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Weekly Announcements Feb. 27th 2020

Hello Striders!

Congrats to Tara Roark-Towle who set new PRs in the 60m,200m AND 400m events at the USATF NE Open Indoor Championships this past weekend!

If you or anyone you know has run a PR or had a significant accomplishment, please let me know!

FRIENDS OF MICHAEL WADE: as many may or may not know…he is making a move across country, departing this coming weekend, with a pit stop here in Nashua. Tom, Stephen and Jennifer are hosting a farewell open house Friday (2/28) evening at Tom and Jen’s home from 7:00 pm -10:00 pm…come for the duration or stop by to say hello (and goodbye)! BYOB & and bring a snack to share! Michael would love to see his old GCS pals! Address: 1 Vieckis Dr in Nashua

The last Freeze your Buns race is this coming Sunday, March 1st!

We will once again have a bus heading down for the Boston Marathon. The bus is open to non-members now as well. You can reserve your spot by paying $75 / seat to Dan Dugan. Checks payable to GATE CITY STRIDERS and mailed to Marathon Bus, 22 Cabot Dr, Nashua NH 03064. Or Venmo Dan at Dan-Dugan-99. Please include Name of Runner, Phone Number, E-mail Address, Emergency Contact Name, Emergency Contact Number, Any concerns you won’t make it to Hotel by 5:30PM? Any questions, message Dan Dugan

The next races in the New Hampshire Grand Prix and New England Grand Prix are coming up quickly! The next big race weekend is still 1 month away, but numbers are already looking good for the Shamrock Shuffle in Lebanon (NHGP) on Saturday March 14th and the New Bedford Half Marathon (NEGP) on Sunday March 15th. That said, looks like we’ve still got some work to do if we want to fill out all the age groups! Every Runner Counts, Every Point Counts. Please let Mark Furler and Brandyn Naro know if you sign up. Hope to see everyone out there!

There is still PLENTY of room to come join us at indoor track on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please fill out the waivers and sign up form from here: and bring them and a check to the track and you’re in! Lots of great workouts to get you ready to kick butt into the spring season! A night by night option is available. $10 per night as long as there is capacity. First come, first served with precedence to anyone who has signed up for the entire workout. You’ll still need to fill out the waivers but bring exact cash or a check made out to the Gate City Striders and check in with the coaches to pay and get the wristband. The competitive night is similar to our outdoor track workouts. Whether you are training for a 5k,10k, half or full, there’s a workout prescribed for that night. The coaches are there to help guide you thru and give lap times. Just like at outdoor track. All paces are absolutely welcome. Come join us next Tuesday if you’re curious. Recreational night is similar to a Couch to 5k program.

The next Gate City Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay course preview run is March 8th. Come join us at Odd Fellows!

The Gate City Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay registrations are up as well. Come out and race the new flatter and faster course!


Mar 1st – Freeze Your Buns #4 – Nashua, NH

Mar 3rd – Indoor Track (competitive)

Mar 4th – Indoor Track (recreational)

Mar 8th – Gate City Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay Course Preview Run – Nashua, NH

Mar 14th – Shamrock Shuffle 5k (NHGP) – Lebanon, NH

Mar 15th – New Bedford Half Marathon (NEGP) – New Bedford, MA

Mar 16th – Gate City Striders Annual Meeting – Nashua Country Club

Apr 5th – Frank Nealon Boston Tune Up 15k (NEGP) – Upton, MA

Apr 5th – Soup Kitchen 5k (NHGP) – Nashua, NH

Apr 26th – Sleepy Hollow Mountain Race (Mountain Series)

May 3rd – Pack Monadnock (Mountain Series)

May 17th – Gate City Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay – Nashua, NH

May 23rd – Wachusett Mountain Race (Mountain Series)

May 24th – Vermont City Marathon (NEGP) – Burlington, VT

June 7th – Cranmore Mountain Race (Mountain Series)

June 13th – Ascutney Hill Climb (Mountain Series)

June 27th – Capital City Classic 10k (NHGP) – Concord, NH

July 12th – Loon Mountain Race (Mountain Series)

Aug 8th – Sandown 5 Miler (NHGP) – Sandown, NH

Aug 29th – NH 10 Miler (NEGP) – Auburn, NH

Sep 6th – Mount Greylock Road Race (Mountain Series)

Sep 20th – Lone Gull 10k (NEGP) – Gloucester, MA

Sep 27th – Waterville Valley Mountain Race (Mountain Series)

Oct 11th – New England ½ Marathon (NHGP) – Loudon -> Concord, NH

Nov 15th – BiggSteps 5k (NEGP) – Needham, MA

Nov 22nd – Novemberfest – Nashua, NH

Take care and see you on the roads!