October 2012 Newsletter

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Dear Friends and Members of Club Fat Ass,

No doubt about it... fall has fallen.  The air is crisp and its full-on monsoon season.  For most, our best races of 2012 are behind us.  Time to start thinking about (gulp!) our goals for 2013.

Yes, it's decision time again.  Club registration for 2013 opened this week.  Do I save the money and pork-up? Do I invest in myself and my athletic goals and join or renew with CFA for the upcoming year?  If you've been waiting for the ideal time to become a Fat Ass, join today and get free events for the rest of this year and all of next! 

I would like to extend a big welcome and Thank You to our new Event Host and Membership Steering Committee Chair, Marc Schmitz.  Marc has been with Club Fat Ass for only a year. He's been an active member participating in a number of events and hosting the Seymour Sunday's flash events last winter and spring.

Your Steering Committee has been confirming event dates with our Event Hosts and making sure CFA events are in all of the major run calendars for 2013.  If 2013 is the year you'd like to step up and host an event, please drop me a line ASAP so your event gets promoted in print calendars.  

As race season winds down, be sure to take advantage of a full slate of social events in October and November.

If you were part of the peak-bagging frenzy, be sure to attend the 4th Annual Bagger's Banquet for a feast and traditional themed cake, peaty libations and the awarding of the coveted quaiches.   

Another social and culinary highlight, the Silly Chili Triathlon in mid-November, is certain to test your athletic limits and burn your taste buds.  Participation is on a first register, first serve basis and limited to about 10 chefs.  

As the year comes to a close, the people who do the heavy lifting in the Club (Event Hosts, business members and Steering Committee members... you know who you are) are invited to the annual Club VIP party on November 23rd to celebrate another year of great outdoor events and a big "Thank You" for all you did throughout the year. (Separate VIP invite to follow).

Last but not least, don't forget that our contests are winding down.  Dave Cressman at DistanceRunWear has stepped-up with some very nice prizes.  Details on how to get involved and perhaps win something nice are posted below.  

With all the socializing, don't forget to get wet and muddy.  Your club has a great line-up of fall events with distances ranging from 10 km to 100 miles.  See below for details.

Happy trails!

Sibylle Tinsel
Chief Executive Fat Ass


Lynn Peak from South NeedleBagger Challenge. 1 April - 25 October - North Shore Mountains, BC Canada.  See how many North Shore peaks you can run up and bag before the end of the week.  Check out the competition and find out more here. 

Photo left: three young baggers enjoying the first dusting of snow on the North Shore Mountains this past weekend. 

Photo right: Norma and Craig navigation the puddles during last year's Seawall 100.

Seawall 100: 27/28 October - West Vancouver, BC.  An urban 100 miler, mostly on the Seawall path from the Dundarave Park in North Vancouver to UBC. Enjoy an ultramarathon challenge with minimal concerns for wild beasts, altitude or elevation gain. 'Could be described as the easiest 100 miler in North America if there is such a thing as an easy 100 mile run. Custom distances of 25-50-75 miles. Find out more here.

Photo left: Action Jackson whipping up a mean "no beans" Texas chili.

Silly Chili Triathlon. 10 November - North Vancouver, BC.  This event is both something athletic and social to do with your family on the Remembrance Day holiday.  It involves a short run, an even shorter swim and a chili cook-off.  Beans or no beans.  Veggie or road kill.  Mild or burns through plate steel.  Give it your best shot!  Limited space, so please register here soon.

Photo left: Negotiating the rocky, rooty, muddy and wonderful trails of the North Shore during the Sweet Go Deep.

Sweet Go Deep: 17 November - North Vancouver, BC. Join Event Host, Reagan White on a challenging but beautiful 20 km or an easier, but equally stunning 12km course on lower Seymour Mountain.  Register here.

Seymour Super Fun Run: 27 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.


2013 Membership Registration Now Open. Club membership registration and renewal for 2013 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 only 8 weeks 'till Christmas, it's time to start thinking about what you'll give that special someone.  Consider a Club membership or t-shirt!  As a special incentive, we'll be offering a complimentary Club shirt to any member who signs up 3 new members (Fat Ass virgins) from now until Christmas. 

Steering Committee.  I would like to extend a big welcome and Thank You to our new Event Host and Membership Steering Committee Chair, Marc Schmitz.  Marc has been with Club Fat Ass for only a year. He's been an active member, participating in a number of events and hosting the Seymour Sunday's flash runs last winter and spring.

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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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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