CVR News and Notes

News and Notes – Happy 4th!

CVR Birthdays this Week!

Happy Birthday to: Brian Carlson, Darragh Ellerson, Jo-Ann Beaudin (new AG!), Estherline Carlson, Elizabeth Managan, and Lydia Petty.

Montpelier Mile is Wednesday at 6pm!

Montpelier Mile – next CVR/ORO Race Series race

Montpelier Mile is at 6pm on Wednesday, July 3 (right before the parade).  Register here for lower price and to avoid the crowd on race day.

Volunteers!  Here is an easy way to get your volunteer requirement out of the way: a very short race!  Donna Smyers needs a few volunteers to help with registration and finish line.  Email Donna if you can help.

Bear Swamp Run is Next!

Then the next race series race (8th in the series) is the Bear Swamp Run on Saturday, July 13th at 9am.   This is the 41st annual running of this race, which has been on different days over the years but still is the same hilly dirt road course leaving from Rumney School in Middlesex.  It’s only $10!

Fun Run on July 9th – Julio’s

Let’s go to Julio’s after the July 9 Fun Run. As usual, I will get a head count at 5:30pm right before the run. If you want to go to Julio’s but don’t plan to be at the run, let me know so I can include you in the count.  We usually get there at 6:30pm after the Fun Run.

Leaf Peepers Update

Remember that Leaf Peepers entry fees for both the half and 5K go up September 1.  By registering early you get the best price and are committed to training for the event.  At least 83 people have taken that advice and registered early.  Don’t forget!  

Next CVR Meeting and Newsletter Deadline

The next CVR meeting will be Monday, August 12 in Craftsbury.  We will combine this with a summer picnic. More details to follow.

That means there is a newsletter coming up.  Please send your contributions to Maryke Gillis by August 7.

Cotton Brook Landslide

You may have heard about the landslide in the Cotton Brook area in Waterbury/Stowe.  Here is the latest.  It sounds like the 10 mile or so loop may be gone forever, but the Cotton Brook Rd. is still intact.


Ongoing events

CVR Fun Run  Tuesday at 5:30pm.  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, 2nd Mondays 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
Wednesdaysat 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

July 1, Elmore Practice Triathlon #2, 6:30 pm, Elmore State Park
*July 3, Montpelier Mile, 6pm, before the parade
July 4, Clarence Demar 5K, Folsom School, South Hero, 8:30am
July 7, Mad Marathon and Half, Waitsfield, 7:00am
July 7, Stowe 8 Miler and 5K, Stowe, 8:30am
July 13, Paine Mountain Trail Races, Marathon, Half, 10K and Kids run, Norwich Univ., 8am to 10am start times
*July 13, Bear Swamp Run, Rumney School, Middlesex, 9am
July 18, Elmore Practice Triathlon #3, 6:30 pm, Elmore State Park
July 20, Vermont 100 Endurance Race, 4am, Hartland
July 27, Barre Heritage Festival 5K Trail Race, Millstone, 9am
August 10, Kingdom Run, Half, 10k, 5K, 8:30am, Irasburg
*August 15, Berlin Pond 5 Miler, 6pm,  registration at Berlin Town Clerk’s Office
August 25, Race to the Top of Vermont, 9am run, 10am bike, Stowe

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.