This Monday, the Lake Ridge RidgeRunners celebrate a whole year since avid runner and Patch contributor Stephanie Dupal-Demartin rebooted the RidgeRunners after the club faltered in 2010.
The Anniversary Open House will be at the at 7 p.m., and will have food, music, T-shirts, and door prizes. Dupal-Demartin , while she was struggling with a bout of mild depression.
"Running enabled me to feel alive and well," she wrote. "It was a lifeline, an exercise that filled a void."
But in the fall of 2010, the club stopped meeting regularly at . Then the website was shut down. Dupal-Demartin couldn't bear to let the club die and organized a meeting on June 25, 2011, to discuss rebooting the club. These efforts were successful, and the club was in July 2011.
To learn more about RidgeRunners, visit their website. And consider joining their record-breaking run at 7:30 p.m. June 26 at the parking lot. The club needs more than 35 runners to run on that day to break its group record.