Please check here often for the latest news about running and the HTC. Updates will be posted here on a regular basis to keep you up to date on the latest information concerning our club. If you have a news item that other HTC members might like to see please contact the webmaster to have it posted. The HTC reserves the right to limit the items posted on our site. Thanks.
Some of our HTC Race Directors at a recent
HTC Annual Awards Banquet – On November 15th, 2012 the club
held its annual awards banquet. Click this link for some photos and info.
Ues of GPS - Ever wonder why your expensive GPS watch doesn’t exactly match the course distance? Or wonder how courses are measured and certified. Take a look at this article. And if you are wondering how accurate the altitude measurements are - for a typical consumer GPS device the altitude error is on the order of 50% larger than the distance error
Youth/kids Running – Did you child take part in the recent Autumn Chase races and you desire guidelines on youth running? Here are two links to some relevant info. Link #1 Link #2 We hope this information will help you to set appropriate guidelines for your young runner and start them on their way to a lifelong running path.
Got an idea or want to see the HTC offer a new program? Don’t keep it to yourself. Contact a board member and let them know. We are always looking for new ideas and really want the club to serve its members but in order for that to happen we need to know what you want to see. This is your club but it takes your involvement to make it happen.
Do you have a Facebook page? Well, so does the HTC. Just click here to join. Your membership status will be checked before adding you to the group and you must have a Facebook profile. This new resource will allow members to discuss running, races and training. Club events will also be posted.
Headphone wearers take note! Headphones are NOT allowed in HTC events. Anyone caught violating this policy in HTC events will be DISQUALIFIED (no listing in results, not eligible for awards, no refund of entry fees, prevention for participation in other club events). Please click here for more info on this subject. This policy makes our events safer for EVERYONE and also meets our liability insurance requirements. Even though the USATF has rescinded their ban (although it is still in effect for championship races) our liability insurance requires us to continue and enforce the ban. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience but we are doing this to ensure the safety of ALL the runners and volunteers in our events. We appreciate your cooperation. Read this for reasons why NOT to wear headphones running.
The HTC and FleetFeetSports Huntsville are teaming up to recycle shoes. The new program is replacing the Shoe Amnesty program previously undertaken by the HTC. This new program will place gently used shoes (any shoes, not just running shoes) in the hands of people in need of shoes. This program will be feeding shoes to the group Soles for Souls. Shoes will be collected at FleetFeetSports Huntsville but will not be collected at races anymore.
Last Updated: 4 April 2013