In fact, no one seems to be sure yet what exactly is going on with the former Charlotte Health & Fitness Magazine's annual January/February/March trail races, which had been held in local greenways and parks.
I first got wind that things were up in the air while putting together my "10 races that wowed us in 2009" column last week, thanks to a tip from reader Tracy Rabon. Then an anonymous poster made a comment on that blog entry suggesting that the fate of both the Frosty series and its summer counterpart (the Summer Trail Series) were uncertain.
And after hearing from another person who clearly was taking it for granted that the Frosty 5K races would be kicking off as usual next month, I sent an e-mail inquiry to a few folks over at the new CHF Monthly -- and got a response from co-founder Bill Crowder.
Here's what he had to say:
"Until October of 2009, David Klein operated 'Charlotte Health and Fitness' Magazine. Within the operations of the magazine, he diversified and promoted the events where you have questions. In October, he closed the magazine operations. Andrew and Ron Houghting and myself founded a new publication, CHF Monthly [Carolina Health and Fitness]. We also service the healthy lifestyles market for our readers.
"We are increasing the magazine's page count and distribution. David is developing the events business under a new company. [There is no relationship between the two businesses.]We, too, have had numerous questions on the Frosty 5K, so last week I e-mailed David and asked him what we should tell those with questions. He said that in a very few days he would have the infrastructure in place, and would be promoting events for runners."
Translation? Stay tuned. As soon as I have the information on the new races, I'll pass it along. ...