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On Sunday, November 21, 2020 at 11am, the Comox Valley Road Runners will host the annual
AGM. Because of the current Covid situation, this meeting will be in virtual format. You are
warmly invited to attend this short, but important event. To add an interesting twist, our guest
speaker will be the very accomplished Canadian world class runner, Justin Kent, who will relate
some of his experiences and talk about the running world in general. Justin was here recently to
run on our certified half-marathon course to log a qualifying time (just over 1:04) for the World
Championship.

To attend the AGM, please log onto https://www.universe.com/events/comox-valley-road-
runners-2020-agm-tickets-J0RS2L
, or go to CVRR.ca to use the links there, and sign up for your
free “ticket” (to let us know who is coming so we can send out the agenda and the Zoom link just
before the meeting).
To hold the meeting, we require at least 28 members to attend (quorum), so please attend if you
can. :You are welcome to include any friends who may also want to hear this speaker. Should
you be interested in taking on a leadership role in the CVRR, please contact Roz Smith at
comoxroz@gmail.com. The speaker session will be 20 minutes, with the AGM taking up the rest
of the hour.

 

CVRR Registration

It is also now time to go to CVRR and renew your registration. Through the Covid period (since
last February), your club has been as busy as possible offering virtual runs and information on
interesting runs elsewhere in the world. We have also been working with Courtenay and the
CVRD to keep the needs of our runners in their considerations. However, a major source of
funding (races) has not been available to us for most of 2020 and we anticipate that 2021 will not
be any better. We are relying on your registration fees to provide a basic Club income so that we
can offer our best again next year. So, to allow us to continue supporting running in the Comox
Valley, both road and trail, please make sure you renew your registration for 2021 any time in
the next 2 months.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 20:41

Register for the Fred Bigelow 100K Memorial Run at https://raceroster.com/events/2020/35137/fred-bigelow-virtual-100k

Wow, what a great start. The Fred Bigelow 100K Memorial Run is off and running…and biking…and hiking…and paddling…well, you get the drift. We have 118 participants registered so far and more expected as we go through the month long event, Nov 1 - 30. There is still loads of time to get on board. Registration stays open until Nov. 29 but many of us will need the full 30 days to get the 100K under our belt.

Fred would be (is) well pleased with the excellent turn out for this fundraiser from our community and beyond. His daughter Stephanie is putting in her mileage on the other side of Canada and CVRR member Gail Sheil is plodding away on her home turf in Australia. Fred’s wife Sarah got a great start yesterday at Nymph Falls with 8 members of their running group; Fred Jagger and the Running Stones. There are several groups that have banded together to unite in this 100K challenge and remember Fred.

The fundraising component of this event is in Fred’s name and his charities of choice are the Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) and the United Riders of Cumberland (UROC). Your registration proceeds will be shared equally between them. Be aware that neither CVRR nor UROC can issue tax receipts. CCFS can if you want to donate extra directly to their cause use this link https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/cumberland-community-forest-society/campaign/fred-bigelow-memorial-100k/
or go to their website. https://www.cumberlandforest.com/

Direct donation to UROC can be accomplished here https://unitedridersofcumberland.com/

 

Each registered participant who successfully completes the 100k goal will receive a metal shoe tag with a unique Fred'ism mantra hand stamped in to it. Many of us over the years have been given high praise from Fred in the immortal words…”You Don’t Suck”.

 

You can join in on the fun and register here, if you haven’t already... https://raceroster.com/events/2020/35137/fred-bigelow-virtual-100k

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 17:44

TIME TO RENEW YOUR CVRR REGISTRATION FOR 2021
Click above and get it done!

It is also now time to go to CVRR and renew your registration. Through the Covid period (since last February), your club has been as busy as possible offering virtual runs and information on interesting runs elsewhere in the world. We have also been working with Courtenay and the CVRD to keep the needs of our runners in their considerations. However, a major source of funding (races) has not been available to us for most of 2020 and we anticipate that 2021 will not be any better. We are relying on your registration fees to provide a basic Club income so that we can offer our best again next year. So, to allow us to continue supporting running in the Comox Valley, both road and trail, please make sure you renew your registration for 2021 any time in the next 2 months.
Still the best deal going at only $20 for the year.

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 16:01

IMPORTANT ANNUAL MEETING! Sign in HERE

On Sunday, November 21, 2020 at 11am, the Comox Valley Road Runners will host the annual AGM. Because of the current Covid situation, this meeting will be in virtual format. You are warmly invited to attend this short, but important event. To add an interesting twist, our guest speaker will be the very accomplished Canadian world class runner, Justin Kent, who will relate some of his experiences and talk about the running world in general. Justin was here recently to run on our certified half-marathon course to log a qualifying time (just over 1:04) for the World Championship. To attend the AGM, please log onto https://www.universe.com/events/comox-valley-road-runners-2020-agm-tickets-J0RS2L and sign up for your free “ticket” (to let us know who is coming so we can send out the agenda and the Zoom link just before the meeting).
To hold the meeting, we require at least 28 members to attend (quorum), so please attend if you can. :You are welcome to include any friends who may also want to hear this speaker. Should you be interested in taking on a leadership role in the CVRR, please contact Roz Smith at comoxroz@gmail.com. The speaker session will be 20 minutes, with the AGM taking up the rest of the hour.

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 15:50
By Kindle:
 
link to SHAW CVRR high quality professional video!
(preliminary sponsor advertising lasts about 15 seconds)
 
my low quality youtube promo
 
and my low quality Memorial Run video
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 06:25

Upcoming Vancouver Island Race Series 2020 races (CVRV half Marathon, Sooke 10K and Bazan Bay 5K have been cancelled due to virus concerns. If you are registered in these races, watch your email for further information.

Stay healthy and keep running everyone!

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 10:54

The TNT schedule is now available HERE

Thanks to Frank and Extreme Runners.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 12:46

CVRR Celebrates Running

Sunday, November 24th
Evergreen Lounge, Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay

Please join us to kick off the 2019-2020 racing season. We are inviting our current members and anyone interested in joining our running community to participate in our Open House, Memorial Run and AGM.

OPEN HOUSE
9am to 11:30am
Drop in and check us out. Have a coffee and chat with our members. Learn about ur programs and events. Discover the benefits of joining the CVRR. Membership is $20 for singles, $30 for families.
Computers will be available for those wanting to register as members online.

MEMORIAL RUN
Registration 9am to 9:45am
Race starts at 10am
Cost is FREE
Distance options are 1.5k, 3k and 4.5k on the "Mystery Route" in Simms/Lewis Park. 
Back around 1991 this race was established to remember on of our founding members, Lorne Frank, who was struck and killed by a car while bike training for a triathalon. Since then, the CVRR has lost many more wonderful members, both club and family, as well as other friends. The focus of this activity is remembrance. 
At race registration, you will choose your distance and predicted finish time. There will be prizes for the male and female runner finishing closest to their time, as well as door prizes. Runners are not allowed watches, phones or other timing devices. 

AGM
11:30am to 1pm
Our Annual General Meeting is a chance for all club members to hear from their executive where their club has been in 2019 and where we plan to be in 2020. A new executive will be elected, and we will see where the cash is flowing. Lots of chances to show your leadership skills over the next year if you accept the challenge. Our club is active and doing great things for the local community.

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 14:18

This weekend at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon, a new national benchmark was set. Cameron Levins of Black Creek, in his debut marathon, set a new Canadian Marathon Record.  With a time of 2:09:25, he smashed the previous record by 44 seconds. The previous record (2:10:09) was set by Jerome Drayton in 1975. The fact that the previous record had stood for 43 years is a testament to the magnitude of this achievement.

Cam is a former Olympian, having competed in the 5,000, and 10,000m distances at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. He is also a lifetime member of the local Comox Valley Road Runners club. Huge congratulations to Cam on this amazing achievement!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 12:49

Download the plan on the Half Marathon Page

Whether this is your first or 21st half marathon, this 15-week program is designed to get you to the finish line on 18 March 2018 feeling strong and injury-free. If you happen to set a new personal record (PR) and/or manage to smile for your finisher's photo ... even better!

 

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 06:56

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