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Weekly Announcements July 22nd, 2022

Hello Striders!

Hope everyone is keeping cool in all of this heat!

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

ULTIMATE RUNNER

Congrats to all of those who competed in our annual Ultimate Runner competition. On the Men’s side, Jim Hansen edged out Keith O’Brien for the men’s title. Bob Levine rounded out the top 3. On the Women’s side, Rebecca Kadish had the best combined score overall beating all competitors – both men and women. Newer strider Terryl Fritz was a close second. Congrats to everyone!

OUTDOOR TRACK

Outdoor Track returns THIS coming Wednesday, July 27th! Join us for the 5k/10k workout or the marathon/half marathon workouts starting at 6pm at Nashua North. We’ll be switching to the Nashua South track once that’s complete.

YOGA/CORE NIGHTS

Yoga/Core returns to track this week as well! Come join us for a great stretch and a little core work after track. Come for track and stay for yoga, or just come for the yoga. Starts once the track work is done, usually around 6:40pm.

NEW HAMPSHIRE GRAND PRIX

Next up is the Sandown 5 Miler. We need YOU! We’re currently in second place and need an all hands on deck showing to get our team back in front. https://www.runreg.com/29th-annual-sandown-5-mile–5-k…

Every teammate who shows up WILL score points. You WILL help the team! #EveryRunnerCounts #EveryPointCounts

Singlets can be purchased at Fleet Feet for $20 cash or check!

HEALTH AND WELLNESS NIGHT

Mark your calendars for August 17th to join us at track. We’ll bring in a bunch of local running related vendors who will have some giveaways, and I hear there might be some treats at the finish! If you know of anyone you think should be a part of this, please contact Amanda Naro

CALENDAR

– April 3rd – Oct 16 – Virtual Track 5K – Any Track – New Hampshire Grand Prix

– July 27th – Return of 5k/10k track workouts

– August 6th – Sandown 5M – Sandown, NH, 8/6 – New Hampshire Grand Prix

– August 14 – 5 Mile – Bobby Doyle 5 Mile, Narragansett RI – USATF New England Grand Prix

– August 17th – Health and Wellness Night at Track!

– August 27 – 10 Mile – Allen Mello NH Ten Miler, Auburn/Manchester NH – USATF New England Grand Prix

– September 04 – Mt. Greylock – USATF Mountain Series

– September 25 – 10 km – Lone Gull 10K Gloucester MA – USATF New England Grand Prix

– September 25 – Waterville Valley Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series

– October 15 – Cranmore Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series

– October 23 – Delta Dental 1/2 Marathon – Concord, NH, 10/16 – New Hampshire Grand Prix

– November 13 – 5 km – BIGGSteps 5K, Needham MA – USATF New England Grand Prix

– November 20nd – Novemberfest – Nashua

– December – Mill Cities Relay! – Nashua -> Lawrence

Stay tuned! Much more to come!

Take care and see you on the roads!

Stephen Rouleau

President

Gate City Striders

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Weekly Announcements July 7th, 2022

Hello Striders!

Congrats to Karen Sirimoglu new 5k PR at the Merrimack Sparkler race!

Congrats to Maggie Brice for 2nd overall woman at the Merrimack Sparkler Race!

Congrats to all those who scored age group victories at the Sparkler as well including: Gina Joubert (2nd), Melissa Wu (3rd), Ryan Aschbrenner (1st), Kent Sirimoglu (2nd), Kelly Aschbrenner (2nd)

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

OUTDOOR TRACK

We’ve been having a good crowd at track throughout the first half of the year! While the 5k workout will be on vacation for a few weeks, the Marathon/Half Marathon workout will be continuing as usual.

If you’re looking to run a half marathon or full marathon this fall, there will be a sign up form at track tonight to join our training programs starting July 6th, Next week!. This is included with your membership. Coach David Salvas will put together a training plan no matter whether you’re an expert or novice. If you can’t make it tonight, please reach out to me, stephenrrouleau@gmail.com or to coach directly at davidsalvas@aol.com. please include your name, email, which race you’re targeting and whether you’re an expert or novice.

YOGA/CORE NIGHTS

On Vacation returning to track on July 27th! All included as part of your membership! Come have a strong workout on the track and get a solid stretch and core workout to finish up!

NEW HAMPSHIRE GRAND PRIX

We’re in second place overall and need a great showing at the new race, the Sandown 5 Miler on August 6th. Come be a part of Gate City winning the club championship again!

Every teammate who shows up WILL score points. You WILL help the team! #EveryRunnerCounts #EveryPointCounts

Singlets can be purchased at Fleet Feet for $20 cash or check!

ULTIMATE RUNNER

Gate City’s annual competition to see who will earn the title of Ultimate Runner. Run a 400, 800, 1 mile and 5k on the track – all times are age and gender graded – the top combined time will earn the title! Contact Bob Thompson if you’re interested. Or just show up on July 20th! Volunteers needed as well

FITNESS UNIVERSITY

Currently underway on Tuesday nights. We’re always looking for volunteers, contact Carolina Keri Tumminelli if you have any questions

HEALTH AND WELLNESS NIGHT

Mark your calendars for August 17th to join us at track. We’ll bring in a bunch of local running related vendors who will have some giveaways, and I hear there might be some treats at the finish! If you know of anyone you think should be a part of this, please contact Amanda Naro

CALENDAR

– April 3rd – Oct 16 – Virtual Track 5K – Any Track – New Hampshire Grand Prix

– July 10th – Loon Mountain Race (USATF-NE Mountain Champs) – USATF Mountain Series

– JUly 20th – Ultimate Runner Night – Nashua North HS Track

– July 27th – Return of 5k/10k track workouts

– August 6th – Sandown 5M – Sandown, NH, 8/6 – New Hampshire Grand Prix

– August 14th – 5 Mile – Bobby Doyle 5 Mile, Narragansett RI – USATF New England Grand Prix

– August 17th – Health and Wellness Night at Track!

– August 27th – 10 Mile – Allen Mello NH Ten Miler, Auburn/Manchester NH – USATF New England Grand Prix

– September 04th – Mt. Greylock – USATF Mountain Series

– September 25th – 10 km – Lone Gull 10K Gloucester MA – USATF New England Grand Prix

– September 25th – Waterville Valley Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series

– October 15th – Cranmore Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series

– October 23th – Delta Dental 1/2 Marathon – Concord, NH, 10/16 – New Hampshire Grand Prix

– November 13th – 5 km – BIGGSteps 5K, Needham MA – USATF New England Grand Prix

– November 20th – Novemberfest – Nashua

– December – Mill Cities Relay! – Nashua -> Lawrence

Stay tuned! Much more to come!

Take care and see you on the roads!

Stephen Rouleau

President
Gate City Striders

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Weekly Announcements July 1st, 2022

Hello Striders!

Congrats to Colin Cook who won the White Mountains Triathalon last weekend!

Congrats to Tara Roark-Towle on a new 100 meter PR!

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

OUTDOOR TRACK

We’ve been having a good crowd at track throughout the first half of the year! While the 5k workout will be on vacation for a few weeks, the Marathon/Half Marathon workout will be continuing as usual.

If you’re looking to run a half marathon or full marathon this fall, there will be a sign up form at track tonight to join our training programs starting July 6th, Next week!. This is included with your membership. Coach David Salvas will put together a training plan no matter whether you’re an expert or novice. If you can’t make it tonight, please reach out to me, stephenrrouleau@gmail.com or to coach directly at davidsalvas@aol.com. please include your name, email, which race you’re targeting and whether you’re an expert or novice.

YOGA/CORE NIGHTS

On Vacation returning to track on July 27th! All included as part of your membership! Come have a strong workout on the track and get a solid stretch and core workout to finish up!

NEW HAMPSHIRE GRAND PRIX

We had a good crowd up in Lebanon on Father’s day taking second place among the teams who were there. We’re in second place overall and need a great showing at the new race, the Sandown 5 Miler on August 6th. Come be a part of Gate City winning the club championship again!

Every teammate who shows up WILL score points. You WILL help the team! #EveryRunnerCounts #EveryPointCounts

Singlets can be purchased at Fleet Feet for $20 cash or check!

ULTIMATE RUNNER

Gate City’s annual competition to see who will earn the title of Ultimate Runner. Run a 400, 800, 1 mile and 5k on the track – all times are age and gender graded – the top combined time will earn the title! Contact Bob Thompson if you’re interested. Or just show up on July 20th! Volunteers needed as well

FITNESS UNIVERSITY

Currently underway on Tuesday nights. We’re always looking for volunteers, contact Carolina Keri Tumminelli if you have any questions

HEALTH AND WELLNESS NIGHT

Mark your calendars for August 17th to join us at track. We’ll bring in a bunch of local running related vendors who will have some giveaways, and I hear there might be some treats at the finish! If you know of anyone you think should be a part of this, please contact Amanda Naro

CALENDAR

– April 3rd – Oct 16 – Virtual Track 5K – Any Track – New Hampshire Grand Prix

– July 10 – Loon Mountain Race (USATF-NE Mountain Champs) – USATF Mountain Series

– July 20th – Ultimate Runner Night – Nashua North HS Track

– July 27th – Return of 5k/10k track workouts

– August 6th – Sandown 5M – Sandown, NH, 8/6 – New Hampshire Grand Prix

– August 14 – 5 Mile – Bobby Doyle 5 Mile, Narragansett RI – USATF New England Grand Prix

– August 17th – Health and Wellness Night at Track!

– August 27 – 10 Mile – Allen Mello NH Ten Miler, Auburn/Manchester NH – USATF New England Grand Prix

– September 04 – Mt. Greylock – USATF Mountain Series

– September 25 – 10 km – Lone Gull 10K Gloucester MA – USATF New England Grand Prix

– September 25 – Waterville Valley Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series

– October 15 – Cranmore Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series

– October 23 – Delta Dental 1/2 Marathon – Concord, NH, 10/16 – New Hampshire Grand Prix

– November 13 – 5 km – BIGGSteps 5K, Needham MA – USATF New England Grand Prix

– November 20nd – Novemberfest – Nashua

– December – Mill Cities Relay! – Nashua -> Lawrence

Stay tuned! Much more to come!

Take care and see you on the roads!

Stephen Rouleau

President

Gate City Striders

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Weekly Announcements Apr. 27th 2022

Hello Striders!

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

SCHOLARSHIP – DEADLINE IS THIS SUNDAY!

The Gate City Striders are accepting applications scholarships! This scholarship is open to high school or college students who will be attending a post-secondary educational institution, including a college, university or vocational school in the fall of 2022. Any GCS member, child of a GCS member, or a student sponsored by a GCS member is eligible. Read all the details and download an application from https://gatecity.org/gate-city-strider-scholarship/. Deadline is May 1st. Please contact Andy Bragg if you have any questions!

GATE CITY RUNNING FESTIVAL – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Registration for the 2022 Gate City Running Festival is now open! This year we’re bringing a fast 1 mile race down the Broad St Parkway, a 10k and a half marathon. Sign up today for the best prices on a premier Nashua event!http://www.lightboxreg.com/gcsrunningfestival_2022Each one of you plays an important role in the success of this race. This event would be impossible without you. Sign-ups for volunteer spots are live. Those signing up before April 26th will also be guaranteed the requested volunteer shirt size noted at sign-up. Otherwise we will have additional shirts for all volunteers but size quanities may be limited. Sign up to volunteer at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084FA4AA2BA3FD0-2022

OUTDOOR TRACK

Join us TONIGHT, and each Wednesday night at the Nashua North Track for our weekly track practices

YOUTH TRACK AND FIELD

Johanna Newbould is spear heading bringing back this program. She’s in need of volunteers and coaches to help out on Mondays and Thursdays in May thru June. Contact her for more details!

YOGA/CORE NIGHTS

We’re very excited to announce that we will be having a group yoga / core strength work following our track workouts starting in mid-late May. All included as part of your membership! Come have a strong workout on the track and get a solid stretch and core workout to finish up!

PACK MONADNOCK 10 MILER – THIS SUNDAY!

Our favorite scenic run amongst waterfalls, trees and _just_a_few_ hills is back this year in it’s normal time! Part of the USATF Mountain Series once again. The race takes place on Sunday May 1st leaving Wilton and heading up to the summit of Pack Monadnock. Registration is now open here: http://www.lightboxreg.com/pack_2022

PARKERS RUN

May 7th we’ll return to Parker’s Maple Barn out in Mason, NH for a group run followed by breakfast! Meet at 8am sharp in the parking lot across the street. We’ll split into some groups and run after we put our name in. Finishing with everyone eating together afterwards. Contact John Lewicke for more info

CALENDAR

– April 3rd – Oct 16 – Virtual Track 5K – Any Track – New Hampshire Grand Prix
– May 1st – Pack Monadnock 10 Miler – Mountain Series – Wilton
– May 7th – Parkers Maple Barn run
– May 15th – Gate City Running Festival – Nashua
– May 28 – Wachusett Mountain – USATF Mountain Series
– May 29 – Marathon – Vermont City Marathon, Burlington VT – USATF New England Grand Prix
– June 4th – Ascutney Mountain Run – USATF Mountain Series
– June 19th – Skip’s Run 4M – Lebanon, NH, 6/19 – New Hampshire Grand Prix
– July 10 – Loon Mountain Race (USATF-NE Mountain Champs) – USATF Mountain Series
– August 6th – Sandown 5M – Sandown, NH, 8/6 – New Hampshire Grand Prix
– August 14th – 5 Mile – Bobby Doyle 5 Mile, Narragansett RI – USATF New England Grand Prix
– August 27 – 10 Mile – Allen Mello NH Ten Miler, AuburnNH – USATF New England Grand Prix
– September 04 – Mt. Greylock – USATF Mountain Series
– September 25 – 10 km – Lone Gull 10K Gloucester MA – USATF New England Grand Prix
– September 25 – Waterville Valley Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series
– October 15 – Cranmore Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series
– October 23 – Delta Dental 1/2 Marathon – Concord, NH, 10/16 – New Hampshire Grand Prix
– November 13 – 5 km – BIGGSteps 5K, Needham MA – USATF New England Grand Prix
– November 20th – Novemberfest – Nashua
– December – Mill Cities Relay! – Nashua -> Lawrence

Stay tuned! Much more to come!

Take care and see you on the roads!

Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders

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Weekly Announcements Apr. 13th 2022

Hello Striders!

Congrats to Karen Sirimoglu for a new Half Marathon PR
Congrats to Scott Rogers for a new marathon PR
Congrats to Christy Kervin for a new marathon PR

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

SCHOLARSHIP – TIME IS RUNNING OUT

The Gate City Striders are accepting applications scholarships! This scholarship is open to high school or college students who will be attending a post-secondary educational institution, including a college, university or vocational school in the fall of 2022. Any GCS member, child of a GCS member, or a student sponsored by a GCS member is eligible. Read all the details and download an application from https://gatecity.org/gate-city-strider-scholarship/. Deadline is May 1st. Please contact Andy Bragg if you have any questions!

OUTDOOR TRACK / OPENING LAP – NEXT WEEK!

Join us Wednesday April 20th at the Nashua North Track for the start of our outdoor track season! Following the workout, we will have pizza and non-alcholic beverages available. We will reschedule in the event of rain. We’re currently at the Nashua North track due to the condition of the South track. It is supposed to be under construction this summer. We’ll be back at South as soon as that’s complete!

PACK MONADNOCK 10 MILER

Our favorite scenic run amongst waterfalls, trees and _just_a_few_ hills is back this year in it’s normal time! Part of the USATF Mountain Series once again. The race takes place on Sunday May 1st leaving Wilton and heading up to the summit of Pack Monadnock. Registration is now open here: http://www.lightboxreg.com/pack_2022As always, we can’t hold these events without volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for the Pack Monadnock race, you can sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094aa5aa29a0fd0-pack

GATE CITY RUNNING FESTIVAL

Registration for the 2022 Gate City Running Festival is now open! This year we’re bringing a fast 1 mile race down the Broad St Parkway, a 10k and a half marathon. Sign up today for the best prices on a premier Nashua event!http://www.lightboxreg.com/gcsrunningfestival_2022

COUCH TO 5K

16 Individuals started their Couch to 5k journey this past Wednesday night. If you know anyone who would like to start their journey, it’s not too late to join in! https://gatecity.org/couch-5k-training-program/

CALENDAR

– April 3rd – Oct 16 – Virtual Track 5K – Any Track – New Hampshire Grand Prix
– April 23rd – Sleepy Hollow Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series
– May 1st – Pack Monadnock 10 Miler – Mountain Series – Wilton
– May 15th – Gate City Running Festival – Nashua
– May 28th – Wachusett Mountain – USATF Mountain Series
– May 29th – Marathon – Vermont City Marathon, Burlington VT – USATF New England Grand Prix
– June 4th – Ascutney Mountain Run – USATF Mountain Series
– June 19th – Skip’s Run 4M – Lebanon, NH – New Hampshire Grand Prix
– July 10th – Loon Mountain Race (USATF-NE Mountain Champs) – USATF Mountain Series
– August 6th – Sandown 5M – Sandown, NH – New Hampshire Grand Prix
– August 14th – 5 Mile – Bobby Doyle 5 Mile, Narragansett RI – USATF New England Grand Prix
– August 27th – 10 Mile – Allen Mello NH Ten Miler, Auburn NH – USATF New England Grand Prix
– September 4th – Mt. Greylock – USATF Mountain Series
– September 25th – 10 km – Lone Gull 10K Gloucester MA – USATF New England Grand Prix
– September 25th – Waterville Valley Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series
– October 15th – Cranmore Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series
– October 23rd – Delta Dental 1/2 Marathon – Concord, NH – New Hampshire Grand Prix
– November 13th – 5 km – BIGGSteps 5K, Needham MA – USATF New England Grand Prix
– November 20th – Novemberfest – Nashua
– December – Mill Cities Relay! – Nashua -> Lawrence

Stay tuned! Much more to come!

Take care and see you on the roads!

Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders

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Weekly Announcements Mar. 23rd 2022

Hello Striders!

Congrats Karen Sirimoglu New half marathon PR At new BedfordCongrats to Christy Kervin new half marathon PR at New BedfordCongrats to Andrew Bragg new half marathon PR at New Bedford.

I had serious fomo this weekend seeing all of the great performances down in New Bedford! Great work by all. If you or someone you know has had a significant race accomplishment, please let me know! stephenrrouleau@gmail.com

GCS EXECUTIVE BOARD

If you’re interested in joining the GCS Executive Board and helping to drive the direction of the club, please contact me or another board member about how you can help! We’re looking for a sponsorship coordinator and a webmaster. The Webmaster would not need to attend board meetings

SCHOLARSHIP

The Gate City Striders are accepting applications scholarships! This scholarship is open to high school or college students who will be attending a post-secondary educational institution, including a college, university or vocational school in the fall of 2022. Any GCS member, child of a GCS member, or a student sponsored by a GCS member is eligible. Read all the details and download an application from https://gatecity.org/gate-city-strider-scholarship/. Deadline is May 1st. Please contact Andrew Bragg if you have any questions!

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERSHIP

Please join us for our Annual Meeting of the Membership. A chance to meet fellow club members, hear the status of the club – with a review of last year and this years’ upcoming plans, and also discuss new business. This is a free event.Light food will be available starting at 6:30pm. The meeting will start promptly at 7pm.IF you are interested in joining the board and helping to drive the direction of the club, please contact a board member.Hope to see you there!

NEW HAMPSHIRE GRAND PRIX!

The first race in our New Hampshire Grand Prix title defense is fast approaching. The first race is in our backyards at the Nashua Soup Kitchen 10k on April 3rd! Gate City has won the New Hampshire Grand Prix title the last few years because we’ve had a full team participation. Even if you think you are too slow, you WILL score points. Because everyone showed up, we were able to defeat some faster clubs. #everyrunnercounts#everypointmatters Join us!speaking of the Soup Kitchen 10k…

SOUP KITCHEN COURSE PREVIEW RUN THIS SATURDAY

Join fellow Gate City Striders for a group run on the Nashua Soup Kitchen 5K/10K course. Meet next to the Muldoon Fitness Center on the Rivier University Campus Saturday March 26th.Please arrive at 8:45am. Run will start at 9:00amThis is a great chance to prepare for the 1st race in the NHGP series or simply connect with other striders.Pace group leaders will be available to help you follow the route. Please stay with your pace group as there will not be volunteers stationed on the course to direct you.Download or print the 5K/10K course map to have available if needed. Bring your own water.*Do not park in the Muldoon Center parking lot.Parking is available in the Rivier Commuter lot behind Memorial Hall. From South Main Street, take a right on Clement Street.Hope you can make it!https://www.facebook.com/events/1453494438382133

OUTDOOR TRACK

Outdoor track returns April 20th at Nashua North High School. There will be some refreshments afterwards. Join us for the opening lap celebration!

PACK MONADNOCK 10 MILER

Our favorite scenic run amongst waterfalls, trees and _just_a_few_ hills is back this year in it’s normal time! Part of the USATF Mountain Series once again. The race takes place on Sunday May 1st leaving Wilton and heading up to the summit of Pack Monadnock. Registration is now open here: http://www.lightboxreg.com/pack_2022As always, we can’t hold these events without volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for the Pack Monadnock race, you can sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094aa5aa29a0fd0-pack

GATE CITY RUNNING FESTIVAL

Registration for the 2022 Gate City Running Festival is now open! This year we’re bringing a fast 1 mile race down the Broad St Parkway, a 10k and a half marathon. Sign up today for the best prices on a premier Nashua event!http://www.lightboxreg.com/gcsrunningfestival_2022

CALENDAR

– April 3rd – Oct 16 – Virtual Track 5K – Any Track – New Hampshire Grand Prix
– April 3rd – Nashua Soup Kitchen 10K – Nashua, NH, – New Hampshire Grand Prix
– April 7 – Annual Meeting of the Membership – Nashua Country Club
– April 23 – Sleepy Hollow Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series
– May 1st – Pack Monadnock 10 Miler – Mountain Series – Wilton
– May 15th – Gate City Running Festival – Nashua
– May 28 – Wachusett Mountain – USATF Mountain Series
– May 29 – Marathon – Vermont City Marathon, Burlington VT – USATF New England Grand Prix
– June 11 – Ascutney Mountain Run – USATF Mountain Series
– June 19th – Skip’s Run 4M – Lebanon, NH, – New Hampshire Grand Prix
– July 10 – Loon Mountain Race (USATF-NE Mountain Champs) – USATF Mountain Series
– August 6th – Sandown 5M – Sandown, NH, – New Hampshire Grand Prix
– August 14 – 5 Mile – Bobby Doyle 5 Mile, Narragansett RI – USATF New England Grand Prix
– August 27 – 10 Mile – Allen Mello NH 10 Miler, Auburn/Manchester NH – USATF New England Grand Prix
– September 04 – Mt. Greylock – USATF Mountain Series
– September 25 – 10 km – Lone Gull 10K Gloucester MA – USATF New England Grand Prix
– September 25 – Waterville Valley Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series
– October 15 – Cranmore Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series
– October 23 – Delta Dental 1/2 Marathon – Concord, NH, 10/16 – New Hampshire Grand Prix
– November 13 – 5 km – BIGGSteps 5K, Needham MA – USATF New England Grand Prix
– November 20nd – Novemberfest – Nashua
– December – Mill Cities Relay! – Nashua -> Lawrence Stay tuned!

Much more to come!

Take care and see you on the roads!

Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders

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Weekly Announcements Feb. 23rd 2022

Hello Striders!

Congrats Tara Roark-Towle setting a new 60m and 200m PRs at the USATF New England Masters Indoor meet this past weekend in Providence!

Congrats to Eric Chorney for a blistering new 20 miler PR at Martha’s Vineyard

Congrats to Tom Cassetty Named USTFCCCA NH Cross Country Coach of the Year

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

GCS EXECUTIVE BOARD

If you’re interested in joining the GCS Executive Board and helping to drive the direction of the club, please contact me or another board member about how you can help!

SCHOLARSHIP

The Gate City Striders are accepting applications scholarships! This scholarship is open to high school or college students who will be attending a post-secondary educational institution, including a college, university or vocational school in the fall of 2022. Any GCS member, child of a GCS member, or a student sponsored by a GCS member is eligible. Read all the details and download an application from https://gatecity.org/gate-city-strider-scholarship/. Deadline is May 1st. Please contact Andrew Bragg if you have any questions!

ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Register online here:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044EAEAD2FA57-annual3Join us for our Annual Awards Dinner where we honor members of the club for their 2021 racing accomplishments, commitment to the club, and more!Cocktails and appetizers will start at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:30pm, with awards to follow.Don’t miss out on one of the best events of the year! RSVPs due by Thursday, March 3rd!

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERSHIP

Please join us for our Annual Meeting of the Membership. A chance to meet fellow club members, hear the status of the club – with a review of last year and this years’ upcoming plans, and also discuss new business. This is a free event.Light food will be available starting at 6:30pm. The meeting will start promptly at 7pm.IF you are interested in joining the board and helping to drive the direction of the club, please contact a board member.Hope to see you there!

FREEZE YOUR BUNS – LAST RACE IS THIS WEEKEND!

The Last race in the 2022 Freeze Your Buns Series will be on Sunday Feb 27th, 9am sharp at Conway Arena. Come join us for this flat, fast and cheap race ($5 to run!). If you can’t run, please consider volunteering. Register to volunteer here: https://signup.com/go/PtjXYsR

INDOOR TRACK

Looking for a track workout on Tuesday or Wednesday nights? There is still plenty of room for you to join the crew kicking butt and taking names at the Hampshire Hills dome. Tuesday nights feature a 5k/10k and marathon workout, while Wednesday nights are more C25K focused. Warmup starts at 6pm, announcements at 615 workout starts just afterwards. $75 for the rest of the season or $10 cash or check drop in. Please print out and bring the dome waiver and the Gate city waiver. https://gatecity.org/indoor-track-workouts/

NEW ENGLAND GRAND PRIX

Next Race is the New Bedford Half Marathon March 20th! Please let Suzanne Barker know if you plan on running. Suzanne also has a link to get into the Vermont City Marathon if you have not already registered for that NEGP race. Contact her for details!

NEW HAMPSHIRE GRAND PRIX!

The first race in our New Hampshire Grand Prix title defense is fast approaching. The first race is in our backyards at the Nashua Soup Kitchen 10k on April 3rd! Gate City has won the New Hampshire Grand Prix title the last few years because we’ve had a full team participation. Even if you think you are too slow, you WILL score points. Because everyone showed up, we were able to defeat some faster clubs. #everyrunnercounts#everypointmatters Join us!

RACE REIMBURSEMENT

It’s not too early to give a quick reminder on race reimbursement. The Gate City Striders have a very generous program reimbursing our runners based on the number of races in a particular series they run and meeting a volunteering requirement. Many volunteering opportunities are coming up soon. Plus Fitness University and Summer Trail Series still to come. More info on race reimbursement can be found here: https://gatecity.org/race-reimbursement-program/

PACK MONADNOCK 10 MILER

Our favorite scenic run amongst waterfalls, trees and _just_a_few_ hills is back this year in it’s normal time! Part of the USATF Mountain Series once again. The race takes place on Sunday May 1st leaving Wilton and heading up to the summit of Pack Monadnock. Registration is now open here: http://www.lightboxreg.com/pack_2022As always, we can’t hold these events without volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for the Pack Monadnock race, you can sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094aa5aa29a0fd0-pack

GATE CITY RUNNING FESTIVAL

Registration for the 2022 Gate City Running Festival is now open! This year we’re bringing a fast 1 mile race down the Broad St Parkway, a 10k and a half marathon. Sign up today for the best prices on a premier Nashua event!http://www.lightboxreg.com/gcsrunningfestival_2022

WINTER WARRIORS – FLEET FEET

Looking for a group run on Monday’s and Thursday’s thru the winter? The Winter Warriors group is currently meeting at 6pm on Monday’s and THursday’s at the Fleet Feet store on Collesium ave. All paces are welcome

CALENDAR

– March 20 – New Bedford Half Marathon, New Bedford MA – USATF New England Grand Prix
– March 11th – Annual Awards Dinner – Nashua Country Club
– April 3rd – Oct 16 – Virtual Track 5K – Any Track – New Hampshire Grand Prix
– April 3rd – Nashua Soup Kitchen 10K – Nashua, NH, – New Hampshire Grand Prix
– April 7 – Annual Meeting of the Membership – Nashua Country Club
– April 23 – Sleepy Hollow Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series
– May 1st – Pack Monadnock 10 Miler – USATF Mountain Series – Wilton
– May 15th – Gate City Running Festival – Nashua
– May 28 – Wachusett Mountain – USATF Mountain Series
– May 29 – Marathon – Vermont City Marathon, Burlington VT – USATF New England Grand Prix
– June 11 – Ascutney Mountain Run – USATF Mountain Series
– June 19th – Skip’s Run 4M – Lebanon, NH, 6/19 – New Hampshire Grand Prix
– July 10 – Loon Mountain Race (USATF-NE Mountain Champs) – USATF Mountain Series
– August 6th – Sandown 5M – Sandown, NH, 8/6 – New Hampshire Grand Prix
– August 14 – 5 Mile – Bobby Doyle 5 Mile, Narragansett RI – USATF New England Grand Prix
– August 27 – Allen Mello NH Ten Miler, Auburn/Manchester NH – USATF New England Grand Prix
– September 04 – Mt. Greylock – USATF Mountain Series
– September 25 – 10 km – Lone Gull 10K Gloucester MA – USATF New England Grand Prix
– September 25 – Waterville Valley Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series
– October 15 – Cranmore Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series
– October 16th – Delta Dental 1/2 Marathon – Concord, NH New Hampshire Grand Prix
– November 13 – 5 km – BIGGSteps 5K, Needham MA – USATF New England Grand Prix
– November 20nd – Novemberfest – Nashua
– December – Mill Cities Relay! – Nashua -> Lawrence

Stay tuned!

Much more to come!

Take care and see you on the roads!

Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders

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Weekly Announcements Feb. 18th 2022

Hello Striders!

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

GCS EXECUTIVE BOARD – TREASURER

After many years of service, Diane Dunklee Clifford is stepping down as treasurer at the end of her term. We’re currently looking for someone to take over for her. Please let me know if you are interested.

ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Register online here:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044EAEAD2FA57-annual3Join us for our Annual Awards Dinner where we honor members of the club for their 2021 racing accomplishments, commitment to the club, and more!Cocktails and appetizers will start at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:30pm, with awards to follow.Don’t miss out on one of the best events of the year! RSVPs due by Thursday, March 3rd!Please send your pictures for the slideshow to Amanda Naro

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERSHIP

Please join us for our Annual Meeting of the Membership. A chance to meet fellow club members, hear the status of the club – with a review of last year and this years’ upcoming plans, and also discuss new business. This is a free event.Light food will be available starting at 6:30pm. The meeting will start promptly at 7pm.IF you are interested in joining the board and helping to drive the direction of the club, please contact a board member.Hope to see you there!

FREEZE YOUR BUNS

The Last race in the 2022 Freeze Your Buns Series will be on Sunday Feb 27th, 9am sharp at Conway Arena. Come join us for this flat, fast and cheap race ($5 to run!). If you can’t run, please consider volunteering. Register to volunteer here: https://signup.com/go/PtjXYsR

INDOOR TRACK

Looking for a track workout on Tuesday or Wednesday nights? There is still plenty of room for you to join the crew kicking butt and taking names at the Hampshire Hills dome. Tuesday nights feature a 5k/10k and marathon workout, while Wednesday nights are more C25K focused. Warmup starts at 6pm, announcements at 615 workout starts just afterwards. $75 for the rest of the season or $10 cash or check drop in. Please print out and bring the dome waiver and the Gate city waiver. https://gatecity.org/indoor-track-workouts/

NEW ENGLAND GRAND PRIX

The First NEGP race was this past weekend at the Super Sunday 4 miler in Bedford. We had some excellent showings. NEGP captain Suzanne Barker had a great write up about it earlier this week. Next Race is the New Bedford Half Marathon March 20th! Please let Suzanne know if you plan on running.

NEW HAMPSHIRE GRAND PRIX!

The first race in our New Hampshire Grand Prix title defense is fast approaching. The first race is in our backyards at the Nashua Soup Kitchen 10k on April 3rd! Gate City has won the New Hampshire Grand Prix title the last few years because we’ve had a full team participation. Even if you think you are too slow, you WILL score points. Because everyone showed up, we were able to defeat some faster clubs. #everyrunnercounts#everypointmatters Join us!

RACE REIMBURSEMENT

It’s not too early to give a quick reminder on race reimbursement. The Gate City Striders have a very generous program reimbursing our runners based on the number of races in a particular series they run and meeting a volunteering requirement. Many volunteering opportunities are coming up soon. Plus Fitness University and Summer Trail Series still to come. More info on race reimbursement can be found here: https://gatecity.org/race-reimbursement-program/ Also, the more you run and volunteer for the club, the better your chances to win one of the coveted Boston Marathon Bibs the club gets each year!

PACK MONADNOCK 10 MILER

Our favorite scenic run amongst waterfalls, trees and _just_a_few_ hills is back this year in it’s normal time! Part of the USATF Mountain Series once again. The race takes place on Sunday May 1st leaving Wilton and heading up to the summit of Pack Monadnock. Registration is now open here: http://www.lightboxreg.com/pack_2022As always, we can’t hold these events without volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for the Pack Monadnock race, you can sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094aa5aa29a0fd0-pack

GATE CITY RUNNING FESTIVAL

Registration for the 2022 Gate City Running Festival is now open! This year we’re bringing a fast 1 mile race down the Broad St Parkway, a 10k and a half marathon. Sign up today for the best prices on a premier Nashua event!http://www.lightboxreg.com/gcsrunningfestival_2022

WINTER WARRIORS – FLEET FEET

Looking for a group run on Monday’s and Thursday’s thru the winter? The Winter Warriors group is currently meeting at 6pm on Monday’s and THursday’s at the Fleet Feet store on Collesium ave. All paces are welcome

CALENDAR

– March 20 – New Bedford Half Marathon, New Bedford MA – USATF New England Grand Prix
– March 11th – Annual Awards Dinner – Nashua Country Club
– April 3rd – Oct 16 – Virtual Track 5K – Any Track – New Hampshire Grand Prix
– April 3rd – Nashua Soup Kitchen 10K – Nashua, NH, – New Hampshire Grand Prix
– April 7 – Annual Meeting of the Membership – Nashua Country Club
– April 23 – Sleepy Hollow Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series
– May 1st – Pack Monadnock 10 Miler – USATF Mountain Series – Wilton
– May 15th – Gate City Running Festival – Nashua
– May 28 – Wachusett Mountain – USATF Mountain Series
– May 29 – Marathon – Vermont City Marathon, Burlington VT – USATF New England Grand Prix
– June 11 – Ascutney Mountain Run – USATF Mountain Series
– June 19th – Skip’s Run 4M – Lebanon, NH, 6/19 – New Hampshire Grand Prix
– July 10 – Loon Mountain Race (USATF-NE Mountain Champs) – USATF Mountain Series
– August 6th – Sandown 5M – Sandown, NH, 8/6 – New Hampshire Grand Prix
– August 14 – 5 Mile – Bobby Doyle 5 Mile, Narragansett RI – USATF New England Grand Prix
– August 27 – Allen Mello NH Ten Miler, Auburn/Manchester NH – USATF New England Grand Prix
– September 04 – Mt. Greylock – USATF Mountain Series
– September 25 – 10 km – Lone Gull 10K Gloucester MA – USATF New England Grand Prix
– September 25 – Waterville Valley Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series
– October 15 – Cranmore Mountain Race – USATF Mountain Series
– October 16th – Delta Dental 1/2 Marathon – Concord, NH New Hampshire Grand Prix
– November 13 – 5 km – BIGGSteps 5K, Needham MA – USATF New England Grand Prix
– November 20nd – Novemberfest – Nashua
– December – Mill Cities Relay! – Nashua -> Lawrence

Stay tuned!
Much more to come!
Take care and see you on the roads!

Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders

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Weekly Announcements Nov. 17th 2021

Hello Striders!

– Congrats to Karen Sirimoglu who set a new marathon PR this past weekend!

– Congrats to all of the PAL Youth teams that had a great race on Sunday
– U8 Girls team place 1st
– U8 Boys team placed 2nd and 3rd
– 9-10 Girls team placed 2nd, 4th and 7th
– 9-10 Boys team placed 4th and 6th
– 11-12 Girls Team placed 1st, 7th and 8th
– 11-12 Boys team placed 3rd, 6th and 9th
– 13-14 Girls placed 3rd
– 13-14 Boys placed 5th, 9th and 11th
– 15-18 Boys placed 3rd (most had raced the day before as well!)

Good Luck at the USATF JOXC Region 1 Championship this coming Sunday!

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

GCS EXECUTIVE BOARD – TREASURER

After many years of service, Diane Dunklee Clifford is stepping down as treasurer at the end of her term. We’re currently looking for someone to take over for her. Please let me know if you are interested.

NEW HAMPSHIRE GRAND PRIX!

Because of EVERYONE who participated this year, the Gate City Striders are New Hampshire Grand Prix Champions again! Congrats to all who raced! Every Runner Counted, Every Point Mattered.

  • Gate City – 4959.65 points,
  • Greater Derry 3656.33 points,
  • Upper Valley 3319.27 points,
  • Millenium 2525.77 points.

BEST OF BOSTON – November 15th

Congrats to our Club Best of Boston Winners – Thomas Cantara and Gabriela Webber It was a fun event on Monday night, MC-d by Andy Schachat. Congrats to all of the winners

MILL CITIES IS BACK – WE NEED YOU! DECEMBER 5th

Currently in need of runners in every age group. Please sign up soon! Deadline is this Friday – 11/19! 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.For anyone covid concerned, you can submit team requests at the bottom of the form. We are making every effort to honor all of those requests, though we cannot guarentee it. So far all requests have been honored.

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSefV3z3w8Sstf…/viewform

MOBILITY MONDAYS

Strider Shelly Walker-Adams is be live streaming on Monday’s from Nov 1st until Dec 13th at 7pm. Each week she’ll be focusing on ways to improve our running stride, core stability, balance, flexibility and yes.. how to use that foam roller. Along the way she’ll throw in some challenges.

NOVEMBERFEST

Annual Novemberfest race to benefit the Nashua Children’s Home is THIS SUNDAY – November 21st at 11:33am. Sign up today! https://www.facebook.com/events/125576122863090/

USATF-XC – RACHEL’S RUN

Our friends in the Greater Lowell Road Runners are putting on the 8th Annual Rachel’s Run on Saturday Nov 20th – the day before Novemberfest. This is the last race in the USATF XC series. Find out more information here: http://glrr.net/rachels-run/

PENNICHUCK RETURNS!

The weekly Pennichuck runs start tonight from Pennichuck middle school at 6pm sharp. Meet in the parking lot and go get reaquainted with our old pal Deerhaven. Please wear lights and a reflective vest.

WINTER WARRIORS – FLEET FEET

Winter Warriors will be returning on Monday and Thursday evenings starting December 2nd. They’ll start on the “North” route that Thursday.

CALENDAR

– Nov 20 – USATF XC – Rachel’s Run; Tyngsboro, MA
– Nov 21 – Novemberfest – Nashua
– Dec 5 – MILL CITIES! – Nashua->Lawrence

Stay tuned! Much more to come!

Take care and see you on the roads!

Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders

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Weekly Announcements Nov. 10th 2021

Hello Striders!

Congratulations to both Tara Roark-Towle and Raymond Boutotte who were 2 of only 9 runners to complete the 2021 USATF New England All Terrain Runner Series!

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

GCS EXECUTIVE BOARD – TREASURER

After many years of service, Diane Dunklee Clifford is stepping down as treasurer at the end of her term. We’re currently looking for someone to take over for her. Please let me know if you are interested.

NEW HAMPSHIRE GRAND PRIX!

Great showing this past weekend in the last New Hampshire Grand Prix event. Nice to see many striders out there. Results are still being tabulated.

BEST OF BOSTON – November 15th

Join us on November 15th at the Nashua Country Club as we honor the fastest male and female from New Hampshire in the annual Henri Renaud Awards Night. We’ll also be honoring the fastest male and female Gate City Strider. Light apps will be served along with a cash bar. We do ask that since it’s inside, that you are either vaccinated or please wear a mask.https://www.facebook.com/events/577668030212994/

MILL CITIES IS BACK – WE NEED YOU! DECEMBER 5th

Currently in need of runners in every age group. Please sign up soon!Mill Cities Relay is coming soon, and WE NEED YOU to help us reclaim the title after a narrow defeat in 2019 from the Greater Lowell Road Runners.It is time to start putting together teams for this year’s Mill Cities Relay – taking place on Sunday, Dec 5th. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! 2019 was our clubs first loss in 12 years, and we need your help to get back on top!!! Our club wins because of the participation of everyone!For those who are new to the club, The Mill Cities Relay is a 5-leg, 27ish mile race from Nashua, NH to Lawrence, MA. It is an epic event! The relay race began 37 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 5.6, 4.7, 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.Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSefV3z3w8Sstf…/viewform

MOBILITY MONDAYS

Strider Shelly Walker-Adams is be live streaming on Monday’s from Nov 1st until Dec 13th at 7pm. Each week she’ll be focusing on ways to improve our running stride, core stability, balance, flexibility and yes.. how to use that foam roller. Along the way she’ll throw in some challenges. Stay tuned for the link to participate.

NOVEMBERFEST

Annual Novemberfest race to benefit the Nashua Children’s Home is coming up soon. November 21st at 11:33am. Sign up today! https://www.facebook.com/events/125576122863090/Bob Thompson is also looking for some volunteers. Please contact him if you are interested in helping out

RUNNER OF THE MONTH

This month’s runner of the month is Courtney Hawkins. Read more about her here: https://gatecity.org/runner-of-the-month/

PAL/GCS VOLUNTEER REQUEST

GCS membership: the PAL striders are hosting the USATF JOXC NE championship this Sunday! Youth teams from all over New England will come to Nashua to compete. We hope to put on a premier event but are really short volunteers for Saturday for course set up and clearing as well as Sunday for various areas. If you have a leaf blower and are available to help starting around noon Saturday we could really use your help!Meet at Nashua HS South! No leaf blower but have a few hours you could spare? We need help with course set up too!If you have some time you could spare over that weekend, please consider signing up to volunteer, link here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0448a4a82fa1f85-nashuaIf you have questions, please let me Jennifer Jordan know

USATF-XC – RACHEL’S RUN

Our friends in the Greater Lowell Road Runners are putting on the 8th Annual Rachel’s Run on Saturday Nov 20th – the day before Novemberfest. This is the last race in the USATF XC series. Find out more information here: http://glrr.net/rachels-run/

PENNICHUCK RETURNS!

The weekly Pennichuck runs start tonight from Pennichuck middle school at 6pm sharp. Meet in the parking lot and go get reaquainted with our old pal Deerhaven. Please wear lights and a reflective vest.

WINTER WARRIORS – FLEET FEET

Winter Warriors will be returning on Monday and Thursday evenings starting December 2nd. They’ll start on the “North” route that Thursday.CALENDAR

  • Nov 15 – Best of Boston Awards Night – Nashua Country Club
  • Nov 20 – USATF XC – Rachel’s Run; Tyngsboro, MA
  • Nov 21 – Novemberfest – Nashua
  • Dec 5 – MILL CITIES! – Nashua->Lawrence

Stay tuned! Much more to come!

Take care and see you on the roads!

Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders