Thursday, December 31, 2009

Freedom Park New Year's Ultra

NEO Trail Club member Mike Keller is currently running the 2nd Annual Freedom Park New Year's Ultra Run in Morganton, North Carolina with some others from Ohio. At 12:00 pm today Mike texted that he was 18 miles in so far. Good luck Mike and Team Ohio!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Save the LHHT bridge!

The Laurel Highlands Hiking/Snowmobile Bridge over the Pennsylvania Turnpike has been part of the current trail system for more than 30 years and is critical for the trail system to be complete. This bridge has been closed indefinitely due to structural deficiencies resulting in unsafe conditions.

Please support the repair or replacement of this bridge so outdoor enthusiasts may continue to have full use of the trails. The closure of this bridge limits tourism and greatly impacts local businesses and teh economy in this region.

This petition will be sent to the DCNR, Governor Rendell, Richard A. Kasunic (Senator), Mike Reese (Representative) and Carl Walker Metzgar (Representative).

Click Here To Sign The Petition

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

The NEO Trail Club would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a very happy new year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Huff 50K Trail Run

This past Saturday NEO Trail member Dan Bellinger finished the Huff 50K Trail Run in Huntington, Indiana with a time of 5:46:01, earning him 2nd in his age group. Congrats Dan!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Time to Renew Your Membership!

Just a reminder that your 2010 club membership fee is now due if you have not already paid. Click here to view a list of current members and to see if your membership has expired. If you do not renew your membership by February 1st your name will be removed from this list.

To renew your membership, please mail a $15 check addressed to "NEO Trail Club" to the following address:
1959 Lexington Ave.
Warren, Ohio 44485

You only need to complete an application form if you are a new member or if your information has recently changed. Also, if another person in the same household would like to join the club, it is $5 extra per person per year.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

MMT 100 Lottery

The 2010 Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 lottery took place today and 180 individuals were selected through a random process involving the closing number of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Click here to read about this fair and interesting system that the Virginia Happy Trails Club uses to determine its starting field.

Of the lucky (or unlucky - however you look at it!) 180 runners selected today, there were 4 N.E. Ohio Trail Club members in this group - Jim Harris, Nick Billock, Tanya Cady, and Dave Peterman. Now, individuals out of this group of 180 must mail in their check by January 4th to become official. If not, individuals on the waiting list will take their spot.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

4th Annual URINEO FA

The 4th Annual URINEO FA took place in Mill Creek Park today, with many N.E. Ohio Trail Club members in attendance. Unfortunately there was no snow for everyone to write their name in, but a good time was had by all! Click Here to view final results and reports.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

2010 Dirty Dog 10K

The date for the 2010 Dirty Dog 10K has been set for Saturday, February 6th. The race application and more information can be found by clicking here.