Motor City Striders Update- January 2015

On August 11th, a heavy rainfall in Southeast Michigan flooded many homes in the area.  In the City of Huntington Woods, 75% of the homes were flooded.  The basement of the Motor City Striders headquarters, in the home of Club President, Ed Kozloff, was flooded to four feet.  Nearly all of the records going back to the club’s beginning in 1959 were destroyed.  This included all of the current membership records and race information for races that the club is currently involved with.  In addition, a major collection of running memorabilia was destroyed.  A 1993 article in “Runner’s World” magazine stated that this running collection was the largest of its kind.  Many historical items, some dating back to the 1870’s were lost.

The Huntington Woods Library, the site of the club’s annual meeting, had major damage that is still being worked on.  Other sites were explored for the December meeting, however much higher rental costs and an inability to contact members because of the record loss has made this impossible.

The Annual Meeting is planned for Thursday, January 29, 2015.  As in the past, the meeting will be held in the Huntington Woods Library at 6:00 p.m.  If you would like to be personally notified of the meeting, please contact us at racebreak@aol.com.

If you had a successful running year in 2014, please send your result list to racebreak@aol.com to be considered for one of the Club Championship running awards.  The club can always use help at races.  The schedule for 2015 will be similar to the one in 2014, so please let us know if you are available. 

Ed Kozloff

President

Motor City Striders

2015 Race Schedule At-A-Glance

Sunday March 15

    33rd Annual Corktown Races

    Old Detroit Train Station, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday April 26

    Detroit Central City 5K Walk and Run

    Detroit Riverfront, 10:00 a.m.

Sunday May 3  Cancelled

   9th Detroit Cinco de Mayo 5K Run

    Clark Park, Detroit, 11:00 a.m.

Saturday May 9

    37th Berkley 1 Mile, 5K, and 10K

    Berkley Community Center, 9:00 a.m.

Saturday May 16

    24th Annual Race for the Cure 5K Run

    Chene Park, Detroit, 8:00 a.m.

Saturday May 30

    38th Oak Apple 2 Mile, 5K, and 10K

    Downtown Royal Oak, 7:30 a.m.

Sunday June 21

    7th Annual Run for the Ribbon 5K

    Detroit Zoo, 8:00 a.m.

Saturday June 27

    Run, Walk, BOOM!!! 5K and Mile

    Huntington Woods, 8:30 a.m.

Saturday August 8

    23rd Annual Falcon 5K Run

    Dearborn, 9:00 a.m.

Saturday September 12

    9th Annual NSO Riverwalk 5K Run

    Palmer Park, 9:00 a.m.

Sunday October 11

    Focus Hope 4 Mile Run and Walk

    Detroit, 1:00 p.m.   

Sunday October 18

    38th Annual Free Press Marathon

    53rd Annual Motor City Marathon

    Detroit, 7:00 a.m.

The Motor City Striders

Celebrating 57 years of Long Distance Running