Monday, January 7, 2019

BCRR WEEKLY UPDATE - January 7th to January 13th

Full details of the weekend can be found on the BCRR Website.

GRB Run – Sunday, January 13th

The final Sunday before the marathon, we will run the last 6 miles of the marathon (from Memorial Park to the GRB) and back. This run is open to all Houston runners - so invite your friends! Usual start time of 6:30 AM at the Tennis Center.

Pasta Loading Party – Friday, January 18th
The Carb-loading Pasta Party will be at Buca Di Beppo (5192 Buffalo Speedway) at 7PM on Friday.
Please respond to this email – to RSVP by Wednesday, January 16th!!

Gear Collection
Please place items in a ziplock - labeled with your name, preferred aid station drop, and pace.

Gear will be collected by Christina Jones at the following times:
  • Sunday, January 13th @ the GRB Run
  • Wednesday, January 16th @ Valhalla following the run
  • Friday, January 18th @ the Pasta Loading Party

*** There will be NO gear pick up marathon morning!***
Security does not allow non-runners into the convention center.
Initial Race Day Details:
BCRR will have 2 sponsored Hoopla Stations. Please email the host below to help cheer on your fellow runners:
·        Mile 13: Hosted by Katie Decker -
·        Mile 20: Hosted by Susan Cita -
*Susan has several volunteer spots that include a Marathon Jacket*

BCRR Post Marathon Party
The post-race party will be hosted by Sue & Allen at their Terrace home. Menu and details to follow.
BCRR Member Cost: $10 & Guest Cost: $15
2018 HARRA Fall Series
September 29, 2018
October 7, 2018
University of Houston - Clear Lake
October 28, 2018
Sam Houston Park, Downtown Houston
November 25, 2018
Sam Houston Park, Downtown Houston
December 16, 2108
Sugar Land Town Square, Sugar Land
January 20, 2019
George R. Brown Convention Center, Downtown Houston
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:
·        David Novelli – January 7th
·        Dan Haworth & Russell Henderson – January 9th
·        Barry Tobias & Allyson Serrao – January 11th
·        Frank Dougherty, Sue Leone, & Kai Lankford – January 12th

Hope you have a spectacular day!!!

Happy Hour – Better Luck Tomorrow
(Friday, January 11th, 2019) Join us at Better Luck Tomorrow (544 Yale St), a cozy, modern bar with inventive cocktails and indoor & outdoor seating! Join us starting at 6:30 PM.

Sunday – Whole Foods
(Sunday, December 13th, 2019) 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 7:00 PM. 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. Following a loop around Memorial, we head to a dinner venue for post running fun.
Wednesday at Rice University: Every Wednesday evening we meet at 6:30 PM 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-
Sunday Long Run (Memorial Park, 6:30 AM): Meet us at the Tennis Center (Old 0 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.
**Please note that in cases of inclement weather, i.e. thunder & lightning, group runs will be cancelled for safety reasons. Check the BCRR Facebook Page for the latest updates on run cancellations**
See the latest newsletter here!
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