October is upon us and that means only thing! A celebration of beer! We essentially do that at every Flying Irish run but hey, another reason to celebrate works just fine. This week’s run is the Flying Irish Oktoberfest run so find those lederhosen and dirndls as we go German for one week. We will have a few Oktoberfest themed competitions after the run as well so be prepared to be efficient!

And with October rolling on in, we have another brewery of the month and an End of the Month Giveaway! Deschutes Brewerywill be giving a customized fire pit to one very lucky Flying Irish member. How to win?? For every Flying Irish run you do in October is a free entry. We like to keep things simple!

See you all Thursday to raise your glasses and yell prost!

Grand Poobah – Brendan

2014 Flying Irish Grant

Have you ever had the opportunity to run a race but decided you couldn’t do it because it was too expensive? Or you really want to run your first X race and couldn’t pull the trigger on signing up? Well, the Flying Irish Running Club wants to help you get to that starting line with the first ever “FLYING IRISH KEEP ON RUNNING” GRANT!!We will be awarding three Grants this years for a grand total of up to $400 to help our members out in accomplishing the Flying Irish’s mission of promoting an active lifestyle through running. What you need to do to apply for the Grant is follow the link below and download the application. Deadline for the submission of applications is November 13th. The winners will be announced at the End of Season Party. Are you excited?!? https://flyingirish.org/flying-irish-grant/

Board Elections

Its that time of the year where we look for nominations for the Board positions that will be up for election this year. We have 4 positions up for election which are:

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • Sponsor Liaison
  • Volunteer Coordinator

If you are interested or know someone who might be qualified for any of those positions (the position descriptions and other criteria for each of the positions can be found in our Bylaws) send an email to our Secretary, Keely Hope, at khope@ewu.edu Nominations must be received by November 1st.

Study On Running Reducing Anxiety and Depression

Hello! My name is Keely Hope and while most of you know me from running, I am asking you take a few minutes to participate in a research study I’ve created.  When I am not running, I am a faculty member in the Psychology Department at Eastern Washington University and am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

I think that it is important to learn more about how running potentially helps reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.  I also want to know how social running affects these issues.

Your participation is completely voluntary.

If you are interested in participating, you will complete click this link that will take you to the survey http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1790417/Running-BDI-BAI​. While completing the survey, you will answer questions about your running habits and take two surveys designed to measure symptoms of anxiety and depression. You will also answer some questions about how you feel while you run and right before you run.  This may bring up some unpleasant thoughts or feelings. If that happens while you are taking the survey, you may stop.  You may also email me at any time to discuss these feelings you have while you are taking the survey. I can be reached at khope@ewu.edu

If you have any questions about the study, you can speak to me directly or email me. Thank you for your time.

Photo Contest

We love seeing photos of our members. We love seeing photos of our members wearing their Flying Irish shirts even more! Why not encourage that even more and also give our members a chance to win something as well? To that we created the Flying Irish Running Club Photo Contest!

We will have 4 categories for photo submittal:

  • Flying Irish in Motion
  • Flying Irish Social
  • Flying Irish Race
  • Flying Irish Run the World

All of the details, rules and etc. and how to submit your photo can be found on our website here: https://flyingirish.org/photo-contest

Weekly Route (click on the image)



Use the hashtags below when you share your Flying Irish photos!

  • #FlyingIrish
  • #WeRunSpokane

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