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:


Valpo Police K9 Unit 5K-9

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




  1. Steven Bugarin [17:02.7]
  2. Aaron Cook [19:16.8]
  3. Brian Culbreth [20:10.2]
  4. Tim Gross [20:29.6]
  5. Vincent Rinas [21:15.5]


  1. Amy Maciejewski [22:52.3]
  2. Marialena Nagel [23:17.6]
  3. Elaine Hendricks [24:08.9]
  4. L. Culbreth [25:05.5]
  5. Melissa Smith [25:12.2]


  1. A. Cooper (Age 5) [46:13.9]
  2. David Ralston (Age 77) [47:56.8]


  1. L. Dageforde (Age 7) [44:03.4]
  2. Beverly J Calligan (Age 80) [50:40.1]




Gold Cup Race #8
SATURDAY MAY 21, 2022 @ 8:30AM

Lotus Reach 5K

Sunset Hill Farm County Park
775 Meridian Rd
Valparaiso, IN US 46385

Early Packet Pickup
May 20th, (11AM - 6PM) @ Extra Mile Fitness Co.: 1330 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46385

Schedule of Race Day Events
7:30AM: Race Day Packet Pick-Up
8:30AM: 5K Start

Online Registration

(Online Registration through Race Start)


A Tribute to Joe Mis

It is with great sadness, we announce the loss of our great friend, Joe Mis. Joe passed away on May 9, 2022 at age 91. Joe was a great friend and a mentor to so many in the running community. Whether you knew Joe from Friendship 5k, Langels/Rodney's Sports Bar or from the many AAU Indiana District meets, he was a wonderful giving man and he cared very passionately about youth sports and coaching. Details of his funeral arrangements are in the link below. Please keep his family in your thoughts.


If you wish to donate to the Junior Striders in Joe Mis' memory, you can submit an online donation HERE. This will take you directly to the Joe Mis Memorial Donation page of our website.

If you would prefer, you can also mail a check to CRS, PO BOX 225, Griffith, IN 46319. Please make checks payable to the "Calumet Region Striders", and write "In Memory of Joe Mis (or similar)" in the memo line.




Track Season HAS STARTED!

(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 (05/16) - Outdoor Group Run (All Ages)

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


Tuesday (05/17) - Stinky Tuesdays Group Run (Group Run All Ages - Post Run Social 21+)

6:00pm @ Shoreline Brewery & Restaurant
208 Wabash St, Michigan City, IN 46360
More Info

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


Thursday (05/18) - 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.


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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