ShadowChase Update for 8.28.15

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 Crossroads Starbucks (corner of Oakdale and Claribel) at 7:00AM

Annual Club BBQ

Thursday, September 3rd
Graceada Park (under patio area on the west side)

Come and run on the Virginia Corridor at 5:30 PM before the meeting begins. ShadowChase will provide all food so bring your family and join us in celebration of our 35th Anniversary

Cancer Awareness Volunteers Needed

It’s time for the Cancer Awareness Run and Ride and volunteers are needed. ShadowChase has been a partner with Memorial Medical Center since the race began back in 2004.

The goal of this event is to promote cancer awareness and provides an exhibit area with information about cancer prevention, early detection, cancer support services, nutrition, fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. You can also honor and remember those in your life who have been touched by cancer.

Our club does a fabulous job of coming in and getting the race underway and doing what we do best. Then we all get to enjoy the exhibits and sit down to a fabulous barbecue lunch.

At this point mostly course monitors are needed. We need to insure the runners are safe out there!

Please contact Dale Ghaner at or call him at 521-­9582 and let him know he can count on you.

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

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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