Monday, March 9, 2015



PLEASE NOTE that our Wednesday run at Rice University has changed effective immediately: Due to an increase in after school care, the First Christian Church cannot accommodate BCRR parking in the church lot until 6:30 when their childcare day ends.  Every Wednesday evening we will now begin our weekly runs at 6:30. Please help us maintain our positive relationship with the church by respecting their needs. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and flexibility with this. 

All levels are welcome. And the best part is the cheap beer at Valhalla afterwards. Parking is available at First Christian Church/School (1628 Rice Boulevard).

*This Wednesday there will also be a tab to celebrate Sam McMurtey's birthday. Come out to run, drink, and be merry!
Welcome new members: We'd like to extend a warm Bayou City welcome to our newest  member, Evan Lapka. We look forward to seeing you at the next BCRR club run or social event.  

BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Jennifer Naples (March 9th), Samantha McMurtrey (March 11th), Brian Castro (March 12th), and Sheila Ramamurthy (March 15th). 

* = New Age Group


Save the date for  a Happy Hour Baby Shower!

Please join BCRR at the  home of Chuck and Cheryl 5314 Mandell Blvd. on Friday, March 27 at 6:00pm to celebrate the adoption of Daniel Alexander by club members Tina Reynolds and Andrew Kenworthy.

Contributions will be collected to purchase a jogging stroller so that they may continue to run with the group without excuses!

Looking forward to a fun evening. Please RSVP to


If you are not running the Bayou City Classic 5K/10K, please volunteer!

Please show your support for the Houston running  community, your Club, HARRA, and Houston City Parks by volunteering on Saturday, March 14, 2015 for the Bayou City Classic 10K and 5K.  HARRA needs your help as an experienced runner in filling volunteer spots for key race support positions.  Please help make the race safe and fun for your fellow Club members who are racing.  All proceeds from this race go to the Houston Parks Department. Also, Bayou City Classic volunteers will receive a t-shirt and earn HARRA VVIP volunteer points.

If you can help support the race, please contact Susan Cita at or sign up online at


Samantha McMurtry needs help your help with Bayou City Classic PPU/Registration at Fleet Feet Rice Village onFriday March 13 from 10am-7pm.

Please contact Samantha if you can help at

Happy Hour:  (March 13th, 2015) Start the weekend off right with Happy Hour this Friday at Brooklyn Athletic Club, 601 Richmond Avenue, Houston, 77006 at 6:30 p.m. 


14th- Bayou City Classic 10K, Downtown Houston at Hermann Square 
  • Contact Kathi Mahon ( if you would like to be part of the BCRR Centipede for the Bayou City Classic 10K.
  • Our theme will underscore one of the heaviest topics in modern pop culture. Yes, since 2014 was the year of the rear, when the internet was broken more than once by the well endowed derrière, our theme all be "All about that Bass (Base)". We will celebrate big bottom-dom channeling the likes of Kim K, Nicki Menaj, etc.  Everyone welcome. We will leave no one(s) behind!

21st- Law Week 8K, Downtown Houston at Sam Houston Park 

11th- Bellaire Trolley Run 5K, Bellaire City Hall 

22nd- LP Run (33 1/3 minutes), Rice University Track 

9th- Bayou Bash Relay, Bear Creek Park

*Underlined races denote HARRA Spring Series races. Participation in these races allows BCRR to remain competitive in HARRA Team Standings. 
Mellow Monday- Join us every Monday for a 3 mile recovery run around Memorial Park at 7:00p.m.Runners who are interested should park on the east side of the parking lot in front of the softball fields off of the Picnic Loop. The goal is to increase membership and recruit new members with this new social event. Following a loop around Memorial, we head to a dinner venue for post running fun. **Please note that in cases of inclement weather, i.e. thunder & lightning, Mellow Monday will be cancelled for safety reasons. 

Friday Hills at Mount Bacon (Tanglewood):Join us for this weekly run from St. Martins Episcopal Church, 
717 Sage Road to Mount Bacon. We meet in the church parking lot at the corner of Sage Road and Woodway Drive at 5:30 am. We have a 1.3 mile warm-up run to Mount Bacon and do 2 to 4 miles of hills with a 1.3 mile run back to the church.

Sunday Long Run (Memorial Park, 6:30 AM): Meet us at the O mile marker for a 10, 11, or 12 mile route around Memorial Park and through River Oaks. Immediately following the run, join us at Starbucks (Uptown Park and Post Oak Blvd) for coffee and conversation. 
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