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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Get Ready for the Big Half Marathon Running Meet-Up of the Year

The Fifty States Half Marathon Club Annual Meet-Up destination for 2014 is FINAL!

After our annual process of picking a region, and sending out the races for members to vote on for our final annual meet-up destination, the final results came down to three GREAT races in the Midwest this year.  The final 3 were the Indianapolis Half Marathon & Marathon, The Northern Ohio Half Marathon & Marathon, and HITS Omaha Half Marathon & Marathon.  The final vote was tallied up, and HITS Omaha won the final destination vote for 2014.

TENTATIVE ITINERARY for Omaha 9/19/2014 - 9/21/2014
Our itinerary will be very similar to how we did things at Space Coast annual meet-up in 2013.  I will not have Friday and Sundays plans "firmed up" until later in the year when we get a firm count on attendees.  Saturday plans are FIRM though. ALL our activities will be

Friday will be an informal social meet up.  I'm already scoping out a destination that I believe may have a live band Friday nights, and it is within walking distance from the hotels near the TD Ameritrade Park Stadium. We will likely meet there Friday night, and it will be a nice social, fun night to mingle with members and listen to some live music.

Saturday, all members are invited to the Pre-Race Pasta dinner hosted by the race.  We will be presenting our trophies at this pasta dinner for ALL members who finished any challenges AFTER the date of our last member meet up. Our annual meet ups are our main event for presenting awards annually.  We'll also get annual meet up group photos this night!

Sunday, I will be planning something social in the evening.  It will probably be a place where people can eat, socialize, have a couple drinks, etc  Once I get the final count later in the year of how many are committed to coming, I will plan this out.  I recommend if you want to make the most of our member meet up and not be wiped out from the race, to probably only do the half marathon, so you can enjoy yourself with all the members.  Again this will be planned later in year when I have our attendance locked in.

The 2015 Annual meet-up will be extra special, holding it local to the President of Fifty States Half Marathon Club, Nicole Blomgren, and is already looking to be an enormous turn-out!  It will be held in September or October in the Denver / Boulder region of Colorado, at a "To Be Determined" Destination!

Join us and be part of the FUN weekend at HITS Omaha Marathon & Half Marathon!

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