Monday, November 10, 2014

BCRR This Week November 10th-16th

HELLO BAYOU CITY and a Happy Veteran's Day to any BCRR members who serve(d) in the military to defend our freedom!

Welcome New Members: Daryl Parker! We look forward to seeing you at our next run or social event! 

BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Gabe Gomez & Nancy Reuter (November 10th), Sarah Harrington (November 11th), Lisa Foronda* (November 12th), Stina Frederiksen (November 13th), Patrick Flaherty (November 15th), and Terry Flanning (November 16th). 

* = New Age Group



Happy Hour:  (November 14, 2014) Join us this Friday at El Big Bad, 419 Travis Street, Houston, 77002 at 6:30 p.m. 

The Sixth Semi-Annual Croquet Extravaganza: The Sixth Semi-Annual Croquet Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, November 15th from 1:30-5:00 p.m. at the Memorial Park Croquet Pitch. 
This is also a volunteer appreciation party for the Alex 5K volunteers! BYOB – snacks provided. Prizes for Top Mallet (the John Phillips Award), Best Dressed (the Sam Pace Award), and Sportsmanship (the Zwick Award). Family and friends welcome. Dinner afterwards at a location TBD. 

For information or if you have any questions contact Dave Piper at  A fantabulous time guaranteed for all!


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

BCRR Holiday PartySave the date for this year's Bayou City Christmas Party at Cadillac Bar on Sunday, December 7th at 6:00 p.m. For Alex's 5K, Rockets Run, and Jingle Bell volunteers,  the advance price is $20 and $25 at the door. For everyone else, the advance price is $25 before December 1st or $30 at the door. All RSVP's must be emailed to Susan Cita by December 1st at

Christmas Lights Run & Tacky Christmas Sweater PartySave the date for this year's fun filled River Oaks Lights Run and Tacky Christmas Sweater Party on December 17th. We will meet at the Rose Garden in River Oaks for a run through their winter light's wonderland. Then we will head over to the Modern B&B for food, drinks, and merriment. More details to follow! 



16th HMSA Classical 25K, Wortham Center, Fish Plaza, (HARRA Fall Series Race)

Andrew and Tina have graciously agreed to host the 25K post race party on Sunday, November 16th at 2138 Wroxton Road, Houston, Texas 77005. Come by to share race stories and fun anytime after 10:30 a.m. 

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 7:00p.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. 

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.  


A special thanks to everyone who rearranged their long run schedule this past weekend to volunteer at Sunday's Rockets Run. This event would not have been a success without you!

Susan Cita is organizing volunteers for this year's Jingle Bell Run on December 14th at the YMCA Downtown. Please email her at if you are able to volunteer, so she can begin assigning you to a volunteer role. 

We recognize we've asked for your help a lot in the  last month and a half, but all of these races help fund many BCRR activities. The success of these events cannot happen without your help!


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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