Ernie Chatman 5K
03/27/2019 6:31:24 AM
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Most of you know the name Ernie Chatman and his impact that he had on the local and state level for Cross Country. Well many years ago - this will be the 38th year, Ernie started the Red Mule Runner's Club Labor Day race at McKethan Lake north of Brooksville. That race was used as an unofficial preseason cross county race and also a vital fundraiser for the Red Mule Runner's Club. Over the years, the cross country season kept getting moved back and the race has lost its original meaning and a great number of its participants. I am happy to announce that the race has been renamed in Ernie's name (dropped the Labor Day name) and has been pushed back to Aug 17, 2019 (one week before the official start of CC season). It is run as a road race, with age group awards - and also an award for the first high school finisher (male and female). Ernie's wife Linda and a lot of his family will also be at the race to hand out the awards. Cost is $15 for students (T Shirts available to all pre-registered) and $25.00 for adults (also shirts available to pre registered). We would love for you to bring your team out to the lake to continue with this tradition that Ernie and the RMRC started so many years ago. I will follow up with race applications when available.
Most of you know the name Ernie Chatman and his impact that he had on the local and state level for Cross Country. Well many years ago - this will be the 38th year, Ernie started the Red Mule Runner's Club Labor Day race at McKethan Lake north of Brooksville. That race was used as an unofficial preseason cross county race and also a vital fundraiser for the Red Mule Runner's Club. Over the years, the cross country season kept getting moved back and the race has lost its original meaning and a great number of its participants. I am happy to announce that the race has been renamed in Ernie's name (dropped the Labor Day name) and has been pushed back to Aug 17, 2019 (one week before the official start of CC season).

It is run as a road race, with age group awards - and also an award for the first high school finisher (male and female). Ernie's wife Linda and a lot of his family will also be at the race to hand out the awards.

Cost is $15 for students (T Shirts available to all pre-registered) and $25.00 for adults (also shirts available to pre registered).

We would love for you to bring your team out to the lake to continue with this tradition that Ernie and the RMRC started so many years ago. I will follow up with race applications when available.
03/27/2019 6:43:47 AM
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@Coach_Skipper This makes me so happy. This race is where I first got to know Ernie Chatman. Ernie became one of my most important coaching mentors as well as a cherished friend. My teams loved traveling up to Brooksville at the end of every summer break for his race. With this new time change, I am hoping we can bring our group up from Tampa to honor this legend of our sport.
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This makes me so happy. This race is where I first got to know Ernie Chatman. Ernie became one of my most important coaching mentors as well as a cherished friend. My teams loved traveling up to Brooksville at the end of every summer break for his race. With this new time change, I am hoping we can bring our group up from Tampa to honor this legend of our sport.
05/31/2019 9:18:50 AM
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This road race is set up and ready for entries (August 17)...Again students are $15.00 (actually everybody is $15 until the end of today). Award to top high school male and female finisher. I can email you an application or it will be available on the Red Mule Runners Club website soon. skipper_p@hcsb.k12.fl.us ... [url=http://www.redmulerunners.com/]http://www.redmulerunners.com/[/url] Also sign up here... [url=https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Brooksville/TheErnieChatman5K]https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Brooksville/TheErnieChatman5K[/url] I will also bring applications to the FACA Coaches Clinic! Have a great summer Patrick
This road race is set up and ready for entries (August 17)...Again students are $15.00 (actually everybody is $15 until the end of today). Award to top high school male and female finisher. I can email you an application or it will be available on the Red Mule Runners Club website soon. skipper_p@hcsb.k12.fl.us
... http://www.redmulerunners.com/

Also sign up here... https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Brooksville/TheErnieChatman5K

I will also bring applications to the FACA Coaches Clinic!

Have a great summer

Patrick
07/18/2019 11:13:17 AM
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Reminder that this race is available for a preseason time trial. T-Shirts available to all pre registered. $15.00 for students!!!
Reminder that this race is available for a preseason time trial.

T-Shirts available to all pre registered. $15.00 for students!!!
08/09/2019 7:31:39 AM
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Last call...Race is next Saturday morning. Aug 17 @ McKethan Lake. [url=https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Brooksville/TheErnieChatman5K]https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Brooksville/TheErnieChatman5K[/url]
Last call...Race is next Saturday morning. Aug 17 @ McKethan Lake.

https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Brooksville/TheErnieChatman5K
08/18/2019 4:18:16 PM
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Great day at McKethan Lake on Saturday. 218 signed up and many high schools were represented. Thanks for all that came out.
Great day at McKethan Lake on Saturday. 218 signed up and many high schools were represented. Thanks for all that came out.
08/19/2019 9:28:46 AM
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Thank you Skip. My athletes had a blast and ran well. Didnt hurt you ordered a little rain during the race. Coach Milholland
Thank you Skip. My athletes had a blast and ran well. Didnt hurt you ordered a little rain during the race.
Coach Milholland

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