AORTA News: December 9th, 2019

AORTA Winners!
Congratulations to all our AORTA club member winners from this past weekend!

2019 Jingle Jog 5K
- Philip Kierce: 3rd Overall
- Allen Sasser: 1st in Age Group
- MIsty Carroll: 1st in Age Group
AORTA Race Volunteer Gift Card Winner: Ben Oni

Jingle Jog Results and Videos
Thanks to the over 300 runners, joggers, and walkers who participated in Saturday's Santa Stroll 1-Mile Fun Run and Jingle Jog 5K  at Toomer’s Corner in downtown Auburn. Near perfect weather conditions greeted runners as they traversed the gentle slopes of the local neighborhoods. Videos and race results below!

2019 Jingle Jog 5K Start/Finsh Line Video

Link to Jingle Jog 5K Results

2019 Santa Stroll 1-Mile Fun Run Start/Finsh Line Video

Christmas Eve Morning Reindeer Run!
        *** All Runners /Walkers Welcome! ***
Come and celebrate this Christmas Eve with a morning group run! Choose to run, jog, or walk a 3 or 5 mile course… your choice. We’ll kick off the run at 7:00 AM!

Date: Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Location: TCBY (next to Kroger), Auburn, AL
Time: 7:00 AM
Free (No t-shirts or medals for this one!)
Reindeer Run 3-Mile  

Reindeer Run 5-Mile  

Weekly Whimsy

Amazing Reasons You Should Run Streak!
Runner’s World (paraphrased)

One daily mile is more powerful than you can imagine. It represents your strength to self-motivate, crush all excuses, and folow through on your goals. Now THAT is a force.

And that one mile is a gateway to endless running opportunities. It’s a chance to convert a non-running friend with a chill one-mile trot. And even if you streak solo, it’s a daily commitment to treat and take care of yourself.

The beauty of committing to one mile a day - or any streak - is that the discipline and structure built into streaking sets you up for success. The decision-making process is taken out of the equation. There’s no anxiety or effort to figure out if you should run today, or how far. Just lace up and hit that mile. If the mood strikes you, keep going. If not, head home knowing you’ve accomplished your daily goal.

Link to RunnerWorld article

Quote of the Week

        “We are what we repeatedly do.

                   Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." 

                                                          - Aristotle

Video of the Week
How a Criminalist Qualified for The Olympic Marathon Trials  (4:45)

It all started with a wager. When Leigh Anne Sharek was fresh out of college, a friend bet her a 5K. While Sharek had run a bit as an undergrad at Pace University—and was naturally fit from a decade of competing in gymnastics—she had never gone more than a few miles at a time, let alone raced. Still, that bet ignited a fire.

** AORTA provides this informational video to its members as a courtesy and does not endorse any particular product, process or service.

Ongoing Events

Have Gently Worn Running Shoes?
Are your running shoes past their useful running life? Most are normally good for 300 to 500 miles but can still have a lot of “sole” left in them!  If yours are ready for retirement, bring your gently used running shoes on the first Saturday of every month (except this Saturday) where we’ll collect them for a fantastic organization called “Sneaker4Funds”, a social enterprise that ships them to developing nations for micro-entrepreneurs. In return, AORTA will be compensated based on the number of shoes sent.

When you bring them, please check for the following:
1) Gently worn means they are clean in usable condition and have no holes.
2) Soles are intact and not too worn, cracked, or breaking apart.
3) Laces intact, in good condition, not frayed, and tied together.

Early Morning Running Group Weekly Schedule

Due to popular demand, we've created a daily group running schedule for our early birds!  Interested members and non-members are welcome to meet, rain or shine, at the following locations at 5:00 AM and typically complete around 6 miles. Runs are canceled during severe weather (tornado warnings, lightning, etc).
Mon: Chappy’s @ Glenn/Dean
Tue: Auburn University “old” track (near Samford Ave / Biggio Dr)
Wed: CVS Pharmacy on S. College St. (park between CVS and Newk’s)
Thu: Downtown at the “old Big Dog” store next to Halftime Bar & Grill
FriCVS Pharmacy on S. College St. (park between CVS and Newk’s)

Volunteer Gift Card Drawings!
To show our appreciation for volunteers, AORTA members who sign up for a water stop or as an AORTA race support volunteer will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card for various local restaurants and shops! The drawing for water stop volunteers will be held on a monthly basis while the one for supported races will be held at the race itself!  To be eligible, you must be a club member (sign up through the RunSignUp link above) then click on one of the sites below.

Recent Volunteer Gift Card Winners!
- October Water Stops: Mari Wilkes
- 2019 Unity World AIDS Day: Lori Connors
- 2019 Shelby’s Shuffle: Monica Molt
- 2029 Jingle Jog: Ben Oni

Archived Posts
AORTA Posts 2019
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AORTA Posts 2017
AORTA Posts 2016
AORTA Posts 2015
AORTA Posts 2014
AORTA Posts 2013
AORTA Posts 2012
AORTA Posts 2011
AORTA Posts 2010

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