News and Notes from Donna

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Red Hen once again
Feb 18 welcomed first timers Jon Williamson and Sal Acosta

New Feature! Happy CVR Birthdays!

Happy Birthday this week to: Chris Keller, Richard Boisseau, Judy Thurlow, Diane Blanchong, Daniel Hoyne-Grosvenor, Jacob Bradley, Steven Burkholder, Alex Sowa, Brian Burns, Kirstin Nyquist, Shaina Kasper, Beth Bingham, Herbert Hatch, & Kathryn Pilliod!

**this is a new feature I thought would be fun. If you don’t want to be listed, let me know. If I miss you, sorry, I’m getting it from the membership list which doesn’t have everyone’s birthday on it.

The Saturday CVR Winter Long Run for Feb 26 will be hosted by John Martin in Berlin. Meet at the new Maplewood Travelers Center, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ready to run. Contact John Martin for more information Frequent Sat. group runner Nina Aitken submitted this article which supports the popularity of the Saturday and Wednesday workouts. And the unofficial Tuesday Fun Runs are just around the corner.

Bob Howe will let us know the deadline for the March news coming soon! Start thinking of fun articles to submit!

Reminder: Sign up for Mount Washington Road Race lottery is now open! You just have a few days to enter. No charge if you don’t get in.

Last week I passed on the Shanghai Marathon option; well here’s a closer one. I heard Newton Baker took them up on it one year, so contact him for a review:
The Kalamazoo Marathon’s 50-State Challenge! In Kalamazoo, Michigan we attempt each year to get a runner from all 50 states to run our Marathon. As an incentive we award the first registrant from each state with:
• free race entry
• a free pair of New Balance running shoes
• free meal ticket
• VIP 50-State tent at the race
As of noon today, we did not have a registrant from Vermont, and I am hoping you will help us spread the word! We update the 50-State Challenge status on our website each Monday at noon (Eastern Time). (


Ongoing events

CVR Saturday Morning Winter Long Runs. Contact Jeff Prescott to be included in the weekly information emails.

CVR Speed Workout Wednesdays at 6 pm–Yes, they really do continue. Meet near the MHS track on the bike path. Bring a headlamp! Contact Steve Hill if you have questions and want to be added to his email list.

Unofficial Fun Runs for 2017 will start March 14, as soon as daylight savings time arrives! Official Fun Runs start in May at 5:30 on Tuesdays.

Upcoming events

–> 2/24-2/25 World Snowshoe Championships Saranac Lake, NY

–> 2/25 5th Annual Farmstead 5K Snowshoe, Worcester

–> 2/26 Hyannis Marathon & Half Marathon

–> 2/26 Amherst 10 Miler

Feel free to email me any additional events that should be listed here.