Monday, July 20, 2015

BCRR Week of July 20th to July 26th


The July Newsletter is live!

Click HERE to catch up on the latest club news and learn a little more about your BCRR Board Members. 



BCRR Fall Garage Sale: August 7-8th
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Finish up your summer cleaning and bring your "junk" over to the Modern B&B (4003 Hazard, Houston, 77098) between now and August 6th. 

We'll need volunteers to help us with the event on Saturday, August 7th & 8th. at the Modern from 8:00-2:00 p.m.  Please email Lisa if you'll need a large item picked up at

Garage sale proceeds will pay for BCRR Fall Relay entries for all our BCRR/HARRA active members. 



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BCRR canoe trip on Saturday July 25! Paddle Buffalo Bayou through the jungles of Memorial Park to downtown, about 8 miles total. Trip duration is about 4 hours, so bring water and maybe some snacks to keep yourself going. Canoes will be two persons per boat, so if you have someone you want to paddle with, then make those plans ahead! Otherwise you will get paired with someone the day of. Children are allowed, but anyone under 16 years old must be accompanied in the boat by a responsible adult.
Logistics: 8:00 am, July 25, meet at City of Houston parking lot H, on the east side of the Sabine St. Lofts and Fonde Rec Center. 
Map here: 
Park cars, get waivers signed, and then a shuttle bus will transport everyone to the put in location. After boat assignments and a quick safety and instructional briefing, it's in the bayou we go. 
Recommended stuff to wear and bring: closed toe shoes recommended, like old running shoes or something similar. Hat and sunglasses with leashes. Shirt and shorts, non-cotton tech fabrics recommended. Water. Leave a towel and change of clothes in your car for afterwards, since we'll be headed to a local establishment for food and drinks once we are done with the paddle trip.
This excursion is capped at 30 participants. Trip fee is $50 per person, includes the boat and all equipment, shuttle transport to the put in location, and guide service. Does not include drinks so please bring some water. Must book and pay in advance, no day-of registrations will be accepted. 
***A minimum of twenty people to sign up in order to make the trip happen. If we have fewer than 20 paid registrants as of Wednesday July 22, the trip will cancel.***

Checks and registration forms (CLICK HERE) can be mailed to Tom Helm, 1528 White Oak Drive, Houston, Texas, 77009.


It's that time of the year again BCRR. Time to renew your club dues to remain current with the club and with HARRA. 

Individual dues are $25 
Family dues are $30

HARRA members receive a $5 discount. 

Click on the link below to renew.


We'd like to extend a warm Bayou City welcome to our new members, Rajesh Joshi, Daniel Haworth, Rachael Moore, Andrew Nelson, Kriti Puri, and Sarah Soles. We look forward to seeing you at the next club run or social event. 

BCRR Birthdays: 

Happy birthday to Tricia Hernandez (July 20th), Jenni Carvalho-Salemi* (July 22nd), Sachin Butala, Avi Moss, and Robert Walters* (July 23rd), and Sarah Kegel and Rajesh Joshi (July 26th).

* = New Age Group


Happy Hour: 
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(Friday July 24, 2015) Please join us this Friday for Happy Hour at Stone’s Throw, 1417 Westheimer Rd. at 6:30 pm.

Sunday Breakfast:
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(Sunday, July 26, 2015) Join us Sunday after the long run for brunch at Pondicheri, West Ave, 2800 Kirby Dr B132. Meet us there around 9:30ish.


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 until6:30 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 on Memorial Dr. for coffee and conversation.


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The Will's Hills Summer Program starts this Monday, June 1st, at 5:30 a.m. at Spotts Park.

The program lasts about 10 weeks and the cost is $50.  Click on the link below to learn more about this summer training opportunity.