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    [blog_title] => Guarantee Your Spot in the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon
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You can guarantee your spot in the TCS New York City Marathon by running with the Migraine Research Foundation. 

They're an official charity partner of the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon. They have a few guaranteed-entry slots remaining for any running club members who may be interested in the race and did not get in through the drawing! As a charity partner, MRF does have a fundraising requirement for each person, but they only require the minimum permitted by the event so there's no reason to shop around.

The NYC Marathon is the world’s most popular marathon. The fundraising minimum is $2,500. Provided to their team members: a personal fundraising page, free MRF gear, free entry into the New York Road Runners virtual training program, and fundraising support whenever you need it.

Contact Danielle Joyce at djoyce@migraineresearchfoundation.org if you have any questions or need further information, or you can register immediately here.

Here's a little info about us: MRF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that raises money to fund innovative research into the causes, better treatments, and a cure for migraine. Migraine affects 38 million Americans, and is the 6th most disabling disease in the world! In spite of this, research is severely underfunded. 100% of all money raised for MRF goes to fund research, as our operating costs are underwritten by members of our Board. Read more on our website at MigraineResearchFoundation.org.

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    [blog_title] => SCR Scholarships for High School Seniors
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Space Coast Runners offers $1,500 scholarships to two high school seniors each year. They are awarded to one male and one female; applicants are judged based on the merits of a 250-word essay

To apply for this opportunity, students should visit their school’s guidance office in mid-February and ask for the Brevard Schools Foundation scholarship packet. Applications and essays will be due back to the Brevard Schools Foundation in March. 

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    [blog_title] => 36th Annual SCR New Year's Eve 5K
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36th Annual SCR New Year's Eve 5K 

Will take place in Melbourne Beach on Saturday night at 11:45pm. The 5K fun run is FREE with age graded results. Please bring a snack for the potluck afterward. No alcohol please. Meet at Spessard Holland Park (2990 SR-A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951) where we'll start running in 2016 and finish in 2017 (unless you're super fast). The run is on sidewalk so bring a headlamp and running lights.

The participation record for the New Year's Eve 5K was set back in 1981/82. We need 90 people at this year's run to break it. Check out Matt Mahoney's Facebook event by clicking here.  We hope to see you there!

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    [blog_title] => Don't forget to keep your skin fit!
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In last month's newsletter Dr. Richard Kirkpatrick from Brevard Skin & Cancer Center contributed a great article on keeping your skin fit. It's an important topic often overlooked by runners so we're making it available to all our readers.

There are all kinds of runners and many reasons to run. For most runners a common reason is to stay fit. While you're running, don't forget to keep your skin fit by protecting it from harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun. One solution is to run at night. For those that choose to run during the day, please read the following.

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime. About 8,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer everyday and treated  at a cost of around $8 billion per year. It makes sense to spend some time, effort, and resources to save the inconvenience, trauma, possible debilitation and potential loss of life that skin cancer can cause.

There are three common skin cancer types -   basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and malignant melanoma.  BCC is the most common followed by SCC.  The least common is Malignant Melanoma which is the most serious and most deadly. BCC and SCC arise in the superficial layer of the skin and are found most frequently in sun exposed areas most frequently the face, ears, bald scalp and neck.  BCC usually starts as a pearly bump that grows and will not heal. SCC usually starts as a rough area that tends to turn red and refuses to heal.  Both spread slowly but will lead to significant disfigurement if not caught early.

Malignant melanoma is the least common but most aggressive of the three.  The rate of melanoma in the United States doubled between 1984 and 2011.  Melanoma is the most common form of cancer between the ages of  25-29. If caught early the cure rate for melanoma is 98%, however, melanoma can be a deadly disease causing one American death every hour of every day.

Decreasing exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun is the most preventable of all risk factors for skin cancer including melanoma.  The following steps are recommended to decrease ultraviolet light exposure.

Run Early or Run Late:  If possible, plan to complete your run before 10AM or start your run after 4PM.  If your shadow is shorter than you are then you should be in the shade.              

Wear Protective Clothing:  A wide brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sleeves are a start.  Several clothing lines with good sun protection qualities are available for runners.

Put on Sunscreen:  Put sunscreen on all areas that need protection 20 minutes before sun exposure.   Apply a generous amount of sunscreen. You will need about one ounce (a shot glass full) for the exposed skin.  Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and a lip balm with sunscreen to protect your lips.  Look at the label to ensure the sunscreen you are using is water-resistant. Remember to reapply sunscreen after 2 hours to ensure that your sun protection will continue for long runs.

Runners spend a lot of time, energy, and resources  protecting their feet and knees by using running shoes and using proper running technique. 

  • Remember to protect your skin using the tips above as a starting point.
  • Remember to check your skin on a regular basis.
  • Have your Dermatology provider check your skin and give you information on further skin protection.

 

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    [blog_title] => New SCR Race Discounts Added
    [blog_description] => We've added discount codes for the Rock 'n Roll series of races along with savings on the Beachside Half Marathon and the Daytona Beach Half Marathon on the website. To access the savings, login to your account and visit Club Community -> Club Discount Links.
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    [blog_title] => SCR ALL-IN-ONE RUNNER OF THE YEAR SERIES SPECIAL 
    [blog_description] => Now through August 1, 2016 is the time to sign up! Register for the 2016/2017 Runner of the Year series races for one special, limited-time All-In-One price. It's simple, super convenient and SCR members receive over $50 in race registration savings. It doesn't get any better! There's no processing fee to register online but you must be a member. https://thedriven.net/event.race_reg/eid/6338012568
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    [blog_title] => SCR Scholarship Recipients Announced
    [blog_description] => Space Coast Runners awards two scholarships, one to a male and one to a female high school senior; applicants must run for their school cross country or track team, and/or be a member of SCR. 

The Space Coast Runners’ scholarships award was  given in the amount is $1,500 to each winner. The students wrote essays addressing the prompt, “how running has impacted my relationships with family, friends, and/or community.” A team of board members read the essays, and after careful consideration awarded the 2016 scholarships to Emily Miller of Rockledge High School and Johnathon Carboni of Edgewood Jr./Sr. High.  

As well as being an athlete, Emily is an excellent student who is in the top 10% of her class; she is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Student Government Association. She plans to attend the University of Florida to study biomedical engineering and hopes to one day work in the field of prosthetics.  

Johnathan attended school in New York until his family moved to Florida in his junior year. An excellent student with an unweighted 4.0, he is also a member of the honor society and academic teams. In addition to running, he also played varsity soccer, and for his senior project he trained a team to run Tough Mudder while raising funds for Wounded Warrior. Johnathan has been accepted to Cornell University where he plans to major in biological sciences to prepare for medical school. 

These students will attend our annual awards dinner on June 4th and share their winning essays with us.

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    [blog_title] => Club-Exclusive Race Discounts
    [blog_description] => Space Coast Runners provides its members with many special benefits. One of them happens to be club-exclusive discounts to local and out of town races. This week we've secured discounts to the 2nd annual Islamorada Half Marathon and 10K!

SCR members can receive a 20% discount now through the end of July. And the race will extend a 15% discount that will be available through the end of September. 

Racing in the Florida Keys is always a beautiful and unique experience. Check their website out to learn more about the races which will be held on December 11, 2016. Oh wait! There's more...they are also having a Beach `n Beer Mile on Saturday. All the details can be found at www.islamoradahalfmarathon.com. Visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/islamoradahalfmarathon.

To request the code, please email socialmedia@spacecoastrunners.org. See all the race discount on our website under Club Community/Club Discounts Link.
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    [blog_title] => Final Runner of the Year (ROY) Series Results Posted
    [blog_description] => The final ROY results for 2015 and 2016 series are posted at http://spacecoastrunners.org/roy.htm.

Please look them over and get any changes or comments to Loran Serwin ASAP by contacting him at lserwin@cfl.rr.com. 

Loran would like to get them finalized by the end of the week to get the awards started. Thanks to all of you for another successful ROY series!
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    [blog_title] => Will You Serve The Club?
    [blog_description] => The annual 2016/2017 SCR Board elections will be held in May. SCR is currently accepting nominations for Board Members. This is an opportunity for you to be an integral and influential part of SCR. The club is in a great position to further our fitness throughout the community and we want to encourage you to consider joining the Board. 
  
All interested candidates will be put on the electronic ballot which will be sent to all current SCR members for voting. Results will be announced in June.  If you are interested, please contact SCR Secretary, Cyndi Bergs at mcbergs@att.net by April 17th, 2016.  

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