News and Notes

CVR Birthdays this week:

Happy Birthday to: Maureen Carr, Joe Merrill, Theresa Noonan, Gwenna Peters

Hi CVR Members,
It’s race week! Berlin Pond 5 Miler tomorrow night at 6:00 PM! There will be race day registration in case you forgot to register. Registration closes at 5:30 PM. Let’s get into the news.

Summer Trail Run Series 
Summer trail runs returned last Saturday and Natalie Gentry took the group on a tour of Barre Town Forest and the granite quarries. All had a great time!

This week the trail run will be hosted by Natalie Chapell and Michelle Risley in Groton. Details will be coming out tomorrow. We are down to only 3 more scheduled events. If you want to join the mailing list to join the remaining ones send me a message and I will add you Manny

Fun Run
We had a great turn out for the Fun Run this week, 25 runners battling some extreme heat! After the run, some of us gathered at Julio’s for dinner. Our first such dinner since the 2019 season! All had a good time. We will try to do this each month.

Leaf Peepers Training
We have 24 runners that have signed up for Leaf Peepers training. The first training was last Thursday in Plainfield. An exciting group of runners motivated to train for their first half marathon or first long run in a very long time.

2021 Race Dashboard
No updates. View the dashboard here CVR 2021 Race Season Dashboard.

Next Up Races
The Berlin Pond 5 miler tomorrow. Next after that is the Northfield Savings Bank 5K and it will also include the Vermont Senior Games. It is open for registration. Groton Forest on 9/11 and Leaf Peepers on 10/2 are also open for registration. Those events also need volunteers.

Volunteers Needed!
Thank you for volunteering. If you can please sign up for future events. CVR Race Volunteer List. Thanks!

Next CVR Meeting 
I have scheduled the next CVR meeting for Sunday, August 22 at the Adamant Co-op. Starting time will be 4:00 PM. We will have a meeting and afterwards eat dinner. Bring a pot luck to share if you plan on attending.

Other News
Paine Mountain School
Rowly Brucken asked me to post this request:
Paine Mountain School District is looking for varsity boys and varsity girls XC coaches.  These are teams composed of Northfield and Williamstown high school runners.  Anyone interested please apply at, or contact T.J. Powers (, 802-455-8739)

Corporate Cup
Dot Helling asked me to post this message about the Corporate Cup.
The Corporate Cup is looking for volunteers. Dot Helling needs experienced runners and walkers to serve as course marshalls and judges over the competitive walking division. This 5K running and walking event is the largest fundraiser for the Governor’s  Council on Physical Fitness and Health.  The event will be held LIVE on Thursday, September 16, 2021 starting from the Capitol in Montpelier.  You will be trained to do the judging.  Plan on a time commitment of 2-3 hours beginning around 5pm.  More details to follow.  Please contact Dot at

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Ongoing/Upcoming events 

CVR Races
Berlin Pond 5 Miler – August 12
Northfield Savings Bank 5K – September 4
Groton Forest 26.5, 15, 6.2 – September 11
Sodom Pond 4 Miler – September 22
Leaf Peepers Half/5K – October 3

Fun Runs – Every Tuesday night at 5:30 PM starting on the Montpelier bike path.

Millstone Virtual Trail Series
Millstone Trails is raising money by doing a 13 week trail virtual series. Click the following links for more details.

Safe Running!
Manny Sainz