*I’m sorry this is out today, I wish I had it all together on Monday. But ”“ its out today ”“ which means I really need to ask for you to respond on the event brite poll by Friday at 3pm ”“ at the latest.   This is b/c a few of us are cooking food for the Sunday run, and we need time to shop and do the actual work.   You can “pay” at the door ”“ but the prices will go up by $5.     This is only b/c we have to plan for how many people we need to cook for!

You have until Friday at 3 pm to vote ”“ please do so asap.   Today even?   Please? I’m begging!

More details below for the entire weekend ”“ All votes for all Tem Z weekend activities will be on the EVENT BRITE link, not on a normal Team Z poll.   Yes, most options are “Free” and some options are in order to donate to MS.   Again, more details below. Both Saturday and Sunday activities will be “voted on” using event brite, not our team website.

Please vote for all weekend events by clicking here (except the Fairwinds ”“ no option to vote for that you can buy tickets from their site) or by pasting this link into your browser: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/225-and-226-team-z-weekend-boot-camp-ride-and-red-nose-run-tickets-21728155498

Overview of weekend activities  

The weather is supposed to be just plain awesome this weekend.   I hope to see a huge turnout at all weekend activities! Sunny with high’s near 60 or above both days.  

  1. Saturday Epic of Epic boot Camps.   9:00 AM ”“ Saturday morning at Fast Track
  2. Saturday Group Ride ”“ Post boot Camp.   10 AM-12:00 PM.   Fast Track after Boot Camp
  3. Social Opportunity ”“ 3-6 PM at Fairwinds Brewery
  4. Sunday Morning Team Z  Red Nose Run ”“ 8:00 am planned start for long runners.   9:00 AM planned start for anyone 10 miles or less.

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  1. Saturday Epic of Epic boot Camps.   9:00 AM ”“ Saturday morning at Fast Track

Park around back, bring a matt or towel with you please.   If you have bands of any kind (you know what they are if you have them. Otherwise ”“ we have some you can borrow (please give them back!)

Please vote for all weekend events by clicking here (except the Fairwinds ”“ no option to vote for that you can buy tickets from their site) or by pasting this link into your browser: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/225-and-226-team-z-weekend-boot-camp-ride-and-red-nose-run-tickets-21728155498

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  1. Saturday Group Ride ”“ Post boot Camp.   10 AM-12:00 PM.   Fast Track after Boot Camp

This ride will allow you the option of riding on the W&OD trail if you prefer.   Or, we have ride distances ranging from 18, 25, and 30 miles.   The ride will take you for a short stretch on the trail and then tie in directly through neighborhood roads in Falls Church, South Arlington, and Annandale for the remainder of the ride.   You can’t miss this chance to ride outside this time of year”¦.

Any vets out there who’d like to sag for the day ”“ we could use a hand or two. Please let me know.   If you are new, nervous, or even a vet that wants to work on a specific skill ”“ please email me so I can arrange for you to work with a specific workout leader during the ride.

Please vote for all weekend events by clicking here (except the Fairwinds ”“ no option to vote for that you can buy tickets from their site) or by pasting this link into your browser: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/225-and-226-team-z-weekend-boot-camp-ride-and-red-nose-run-tickets-21728155498

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  1. Social Opportunity ”“ 3-6 PM at Fairwinds Brewery

Nelson and Cajun Catering ”“ Zr ”“ Long time boil master   – Check out the details here and you’ll know where to find me and many other Zrs as he officially launches his Business ”“ Cajun Catering LLC.

Details and Tickets purchased in advance here:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1036003906459653/

Saturday: 3pm

Where: Fair Winds Brewing Company ”“ 7000 Newington Road Lorton Va 22079.

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  1. Sunday Morning Team Z  Red Nose Run ”“ 8:00 am planned start for long runners.   9:00 AM planned start for anyone 10 miles or less.

For those new to our team, a red nose run is a “team z produced” event designed to allow our athletes have a race “simulated” environment at key run workout dates.   During the winter, races are scarce due to the risk of weather.   So we put on our own “race”.   Everyone can win.   You simply come and run the distance that is prescribed on your training plan.   At “registration” (on site), you will tell us how far you plan to run and what you predict your total finish time to be.   The winner of the race is the person who comes closest to their predicted time (divided by the total miles run). You are not allowed to wear your HRM or watch.

LOOK AT THE GOOGLE MAP.   You want to enter to our shelter via Heming ave.   Zoom out ”“ look for Braddock road.   You would turn at the light across from Wakefield park onto Queensbury.   Queensbury will dead end.   Turn right onto Hemming, and the entrance to our shelter is on your right. If you go into the park proper it makes it look like you can drive to our shelter but you can’t.   It’s a gravel path, not a road.   The GPS likes to take you all the way into Springfield and come in from Backlick Road.   Look at this map link below ”“ zoom in and out ”“ then look at my diagram pasted at the bottom of this email.

If for any reason you end up in the park proper and can actually see the lake.   Look up the hill at the shelter you can see. That is not us.   Walk up the gravel road beside that shelter until you find us.

  • When: Park opens at 7.
  • Volunteers arrive around 7.
  • Registration at 7:30ish
  • 8 am start for longer runners.
  • 9 am start for runners 10 miles and under
  • Where ”“ Shelter at Lake Accotink ”“ you enter from HEMING ROAD not from the main park entrance. If you go to the main park entrance you will not find us as easily.
  • Use this for a GPS Target: 5650 Heming Ave, North Springfield, VA 22151
  • Google Map: http://goo.gl/maps/9NUfw

There is an entry fee to run with us.   It is $15.   But ”“ that money is donated to the MS Society. There are several people on our team with MS who helped to start this even and continue to help “produce it” each year.

Please vote for all weekend events by clicking here (except the Fairwinds ”“ no option to vote for that you can buy tickets from their site) or by pasting this link into your browser: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/225-and-226-team-z-weekend-boot-camp-ride-and-red-nose-run-tickets-21728155498

What do you get for your $15”¦.

  1. A tax write off.
  2. Technical running shirts and socks. I have left over socks and running shirts (all brand new) that are donated to us as left overs from local race directors each season.   You may have your pick of shirt(s) and or sock(s).   If they don’t go by the end of this weekend, I will bring them to Good Will.   Yes ”“ technical running shirts, and race socks.   Can’t guarantee sizes ”“ but you get the point that in return for your “donation” you will likely receive more in clothing than your donation.
  3. You will receive one free raffle ticket.
  4. You will receive food and drink.
    1. Coffee AM
    2. Chili and veggie Chili this weekend with boiled baby reds and all of the fixings.   Corn bread and garden salad.   These are the minimum.   Possibly more to come.
    3. Soda. Crackers. Cookies.   Aids stations stuffs.
  5. A marked course on neighborhood streets.
  6. We will have an aid station at approximately each 3 miles
  7. Timing, general support ”“ and a kick ass team environment.

All the while ”“ the $$ goes to charity.   Either Nelson or I (or anyone who cares to contribute) will pay for the food. I’ve already paid for the drinks.   The shelter has been donated by the park service.   We will have access to bathrooms (about 100 yards from our start location).   They are new bathrooms, but not right in our shelter.

Also there will be a raffle.   You have received one ticket for your entry.   You have the chance to purchase more.   1 for$5, 3 for $10, 10 for $20, and a “wing span” for $30.   Raffle tickets from the first RNR is rolled over into this RNR for the grand prize (the last drawing) which is for the Garmin 920xt ($500+ prize).

Other raffle prizes include: Gift cards to Starbucks, Amazon, Athleta, Massage Envy. Packs of Continental Inner tubes for your bike tires.   Nutrition products from scratch labs.   3 pairs of tickets to the Annual Crawfish boil ($50 each), and more. If anyone cares to donate to the prizes ”“ please just reach out (a chance to show off your skills or market your business, or just contribute to a good cause).

Finally there will be a silent auction (two of them) donated by Kate and Nelson Morse of Cajun Catering LLC.   One each for”¦

  1. Louisiana Boil for 20 people at your home: Laissez les bon temps roulez: Let the good times roll!   The lucky winner of this auction will have Nelson Morse, a New Orleans native and founder of Cajun Catering, come to a location of your choosing to cook a traditional Louisiana boil ”“   You provide the location, people and drinks! Cajun Catering will take care of the rest. Includes   sausage, corn, potatoes, garlic, and 30lbs. of live, fresh crawfish flown in from Louisiana just for your event!

Valued at $1000. Opening bid $250

Or

  1. Pulled Pork BBQ cook-out for 20 people.   The lucky winner of this auction will have Nelson Morse, a New Orleans native and founder of Cajun Catering, come to a location of your choosing for a pulled pork BBQ with all the fixing for your guests ”“   You provide the location, people and drinks; Cajun Catering will take care of the rest. Party includes 20lbs home-made pulled pork, 3 racks of baby back ribs, buns, corn, cole slaw, baked beans. Due to smoking time, pulled pork will be prepared before hand right here in Del Ray just for your event!

Valued at $1000. Opening bid $250.