January 2013 Newsletter

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Dear Friends and Members of Club Fat Ass,

A belated "Happy New Year!"

I hope you got the year off to a running start and are working on resolving your New Year's Resolutions.

Thanks to all who renewed their membership or joined the Club over the holidays. Woo-hoo... it's going to be a great year!  Registration is ongoing, so if you plan on participating in any of our countless events over the year, please join the club and our community of friendly trail runners and outdoor enthusiasts.

Your Club Steering Committee is about to launch into another year.   This group will meet about 7 times in 2013 to manage the Club.  Our goals are simple:  more events and more members to enjoy them.  Many thanks to Ran Katzman, Reagan White, Ean Jackson and most recently Marc Schmitz and Carlie who were active not only on the trails in 2012, but also behind the scenes to keep Club Fat Ass running. 

Can you spare a couple of hours a month this year to help improve and grow the Club?  No heavy lifting or experience necessary.  To join us on Monday 18 February, please contact me!  

'Hope to see you at one of the Seymour Sundays group run, the Vancouver Mountain Film Festival Trail Running Night, the Squamish Scrambler or the Capilano Canyon Night Run in the next few weeks. 

Happy Trails,

Sibylle Tinsel
Chief Executive Fat Ass


Vancouver Mountain Film Festival  - Trail Running Show. 10 February - Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver, BC Canada. A multimedia evening featuring tales, movies and images from the Westcoast Trail Running Scene. Details here.

Photo left: taking a dip in the frigid Pacific after the Vancouver New Year's Fat Ass Run.

Photo right: Startline at last year's Capilano Nightrun Mardigras.  Don't forget your headlamps for this year's edition, February 16th.


Capilano Canyon Night Run. 16 February - North Vancouver, BC, Canada. A 90-minute run that starts in a suburban neighborhood, traverses the twilight zone, then stimulates your senses with a trail run in the mist and inky blackness of the Capilano Canyon. Choose between a guided group run at a gentle pace for the socially-inclined and first time night runner, or a competitive run for those more motivated by the clock and the opportunity to rip their buddy's lungs out. Both runs are followed by a pool party, a potluck party as a celebration of Fat Tuesday. Entry limited to the first 50, so please register early!

Squamish Scrambler. 23 February - Squamish, BC, Canada. This is an out-and-back snowshoe hike/run up to Elfin Lakes Cabin in Squamish (22km). Bring the family as far as Red Heather, a 10km return snowshoe hike, or continue on up towards Little Diamond Head, or out towards Mamquam Lake, depending on conditions and motivation. Savor spectacular views of The Tantalus Range, Howe Sound and Sky Pilot.  More info here.


2013 Membership Registration.  At the stroke of midnight December 31st, all 2012 memberships expired.  If you haven't renewed your membership yet, please do so here.  If you can't  remember if you signed up for 2013 already, just check the 2013 Member Directory

Business Members.  We are happy to welcome Melissa Pace and Landsea Tours  Adventures to our ranks of business members.  LTA's year-round tours feature the best sightseeing that Vancouver, North Shore, Whistler and Victoria have to offer, as well as the ability to plan and reserve private charter itineraries; whereby all our tours can be customized to suit your needs.  Melissa was an early member and Event Host of Club Fat Ass.  After years of adventure racing and a break from extreme sports following an injury, she now is looking forward to getting back into trail running.  

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 in 2013.


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