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:


Run Like a Mother 5K

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




  1. Steven Bugarin [17:07.3]
  2. Aaron Cook [18:53.9]
  3. Vincent Rinas [21:03.9]
  4. Steven Luzynski [21:14.7]
  5. Lawrence Harty [24:41.6]


  1. Marialena Nagel [23:15.9]
  2. Suzanne Bukur [24:05.0]
  3. Melissa Smith [24:16.8]
  4. Deanna Grimes [25:18.7]
  5. Carrie Kietzmann [27:29.4]


  1. C. Henley (Age 8) [28:49.9]
  2. Winston Steiniche (Age 79) [52:13.1]


  1. L. Dageforde (Age 7) [48:15.5]
  2. Beverly J Calligan (Age 80) [50:15.4]




Gold Cup Race #7
FRIDAY MAY 13, 2022 @ 6:00PM

Valpo Police K9 Unit 5K-9

Central Park Plaza
63 Lafayette Street
Valparaiso, IN US 46383

Early Packet Pickup
May 11th (10:30AM - 6:30PM) @ Extra Mile Fitness Co.: 1330 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46385
May 12th (10:30AM - 6:30PM) @ Extra Mile Fitness Co.: 1330 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46385

Schedule of Race Day Events
4:30PM: Race Day Packet Pick-Up
6:00PM: 5K Start

Online Registration

(Online Registration ends May 12, 2022 at 8:00am CDT. There will be race day registration.)


Track Season STARTS TODAY!

(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.

Monday Practice: 6PM @ Dean & Barbara White Community Center
Wednesday Practice: 6PM @ Lake County Fairgrouds (By Fine Arts Building)

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

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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:


Change to Gold Cup Schedule

There has been 1 minor change to the Gold Cup schedule with regards to Gold Cup Race #16 (4H 4 Mile Hustle). This race will now be split by age, with those 15 & over completing the 4-Mile race, and those 14 & under completing the 1.5 mile race.


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


Tuesday (05/10) - Stinky Tuesdays Group Run (Group Run All Ages - Post Run Social 21+)

6:00pm @ Northeast Corner of Blue Chip Casino
777 Blue Chip Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360
More Info

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


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.


100 Mile Club & Run the Year Challenge

IT'S MAY!!! For those in the know, you know that means that you should be getting in your "100 Mile Club" miles. For those of you who are new, the "100 Mile Club" is a challenge to reach 100, 500, 1000 or 2000 miles between January 1st and December 31st. It is open to ALL Striders (not just those participating in the Gold Cup Series). All you need to do is keep track of your mileage throughout the month, and send it to calstriderscoring@gmail.com at the conclusion of each month. We also have the "Run the Year Challenge" where you, and up to 4 teammates, are challenged to run 2022 miles in 2022. For those participating as a team, the miles must be equally distributed amongst teammates. To sign up, just email calstriderscoring@gmail.com with the names of those on your team, as well as a fun team name we can call out at the Gold Cup Banquet as your claim your glorious prize... ;)

Our current "100 Mile Club" leaders (as of end of March):

  1. Rick Fenno (986.00)
  2. Aaron Cook (677.00)
  3. Stephanie Burkholder (544.00)
  4. Steve Kearney (535.51)
  5. Linda Murkve (528.10)


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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