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Weekly Announcements June 2nd, 2021

Hello Striders!Happy Global Running Day! See you all at track tonight over by Holman Stadium!Congrats to Danielle Ferrucci on a new 5k PR at the Merrimack Armed Forces 5k!Congrats to Chris Mabon on a new 5k PR on the track this past Monday!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 submission form is open now until June 16th. http://gatecity.org/boston-marathon-bib-form/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.

Outdoor Track! Tonight and every Wednesday night thru the summer!

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 tonight!

Community service / Trash Clean-up:

Our next cleanup date is Sunday June 6th here in Nashua from 8:30am – 1:00pm. We are excited to continue to help clean up spaces we enjoy and use so often. This an excellent way to earn more volunteer points!If you would like to help please meet us at the Nashua YMCA parking lot at 8:30am on Sunday the 6th. Please make sure to wear good shoes/boots, have bug spray, bright colored clothing, utility gloves,, a water belt for water and to also hold bags, Deb will provide trash bags. If folks can bring trash pickers that would be great!Any effort helps, even if you can’t stay for the whole morning please consider coming by.https://www.facebook.com/events/313113816991176

GCS/GLRR Challenge

Great work by all! While we came up a little short to Greater Lowell, we still had a bunch of impressive showings! Onto the New Hampshire Grand Prix! Congrats to the following division winnners during the challenge!Taylor Summit – F2029 – GCS – 2 young pups and an old dogKate Paradis Von Pichl – F4049 – GCS – SwiftiesKaren Kinsella Long – F5059 – GCS – SwiftiesPam Triest-Hallahan – F6069 – GCS – Running After the Ice Cream Truck!Aline Kenney – F7099 – GCS – Still RunningMark Furler – M3039 – GCS – Not Yet Running MastersNate Burns – M4049 – GCS – Everyone Wanted the Short LegMark Crane – M5059 – GCS – Staying AliveJim Hansen – M6069 – GCS – Nashua Wu SoxAnd these winning team:BeYuki and the Beasts – GCS – Coed MastersStaying Alive – GCS – Coed SeniorsSwifties – GCS – Women’s OpenRunning After the Ice Cream Truck! – GCS – Women’s SeniorsNot Yet Running Masters – GCS – Men’s OpenEveryone Wanted the Short Leg – GCS – Men’s Masters

Summer Trail Series

First race is this coming Monday! Mass starts are back! Registration is open now for the summer trail series! Races starting next month! Volunteers also neededhttp://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

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