CVR News and Notes from Andy

35th Leaf Peepers Wrap Up

CVR Birthdays this Week!
Happy Birthday to: Maclay Ericson, Dot Martin, Amani Suter, Todd Sears, David Erickson, Philip Picotte, Cassie Morse

Leaf Peepers start with Manny Sainz (blue shirt) and Shannon Salembier (yellow) in front of a lot folks (photo by Steve Hill)

It won’t be long before the next newsletter. If you have some running adventures from this summer that would make a good article, please write it up and send it to Maryke Gillis. She wants your submissions by October 15.

Leaf Peepers
Sunday we had great running weather and a decent amount of fall color for the 35th Leaf Peepers Half Marathon and 5K. Results are here. The half marathon was a Waterbury sweep, with Tom Thurston and Madaileine Kingsbury winning. See the Times-Argus article. In the 5K, CVR’s Lori Howe ran a course record 19:33 to win the women’s race and was 2nd overall. This was race director Roger Cranse’s last time leading the event, which went off great as usual. Thanks to Roger and all the volunteers!

Race Series Volunteers
Now that there is one more race to go in the Race Series (Autumn Onion 5k), please remember that you need to volunteer for at least one club race to be counted in the series. You can see your status here. Opportunities still exist to volunteer at Autumn Onion and the three Fallen Leaves races. Don’t wait until the last Fallen Leaves to volunteer!

Fun Runs
These continue through October 23. Tuesday at 5:30pm. The past two Tuesdays have been have been quite rainy so let’s hope for good weather for these last three. We will do a post run celebration at Julio’s after the last one.

Next Club Meeting
It is Monday, November 5 at Richarda Ericson’s house in Montpelier. Her address is 3 Liberty St. Potluck will start at 6pm and meeting at 6:30.

Fall Festival this Sunday in Montpelier (with 5K race)
Come run a 5k (the Fallen Leaves course!) at Montpelier High School at 1:00 pm this Sunday, October 7th as part of the Montpelier Public Schools Fall Festival! Registration is $25 and all funds go to support our public schools. Register at All proceeds from the Fall Festival are used to support school field trips, student enrichment activities, and teaching materials not covered by the Montpelier school budget. Don’t want to run but would like to help out? Email Richarda Ericson at to volunteer.


Tom Thurston winning the Leaf Peepers Half Marathon on Sunday (photo by Jeff Prescott)
Leaf Peepers Half Marathon winner Madaileine Kingsbury at the top of Perry Hill on Sunday (photo by Elizabeth MacGowan)

Ongoing events

CVR Fun Run every Tuesday, May 1 to October, at 5:30 pm. Location: Montpelier Rec Path behind the VT Dept. of Labor on Green Mountain Dr.

CVR Speed Workout Wednesdays at 6 pm. Meet near the MHS track on the bike path warmed up by 6. Contact Matt Rutherford if you have questions and want to be added to the email list.

Group Runs you might want to join:
Mondays at 4:15 p.m. On hold for the summer, check back later in the year.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 a.m. Plainfield/EMES/Adamant. Contact Mark Howard.
Wednesdays at 5:30 The Runderachievers run from Good Measures Brewing in Northfield
Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the Brunswick School (formerly the Three Stallion Inn) in Randolph, Contact Hannah Barden or 802-728-2052 to get put on the email list.
Fridays at 6:30: Susannah Colby hosts a trail run from her house in Randolph on the Green Mountain Stock Farms trails. FB info: 802 Trail Running

Upcoming events

–>October 6, Vermont Foliage 15k and 5k, Randolph, 1pm.

–>October 6, Art Tudhope 10K, GMAA, Shelburne, 9am.

–>October 6, CVMC 5k for Komen, Barre Town Rec Field, 9:30am

–>October 6, Stark Mountain Hill Climb, Mad River Glen, 10am

–>October 7, Run for the Lake, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain, 10k/5K, 9am, Georgia Shore Beach.

–>October 7, Montpelier Fall Festival 5k (see above)

–>October 7, Mad Dash, 10k/5k, Waitsfield,10am

–>October 7, Ripton Ridge Run, 10k/5K, Ripton, 12:30pm

–>October 13, Westmore Mountain Challenge, Trail run/hike, varying distances up to marathon, Charleston to Westmore.

–>October 13, Circumburke Trail Challenge, Burke Mountain, Marathon trail run, 8am

–>October 14, GMAA Green Mountain Marathon and Half, South Hero, 8:30am

–>October 20, YWCA Trick or Trot Trail Run, 10k/5k, Morse Farm in East Montpelier, 9am

**October 28, Autumn Onion 5k, Onion River Outdoors, Montpelier

–>October 28, Black River Beatdown, 15k/30k/45k, Craftsbury Outdoor Center, 9am

–>November 4, Vermont 10 Miler, Stowe, 10am

->>November 3, 10 and 17, Fallen Leaves 5k, Montpelier High School, 9am

It’s a good idea to check the race information on the race website as dates and times can change.

** Part of the CVR/ORO Race Series
Feel free to email me any additional events that should be listed here.