CVR News and Notes from Andy

Vermont City Marathon this weekend!

CVR Birthdays this Week!
Happy Birthday to: Kim Kendall, Loren Searles, Silas Baker, Beth Daut, Chris Eaton, Rebecca Harvey, Susannah Colby, Gretchen Elias, Leah Acosta, Barbara Flint, Kelly Hadiaris & Andy Shuford (what a great group of birthdays!)

Happy runners before the Barre Town Spring Run

Good luck to all marathon runners and relay participants this weekend. Hope for pleasant running weather. A little rain wouldn’t be so bad…

Speaking of marathons, rumor has it that Graham Sheriff ran the Shires of Vermont Marathon (in the rain) this past weekend (3:28:25) and snagged 4th place on the notoriously hilly course.

The 10th Barre Town Spring Run was held this past Saturday. As usual, the kids ruled the day with 61 of the 114 participants being 19 or under. The race is a end of year celebration for the Barre Town Elementary Boys and Girls Running programs. And youth was triumphant: race winner Evan Thornton-Sherman was the overall male winner at 14 years old and 18:00 flat. The overall female winner was CVR member Dot Martin who is older than 14 but did get 100 race series points by running 22:24. The race had fine running weather this year and once again had a number of organic chickens as prizes provided by race director Andrea McLaughlin. This was the fourth race in the CVR/ORO Race Series. Next up: Capital City Stampede.

Sunday, July 15. We have reserved the picnic shelter at Boulder Beach in Groton. In the afternoon there will be activities such as swimming, hiking and possible preview of the upcoming Groton Forest Trail Race course. Plan for a cookout later in the afternoon, pot luck style. Further details to follow.

CVR memberships renew on April 1. You may have expired on March 31 without realizing it. If you don’t know your status, please email Allie Nerenberg. If you are participating in the CVR/ORO Race Series, your membership must be active as of June 1 for any previous races to count.

This 22nd annual Kids Track Meet is Friday, June 1 at 6pm at Montpelier High School. It is free to all school-age kids through 6th grade. The first 250 to register get t-shirts and everyone gets medals. Registration is at 5:30 and there are six events. Consider volunteering for or watching this fun event. Also this year there will be a food truck and an appearance by Miss Vermont Junior High School.

Here is another way to participate: Dot Helling would like to give away running shirts that you don’t want to the kids and parents. The shirts should be clean, gently used and desirable enough to be worn by the kids and parents (I have some running shirts that are too ugly to even give away). You can bring the shirts to Dot at the Fun Runs or bring them to the track meet. Any questions about shirts or the event, or if you want to volunteer, please contact Dot.


After the Kids Track Meet, the next CVR race will be the Capital City Stampede on June 9. Volunteers are welcome, please contact Shannon Salembier.

Donna Smyers and John Valentine wondering if they’ve entered the wrong race…

Amy Sparks of is offering a Beginning Triathlon Class in Central Vermont starting June 2. She plans to include the Elmore Series as part of the learning experience. The training culminates with the August 12 Vermont Sun Race (Olympic or Sprint).

CVR Member Susannah Colby is raising funds for Girls on the Run by running the Vermont City Marathon. Here are the details from Susannah:
I’ve decided to spend my birthday (my actual birthday!!!) running the Vermont City Marathon for charity. I have a sponsor page HERE where you can be a part of this awesome cause. I’ve been a volunteer coach for Girls on the Run for the last 4 years and just love it. The program not only helps elementary and middle school girls reach their goal of running/walking a 5K, but it also supports girls with critical social skills and builds self esteem during some tough developmental years. The program cost about 200$ per girl, but last year that cost was reduced in half because of people like you. Please consider a donation.

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. Meet at the Berlin Town Clerk’s Contact
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
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

–>May 27, Vermont City Marathon & Relays, Burlington.

–>June 1, CVR Kid’s Track Meet, Montpelier High School, 6pm

–>June 2, Race to the Top of Bradford, Saturday June 2nd, 3.5 mile trail race to the top of Wrights Mountain and a 1.5 mile kids fun run. 9:00 AM

–> June 2, Colchester Causeway15K/10k/5K, 8:30AM Airport Park in Colchester

–>June 3, West River Trail Run, 9AM, Londonderry VT

–>June 3, Covered Bridges Half Marathon, 8:15AM, Quechee

**June 9, Capital City Stampede, 5th in the CVR Race Series, Downtown Montpelier, 9AM.

–>June 10, Remembrance 5K and Ludington Mile, Morrisville, 9:30AM

–>June 14, Elmore Practice Triathlon #1, Elmore State Park, 6:30pm

–>June 16, NH-VT Covered Bridges Half Marathon & Relay, Colebrook, NH, 9AM.

–>June 16, Mt. Washington Road Race, 9AM, Gorham NH

–>June 17, GMAA Equinox Trail Race, Charlotte, VT, 9:30AM

–>June 23, Basin Harbor 5K and 10K, Basin Harbor Club, Ferrisburgh.

–>June 23, Central Vermont Medical Center 5 Mile Fun Run and Walk, 8:30AM, Berlin Pond.

–>June 24, Shaker 7 Race, 7 mile run and 3 mile walk, Enfield, NH, 9AM

—>June 28, Elmore Practice Triathlon #2, Elmore State Park, 6:30pm

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

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