News & Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 21
Annual Spring General Meeting

The program for our meeting is free and open to the public.
It will begin at about 8:00, featuring Todd Wiley, speaking about 

Triathlon Basics

For details, click here.
March 15th will be the final meeting for the increasingly popular Ambler Borough run on Thursday evenings. The March 15th run will start in daylight and will conclude with a Thirsty Third Thursday gathering at the Fireside Tavern, lead sponsor of our 2012 Frostbite 5-miler. 

Many thanks to Mike for stepping up and doing a great job as manager of the Thursday Fun Run. 

Track workouts will start on Thursday, March 22, returning to the fabulous Germantown Academy stadium on Morris Road. The official start time is 6:30, but come early to warm up. All ability levels are welcome and can benefit. In addition to the track, the GA campus offers a network of paved and nature trails, as well as connections to the Green Ribbon Trail, now in two directions, upstream and downstream.

More details about many of these events can often be found on the
AARC Online Forum for members.


Where We Were

AARC at the 2011 Philly Marathon

  2010-2011 Winter Holiday Party
December 31, 2010 2nd Annual D&D Mondauk Marathon
November 14, 2010 Ailsa and Jesse at the Harrisburgh Marathon with FABULOUS times.

Ailsa 3:19:07 AG 1st
Jesse 3:07:34 AG 8th

September 19, 2010 Fall Picnic at Mondauk Park. Photos

May 29, 2010 Pictures from the Traveling Fun Run at beautiful Peace Valley Park! Photos

April 25, 2010 As usual, several AARC members competed at the Lehigh Valley Half Marathon. A few were even captured on film. Photos

The club also had a showing at the Big Sur Marathon in CA. Congratulations on some BLAZING times Brett (3:11:10), Derek (3:09:31 - 1 week after 2:53 at Boston), and Jesse (3:25:14)!
April 19, 2010 Congratulations Boston Marathon runners!
Lakshmi Bhamidipati 3:50:06
Linda Boyer 4:06:40
John Heely 3:26:27
Anthony Jordan 3:22:58
Victoria Oravec 3:35:18
Derek Reinhold 2:53:57
Kenneth Surowitz 3:30:59
Tom Yunker 3:17:49
Ailsa Drelick 3:59:06
Dana Wentzel 5:07:26
David Lorenzi 3:32:21
Ray MacWilliams 3:34:22
Lenore Davies 3:48:23
If we missed you, please email, and don't forget to enter your story at
March 31, 2010  Spring General Meeting & Election of Officers  -   Photos 
January 23, 2010 AARC Winter Party (with Fashion Show).  Photos
December 15 OMYGOSH!! 40 Plus - Prediction Runners and 4 Newbies at North Wales Running Company!
Thanks to all who brought Toys for Tots, Canned Food for the Food cupboard and baked goods and salad to enhance the pizza.
Thanks to John from Brooks for the great aluminum waterbottles and Brooks shoes to our five award winners
Thanks to Scott and Laura for handling the Prediction timing and awards
Thanks to SEPTA for sending an R5 train to split up the pack 1 minute into the run
Good Luck to Lindsey who is moving to New Jersey! Happy Running!
November 11 Another successful Wine & Cheese gathering to salute our volunteers, sponsors, and beneficiaries of Frostbite and Phils
October 14, 2009 Fall general meeting.  Club business was updated, committee volunteers were signed up, and trails were the feature presentation!
October 6, 2009 AARC Receives KADM's annual Fellowship Award.  Details
October 4, 2009 The Wissahickon Valley Watershed Associationís 1st annual Green Ribbon PREDICTION Trail Run was a huge success due to AARC and North Wales Running Co.  Check out the picture from the Springfield Sun Newspaper.
September  2009 Great Job at PDR!  Photos coming soon.
July 17, 2009 AARC chosen by the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund to receive the Fund's Fellowship Award.
May 2009 Traveling Fun Run at Peace Valley Park. Check out the pictures.
BROAD STREET!  AARC teams and individuals shine...
April-May 2009 Frostbite featured in Liberty Sports Magazine: On its "Faces in the Races" page, the informative magazine included two very nice pictures from our recent Frostbite Five Miler.  Check out the magazine for lots of useful information and running/biking events in our area.
March 18 General Meeting gives runners a chance to socialize, meet new members, elect new officers, and hear the inspiring story of Back on My Feet
February 2009 Our Frostbite 5 Miler sent a record number of runners through the streets of Ambler!    For results, pictures, and more, click here.
AARC provides Ambler with its Citizen of the Week 
January 24 Holiday/Winter Party at Scoogi's.  For pictures, click here.
December 13 December Traveling Fun Run: Jenkintown, sponsored by the Jenkintown Running Company. (416 Old York Rd Rte 611, Jenkintown)  Courses/distances of 4-7 miles.  picture
November 2008 Our annual Wine & Cheese get-together at the Ambler Theater, 6:30 PM  -- to thank Volunteers and Sponsors of our Frostbite 5-Miler and our Phils 5K.  A good time was had by all.
Traveling Fun Run #7:  Delaware & Raritan Canal Tow Path, starting in Lambertville, NJ.  Pictures
October 2008 AARC members catch-up on the latest news and Club activities at the AARC Fall General Meeting!  7:00 PM at the Upper Dublin Township Building on Loch Alsh Avenue.

After a short meeting, a special presentation by our guest speaker,  Kate Taylor (formerly Fonshell), member of the US Olympic Team, 1996.  Kate will share her experiences as a member of the Olympic Team and as a sports psychologist.  Pictures

Traveling Fun Run #6:  Wissahickon Trail, 8:30 AM.  Northwestern Ave trail head (near Chestnut Hill College), Chestnut Hill.

A flat dirt road that follows the Wissahickson Creek.  For those who have not run this trail, this is a scenic beauty!
See Pictures

September 2008

AARC at the 2008 ING Philadelphia Distance Run.  Great Job Teams!!  Don't miss the pic of our three running fairy princesses!
AARC Picnic is a huge success, as beautiful Fall weather greets overflow crowd of runners and their families.  Pictures here.  Thank you, Diann & Picnic Planning Commitee!
AARC sends another full Ambler Stampede team to New Hampshire.
Pictures here.
Traveling Fun Run #5
Valley Forge Park from Betzwood picnic area.  Dan took us in a 5 mile trail tour across the river, along 422, up and down, across a train track (startled by a speeding freight train), and side to side in the very humid pre-Hurricane Hanna early run.  We then toured the flat wide trail along the river with the 8:30 arrivals. Beautiful trails, a few rain sprinkles, good post-run food and coffee, and typical AARC fun and camaraderie.  Photo.

August 2008

Traveling Fun Run #4
Peace Valley Park.  We didn't get many pictures this time, but here are the runners who took the opportunity to mug at 8:30 AM.  Several others were actively running the loop at the time.

July 2008


Traveling Fun Run #3!
Meet at the parking lot at
Fort Washington State Park, W. Valley Green Rd., Flourtown (off Stenton Ave; opposite Phila. Cricket Club - Flourtown) at 8:00 AM. Beautiful new paved trail following the Wissahickon Creek! See who was there.

Map and park info at:

Thursty Thursday / Pool Party - Were there pictures?  Maybe what happens at Tom's pool stays at Tom's pool!.

June 2008

Second Traveling Fun Run.  Central Perkiomen Trail, Plank Road, Schwenksville.  Pictures
For map and trail information, see ntrail/perkiomen.htm
Tex Mex 5K.  Pictures
Ambler YMCA Summer Solstice 5K.  Pictures
Prediction Run at the Fun Run!  Predict your time on a 5.4 mile run, or just come for the regular Fun Run.  Awards to the top three runners finishing closest to their predicted times.  (No watches or GPSes or personal pacers.)
May 2008 Our first Traveling Fun Run debuts at Peace Valley Park
Results and pictures from Broad Street 2008
November 2007 "Whine & Cheese" Reception at Ambler Theater
August 2007 AARC Presents checks to Beneficiaries of Frostbite 2007
Nov 2006 AARC honors sponsors and volunteers at our annual wine & cheese reception at the Ambler Theater
AARC Presents check to Golden Slipper Camp for Phils Tavern 5k Proceeds
AARC Presents check to Ambler Theater for Frostbite 2006 Proceeds
May, 2006 AARC Presents check to Ambler Main Street for Frostbite 2006 Proceeds
March, 2006 Reach the Beach in the News - Featuring the Ambler Stampede
"March Madness Stretch" for runners.
Run to Dean Karnazes, the "UltraMarathon Man"
February, 2006 Frostbite in the News (Enterprise)
Frostbite in the News (Ambler Gazette)
December, 2005 Holiday Party!
November, 2005 AARC "Collambleration" Highlighted in Special Feature Article
October, 2005 AARC Hosts Wine & Cheese Party at Ambler Theater to thank Sponsors & Volunteers
September, 2005 Thurd Thursty Thursdays continue to draw a crowd!
April, 2005

AARC Runner Finishes 100-Miler

Plaque at Mondauk acknowledges AARC Contribution
January, 2005

AARC Hosts Better-Late-Than-Never 2004 Holiday Party

November, 2004 AARC Inspires Future Runners
October, 2004 AARC represented at Oktoberfest









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