Monday, May 9, 2016

BCRR WEEKLY UPDATE: May 9th to May 15th


Thank you to all who donated and volunteered at the Garage Sale this weekend! Money earned will be going towards entries to the Bayou Bash Relay!

Bayou Bash Relay – Saturday, May 14th:

Next up for the Spring Series: The Bayou Bash Relay!! The HARRA club competition is extremely close, so BCRR needs a big turnout at the relay to recapture the top spot! The club is covering the cost of racing for all members who are current with BCRR & HARRA. Your age group captains will be reaching out to you soon to help organize teams:

Open: Christina Jones – & Andrew Young –
Masters: Lisa Thompson - & Peter Griffiths -
Veterans: Kathleen Mahon - & Alan Tillotson -
Ultra: Mike Mangan -

There are also volunteer opportunities for the Bayou Bash Relay (Saturday afternoon & Sunday morning)– please email Rosie for more information:
BCRR Awards Banquet – Wednesday May 25th

The BCRR Awards Banquet will be held at St. Arnold’s Brewery (2000 Lyons Ave) on Wednesday, May 25th at 6:30 pm. Tickets will be sold at the door for $15. This includes lots of delicious beer and food catered by Lasagna House.

Bayou City Road Runner Dues 2016 – 2017

You will also have the opportunity to pay club dues at the banquet:
·        Single Member $30
·        Family Membership: $35
·        Both options offer a $5 discount for HARRA members



Interested in helping support the club as an active member of the board? Know someone who could help this grow and make an impact on the running community? Nominate yourself or someone to run as a member of the board. The current nominations are:

·        President – Andrew Young
·        Vice-President – Christina Jones
·        Secretary – Jason Burris
·        Treasurer  - Peter Griffiths
·        Members at Large (or Small) – Bill Lindsey, Ron Morgan, & Katie Decker

Nominations are open for all positions, competition is welcome!!
Reply to this email with nominations!



BCRR is continuing our race participation reward program. It’s designed to thank our HARRA Series Runners and encourage future HARRA Series participation… a raffle of FREE entries to HARRA Series races!

Following the last race in the HARRA Spring Series, BCRR will raffle off a free entry to each of the Fall Series races. All BCRR members who are also HARRA members and ran at least one Spring Series race will be eligible to enter the raffle. AND, the more races you ran, the greater your chance of winning a free race entry, because your name will be entered into the raffle for each Spring Series race you ran.

HOW IT WORKS: Run (HARRA Series races)!! And then run some more! And then after your race, mosey over to your computer and email your name and the Spring Series races you ran (relays count) to with the subject line “BCRR Raffle.” Runners can send emails after each race, or wait until after the final race to email their entries. Remember, for your race to be “raffle eligible” you must be a member of both BCRR and HARRA at the time of the race. The deadline to email entries is May 21, 2016. Raffle winners will be notified by BCRR with information on how to claim their free entries.

Stay tuned to the weekly BCRR email for details and reminders on the raffle submission deadline, and keep running!


We'd like to extend a warm Bayou City welcome to our newest members: Betsy Eason, Sherry Scott, & Rachel Viger. We look forward to seeing you at the next club run or social event!!

BCRR Birthdays:  

Happy Birthday to:

·         Gloria Mahoney – May 10th         
·         Dani Carbone – May 11th        
·         Anna Vargas & Steven Hlozek – May 12th  
·         Christian Boada, Milan Jamrich, & Miriam Werner – May 14th
 Hope you have a spectacular day!!!
* = New Age Group
 Happy Hour – Kirby Ice House

(Friday, May 13th, 2016) Please join us this Friday at Kirby Ice House (3333 Eastside St) a “sleek, expansive bar serving local bears, cocktails, and wine with a big backyard & food trucks.

Sunday – Whole Foods

(Sunday, May 15th, 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 14, 2016
TC Jester 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. 

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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