Wednesday, May 5, 2010

As most of you have guessed this blog is definct. please frined us on Facebook. Profile name is Pocatello Recreation.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Upcoming events

Most of the postings are moving over to facebook. Search for pocatello outdoor recreation.

Aug 1 Pocatello Triathlon

Aug 8 Poky run with the senior games

Aug 12 payette river raftathon

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Fun run Saturday is all set to go. We will have over 400 participants. It will be chip timed again. Pick up your chip and shirt 5-7pm Friday evening at the rec center or the morning of the race from 7am-7:45.

there is a recer meeting at 7:45am.

I understand the courses are a hair short 4850 meters and 9700 meters.

We still have a few shirts left that aren't spoken for, come register and claim one.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Summer Programs

Outdoor summer programs are open for registration. There are rafting trips, kayaking, rock climbing, more runs, a triathlon, family nights, mountain biking, disc golf, backpacking, more runs, GPS courses, and so much more.

My reccomendations:

Salmon River Rafting- spend 5 days deep in the central wilderness traveling 85 miles and campiong on the beach every night. Absolutely no experience is necessary, all equipment can be rented or is provided.

Family city of rocks- Climb for 2 days just 2 hours from Pocatello on excellent beginner routes. The group camps together. No experience necessary.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Law Day Updates

Please read the bottom part about chip timing.

The half way point for 5k, start line for 2.5k

What an exciting week! Only a few days left to the series kickoff event- The Law Day Run on May 2. There are 230 names in the computer right now. I ordered almost 400 shirts. The old record for any race is about 335 if memory serves. About 130 people signed up for the whole series so far. Should be some good competition. A steady stream of happy runners in 2008

I have spent the bulk of the last few days trying to get our new timing system up and running. So far I have had little luck. I think it may have something to do with the instructions in Danish. Or lack of instructions.

Again a reminder. The race is from city hall to the ross park pool. The gun fires at 8:00am (except 10k walk - 7:30). Routes are mapped on . A shuttle van is provided from 8:30-when the job is done.
This is where the 10k takes off from the 5k.

The sponsor is the 6th district bar association (that's lawyers, not brewers). They do an excellent job even in tough times and prizes should be great. I have heard the shirts are going to be awesome.

I still need a lot more volunteers! email me
Chip timing: Every registered racer will receive a quarter sized white plastic token that holds a small mircochip. You zip tie your chip to your shoe. The finish time plus chip number is transmitted to the computer at the finish line when you cross our new finish mats. That is coordianted to our racer database to produce results. You will not get resutls if: you lose your chip, you miss the mats, you wear your chip on your wrist or hat.
IF YOU LOSE YOUR CHIP WE WILL CHARGE YOU $10. Some one will be at the finish line to collect chips. If you are picking up multiple chips please keep the straight. they all look the same and if someone wears the wrong chip results are messed up forever. I am still unsure what will happen if you cross the finish line multiple times (this always happens with at least one person every race).
So a summary: wear your own chip on your shoe, be normal.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Law Day 2009

I can't believe Law Day 2009 is almost here.

This is a call for volunteers. I am getting desperate. I need help at some intersections, water stations and possibly the registration table.

Volunteers will be feebly rewarded with a certificate for a free fun run, or $10 cash. The run certificates are fully transferable and there is a brisk black market for them. Please email me if you know someone that can make it at 7:30am-9:15am on May 2.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Two of the homeless people last year at sister city park finish line. This is part of the reason the race is moving to....................................Raymond park.

here's a copy of the email announcement:
Hey early season runners,
Raymond Park is the super secret meeting location and start line for the race tommorow. Raymond park is near Irving Junior high, has lighted tennis courts and the river divides the park. We will meet at the shelter across the river from the tennis courts. The course is only 5k but may feel like eight, so be ready for some possible elevation changes. Also plan on meeting at the shelter at 8:30 am to pick up bibs and make sure you are registered. The race will start at 9 am sharp. There are course maps available, but you will have to wait until you get your bib to look at it. So carb up tonight and get ready to kick off the running season.