December 2 @ 8:00 am
Mill Cities Relay is coming soon, and WE NEED YOU to join us in competing for the title and our 11th Championship victory!!
It is time to start putting together teams for this year’s Mill Cities Relay – taking place on Sunday, Dec 2nd. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! Our club is the 10-time defending MCR Champion and it will take another complete team effort to win number eleven!
For those who are new to the club, The Mill Cities Relay is a 5-leg, 26.9 mile race from Nashua, NH to Lawrence, MA. It is an epic event! The relay race began 33 years ago (in 1984) as a way of celebrating the end of the local road racing season and it determines bragging rights among the 22 participating Merrimack Valley running clubs. The race starts not with a starting gun, but with the drop of a ceremonial Mill City brick. The five leg distances are 5.4, 4.9, 2.5, 9.4 & 4.7 miles and points are awarded to teams in 18 age/gender categories. Teams finishing in the top 3 in their division get a brick trophy with a small plaque on it.
Any current club member is eligible to participate in this year’s race- free of charge! Each relay runner gets a commemorative MCR gift and the post-race party at the Claddagh is not to be missed.
More info on this great event can be found on the race website here: http://millcitiesrelay.com/
Here is a wonderful article on the rich history of Mill Cities (by our own Skip Cleaver) can be found here: http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/1/1_85/16731.shtml
Mill Cities Relay is the single biggest club race of the season. This is a fantastic way to make new friends by racing together on a relay!! SO FUN!! It is my favorite event of the year!!
Every point counts in this race and we will be assembling our teams strategically to build the most competitive teams possible and all team registrations will need to go through us. This year will be our toughest year to date so we need EVERYONE to help out. The deadline for team registration is coming soon so do not delay in letting us know you are ready to join the best team competition of the year.
Please direct any Mill Cities Relay related questions or comments to Suzanne Barker at GateCityStridersMCR@gmail.com
HOW TO JOIN A TEAM
Include the following information
• FIRST AND LAST NAME
• RACE DAY AGE
• ESTIMATED 5 MILE TIME
The “Second Decade of Dominance” begins NOW!
Mill Cities Relay Committee
GCS Racing Team
|Team||Leg #1 - 5.4||Leg #2 - 4.7||Leg #3 - 2.5||Leg #4 - 9.4||Leg #5 - 4.7|
|MO1||Kyle Gerlach||Dan Mortimer||Lucas Roy||Austin Scott||Ryan Moran|
|MO2||Joseph Cavallaro||Steve Hammar||Ben Bouchard||Craig Bridge||Thomas Cantara|
|FO1||Katherine Estep||Katherine Cavallaro||Amanda Walker||Courtney Hawkins||Michelle Cianci|
|CO1||Jacob Wormald||Winifred Cooper||Rachel Cataldo||Colin Smith||Steve Halas|
|CO2||Azeddine Jakib||Michael Wright||Carly Matthews||Richie Blake||Rick Roy|
|MSM1||Humza Jafferji||Greg Indruk||Scott Hafferkamp||Adam Goldstein||Nathan Delyani|
|FSM1||Christy Kervin||Nicole Goldstein||Kerry Rollins||Lindsay Close||Erin Anderson|
|FSM2||Danielle Ferrucci||Marie Ghilardi||Jamie McQuaid||Maggie Angellis||Mia Konovelchick|
|CSM1||Brandyn Naro||Amanda Naro||Rebecca Dorr||Mark Furler||Justin Soucy|
|CSM2||Ryan Talavera||Megan Hostler||Bridget Callen||Ben Doyle||Amy Doyle|
|CSM3||Lori Vance||Jeremy Berger||Lea Reilly||Rob Fiero||Emily Schoemmell|
|CSM4||Dan Dugan||Christina Indruk||Jesse Cousins||Sarah Maineri||Christine Houde|
|MM1||Kurt Berna||Emmet Clifford||Kent Sirimoglu||Rob Chisholm||Tyler Brannen|
|MM2||Chris Von Pichel||Shawn Bertrand||Stephen Lee||Chris Burgess||Edwin Emata|
|FM1||Yuki Chorney||Karalyn Von Pichl||Kerrie-Ann Briguglio||Raelyn Crowell||Suzanne Barker|
|FM2||Louise Campbell||Laura Ray-Hokanson||Pam bernier||Shelly Walker Adams||Dianne Smigliani|
|CM1||Richard Hostler||Susanne Carpenter||Jill Hanson||Andrew Bragg||Stephen Rouleau|
|CM2||Kerry Baxter||Lynn L’Heureux||Jennifer Jordan||Julie Swain||Mike Dunhom|
|MS1||John Singelais||Mark Crane||Christopher Simard||Brian Ruhm||Kevin McIntyre|
|FS1||Kim Hickman||Gina Joubert||Beth Whipple||Karen Long||Pam Triest-Hallahan|
|FS2||Adriana Tyers||Tara Towle||Roxane Gagnon||Lin Zhang||Melissa Wu|
|CS1||Paul Donovan||Tammy Gaffey||Lisa Klasman||Tom Varick||Bill Newsham|
|CS2||Neal Miller-Grant||Laurie Brown||Ellen Miller-Grant||Steve Delahunty||Heather Ruhm|
|MV1||Bruce Conti||Jim Ecke||Hein van den Heuvel||Steve Piper||Tom Kolb|
|FV1||Denise Lyddy||Rebecca Kadish||Suzanne Long|
|CV1||Margaret Anderson||Trevor Ward||Richard Stockdale|
|CA1||Kathleen Fencil||John Lewicke||Chuck Rossier|
|SS1||David Salvas||Adam Gerhard||Johanna Lisle Newbold|