Monday, July 21, 2014

BCRR This Week, July 21 through July 28, 2014



Welcome new members: Lauren Hammang, Christina Jones, Aaron Imlah, and Gabe Gomez! We're so happy to have you!


BCRR Birthdays: 

Tricia Hernandez (July 20th), Sachin Butala (July 23rd), Avi Moss (July 23rd), Rob Walters (July 23rd), Doug Becker (July 26th), David Eglinton (July 27), Mark Tidwell (July 27th), and Jacob Tonge (July 28th). * = New Age Group


Thanks to Scott Bounds and Ellen Pannell for sponsoring the tab at Vahalla and for the yummy Star pizza!

This weeks beer tab at Valhalla will be sponsored by Avi Moss, Lorna, and Geek! 


The Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Kickoff Party has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 31st from 5:00 to 7:00pm on the south side of Memorial Park (at the intersection of Memorial Drive and South Picnic Lane).  Pickup your FREE "In Training" shirt.  Look for the BCRR Tent and visit the official race charities.  FREE beer, water muffins, fruit, granola bars and more!  No matter where in the Park you happen to be, jump on the Run for a Reason courtesy shuttle and come to the party!

If you missed or weren't selected into the lottery for the marathon, this event is the place to be to learn how to get a guaranteed entry.   You could be registered the same day!

Bring your old running shoes and the will be donated to SEARCH Homeless Services.  Just look for the Waste Management shoe donation bins located throughout the event. 


It's that time of year!!  Don't forget to renew your BCRR dues, either online, by mail or in person.  Membership forms can be found at:  Join or Renew


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If your HARRA membership is current, prices are still $20 for individual memberships, $25 for family memberships (CHEAP!!).  Add $5 if you are not a HARRA member.  We will have paper applications this week at Valhalla if you want to pay in person.   This is also a great opportunity to update your contact information (address, phone, email) for our roster.


Happy Hour (July 25, 2014, 6:00pm): D&T Drive Inn, 1307 Enid Street, 77009

After the Sunday Long Run: Join us for Breakfast at Starbucks in Uptown Park, 1151 Uptown Park Boulevard.  



ATTENTION BCRR ARMY WE NEED YOUR HELP.  This is a call out for your presence on August 2nd to run a hot race with cold beer in beautiful Seabrook.  Our goal is to have as many BCRR members at this race wearing our colors and taking home hardware.  REGISTER NOW!  Outriggers 5K by the Bay, Outriggers Bar, 305 Bath Street, Seabrook

2nd    Outriggers 5K by the Bay, Outriggers Bar, 305 Bath Street, Seabrook
10th   Sonoma Water to Wine Race, Sonoma, California, 

27th   HARRA Cross Country Relay, Spotts Park, (HARRA Fall Series Race)

12th  Space City 10 Miler, University of Clear Lake, (HARRA Fall Series Race)
26th  Houston Half Marathon, Sam Houston Park, (HARRA Fall Series Race)

1st   Alex's 5K, Tom Bass Park
16th HMSA Classical 25K, Wortham Center, Fish Plaza, (HARRA Fall Series Race)

14th  Finish Line Sports 30K, Sugar Land Town Square

18th   Chevron Houston Marathon, George R. Brown Convention Center, (HARRA Fall Series Race)

Wednesday at Rice University: 
Every Wednesday ev
ening we meet at 5:45 at Rice University (run leaves at 6 pm sharp!). 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).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): Join us for the weekly long run from Memorial Park zero-mile marker. We leave promptly at 6:30
 and members typically run between 10 and 15 miles.   Breakfast at Starbucks in Uptown Park, 1151 Uptown Park Boulevard.   ******* REPORT YOUR RACE RESULTS We want to know what our members are doing on the roads and/or trails. Send all your results to us at ( <http://mc/compose? before the 20th day of the month and we’ll make sure they hit the next newsletter.
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 and let him know you're a BCRR member when you book your appointment.

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