Welcome to the New Inaugural Edition of RUNNING SHORTS, the online newsletter of the Charlottesville Track Club.
As with so many aspects of Central Virginia, ours has a rich history and deep roots. Charlie Feigenoff and Mark Lorenzoni started Running Shorts in 1982 and co-edited it together until 2002. It continued in paper form for sever-al decades, keeping CTC members informed of upcoming races and the latest results, as well as being an important advocate, platform and sounding board for those in our running community.
Since being established nearly a half-century ago, the CTC has been a driving force for runners and walkers of all ages and ambitions in our area. The organization annually directs such popular local races as the New Year’s Day 5K, Charlottesville Women’s 4 Miler, Charlottesville Ten Miler, Bruce Barnes Mile, All-Comers Summer Track Series and Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon. You don’t need to post an impressive mile split to find a home or something of interest in these pages. Community remains our common purpose and highest aspiration.
That’s why we’re so excited about RUNNING SHORTS. Mark returns with his popular “Coach’s Clipboard,” and the online newsletter will also include medical advice from Dr. Robert Wilder, The Last Word, from Leah Connor, editor emeritus, photos and race reports, a volunteer shout-out and so much more. We’re a work-in-progress, so if you think of something that’s missing, please let us know.
But for now, please enjoy our premiere issue. As Gene Wilder once declared in the movie “Young Frankenstein,” “It’s alive, it’s alive.”
View the complete March 2021 e-newsletter.
CTC is organized to provide a structured organization for the purpose of promoting running as a sport and healthy lifestyle within our community. CTC’s support of non-profit running events helps raise funds in the local community.