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RidgeRunners to Celebrate Anniversary This Monday

Come to the Tall Oaks Community Center.

This Monday, the Lake Ridge RidgeRunners celebrate a whole year since avid runner and Patch contributor Stephanie Dupal-Demartin rebooted the RidgeRunners after the club faltered in 2010.

The Anniversary Open House will be at the at 7 p.m., and will have food, music, T-shirts, and door prizes. Dupal-Demartin , while she was struggling with a bout of mild depression. 

"Running enabled me to feel alive and well," she wrote. "It was a lifeline, an exercise that filled a void."

But in the fall of 2010, the club stopped meeting regularly at . Then the website was shut down.  Dupal-Demartin couldn't bear to let the club die and organized a meeting on June 25, 2011, to discuss rebooting the club. These efforts were successful, and the club was in July 2011.

To learn more about RidgeRunners, visit their website. And consider joining their record-breaking run at 7:30 p.m. June 26 at the parking lot. The club needs more than 35 runners to run on that day to break its group record.  

Kimberly Bowyer June 19, 2012 at 05:53 PM
If my plans on Monday fall through, I'll be there! Just waiting until August to officially join for the 2012-2013 year!
Rachel Leon June 19, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Kimberly, that's great! :)
Stephanie Dupal-Demartin June 19, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Thanks Rachel! Every bit of publicity helps... Kimberly: Please don't wait. Just come out for our group runs now and pay your dues in August.
Kristina Schnack Kotlus June 20, 2012 at 02:21 PM
I need to get back to coming!! When Riann moved I stopped....bad me!

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