Happy Monday Striders!!!

Welcome to the Monday Weekend Round-Up! 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! I hope you all have an amazing season!

In this bulletin:


Resurrection Run 10K / 5K

Those were some good pancakes...! And it was great seeing so many of you this weekend, especially with the longer race distance and drive to get there...! With that in mind, here are a few reminders:




  1. Steven Bugarin [35:32]
  2. Aaron Cook [37:15]
  3. Vincent Rinas [40:42]
  4. Ruben Falcon [41:59]
  5. Jeffrey Pustelak [45:17]


  1. Stephanie Burkholder [41:44]
  2. Marialena Nagel [46:12]
  3. Elaine Hendricks [46:52]
  4. Melissa Smith [52:42]
  5. Jean Jannasch [55:50]


  1. Aaron Cook (Age 30) [37:15]
  2. Robert Edwards (Age 81) [1:21:50]


  1. Renee Martin (Age 24) [1:00:04]
  2. Jean Tolchinsky (Age 76) [1:06:03]





  1. L. Cooper [30:36]
  2. Alex Sim [34:04]
  3. Jacob O'Donnell [37:20]


  1. A. Guthrie [26:11]
  2. Hyunah Sim [29:51]
  3. Sophia Sim [30:56]


  1. A. Cooper (Age 5) [47:39]
  2. Adam Jakich (Age 40) [42:54]


  1. A. Rinas (Age 12) [32:20]
  2. Hyunah Sim (Age 53) [29:51]



Boston Marathon


We had 6 members who ran this morning, as well as almost 40 others from around the community. These other runners include training partners, rivals at local races, and many others who help make running in Northwest Indiana the community that it is.

Member Finishing Times:

  • Mark Bowron (3188)
    Hometown: Lowell
    Time: 02:55:02
  • Jeff Mescal (1226)
    Hometown: Hebron
    Time: 02:57:12
  • Rick Fenno (7095)
    Hometown: Crown Point
    Time: 03:12:40
  • James Kyle (16103)
    Hometown: Valparaiso
    Time: 03:34:25
  • George Nieves (16761)
    Hometown: Munster
    Time: 03:35:15
  • Suzanne Bukur (22955)
    Hometown: Crown Point
    Time: 04:33:29



A spreadsheet showing times from runners in the community can be found HERE. This link also has all the splits, placings, as well as age grading percentages and times.

Again, congratulations on the tremendous accomplishment! You really should be proud to say that you are a BOSTON MARATHONER!!!


Gold Cup Race #5

Hub Run 5K

Bulldog Park
183 S. West St.
Crown Point, IN US 46307

Early Packet Pickup / In Person Registration: Available Friday, April 22nd (9AM - 6PM) @ Dean & Barbara White Southlake YMCA.

Race Day Packet Pickup / Race Day Registration: Available 7AM-8:30PM @ Race Site.

Online Registration 

(Online Registration ends Registration ends April 21, 2022 at 6pm CDT. There will be race day registration.)

A note from the Race Director:
Road closures will start at 8:45AM. Please make sure that you are at the race site prior to this.

A note from the Gold Cup Chair / Statistician:
Those in the Athena/Clydesdale divisions, who have not yet weighed in, MUST weigh in at their next Gold Cup race in order to maintain eligibility for this division.


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.


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Track Season Registration is OPEN!

(Preferred minimum age: Kindergarten class of 2023)

Learn the fundamentals of track!

Participate in practices, inter-squad meets, local/national meets and HAVE FUN!

(Practices twice weekly in Crown Point/Merrillville)

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

All practices coached by certified coaches!


Strider membership required prior to registration.

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

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If you would like to continue Jim's legacy, you can keep this scholarship going by donating to the Jim Cox Scholarship fund 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 "Jim Cox Scholarship Fund" in memo area.


You can also help support our 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.



Running Buddies Needed for Hub Run 5K

We are looking for 3 running buddies to run with our JR Striders at Hub Run (April 23rd). Pace required: 9:40min/mile. If you are interested, please contact our JR Strider chair at stridersjr@gmail.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

Wednesday - Indoor Kids Group Run

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


Thursday - Outdoor Group Run (All Ages)

6:00pm @ Wicker Memorial Park
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.


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). 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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