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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 June is with Tom Foreman and his daughter at Pacers Navy Yard at 6:30pm on June 12.


About June’s book selection:

Tom Foreman, My Year of Running Dangerously

As a journalist whose career spans three decades, CNN correspondent Tom Foreman has reported from the heart of war zones, riots, and natural disasters. He has interviewed serial killers and been in the line of fire. But the most terrifying moment of his life didn’t occur on the job–it occurred at home, when his 18-year old daughter asked, “How would you feel about running a marathon with me?”

At the time, Foreman was approaching 51 years old, and his last marathon was almost 30 years behind him. The race was just sixteen weeks away, but Foreman reluctantly agreed. Training with his daughter, who had just started college, would be a great bonding experience, albeit a long and painful one.

My Year of Running Dangerously is Foreman’s journey through four half-marathons, three marathons, and one 55-mile race. What started as an innocent request from his daughter quickly turned into a rekindled passion for long-distance running–for the training, the camaraderie, the defeats, and the victories. Told with honesty and humor, Foreman’s account captures the universal fears of aging and failure alongside the hard-won moments of triumph, tenacity, and going further than you ever thought possible.


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