Did you know….

Did you know you can leave a comment on Announcements we have made on our website?  (like this one?…yes!!).   We can then make your comment public so if others had the same comment or question to that announcement, they can chime in or just follow the string.  Its our own version of FB…ok, not really but you get my point!  

Maybe you need an example?  Or you want to test it out?  An announcement was made early today about the Mount Washington Road race.  Feel fee to comment on that post!  Maybe someone can ask Porter how much he likes this race…yikes!!  


MT Washington Road Race


There is only 1 hill!” BOOM (Cannon Fire).

For those that do not know, that is the traditional start of the Mt Washington Road Race! Wanna sign up for the lottery of this classic New England runner rite of passage?

We have created a team code for the lottery so a bunch of us can all go together! It is an all in or no one in entry (you can choose to enter by yourself if you want) but this is a race to experience with those you dig running with. 7.6 Miles with 4200′ of elevation.

Use the link below to sign up. Our group name is Athletic Alliance Running Club. Password: runaarc

Lottery regestration is open from Feb 12th-Feb 26th!

I have done this race 3x’s and it is AWESOME!!!!! (That would be Porter)



Did you vote?? Looking for results – open Board Meeting Monday February 5th @ Stark Brewing Company

Hey Everyone!!  

By now you should have received an email from BallotBin.com to vote for Board Officers.  If you have not received, please check your folder likely marked ‘favorite AARC folder that I don’t check much’.  If you are not into winter running, maybe you have it labeled ‘junk’.  

Results will be made public with swearing in to follow at February’s board meeting to take place at Stark Brewing Company. (ok, no swearing in, just a beer and a potato skin or 2 …and yes, that is the meeting on February 5th) 

Maybe you have some ideas that we can assign to a committee?  Maybe you want to help on a committee?  Maybe you just like potato skins?  If you are hard core, you are looking for someone to run with.  I would say someone at the meeting is a runner so show up!

Looking forward to NH Grand Prix that AARC is now a part of!!

Thank you


Check out your email for an invitation from BallotBin.com

“It’s election time! Check your inbox for an invitation from BallotBin.com — this is your ballot. If you did not receive a BallotBin.com email, send a note to info@athleticalliance.org and we’ll make sure you get your ballot.”

Elections Are The Best Opinion Survey.

Last call to submit your nominations!

Do you or another AARC runner you know have what it takes to lead our club? Then submit your nomination for club president, vice president, treasurer or secretary by Sunday, Jan. 21. (Yes, that’s this coming Sunday!)

Nomination is simple — just go to the link below and type the name of your nomination into the field that corresponds to the role you think they should fill. You can nominate yourself and if you decide to nominate someone else, please check with that person first to ensure they are willing to take on the responsibility. If you have questions about what each role encompasses, please feel free to reach out. 

Nomination link: https://goo.gl/forms/bwnkCWtybU7DPd4y2

Elections will take place from Jan. 22 – 29, so don’t forget to vote once you receive instructions on how to do so!

Wednesday 5:30pm Derryfield Country Club


Forecast calls for a balmy 21 degrees tomorrow night, so I hope you’ll join in the weekly run from Derryfield Country Club at 5:30 PM. 

Meet at 5:25 in the lot across from the fire station. There should be various options for distance and pace (depending on how many show up). I’ll be doing six miles at approximately 8:15 – 8:30 pace. 

Headlamps and reflective gear are recommended.

If you think you’ll come, feel free to chime in to give everyone a sense of how many will be there and so we don’t leave anyone behind.  (see leave comment section below)

Timm Huffman


Make some popcorn and sit down with your family, friends, pets, neighbors…Porter is about to be a star (well he already is really…).   

Coach Porter is going live on WMUR Saturday at 5pm.  (yes this Saturday…).  He is being interviewed by anchor Cherise Leclerc.  About what you might ask?  You will just have to watch and see.  Maybe he will mention your name!!  The segment will actually air around 5:15pm but really, you should get a good seat on the couch!!!

WMUR sent us a note thru our website (ya, we have a cool website) and the rest is Coach Porter history!!!

What a great way to end the year!!



Boston Prep – January 28th, 2018…oh boy…

Are you in??  I’m in if you are in!!  Race organizers have offered Mill City Relay Clubs a discount to register! 

Use MCR10 for $10 off on the 16-Miler or MCR5 for $5 off on the 5-Miler. (discount expires 12/31/2017) Race Details: The Boston Prep 16-Miler and “BP Lite” 5-Miler Sunday January 28, 2018 – 10:00 

The 23rd Annual Boston Prep – this moderately challenging 16-miler is ideally scheduled for for runners training for the Boston Marathon, or any spring marathon. Runners who are looking for a mid-winter challenge but are not yet ready for the full sixteen miles can run the “BP-Lite,” a five-mile taste of the Boston Prep experience. The race also features: * Cash prizes for overall winners & age-grade awards * Start time 10:00 AM (Sunshine Start time: 9:00 AM for runners who will exceed 3 hrs to complete the course) * Medals for all 16-mile finishers * Start and Finish net timing for both races * Great race swag and after-run food by First Bites Catering * After-party with beer tickets (21+) sponsored by 603 Brewery! * Benefits the Kids Summer Fun Run Series Visit http://www.gdtc.org for more information Gary Girolimon GDTC Webmaster

The NH Grand Prix, January Board meeting and more!


Just a quick note as we start to ‘wrap’ up the year!

AARC is Back!   What, where…The NH Grand Prix / Club Road Running Series!

You can read all about the NH Grand Prix at http://www.nhgp.org.  
The Grand Prix will be on the agenda at the January board meeting if you would like to learn more!!  

Speaking of…The First board meeting for 2018 is set for Janurary 8th, 6:00pm @ Stark Brewing company.  https://www.starkbrewingcompany.com

What else is on the menu?  Glad you asked!  Boston Numbers is on the agenda, updated website and how to use it, where to find things, how to pay.  And New members…we would like to attract some new members so bring your ideas!  

I will send a reminder out the first of the year!!  


2018 Series Announced

The 2018 series has been announced!

  1. March 10, 12 noon – Lebanon Shamrock Shuffle 5K – Lebanon NH
  2. April 8, 1pm – Nashua Soup Kitchen 10K – Nashua NH
  3. June 10 – WRT Alliance Fast N’ Flat 5K – Windham NH
  4. June 23 – Capital City Classic 10K – Concord NH
  5. July 21 – Bill Luti 5M – Concord NH
  6. August 12 – Epsom Old Home Days 4M – Epsom NH
  7. September 9 – Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day 5K – Manchester NH
  8. October 14 – CHaD HERO Half Marathon – Hanover NH