News and Notes

CVR Birthdays this week:

Happy Birthday to: Lori Howe, Caleb Kessler, Jeff Prescott, Timothy Shea, Steven Snook, Chris Andresen, Kaylan Duncan

Hi CVR Members,

We have come to the end of the year. Another one with anxiety around us due to Covid, but as a running club we stuck together and found our way through the year with great success. Thanks to all the directors stepping up and directing races and volunteers stepping up and volunteering for races, we succeeded to put on every race in our 2021 plan, with the exception of the Barre Town Spring Run. As a result, 1,144 runners participated in our events this year. We continued to have Winter Long runs, now called the Winter Group Runs and we launched the Summer Trail Run series and the Fun Runs was another success. We also had great energy with Leaf Peepers training. As a result this running club has grown to 332 members as of today with 91 new members in 2021. The year to year growth is just tremendous. All of this is a great success story and it all happened in a very difficult year and it’s all because this is a great running club with fantastic members that know how to pull things together. With that I just want to say thank you to all of you for making this happen and


We are in great shape to have a really really fantastic year in 2022!

Myself and co-director Jennifer Dickinson are very busy this week with final planning for our first race of the 2022 Season, this Friday’s New Year’s Eve 5K so this will be a very short newsletter this week. Hope you all have a great holiday weekend and I see you out there for the 5K.

Winter Group Runs
The group runs will returned after the holidays with the first one being January 8th. A picture from the past, this one was the first ever Winter Long Run in Marshfield, on this exact day 2 years ago and it happened to be at my place. If you look at the front row you will see Sal Acosta wearing shorts!

Coming up Events
The New Year’s Eve 5K this Friday! Pre-registration online closes at midnight today!  Please note once again there is a change in the bib pickup and race day registration location for the event. It will be at Onion River Outdoors. We are highly recommending online registration and the entrance fee will go up to $20 on race day. For details go to our website – NYE5KI am almost at critical mass with volunteers but could use a couple of more. If you’re in town and not planning on running then please sign up.

Millstone Madness Snowshoe Race

Saturday, February 12th, 2022, 10am

3 mile course, snowshoes are required. ORO is offering 50% discount on rentals to participants.

44 Brook Street, Websterville, VT 05678

CVR Annual Dinner
There is still time to sign up for the annual dinner. Please RSPV to  John Martin

Volunteer Sign-up
Volunteers can start signing up for New Year’s Eve 5K and the Snowshoe Event.  CVR Volunteers – Click the link and then go to Volunteer for CVR Race.

We are down to only one Race Director needed for next year. Anyone out there willing to give it a try?

Barre Town Spring Run – There will be plenty of support to transition the event to you.

Please signup by reaching out to me!

Your news
We are into the winter months where news is very slim so please share your news now!!!

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Ongoing/Upcoming events 

CVR Races
New Year’s Eve 5K 12/31
Milestone Madness Snowshoe Race 2/12/2021

Runderacheivers in Northfield
Runderachievers is a social run group that meets in front of Good Measure Brewing Co every Wednesday at 5:30. (17 East St, Northfield, VT 05663)
All ages, and abilities are welcome. After a short run(or walk) we enjoy special pricing of their draft craft beers.
Anyone wishing to enter the brewery must show proof of vaccination.

Spruce Mountain Hike/Run
Every Sunday from 7:30 am. Hikers or runners of all abilities can join. Reach out to April Farnham with any questions.

Safe Running!
Manny Sainz

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