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:


Lotus Reach 5K

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




  1. Aaron Cook [20:33.4]
  2. Rick Fenno [20:41.5]
  3. Vincent Rinas [22:02.2]
  4. Tim Gross [22:14.5]
  5. Mark Connors [23:29.4]


  1. E. Daly [23:18.1]
  2. A. Johnson [24:01.3]
  3. Amy Maciejewski [24:49.6]
  4. Marialena Nagel [25:19.6]
  5. Elaine Hendricks [25:57.9]


  1. Aaron Cook (Age 30) [20:33.4]
  2. Robert Edwards (Age 81) [43:23.8]


  1. A. Johnson (Age 12) [24:01.3]
  2. Beverly J Calligan (Age 80) [58:31.3]




Gold Cup Race #9
Elite Race #2
MONDAY MAY 30, 2022 @ 8:00AM

Trail Run xTreme 12K

2190 N. St Rd 149
Portage, IN US 46386

Schedule of Race Day Events
Packet Pickup Details TBA
8:00AM: 12K Start

Online Registration

(Online Registration ends May 29, 2022 at 5:00pm CDT)


Way to Go Tom!

Our oldest Member, Tom Magill (age 93), won his event at the National Senior Games last weekend!
He ran the 1,500m in a time of 13:07.790. He also managed a top 3 finish in both the 400m & 800m.


In Memory of Joe Mis, our Track Program has been renamed in his honor to the:

"Joe Mis Junior Strider Track Program"

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 @ Location TBD (Check Remind & Facebook for Updates)

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

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You can also help support our entire 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.


If you would like to make a donation in honor of Joe Mis, you can do so 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 "Joe Mis Track" in memo area.



A New Strider Discount!

As we get further into the year, more and more runners are taking their runs outside.

Please make sure to ALWAYS CARRY ID during runs!!!

If something happens, don't be a Jane or John Doe!!!

Striders now receive a discount at ROADiD by going to this link and entering group name "Calumet Region Striders"!!!


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

Tuesday (05/24) - 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.


Wednesday (05/25) - 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 (05/26) - 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.


Monday (05/30) - No Group Run due to Memorial Day


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) and ROADiD (see above). 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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