Friday, March 18, 2016

BCRR WEEKLY UPDATE: March 14th to March 20th


Happy Birthday at Valhalla – Take 2!!
Wednesday, March 16th, please join us at Valhalla following the evening run for a beer tab sponsored by Rosie Schmandt and Nancy Greig in honor of their belated birthday!!
Church Donations:
The First Christian Church (where we park on Wednesday) is taking donations for Camp Kesem – a student-let organization that plans and hosts a summer camp for children with parents affected by cancer.
The group needs donations of camp supplies: individually packaged snacks, craft supplies, and recreational equipment – balls, bats, mitts, etc.

There are plastic bins in the church to drop off supplies. Please consider making a donation!!
Bayou City Classic 10K Race – Saturday, March 19th

The 3rd race of the HARRA Spring Series, the Bayou City Classic 10K, is this Saturday, March 19, 2016.  Come out to run and rack up points for BCRR in the HARRA Club Competition and for yourself in the Runner of the Season Contest. Can't run? Come out to watch or volunteer. Terrific post race party - Epic costumed centipede contest - at least 2 teams will feature BCRR members. This is the only race owned and operated by HARRA and 100% of the proceeds go to Houston parks where we meet and run. 

You can still register online at and at packet pickup on Friday March 18-11am-8pm
Whole Foods Voss - 1407 South Voss Road

To volunteer on race day contact Susan Cita at or register online:

The Super Hero Centipede needs at least one more runner. Contact Kathi Mahon if you would like to join in the fun.

Volunteers needed for Packet Pick Up
Friday March 18 from 4:00-8:00pm
Please let Sam know if you can spare some time.

Lone Star Trail Run – Saturday, April 2nd

Scott Bounds is organizing a Lone Star Trail run from Richards to Lake Stubblefield.  (FS219 - FS211, 3.4 miles) (FS211 - FM149 / blue trail, 3.5 miles) (FM149-FS237, 2.6 miles) (FS237-FS204, 3.1 miles) (FS204-FM1375, 1.4 miles) (FM1375 to Stubblefield Campground, 3.9 miles).  Although 18 miles of trail running, runners can start at different points to get their distance in.  For example, to run 11 miles, the runner would start at the FM149 trailhead.  The trail sections are shown as Sections 01 (Richards to FM 149), 02 (FM 149 to FM 1375 and part of 03 (FM 1375 to Cotton Ck Cemetery Rd).

Please contact Scott Bounds for further information and to be included in planning! -

 Spring BCRR Family Picnic & Trash Day 
Unfortunately, due to the Kite Festival at Herman Park on April 3rd, we will be postponing the family picnic to a later weekend. The 2 potential weekends are April 10th & April 24th. Stay tuned for more information via email/facebook

 Save the date for upcoming BCRR Events:

·        BCRR Spring Banquet @ St. Arnold’s– Wednesday, May 25th

Time to Travel with BCRR:

·        We are looking for interested members to run the Bolder Boulder - Memorial Day, May 30th, 2016 – in Boulder, CO. Reply to the email for more information & to get an initial headcount. Race information can be found HERE.


We'd like to extend a warm Bayou City welcome to our new members. We look forward to seeing you at the next club run or social event!!

BCRR Birthdays:  

Happy Birthday to:

·         Sheila Ramamurthy – March 15th     
·         Ben Emley – March 16th  
·         Susan Davis, Ashley Raymond, & Kate Philbrick – March 17th     

 Hope you have a spectacular day!!!
* = New Age Group
 Happy Hour – Johnny’s Gold Brick
(Friday, March 18th, 2016) Please join us this Friday at Johnny’s Gold Brick (2518 Yale St.) – a cozy bar in the Heights, featuring 10 classic cocktails for only $8!

Sunday – Whole Foods

(Sunday, March 20th, 2016) Join us immediately following the long run for coffee and breakfast at Whole Foods on Waugh. 


February 21, 2016
Clear Lake
March 12, 2016
Downtown Houston (Sam Houston Park)
March 19, 2016
Downtown Houston (Hermann Square)
April 9, 2016
Bellaire City Hall
April 13, 2016
Rice University Track
May 2016
TC Jester

 ***BCRR INCENTIVE: For every race you run in the HARRA Spring Series, you will receive an entry into a drawing for a FREE entry to a fall series race! The more you run, the better your chances at a free fall 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. **Please note that in cases of inclement weather, i.e. thunder & lightning, Mellow Monday will be cancelled for safety reasons. 

Wednesday at Rice University: Every Wednesday evening we meet at 6:15 at Rice University (run leaves at 6:30 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). 

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. 

Friday Speedwork (Memorial Park 5:30 AM): Contact Peter Griffiths for more information-

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 Whole Foods for coffee and conversation.


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