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  • SaturdayauguSt 1, 2009

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    Friday, July 315:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.packet pickup pasta pigout at classic on noble

    last cHance to register!

    saturday, aug. 16:30 a.m.Last chance topickup packets no race-day registration

    7:15 a.m. - First call to tHe start line

    7:25 a.m. - Final announcements

    7:30 a.m. - Woodstock 5k start

    8:30 a.m. - kidstock 1 mile run/Walk start post-race party & expo

    9:30 a.m. - aWards ceremony

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    welcome fromrace director Anniston Runners

    Club invites you to participate in what the Road Runners Club of America considers the best road race in the country! Thats right, the Woodstock 5K in Anniston, AL is not only the 2009 RRCA National 5K

    Championship, but the event was voted as the RRCA Road Race of the Year the highest honor the RRCA can bestow on a race. Athletes of all ages and sizes are encouraged to register. Whether you want to race it or walk it, compete individually or on a team, we guarantee a great time. Please take a few minutes to review this magazine and see what makes our race special! Im sure you will mark your calendar for our event Saturday, August 1, 2009. Proceeds benefit United Cerebral Palsy and Special Olympics.

    see you at the 29th Woodstock!Brooke nelson, Race Director

    anniston Runners [email protected]


  • kidstock 1 mile run/Walk (kids 14 & under) The Kidstock 1 Mile Run/Walk will start at 8:30 a.m. All participants will receive finisher ribbons.

    kidstock aWards Only 14-year olds and younger are eligible for Kidstock awards. The following overall trophies will be awarded: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Overall Male/Female Kidstock trophies will be given to the top three finishers, male and female, in each age category: 5-under; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14.

    kids corral Dont let your kids keep you from running the 5K! The Kids Corral is available - sign in your child to our childcare volunteers at 7:15 a.m. and pick them up when you finish the race! Then let them run the Kidstock 1 Mile Run/Walk! The Kids Corral activities will be located right by the finish. Check the box on the entry form to let us know you need space. Its free, but the number is limited to 30 kids.

    Woodstock goes green Dont trash those cans or plastic! Woodstock is proud to show its green side by offering a recycling option for all recyclable waste at our event. Save your old shoes, too! We will be accepting your old running shoes to recycle.

    packet pickup pasta pigoutFriday, July 31 at classic on noble Dont miss out on the best pre-race meal ever! This is the motherlode of carbo loads! Youve never had a better pasta dinner, and its included in your race entry fee! Also, this is your last chance to register for both the 5K and the 1 Mile fun run. Pickup your race packet/goody bag and you are ready to run. (Non-runners can enjoy the meal, too, with a donation of $10/adults or $7/10 & under. Checks may be written to either United Cerebral Palsy OR Special Olympics.) Plan to attend the Packet Pickup Pasta Pigout the night before the big race (Friday, July 31) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at 1024 Noble Street in downtown Anniston. But be sure to check the box on the entry form to let us know you are coming so we can make sure to have enough noodles! Cant make it to the Packet Pickup Pasta Pigout on Friday night? No problem. Pickup your packet on race morning from 6:30 - 7:15 a.m.

    bib numbers You will receive a bib number in your Race Packet. Make sure you

    wear the number you receive. Your number must be visible at all times during the event for safety reasons, and so the race announcer and race photographer can identify you.

    timing cHip - Woodstock only On RACE MORNING, you will go to the CHIP TENT to receive a ChampionChip that you will attach to your shoe with bubble ties. Make sure the chip is secure! You must return the chip at the end of the race. This chip is programmed to coincide with your individual race number. It is imperative that you wear your assigned chip until you cross the finish line. Someone will take your chip from you after you finish. If you do not turn in your chip, you will be billed a $50 replacement fee.

    You Must WeaR the tiMinG chip anD cRoss the tiMinG Mats to Be scoReD!

    team cHallenge - Woodstock only Get your group members, co-workers, church members, or friends to form a team and compete for special team awards and door prizes! Wear team shirts, dress alike, bring cheerleaders! At least one team member must be an active Anniston Runners Club member with a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 runners/walkers. The top 5 times from each team will be averaged with the quickest average as the winning team. Team members must fill out a regular Woodstock entry form and pay the regular entry fee. Teams must register by July 29, 2009. For more details and the Team Challenge Form, go to:

    Food, door prizes, and post-race party! Woodstock is known for a fantastic post-race party! Great music! Waffle House and Mellow Mushroom will feed the runners! Popsicles, watermelon, peanut butter and jelly, and more are available after the race. There will be two aid stations on the course, and water and Gatorade at the start/finish and at the Post-Race Party. There will be more than $3,000 in donated doorprizes. Expect to win something!

    Want to be a Vendor? We would love to have you as vendor at our event! Go to the website,, fill out the Woodstock Vendor Form 2009, and mail it in! Hosting a booth is free, but we do require you to register before the event. Woodstock is good for vendors, and the vendors are great for Woodstock!

    HoW to Volunteer? Simply email the Race Director, Brooke Nelson at: [email protected] Let her know you want to help with the event! Thanks!

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  • awardS Results/Awards are based on Chip Time (not Gun Time). There will be no double-dipping on awards. For example, if the winner of the 1st Place Overall Male is 40-years old, he will not collect the Masters (40-49) Award, too. If you sign up for the Clydesdale or Athena Division, you WILL be eligible for Overall Awards, but you will NOT be eligible for Age-Group Awards.

    Cash Prizes and signature bobblehead trophies will be awarded to the following:

    1st place overall M/F .............................................. $500/each 2nd place overall M/F ............................................. $300/each3rd place overall M/F .............................................. $200/each1st place Masters M/F (40-49) ....................................$50/each1st place Grandmasters M/F (50-59) ..........................$50/each1st place Great Grandmasters M/F (60-69) ................$50/each1st place Great-Great Grandmasters M/F (70+) ..........$50/each













    65+ (women)

    65-69 (men)

    70-74 (men)

    75 + (men)

    Woodstock trophies will be given to the top three finishers, male and female, in each age category:

    neW For 2009 Woodstock trophies will be given to the top three finishers in the following divisions, but runners must check the appropriate box on the entry form to be entered in these divisions.

    clydesdale diVisionMale 200+ pounds

    atHena diVisionFemale 140+ pounds

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    Date of Birth: ___________________ Age: (on 8/1/09) _________________ Male Female

    Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________

    City: _____________________________________ State: _________________ Zip: _____________________

    Cell # _________________________________ Home #: ___________________________________________

    Email: _____________________________________________________________________________________

    Emergency contact/phone: ___________________________________________________________________

    I plan to participate in the following event(s):

    Woodstock 5KBefore July 1: $25 entry fee ($20 for Anniston Runners Members)After July 1: $30 entry fee for ALL entrants

    ClydesdaleDivision (Male- 200+ lbs)

    AthenaDivision (Female- 140+ lbs)

    Team Challenge - Team Name ___________________________________________ Kidstock 1 Mile Run/WalkBefore July 1: $12 entry fee ($10 for Anniston Runners Members)After July 1: $15 entry fee for ALL entrants

    MARK SHIRT SIZE (circle one): Kids Sizes: YS YM YL

    Adult Sizes: S M L XL XXL

    I will attend the Packet Pickup and free pre-race meal on Fri., July 31 at Classic On Noble in downtown Anniston, 5 - 7 p.m.

    I need Kids Corral for _________ (number of kids).

    WAIVER MUST BE DATED/SIGNED BELOW: I know running is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with run-ning in this event including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and road conditions, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your acceptance of my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the City of Anniston, Anniston Runners Club, all sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims of liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.

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    Make Check & Mail to:Anniston Runners Club

    P.O. Box 2022Anniston, AL 36202

    woodstock/kidstock directions to race HeadquartersAnniston High School1301 Woodstock Avenue Anniston, AL 36201

    From I-20 Oxford exit, go north on Hwy. 21 for four miles. Take a right on 11th Street, and go three blocks to Anniston High School.

    where to StayCourtyard Marriott289 Colonial Drive Oxford, AL 36203 256-831-7995

    Mention the Woodstock 5K when you make your reservation.

    Woodstocks 2008 RRCA Southern Region 5K Champions Jill Steffens ....................................................17:12:454Shadrick Muteri ............................................14:56:223

    Woodstock 5K Course RecordsLinda McLennon ......................17:12 (August 12, 1986)Jill Steffens ................................17:12 (August 2, 2008)Scott Strand ..............................14:24 (August 2, 2002)

    (Parent or Guardian signature if under 18 years old) or contact Race Director:

    Brooke Nelson: 256-239-9001 / [email protected] 5K is an Anniston Runners Club Grand Prix Event

    Or Register Online

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    Please support the sponsors of Anniston Runners Club!Anniston Runners Club is proud to be a

    member of the Road Runners Club of America!

    The Road Runners Club of America is the national association of running clubs, running events, and

    runners dedicated to promoting long distance running as a competitive sport and as healthful exercise. RRCAs mission is to represent and promote the common interest of its member clubs, events, and individual runners through education, leadership, programs, and other services.For more information, go to

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  • For more than fifty years, the East Alabama United Cerebral Palsy Center has subsisted mostly on funds raised from its annual Telethon, held each year during the first weekend in August. The Center relies on donations from local businesses and community individuals just to keep its doors open to individuals with a variety of physical and developmen-tal disabilities. One of the many organizations to lend support in recent years is the Anniston Runners Club, giving an annual donation from the Wood-stock 5K race, the clubs signature event that coincides with the Tele-thon. Thanks in large part to the national recognition the Woodstock 5K has received in the last few years, the number of participating run-ners has grown tenfold, which has meant an increase in the number of children the Anniston Runners Club has been able to sponsor through the Telethon. This year is no different; the Woodstock 5K was selected to be the 2009 RRCA National 5K Championship, which translates into an expected race field that could reach over 1,000 for both the 5K and 1 Mile events. Anniston Runners Club will once again lend it support to the Telethon, but this year it is reaching out to athletes of a different caliber through the local Special Olympics. As a club made up of people who are so focused on our health and exercise, we felt it was important to support a group that is determined to keep the doors of physical fitness open to everyone, regardless of a cognitive disability, says Matt Camp, Anniston Runners Club vice-president. The local chapter of the Special Olympics is coordinated through the Association of Retarded Citizens of Calhoun County and offers participants the option to compete in track and field, bocce, swimming, basketball, and roller skating. Any individual over the age of eight with a form of mental retardation or cognitive disability is provided training opportunities and encouragement from the volunteer coaches. Often participation is made possible through all seven of the area school sys-tems, although several homeschoolers participate as well. The physical well-being doesnt end at graduation, though, as the Anniston Parks and Recreation Department coordinates an adult Spe-cial Olympics program. Each year we send local athletes from both programs to state games and area competitions. I was fortunate enough to have coached two Calhoun County roller skaters in the SO World Games in Ireland.

    woodstock & kidstock benefits more than ParticipantsBy Mercy Pilkington

    So we are a pretty active group, comments local coordinator Pati Tiller. The organization had 163 area athletes compete in the track and field competition alone. The largest grassroots fundraising opportunity supporting the Special Olympics nationally is the Law Enforcement Torch Run, in which police of-ficers run together to relay a lit torch carrying the Flame of Hope to its destina-tion at the SO World Games. This year, policemen and sheriff s deputies from Decatur, Shelby County, Homewood, and Anniston will run as a group with the Torch at the Woodstock 5K, escorted by motorcycle units. Steve Dotson, Anniston policeman and Anniston Runners Club member, will run with this group of dedicated officers. The mission of the Torch Run is to raise funds for and awareness of the Special Olympics movement. In May of this year the run began with events in Decatur, Pelham, and Montgomery, then ended in Troy where the Alabama State games were held, said Dotson. There were city police, sheriff s deputies, state troopers, ABC agents, probation officers, and FBI agents who ran in the event. It is an honor for me to participate and a very rewarding experience.

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    Linda Johns, United Cerebral Palsy Executive Director, accepts a check from Mercy and Annslyn Pilkington on behalf of Anniston Runners Club.

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  • welcome!

    Photo by Michael Heston

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    Photo by Michael HestonPhoto by Trent Penny

    race map On behalf the Anniston Run-ners Club and our 630+ mem-bers, I would like to invite you to our premier annual event -the 29th Annual Woodstock 5K and Kidstock 1 Mile. This year we are even more proud and honored as we host the Road Runners Club of America National 5K Champi-onship. The Woodstock 5K is not just a race, it is an event- a fun, healthy, community event of which we can all be proud. Come run, walk or just welcome one of our 800 runners we expect at this years run. This is Anniston and Calhoun Countys time to shine.

    The Anniston Runners Club (ARC) is committed to promoting, en-couraging, and fostering the love of running. We strive to promote the healthy benefits of running and mentor new runners. Over the last four years, the Anniston Runners Club has shown remarkable growth. We have expanded our 2009 Workshop Series entitled Running for Life! informational meetings on nutrition, training and health to eight this year and these were underwritten by a Regional Medical Center Foundation Grant. We have added a women running division, and restarted a youth running division. Our club hosts six events each year and hosts at least four training runs each week. Please feel free to browse our site and learn more about us at: Then- Come Run With Us!

    see you at tHe starting line, dennis dunn

    anniston runners club [email protected]






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  • One of the greatest joys of childhood is the freedom of running across a field or playground, laughing hysterically at the closest feeling to flying many of us will ever get. Fortunately, for some runners that feeling never fades, it just slows down a little bit. The Anniston Runners Club has dedicated itself to developing life-long runners in the community, starting with childhood. Since 2007, the Youth Running division of the Club has been promoting running to area children through organized training runs, races, fun get-togethers, and more. The goal of this free program has been to keep kids running into adulthood and to promote healthy active lifestyles in children and families, while purposely not imposing strenuous training events, practice schedules, and expensive uniforms or equipment on families who are often already stretched to their limits. The focus is on fun. Running is something I do to battle stress, remarks club member Wendy Turner, mother of Wren, 8, and Chad, 6, and I want that same healthy habit for my kids. We joined the Youth Running program to give them an opportunity to get out and run without having to have

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    one more thing on our familys schedule. And it has paid off; the entire Turner family can often be found toeing the starting line at many local races, with both sons already competing at the 5K distance. Paired up with the Anniston Runners Clubs key race, the Woodstock 5K, the Youth Running division will host the Kidstock 1 Mile Run/Walk. The Kidstock race swelled to almost 100 par-ticipants last year and hopes to see an even bigger attendance this year. Youth Running Directors April Brass and Carrie Higgins have put a lot of strategic energy into preparing for a race of this size, considering that the Kidstock race is slated to have more partici-pants than many full-scale 5K races in this area. Training runs have been arranged at different locations around town to allow the largest number of young runners to attend, as well as a youth run-ning training camp for kids aged 14 and under. While mom and dad race the Woodstock 5K, kids who are awaiting their turn at the start can remain safely guarded in the Kids Corrals moon bounce, water slide, and snow cone stations. Despite the heavy preparations from its leaders, the focus of

    both the training events and the entire Youth Running division still remains a desire to keep running fun for the kids. Kidstock will be an opportunity for the next generation of runners to strut their stuff.

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    Do you live in the Calhoun County area and need a great group of running buddies? Why not join Anniston Runners Club? We have 630+ members, host six yearly race events, oversee a 16-race Grand Prix Series, and hold monthly member meetings and educational workshops. Plus, we have four weekly training run options. To meet expanding member interests, we created specialty divisions for Triathlon, Ultra-Race, Youth Running, and Women. For a membership form to join, go to: or you can join at

    noVember 7 and 8, 2009 pinHoti 100 milerRace Start: Pine Glen, HeflinEver wanted to run the trails of the Pinhoti? Run from Heflin to Sylacauga for the 2nd Annual Pinhoti 100. Runners will make their way up and over Mount Cheaha while navigating rocks, creeks, ridges, and treelines in the beautiful Talladega National Forest, and then finish in the Sylacauga High School Football Stadium. Anniston Runners Club hosts the ultra -ultra event. For more info:

    noVember 26, 2009 tHanksgiVingPlucked Turkey 10KRace Start: 8:00 a.m. at Golden Springs Community CenterWhat started as a Thanksgiving morning run, has turned into a tradition for the Anniston Runners Club! Come work off the Thanksgiving feast early by running the 6.2 mile certified course in the lovely rolling neighborhood of Golden Springs. Prizes include: smoked hams, sweet taters, pies, cranberries.. For more info:

    January 16, 2010 HalF naked maratHonRace Start: 8:00 a.m. at McClellanThis 13.1 mile run at McClellan is a great training run for the upcoming Mercedes Marathon in Birmingham in February. Called naked because there are no trophies awarded, the event is wildly popular with the members of the Anniston Runners Club. Discounted breakfast after the race. For more info:

    February 27, 2010 mount cHeaHa 50kRace Start: 7:30 a.m. at Porters Gap, TalladegaThe 5th Annual Mount Cheaha 50K is the premier ultra-trail run for Alabama! Run 31 miles from Porters Gap up to the top of Mount Cheaha, the highest point in Alabama. Anniston Runners Club hosts this event. Great support! Great event! For more info:

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    Date Race Location 3/14/2009 MardiGras5K Oxford

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    may 1, 2010 melloW musHroom mad dasHRace Start: TBA at Noble Street Festival, Downtown AnnistonHeld in conjunction with the annual Noble Street Festival, the Mad Dash is a fun addition to a jam-packed event. Two races one for kids, one for adults. Awards for both. For more info: or

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  • Local residents have reported numerous sightings of a very strange crea-ture lurking through the streets of the surrounding area. It has 1260 legs, is often dripping with sweat, and usually breathes fairly heavily. Fortunately, its not at all scary. This creature is the entire Anniston Runners Club, boasting 630 members (hence all those legs!). Almost 30 years ago, the club was made up of a handful of people who just enjoyed getting together for some exercise. Today, that same club has shifted its focus to promoting running throughout the southeast region, while making running available to athletes of all ability levels. There are now divisions of the club dedicated to promoting childrens running, womens running, ultra-running, and triathletes, and plans are un-derway for a forthcoming division for those who prefer to walk for exercise. The majority of the members are runners who exercise for fitness and fun, but many of the clubs members are state record holders, from three-time 5K state record holder Jake Moore, the youngest 5K record holder in the state, to three-time 5K record holder Claudis Hawkins, who is the oldest. Ken Brewer, aged 67, set the marathon state record for his age back in December, giving him nine state records. Of course, the women arent to be outdone: Yo Setser holds eleven state records for various distances. The club hosts several large-scale races each year, including the forma-tion of the current Grand Prix series, but its signature event is the Wood-

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    stock 5K, which has been held annually in Anniston for 29 years. A mere four years ago, 79 runners participated in this event; for the 2009 hosting, which has been named the RRCA National 5K Cham-pionship, 1,000 runners are expected for both the Woodstock 5K and Kidstock 1 Mile Run/Walk. The event has earned unprecedented accolades. Three times in as many years the Road Runners Club of America, the governing body over individual chapters of running clubs throughout the country, has named the Woodstock 5K to be a championship race, first the state championship in 2007, the regional championship in 2008, and the national championship in 2009. Even more impressive, in 2008 the Woodstock 5K was awarded the RRCAs top honor: Road Race of the Year. Each year, the club has found new ways to add to the event and make it even better, mostly through the hard work of over 250 volun-teers and race director Brooke Nelson. As a race director, nothing is more rewarding than for run-ners to tell me they had fun at Woodstock. Fulfilling their expecta-tions makes all the work over the last year worth it, said Nelson in her fourth year as Race Director. All the worry about the weather,

    timing, safety, organizationsuddenly it doesnt seem so overwhelming to produce a running party for 800-900 guests. My goal is for every runner to exceed their goal, and then I will have exceeded mine.

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