Saturday, June 18, 2016

BCRR WEEKLY UPDATE June 13th to June 19th


Bayou City Road Runner Dues 2016 – 2017

It is time to pay dues for the 2016-2017 season. Dues can be paid online HERE
·        Single Member $30
·        Family Membership: $35
·        Both options offer a $5 discount for HARRA members

Run for a Reason Kick Off Party

Save the date for the Run for a Reason Kick Off Party on Thursday, June 16th. The celebration will be from 5-7 pm at the Memorial Park  Picnic Loop. 

Volunteers will be needed for set up and to help man the tent. Please reply to this email to volunteer! 

Post-Sunday Run Yoga Class - June 26th 

On Sunday, June 26, Yoga Athletex will be hosting a post run, yoga cool down at Memorial Park. Meet at 8:30 AM on the Stretch Deck following your Sunday run and bring your yoga mat!

Yoga Athletex keeps athletes moving, regardless of their limitations, with responsive programming based in yoga, sports performance training and mindfulness. Our vision is to create a healthier life-long athletic community in Houston, from youth to adult athletes.

During our 30 minute session, we will give you the tools you need to stretch, increase mobility and prevent injury specific to long distance runners. Already working through an injury? Don’t worry, we’ll have modifications for you too! Because, we keep you moving! 

More information on Yoga Athletex can be found HERE.

In addition, we’ll have light snacks for you to fuel properly. We’ve partnered with Larrikin to provide all natural and handmade muesli & energy balls made here in Houston. Seriously tasty & free of refined sugar & artificial preservatives. Larrikin is a little taste of Aussie in Texas.

See you on the mat!



The annual HARRA Banquet and Board Elections will take place on Sunday, June 26th at St Arnold's Brewery from 6-9 PM. Your ticket includes a great buffet dinner and St Arnold's beverages. There will be the usual great raffle prizes and awards for runner of the season, club competition and volunteers. A great time to mingle with your brethren from our sister clubs! Best of all, celebrate our Overall Club victory! 
HARRA is picking up the tab for the open bar and online processing fee, so a ticket is just $35 today.   Get your tickets HERE 

Join or Renew your HARRA Membership today and save money!
Our "Running Year" runs (pun intended) from July 1st to June 30th, so now is a good time to join or renew for the upcoming year at early bird pricing. Take advantage of the $5 discount this month and sign up before July 1st! (and don't forget to renew your BCRR membership too!) Click HERE to renew your membership!



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

BCRR Birthdays:  

Happy Birthday to:

·         Rebecca Verm – June 13th           
·         Jonathan Zwickel – June 14th          
·         John R. Wacasey, Jay Hendrickson, & Rachel Moore – June 16th             
·         Andrew Kenworthy – June 17th           
·         Donald Brenner, Ragan Crowell, & James Tuscany – June 19th
 Hope you have a spectacular day!!!
* = New Age Group
 Happy Hour – Boheme
(Friday, June 17th, 2016) Please join us this Friday at Boheme (307 Fairview St.) a great Montrose bar with an artsy vibe and wonderful patio seating We will meet around 6:30 PM.

Sunday – Whole Foods

(Sunday, June 19th, 2016) Join us immediately following the long run for coffee and breakfast at Whole Foods on Waugh. 

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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