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F3 Dads Camping Scheduled for this Weekend is Cancelled

The camping trip is cancelled for this weekend and it will be rescheduled for later in the spring.

Super Colby 5K Registration Open

March 11th
Registration is now open for the Super Colby 5K! Runners and walkers of all levels are invited to come out on Saturday, March 11 to participate in the race and support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation in honor of Colby Young. Please click here to register or go to You may also click here to volunteer. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Sara Blakeney at

New 3rd F Option after The Maul - Chick-fil-A

March 2017
A new 3rd-F Option after The Maul on Wednesdays will begin in March. Chick-fil-A Stonecrest. Reach out to Tootie for more information.

2nd F - F3 Date Night

Saturday 3/18 - 630p
Dinner and a concert (Bluegrass music). Grab the M and leave the kids at home for a date night with the PAX in Plaza Midwood. Dinner and drinks start at 6:30 at Whiskey Warehouse and the concern starts at 9pm next door at The Rabbit Hole where Old Salt Union and Jenni Lyn are playing some bluegrass music. Sign up here:

F3 Brolympics

Sat, Apr 22 @ 0600 @ Community House MS
Save the date for F3 Brolympics: Sat, Apr 22 @ 0600 @ Community House MS

10 individual events testing speed, cardio and strength. Who will take home the hardware?

Pre blast:

Site Q and Q Reminder

Reminder for Qs/Site Qs to make sure we get all the info we need from FNGs and to give FNGs all the info they need to become "part" of this thing as soon as possible, i.e., how to get on Slack, Twitter, email, where to find the workout schedule and where to find the map, some of our contact names and numbers or email addresses in case they need help with something, and whatever else gets them in the loop right away so they keep coming back. Signing up a FNG will send them a welcome letter with a lot of this detail.

Richard Sheltra Memorial 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

Saturday, April 29th at 0730
Attention All Pax!  Sign up for the Sheltra Run and bring a shovel flag in-hand (or two if you're a real patriot like Flipper).  

We are looking for F3 PAX who want to run the 10k and 5k as a team of 3, 4, or 5 depending on the number of flags we can get, and the number of people who want to run longer distances with the flags in-hand.

The Goal: Support our volunteer firefighters through demonstrating the importance of teamwork, fellowship, and encouragement.

Pre-blast for Race Below:

Times for Race: 
  • 7:30a - 10k
  • 7:45a - 5k
  • 8:15a - 1mi
This Event honors a local fallen firefighter, Mr. Richard Sheltra of the Pineville Volunteer Fire Department.  All proceeds will benefit the "Richard Sheltra Memorial Fund."  This Fund is designed to purchase New Turnout Gear and Educational Expenses for first responders.

Contact Dumpster Fire and Cheddar for details. Let us know if you're bringing your shovel flag as a dance partner.

Join The Conversation on Slack

We are using Slack for F3 South Charlotte comz. Conversation is private and requires a login. If you are interesting in joining, please reach out to a Site Q or other Slack-enabled PAX. Opt-in!

Note on AO Use

A51 has long-standing relationships with the private organizations that allow us to workout on their grounds.  For these places, we have been given specific times and days to be on the premises. Please check with the site Q's at least one week before date of unscheduled workout to allow enough time for Site Q to contact the appropriate people at the site.

Warrior Nutrition Challenge

Monday February 6th (Day AFTER Super Bowl)
Pre-blast for details -

Area 51 Leadership Opportunities

The mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership. Do you want to get more involved in your community through service and leadership opportunities?  If so, get in touch with the Area 51 Board: Mermaid (, Horsehead, Alf, Champagne, Hops, Purple Haze, Hairball, Gummy.

Interrupting Hope

Please read for more information about helping kids in need. Open to anyone interested including spouses and 2.0s. Comment on post or contact Chelms for more information.

Church on the Street 2017 Signups

South Charlotte is working with Church on The Street (COTS). We have committed to assist one Sunday a month and will need 5 volunteers each month. Sign up Online

Workout Safety and Local Rules

Lights and/or reflectives that can be seen from 500 feet when hit by headlights are needed by runners in the roads of Charlotte in the dark. As we note repeatedly in our disclaimer, F3, the workout Q, nor the facility are responsible for your personal safety. You, having chosen to follow the suggestions of the workout Q, are solely responsible for your personal safety. That being said, you are also responsible for choosing to comply with municipal codes.  Bottom line is, please do all you can to keep yourself safe. Reflective gear helps reduce the chance of being struck by a car. Sounds like a good idea any way you look at it. Also, please consider buying a RoadID. In an emergency, the men around you need to be able to contact your family.  They are on sale here:  Road ID - World Leaders in Runner ID, Cycling ID & Medical ID Tags

Be safe men

F3 Darby Challenge

Think you can run 565 miles #notanotherBRRx2? What if you had a month #notovernight? What if you could do it on a bike #gears? Want to try help those that have deployed more times in the past 15 years than any other unit #tipofthespear? Then welcome to the F3 Darby Challenge.

Run Ranger Run #R3, launching again in Feb 2017, is GallantFew’s annual fundraiser that allows us to do the work we do with helping veterans transition from active duty to civilian life. F3 Nation has proven time and again the strength that a group of #HIMs pushing in the same direction can have #meanmeanstride. The F3 Darby Challenge is our way of contributing to #R3 to create a little bit of competition between F3 regions. The team that raises the most funds, and completes the 565 miles, will receive a one-of-a-kind coin, never to be made again. Join the F3 Team!

There are 3 ways to participate:
  1. Join the F3 Nation team. Register at There are currently 8spots left on the team. Don’t make Darby and Coop Dog do all 565 miles by themselves #Icantfeelmyquads
  2. Form your own Team: Think you can do more than the F3 Nation team? Form your own team in your region or sub-region. Use your BRR or Palmetto 200 team #yourealreadyrunning. Team with the most money donated will be recognized by a one-of-a-kind F3/Ranger challenge coin!
  3. Donate to a team. Whether it’s the Nation team or one of the regional teams that you support the funds all go to the same great cause. If you are interested in donating go here RunRangerRun2017 and make sure to select your team.

F3 Area51, SOB/IL, UnionCo Weekly Workout Schedule and FNG Signup
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Still Fresh

Ghost Runner - Tweet and Meet

There is continued appetite for a Thursday night run (drinks after optional, but you should do them). This will be a Q-less workout and operate as a Tweet and Meet similar to Sunday Rum Runner. So if your interested, tweet your intentions and get after it.

1st F - Fitness

Weekly workout Schedule

#CSAUP Event Schedule

Know of an event that you think should be included here? Send it to Icky Shuffle at

View 2017 CSAUP Schedule

2nd F - Fellowship

  • Wednesday: HDHH, The Lodge (Colony Place), ~1600-1930
  • Wednesday Happy Hour: Brazwells, Ballantyne, 730p
    • follow @F3Sob for updates for dates. Every other Wednesday.
  • Saturday Coffeeterias at:
    • Einstein Bagels, Ballantyne, 0700-0800
    • Dunkin' Donuts, Weddington & McKee, 0800-0900
    • Panera, Arboretum, 0800-0900
    • Starbucks Coffee, Rea & Bevington, 0800-0900
    • McDonald’s, Sun Valley Commons, Indian Trail, 0800-0830
    • Chick-fli-A, Blakeney, 0730-0830

3rd F - Faith

Area 51 Prayer Requests - A Prayer Team has been established to lift up the needs of the Area 51 Pax. Email Trust that all the requests will be kept confidential. The Area51 prayer e-mail is monitored by Purple Haze. Emails that are received are forwarded to the prayer team which consists of the following Pax: Stone Cold, Semi-Gloss, Skywalker, Champagne, Bulldog, Pele, Hairball, Busch, Tiger Rag, Simba, High Tide, Hops, Spackler, Gummy and Iron Horse. None of the prayer concerns are discussed or shared outside of this group
  • Monday: Sanctuary, 1930, Wesley Chapel Brooklyn Pizza
  • Tuesday: Timekeeper, 0630, Einstein Bagels, Ballantyne
  • Tuesday: Substrata, 1st/3rd of each month, 1930 at Rusty Onion - Carmel Commons
  • Wednesday: Aftermath, 0630, Chick-fil-A Arboretum
  • Wednesday: 0630, Chick-fil-A Stonecrest (Tootie) - March 2017
  • Friday: Compass, 0630, Chick-fil-A Arboretum
  • Friday: The Stand, 0630, Panera Carmel Village
  • Saturday: The Grindstone, McDonald’s, Sun Valley Commons, Indian Trail, 0830-0900
  • Area 51 Service Opportunity - Area 51 is working with Church on The Street (COTS). We have committed to assist one Sunday a month and will need 5 volunteers each month.

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