Congrats to Thomas Cantara for a course PR at Freeze your Buns this past sunday!
If you or anyone you know has run a PR or had a significant accomplishment, please let me know!
This coming Sunday there will be a course preview run on the Gate City Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay course. Come join us for some miles and brunch at Odd Fellows. https://www.facebook.com/events/2545618989092187/
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!
Just 2 more weeks left to join us at indoor track on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please fill out the waivers and sign up form from here: http://gatecity.org/indoor-track-workouts/ 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 Gate City Striders is now accepting applications for two $1,000 scholarships! This scholarship is open to high school or college students who will be attending a post-secondary educational institution, including a college, university or vocational school in the fall of 2020. Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria: 1) embodiment of the running spirit; 2) community service and/or extracurricular activities; and 3) recommendation letters of personal character. Any GCS member, child of a GCS member, or a student sponsored by a GCS member is eligible. Read all the details and download an application from http://gatecity.org/gate-city-strider-scholarship/.
If you know anyone who is looking to get into running, we’ll have registrations up for Couch to 5k very shortly! Stay Tuned!
The Gate City Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay registrations are up as well. Come out and race the new flatter and faster course! http://www.gcsmarathon.org/
Mar 8th – Gate City Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay Course Preview Run – Nashua, NH
Mar 10rd – Indoor Track (competitive)
Mar 11th – Indoor Track (recreational)
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!