CVR News and Notes

CVR Birthdays this Week!

Happy Birthday to: Meg Allison, Ben Kidder, Rebecca Tatel, Jane Miller-Arsenault, Jackie Jancaitis, Michael, Chartrand and Patty Foltz

Upcoming Races

April starts the racing season. First CVR race up is the Paul Mailman 10 Miler and 5K on Saturday, April 27. Note that it will have a slight venue change this year; it is next door at the Department of Labor, not the high school.  Then the following day, the Mutt Strutt is on at Little River State Park.

Membership Renewal

Memberships expired March 31!   To renew, click here for the on line registration or here for the paper form.  If you are unsure of your membership status, contact Membership Coordinator Graham Sherriff  and he will be happy to tell you.

Winter Long Run

This week’s run is hosted by Donna Smyers. The run start at 9:30am from her house in Adamant.  Email Donna if you plan to come or want more information.


The next newsletter will go out before the May Meeting (May 13). Start working on articles now and have them to Maryke Gillis no later than May 4.  Some spring race reports would be good.  Anyone going to Boston should write an article!

Got Spikes?

Do you (or your kids) have track spikes gathering dust in a closet at your home? If so, would you like to donate them to a small school track and field team in the Northeast Kingdom? Craftsbury Academy’s track team is rebuilding this year from scratch and is in need of track shoes for its runners. Thanks to a CVR mini-grant, the team will be able to purchase several pairs of spikes, but not enough for all the kids who need them. The team’s first meet is on April 24. Over twenty kids have come out for the team this year, a 500% increase from a year ago. Please contact Jim Flintat if you have spikes and would like to help the team’s cause. Thank you!

Barre Youth Track

The long-time director of the program is retiring and they are looking for a new one. This is for middle school age kids.

  • The schedule and format of the program can be up to the coach.
  • Usually there are 8-15 participants.
  • City and/or Town staff can manage logistical details like registrations.
  • The City rec department hosts a good amount of equipment for the program, like hurdles, shotputs, resistance parachute, jump ropes, and stopwatch.
  • The program fee usually covers expenses and a modest stipend for the coach.
  • The Town usually has some donated funds that can be tapped if needed.
  • This year the meet is on Sat July 20.
  • Angela could be consulted if that is of interest.
  • One of the Barre Town School PE Teachers said she may be able to find some high school student assistants if that is of interest.

Here is their flyer.
Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to call Elaine Wang at the Town of Barre (479-9331) or Stephanie Quaranta of Barre City Rec (476-0257) with any questions.

Last week’s mystery photo

All votes were for the 2017 Bear Swamp race.  Matt Rutherford got it first and others joined in: Bob Murphy, Colin Clifford, Jim Flint and Tim Noonan.


Dragonboat team from a few years ago with a number of CVR members.Phyllis Arsenault-Berry is thinking about forming  a team this year. If you are interested, contact Phyllis. The event is August 4. Here is more info.

Ongoing events

CVR Fun Run Unofficial runs on Tuesday at 5:30pm, official runs return 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

April 13, Half Marathon Unplugged, Colchester/Burlington, 9am and 11am
April 14, Dream Big 5K, Essex Middle School, 10am
*April 27, Paul Mailman 10 Miler and 5K, Dept. of Labor Parking Lot, 8:45am
April 27, Rollin Irish Half Marathon, Essex, 9am.
April 28, Mutt Strutt, 3 mile race with dogs, Little River State Park
May 4, Pump it Up 5 miler, Jericho, 9am
May 5, Middlebury Maple Run, Half marathon, 9am
*May 11, Adamant Half Marathon (+ relay), NEW CVR RACE!, 10am in Adamant
May 11, Road to the Pogue, 6 mile trail race, Woodstock, 8:30am
May 16, Vermont Corporate Cup and State Agency Race 5k, 6pm.
*May 18,  Barre Town Spring Run 5K , Barre Town Rec Area, 9am
May 26, Vermont City Marathon and Relay, Burlington

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 2019
Feel free to email me any additional events that should be listed here.