HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS!
BCRR COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE- RESCHEDULED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
Because of inclement weather, you have one more chance to do some spring cleaning for our BCRR Community Garage Sale. Bring your unwanted items over to the Modern B&B (4003 Hazard, Houston, 77098) between now and May 1st.
We'll also need volunteers to help us with the event on Saturday, May 2nd at the Modern from 8:00-2:00 p.m. Lisa will also coordinate a pick up for larger items. Please email Lisa if you'll need a pick up or if you are willing to volunteer at email@example.com
Garage sale proceeds will pay for BCRR Bayou Bash Relay entries for all our BCRR/HARRA active members.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE BCRR AWARDS BANQUET
Make plans to join us on Wednesday, May 27th at the St. Arnold's Brewery for our annual Awards Banquet. Enjoy beer, bbq, and the company of good friends as we celebrate the accomplishments of some of our most dedicated BCRR runners.
The cost to attend is $10 for members who volunteered at a HARRA or BCRR race and $15 for members who did not volunteer this year. Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly to firstname.lastname@example.org
VALHALLA TAB ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 6TH
Loris Fusi will sponsor the tab on May 6th and also provide munchies for everyone. Come out and enjoy the company of great friends and free beer and food!
SPRING IS FOR RELAYS
Bayou Bash Relay is now BCRR's race. Yes, we are chairing a HARRA race! The 4 x 1.5 mile relay is Saturday, May 9th, at 4 p.m. at Bear Creek Park. It will be followed by the HARRA Family/Member Appreciation Picnic.
Online registration is now open and our race webpage will be going live soon. Please run or volunteer at https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Houston/BayouBashRelay
If you don't plan on racing please contact June Harris about volunteering email@example.com There are also some volunteer opportunities you can help with and still participate in the race to earn club points.
Let's make this event the best ever!
***These BCRR members have graciously agreed to chair the following categories for the relay. Please email them if you're interested in participating on a relay team.***
- Open Women- Heidi Zimmerman, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Open Men- Aaron Imlah, email@example.com
- Masters Women- Lisa Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Masters Men- Peter Griffiths, email@example.com
- Senior Women- Kathi Mahon, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Senior Men- David Piper, email@example.com
- Veterans & Ultra Veterans- Mike Mangan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Beach to Bay Relay Marathon Weekend is May 15-17, 2015 The race is on Saturday, May 16th. This event is our annual pilgrimage to run, sun, and fun on Padre Island in Corpus Cristi. Form your team of 6! Arrive on Friday, race Saturday morning, and party till Sunday.
We will be staying at the Gulf Stream Condominiums as usual. Be sure to book your condo early, so we can all stay together. Race website: http://www.beachtobayrelay.com Gulf Stream Condos: http://gulfstreamcondos.com
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
We'd like to extend a warm Bayou City welcome to the following new members: George Close, Michael Doustan, Joe Melanson, and Billie-Kay Melanson. We look forward to seeing you at our next club run or social event.
BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Alan Tillotson (May 2nd) and Douglas Paddon-Jones (May 3rd).
* = New Age Group
Happy Hour: (Friday, May 1st, 2015) Please join us this Friday for Happy Hour at Down the Street, 5746 Larkin in the Heights at 6:30 p.m.
SPRING RUNNING CALENDAR:
28th- Tour de Bayou, Stage 4- Ho Chi Minh at 6 p.m.
9th- Bayou Bash Relay, Bear Creek Park
WEEKLY CLUB RUNS:
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. **Please note that in cases of inclement weather, i.e. thunder & lightning, Mellow Monday will be cancelled for safety reasons.
PLEASE NOTE that our Wednesday run at Rice University has changed effective immediately: Due to an increase in after school care, the First Christian Church cannot accommodate BCRR parking in the church lot until 6:30 when their childcare day ends. Every Wednesday evening we will now begin our weekly runs at 6:30.
If you choose to run before 6:30 please make alternate parking arrangements. Parking on Cherokee is free after 6:00 p.m. if you'd like to pre loop Rice. Please help us maintain our positive relationship with the church by respecting their needs. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and flexibility with this.
To park in the church parking lot, you need a BCRR bumper sticker. Please see Lisa Thompson for a sticker if you do not already have one.
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): Meet us at the O mile marker for a 10, 11, or 12 mile route around Memorial Park and through River Oaks. Immediately following the run, join us at Starbucks (Uptown Park and Post Oak Blvd) for coffee and conversation.
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