Archive for September of 2008

Upcoming Running Events in Ashland

September 12, 2008
Hello Runners,

Below are some of the upcoming events in The Center of the Universe, hope to see you at one or more of them.

1. Tiger Trot 5K and Kid's runs
Join us for the 2nd Annual Tiger Trot 5K Run/Walk to benefit Henry Clay and John M. Gandy Elementary Schools' PTAs.

Date - Saturday, September 20, 2008
Time - 9:00 AM
Location - starts at Henry Clay Elementary - beautiful course through historic Ashland (includes a bit of trails)
Cost - $20 - register soon - t-shirts still available!!

Children's Races (1/2 mile and 1 mile):
Time - 8:00AM and 8:15AM
Location - Henry Clay Elementary
Cost - $10 - all will get t-shirts!
All children 12 and under are invited to register!

GREAT DOOR PRIZES for adults and kids including Webkinz and
an American Girl doll!

Register at OR download a registration form
at .

Registration forms are also available at many local Ashland
businesses as well as at the Henry Clay and Gandy school

2. Slay the Dragon 5K (9/27/2008)

Details at

3. Pumpkin Run (10/4/2008)

Details at

4. Blunts Bridge Challenge (Free Half Marathon part of Worldwide Half)

Details provided by Ashland Dave:

Greetings Fellow Runners! Several of us runners in the Ashland/Hanover area would like to invite all of you to participate in the Blunts Bridge Half Marathon Challenge on Saturday, October 11, 2008. This free, no frills, "fun" run will start at 8am at the train station in the Center of the Universe (Ashland, Virginia). Some of you may remember running this route last year around the same time. It is a great 13.1 mile hill workout. In fact, one of the hills is so steep, you may need a ladder! We had a pretty good sized group last year. Please join us for this run! The course is a road course and an 'out and back' so the same SAG will be used. But, there are so many rolling hills you won't even recognize the route on the way back in! Water and powerade will be provided. This run is scheduled to coincide with a larger "worldwide" half marathon event. On the same weekend, people from all over the world will be participating in an event called the Worldwide Half Marathon. Check out the following link for more information: I thought it would be cool to organize our own event since Ashland is nicknamed the Center of the Universe. Think global, run local, right? So, if you plan on running with us, please consider registering for the "Worldwide Half" (It's free!) Please email me at if you plan to participate so I can arrange the SAG. We hope you can make it! Please forward this email to anyone you think may be interested. We can meet for coffee, etc. afterwards at the Ashland Coffee and Tea. Dave Klisz & other Ashland runners

5. Harvest Run (10/25/2008)

Details at

Ashland has turned into quite the town for runners. I'm starting a new slogan "Run Ashland First!".

Please try to come out run or volunteer at one of the above events. Thanks.

See you on the streets,