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:


Hub Run 5K

It was great seeing so many of you this weekend...! With that in mind, here are a few reminders:




  1. Steven Bugarin [16:27.7]
  2. Aaron Cook [18:55.3]
  3. Tim Gross [20:08.5]
  4. Vincent Rinas [20:20.2]
  5. Ruben Falcon [21:33.4]


  1. Amy Maciejewski [22:02.5]
  2. Amber Johnson [22:09.6]
  3. Marialena Nagel [22:53.2]
  4. Lauren Spengler [23:12.6]
  5. Elaine Hendricks [23:17.7]


  1. J. Nagel (Age 8) [48:38.2]
  2. Tom Magill (Age 93) [47:10.8]


  1. L. Dageforde (Age 7) [46:52.9]
  2. Phyllis Hansen (Age 79) [46:52.9]



The Hub Run was also the goal race for the JR Strider Wednesday run group. Congratulations to all our Group Run finishers!!!

Logan: 28:44.7
Amanda: 29:00.3
Olivia: 30:48.0
Addison: 33:58.0
Adriana: 34:19.7

Beatrix: 37:08.7
Karissa: 38:32.6
Melody: 43:25.2
Lilith: 46:52.9
Ursula: 48:19.3




Sponsored Race #2
THURSDAY MAY 5, 2022 @ 6:00PM

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 5K

Wicker Memorial Park
2215 Ridge Rd, Highland, IN US 46322

Early Packet Pickup: May 4th (4PM - 7PM) @ Fleet Feet Schererville: 635 US 30, Schererville, IN 46375

Schedule of Race Day Events
5:00PM - 5:45PM: Race Day Registration & In-Person Packet Pickup
5:50PM: 0.0 Mile "Run"
6:00PM: 5K Run/Walk
Post Race Fiesta: Music by DJ Ricky and Food/Drinks inside the Social Center

Striders can use coupon code striders for $2 off registration.

Online Registration 

(Online Registration open through Race Start. Price will INCREASE May 4 @ 11:59PM CDT)


Gold Cup Race #6
SUNDAY MAY 8, 2022 @ 8:00AM

Run Like a Mother 5K

Lake County Fairgrounds
889 S. Court Street, Crown Point, IN US 46307

Schedule of Race Day Events
7:00AM - 7:45AM: Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration
8:00AM: 5K Start

Online Registration 

(Online Registration ends May 7, 2022 at 4:00pm CDT. There will be race day registration.)

There is an option to register as a bundle with the Finish Wine 5K. This is SPONSORED RACE #3!


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.




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
Leader: Deanna Grimes


Wednesday - Brewfest Group Run (Group Run All Ages - Post Run Social 21+)

6:30pm @ Brewfest
8347 Kennedy Ave, Highland, IN 46322
Leader: Ed Caccavale
More Info


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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