Brookings Marathon, South Dakota. a $10 discount for marathon entries.

Greetings from Brookings, South Dakota.  I am writing to again offer your group a $10 discount for marathon entries.  The date for next year is Saturday, May 12, 2018. But I also would ask that you look ahead even further to 2019.  On May 11, 2019, the Brookings Marathon will hold its 50th running.  We are among the oldest continuously run marathons in the US.  I am hopeful that we can attract record marathon numbers for that year - we have a goal of 500 for the 50th (twice our current largest field). To get there we will need some help from groups such as the 50 & DC Marathon Group.  You may even want to consider a group reunion in Brookings that weekend in 2019.  Plans will continue to evolve in the coming 18+ months, but here are some early ideas: 1. free registration to the first entry from each state 2. special discount (higher than current discount) to all marathon club members 3. VIP tent at the finish and/or party/meeting room at a local hotel 4. unique finishers jacket or hoodie 5. awesome volunteers, fast course, custom medals 6. post-race party 7. discounts on a 50th Anniversary Brookings Marathon history book with results, photos, and stories (to be published after the 2019 event) All that and more...PLUS we are open to any suggestions that you may have to make Brookings a 2019 destination for your club.  I wanted to reach out with plenty of advance notice and look forward to hearing from you. Matt Bien Race Director Brookings Marathon www.brookingsmarathon.comz
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About Jerry Schaver

Personal History of Jerry Group Director of the 50 and DC Marathon Group from 2002 to 2011 Jerry was born and raised in a small community in Albany, Illinois along the muddy Mississippi river. Jerry still resides in Albany today. He is the youngest son of three boys. He graduated from Fulton High school in 1977. He has one daughter, Nichole and grandsons, Hunter and Nolan. Jerry works for Alcoa Mill Products in Bettendorf, Iowa. Jerry also does volunteer work for the Special Olympics, YWCA, and local races in the community. His life lessons were learned from his grandfather on how to be compassionate with others and to make life simple. Jerry enjoys many hobbies. Hiking in the woods, enjoying the nature and wildlife, or viewing the mountains, and maybe climbing a few too! Motorcycle riding has became his new passion, along with bicycle riding. Jerry bikes either to help recover from injuries, or for an alternative to training. Recently he has got his grandson involved in bike riding with a trail along bike. The two of them enjoy riding on the local bike path. Weight-lifting is an important hobby but also a great tool for marathon training. Jerry was a heavy smoker and overweight when he decided to take up running to get back into shape in 1994. He first tried out small races but went on to do his first marathon in 1995 in Chicago. He had no experience and no one to give him advice and learned that day he had a lot to learn yet. Jerry became determined that running marathons was something he wanted to continue to do. Jerry became a member of the 50 and DC Marathon Group in 1999 after completing 20 states as in the old rules. After being in the group a few years he felt there was a need to have a website to help with the growing number of members. Jerry with the help of his web-designer friend Bob developed a website for the group in 2001. He also is the web host of the website, taking care of all the members’ stats and etc. Jerry was the Group Director of the 50 and DC Marathon Group since December 1, 2002. Through his travels on marathons, he has developed many friendships around the world. Jerry has traveled twice to Cuba with World T.E.A.M. Sports to run marathons, but the main goal of the trips was to help the disabled Cuban athletes with hand-cycles and medical injury prevention. His compassion for helping the disabled has enabled him to help them with their goals of doing marathons by allowing them to join the 50 and DC Group under special rules. Long term goals for Jerry include running marathons in Russia and Ireland. And hopefully in the future have his two grandsons by his side running a marathon with him. Jerry lives by his motto of “I can, I will, I’ll try, I do.”