Thank you to everyone who came to our June Poker Run + Yoga in the Park event benefiting Ozark Greenways. The skies were a little cloudy and we watched the radar all day, but the evening turned out to be perfect! There were a few sprinkles, but they felt good. We had about 20 participants for the run and about 10 stayed for our yoga class.
If you're not familiar with how a poker run works, each participant starts with 2 playing cards. Then, everyone runs/walks laps around the park (in this case, Harke Park) for 25 minutes. For each lap you complete, you receive another card. You must complete the entire lap to receive a card. At the end of 25 minutes, you create your hand, and the best hand wins $20. The second best hand wins $10. Nick Weis took first place and Jacob Reagan had the second best hand. Congrats!
Yoga was a lot of fun. Unfortunately, our instructor had to make an unscheduled trip to the hospital and wasn't able to join us. However, she will be with us for our July event! We wish her all the best as she recovers. Joy taught the yoga class, and threw in a little extra ab workout just for fun. We had a few first time yogis, which is wonderful.
We were able to raise approximately $200 for Ozark Greenways. If you would like to add to our donation, please let us know ASAP as we will be sending the check soon. OG is a great organization and assists with many of the trails our runners train and race on. We were very happy to support them.
Our July event will benefit Paws Place Animal Shelter and our charity partner for August will be announced soon.
Additionally, we will start offering a modified version of our workouts for beginning runners. We do ask that you have been running for 4-6 months and can run 3-5 miles without stopping. We post our workouts on our Facebook page weekly so you can see what we will be doing and where we will be meeting. We encourage you to like our page for other updates as well. We are also on Twitter (@thefitclub417) and Instagram (thefitclub417). We would love to have you join our team.
Thank you for all your support. We hope to see you in July and August and on Wednesday mornings of course!
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