Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Ides Of March - A Run To Remember

"It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience." - Julius Caesar

Every year the dedicated Rome Hash House Harriers celebrate the Ides of March with a toga run in the streets of Rome where Julius Caesar was killed.

What psychotic runner doesn't love another reason to get out and run in bad weather?  Especially when there is alcohol and bedsheets involved.

Calling all nut job runners

Are you up for a toga run in honor of Caesars assassination?

 This could be the start of a whole new tradition in Lockport.

"The Running Of The Togas On The Towpath."

Close your eyes and visualize the wet and windy miles along the Erie Canal in full Toga attire, with a beer inspired commemoration of Caesars assassination afterward.  Toga Tent Party!

How many miles?  

Well, Caesar was assassinated March 15th, 44 BC, so I'm thinking the Mid-level Nut Job Runners could do a 15 miler and the Nut Job Ultra Freaks could go for the 44.

Special Note

Enthusiasm and participation in this event will be remembered at the end of each year when the "Nut Job Of The Year" award is decided.

What do you think?

This is just an idea in its initial conception.  All opinions and suggestions are welcome.

Upcoming Events:

 Bengal 5k Run and walk  
Saturday, March 20 at 9:30 a.m.

 Race Course

The 3.1 mile course (certified NY99007AM) is fast and flat. In-line skates, strollers, and dogs are not allowed on the course. View Race Course


  1. count me in, I'll be at the zero mark at 6:15pm right after work. BYOBS, bring your own bed sheets, underwear optional.

    the cannibal

  2. Probably can't make it tonight, Bob's out shopping for wickaway bedsheets. Be careful of the high winds and Warren.

  3. Wickaway bed sheets? Is he having hot flashes?

    Anyway, I'm in for the toga run (or walk in my case) but not until July when it warms up.

  4. Ides of March in July?!! You may need to be questioned by a jury of fellow nut jobs on this matter. Woe to thee.

  5. Clyde will do anything to win nut job of the year again!


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