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Summer Runner Book Club


About Summer Runner Book Club Series:

Love summer reading and running? Register for our 2016 Summer Runner Book Club, a season long guided book reading series with online mid-read chats, in-person author-led book discussions, and the biggest most fun summer book club party there is! 2016 Authors: Tom Foreman (“My Year of Running Dangerously”), Suzy Favor Hamilton (“Fast Girl”), and Chris Lear (“Running with the Buffaloes”).

Our authored-led book discussion for August is with Chris Lear at Pacers Navy Yard at *5:00pm* on August 14.


About August’s book selection:

In Running with the Buffaloes, writer Chris Lear follows the University of Colorado cross-country team through an unforgettable NCAA season. Allowed unparalleled access to team practices, private moments, and the mind of Mark Wetmore—one of the country’s most renowned and controversial coaches—Lear provides a riveting look inside the triumphs and heartaches of a perennial national contender and the men who will stop at nothing to achieve excellence. The Buffaloes’ 1998 season held great promise, with Olympic hopeful Adam Goucher poised for his first-ever NCAA cross-country title, and the University of Colorado shooting for its first-ever national team title. But in the rigorous world of top-level collegiate sports, blind misfortune can sabotage the dreams of individuals and teams alike. In a season plagued by injury and the tragic loss of a teammate, the Buffaloes were tested as never before. What these men managed to achieve in the face of such adversity is the stuff of legend and glory.With passion and suspense, Lear captures the lives of these young men and offers a glimpse of what drives a gifted runner like Adam Goucher and a great coach like Mark Wetmore. Like Lance Armstrong’s It’s Not About the Bike, Running with the Buffaloes is at once a glowing celebration of a sport and an inspiration to anyone who has ever had the courage to beat the odds and follow a dream.

Top five “Best Books About Running”, Runner’s World Magazine “Top Three Best Books About Running”, readers of Runner’s World Magazine (December 2009).


Registration Information:

Registrants receive a special book bag from Pacers Running and Nike. Group registrants receive four bags. Books not included.

Individual registration (complete series): $50 before May 31; $75 after

Group registration (four; complete series): $160 before May 31; $200 after