News and Notes

CVR Birthdays this week:

Happy Birthday to: Pam Erickson, Natalie Gentry, & Sarah Katz

Greetings and May the 4th be with you.

Trail Runs
It looks like things are rolling. Darrel Lasell had a good turnout for the first trail run.

A reminder to use the spreadsheet to sign up to run or host.

Membership Renewal – Reminder

We are in the renewal time of year. If your membership year is 2021 your membership expired on 3/31/2022. Those who haven’t yet renewed please move it up on your “to-do list”.

Fun Runs are running!
Every Tuesday at 5:30 Fun Runs are happening. Last week was a really small, but friendly group.  Distances are 2, 4, and 6 miles on a flat, out and back route along the river. The runs are self-timed if you’re interested in that. 

I didn’t get a photo from last week but I believe there were around a dozen runners including two new people.

Volunteer Signup
To make this year’s events successful, we need volunteers! Race Directors are always in need of volunteers so if you are available on the day of an event and will not be running, please consider volunteering. This year, we are accepting your sign up on our website. Click here to check out the signup site. Click on “Volunteer for a CVR Race”. If any issues, please reach out to our webmaster John Hackney.

Race directors, please remember to get your lists of volunteers to Dot Helling as quickly as you can.  Dot is responsible for tracking who volunteers for what so they can be recognized for their help.

Race Results/reviews:  
There are races all over the world (yes world) that CVR club members participate in. If you complete a race, please send me a short blurb about it. People like to hear about races/runs. Thanks.

Coming up Events

Adamant Half Marathon

 Adamant Half Marathon and Relay: The price goes up by $5 on May 1 and another $5 on race day.  Register soon! Get CVR/ORO Race Series points running the Half Marathon! 
Also, Donna and Chris need more volunteers! Please contact Donna at or sign up on to volunteer. You could even run the 1st leg of a relay and then volunteer at the finish line!

We have over 60 runners registered at this point and the weather report is for sun and mid 60’s.  Beautiful conditions for running. The return of Adamant traditional post-race hearty hot soups and breads is planned!

Capital City Stampede 10K
The Capital City Stampede 10K is scheduled for June 11th.

Leaf Peepers
I know Leaf Peepers is a ways off, but I’ve already started a conversation with Will Robens regarding the race. Will is looking for a couple of people to join the race committee. If you might be interested please reach out to him at:

Other News

Newsletter Editor
We are in search of our next newsletter editor. If you have any interest please let me know.

Corporate Cup 5K
Dot Helling, who is on the Governor’s Fitness Council, is reaching out for volunteers and also needs race walk judges. The event is Thursday May 19th at 6 pm. If you can support this event please reach out to Dot. Thanks!

Green-up Day
Mack Gardner-Morse reported that he’s seeing a lot of litter on the Fun Run Course.  Vermont’s Green Up Day is Saturday May 7th.  So, he’s thinking Thursday May 5th (this THURSDAY) from about 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. is a good day to get CVR members together to help Green Up the Fun Run course.

Mac willing to bring Green Up bags, a few nitrile gloves (limited sizes) , hand sanitizer, and our pickup truck for carting away the bags.

All we need are some willing volunteers!

ORO shoe demo days
We are working with Hoka and Altra to put on two demo days in the next two weeks. Apologies for the short notice but we were just able to confirm these with them. 

The first is for HOKA. It will be on Tuesday, May 10th (next Tuesday), about 5:30-7ish. 
The second is Altra, on Tuesday, May 17th, also 5:30-7ish. 

We’ll likely do two run groups for each event – one mellow, and one for folks who want to go faster. We are working with the reps to have a selection of demo shoes that people can try. 

Shoes for sale
A couple of people are selling their shoes:
Graham Sherriff has two pairs of Saucony Peregrine trail shoes for sale, mens size 11, one new pair and one newly new. See for details.

I bought these a year or two ago and only ran in them twice as they did not work for me.
Know anyone who might want them?  Flexible on price.

Wednesday, June 1st is the date for our next club meeting. The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:00PM. Location to be determined. This will an in-person meeting with no Zoom option. 

A 5K Event
On June 1st organized by St. Monica- St. Michael School in Barre.  It’s the fifth annual 5K. The event information can be found here:

CVR Equipment Use
Sal has graciously agreed to continue as the CVR equipment manager as Kim and I sort out our roles.  It is possible for other races to use our timing equipment but there are conditions. Reach out to Sal or myself if you have questions.

If members have questions, here are the people to reach out to for possible answers:
Elected Officers
President – Chris Andresen
Vice President – Kim Caldwell
Finance – John Valentine
Secretary – Cheryl Lasell
At Large Executive Committee: Bob Murphy, Darragh Ellerson

Keep your feet movin’

Chris Andresen )

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Ongoing/Upcoming events 

CVR Races
Adamant Half Marathon 5/8/2022

Tuesday Fun Runs – weekly
5:30 PM Meet at the bike path in the Department of Labor parking lot

Runderachievers in Northfield 
Runderachievers is a social run group that meets in front of Good Measure Brewing Co every Thursday 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.

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

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