This week’s Community Highlight is written by Joe Brinkmann, leader of the Queen City Running Club. Queen City Running Club has partnered with HPCUMC using our facility as a starting and ending point for their training while joining us in our serving endeavors including Project 5000 and a shoe drive for MEAC.
With the Flying Pig marathon and it’s other activities going on this weekend, needless to say, it is an exciting time for many active runners and walkers throughout the Hyde Park area.
Maybe some of you have seen us around the church on an occasional Tuesday evening or Saturday morning, either beginning or finishing our workout for the day. For many in our group, this weekend is the culmination of a four-month training process with the completion of either the marathon or half marathon distance our paramount goal.
Fortunately for many of you, the race will be coming right through this community…in fact, literally a block away from the church location on Sunday morning. All race participants appreciate the support you give.
As for where we go after this weekend, we will continue to meet in and around the Hyde Park area, as we are training for the 2015 Hyde Park Blast race on Saturday, June 27. This is a unique community-based 4 mile race that caters to runners and walkers of all levels, as well as including a number of afternoon and evening bike races up-and-down Erie Avenue.
If you have interest in finding out more about us, please go to our website www.queencityrunningclub.com.