Runs are posted monthly. There are runs every Saturday unless there is no one to host (but generally if Ann cannot host someone steps up to the plate). There are runs during the week to add variety and to help accommodate various schedules. If you have suggestions for weekly meetups please feel free to share. This is our group!
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Meetups at various venues are followed up with socializing at the local coffee shop. Here we are able to get to know one another better and chat about -what else- running! Social events are also monthly with regularly scheduled Girl's Night! Girls nights vary from gathering for a glass of wine and hors d'oeuvres to free movies in the park. There are also monthly Bunco games on the 4th Sunday of every month. Bunco is a fast and fun dice game. Bunco is easy to learn and you can win cash prize!
Why Women Only??
Lets face it- running with guys can provide eye candy. But sometimes it can be intimidating and uncomfortable. Central Florida Women Runners is a running group that should never be intimidating. Running with they guys can get daunting especially when they are WAY ahead of us. Running with women only provides a place where we can find someone at our own pace and level. It also provides safety in numbers and allows us to feel free to talk 'girl stuff' without being judged or being left behind. All events/runs are women only unless otherwise stated in the description. We love our guys, but if we compromise for one, then we must compromise for all (this pertains to hubbys, boyfriends, and brothers)- and that, in turn, can compromise the purpose of the group.
Running Buddy System
Running with a buddy ensures safety for everyone no matter what venue at which we are running. We start out as a group and as we warm up we tend to separate a little bit- and that is ok. You don't have to run right next to your buddy, but do keep them in eye sight. And besides, running with a buddy passes the time, can help you run longer than you expected, and is fun!
Where? And How Long?
Currently we have a rotation of seven courses. We run course in Dr. Phillips, downtown Winter Park, Blue Jacket Park, around Lake Baldwin, Lake Eola, Cranes roost Park in Altamonte Springs, Lake Underhill, and Lake Mary at the Seminole Wekiva Trail. Many of the venues allow you to go as far as you would like- so the distance is really up to you!
The venues are rotated to accommodate most of the population of central Florida. A venue might be skipped in the rotation because of local events (Lake Eola has many). I am still looking for safe places to run in the west area of Orlando and/or Apopka. Safe is the key word. If you have suggestions please let us know.
Running with the gals is free, but the annual cost of keeping the meetup site and website is over $100.00 annually. The person who created the group and the website is responsible for paying these fees. However, it is ultimately OUR group in which everyone has a say and a vested interest. A $2.00 voluntary contribution at the regular Saturday runs is suggested to help with those costs. There is also the option of paying via PayPal on the meetup site for convenience. Money also goes toward water for the group as well as other perks such as various prizes at girls nights or appetizers and drinks for the group.
At most of the runs group and individual photos are taken. We take photos to commemorate each run and to advertise the group. Photos are posted on both meetup and facebook, and they are also put into a yearly scrapbook. You will not be tagged or named in any of the photos unless you wish to do so yourself. If you prefer not to be photographed, not a problem, just let Ann know at the runs.
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