KWSR BOARD ELECTIONS
As American politics heat up, so do ours. June signals the end of our political year, and Board Officer positions are officially up for grabs. As a reminder, here is our current Board:
President: Don Nelson (departing)
Vice President: Beth Moyes
Treasurer: Mary Ann Nelson (departing)
Recording Sect: [vacant]
Corresponding Sect: Rick MacKenzie
Members at Large:
Mark Bell, Taz Davis, Dr. Dedra Ling,
Gerda Kalb, Mike Higgins
Don and Mary Ann will be stepping down, taking a VERY well-
Nominations and, especially, self-
The club is for you, our members, so don’t hesitate to take ownership in it and help us all enjoy the Keys running scene.
Still lots going on, in and outside of the club. Please volunteer at races you are not running.
Saturday 4/9, 7:00 AM
Seven Mile Bridge Run (full)
Saturday 4/16, 8:00 AM.
Earth Day 5K Run, McCoy Indigenous Park
Thursday 4/28, 7:00 PM.
Duval Street Mile, 1300 block start
Official Event of the Conch Republic Celebration
Saturday 4/30, 8:00 AM
Mariner’s March 5K, Basilica School
Truman Avenue, Key West
March 19, FKCC Sprint Triathlon
March 20, Irish Kevins 5K
RUNNING AS A TEAM
We’ve all been very busy doing all the stuff that it takes to put on all these races, so we don’t always get around to doing everything we plan on doing.
For instance, I really wanted to get a KWSR
Team together for the Keys 100 next month. I don’t know who would have been on it, who would have been the support person, and how well we would have done, but I thought that we, as the preeminent running club in the Keys, should’ve had a team a carrying the flag. Next year, I guess.
That said, we do have an event in late April that also has a team aspect, and it would be great to get strong KWSR representation.
The Duval Street Mile offers 10 categories for 3-
> Family Fun:
> Social Squad:
> Protect & Serve:
PD, FD, MCSO, JIATF, USCG, USN, USAF, SWUFO…
> Food & Beverage
Bar and restaurant staff
> Hospitality & Tourism
Hotels, boats, HTA…
> Health & Fitness
Gyms, sports teams…
Teachers, admin, staff, coaches…
> Bizniz World
> HS Students
> MS & Elementary School Students.
anyone under ninth grade.
Teams compete within their category and against the field in general. AND each category recognizes male, female, and mixed teams.
Full descriptions can be found on the race web site: www.DuvalStreetMile.com.
This is not a relay race; everyone runs the full mile and the teams are scored cross country style: by place, with low score winning. It would be great to see several KWSR teams in the thick of it.
So, check out the categories, recruit a couple of friends, family members, co-
If you can’t come up with enough, drop us a line at email@example.com and we’ll help stitch some teams together.
(Shirt design is pretty cool, too.)
GRAND PRIX: CLARKE AND SCHOLZ PREVAIL
Ed Clarke and Joan Scholz both took sole possession of first place with strong Zonta races, widened their leads through the December and January races, and held on for the win. Joel Zaila gave Ed a scare, pulling within four points with a couple of 10-
Kelly Maatta spread her races evenly across the season, and used two good scores in her last two to seal the runner-
The Age Group Winners:
Teens: Jane Welzien / Joel Zaila
20s: Priscilla Weeks / Keith Durden
30s: Kelly Maatta / Nathan Landrum
40s: Katie Leigh / Ed Clarke
50s: Joan Scholz / Eric Mealus
60s: Deborah Holtom / Anthony Farretta
70s: Pat Kersey / Roger Fisher
80s: (none) / Terry Daughtry
Volunteer Point Winners:
Female: Haley Herriott
Male: Dennis Gormley
Congrats one and all!!
The GP Committee is currently hammering out the details of the upcoming Summer Season. We’d be open to suggestions, probably. Worth a try.
THE APRIL GATHERING
Recognition, adulation, and awards (well, maybe not adulation) will be bestowed upon all of our Grand Prix winners at our April Gathering, which will be on the first Wednesday of the month, as always:
When: Wednesday 4/6, 6:30 PM
951 Caroline Street
There will be a KWSR BOD meeting from 5:30-
At 6:30, we’ll turn our attention to more social matters, order up some apps and some bevs, and get ready to present our Grand Prix with their hard-