In case you haven't heard, the Quarry Road Summer Race Series is happening again this year, albeit in a slightly different format due to the unique nature of the pandemic world we're living in right now. Just in case you didn't know about it yet or if you just want to get more information, Patrick Guerette (the founder of the event) sent along this message:
COVID-19 has really crushed the local racing scene this summer, which is one reason why I am thrilled that we were able to land on a racing format that provides an option for runners to compete. Not only are the courses just as challenging, time trials also add a unique mental test to the race, as it's much easier to push yourself when you are trying to close the gap on another runner, or running scared. Simply put, if you are able to push yourself on a solo effort, it will make you a stronger runner & racer in the future.
With nearly 60 runners signed up to run this summer, and over 40 finishers in each of the first 2 weeks we have exceeded our original expectations for the series this summer. With that said, if you are not signed up for the series yet, it's not too late, there are still options to register for 1, 3 or all 9 (6 remaining) races by clicking here.
After the first 2 weeks, it looks like there will be quite a few closely contested age group battles, which adds a bit of excitement to the race series, if you want to keep up on the results, we invite you to view our race results and standings online here.
See you on the trails!
Bonus Question: Do you know what year Patrick organized the first Quarry Road Race Series?
Bonus Information: As a paying member of the Central Maine Striders, you'll automatically get 10% off your registration for the Quarry Road Race Series.
Join fellow club members and other winter runners for an invigorating run at the Quarry Snow Shuffle Snowshoe 5K and 1-mile family fun run/walk on Sunday, February 22.
Race registration for the 5K is just $15 (20% off for Striders with promo code CMS15) and benefits WinterKids. The fun run/walk is free.
Quarry Snow Shuffle Snowshoe 5K
Sunday, February 22
9:30 a.m. Family Fun 1-mile run/walk
10 a.m. Snowshoe 5K
Quarry Road Recreation Area (Waterville)
Some loaner snowshoes will be available on a first come basis, thanks to Dion Snowshoes and Colby Outing Club.
Register ($15) for the Snow Shuffle at http://www.runreg.com/qss
Strider members get 20 percent off with promo code CMS15.
To volunteer, or for more event info, please contact race director Gines Satchi: email@example.com
All event proceeds go to WinterKids, which helps families, schools, and communities across Maine, get kids outside and active.
For just $15, you can get a running gift that fits all paces, ages, and abilities and will last all year long (that’s longer than most running shoes).
Join or renew your annual family membership with the Central Maine Striders running club today for the best running deal around.
Whether you’re been running for a month or decades, describe yourself as recreational or competitive, Central Maine Striders is your local running club and welcomes all runners.
Join Central Maine Striders today for just $15 and you’ll get all of this in 2015:
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Whether you want to meet other runners, train, race, or just have fun, join Central Maine Striders today and you’ll help support our local running community. A club membership also makes a great gift. Forget the socks and give one as a gift to a favorite local runner.
As our club gets ready to celebrate 40 years of central Maine running, we hope you’ll join us on the roads, trails, or track in 2015.
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