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Weekly Announcements Nov.4, 2020

Good Morning Striders!

Hope everyone is doing well!

Congrats to Scott Rogers for finishing his first 50k!
Congrats to Amanda Nicole Walker for a new 10k PR (virtual)!
Congrats to Randy Pierce on finishing his first ultra distance 54k!

We need you!
The Executive Board is looking for members to join and help drive the direction of our club. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, currently virtually. Currently looking for competition committee members, Treasurer, Boston bus coordinator, among a few other roles. If you are interested please reach out to me, stephenrrouleau@gmail.com, or contact another current board member http://gatecity.org/executive-board/

Virtual Speaker Night! – This Coming Monday!
Join us the evening of Monday, November 9th at 6:30PM for a virtual event and learn about how a local Manchester, NH native went from racing track and cross country as a teen to competing nationally and internationally, on the road, in the snow, and on mountaintops! Kasie Enman, a member of Green Mountain Athletic Association (GMAA) living in Huntington, VT is no stranger to competition and only seems to be getting stronger after transitioning from the open to masters division. Learn about how her training has changed over the years along with racing terrain and what has led to her continued success.
Kasie is a mother of two, a business owner, educator, race director, and accomplished athlete. Her running resume includes: 2020 Marathon Trials Athlete (her 3rd trials), 2020 Boston Prep 16 Miler First Female, Vermont City Marathon First Female (x3), podium finisher at the Skyrunning World Series, 2011 USATF National Mountain Running Champion and WMRA World Mountain Running Champion, 2006 U.S. Snowshoe Racing Champion, NCA Division III All-American Cross Country Athlete, and more. We’re excited to host Kasie for a virtual speaker event and look forward to hearing about her training and running!
https://www.facebook.com/events/353600655921032/

NovemberfestDue 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

USATF-NE XC Championship RaceUSATF NE is in the process of organizing an XC Championship race to be held at Mine Falls/Nashua South High School on Saturday, November 21st. Currently, they are looking to get an estimate of participants from clubs. If you are interested please take a moment to complete the form below (there is additional information about the race/logistics in the form. Contact Christy Kervin if you have any questionshttps://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSeThEkt0tA4V4…/viewform

Run Free Shirts!Amy Mallette Doyle has opened a small online store thru Mint Printworks for the Run Free in the 603 shirts/hoodies. Go here if you are interested: https://mintprintworks.printavo.com/merch/runfree

Take care, be safe, and see you on the roads!
Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders