Dog Days of Summer
Executive Director's Message
Waco has played host to IRONMAN Waco and IRONMAN Waco 70.3 races for the past couple of years. These involve incredible teamwork and coordination with the City of Waco and the community.
We’ve been so fortunate to have great support, but we also understand that this race has an impact on our residents. The more positive effect is the $8 million economic impact, but it has come with complications of crowding specific communities like China Spring and making the limited accessibility even more challenging. I’m excited to announce that this year the bike portion of the race will have a new bike route that travels to the southeastern part of the Greater Waco area (see map). This is BIG NEWS as it will help with community traffic flow for a rapidly growing residential area and provide a smoother course with fewer turns for the athletes. Thank you Nancy Goodnight for all your help in coordinating this!
Another exciting update is that Waco will host IRONKIDS Saturday morning (Oct 14th) of the race weekend. This will be a series of races (4) you don’t want to miss. We’ll get to cheer on kids of literally all ages with a Diaper Dash (2 years old and under), Toddler Trot (1-3yrs), a half-mile run (3-8yrs), and lastly, a full mile run (5-17yrs). Be sure to join the incredible magical fun and stay tuned for the special theme for the race. To learn more and register visit IRONKIDS and check out this short video that highlights the race.
– Mike Vogelaar
GWSC Board Updates
TEAM Waco Updates
We’re excited to partner with the City of Waco and be included in the We Are Waco Campaign. Meet TEAM Waco in this fantastic 4 minute segment introducing you to the TEAM.
Then join us every Tuesday for a new episode on our Podcast channels on Spotify and Apple (search Greater Waco Spots) to hear a 20-minute interview as to why each member is running this race and their story. Thank you, Rogue Media for your help in making this possible.
Check out what events are coming up in Waco and how you can get involved.
GWSC Volunteer Opportunities
Click here to check out upcoming opportunities.
In the pipeline for Waco Sports
(Jul 24 – 27/23 @ Little League Southwest Complex)
(Jul 29 2023)
(Aug 03 – 08/23 @ Little League Southwest Complex)
(8/5/23 @ BASE)
(9/9/23 @ Downtown)
(9/10/23 @ Downtown)
(10/15/23 @ Downtown)
(Dec 16 – 17/23 @ BASE)