Tuesday, April 7, 2015

BCRR This Week April 6th- 12th



June Harris will host a BCRR/BARC run at the Seabrook Trails   at Miramar Park, 1109 Hamner in Seabrook, Texas on Sunday, April 12th at 6:30 a.m. Carpool out and participate in a fun social run with our friends in the Bay Area!


Please join us for the 7th Semi-Annual BCRR Croquet Extravaganza at the Memorial Park Croquet Pitch on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. 

B.Y.O.B. Prizes and snacks provided!!!.  Come see if John Phillips can reclaim his crown.  Dinner afterwards at a location TBD.  A fantabulous time guaranteed for all.


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  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bayoubashrelay

Let's make this event the best ever!

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


BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Gina Young & Robert Chandler (April 6th) and Ross Davis, Eric Pace, & Shelley Grahmann (April 11th). 

* = New Age Group

Happy Hour:  (Friday, April 10, 2015Please join us for a unique Happy Hour opportunity this Friday at the Art Car Ball at the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art from 6:00 PM to 11:00 p.m. 

Visit the link below to purchase your tickets: 


Shelley and Robin will be sponsoring the tab at Valhalla on Wednesday, April 15th. 
11th- Bellaire Trolley Run 5K, Bellaire City Hall 

22nd- LP Run (33 1/3 minutes), Rice University Track 

9th- Bayou Bash Relay, Bear Creek Park
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. 
We want to know what our members are doing on the roads and/or trails. Send all your results to us at (bcrr.results@gmail.com) <http://mc/compose?to=bcrr.results%40gmail.com%29>  before the 20th day of the month and we’ll make sure they hit the next newsletter.

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