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2020 Prairie Inn harriers Club Brochure

CLUB INFORMATION AND HISTORY

The PRAIRIE INN HARRIERS (PIH) is the largest organized running club in Victoria and one of the largest in B.C. The club was founded in 1978 by Alex Marshall, Robin Pearson and the late Bruce "Gunner" Shaw. PIH is a member in good standing with B.C. Athletics and the Vancouver Island Runners' Association. The club was incorporated under the Societies Act in 1982 with the stated purposes:

a) To encourage participation in running for fitness, fun and competition; and

b) To organize and promote mass participation running events and educational and public awareness for the purposes of a) above.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP & MEETINGS

Today the club has hundreds of members covering the full spectrum of running and walking abilities from the recreational jogger to the elite competitive runner. Family memberships allow group involvement of all family members for a reduced membership fee.

                             

We encourage potential new members to join us at our training runs, races, meetings, Annual Awards Night and our Annual General Meeting where new officers are elected for the upcoming year.

WEEKLY GROUP TRAINING RUNS

Tuesdays      5:15pm    Tuesday Night Workouts  

                                    Cedar Hill Rec. Centre (Nov - Apr)

                                    Mt. Doug/Beaver Lake (May – Oct)

                                    See website for complete schedule

Thursdays     9:00am    Thursday Morning Group

                                    See website for compete schedule

Saturdays      8:00am    Satruday Morning Trail Runs

                                    Thetis Lake (Oct – Apr)

                                    Prior Lake (May – Sept)

                                    See website for schedule & maps

2020 BOARD OF GOVERNORS

PRESIDENT:  Kathleen Birney            250-658-1960

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VICE PRES.:     Gary Duncan                250-721-2912

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SECRETARY:   Sonja Yli-Kahila            250-661-1781

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TREASURER:   Bob Reid                      250-384-1520

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DIRECTORS at LARGE: Dawn Wilson     250-389-0282

                                         Elaine Galbraith 250-386-2955                                   

2020 OPERATIONAL COORDINATORS

E-MAIL ANNOUNCEMENTS COORDINATOR:

Kathleen Birney                                   250-658-1960

RACE EQUIPMENT COORDINATOR:  

Bob Reid                                              250-384-1520

RACE FIXTURES AND RESULTS COORDINATOR:

Gary Duncan                                        250-721-2912

VANC. ISLAND RUNNERS’ ASSN. COORDINATOR:

Jeff Beddoes                                        250-477-1466

MEMBERSHIP AND HISTORY COORDINATOR:  

Bob Reid                                              250-384-1520

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY & SOCIAL MEDIA COORD.:

Joseph Camilleri                                  250-598-8301

              

HARRIERS FOUNDATION COORD. & REGISTRAR:

Bob Reid                                              250-384-1520

              

HARRIERS WEBSITE COORDINATOR:

Gary Duncan                                       250-721-2912

NEW MEMBERS COORDINATOR:

Sean Finucane                                     250-381-6400

HARRIERS YOUTH TEAM MANAGER AND COACH:

Bruce Deacon                                      778-440-2020

HARRIERS PIONEER 8K – RACE DIRECTOR:

Jeff Beddoes                                        250-477-1466

HARRIERS THETIS LAKE RACES – RACE DIRECTOR:

Bob Reid                                              250-384-1520

HARRIERS ELK/BEAVER ULTRAS – RACE DIRECTOR:

Darcy Kernel                                         250-385-2761

PRAIRIE INN HARRIERS Running Club

Founded in 1978

pih.bc.ca

New members are welcome, at any race, pace or place.

Register online for membership and race entries.

Trails of Thetis Lake Park

The club’s “Spiritual Training Ground”

Home of our Saturday morning runs

Prairie Inn Neighbourhood Pub

Our “Roots” where the club

started 43 years ago

INFORMATION BROCHURE

2020

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

OR RENEWAL FORM

Name:                                                             

Address:                                                      

                 ______________________________

Postal Code: _________________________________

Phone:             Home:                                     

                        Work:                                      

                        Cell:                                        

Email:                                                                                     

Birth Date:                                                     

                  Year           Month               Day

New Member:                  or Renewal:             

Year joined:               

Number of races per year:             

Type of Membership and Fee (Select one):

Individual ($25.00)                     _____

Family ($35.00)                         _____

Junior/Student ($7.00)                _____

Associate ($7.00)                       _____

Canine ($2.00)                          _____

Make cheques payable to: Prairie Inn Harriers

Please forward Application/Renewal Form to:

            Bob Reid, PIH Registrar

            2600 Herbate Road

            Victoria, BC, V9B 6J7

Date:                                                               

NOTE: Membership fees are due in January of each year or any month that a new member joins. If you register in the last three months of the year, your membership carries over to the subsequent calendar year. For your convenience, renew your membership online using the Harriers website: pih.bc.ca

CLUB BENEFITS

PIH members enjoy a number of benefits by belonging to the club. The following are Harriers features:

                                                            n CURRENT NEWS - The Harriers website lists race results, upcoming fixtures, club runs, social functions, photo albums, runners' profiles and other articles of interest to runners and walkers.

                                                            n COMMUNICATIONS - Information on current events, races, training sessions and social gatherings are provided regularly on our website, by email announcements, by phone and text messages. Our popular website, pih.bc.ca is one of the finest running club sites with many visitors daily.

                       

                                                            n TEAM PARTICIPATION AND CLUB UNIFORMS Events, such as relays, inter-club challenges, marathons and the Island Race Series encourage team entries. A wide assortment of PIH garments including club singlets, t-shirts, jackets, shorts and accessories are available. Please contact the Club Registrar for an inventory of PIH club uniforms and racing singlets.

                                                            n HARRIERS MEETINGS - The club meets semi-annually to discuss a wide range of topics including race reports and social functions. Entry forms, information and race results are available at these meetings.

                                                            n SOCIAL EVENTS - An Annual Awards Night in January, a family picnic/barbecue in August and other theme parties throughout the year are included in the social activities of the club.

                                                            n WILDERNESS RUNS - Frequently different club members lead runners through a variety of interesting routes generally followed by brunch at a nearby pub or restaurant. Many runs feature spectacular trail wilderness scenery. Check the website for a complete list and schedule of different club runs.

                                                            n RACE EQUIPMENT - The club has excellent equipment for timing, course marking and finish chute set up for any race. It is available for rent to other running clubs and events.

                                                            n HISTORIC INFORMATION - Race results, runner profiles and photographs of most club members are contained in over eighty binders of the club's archives dating back to when the Harriers were founded in 1978.

Harriers Memorial Run/Walk (24th Annual) Jan. 1

Harriers Pioneer 8K (41st Annual)                Jan. 12

Another Brick in Nepal 5K/10K (3rd Annual)  Mar. 15

Harriers Elk/Beaver Ultras (34th Annual)      May 9

BC Cross Country Championships (4thHost) Oct. 24

Harriers Thetis Lake Relay (24th Annual)   Nov. 11

Harriers Gunner Shaw 10K (36th Annual)   Nov. 21

Harriers Stewart Mtn.10/5 Mi. (16th Annual) Dec. 8

Harriers Boxing Day 10 Miler (19th Annual)      Dec. 26

n RACE DIRECTION - The Harriers actively host and organize several major running events in Greater Victoria including the following 2020 dates:

Assistance and expertise from the club is provided to many other significant races in Victoria and on Vancouver Island such as the Vancouver Island Race Series, the Times Colonist 10K, the Goddess Run, Douglas Mile, Sidney by the Sea 5K/8K, Twilight Shuffle and the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon, Half Marathon and 8K Road Race.

                                                     

n RACE PARTICIPATION - Club members regularly participate in the 2020 Vancouver Island Race Series.

Harriers Pioneer 8K                                       Jan. 12

Cobble Hill 10K                                              Jan. 26

Cedar 12K                                                      Feb. 9

Hatley Castle 8K                                           Feb. 29

Port Alberni Paper Chase15K                      Mar. 8

Comox Valley Half Marathon                      Mar. 22

TriStars Sooke 10K                                       Apr. 5

Bazan Bay 5K and Series Awards                 Apr. 19

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

CHARITABLE SUPPORT - The Prairie Inn Harriers support a number of charitable organizations and races throughout the year.

HARRIERS FOUNDATION: In 1996, a Foundation was established to raise funds for local community and charitable causes. Scholarships, bursaries, travel assistance for athletes/teams and donation of a memorial bench have been funded. Over $365,000 has been raised to date to support the 105 Harriers Foundation projects including seven major scholarships at the University of Victoria and Camosun College & $16,700 to assist The Land Conservancy to purchase private land for parks.

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