About Us

Schedule of CVRR Meetings for 2017/2018
- all meetings are on Mondays at 7:00 PM

Lewis Centre - Craft Room A – 11 Dec 2017
Lewis Centre - Craft Room A - 8 Jan 2018
Lewis Centre – Salish Building -19 Feb 2018
Lewis Centre - Salish Building -12 Mar 2018
Lewis Centre - Craft Room A - 9 Apr 2018
Lewis Centre - Craft Room A - 14 May 2018
Lewis Centre - Craft Room A - 11 Jun 2018
Lewis Centre - Craft Room A - 10 Sep 2018
Lewis Centre - Craft Room A - 15 Oct 2018
Lewis Centre - Craft Room A - 19 Nov 2018
Lewis Centre - Craft Room A – 10 Dec 2018

CVRR Board of Directors 2018

President...................... Ron Crowther.................... president@cvrr.ca
Past President............... Roz Smith.......................... pastpresident@cvrr.ca
Vice President .............. vacant
Secretary ...................... Rob Kelly........................... secretary@cvrr.ca
Treasurer ..................... Tom Dargie ....................... treasurer@cvrr.ca
Director........................ Leslie Dargie..................... ldalpinegirl@gmail.com
Director ........................ Wayne Crowe..................... cvhalf@gmail.com
Director........................ Carolyn Coffin..................................... carolyn.c.coffin@gmail.com
Director ........................ Tracy Kennett..................................... tracykennett33@gmail.com
Director ........................ Marion Bryan..................................... marion_bryan@hotmail.com
Director ........................ Fred Bigelow...................... fredcvrr@gmail.com
Director........................ Derek Brenchley..................................... brenchderek@outlook.com

CVRR Coordinators

Membership..................

Website                          Scott Prager....................... sprager@thebrain.ca
Promotions                    Brad Crowe                                      barroncrowe@gmail.com
Equipment Manager       Darrel Fisher...................... darfish44@gmail.com
Club clothing                 Mary Anne ........................ swag@cvrr.ca
5km Run Clinic              Leslie Dargie...................... ldalpinegirl@gmail.com
CVRV ½ Marathon          George Brose                                      irathermediate@gmail.com
                                      Wayne Crowe..................... cvhalf@gmail.com
Cumby Race                   Cathy Clark........................ cathysclark@gmail.com
5th Street Mile               Rob Kelly........................... rob@modern-rocket.com
Nautical Days 4 Mile       Ken Richardson................. kennrich1@gmail.com
CV Exhibition Kids          Tracy Kennett                                      tracykennett33@gmail.com
Jingle Bell Run                Ron Crowther.................... ron_crowther@cvrr.ca
Run4Fun                        Andrea Wilson                                      andrea.wilson.ot@gmail.com
                                      Dominique Brose                                      dominiquebrose@gmail.com
VIRA Island Races           Wayne Crowe..................... cvhalf@gmail.com
Pool Running                 Derek Richmond................ d-r@telus.net
                                      Tracy Kennett                                      tracykennett33@gmail.com
                                      Roz Smith.......................... bobroz@shaw.ca
 

Communications: Information and discussions are emailed to all Club members on a regular basis. Thursday track training activities are posted on the Home page and under HOME\PROGRAMS\TUESDAY TRACK.

Club Teams: The CVRR enters team competition at the Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon, the Frontrunners Island Trail Race Series and Road Race Series.

Club Meetings: We encourage members to attend monthly meetings held the second Monday of each month. Meetings are held at the Lewis Centre (489 Old Island Highway). Schedule posted at the beginning of this page.

Social Events: The social committee adds the spice to our running community by offering many special events, such as dress up days for a Tacky Sweater Warm-up run, Valentine’s Day, and Halloween. They also organize a Snowshoe/Fondue/Games Day, a Summer Solstice BBQ, the Christmas Party & Dance and the New Year's Eve Bikini Blast Off!  Past events have included Breakfast runs, Potlucks, Bowling, the 400 m Clothing Relay and the Spring Fling Dance.

Event Equipment: The club has timing equipment, course marking and measuring tools, finish chute, road signs, vests, and signs for course marshals and volunteers.

Historical Information: The club has records of race results and articles dating back to its origins in the Valley. These records are constantly updated and are kept at Extreme Runners, located in Courtenay.

Run Organization: The club organizes the annual 5K Running Clinic; the Frontrunners Island Series Comox Valley RV 1/2 Marathon; the July 1st Courtenay 5th Street Mile (a measured downhill course where we hope to see a "four-minute" mile); the Comox Nautical Days Four- Mile Foot Race (the oldest continuous running event in British Columbia); the Memorial Run/ Walk; and the Jingle Bell Christmas Benefit run. Awards, draw prizes and hot food are the order of the day. All runners and walkers are welcome.

Club Coach: Works with the CVRR members on a regular basis at our Tuesday Track sessions. This runs all year long on Tuesdays at 5 pm at the Sports Centre Track. These workouts are meant to be speed sessions.
We welcome runners of all abilities and ages but you should be able to run at least 3km at a steady pace.
Runners of all ages work to their own levels of fitness and strength. All members are welcome to attend these sessions to add variety to their running and improve their running ability. Non- members are welcome to attend a session before joining the CVRR. Come on out and meet everyone and have fun while you improve your fitness! See more details under the Tuesday Track tab.

Annual 5K Running Clinic A popular community event introducing running and walking as a fitness and social activity. Starting in the middle of January, the clinic instructs over 100 new runners/walkers for ten weeks, culminating in a 5K Fun Run/Walk.

How to Join: The CVRR has over 150 members covering the full range of running ability. Family memberships allow group involvement of all family members for a reduced fee. The annual dues to join the club are: $20.00 for a single and $30.00 for a family membership.

You are encouraged to join up on line by registering on line. See details under the Membership tab. Membership forms can also be obtained at Extreme Runners and mailed to the CVRR or dropped off at Extreme Runners on Fifth St in Courtenay.

CVRR History

The Comox Valley Road Runners (CVRR) was founded May 7, 1980. Dick Merrick was first club president. He was succeeded by Bent Harder, who served until 1989. Early leaders were Gary Holt, Sally Kunz, Alex Stuart, and John Crouch.

The club's first organized running event was the Cumberland Empire Days 3 Miler on May 18, 1981. In May of 1985, Leo Vogel of the CVRR organized a relay run to Victoria to hand over a donation cheque to Steve Fonyo. A team of ten runners moved a baton with over $6,000 from Courtenay to Victoria in just over 16 hours. This event stimulated John Crouch and others to establish the Island Relay as an annual event.

In 1992, club members Al Munday and John Ingram were instrumental in working with the local Rotary Club to establish the first 24 Hour Relay to benefit St. Joseph's Hospital in Comox. Over the next four years the event raised over $140,000. In 1998 the CVRR made a charitable donation of $2.00 per entrant from the Comox Valley 1/2 Marathon. The Jingle Bell Run contributes to the local food bank.

Club Presidents since 1980:

            1980    Dick Merrick
1981-89          Bent Harder
1990- 91         Dave Page
1992-1995      Al Munday
1006-2001      Keith Wakelin
2002-2003      Dave Faubert
2004    Leslie Dargie
2005    Eleanor Gamache
2006    Peter Moore
2007-2010      Jim Smiley
2011-2012      Wayne Crowe
2013 - 2017    Roslyn Smith
2018    Ron Crowther