With the arrival of spring comes the resumption of the President’s Run/Walk Club, which has been on hiatus from the end of last semester to after Spring Break.
The President’s Run/Walk Club is open to current active members and anyone new wanting to join us—including Berea College alumni who live in the area. The group meets at 7:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays (weather permitting) at Seabury Circle, on the side of the building facing the Danforth Technology Building.
Everyone is welcome, whether interested in running or walking. Walkers, accompanied by First Lady Laurie Roelofs, tend to go about 2 miles (round trip to Middletown School), and runners, accompanied by President Roelofs, go about 4 miles (round trip to the Artisan Center), but anyone can return at any time. To go the full distance takes about 40 minutes.
The group goes no matter the weather, unless thunderstorms are predicted, but the track inside Seabury Center is a good alternative. Bananas and granola bars, provided by Sodexo dining services, are available at the conclusion of the run. A water station is available at the entrance to the Middletown School on warmer mornings, if the temperature is 70° or higher.
Alumni members who join the President’s Run/Walk Club soon can request club shirts—either a long-sleeved or short-sleeved version. The shirts are Kelly green.
Group members get a notification by email the evening before each run complete with information about weather conditions. To be on that email list, contact Brianna Williams. She also puts the notifications on the group’s Facebook page: Presidential Running and Walking Club (BCPRC) – which alumni are welcome to join.
The President’s Run/Walk Club (BCPRC) began when President Roelofs came to Berea in 2012. He and First Lady Laurie Roelofs will run or walk with students and community members through the end of the spring semester.