Well HATRs – June and July are proving to be very big months for the club! Things are really starting to pick-up and the group runs are gaining momentum. Let’s start with some big news from June. First off, the club is working to become more “official” and has formed a board of directors. The board is currently working to make the club an official non-profit so we can better progress our mission of promoting trail running in the greater Houston area. The board will also be responsible for coordinating group runs, social events, and getting us some new HATR gear. Your new board is as follows:
President – Mark Gehringer
Vice President – Jeremy Hanson
Secretary – Bhakti Chavda
Assistant Secretary – Carmen Martinez
Treasurer – Mark Kenney
Assistant Treasurer/Web/Social Media – Dan Bucci
In addition, Bhakti and Carmen will serve as social coordinators. Dan and Mark G. will coordinate gear and merchandise sales.
The board has decided that for now we will remain a free club. However, we are discussing ways to formalize membership into the club. Stay tuned for more!
In other big news, our Saturday group runs are continuing to grow in popularity. We had a huge turn-out on Saturday July 2nd, with 23 people! Keep getting the word out to help grow the club. We also added an official weekday group run. Going forward we are starting Trail Running Tuesdays. We will meet at the Memorial Park Southside Trails at 5:30 PM each Tuesday.
We are hoping to launch the new website in the next month or so. It looks really good, so are excited to get that released. We are also working on some cool new gear (hats and shirts) that we will have for sale in the next two or three months. Boco trucker anyone?!?
It’s been hot out there, so hope everyone’s heat training is going well. I know a lot of HATRs have summer goal races coming up in the next few months, so keep on keeping on! That’s about all for now, see ya on the trails!