Donna’s CVR News and Notes

News you can use!

CVR Birthdays this Week!

Happy Birthday this week to: Shari Carlson, Guy Page (New AG!)

If you don’t have a race or other event scheduled this weekend, look at the calendar at the bottom of this email. You have so many choices from 5K to Marathon to hike or bike options. I count 5 options Saturday and 2 Sunday and I am missing regional favorites like Hartford Marathon from the list.

The next CVR Newsletter will come out in late October before the CVR meeting on November 6. Get your articles and photos to Bob Howe by October 23.

Thinking about next year and the November meeting… The 2018 race schedule and the CVR/ORS series schedule and rules for 2018 are set at the November meeting. If you have any opinions about either that you would like presented, please contact Bob Murphy who will be heading up a committee meeting on October 23 to finalize a 2018 proposal.

Your last chance in the 2017 CVR/ORS Series, the Autumn Onion is open for registration. Start planning your costume! Let me know if you prefer to help me time it.

Your last chances to get volunteer credit for the Annual CVR Volunteer and Awards Dinner (remember it is free to anybody who volunteers in 2017) and the CVR/ORS Race Series (remember you disappear from the rankings as of Nov 19 if you do not have credit) are Saturday mornings in November. Contact Tim Noonan to sign up early for a volunteer spot on your best day to be there. The Fallen Leaves 5K races are fun, low key, $5, 5K’s on Nov. 4, 11, and 18 at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Montpelier Food Shelf.

Fun Runs end soon due to lack of daylight: Sunset Oct.10 – 6:16, Oct. 17 – 6:04, Oct 24 – 5:53, Oct. 31 – 5:42. Based on the sunset times, I think we will call Tuesday October 24 the final official Fun Run of the season with a post run dinner at a local restaurant TBD (feel free to vote where if you’ll be there).

Don’t forget about Wednesday speed work sessions. They continue to go strong and do not stop due to darkness and winter. Wednesdays at 6 pm have had pretty good weather ever since Steve Hill started the program. Can that good luck continue?

Travel opportunity????
Anybody headed to the Honolulu Marathon in early December? GMAA member Art Gwozdz is running it and he and his wife have room for another person or couple in their condo rental. Contact Art if interested:

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. Ending for the season soon!

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

–> 10/14 Westmore Mountain Challenge 4.8-26 mile options
–> 10/14 Circumburke Trail Marathon or Mountain Bike
–> 10/14 Trapp Mountain Marathon
–> 10/14 Shelburne Farms 5K
–> 10/14 Green Mountain College 5K Poultney
–> 10/15 Green Mountain Marathon and Half Marathon GMAA
–> 10/15 Run with the Heroes 5K for Special Olympics, Williston
–> 10/28 Gory Daze 5K White River, VT
–> 10/29 Autumn Onion 5K CVR/ORS Race Series
–> 11/4 Fallen Leaves 5K
–> 11/11 Fallen Leaves 5K
–> 11/18 Fallen Leaves 5K

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