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Weekly Announcements Nov. 4th , 2022

Hello Striders!

Congrats to Allison Belliveau for a new Half Marathon PR

Congrats to Maggie Brice for coming in 2nd overall at the Franconia Notch Half

Congrats to Paul Donovan on a new Half Marathon PR

Congrats to Andrew Bragg for a new Half Marathon PR

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

Mill Cities is back! Dec 4th

We need YOU to help us defend our Mill Cities Championship. Sign-up by Wednesday. No cost for members.

We aim to have the teams created by Early November.

https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSejXNEMnvZ…/viewform…

INTERESTED IN HELPING DRIVE THE DIRECTION OF THE CLUB?

We’re looking for new board members for terms starting in March 2023. Contact me or a current board member if you’re interested in joining. Positions also available that do not require attending meetings.

We’re also looking for a Co-coordinator for Fitness University and a Volunteer Coordinator for Freeze Your Buns. Please let me know if you are interested.

Winter Training Tips Presentation & Injury/Pain Screenings

Join us November 17th at CPTE in Nashua for Winter Training Tips and Injury/Pain Screenings. CPTE was part of our Health and Wellness night and are a sponsor of Novemberfest. See you there!

Novemberfest

The Novemberfest race returns on November 20th! This a fun race starting precisely at 11:33am thru the trails of Mine Falls benefiting the Nashua Childrens Home. We do need some volunteers for this race, please reach out to race director Bob Thompson if you are interested in helping out.

Register today at: http://www.lightboxreg.com/novemberfest_2022

NEGP

THe last New England Grand Prix race is November 13th. The BIGSteps 5k in Needham. Contact Suzanne Barker if you have any questions.

Pennichuck Group Runs

The Pennichuck group runs on Wednesday night thru the slightly hilly (ok really hilly) neighborhood by Pennichuck middle school will be starting shortly. Stay tuned for more info.

Annual Awards Dinner

Amanda Naro has released the nomination form for this next year’s awards. Nominate those who you think should win each award! We’ll announce the winners at our annual awards dinner coming up in late January 2023! https://gatecity.org/competition-awards/

Boston Marathon ByPass numbers!

The club has been awarded 4 numbers to enter the 2023 Boston Marathon. Stay tuned for more information on how to apply to get one of those numbers. Current eligibility requirements: https://gatecity.org/boston-bibs/

CALENDAR

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

– November 17th – Winter Training Tips and Injury/Pain Screenings at CPTE Nashua

– 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 Aug 10th, 2022

Hello Striders!

Hope everyone is enjoying this nice break from the constant 90 degree plus temps and wicked high humidity!

Congrats to Silvana Morgan for 2nd place AG at the Run for Liv a few weeks ago! Speedy!

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

SANDOWN 5 MILER – NHGP

Congrats to everyone who ran for Gate City this past Saturday! We had 36 striders toe the line in some really hot, humid conditions. We came in second place as a club, but regained the lead more than doubling the total number of points that previous NHGP leader, Upper Valley, got! Great work by all!

Great seeing new striders Alison Lilienfeld, Terryl Fritz Colleen Berube, Jon Hambrecht, Erin Caples, among others show up at their first NHGP race and score points for us!

OUTDOOR TRACK

Outdoor track continues on Wednesdays at Nashua North High School. Join the 5k/10k workout or the marathon/21k workouts each night. Starts at 6pm sharp with announcements. Workouts begin just after that

Once the Nashua South track updates are complete, we will be moving back over there. Sounds like they should be done by the beginning of September.

YOGA/CORE NIGHTS

Yoga/Core returns to track! 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.

HAYWARDS RUN

Everyones favorite social event is back! Join us on Tuesday August 23rd for a run, and we’ll get you a super secret discount code that’ll get you 25% off ice cream at Haywards afterwards. What better motivation to run!?

https://www.facebook.com/events/5238663456209529

NEW HAMPSHIRE GRAND PRIX

We’ll be running another track 5k on Thursday August 18th at Nashua North. This is free for everyone, and is considered the 5th race in the NHGP series. You can run this as many times as you’d like. Check out more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1189650304944543

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

Race Reimbursement

Little reminder for those who have run or will be running at least 2 races within a series (New Hampshire Grand Prix, New England Grand Prix, Cross Country or Mountain Series) if you’re looking to take advantage of our race reimbursement program, don’t forget to get your volunteer hours in. More info can be found here: https://gatecity.org/race-reimbursement-program/

CALENDAR

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

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

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

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

– August 18th – NHGP Track 5k at Nashua North Track!

– August 23rd – Haywards Run!

– 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 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