HMRRC Proudly Presents its Winter Series 2022-2023

by Christine Bishop

The 2022-23 Ed Thomas Winter Series kicks off on Sunday, December 11th with the Doug Bowden Winter Series #1 Races at SUNY Physical Education Building at 10:00 a.m. The races will be a 15K and 5.5K, mostly run at the State Office Campus.

To register to run or volunteer for any of the Winter Series events, click here

Volunteers are always needed. To sign-up for Winter Series #1 directly click here

Pre-registration is fast and simple. For Winter Series #1 registration click here

Winter Series races are free for members and $5 for non-members/guests. All five races would cost non-members $25 whereas the highest level of membership in the HMRRC is for Family and that is $15! Click here to join and help to support running in the Capital Region. Among its many public services, the HMRRC annually awards 6 $3,000 scholarships for college-bound runners and finances the Just Run program that introduces elementary school kids to the joy of running and racing.

At all the Winter Series, there will be awards for overall and age-group winners of loaves of bread.  So please stay if you win, particularly if you like bread.

Refreshments will be served, including hot soup, coffee, cookies, snacks, and bread courtesy of Bountiful Bread. Big hand of applause for them!

Remember, one of the features of the Winter Series is the "Survivor Award.’" To be a "Survivor," you must participate in all the events, including volunteering in at least one, or if you volunteer for all five, you will receive the "Survivor" award too. This is a longstanding tradition we are proud to continue. If you qualify, application forms will be available at Winter Series #4, with our swag award at Winter Series #5.

JimMoore.jpegAt Winter Series #1, our most recent Hall of Fame inductee, Jim Moore, will be honored. Please join us in the lobby as club president, Ravi Chauhan, will present him with a plaque in gratitude for his accomplishments and exceptional service to the HMRRC. Some of Jim’s many notable accomplishments and contributions include: 2014 Distinguished Service Award; Grand Prix Series Scorer (15 Years); 3 Time Grand Prix Champion; 33 marathons completed, including a 2:58; and 1,000+ races after age 40.

Winter Series Schedule

Winter Series 1-  DOUG BOWDEN WINTER SERIES #1 Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 10 a.m.

Winter Series 2- HANGOVER HALF* (GP) & BILL HOGAN 3.5 MILER- Sunday, January 1, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.

Winter Series 3- WINTER SERIES #3 -- 3M, 10K, 25K - Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

Winter Series 4- WINTER SERIES #4 -- 3.75M, 15K, 30K - Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Get applications here for the “Survivor Award” if you qualify.

Winter Series 5- WINTER SERIES #5 -- 4.5M, 10M* (GP), 20M- Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

Help The Food Pantries throughout the Winter Series by bringing non- perishable foods like canned fruits, vegetables, soups, stews, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, and canned tuna or chicken. Other items needed are spaghetti/pasta, rice, oatmeal and toiletries such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, and laundry detergent.

These are the most anticipated races of the winter. Be there either as a runner or a volunteer! And you can win “Survivor”swag.

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