Monday, December 1, 2014

BCRR This Week November 24th- 30th


BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Freddy Queen (November 24th), Irma Conran (November 25th), Fred Ward & Kim Kimmey (November 28th), Warren Prelle & Stephanie Martch (November 29th), and our fearless leader, Lisa Thompson (November 30th). 

* = New Age Group



Happy Hour:  (November 28, 2014) Join us this Friday at 13 Celsius, 3000 Caroline Street , Houston, 77004 at 6:30 p.m. 

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 Party:Save 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 at 6:00 p.m. Then immediately following our run, we will head over to the Modern B&B for food, drinks, and merriment. Monetary donations will be collected this year to fund running scholarships for the Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic School Running Club.

John's Loooong Run: Save the date for John's Long Run on Satuday, December 27th at the Phillip's residence. Stay tuned for more details. 



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.  



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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