The Virginia Happy Trails Running Club has an e-mail discussion group about the club and trail running in the DC area. You are welcome to participate, even if you are not a member of the club. The “Listserv” is not a general discussion forum about running. It focuses on our members, our area, and our events. In its heyday, there were over 900 members on the list. On September 1, 2020 the list was moved from Yahoo to Google.
Joining the list
If you have a Gmail account, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and follow the directions that will be emailed to you. Be sure you’re using your Gmail address to send the email. Or you can go to your Google Groups page, search for VHTRC, and ask to join the group. Please put your full name in your reason for joining; this will help us moderate the list and keep spam out of your inbox.
If you do not have a Gmail address, you can create one. If you would rather not, please email the board at email@example.com to request that you be added to the list with your non-Gmail address. Please put your full name in the message; this will help us moderate the list and keep spam out of your inbox.
Posting to the list
After you join the list, you may post messages by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, you are sending a message to everyone on the list when you do that!
Note to New Members — Please Read!
Our list is a bit different than others. We seek to be a discussion among friends about trail running. We welcome anyone to join the list. We would prefer, however, that when you join the list, you get the feel of it before you make your first post.
When you join the list, your first message will go to the list moderator for approval. This prevents spam. We have also adopted a rule that, unless you contact the list moderator privately ahead of time and obtain an exception, we will not approve any post to the list that you make within 10 days of your joining the list. Please get a feel for the list before you make a post. (This rule does not apply to current list members who just change e-mail addresses.)
Assuming your first message is approved, your future postings will not be moderated. While it is ok for active members of the list to point out trail running opportunities to other members, the list does not welcome “advertisements” for runs, especially those not on trails. If it appears that you joined the list for the sole purpose of sending an announcement about a non-trail race, even one for a “good cause,” we will likely not approve the message.
Contact Tom McNulty if you have questions about this list.
Last updated May 11, 2021