Donna’s CVR News and Notes

News you can use!

CVR Birthdays this Week!
Happy Birthday this week to: John Valentine, Sally Searles, Priscilla Carr, Allie Nerenberg, Charlotte Evans, and Linda Hallinger!


Boston 2018 Sign Up This Week!

Sign up starts today if 20 minutes ahead of qualifying with a schedule to 9/18 if you just made it.
John Valentine will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of his 1st Boston with his buddy Amby Burfoot who will be celebrating his 50th anniversary of winning it. As a late starter, I hope to jog along with them celebrating the 25th anniversary of my 1st Boston.
Does anybody else think we live in a great place? I’ve been worrying about the early colorful trees while the rest of the country burns or floods. But aren’t the leaves changing a bit early this year?

Darragh won’t be at the Fun Run to time on 9/12. If you’d like to come and time, let me know. Otherwise, I will put out the sheet and clock for self timing until somebody who finishes wants to help out. Thank goodness we do not need to worry about a repeat of last week’s rainout. Of course that was nothing compared to the rainout from Irma or Harvey and I heard that a few people actually ran in it last week– unofficially of course.

The Sodom Pond Run Sept 20 is your next chance for CVR/ORS points. Contact Tim Noonan if you can volunteer–he still needs a few volunteers. He asks that you show up by 5:30 to help. Also note changes this year… Registration will be at Fixer-Upper PT across from the Adamant Coop, 5052 Center Rd. Parking can be in the usual places around Adamant (the church and school parking lots and along Haggett Rd.), but unfortunately, no free dinner afterwards (sorry). With this crazy early color, I think Sept 20 may be peak foliage in Adamant so come enjoy it!

And October 1 will not be too early for peak foliage in Waterbury, so….
Sign up for Leafpeepers! Registration closes Sept. 27. Sign up now and bring friends to run the 5K or half. Twice as many chances for series points (but you can’t do both to catch up). Here’s the link to get you started: http://leafpeepershalfmarathon.org/ You can contact Roger about volunteering too: rcc59@comcast.net . There are almost infinite volunteer opportunities including those that let you run and volunteer. It is our flagship race and supports nearly all our charitable donations, so let’s make it a good one! Runner Pack names it as one of the 10 Great Fall Races on the East Coast!

Our finale to the 2017 CVR/ORS Series, the Autumn Onion is open for registration now too. Good pre-reg discount and it supports one of my favorite local causes, the Cross Vermont Trail. Won’t a bridge across the Winooski with a trail to avoid route 2 between East Montpelier and Montpelier be great some day?

Here’s a Montpelier 5K on Sept 17 at 11:30: https://raceagainstracismvt.wordpress.com/

Help wanted department…

(in addition to the help needed at Sodom Pond next Wednesday–see above)
Sandy Colvin will head up the poster party for the Leafpeepers Perry Hill Motivation / Humor signs. Contact Sandy if you would like to participate in the Poster Party. Thank you Sandy!

Greg Wight and John Valentine volunteered to form the nominating committee for next year’s Executive Committee. Please let either of them know if you would consider an officer’s position or would like to help find appropriate people to fill those positions. We definitely need a new President and Vice President in 2018. Ann Bushey needs a co-director for the NYE 5K this year because she will be in CA for some time just before the race. If you can help Ann out, please let her know. BusheyA@wssu.org.

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

–> 9/16 Common to Common 30K GMAA
–> 9/16 CVMC 5K for Komen Barre
–> 9/17 Race Against Racism 5K Montpelier
–> 9/20 Sodom Pond 4 Miler CVR/ORS Race Series
–> 10/1 Leafpeeper Half Marathon CVR/ORS Race Series
–> 10/7 Art Tudhope 10K GMAA
–> 10/14 Trapp Mountain Marathon
–> 10/14 Shelburne Farms 5K
–> 10/15 Green Mountain Marathon and Half Marathon GMAA
–> 10/28 Gory Daze 5K White River, VT
–>10/29 Autumn Onion 5K CVR/ORS Race Series

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