January 2017
Volunteer of the Year
Jim Troxell
Congratulations to Jim Troxell, a most-deserving recipient of the GSRC "Terry Layton Volunteer of the Year" award! This honor is given to a volunteer who has done good works in support of the Grand Strand Running Club. Jim has been giving selflessly for many years by serving as the Race Director for almost all of the GSRC race events and was our liaison with the Myrtle Beach Marathon, Half- and 10K... perhaps since it's inception 19 years ago. He is a much-respected and hard-working person who has been a stalwart of the club's mission. Thank you so much for all you've done, Jim!

Roscoe Griffin, Jim Troxell, and Terry Layton
GSRC Training Run
Hobcaw Barony
Join us on February 4, 2017, as The Foundation of Hobcaw Barony has invited runners to come explore their massive expanse of low country woodlands in Georgetown. They have offered runners two training options, one on a hard packed dirt road that runs through the heart of the property (app. 11 miles) or another, known as the Red Trail, or the "backwoods" trail, which is a rougher road that passes through some of the most well known landmarks of the property (app. 12 miles).

There will be a $21.00 fee required for either run and runners will receive a gift certificate for 1/2 off a future tour of Hobcaw Barony.

For more details and to sign up for this extraordinary run, click the link below. We hope to see you there!



AHA Check Presentation
Race to Save Hearts
The Grand Strand Running Club, along with the Race to Save Hearts, was able to present a check in the amount of $1,275.00 to the American Heart Association. The check was accepted by Michelle Bessett, a liaison of the American Heart Association.

Jane Serues, Jim Troxell, Michelle Bessett, and Roscoe Griffin

34th Annual North Myrtle Beach Winter Run 15K & 5K
January 21, 2017
The oldest race on the Grand Strand was NOT on the coldest day of the winter this year, as is its reputation! Overcast skies and temperatures in the low 60s made for a good day to run.

Ryan Farnan of MB ran a 5:44 pace (1:04:53) to lead the field of 106 finishers in the 15K. NMB's 15 year old Wilson Jenerette ran 1:04:53 (6:58 pace). In the 5K, Caleb Klatt was first of 146 runners in 18:48 (6:03 pace). Suzanne Bradshaw of Charleston beat out local Sylvia Ortuno by 6 seconds with a 22:32 (7:15 pace). The 251 finishers send special thanks to the City of North Myrtle Beach for initiating and producing this race for 34 years! The GSRC is proud to work with Race Director Gregg Barnhill on this quality event.

New Social Committee Chair
Robyn Showstack

Meet Robyn Showstack, the Grand Strand Running Club's new Social Committee Chair. Robyn has been involved in the running club for the past few years. She is originally from the Boston area and is excited to be able to help out with the GSRC. While working as a local kindergarten teacher, she has run numerous half marathons and 3 full marathons, including the Boston Marathon last April. If you have any suggestions for social events, please feel free to contact her.

Robyn is currently looking for volunteers to assist her with the social committee. Please contact her if you are interested.



February 4, 2017  
GSRC Training Run at Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown
Georgetown, SC

February 18, 2017
Run Oak Island
Oak Island, NC

February 18, 2017  
Free R.A.D. (Rape Agression Defense) Class
North Myrtle Beach, SC

February 25, 2017
The Marlin Run 5k
Pawleys Island, SC


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Ryan Dion

Financial Director
Matthew Cutright

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Ryan Dion

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Christine Rockey

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Holly Hollo

Race Director
Jim Troxell

Social Director
Robyn Showstack

Training Team Director
Christine Rockey

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