Donna’s News and Notes

News you can use!

CVR Birthdays this Week!
Happy Birthday this week to: Janet Gilbert, Caitlin Acosta, Ira Gardner-Morse (new AG!), Sandra Wetzel


The CVR Newsletter will be out shortly and we have no races this week, so this week’s news and notes are brief. I’m sure your email time allotment is better off for that. Watch for your Newsletter soon and use the time there instead.


Tuesday at the Fun Run, Nick Persampieri told me about a few recent races he’d done–The Essex Half Marathon with almost 200 finishers, the Goshen Gallop, and a 5K I hadn’t heard about. It seems that my race calendar at the bottom of this email is pretty weak. Please send me races you know of or are considering that you think should be on my list. I don’t have time to peruse all the race calendars for local races.

The newsletter precedes an August 14 CVR Meeting which will be held at the home of Denise Ricker, 399 Murray Hill Dr. in Montpelier. Let me know of anything you’d like to have on the agenda.

The next CVR race, also the next CVR/ORS Race Series Race, is August 17 the Berlin Pond 5 Miler. Jeff Prescott is letting me know later how many more volunteers he needs. Stay tuned for a plea if necessary. In the meantime, put the race on your schedule.

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.

For those looking for a free race (or community service hours), the Under Armour Mountain Running Series August 19-20 sends me this:
Come out and join us at Killington Resort for the Under Armour Mountain Running Series and help us give the runners a day to remember! Saturday Volunteers will be able to run the 5k or the 10k for FREE the next day! All volunteers will receive community service if needed. In addition to an Under Armour T-shirt and free lunch. https://vmodcui.active.com/responsive/eventGroups/660002/jobs

Leaf Peepers Half Marathon Training Series

The 10-week training program on Saturday mornings from July 22-September 23 for Leafpeepers runs at 8:00am Saturdays from Onion River Sports in Montpelier. Contact Richarda or Caroline if you can be a group leader (either beginner or advanced) for the runs.

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

–> 8/5 18th Annual Fairfax Egg Run 5K & 10K
–> 8/12 Kingdom Run 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon
–> 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.