Monday, September 15, 2014

BCRR This Week, September 15th through 21st, 2014


Welcome to our new member:   Charlos, Ward, Lee Riley, Jonathan Riley, Julian Riley, Jacqueline Barran, Jacob Egly, and Susan Young.  We are thrilled to have you in the club and look forward to running with you soon!

BCRR Birthdays: 

Happy Birthday to John Fredrickson & Ananya Srikanth (September 15th), Wim Burgers* & Zoe Paddon-Jones (September 16th), Loue Fragoso (September 17th), Cathy McGlohn (September 18th), James Castellanos (September 20th), and Udo Heginger & Kristin Goff (September 21st). 

* = New Age Group


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:  (September , 2014) West Alabama Ice House, 1919 West Alabama, Houston, 77098, 7:00 p.m. 

Wednesday Tab at Valhalla: Join J.P. at Vahalla on September 17th to celebrate his birthday. 

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



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

The first race of the Fall Series, the HARRA XC Relay is just around the corner! Join us for a fun 4 x 2 mile relay and a great post-race party at Spotts Park on Saturday September 27 at 5pm. Don't have a team? No problem, just email your age group coordinator:
Open Women: Heidi
Open Men: Andrew
Masters Women: Anna
Masters Men: Alonso
Veteran Women: Kathi
Veteran Men: Joe
Grand Masters Men: Mike

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)


Mellow Monday- Join us every Monday for a 3 mile recovery run around Memorial Park at 7:00 p.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. 

Wednesday at Rice University: Every Wednesday evening 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.  


BCRR CLOTHING IMPRINTING!!! Bring your clothes to Valhalla, the O mile marker on Sundays, or The Modern B&B at 4003 Hazard Street by September 24th to imprint your clothes with the BCRR logo. It's a great way to increase your purple wardrobe at only $5 a garment. 


Joe Sellers needs 25 volunteers for Badges and Bases, September 27th at 8 a.m. Give back to a gentleman who helps us put on some incredible local races. Please contact Susan Cita the volunteer coordinator if you can help.
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