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The ABC's of Recruiting

Published Aug 25, 2010

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Recruiting is so easy, anyone can do it! Really!

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Next time you’re at a race (wearing your GCS singlet, of course) try striking up a conversation with one (or more) of the other runners who finish around you. Runners are generally friendly people and are usually eager to talk about anything related to running: Their training, their shoes, the difficulty of the race course, etc. Once you’ve got them talking, let them know how much better their running experiences could be if they shared them with a group.

And, for reference, you can use some of the simple points listed below to illustrate why GCS is the running club for them.

A. Achievement
Our GCS Racing Team is composed of runners from each of the 6 New England States who compete (and succeed) in races all across the region and beyond. GCS runners have won numerous National Championships – both individually and as a team. So, whether it be the New England Grand Prix, The New Hampshire Grand Prix, The Boston Marathon, The Mount Washington Road Race or the Mill Cities Relay our club has produced some of the best runners (and teams) this area has ever seen!

B. Benefits
The many benefits of becoming a Gate City Strider include: access to nationally acclaimed “best in class” coaching for both indoor and outdoor track, entry fee reimbursement for all New England Grand Prix Races, a bi-monthly newsletter (including club news, race coverage, and feature articles), college scholarships, bypasses to Boston & Mount Washington, discounts at local running stores, guest speakers at club meetings, post race barbeques, annual awards dinners and friendships that can last a lifetime!

C. Community
GCS established Fitness University which is dedicated to promote the importance of fitness, fun and good health to area children. We have a youth program for members, ages 8 & above. We offer a couch to 5k program for beginners. We organize group runs in both Hollis and Nashua. We put on low cost family friendly races such at Freeze your Buns and the Summer Trail Series. And, we also have plenty of non-running ways to be part of something great including volunteering at one of our signature GCS events, or just helping to keep Nashua clean.

Armed with these simple tools you can show other runners what they can do, what they can get and what they can give back as a new GCS club member. And maybe, with a little luck, you can help make Gate City better because of it!

There's no other running club out there that does all the things we do - both for our members and for our community. And, with your help we can show potential new members something that many of us have known all along - there’s Gate City and then there’s everybody else!

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