Monday, August 4, 2014

BCRR This Week, August 4 through 11, 2014



BCRR Birthdays: 

Happy Birthday to John (JP) Anderson (August 5th)*, Cheryl Verlander (August 6th)*, Christoph Eick (August 8th), Leslie Medley Russell (August 8th), and Hope Sellers (August 9th). 

* = New Age Group


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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: (August 8, 2014) Nouvea Antique Art Bar, 2913 Main Street, Houston, 77002

Splash & Dash: Join (August 20, 2014) Join us after our Wednesday social run at Chuck & Cheryl's house, 5314 Mandell Blvd. Cool off in the pool and enjoy some food and drinks in the company of great friends. 

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

Alternative Happy Hour (August 15, 2014, 6:00 p.m.) Houston Escape Room, 2222 Bissonnet Street, 77005

Mark your calendars, folks. August 15 we have an alternative Happy Hour planned at the Houston Escape Room. The premise is, 10 people get locked in a room and you have 1h to solve the mystery and escape. We are booked for 6pm. Cost is $18 payable to Andrew, please tell me if you want to participate as I expect we will fill up. 

If you can't make it that early or don't want to participate, Volcano is one block away and regular HH will proceed there. I don't think there is any alcohol in the room, so the escapees will probably stop by after to celebrate. 

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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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