ALL HANDS ON DECK: An important message from Coach Chris Forti

Please take a moment to review this missive concerning the upcoming XC Club Nationals, December 13, in Bethlehem, PA.  While I know many of you will be running Ted Corbitt, if there are some of you looking to participate in a great event next month, please consider signing up! JAK
I am re-sending this message and have included the DWRT Executive Board for this one reason:  We have been awarded a $1,000 travel stipend to the event!!  The USATF National Office awards a $500 stipend to the winning men’s and women’s open teams at the Association Champs (which DWRT won on 11/9 in Staten Island).  This means we can submit up to $1,000 in expenses to the event.  This money should cover all of our hotel expenses and potentially gas/ mileage for drivers, renting a van, and other misc expenses.

With that said, we really need the Open teams to commit to the event.  We ONLY receive the stipend if we field a team at Nationals and, right now, we only have 4 men and ZERO women signed up – and we need five. I am begging at this point.  Let’s get full teams to Nationals!
PLEASE sign up as soon as you can so we can get the stipend process underway.  From there, we can discuss who is travelling when and how to get everyone there.  With this money, we may now be able to rent a 15-passenger van without any cost to us as individuals.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks!
Chris 40

This post is the opinion of the author and does not necessarily represent the opinion of the Dashing Whippets Running Team, its board, or its captains.


More about Chris Forti

Chris grew up just outside of Boston where he competed at the high school and collegiate level. In Boston, he coached athletes with varying objectives - from youth to high school to adults - and went so far as to marry his favorite athlete. He joined the Whippets in 2013 and is excited to be coaching for this highly motivated group. He works at siggi's yogurt in New York City as a demand planner and can be found playing "catch the red laser dot" with his favorite kitty, post-run. He calls himself "40" because "Forti" is evidently too many typeface characters to handle and can be found on Facebook, Twitter (@chris40runs), and Instagram (@chris40runs)

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