CVR News and Notes from Andy

November News

CVR Birthdays this Week!
Happy Birthday to: Lauren Oates, Leslie Welts, Manny Sainz

Fallen Leaves 5Ks
The second one is this Saturday, November 10 at 9am. The final one is November 17. Tim needs volunteers for Fallen Leaves this Saturday. Please contact him if you can help.

The first one is usually well-attended with lots of high school runners. This was the case this past Saturday. Results are here.

2018 CVR/ORO Race Series
The 2018 series is done except for a few folks who still need to volunteer. Even if you aren’t the first in your division, volunteering is important because if you don’t, you will disappear from the results! No one wants to disappear, so volunteer if you can for the last two Fallen Leaves races so you will stay in the 2018 race series. You can check your volunteer status here (doesn’t include first Fallen Leaves). If you do decide to volunteer, please contact Tim Noonan before the race so he can assign you a job.

>CVR/ORO Race Series and Race Schedule for 2019
At the club meeting Monday night, we agreed to keep the 2018 rules the same, i.e. best six races count and your score is determined based on the first CVR runner (100 points) in your age category. The rest of the rules are here.
We also voted for the 2019 slate of races for the CVR/ORO Race Series, which features some new ones:

Adamant Half Marathon on May 11 (CVR Race)
Genny Tenny Ten Mile in September (Non-CVR)
Other non-CVR races to be included are: Kaynor’s Sap Run (March) and July 3 Montpelier Mile.

Here is the CVR schedule for 2019:
Event Race Series Proposed 2019 Date
Mutt Strutt Sunday, April 21
Paul Mailman 10 Miler X Saturday, April 27
Adamant Half Marathon NEW X Saturday, May 11
Barre Town Spring Run X Saturday, May 18
Kids Track Meet Friday, June 7
Capital City Stampede X Saturday, June 8
Bear Swamp Run X Saturday, July 13
Barre Heritage Trl Race Saturday, July 27 NEW DATE
Berlin Pond X Thurs, August 15
NSB 5k & Mile X Saturday, August 31
Groton Forest Trl Run Saturday, September 7
Sodom Pond X Wed, Sept 18
Leaf Peepers Half & 5k X Sunday, Oct 6
Fallen Leaves #1 Saturday, Nov 2
Fallen Leaves #2 Saturday, Nov 9
Fallen Leaves #3 Saturday, Nov 16
New Year’s Eve X Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019

Race Director Needed-Barre Town Spring Run
Andrea McLaughlin is stepping down after 10 years as race director for the Barre Town Spring Run, a race she helped create. If you would like to give race directing a try, here is a great opportunity. You will have plenty of support form Andrea and the rest of the club. It is a fun event as it is the goal race for the Barre Town kid’s running program, so there is a lot of excitement. The race this year will be on Saturday, May 18. Let me know if you are interested.

Thanks Andrea for your work with this race, which has become a CVR favorite!

Save the Date-Annual Volunteer and Awards Dinner
This is set for Thursday, January 24th, so reserve it on your calendar. More details to follow. Remember that you must have volunteered for one CVR race in order to attend for free. If you haven’t volunteered yet, there is are still two Fallen Leaves races and the New Years Eve race.

Winter Long Runs
These begin Saturday, December 1. If you have been on the email list before, you will continue to be. If you would like to be added, email Jeff Prescott.


Ongoing events

CVR Fun Run done for the season, will be back in May. 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. Usually at Berlin Town Office, sometimes in Adamant. Contact Donna Smyers if you want to get on the list.
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

->>November 10 and 17, Fallen Leaves 5k, Montpelier High School, 9am
–>>November 22, Gobble Wobble Turkey Trot, Barre Town, 9:30am
–>> November 22, GMAA Turkey Trot, Burlington, 11am
–>>November 22, Zack’s Place Turkey Trot, Woodstock, 10am
**>>December 31, CVR New Year’s Eve 5K, Montpelier, 2pm

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.