November 2012 Newsletter

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Dear Friends and Members of Club Fat Ass,

It's more than halfway through November... Yikes, where has the year gone?  With days full of gray and lots of running in the rain, it's time to think positive and start planning our training and racing for 2013.

Club registration and renewal for 2013 is now open.  As an incentive, if you get your club registration in before 1 December you will be included in the draw for a membership refund.

Heads-up that winners of the Club's 2012 contests will be determined on 20 December.  While the time for your 2012 running resolutions is past and it's a bit late in the season for earning Club participation points, everyone still has a chance to win a membership refund or a nice prize from our business member, Distance Runwear.  Make sure you have your photo contributions up on Flickr (or send it to me) and promote them with your friends for the best chance to win.  More about Club contests in the newsletter below.

As 2012 comes to a close, we're over-the-top excited about 2013.  Many events are in their 10th year and we are looking to add new courses and events to the calendar.  If you have a favorite trail run you'd like to share with fellow members, please contact me.  On that note, you should know  that event hosts receive a free membership in the year following their first scheduled event.

Happy trails!

Sibylle Tinsel
Chief Executive Fat Ass


CFA VIP Christmas Party: 23 November, North Vancouver, BC.  A special annual event for the special people who help keep your Club "running".  Celebrate the end of a great year with good friends, good food and tales from the trails.  Club VIPs include Event Hosts, Business Members and Steering Committee members and their partners.  You know who you are!  If you’ve not received a VIP invitation and would like one next year, host an event or help improve the Club by contributing some of your expertise.  Contact us with your thoughts.

Seymour Super Fun Run: 24 November - North Vancouver, BC.

A late fall challenge on and around the trails of Mount Seymour.  Tell your Mama you'll be coming home all wet and muddy. Check it out here.

Photo left: Crossing the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge during the Pure Satisfaction Run

Pure Satisfaction: 9 December - North Vancouver, BC. 12km or 24km on slippery, wet, rooty, dark trails... a perfect way to start the busy Christmas season!  Bring your jingle bells and wear your Santa hat. Details here.

Photo right.  A great day and gorgeous sunny city and mountain views greeted runners for the 2011 Vancouver New Year's FA 50 Run

Vancouver New Year's FA 50 Run. 1 January 2013 - Vancouver, BC, Canada. A 50 
km resolution run to kick off the New Year on the right foot. Those who are more hung-over and those with resolutions they are not likely to keep can opt for a custom course of 1 to 49 km. More details here!


2013 Membership Registration Now Open. Yes, that means it's time to get off the couch and join the Club or renew your membership so you can benefit from all of the sweaty pleasures CFA offers.

Contests. Our 2012 contests are winding down, but it is not too late to participate for a chance to win one of the fine prizes provided by Dave Cressman from DistanceRunWear.

Please submit your Travelling Colours photos soon and make sure you check out submissions to date.  The winner will be determined by the photo sharing site Flickr so make sure you'll comment on the photos you like and "favourite" the ones you like best.
Point collection for both the Refer a Friend contest and Point Series is ongoing until the 10th of December.  Points earned after that date, will count toward your 2013 tally.  The winner of the Refer A Friend contest will get their sweaty feet into a pair of Vibram Five Fingers and the 
Point Series winner will receive a full refund on their 2013 membership.  For those who dared to share their New Years' Resolutions way back when, please take a moment to review and rate how you did.

With less than 5 weeks 'till Christmas, it's time to start thinking about the gift you'll give that special someone.  Consider a Club membership or t-shirt!  

As a special incentive to recognize those members who share the love, any member who signs up 3 new members (Fat Ass virgins) from now until Christmas will get their Club colors for free! 

Steering Committee. Any time is a good time to give back to the community you love.  Club Fat Ass is member-driven.  Please contact Sibylle if you can contribute a little bit of love and enthusiasm to helping manage the club.


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North Shore Bagger Challenge. Once again, it was an intense battle for the Pippa Quaich.  In the end the reigning champion, Carolyn King, took the crown, but second-placed Jess Dagg with baby Sierra in tow sure made her work hard for it!  In the Munro Quaich division, Bill Maurer won again and topped this accomplishment by bagging all 57 peaks in the challenge in one season. The Harry Quaich for the under 16 crowd went to Harry Crerar while Tundra the Wonderdog took home the Tundra Quaich in the canine division.  The Dagg family and Team Healey-Thorpe were awarded the Twisted Quaich for introducing the next generation to the joy of mountains.  Check out the winners here.

Refer A Friend Contest. Check out how you can win in the Refer a Friend Contest.  Current standings here.
2012 Travelling Colours Contest.  Pictures of your 2012 adventures wearing your Club t-shirt (any colour) can be posted to Flickr following the instructions here

2012 Point Series. Up-to-date standings are

 here.   Learn how to collect points here, or try to pry some secrets from Des the next time you see him at an event!


Club Fat Ass and our members support a variety of charities, causes and events.  Please check them out here.

If you have any causes close to your heart and want to raise awareness and/or funds let us know. A number of CFA Event Hosts use their events as fund raisers. Be sure to consider the special section on the Club website that offers ideas on how to raise money for your favorite cause while hosting a free CFA event.



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