Donna’s News and Notes

News you can use!

CVR Birthdays this Week!
Happy Birthday this week to: Seth Chambers, Audrey Acosta, Gabriella Malina

The Leafpeepers Training Group gets started!

Remember to write your articles and/or send in photos to Bob Howe by July 31 (next Monday for you procrastinators) for the CVR Newsletter. The newsletter precedes an August 14 CVR Meeting which will be held at the home of Denise Ricker, 399 Murray Hill Dr. in Montpelier.

Barre Heritage Festival 5K this Sunday at 10 a.m! Jackie Jancaitis and her Rehab Gym helpers could use a few CVR volunteers, but she thinks you should come and run it if you can. It is such a fun and pretty course. No CVR/ORS points, so no pressure, right? Contact Jackie, 802-479-4000 or

Sandy Colvin got a team of 7 to sign up for Race to the Top of VT at the reduced price. Together that means we saved about $100 by signing up with CVR!

Jim Flint has compiled the results through Bear Swamp for the CVR/ORS series –see how you are doing HERE. Your next chance for points is at the Berlin Pond 5 Miler August 17– Plenty of time to get some training in.

Leaf Peepers Half Marathon Training Series

The 10-week training program on Saturday mornings from July 22-September 23 for Leafpeepers got a great start last week. Runs leave at 8:00am Saturdays from the Onion River Sports in Montpelier. Contact Richarda or Caroline if you are still interested in joining.

Registered participants receive 20% off in-stock running apparel and running shoes at Onion River Sports during the series.

We are also looking for group leaders for the runs. Contact Caroline at ORS if you would like to help out.

Ongoing events

CVR Fun Run every Tuesday, May to October, at 5:30 pm. Meet at the bike path behind the Dept of Labor Park & Ride. Run 1, 2, 4 or 6 miles. Run for time and/or as a social run–your choice!

CVR Speed Workout Wednesdays at 6 pm. Meet on the MHS track warmed up by 6. Contact Steve Hill if you have questions and want to be added to his email list.

Upcoming events

–> 7/30 Barre Heritage Festival 5K Trail Race
–> 8/14 CVR Meeting 6pm
–> 8/17 Berlin Pond 5 Miler CVR/ORS Race Series
–> 8/18 Last Mile 5K Run and Walk, Randolph
–> 8/26 Maple Corner Triathlon
–> 8/27 Race to the Top of Vermont
–> 8/27 Scholarship Trail Race GMAA
–> 9/2 NSB Northfield 5K CVR/ORS Race Series
–> 9/3 Archie Post 5 Miler GMAA
–> 9/16 Common to Common 30K GMAA
–> 9/20 Sodom Pond 4 Miler CVR/ORS Race Series

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