CVR News and Notes

CVR Birthdays this Week!

Happy Birthday to: Eric Morse, Peter Ludlow, Ava Shanley, Rachel Allen, and Bob Howe.

Spring Forward

Don’t forget the time change this weekend.  And that means more daylight in the PM.  And “unofficial” Fun Runs.  Meet on Tuesday at 5:30pm on the Montpelier Bike Path behind the Dept. of Labor.  This will be a go as you please run for anyone who shows up.  The real Fun Runs don’t start until May.

Membership Renewal

Don’t forget that the membership renewal time is here.  Most memberships expire at midnight March 31. You can renew in person at the annual meeting or go to the website.

Winter Long Run

This week’s Winter Long Run will be in Randolph at 9:30am.  The run starts at the Green Light Cafe. For more information or to tell him will be there, contact this week’s host Greg Wight

Barre Town Spring Run Race Director

Last week’s email worked great and now we have a new race director! Phil Krajewski has graciously volunteered to take on the race, which is on Saturday, May 18. Thank Phil by volunteering for the race which is a nice collaboration between CVR and the Barre Town School’s kids running program.

Annual Meeting

The CVR Annual Meeting will be Sunday, March 17.  The meeting will be at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center at 58 Barre St.  We will meet at 4:30pm for the meeting portion and then finish up between 6 and 6:30pm, at which time we will have pizza brought in.  Also, feel free to bring any dishes you wish to share. 

Note that this year’s meeting is on St. Patrick’s Day.  This means you should wear green to the meeting and even better, a green St. Patrick’s Day race shirt.  The benefit? I will hold a drawing for a special prize.  All who wear green are entered (anything counts) and those who have the SPD race shirt get extra chances.  More contest details to come. Dig out those old shirts!


The March newsletter deadline is approaching since it comes out before the annual meeting.  Maryke Gillis would like your contributions by March 9.  Contributions to the past few newsletters have been great, let’s keep it up!

Corporate Cup News

Here is a message from the Vermont Corporate Cup 5K race:  We need Volunteers.  We need you, the person at the next desk, and your coffee buddy.  Visit our website at and select the “volunteer” tab.  Choose from 14 different volunteer options.  You receive a free t-shirt and you are entered in a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.

Old Newsletter Notes

Going back to February 1982, dues were a big topic at the December 1981 annual meeting. Dues stayed the same at $4 (+1$ per household member) but initial membership dues went to $7, but this included a tshirt.  This newsletter printed the membership’s address and phone number, something we did until a few years ago.  I counted 125 members.  Darragh Ellerson was President and Bob Murphy was newsletter editor (I think Bob has held every CVR position).  Best race name from the calendar:  30KM Pricechopperthon in Albany, NY in March.


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
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

March 9, Sugarhouse Snowshoe 5K, Shelburne, 9am
March 16, Leprechaun Dash 5k and 10k, Shelburne, 9am
March 16, Shamrock Shuffle 5k, Lebanon NH, 9am
*March 24, Kaynor’s Sap Run, 10K, Westford School, 11am
April 13, Half Marathon Unplugged, Colchester/Burlington, 9am and 11am
*April 27, Paul Mailman 10 Miler and 5K, Montpelier High School, 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 11, Adamant Half Marathon (+ relay), NEW CVR RACE!, 10am in Adamant
May 16, Vermont Corporate Cup and State Agency Race 5k, 6pm.
*May 18,  Barre Town Spring Run 5K , Barre Town Rec Area, 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 2019
Feel free to email me any additional events that should be listed here.