Welcome to the Weekend Round-Up! Each week, following a Gold Cup race weekend, you will be receiving an email like this one with a recap of the previous weekend, as well as any follow up information you need to know.

We are in the final countdown! Just 9 races to go!

In this bulletin:


It was great seeing everyone this weekend! With this in mind, here are a few reminders:

Nick Schultz: Live, Love, Give 5K





  1. Zachary Hoover [15:39.5]
  2. Jeff Mescal [17:58.5]
  3. Aaron Cook [18:31.9]
  4. Tim Gross [20:16.1]
  5. Ruben Falcon [21:50.7]


  1. Stephanie Burkholder [21:47.3]
  2. Lauren Spengler [21:51.8]
  3. Marialena Nagel [22:42.1]
  4. Elaine Hendricks [23:13.8]
  5. Amy Maciejewski [23:40.8]


  1. Z. Lohmann (Age 9) [37:15.5]
  2. Robert Edwards (Age 81) [41:15.2]


  1. G. Taylor (Age 8) [28:16.8]
  2. Beverly J. Calligan (Age 80) [47:57.8]




Gold Cup Race #18 / Elite Race #6

Rotary Ramble 5K

Demotte Elementary School
1000 S Halleck St
DeMotte, IN US 46310

Start Line: Just North of the DeMotte Public Library, which is located just behind the DeMotte Elementary School.
901 Birch St SW
DeMotte, IN 46310

Early Packet Pickup
August 12th, (6:30PM - 7:30PM) @ Demotte Elementary School: 1000 S Halleck St, DeMotte, IN US 46310

Schedule of Race Day Events
6:45AM - 7:45AM: Race Day Registration / Packet Pickup
8:00AM: Race Start

Online Registration

(Online Registration ends August 11, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT)


Track season has come to an end, and cross country season is coming soon (See below)

In the meantime, we will be resuming our weekly junior group runs. These will be on Mondays (6pm) @ Hidden Lake through 8/15.

Cross country season will start the following Monday (8/22).



Register Here!

(Preferred minimum age: Kindergarten class of 2023)

Participate in practices, inter-squad meets, local/national meets and HAVE FUN!
(Practices three times weekly in Crown Point/Merrillville/Schererville)

The biggest stage is Coaches Cross Country Nationals, which is being held in Indiana for the 2022 season!

Great way to get your child more involved in running, no matter their experience!

All practices coached by certified coaches!

Email questions to Head Coach Deanna: stridersjr@gmail.com

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Tentative Practice Schedule

Mondays: 6PM @ Hidden Lake (6355 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410)

Tuesdays: 4:45PM @ Sauerman Woods (1000 E South St, Crown Point, IN 46307)

Wednesdays: 6PM @ Rohrman Park (6750 Rohrman Rd, Crown Point, IN 46307)

You can also help support our entire Junior Striders Program by making a donation online, or by mailing a check to CRS, PO Box 225, Griffith, IN 46319. Please make checks out to the “Calumet Region Striders”, and put "Junior Striders" in memo area.



Strider Discounts!


As we get further into the year, more and more runners are taking their runs outside.

Please make sure to ALWAYS CARRY ID during runs!!!

If something happens, don't be a Jane or John Doe!!!

Striders now receive a discount at ROADiD by going to this link and entering group name "Calumet Region Striders"!!!


Fort2Base (August 28th)

The amazing people at Fort2Base have contacted us with a discount code for our members! Use coupon code CALUMET22 for 20% off!

The more members we send, the more benefits our members will get at the race! If you are already registered, please let us know, and we will have you counted towards our total!

You can register at: https://www.fort2base.com


Upcoming Races

In the attachments to this email, you will find for your convenience the most up to date copy of our Gold Cup Schedule, a copy of the membership application, as well as the currently available paper registrations for the following races:


Group Runs this Week

Monday (08/08) - Outdoor Group Run (All Ages)

6:00pm @ Ironwood Brewery
6 Roosevelt Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Leader: Karen Spoor
Distance: 4 Miles


Monday (08/08) - Junior Group Run (Indoor Due to Inclement Weather)

6:00pm @ Dean and Barbara White Community Center
6600 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410
Leader: Ed Caccavale
More Info


Tuesday (08/09) - Stinky Tuesdays Group Run (Group Run All Ages - Post Run Social 21+)

6:00pm @ Knuckleheads Sports Bar-Grill
204 W Barker Ave, Michigan City, IN 46360
More Info

This run has rotating locations. Click more info for the list of future locations.


Tuesday (08/09) - Lake County Group Run (All Ages)

6:00pm @ White Hawk West
Crown Point, IN 46307
Leader: Ed Caccavale

This run has rotating locations. Contact Ed Caccavale for more info, including exact address.


Thursday (08/11) - Outdoor Group Run (All Ages)

6:00pm @ Wicker Memorial Park (By the Volleyball Courts)
8554 Indianapolis Blvd, Highland, IN 46322
Leader: Heather Hobson
More Info

This run is weather permitting. If there is inclement weather, the run will be held indoors at the previous location of:
Hammond Sportsplex @ 6630 Indianapolis Blvd, Hammond, IN 46323.


Marathon Fundraising

Are you running an upcoming marathon for charity, and would like us to include your fundraising link in future newsletters? If so, please email calstridervp@gmail.com with all the relevant information. (Name, Marathon, Charity, Fundraising Link) The runner MUST be a current strider for us to post the link in the newsletter.

Thomas Nedza


Walter Evans & Jennifer Summers

Questions from the Week

  1. I am a Gold Cup member, but I haven't been scored... What do I do?
    First, please check that you have purchased the Gold Cup upgrade. You can confirm this HERE. However, if you have purchased the upgrade, but still have issues, please contact the Statistician who will investigate. (She is human and can make mistakes).
  2. Why am I being scored in the (...) age group? Shouldn't I be in the (...) age group?
    You age group for the entire Gold Cup season is based on your age on July 1, 2022. 
  3. I see one of the award categories is "age graded". What is that?
    You can read about age grading at https://usatfmasters.org/age-grading/ . If you have any other questions, please feel free to talk to our Statistician (Emily-Rose) at any Gold Cup race this season.
  4. What discounts am I eligible for?
    This depends on if you are a basic member, or if you have purchased the Gold Cup upgrade. Gold Cup members receive discounts on every race on our Gold Cup schedule. If you haven't purchased this upgrade, you can still receive discounts on purchases at Running Warehouse (Code: CALREGSNID) and ROADiD (see above). Sponsored races are NOT required to give discounts to our members, however, if available, all members are eligible for this discount.


A thank you to our sponsors!

The Calumet Region Striders is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We manage the club on donations and sponsorship. If you would like more information on our sponsorship program, please contact our Vice President at: vp@calstrider.org







Calumet Region Striders Google Drive can be accessed here.

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