ShadowChase Update for 8.15.15

New Trailer

The new ShadowChase trailer has a new look. Last year, the club purchased a new, larger trailer as we had outgrown the old one. That trailer has remained plain white as a design hadn’t been finalized. The trailer is plain no longer.

The new design simply states what we are about. It also proudly displays our program logos: TRM and the Modesto Marathon.

This beautiful new trailer will be representing our club at races for years to come.

Field Trip

Pinecrest Lake Run
Sunday, August 30th

The lake trail is roughly 4 miles. We will loop the lake and then enjoy a picnic lunch and soft-serve ice cream cones afterward. For the adventurous, a dip in the lake may be in order.

Meet: Riverbank Corssroads Starbucks (corner of Oakdale and Claribel) at 7:00AM

Upcoming Races

colorColor The Skies Run
5K and 10K
Saturday, September 5th

More Info…

cancerCancer Awareness Run
10K and 2 Mile
Saturday, September 19th

More Info…

runforthecheeseRiverbank Run For The Cheese
5K and 10K
Saturday, October 10th

More Info…

SAMM Training Group Starting Soon


Training Mentors Needed

Interested in becoming a mentor?
Hard to believe, but we are already planning next year’s Marathon Training Group. With over 200 runners expected to participate in the program, we need your help.

Become a mentor and change lives.

Mentors Responsibilities:
Be available for a minimum of 50-60% of all workouts (the more the better for qualification)
Workouts are Tuesday 6:30pm and Saturdays 7:45am
Follow RRCA mentor guidelines (will get directions from the coach)
At times give up own training to mentor the trainees and led group workouts
Be available from October 17, 2015 through March 20th, 2016
Follow code of conduct rules of the Shadowchase Running club
The ability to follow coaches guidelines and direction

Free entry to the training program
Free mentor tech shirt
Free mentor running jacket
The future ability (by appointment) to become a certified coach valued at $500
Anyone interested in becoming a mentor can contact Mike Mason at

Teens Run Modesto Mentors Needed

trmmentorBecome a TRM Mentor and make a difference in student’s lives.

Donate 2-6 hours, 1 to 3 days a week at one of the TRM school sites in Modesto or Ceres. Mentors and students meet promptly after school is out of session for the day, usually 2:30 P.M. You do not need to be an experienced run-ner, you just need to have the passion to help students reach their potential and be successful in life.

TRM is a 26-week, conservative training pro-gram consisting of 4 running days per week which includes a Saturday program-wide group run beginning with the Halloween Fun Run on 10/31/15. The first training run consists of a 20-minute walk around the school track or cam-pus. By week 24, students will complete a long run of 20-22 miles.

Through mastering increasingly difficult running goals, students develop a “can do” attitude that will carry over into school, work, and life.
The program starts September 28 and culmi-nates with the running of the Modesto Mara-thon, 26.2 miles, on March 20th, 2016.

For more information contact:

TRM Mentor Flyer

Help Recognize Our Volunteers

Our club runs on the efforts of our amazing volunteers. To better recognize those members who give back on a regular basis, we are adding a section to the newsletter for this.

The vision is a monthly spotlight on those timers, mentors, editors, etc. who are making a difference in ShadowChase.

To make this happen, we need someone to spearhead this page each month.

If interested, please email

Arson in the Park

If you’ve been in East La Loma Park lately, you’ve seen areas that have been burned. In two months, there have been more than 20 fires on our trails all due to arson. Deborah Steinberg, ShadowChase member, is committed to doing something to stop this activity which hinders the place we love to run, walk, and cycle.

Anywhere from Aug. 5-Aug. 25 can you commit to being in the park from 3pm-5pm? These hours seem to be the most prevalent times the arsonists are at work. Your only commitment is to be anywhere between Kewin Park and McClure Rd., walking, running, or cycling. If you can commit to a specific day between 3pm-5pm, please email Deborah at She will confirm your information and give further details. She suggests you have a cell phone, camera, and a buddy. Otherwise, enjoy your park, and please sign up if you can.

RRCA Rep Needed

The RRCA is looking for a State Representative for the Central Valley.

State Representatives are important ambassadors for the RRCA, promote our programs and services to clubs and events in their home state.

State Reps assist the National Office and the RRCA Board in carrying out the mission, vision and values of the organization, while monitoring trends and issues at the state and local level and report them to the National Office. In addition they promote membership in local clubs and recruit unaffiliated clubs, events, corporate supporters and individual members. This State Rep Duties PDF gives some great specifics on what this entails. Perks of the position include free registration and other discounts for the RRCA’s Annual convention, provided duties for that calendar year have been fulfilled.

If you’re interested please email with a brief bio. Please also share why you’re interested in the role and what you’d hope to accomplish in the position. Applications for the position are due by September 1, 2015. At that time, top candidates will be referred to RRCA Western Region Director George Rehmet, who will help to make the final selection.

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