News and notes from Donna

Newsletter Deadline Reminder

Quick Reminder: Get your fun race stories, observations and photos by October 24 (that’s Monday!) to Newsletter Editor Bob Howe. I think we voted somebody who was not present to write up a story about the Wednesday Track workouts. I hope somebody got word to her by now.

Help Wanted!!!

Ann Bushey lost her co-RD for the First Night 5K this year and she has other commitments that need her attention at this time too. Most importantly, she will be away most of the week prior to the race, so needs somebody who can do the local last minute things. Email Ann if you can help her out. Then you will have a check mark in the volunteer box on the 2017 CVR/ORS Race Series in its very first edition.

One more help wanted: I will need several helpers timing the Autumn Onion 5K this coming weekend Oct 30. It is part of the CVR/ORS Race Series, but not a CVR race, so you won’t get volunteer credit for the series, but you will get volunteer points with me!

If you still need volunteer credit for the series this year, you have 3 opportunities with the Fallen Leaves 5K Races on the first 3 Saturdays of November. Winning or not, you want to be in the final results, don’t you? And volunteering is a criteria for free dinner at the Annual Awards Dinner in January. Don’t miss out!
Not sure if you have volunteer credit yet? The series results with Leafpeepers included should be posted very soon.

The CVR Meeting Nov. 7 is coming right up! Michael Chernick has volunteered to host the meeting at 330 Cityside Dr. #75 in Montpelier. Pot luck at 6, meeting at 6:30. Important stuff on the agenda: 2017 Race Schedule and any tweaks to the CVR/ORS Series get established at this meeting.

NEXT UP: Autumn Onion 5K. Remember that it is part of the CVR/ORS series this year, which means that you can still get points! This is your last opportunity to boost your score, so go for it–especially in costume! On-Line sign up is open and it really helps the timers (that would be me) if you pre-register. Makes it so much easier race day, really. Save $5 ( that’s 50% for kids and 33% for adults) by registering now at Onion River Sports. On-Line Registration closes Thursday Oct 27 at 5 p.m.

The Middle School XC Championships will be held at Trapp Family Lodge on Oct 29. Contact Sue Dodge if you can volunteer–many are needed.


Ongoing events

Official Fun Runs for 2016 are over! See you there next April/May at 5:30 on Tuesdays

CVR Track Workouts every Wednesday at 6 pm–As of now these continue. Bring a headlamp! Contact Steve Hill if you have questions and want to be added to his email list.

Upcoming events

–> 10/30 Autumn Onion 5K CVR/ORS Series
–> 11/5 Fallen Leaves 5K #1 CVR
–> 11/12 Fallen Leaves 5K #2 CVR
–> 11/19 Fallen Leaves 5K #3 CVR
–> 11/24 14th Annual Gobble Wobble Turkey Trot 5K , Barre
–> 11/24 8th Annual Norwich VT Turkey Trot 4.4 mi
–> 11/24 40th GMAA Turkey Trot 5K