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Weekly Announcements Sept. 24th, 2020

Good Afternoon Striders!

Congrats to Adam S Gerhard for his significant marathon PR during his virtual Boston! sorry we missed you last week!
Congrats to Susanne Milkovits Carpenter for finishing 3rd in her age group at the Mt Sunapee Triathalon this past weekend!
If you know anyone who has run an new PR or a significant race accomplishment, please let me know!

Executive Board – We’re looking for you!
Have you thought about joining the GCS Executive Board? Talk to a current board member (list here: http://gatecity.org/executive-board/ ) about how you can get involved. We’ll be looking for nominations ahead of our annual meeting in March. As of now, we have open positions for Treasurer, Communications Director and Competition Committee.

Boston Bus Dan Dugan is stepping down after many years running the Boston Bus for the Striders. We thank him for all of his efforts over the years. If you are interested in taking over the duties for the bus, please let us know. Dan can answer any questions about what will be involved.

Gate City Striders Social Distancing Series #3 supporting Marguerite’s Place – Extended until October 1st! The concept. Join the Gate City Striders for our third installment of the Social Distance Running charity event! What started as a way for us to enjoy our sport during the COVID-19 shut down, has turned into an amazing way for our running club to give back to our local community. Put quarantine training to good use supporting a great cause. Participants can run on a treadmill, on the track, or by using a GPS. The beneficiary. Marguerite’s Place. Marguerite’s Place, Inc. helps women with children achieve self-sufficiency by providing them with safe, stable, transitional housing along with emotional, educational and supportive services. We hope to help with their efforts. The race distances. Each participant can will run a virtual 5k to be completed any time before or on October 1st. http://www.lightboxreg.com/gate-city-social-distance…

Mine Falls Fall Trail Series Registration is OPEN for the Mine Falls Autumn Trail Series! Here’s your chance to earn some cool swag, race the 4M course with friends, and optionally purchase a really nice Champion fleece with the MFATS logo! http://www.lightboxreg.com/2020-mine-falls-autumn-trail-series?func=&mobile=0

Novemberfest Due to Covid-19 the 22nd Annual Novemberfest will be held virtually on Sunday November 22, 2020. This event, hosted by the Gate City Striders, benefits the Nashua Childrens Home, and the wonderful work they do. Novemberfest has always been primarily a social event and a successful Novemberfest has been when we had a standing room only crowd in the bar at Martha’s Exchange. While we can’t gather as usual this year, the Nashua Children’s Home still needs our support. We are still offering some terrific raffle prizes of value greater than your entry fee. Entrants are encouraged to run the 4-mile Novemberfest course anytime before Sunday November 22, 2020 to be included in the race results. http://www.lightboxreg.com/novemberfest_2020

Other News If you have any ideas for races or challenges that we can run during Covid, We’re all ears. I do know that the 26×1 mile challenge WILL be making it’s return in the near future, likely on the track. And there have been some rumblings about a mini-track meet setup distantly, but in person. Please feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any ideas. stephenrrouleau@gmail.com

Take Care and See you on the Roads!
Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders