News and Notes

CVR Birthdays this week:

Happy Birthday to: Phyllis Arsenault-Berry, Brian Bushey, Eliza Gardner-Morse, Holly Fowler, & Heather Malone!

Greetings from a frosted Adamant,

It was 27F here Tuesday morning. While plants are still growing in the greenhouse, the outside garden is done for the year. Stick season is upon us as most of the leaves are off the trees. It’s Turkey and Bear season. Days are now about 10 hours and 15 minutes in length. The Times Argus reported the U-32 girl’s and boy’s teams are again Division II State Champions. It was the second win in a row for the girls and the 8th in a row for the boys. The Montpelier boys came in 2nd for the 2nd year in a row. 

Yet there is still some great racing to happening. This Saturday is the first of the Fallen Leaves series. The 5K race starts behind the Montpelier High School. At $5, this is a great deal and a lot of fun. Check out the CVR website for details ( fallen leaves series – Central Vermont Runners ( ). At the moment the forecast is for temps in the high 30’s at race start. 

Fallen Leaves this Saturday Nov 4 definitely needs volunteers! Please sign up on the page (you’ll need to sign in) and/or email Donna Smyers to sign up!
Whether or not you won your AG in the series, you need to volunteer to be in the final results. Also, the annual club dinner next January is free to those who volunteered this year, so this is one of your last chances!

The race committee has come up with a race schedule recommendation for next year. If you want to be one of the first to see it and be a part of the club that makes the final decision, come to the next club meeting. The next club meeting will be November 13th and will be hosted by Denise Ricker. This will be another potluck meeting. People should arrive at 6:00 with something to share and the meeting will begin at 6:30. Denise’s house is at 399 Murray Hill Drive, Montpelier: From downtown, go up Main Street. When you pass Towne Hill Road on the right, Murray Hill Drive is .3 of a mile on the left. Go up the hill to the end.  House is white and facing the cul de sac. On the agenda will also be discussion about the annual club dinner.

CVR Shoe Swap and Donation Drive

 Bring your gently used running shoes to to the CVR 2nd and 3rd Fallen Leaves race on Nov. 11th and 18th. Shoes need to be in good clean running condition and tied in their pair. Shoes can be taken at the Fallen Leaves Event. If shoes are not taken at the event they will be donated to the community. Shoes are free to donate and/or take. After Nov. 18th sneakers will be available at Amy’s Amoire, Main Street, Barre. 

Trail Running
I’m hearing guns in my neck of the woods which means hunters are out there. Wear your orange!

Fun Runs
 Official fun runs are over for the year however, there continues to be a turnout on Tuesday evenings to get in a few miles.  The days are getting shorter (around 10 1/4 hours!), however bright clothing and lights will make for a safer run. 

Membership Renewal – Reminder 
There’s a link to RunReg at (“JOIN CVR”). This page also has a printable form for those who prefer to mail their renewal.
Renewing with a multi-year membership means fewer year-end renewals for you and less administration for the club. 
Not sure when your membership is due for renewal? 
• check your membership card (contact Graham if you need a new one) 
•check when your membership expires by logging in to the CVR website. (Here are the instructions  to log in)
• contact  Graham and he can confirm your renewal date 

Volunteers are still needed for the upcoming Fallen Leaves 5Ks.Race Series
The race series is done for the year so check the standings and start thinking about next year! The race committee is planning what races will be in the race series next year. Send me your suggestions!

REMINDER: You must have volunteered at least once to be eligible for the race series. Volunteering also gets you a free dinner at the club awards dinner.

Web Site
I know we’ve had members running some races outside the local area that I’d like to hear more about. Reach out to John with the details so we can share your experience with the entire club.

Send your running related stories and articles to John at to be published on the CVR website.

Race Results/reviews: 

 Up Coming Events.

Fallen Leaves Series
The Fallen Leaves Series is coming up. These are a great 5K run over the same course three Saturdays in a row. November 4, 11, & 18. Starting behind the Montpelier HS. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated! Check the CVR website for details.

Massive Group Run
On Sunday, November 12, at 10 a.m. at Oakledge Park in Burlington, we will be holding a special joint group run ( an 8 years tradition) 
– our first since 2019! 

Run with Jan members will be joining forces with other area running groups, including Fleet Feet, GMAA, Skirack, First Strides, and Team Arrowhead.

Folks will be running and walking different distances and paces, but we encourage you all to join us for this fun community-gathering event that celebrates the sport we all love. After you finish, please join us in the community space at City Market’s Flynn Ave. location for coffee and any other goodies you desire.

Please plan to arrive by no later than 9:45 a.m. so we can take a few big group photos before we start running. Look forward to seeing you there!

Other News

CVR Equipment Use

 Anyone wanting to use equipment send Sal (and cc myself) a request that includes 1) Date equipment to be removed from the shed, 2) Itemized list of equipment being removed; including quantities, 3) Date equipment will be returned to the shed.  Please send Sal (and cc the club president) and email to let us know when the equipment has been returned.

10% off
Opened in October 2022 in Waitsfield Vermont The Mad Rover carries lifestyle and outdoor apparel for all seasons. We carry STIO, KUHL, PRANA, JETTY and FAIR HARBOR to name a few.
We stock backpacks and bags, Sunglasses, Jewelry, Socks, Hats and Hydration vessels of all sizes. All CVR members get 10% off.
Owner Steve Kenny has been an avid runner for 20 years


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 moving

Chris Andresen  

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