Happy picnic season! Grab your blankets, baskets full of goodies and get out there to soak up that spring sunshine! I actually dared to wear shorts on a run a few days ago to try and get a little sun on my white legs. I ran at home so my thankfully my friends were spared from temporary blindness.

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to write up a run club newsletter and we have a few exciting updates. First, we have a new logo! I’m sure by now many of you have seen it on social media or on Strava. We loved our original, but it’s taken a few years as a club to find something unique to us. We’ve teased each other about chasing bunnies during races (usually the cute ones with the crop tops) and seen actual bunnies on our long runs. Then there are the really-long run conversations that come up wondering what the difference is between a bunny and a rabbit (hint: one is younger.) And when we talked about a team mascot, of course the bunny came up. So as such, our new logo has evolved.

Along with the new run club logo, of course we needed new swag! Our next bit of exciting news is that Templeton Run Club now has a Team Store! This is great for us in that we don’t have to worry about purchasing gear and keeping an inventory of mismatched sizes. It’s great for you in that you can order run club gear whenever you like! You can check it out HERE or look for the Team Store page on our website. I’ve ordered recently and it took just over a week to get my order from when I placed it to when it was received.

With that, we have also been working with Cloud 9 Sports and the folks at New Balance to order our first Templeton Run Club Team Singlet. Nicole and I went down to the Venture Half Marathon at the end of February and it was so fun to see all the runners repping their teams and clubs at the race. The singlets are separate from the team store and I plan on placing an order next week. (Colors are navy blue, orange and white and may look a little different from the picture.) They are $52 before tax and shipping. If you would like to buy one, please email me your size by March 20th. There is a 4 week turn around so hopefully we’ll get them by mid-April.

Not quite in time for our Barrelhouse 5k Pub Run/ Walk on March 23rd but that’s ok! We have some swag on the way. Join us for a fun run or walk around Tin City at 10am to be followed by Beermosas for purchase and a free raffle for our participants. All ages and fitness levels are welcome! Bring your friends, parents, kids, neighbors, and random strangers you meet in the grocery store. This is a free community event for all. You can sign up here on Eventbright or RSVP on Strava!

Last bit of news is that while last year we offered a scholarship to Templeton High School Cross Country and/ or Track and Field athletes, we had no takers. This year we’ve had a few submissions and will be providing a $500 scholarship to one Templeton High School Senior! As our club grows, we are hoping to offer this to all our North County Schools. If you know a Templeton High School Senior athlete that hasn’t applied yet, tell them to go to the THS Scholarship page for more information. We are asking for a one page essay on how track and field or cross country impacted you through high school and how it might affect your future in athletics. Submissions are due before May 1st.

THANK YOU to our Sponsors for supporting our club and making things like our fun runs and scholarships happen! This includes A List Properties, West Coast Auto and Towing, Movement for Life Physical Therapy, Fluid Sports Nutrition, K-Man Cyclery, Morro Bay POA, Simons Construction, San Miguel Lions Club, 805 Golf Carts, and Tenet Health Central Coast.  

Happy Running Friends!

Rosalie Smith



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