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


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!


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://www.gatecity.org/gate-city-strider-scholarship/. Deadline is May 1st. Please contact Andrew Bragg if you have any questions!


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 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!


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


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://www.gatecity.org/indoor-track-workouts/


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!


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!


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://www.gatecity.org/race-reimbursement-program/


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


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


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


– 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
Gate City Striders