Winter 2013 Newsletter

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Dear Friends and Members of Club Fat Ass,

Changes are underfoot as we run quickly toward a new year!

First, your "online clubhouse" is moving....

Starting in January, all of your Club's online activity will happen on our Facebook group.  It's free.  It's as easy as pie to share comments and photos.  It's up and running with most upcoming events already highlighted. 

Like any move, this one has taken a lot of planning and preparation. Please be patient and generous with your comments as we make the transition.  

"What about the exisiting website?", you ask.  It will be archived, but you'll still be able to access the rich history of results, photos and stories.  To elminate confusion between the Facebook pages and groups, we'll delete the older Facebook page.  Given Facebook automatically sends updates to group members, there's no need for this newsletter, either, so it will be discontinued.  

So, don't miss a step, join the Club Fat Ass Facebook group now! 

Second, 'tis the season for gift-giving...

The Club's gift to you?  No more $50 annual membership dues!   

Starting 1 January 2014, the Club is moving to "membership by donation" with a fundraising event or two to help keep the lights on.  

Our first fundraising run is less than a month away on 1 January 2014.  Registration is only $25.  Make your New Years resolution to kick off 2014 with an invigorating run with some nice people followed by a brisk dip in the Pacific.  Join us for the 21st running of the classic Vancouver New Year Day Fat Ass 50km Run and Freeze Your Fat Ass Swim! 

"Thanks, but I'll be nursing a hangover on the beach!", you say? No worries... in lieu of membership dues, you can chip-in a little something to support the Club.

As you reflect on your year, I hope it includes good thoughts of your adventures with Club Fat Ass.  With all of the positive changes underway in the Club, we're so excited about the possibilities for 2014 we could burst!  I hope you agree and that we see a lot of you out there on the trails in the near future.

Merry Christmas.  Happy Holidays.  Happy New Year.  Happy Trails!

Sibylle Tinsel
Chief Executive Fat Ass


Weekly Winter Training Night.  12 December 2013. North Vancouver, BC. Let's get together for a training run through festively lit neighborhoods. We will be running for about 10km at a 5:30-6min /km pace. Course is on roads, relatively flat (considering this is North Vancouver) with one steepish, but short hill. Bring your lights and be ready to run at 19:00 hours from the Yellow Beacon on Fairmont Road (address provided upon request). Please join here

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

Pure Satisfaction: 15 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 to this one, too! Details here.

Photo left.  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 2014 - 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. It's now a Club fundraiser.  More details here!


The Online Clubhouse is Moving.  
Starting in January, all of your club's online activity will happen on our Facebook Group.  We've been testing exhaustively over the past few months.  A big, fat, "Thank You!" to Doris Leong and Emma Levez Larocque for your help, suggestions and feedback.

We're bound to have overlooked something, though.  Sorry!  Please be generous with your suggestions and feedback over the next couple of months as we settle-in.

It's free.  It's easy to use.  Try it, you'll like it.  Don't delay... join the Club Fat Ass Facebook group today!

Santa Claus is Coming to Town.  
Ho ho ho.  Have you been a good boy or girl?  How about a free membership in Club Fat Ass for Christmas? Regardless of whether you've been naughty or you've been nice, there are no more $50 annual membership dues!

Membership in the Club will be by donation in 2014.  Chip-in what you can to help us keep the lights on.

A few select events will also serve as fundraisers for the club.  Our first fundraising event happens to be on the first day of the year.  In a world where your typical run can cost up to $100, this one is only $25. Join us for the Vancouver New Year Fat Ass 50km Run and Freeze Your Fat Ass Swim

Help with Your Christmas Shopping List?  
Worn-out your Club colors or left them in a drop bag somewhere?
Looking for a gift for that special friend or co-worker who needs a subtile kick in the behind?  Get a controversial,  "I may be a Fat Ass, but I'm in front of you!" technical t-shirt!   A "must-have" for every ultrarunner's t-shirt drawer.  A great gift for your Mom.  Limited quantities in blue and black.  Christmas special:  Two (2) for $25.  


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