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Whippet Wag: Marathon Edition

Welcome to this marathon edition of our occasional news and events roundup of all things Whippetrelated.

Updates

• Marathon weekend is almost upon us and we have a lot of events planned. We’d love to see folks wearing Whippets gear whenever possible to increase our visibility. Stay up to date on the festivities through our Facebook page and our Instagram and Twitter accounts (both @dwrtbos).

• If you’re running the BAA 5k or planning to cheer, RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets-boston/events/237033903/

• On Sunday we’re hosting a shake-out run to bring together members from our New York and Boston teams. After the run we’ll be grabbing brunch at Stephanie’s on Newbury (though we only have a limited number of spaces for brunch). RSVP and be sure to let us know if you’re in for brunch: https://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets-boston/events/238752258/

• If you’re running the marathon or planning to cheer, RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets-boston/events/234477607/

• Regardless of whether or not you’re running on Monday, we hope you’ll join us for our post-race party at Beer Works by North Station. Get more details and RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets-boston/events/238221295/

• We now have a team discount at Marathon Sports! When shopping tell the folks that work there that you’re a member of the Whippets for 10% off all full-priced merchandise.

• Have an idea for a themed run, a destination run, or anything else fun you think folks on the team would like? Don’t keep it to yourself! Email me at david@dashingwhippets.org

Races

This weekend is obviously dominated by the BAA 5k and the marathon but we’d love to see you at other races too. Most of these races sell out early so if you’re planning to run make sure to register ASAP.

• If you’re doing the Providence Marathon, Half, or 5k, RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets-boston/events/235450180/

• For the second year in a row, we’re one of the sponsors of the Esplanade 5k. We would love to see you out there representing the team at this fun weeknight race along the Charles. RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets-boston/events/238880805/

• The BAA 10k is still a couple months away but we’re hoping for a good turnout. RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets-boston/events/238488425/

Apparel

We have a limited number of men’s and women’s singlets (all sizes back in stock!) and long sleeved shirts available for $25 each. Please email me if you’re interested and we’ll arrange getting you one at an upcoming workout or race.

Sponsorship

• This year the Whippets are sponsoring the Esplanade 5k for the second—you may have seen the races shirts from last year’s races with our logo around town. We’re always looking for races tied to worthy causes so let us know if you’re involved in something you think could be a good fit for the team. We’re also starting to look for sponsors for the team itself. Let us know if you think of any businesses or organizations that might be interested.

DWRT on Strava

The DWRT have adopted Strava as a key community-building platform. Please feel free to join (it’s free) and link your GPS watch or phone, or log and monitor your workouts. You can set any workout as “private,” or you can share your routes and give kudos and comment on our friends’ workouts. Please join the team’s group! The team page can be found here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/DWRTBOS

Happy running!

David

 

Whippet Wag: April 2016

Welcome to the second edition of our news and events roundup of all things Boston Whippet-related.

Updates

Registration for the BAA 10k opened yesterday. It’s still open but will likely sell-out today or tomorrow. We’ll have a team training plan for this race and would love to have a big turnout. Register here before it closes: http://www.baa.org/races/10k/participant-information/athlete-registration.aspx

If you haven’t had a chance to check out our track workouts, we hope you’ll join us on Tuesdays. We’re now hosting free weekly track workouts open to all current members and anyone interested in joining the team at the MIT outdoor track. For full details and to RSVP see our meet-up page for next Tuesday’s workout: http://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets-boston/events/229867839/

Because of the BAA 5k we will be cancelling our regular weekend run next Saturday, April 16. We’ll be back to our normal schedule on April 23. If you’re not running the 5k we encourage you to come out and cheer on your teammates.

Upcoming Races

The BAA 5k and the Boston Marathon are both next weekend and we have lots of runners doing each. Running either race? RSVP so we know to look for you:

BAA 5k RSVP: http://meetu.ps/e/B1t4k/5c4rC/a
Marathon RSVP: http://meetu.ps/e/B01QV/5c4rC/a

Not running the marathon but want to cheer? We’ll be setting up a group cheering section—check out our facebook page for details and to help coordinate. Everyone is also welcome at our post-race party at Beer Works by North Station. Details and RSVP are here: http://meetu.ps/e/BkCzn/5c4rC/a

Last but not least, the Whippets are co-sponsoring our first race, the Esplanade 5k on June 2nd. The race is capped at 300 runners so you’ll want to register early to help us represent the team. Details and registration are here: http://www.esplanadeassociation.org/events-2/upcoming-events/esplanade-5k/

Results

Run a race recently? Make sure to help us fill out our results database (update coming soon) by entering your race results here: Google Form

Apparel

We have a stash of long-sleeve tech tees and singlets in most sizes for men and women. If you’re interested in purchasing one ($25 each) email David at david@dashingwhippets.org for more details.

For those Whippets who ordered hoodies, they should be coming in next week. We’ll send out an email to those who ordered one when they arrive.

Happy running!

David

Whippet Wag: March 2016

Welcome to the first edition of our news and events roundup of all things Boston Whippet-related.

Updates

We’re hosting our first track workout tomorrow evening! Starting this week we’ll be hosting free weekly track workouts open to all current members and anyone interested in joining the team. For now we’ll be holding them at the MIT outdoor track. For full details and to RSVP see our meet-up page: http://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets-boston/events/229578263/

We hope to see you there!

Results

Congratulations to all of our members who ran half marathons this weekend in New Bedford and a New York City! We had at least one PR and great performances all around.

Make sure to help us fill out our results database (update coming soon) by entering your race results here: Google form

Upcoming Races

We’ve developed a training plan for the BAA 5k that we’ll be using at our weekly workouts. Check it out here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_YCv6shl3ghVG9UTDhYa19SUWs

We’ll be publishing more plans in the future for team goal races like the Run to Remember and the BAA 10k. As a reminder, registration for the BAA 10k opens April 6th at 10am and it will sell out quickly.

Apparel

We have a stash of long-sleeve tech tees in most sizes for men and women and will be getting in singlets in the near future. If you’re interested in purchasing one ($25 each) email David at david@dashingwhippets.org for more details.

We’re also taking pre-orders for a limited number of Whippets sports bras. The deadline is April 2nd and orders are being taken through the New York chapter. See more details here: http://www.meetup.com/dashing-whippets/events/229713706/ or check our Facebook page.

Happy running!

David