Monday, December 5, 2016

BCRR WEEKLY UPDATE - December 5th to December 11th

We have an exciting week ahead!!

Christmas Lights Run & 
Christmas Party!!
Friday, December 9th, 2016
Lights run @ 6 pm - start at the Rose Garden
Christmas Party @ 8 pm – Modern B&B (4003 Hazard)

First, join us for a special 4 mile run around River Oaks, featuring the festively decorated houses! 
Map for the run can be found HERE

Afterwards, head over to the Modern B&B for the BCRR Christmas Party! 
Party to feature a signature drink, Hors D'oeuvres, and Karaoke! FESTIVE attire is a must! Cost is $10/person at the door!

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Sugarland FLS 30K

 Get ready for the Sugarland FLS 30K on Sunday, December 11th. It is the next race in the HARRA Fall Warm-Up Series! Registration can be found HERE.

**There will be NO supported Sunday Long Run due to the 30K**
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John’s LOOOOONG RUN will be on Sun. Dec. 18th
NEW LOCATION and planned 4 weeks prior to Marathon due to Christmas. This is the 16th year and the 1st year for the new site at Sue Leone’s/Alan Svoboda’s Terrace Home (326 Terrace Ave. 77007)
This is open to all BCRR members and guests Start is 6:30 am from The Terrace House. It is a 21 mile single loop route with several ways to adjust the distance. There are 6 water/Gatorade stops (about every 3 miles). The course map is still on our web site, but it will be adjusted for the new start location. A Drop Box for clothing will be located at the corner of Crestwood and Memorial behind the water fountain and will be picked up about 45-60 minutes after the run starts. Dropped Clothes will placed outside on the back patio.
A full breakfast with adult drinks awaits the finishers. It will be served in the Kitchen Area. We have an indoor and outdoor shower. The Hot tub will be heated and bubbling for those that need some relief.
Please RSVP beforehand so we can get a count for food and drink to We ask for a donation of about $7-8 to help with the cost and a couple of volunteers to help with cooking. So come and join the fun and don’t be late. Front door will be open. Sue & Alan

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September 17, 2016
Spotts Park
October 9, 2016
Univ of Houston Clear Lake
October 30, 2016
Sam Houston Park
November 13, 2016
Wortham Center Plaza
December 11, 2016
Sugarland Town Square
January 15, 2017
George R Brown Convention Center

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

BCRR Birthdays:  

Happy Birthday to:
·        Stephen Fox* & Megan Heenan – December 5th
·        Deborah Touchy – December 9th
·        Cecilia Farias-Ruiz* & Wendy Zhang – December 10th
·        Cheryl Shaw – December 11th
Hope you have a spectacular day!!!
* = New Age Group
 Happy Hour – BCRR Christmas Party!!!! 
Sunday – Whole Foods – to return later in the month


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 6:30 at Rice University (run leaves at 6:40 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-  p_griffiths@

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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