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Weekly Announcements Nov. 18th, 2020

Good Afternoon Striders!

Congrats to Claire Hathaway-Rube for a new PR this past weekend at the USATF event! Jaclyn Hathaway-Rubé
Congrats to all of the other PAL striders and a big thank you to the coaches!
If you or someone you know has run a PR or a significant running accomplishment, please let me know!

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/

USATF-NE XC Championship Race
TODAY 11/18 IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER USATF 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 questions https://newengland.usatf.org/…/2020-usatf-new-england…

Novemberfest – This weekend!
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

Pennichuck Winter Runs
The group runs visiting our dear old friend Deerhaven have begun. Runners of all abilities are welcome, runs start at 6pm stat. Post a message on here if you want to be sure your pace will be there.

Special Olympics Torch Run
Special Olympics of NH cannot hold their torch run like usual, so they’re opening it up to anyone to run virtually. They are working on getting the NH Running clubs to compete against each other. Sign up, run some miles, raise money for a great cause https://sonh-gear.myshopify.com/collect…/virtual-torch-run

Take care, be safe, and see you on the roads!

Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders

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Weekly Announcements Nov.11th 2020

Good Afternoon Striders!

First off on this Veterans day, I just want to say thank you to all those who have served or are currently serving out great country. A special shoutout to those striders who are also veterans including Alex Inmotion Cabrera, Jocelyn Nokes, Danny Dolan, Andrew Bragg, Stan Klem, Skip Cleaver and Terry Kenney. Thank you!

Lots of great performances this past weekend!
Congrats to Liz Kelly for completing her first half marathon!
Congrats to Carolanne Donovan for finishing her first marathon!
Congrats to Lin Zhang coming in 2nd in her age group this past weekend
Congrats to Tara Roark-Towle for her 3rd place age group in the 5k this past weekend!
Congrats to Michael Ericson for a new half marathon PR
Congrats to Thomas Cantara for a 3rd in age group marathon finish this past weekend!
Congrats to Colin Cook for coming in first amateur at the Ironman Florida event

If you or someone you know has run a significant race accomplishment, please let me know!

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/

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

USATF-NE XC Championship Race
USATF 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 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

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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

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Weekly Announcements Oct.21, 2020

Good Morning Striders!

Up early, got the windows open, enjoying the great temps. Hope everyone is doing well!

Congrats to Thomas Cantara on not only his race victory this past weekend, but also a new 5k PR!
Congrats to Melissa Arnold on completing her 100k!
If you or someone you know has run a PR or significant race accomplishment, please let me know!

Executive Board:
The Gate City Strider Executive board is looking for members to join! Help us drive what we as a club do. We’re currently looking for a couple individuals to be on the competition committee, a treasurer, at-large members, and a Boston Bus coordinator. For each, except for the Boston Bus Coordinator, there are monthly meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month along with whatever responsibilities your role will have. If interested, please contact me or another member of the board for more information.

Virtual Speaker Night!
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/

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

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

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Weekly Announcements Oct. 15th 2020

Good Afternoon Striders!

Loving the bright sunshine and 70+ degree temps outside, hopefully you all can get out and enjoy!

Congrats to new Strider Gabriela Webber on a new half marathon PR this past weekend!
Congrats to Johanna Lisle Newbold on a significant new half marathon PR this past weekend!
Congrats to Jill A Whitney on a new half marathon PR at the New England Half
Congrats to Paul Donovan on a new half marathon PR
Congrats to Kent Sirimoglu on a new half marathon PR!

Congrats to all those who raced as well! If you or someone you know has run a PR or a significant accomplishment, please let me know!

26×1 mile relay update:We are still looking for folks to join us for a fun event this Sunday. At the moment sign-ups are low so we will be making the final call on the event Friday. If you want an excuse to actually have folks cheer you on during a portion of your run this weekend we would love to have you join us! Contact Brandyn Naro with any questions https://docs.google.com/…/1sSo0kQakhSTERg5hyx6…/htmlview

Virtual Speaker Night!
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/

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

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

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Weekly Announcements Oct. 8th, 2020

Good Morning Striders!

Good luck to everyone running the New England Half Marathon on Sunday! Weather is looking pretty good, looking forward to seeing your speedy times.
Please let me know if you or anyone you know has run a PR or a significant race accomplishment, we’d love to give them some love here!

The Executive Board is currently looking for a few striders to join. Please see a current board member if you are interested. Currently looking for a Competition member and a Treasurer

Dan Dugan is retiring after many years being the Boston Marathon Bus coordinator. We will need to find a replacement for Dan and soon. Please reach out if you are interested.

Challenge!
The 26×1 mile challenge is back! Next weekend, October 18th at the Nashua South Track. Brandyn will be putting together teams of 26 striders to compete during our 1 mile challenge. This was a lot of fun in the spring. Everyone is welcome! All paces, all abilities.
Please sign up before Friday October 16th using this link: https://docs.google.com/…/1sSo0kQakhSTERg5hyx6gQ6o…/edit
Contact Brandyn if you have any questions.

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

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

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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

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Weekly Announcements Sept 17th, 2020

Good Afternoon Striders!

Congrats to Marie Ghilardi for completing her first marathon this past week!
Congrats to Thomas Cantara for ranking 2nd in NH in Virtual Boston Marathon finishing times!
Congrats to all those who have completed their virtual Boston marathons!

If you know anyone who has run an new PR or a significant race accomplishment, please let me know!

GCS Apparel: – just a few days left!The online store is active to order your Gate City Strider Apparel. Order by Sept 20th. Contact Amy Mallette Doyle if you have any questionshttps://mintprintworks.printavo.com/merch/gcs/?page=1

Gate City Striders Social Distancing Series #3 supporting Marguerite’s Place – Sept 21st!
Just a few days left!
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 Monday September 21st.http://www.lightboxreg.com/gate-city-social-distance…

Mine Falls Fall Trail SeriesRegistration 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…

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

From Greater Lowell
We’d like to invite the Gate City Striders to run in our free virtual marathon relay series: the Boston to Baystate Virtual Marathon Relay. So far, our virtual events have been members-only, but we thought it would be more fun if GCS ran this one too.Virtual relays will be weekly, for five weeks, beginning on the day of the Boston Marathon on Monday, September 14th and ending on the day of the Baystate Marathon on Sunday, October 18th.Competition is at the individual and team level.Leg distances are 5k, 5 miles, 10 miles, totaling 26.2 for the team.You can coordinate with your teammates and run a different distance each week, or the same. If you run your leg, but your team doesn’t make the distance that week, you still qualify to earn points in the individual division.Team size is 3-5 runners. A team member can run up to 3 legs of different distances in any given week. If you decide to just run solo and compete on the individual level, that’s fine too! The price is right at $0!
For more information and to register, sign up herehttp://glrr.net/boston-to-baystate-virtual-marathon…/

Other NewsIf 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

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Weekly Announcements Sept. 9th 2020

Good Afternoon Striders!

Been awhile since we’ve done an update. I hope all of you are healthy, happy and putting on the miles.

Congrats to Randy Pierce who, while virtually, set a massive new marathon PR this past Sunday.
Andrew Bragg set a new 10 mile PR at the Allen Mello 10 miler
Mark Crane also set a new 10 mile PR at the Allen Mello 10 miler
Paul Donovan set a new 10 mile PR at the Allen Mello 10 miler
Shelly Walker-Adams new 5k PR!
Congrats to all those who have completed their virtual Boston marathons and good luck to those running this weekend
If you know anyone who has run an new PR or a significant race accomplishment, please let me know!

GCS Apparel:The online store is active to order your Gate City Strider Apparel.
Order by Sept 20th. Contact Amy Mallette Doyle if you have any questionshttps://mintprintworks.printavo.com/merch/gcs/?page=1

Gate City Striders Social Distancing Series #3 supporting Marguerite’s Place
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 Monday September 21st.www.lightboxreg.com/gate-city-social-distance-running-series-part-III_2020

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

From Greater Lowell We’d like to invite the Gate City Striders to run in our free virtual marathon relay series: the Boston to Baystate Virtual Marathon Relay. So far, our virtual events have been members-only, but we thought it would be more fun if GCS ran this one too. Virtual relays will be weekly, for five weeks, beginning on the day of the Boston Marathon on Monday, September 14th and ending on the day of the Baystate Marathon on Sunday, October 18th.Competition is at the individual and team level.

  • Leg distances are 5k, 5 miles, 10 miles, totaling 26.2 for the team.
  • You can coordinate with your teammates and run a different distance each week, or the same. If you run your leg, but your team doesn’t make the distance that week, you still qualify to earn points in the individual division.
  • Team size is 3-5 runners. A team member can run up to 3 legs of different distances in any given week.
  • If you decide to just run solo and compete on the individual level, that’s fine too!

The price is right at $0! For more information and to register, sign up herehttp://glrr.net/boston-to-baystate-virtual-marathon-relay-2020-registration/

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

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Weekly Announcements Apr. 1st 2020

Striders!

Hope everyone is staying healthy, distanced, and keeping motivated during these times! I’m really enjoying the challenges that Brandyn Naro has been throwing out here in the discussion group!

First off, congrats to Catherine McNamara for setting a new mile PR as part of the GCS Team Marathon Relay! If you or someone you know has run a PR, please let me know!

Annual Meeting
I would like to also congratulate Jeremy Berger, Diane Dunklee Clifford, Mark Crane, Mark Furler, Amanda Naro, Carolina Keri Tumminelli and Lori Vance for their election/reelection to the board. Looking forward to serving with you all. Since we cannot meet as a group, we’ve included all of the updates that would have been given at the meeting, in the google doc below. Please look it over, and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/15wZJbqtN0auaNwmcKYBaisJP9Y3NDOzgdGHwC5-zHDw/edit?usp=sharing

I hear Brandyn Naro has a virtual ultimate runner challenge coming up soon, and newer strider Scott Rogers is currently working on a charity virtual 5k that will raise some money for a good cause. Look for that very soon!

Take care, stay safe, be smart and we’ll all see each other again soon!