CVR News and Notes from Andy

Get Ready for the Stampede!

CVR Birthdays this Week!

Happy Birthday to: Rima Carlson, John Mattern, Craig Colvin, Todd Crowe

Anxiously toeing the line at the Kids Track Meet (photo courtesy of Sandy Colvin)

The 41st Annual Capital City Stampede is Saturday at 9am. This is another CVR/ORO Race Series event. We bill it as Vermont’s fastest 10K. So come out for a PR and get another Race Series race in the books. Registration is in the City Center lobby.

Shannon Salembier reports she is in desperate need of volunteers. Especially needed are the coveted course monitor and timing jobs. And the rumor is volunteers will get last year’s race t-shirt as a bonus! Contact Shannon Salembier if you can help (shirt sizes not guaranteed!)

CVR/ORO Race Series
Speaking of which the Race Series standings are on the website now through the last race (Barre Town). Four races down, eleven more to go. Remember the best six count.

Dot Helling and Sandy Colvin reported a successful 22nd Annual Kids Track Meet. Despite some tricky weather at first, everything went smoothly and while turnout was down, over 140 kids had a lot of fun. Here is a link to the Times-Argus for lots of photos:

Donna Smyers won her age group this past Sunday at the Rev3 Quassy Half Triathlon. Little did she know that there was another award post-race: induction into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame! Here is the story:

Sunday, July 15. We have reserved the picnic shelter at Boulder Beach in Groton. In the afternoon there will be activities such as swimming, hiking and possible preview of the upcoming Groton Forest Trail Race course. Plan for a cookout later in the afternoon, pot luck style.

If you (or someone you know) is an accomplished grill master, we would like your services at the summer outing. We need two grill masters. There are grills at the picnic shelter but if you are willing to bring your own that would be better. CVR has some budget to provide a limited amount of meat to cook. Most of the cooking will be for (or by) folks bringing meat or veggies. The grill master will be in charge of cooking and/or coordinating the grill space.

Also, we are looking for help/suggestions in coordinating activities at the outing, particularly with kids. If you have ideas or feel called to help, please let me know.

The one mile classic is back again, sponsored by Onion River Outdoors. Early registration is available at $15 adult and $5 under 12. 6pm on July 3rd before the parade.

Let’s plan on another post-Fun Run evening at Julio’s after the June 19th Fun Run (in two weeks) . No need to RSVP. We’ll count the number interested before the run and call in a reservation.


The race is on – big finish at the Kids Track Meet (photo courtesy Sandy Colvin)

Ongoing events

CVR Fun Run every Tuesday, May 1 to October, at 5:30 pm. Location: Montpelier Rec Path behind the VT Dept. of Labor on Green Mountain Dr.

CVR Speed Workout Wednesdays at 6 pm. Meet near the MHS track on the bike path warmed up by 6. Contact Matt Rutherford if you have questions and want to be added to the email list.

Group Runs you might want to join:
Mondays at 4:15 p.m. Meet at the Berlin Town Clerk’s Contact
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 a.m. Plainfield/EMES/Adamant. Contact Mark Howard.
Wednesdays at 5:30 The Runderachievers run from Good Measures Brewing in Northfield
Fridays at 6:30: Susannah Colby hosts a trail run from her house in Randolph on the Green Mountain Stock Farms trails. FB info: 802 Trail Running

Upcoming events

** June 9, Capital City Stampede, see above.

–>June 9, Hill Farmstead Half Marathon, Craftsbury VT, 9:30AM, run to the brewery and get a beer!

–>June 10, Remembrance 5K and Ludington Mile, Morrisville, 9:30AM

–>June 14, Elmore Practice Triathlon #1, Elmore State Park, 6:30pm

–>June 16, NH-VT Covered Bridges Half Marathon & Relay, Colebrook, NH, 9AM.

–>June 16, Mt. Washington Road Race, 9AM, Gorham NH

–>June 17, GMAA Equinox Trail Race, 5K and 10K, Charlotte, VT, 9:30AM

–>June 23, Basin Harbor 5K and 10K, Basin Harbor Club, Ferrisburgh.

–>June 23, Central Vermont Medical Center 5 Mile Fun Run and Walk, 8:30AM, Berlin Pond.

–>June 23, Catamount Ultra 50k/25k, Trapp Family Lodge

–>June 24, Shaker 7 Race, 7 mile run and 3 mile walk, Enfield, NH, 9AM

—>June 28, Elmore Practice Triathlon #2, Elmore State Park, 6:30pm

-**July 3, Montpelier Mile, 6pm.

–>July 4, 36th GMAA Clarence Demar 5K, South Hero, 8:30am

–>July 8, Mad Marathon and Half, Waitsfield, 7am

**July 8, Stowe 8 Miler and 5k, Stowe, 8:30am

It’s a good idea to check the race information on the race website as dates and times can change.

** Part of the CVR/ORO Race Series
Feel free to email me any additional events that should be listed here.