Happy Monday Striders!!!

Welcome to the Monday Weekend Round-Ups! Each Monday, 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.

Again, I just want to welcome all our new Striders! There SO MANY new names on the Scored results! So welcome, and I hope you have an amazing season!

In this bulletin:


Gold Cup Race Recap

Ringing in Spring 5K

It was great seeing everybody out at the race on Saturday. It might not have been as cold as the first race, but it was still a COLD ONE...! With that in mind, here are a few reminders:




  1. Aaron Cook [18:32.2]
  2. Brian Culbreth [19:47.8]
  3. Tim Gross [20:00.3]
  4. Vincent Rinas [20:25.9]
  5. Mark Connors [21:46.7]


  1. Stephanie Burkholder [21:13.9]
  2. Amy Maciejewski [21:45.5]
  3. Marialena Nagel [22:44.6]
  4. Lauren Spengler [23:08.0]
  5. Suzanne Bukur [23:10.6]


  1. B. Culbreth (Age 10) [40:49.2]
  2. Tom Magill (Age 93) [51:09.2]


  1. A. Rinas (Age 12) [32:00.0]
  2. Phyllis Hansen (Age 79) [47:20.1]



Races This Week

Gold Cup Race #3
Elite Series Race #1
SATURDAY APRIL 9, 2022 @ 9:00AM

Spirit Run 5K

1755 W Harrison Blvd.
Valparaiso, IN US 46385

Packet Pickup (Both @ Race Site)
Early: Available Friday April 8th 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Race Day: Starts at 8AM.

Online Registration (Online Registration ends Registration ends April 9, 2022 at 9:00am CDT. Therefore, you can register online on race day morning prior to going to the race.)


Jim Cox Scholarship

Jim Cox, a very active Calumet Region Striders member, was diagnosed with Leukemia in August 1993 and on October 15, 1993 succumbed to the disease at the age of 57 years. Jim’s family started a fund which CRS designated as a scholarship fund and is given to CRS members or their children when they enroll as college freshmen.


The committee will review the applications and determine amounts and the Board will approve at the May Board meeting.

Applications can be submitted HERE.

Please keep in mind that the application deadline is April 30th at 11:59PM CDT.


If you would like to continue Jim's legacy, you can keep this scholarship going by donating to the Jim Cox Scholarship fund online HERE, or by mailing a check to CRS, PO Box 225, Griffith, IN 46319. Please make checks out to the “Calumet Region Striders”, and put Jim Cox Scholarship Fund in memo area.


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 - Outdoor Group Run (All Ages)

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


Wednesday - Indoor Kids Group Run

5:30pm @ Dean and Barbara White Community Center
6600 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410
Leaders: Deanna Grimes & Ed Caccavale


Thursday - Indoor Group Run (All Ages)

Due to expected inclement weather, this week the run will take place indoors at the Hammond Sportplex instead of Wicker Memorial Park.
6:30pm @ Hammond Sportsplex
6630 Indianapolis Blvd, Hammond, IN 46323
Leader: Heather Hobson
More Info


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.


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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