September’s Articles: In Case you Missed Them

September's issue included a lot of exciting race descriptions. The Tawasentha 5K race series newly hosted by Kari and John Deer at times looked like an Army recruiting film, with runners holding onto a rope going through a waist-high rain filled stream. …
awasentha XC 5K Summer Series Replacing Josh Merlis and John Kinnicut

Marie-Ange Brumelot: Athlete of the Month

The female winner of the Run4 the River Half Marathon, 30 year old Marie-Ange is an elite runner who hails from France and with her husband, runs a coaching business: Coach Medina NYC. She started running 10 years ago and you will enjoy her reason why. In…
Josh Merlis in back

Run4 the River Half Marathon 2023 – a Race to Remember

by Chris BishopThe Run4 the River Half Marathon was a good race to practice for the upcoming HMRRC MHR Half Marathon on October 8. The results of the Run4 the River Half were spectacular with a duel between Stephen Paddock and Ricardo Estremara for first …
was highlighted by the wonderful emceeing of Josh Merlis. He was informative

John and Kari Deer: New Directors of HMRRC Tawasentha XC 5K Summer Series

Replacing Josh Merlis and John Kinnicut, who did a splendid job directing the HMRRC Tawasentha XC 5K Summer Series for years, John and Kari Deer volunteered to take over the directorship. They kindly answered questions about why they did this, how they go…

July Races: Weather was Hot and So Were the Runners

by Chris BishopIn the winter, races are at a crawl, but during the summer, races are popping up everywhere with more to come in the Dog Days of August! Heat seems to have no impact on our hardy and energetic runners. Enjoy reading the results of the major…
Josh Merlis

Freihofer’s Race for Women Redux

by Kristen Hislop, Race DirectorWhat's it like to direct a race that involves thousands of runners, hundreds of volunteers, multiple sponsors, event preparations, and the list goes on. Kristen Hislop gives the lowdown and even though she spent sleepless h…
ting the site set up and moving on race day. Josh Merlis and his team set the course and timed the ev

A Family that Runs Together – The Roys

by David, Stephen, and Lori RoyThis is a truly unique and heartwarming article about a family that is united by a love of running developed by their father. David Roy tells about his running and how ultimately it affected his children and brings them toge…
NC. This one was a little special too since Josh Merlis timed it and made some humorous father

My First Helderberg 2 Hudson (which is also actually my third)

by Jon LindenauerRead about Jon's recent foray into running the Helderberg 2 Hudson (H2H) Half Marathon and how it differed from his other times. Definitely having someone racing a half marathon dressed as a witch for a Guinness World Record is unique, an…
vision and creativity of Josh Merlis and his ARE productions team. Almost everyth

The 2023 Electric City 10K – The Making Of

by Josh MerlisOnce again, the Electric City 10K had challenging weather. Josh details how he had to deal with less than ideal conditions to guarantee a great race for the runners and once again he pulled a rabbit out of a hat and the details are bound to …
by Josh Merlis From left… Josh Merlis Josh Merlis is a highly motivated and skilled event dire

Background on Start of Stockade-athon

by Mark MindelOne of the top 10 favorite races of the Capital Region is the Stockade-athon, and Mark Mindel relates how he helped to create the Stockade-athon and ran it for 43 straight times until.... For full article, click here
and have now become a steady bike leader for Josh Merlis and AREEP. Mark with Karen Bertasso

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