2014 Vancouver New Year's Day Fat Ass 50 Run and Freeze Your Fat Ass Swim

1 Jan 2014 09:00
1 Jan 2014 09:16
Brockton Oval, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC  Canada

2013 Start

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2014 Vancouver New Years Day Fat Ass 50K Run and Freeze Your Fat Ass Swim

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Same date.  Same time.  Same run and swim courses.  Same culture of "run 50K or run whatever distance makes you feel good." Same agenda of "think good thoughts about the year ahead while you blow your brains out with like-minded folks".

New year.  New registration procedures. 

For the past 10 years, this and all of the 25-odd Club Fat Ass Scheduled, Flash and speaker events have been free to members.  The $50 annual club dues pretty-much covered the fixed costs of "running" the Club.  What the annual dues didn't cover, however, was the countless volunteer hours a handful of Club members put in behind the scenes.  Stuff like building and maintaining the "online clubhouse" (website), writing and distributing an email newsletter, managing inquiries from members and the media, helping Event Hosts, getting events on race calendars and so on.  The admin stuff was killing the spirit of the Club... we were working behind the desk rather than running.  What better time to make changes than the start of a new year?

Starting 1 January 2014, membership in Club Fat Ass will be free. That means no $50 Club Fat Ass annual membership dues.  It also means that the "online clubhouse" will move to Facebook.

Certain CFA events, including this one, become Club fundraisers.  Registration goes from being members-only and free... to anyone for only $25.  

Get working on those resolutions by resolving to make this your 2014 resolution run!

Ean Jackson
Host of the 21st Vancouver New Years Day Fat Ass 50K run and Freeze Your Fat Ass Swim