, but I will be there. Is the plan to meet at that corner then?

  2. That's the plan. I'm going to try to get there really early.

  3. My best friends just told me they are making these BIG head cutouts of me for my marathon so I can see them. Ha cannot wait. Need all the help I can get!

    1. That's awesome! We're going to be cheering everyone at this race so they wouldn't really work for us. But signs and noisemakers are just as fun! :)


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