Do you remember how to play kickball? I don’t remember playing as a kid, but I was also painfully shy in grade school and preferred to keep my head stuck in a book rather than risk embarrassing myself in a team sport or being picked last…again. I ran AWAY from the balls, not towards them.
Fast forward a few years…or thirty…and I’ve suddenly found myself in an adult kickball league and despite stopping a ball with my face the other night, have really loved it! (I wish that my 44-year-old self could give my 14-year-old self some pointers! …like learning to duck.) The thing with this kickball team, and most “team sports”, is that it doesn’t come down to just one player being good or bad to win or lose the game. The entire team works together. Cue the phrase there is no “I” in team!
This month our TRC team has gotten a little bigger. Prescription Roasting is a local coffee roasting company made up of three guys that not only love coffee, but also love to run. Their mantra is to provide fresh coffee, that’s responsibly sourced, while keeping an eye on our future planet ANND they want to help us reach our goal of being able to provide scholarships to high school athletes passionate about running!
Prescription Roasting will give a 5% discount to anyone that uses the code “TRC” and will donate 10% to Templeton Run Club. If you use the code to subscribe to a recurring coffee shipment, they will contribute $5 for the initial order and 10% of the sale, plus 10% on recurring orders. But wait there’s more! Subscribe AND you’ll get a welcome Running Gift Pack that includes Drymax socks, Squirrels Nut Butter anti-chafing cream, a Fluid active performance sample, and a Fluid recovery sample!!
Looking back at the summer, in addition to a successful 1st Youth Track and Field Camp with Templeton Rec and the Brian Waterbury 10k Rock to Pier Run comeback, we were able to meet up with SLO Distance Club in August for a group run down Santa Rita Road. We had such a great time and enjoyed the camaraderie the shared love of running brings. As 2022 winds down and we start planning ahead for 2023, we’re looking forward to meeting up again!
These last few months of 2022 are chocked FULL of running events and opportunities! At the end of the month, Sunday, October 30th, we will have our annual Halloween Costume 5k Fun Run from Templeton Park at 8am. We’ll give out prizes to the top 3 best costumes and run down Main Street to show them all off.
Sunday, November 13th is the Wine Country 10k and Half Marathon in Paso Robles. If you’re not running it, come join us and the Templeton High School Cross Country Team at mile 11 where we’ll be passing out waters and cheering on runners.
The following weekend is our first trail run with All We Do is Run out at the Smith Ranch in between Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio. This Tierra Redonda Mountain Trail run is a 10k/21k/24hr/48hr run on dirt ranch roads with runnable hills and incredible views. Sign up at Ultra Signup to run or volunteer or both! We’ll need help Thursday the 17th to get set up and mark out the route. All We Do is Run is donating a portion of the registration fees back to Templeton Run Club!
We’ll celebrate our 3-year Anniversary on Saturday, November 26th at 8am! Join us at Templeton Park for a team picture, short morning run and celebration afterwards with cupcakes and TRC swag!
We are also working with Running Warehouse to put on a Hot Chocolate 5k tentatively scheduled for January 21st in Templeton. More info to come soon on this one!
Thank you again to our sponsors, April Fehrer with ReMax, Tenet Health Central Coast, Wildfields Brewhouse, Hug a Mug in Paso Robles, and West Coast Auto & Towing, along with supporters like All We Do is Run, Prescription Roasting and GH Sports who have given us a big kick start in covering operating costs and offering support and donations for events like our youth Track and Field Camp, scholarship program and our upcoming trail run. We couldn’t do it without you!