HFRC member virtual happy hour today, Saturday, at 5:00 pm!

Happy Saturday!

I sent a Zoom link to what I hope are all club members to join a Zoom happy hour for the HFRC, today at 5:00 pm. Please look in your email and respond. If you didn’t get an email, please let me know, and I will try to add you. This was a spur of the moment idea, thanks to Alan, so not as well organized as it could be.

I’m relying on the fact that many of us have been working at home and are appropriately sheltering in place.

Jay Kloepfer
Half Full Runnning Club

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Join us for a virtual run Saturday, April 4 at 8:00 am, at the starting point of your choice!

Join us for a virtual run Saturday, April 4 at 8:00 am, at the starting point of your choice!

This week I have a couple of requests. First, please read the list of recommendations in the link below from the RRCA for runners during social distancing. Our running group operates within a larger running community and the city at large, and we are visible! People know who we are – we fly our colors proudly – and we are role models, whether we like it or not. As the leaders of our group and as members of our community, the HFRC board wishes to be responsible citizens and model good behavior.

https://www.rrca.org/news-articles/news-archives/2020/04/02/rrca-recommendations-for-runners-walkers-and-running-club-members—april-2

My second request, is please send me a selfie of your run this weekend, and I’ll post a montage, like the ones in the RRCA link. We’ve done some already, but let’s focus this week on maybe head shots, so we can have a "group" photo? Thanks!

Finally, if anyone wants maps of runs from our repertoire (we have hundreds), please let me know, They are all saved and labeled by starting place and mileage.

Stay safe, wash your hands, and for gosh sake, stop touching your face! (Impossible, I know)

Jay Kloepfer
President
Half Full Running Club

Join us for a virtual run Saturday, March 28!

Join us for a virtual group run Saturday, March 28 at 8:00 am. By "join us", I mean get out there, do your run, at 8:00 on Saturday, just like we usually do, and know that your fellow club members are out doing the same thing, sending team vibes to each other through the ether. Then send us a photo to share, and we’ll post it!

Hope all is well with you and your friends and family. Take advantage of the ability to get exercise before fools not following protocol ruin it for the rest of us. Marin had to close all State and county parks after getting overwhelmed by picnickers and partiers last weekend. Unclear on the concept.

It appears that some of us know to social distance. Photos are from GG Park and the beach on Wednesday.

Stay healthy (and stop touching your face!)

Jay Kloepfer
President
Half Fl Running Club

Spring in San Francisco – blooming in Golden Gate Park

March 20, 2020 – Half Full Running Club has suspended group runs while under a shelter-in-place order.

The order allows for outdoor exercise, with the practice of social distancing, so get out there and run (or hop on that clothes rack known as your treadmill).

We run to recharge our minds and bodies, to challenge ourselves, to accomplish goals, and to share our experience. So we will try to be your source of inspiration. We’ll share run photos and stories, to keep us virtually connected as a club. Feel free to send photos to me and I’ll post them in some fashion each week.

To start off, beautiful blue blooms in Golden Gate Park yesterday.

Jay Kloepfer

Half Full Running Club

Race cancellation update and social distancing

Hope all is well with all our friends and family in this unusual global environment.

San Francisco and the counties around the Bay Area have issued a shelter in place order, effective until April 7. We are cancelling all group runs until this order ends.

This order upends all our lives, but we must cooperate in order to flatten the curve and hopefully return to our lives sooner rather than later. The economic impact is substantial and variable, with those least likely to have the resources to survive short term hardship the most likely to be impacted.

For those who planned to join us running the Windsor Half Marathon, the race has been cancelled. Like many races, the Windsor Half has a charity partner, who depends on the race revenues to provide their services. I have instructed the Windsor organizers to direct any refund to the charity partner rather than return it to me, and I ask that you consider doing something similar, if you have ability to do so. These times will try our community, and we have to look out for each other.

We believe regular exercise will help keep us all sane and healthy as we endure measures to contain the coronavirus.

I wish everyone good health. Keep running, be safe, wash your hands, and be kind to your community. We will survive, I have great confidence, but we can make it easier on ourselves by being thoughtful, kind and considerate.

Jay Kloepfer
President
Half Full Running Club
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