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Weekly Announcements May 13th, 2021

Hello Striders!

Congrats to Steve Jackson – new 10 mile PR over the weekend!

If you or someone you know has had a significant race accomplishment, please let me know! stephenrrouleau@gmail.com

Boston Marathon Bibs!

The club has received 3 invitational bibs for the Boston Marathon. The details were mostly finalized at last night’s executive board meeting. Keep an eye to your email for the submission form. It should be released around May 26th. As in prior years, the more active you are within the club – racing, volunteering, showing up at team activities – the more likely you are to win one of these coveted bibs. Plenty of volunteering opportunities coming up soon! Volunteering also helps satisfy one of the requirements for race reimbursement as races start coming back around.

Gate City Running Festival – This Sunday!!!

Who’s in for a FAST downhill mile and/or a 5k on the scenic Broad St Parkway. Just $25 per race or $35 for the double. A couple of volunteering spots are still open as well.Register here: http://www.lightboxreg.com/gcsmarathon_2021

Outdoor Track!

Track is back! We had a good showing last night at the return of outdoor track. We’re currently meeting at the field near the intersection of Sargents Ave and Manchester St in Nashua. We do have the approval to move to a school track in Hollis in about a month, but are currently finalizing that. We start announcements at 6pm and then the coaches take over from there. See you at track!

GCS/GLRR Challenge

Please remember to submit your times each week: https://glrr.net/2021-20k-relay-throwdown-results…/Still have room for more runners. Every point counts! Even if you think you’re slow, you CAN score for our team!Still have that sour taste in your mouth after we lost the Mill Cities Relay to Greater Lowell by a single point back in 2019? Here’s our chance to win back some redemption. Greater Lowell has challenged us to a team challenge. Teams of 3 will compete for 6 weeks – two individuals will run a 5k, the third will run a 10k. Those results will be submitted each week, and the points will be scored based on age groups like we see at Mill Cities (open (m/f/coed), sub-masters (30-39) (m/f/coed), masters (40+) (m/f/coed), etc). In the end, the points will be added up and a winner will be crowned. There is also an individual component. Everyone is a part of our team here! Start thinking of your teammates, come up with a great name. Sign-ups and more info here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/250791246732448

Summer Trail Series

Registration is open now for the summer trail series! Races starting next month! http://gatecity.org/mfsts/

Fitness University

Fitness University will be happening in two sessions this year at the Merrimack Y. Carolina is currently looking for volunteers to help out! https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSetRV0vVUQ…/viewform

Trash Clean-up:

We’ve had 2 successful trash clean up days so far. We’re targeting a third day in early June on the streets of Nashua. More details will be coming soon.

NEW HAMPSHIRE GRAND PRIX

We’re back this year to defend our NHGP title! ALL runners are welcome. Every runner counts, every point counts!
• Virtual Track 5k – Any track, May 1 through July 1. Info to follow.
• Bill Luti 5M – Concord, NH, July 17
• Sandown 5M – Sandown, NH, August 7
• Rail Trail 10k – Lebanon, NH, September, date TBD.
• Manchester Half Marathon – Manchester, NH, November 7 ($5 discount code available)Stay tuned!

Much more to come!

Take care and see you on the roads!

Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders