BHRC Sponsored Races
Valentine Couples Run
February 15, 2015
April Fools 4 Miler
April 4, 2015
Dino Trail Run
June 5, 2014
Dearfield Trail Run
June 14, 2014
Fat Tire 5 & 10K
June 20, 2015
Crow Peak Ascent
July 26, 2014
Victoria Secret Dirty Half Trail Race
August 9, 2014
Thunder Run
September 7, 2014
To HELL ( Canyon ) & BACK
Oct 11, 2014
Halloween Sock Hop
Oct 31, 2015
Turkey Trot
Nov 26, 2015
 
RUNNING NEWSFLASH
 

Group Run/Walk Every Wednesday 
 
5:30PM 
 
We meet at Founder's Park parking lot (Map) to run the bike path or nearby trails at HLMP aka M Hill
ALL abilities/paces welcome!!
 
If you're new to running, new to the area or just want to check out what it's all about... please join us!
 
Send us an e-mail at bhrunnersclub@gmail.com  and we'll make sure to look for you at Founder's Park. 
 
We meet post-run at Meadowbrook Golf Course. Join us for some pizza.


Fools 4 Mile Run

 Get the kids running!

We sponsor 3 kids races this year. 1K races, no entry fee!  Age 12 and under.

Erika Winchester

I was born and raised in Rapid City. I have two children Grace (21) and Graham (16). When my children were small I started my own In-Home Daycare so that I could be with my kids. Eighteen years later I’m still going strong. When I’m not running I enjoy camping, snowmobiling, working on my house and I have a huge garden that keeps me busy in the spring and summer months.
I started running about 2 1⁄2 years ago. I was on the elliptical machine looking out the window, bored out of my mind. I asked myself “I wonder if I could run around our property”, which is about 1⁄2 mile. I made it! And it all started that day. I hadn’t ran in school so to start at the age of 38 surprised me and I actually loved it. Each time I would push myself a little further. It was my lungs that I needed to get in shape. When I got out of breath I would just walk until I felt better. Pushing myself I ran my first half marathon in 2012, which was Crazy Horse. Not knowing anyone I also showed up for my first trail race at Mystic. What a crazy first trail race but I was hooked. With my love for being outdoors in the Black Hills I finished all of the races in the Trail Series and then signed up for the Runners Club.
I have met so many great runners which now have become my good friends. They have believed in me and pushed me further than I thought I could go. They have all given me great advice and shared their funny running strategies. They have been right with me on my good runs and my worst. If you have not had the chance to run with a group, I would give it a try. You might be missing out. I do still enjoy getting out on a run on my own and getting lost in my music.
For 2015 I am planning on running my first marathon which will be DMTM. My training will be starting soon. I can’t wait to cross that line. I know it will be tough but I’m ready for a new challenge.
My advice for new runners is to never think you can’t do something and you’re never too old to start something new no matter what it is. During a race it is so easy to get caught up in what all the other runners are doing. Always remember that it is your race, your time. We each have a different story to tell and are at different places in our running. You are going to have good runs and bad ones. Believe in yourself and keep pushing forward!

Happy Running

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