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2015 Grand Prix Results:
Sept. 5 ARK 5K Classic, North Little Rock

Next 2015 Grand Prix Race:
Sept. 19 Arkansas 20k, Benton

2015 Challenge Series Results:
Aug. 1 White River 4-Mile Classic
Aug. 8 Bethany Project Melon Dash 5K

Next 2015 Challenge Series Race:
Sept. 12 Band On The Run 5K, Batesville

2015 Schedule

Looking Forward

Saturday's highlight (9/19) is the new BGMC 5K at Southside Assembly of God, raising funds for the Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge. Click for the course map (revised 9/10/15) at MapMyRun, and toe the line at 8 am to enjoy the undulating out-and-back neighborhood street course. (9/19 UPDATE: Click for 2015 BGMC results)

Click for Band On The Run results from Sept. 12 and the updated Challenge Series standings. Batesville Pioneer Trey Peugeot won, just ahead of Cave City Caveman Kendall Townsley, with volunteer Pioneer coach Bruce Oakley in third and volunteer Caveman coach Brandon Haling in fourth. Betsy Tucker took the women's crown.

Next up in our Challenge Series are the 4th Annual Katz Tracks 5k, 8 am, Oct. 10 at Bancorp South, Hwy 69/Main St. in Melbourne on the Pioneer Day course, and the WRMC Run the Wave 5K Oct. 17 in Batesville. Katz Tracks funds our young running friends in the busy Melbourne Bearkatz cross-country program. Monday, Sept. 23, is the registration deadline for a guaranteed Katz Tracks T-shirt. This is a Step Up bonus points race in the 2015 Challenge Series. Run the Wave benefits the White River Health System Foundation Nursing Scholarship Program.

On Course

At our August meeting, Batesville Pioneer Boys Cross Country Coach Harold Wilson filled us in on plans for the home meet Oct. 20 at the Sulphur Rock campus. The chief need is for a support crew to monitor and direct runners on the course, with four races from 4:30-6:30 p.m. We have 12 club members planning to assist beginning at 3 that afternoon, and would like several more. Let Bruce Oakley know if you can help. Coach Wilson and Bruce stepped off a 1.5-mile junior high course and a second loop that completes a 3.1-mile senior high course, with a large infield making for open viewing of most of the run. This will be the first home meet in many years, so pass the word to Pioneer parents, fans and friends to come see these hard-working athletes on their home turf.

Join the Club

Not a member? Have a running buddy or wannabe who's not yet a member? Spread the word and click one of the registration links above left to join the fun as we continue to promote running and fitness throughout our community! Register online or mail membership and other printable forms to: White River Roadrunners, 475 Fayrene Street, Batesville, AR 72501. We have club T-shirts available free to our members in men's, women's and youth sizes, so join today and pick up a tech shirt to run in the best Roadrunner style!

Our Officers

2015 OFFICERS: Suzy Oakley, President; Rebecca Patterson, President-elect; Bruce Oakley, Secretary; and Donna Johnson, Treasurer.

Past Presidents
2014: Bruce Oakley 2013: Dwayne Dickey 2012: Davy Insell 2011: Jennifer Liles-Dorris
2010: Andy Buschmann 2009: Robert Barber 2008: Joe Pool 2007: Sandy Pool
2006: Ken McSpadden 2005: Rita Cooke 2004: Kay Hermansen-Pool 2003: Ken McSpadden
2002: Sam Cooke 2001: Joe Pool    

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Last update: Sept. 19, 2015