The Cherokee Runners staying busy this fall

by Oct 15, 2012SPORTS di-ne-lv-di-yi0 comments




September and October have been extremely busy for the Cherokee Runners. Several half marathons (13.1 miles) have been completed, including the Asheville Citizen-Times Half, the Harvest Half, the Atlanta Half and the Bethel Half.  In addition, runners competed in the Asheville Citizen-Times 5K, the Chief’s Challenge, and the Smoky Streak 5K and 10K.

Stephan Swimmer and Sean Grady, both members of the Cherokee Runners, are shown after completing the Atlanta Half-Marathon recently. (Photo courtesy of Gerri Grady)

Runners have completed most of their long runs in preparation for the Marine Corps Marathon and 10K on Oct. 28 in Washington, DC, and group runs are still being held twice a week.  Runners have also volunteered for events including the Harvest Half and the Chief’s Challenge.  Cross training from spinning to Zumba to CrossFit has also been a part of most of the runners’ weekly schedules.  For those members that may be recovering from injury or long runs, walking can be a major part of the fitness regimen as well.

At the regular meeting in October, a drawing was held for the 4-day passes that were contributed by Florida Cherokee Runner, Susan Paul.  The winner was Felicia Roach of Damascus, Maryland.  Congratulations, Felicia!

The Cherokee Runners invite you to join us if you are interested in running or walking for fitness.  Meetings are held twice a month – on the 1st & 15th – at the Age Link Conference Room at 6PM.  Anyone is welcome to join, no matter your fitness level.  Some Cherokee Runners are quick while others are much slower.  Some people prefer to run alone and others love group runs.  Whatever your preference, you will be welcome!  See our website at or visit our Facebook page: Cherokee Runners.