Cypress Running Club - August 2019 Newsletter


Oh Goodie!
The goodie bags are coming!


Ready for the BEST WEEKEND OF THE YEAR!?!?!?!?!?

It's the most WONDERFUL time of the year! Goodie bags are HERE!

You'll look dashing with your new CRC messenger bag, as you sport the silky fabric of your three tech shirts, don the your new vintage-T, and slip on your GOODR sunglasses. Just WAIT until you take the first picture in your new digs - we'll blind all the competition with our awesomeness!

What other fun things will you see?!  JUST WAIT. (Trust me, it's exciting).  

WHEN: Pickup dates are August 23 (4-8:30pm) ONE DAY ONLY!

WHERE: Coles Crossing Community Center near Jarvis and Barker Cypress.

HOW: Registered members will be emailed a QR code that can be scanned during pickup to the email address you used during registration. 

***If you are unable to pick up your items, please make sure you send someone else to get them and forward them your QR code. One day pick up only!! Pick up for your friends that aren't able to make it!!!***

This is the only scheduled pick up date, and you don't want to be the only one without your CRC shirt on Saturdays!

NOTE: Goodie bag items and shirt sizes are in limited quantities. Availability of any items or sizes are not guaranteed.

Haven't signed up yet? It's not too late!Visit to register and still get your stuff! 

Want to buy extras?
If you forgot to order a cold weather hat or youth shirts, you can still do so by going 

Want to help with packet pick-up?
Watch Facebook CRC for the link to sign up.

Upcoming Dates

Vendor Visit: HOKA
August 3

2019-20 Season Packet Pickup
August 23, 4-8:30pm

Fun Finish Saturday & Vendor Visit from Oofos
August 24

CRC's 5th Annual Charity Expo, Sponsor Visit and Vendor Visit
**Visit from Dr. Rand with sponsor Methodist Orthopedics**
**Visit from ay

September  14

Fun Finish Saturday
September 14

CRC Halloween Spooktacular & Garage Sale
October 20
Special Alert!

Training is gearing up and so is morning traffic.

PLEASE remember to continue wearing your safety gear INCLUDING LIGHTS when running early mornings or at night. 

Share the road!

In addition to your blinkies, please run single file OR on the sidewalk when on high traffic roads.  
PRs, Podium & New Distances


Becky Nesbitt - 1st Overall

Joni Buck - 1st Overall Female

Jennie van Wagner - PR, 2 in AG

2 Hour
Karin Atkinson
Brian Haskett - 2 OA

**Amy Takacs

**First time at that distance

Whoops, did we miss you?

PM Erin Hecht to be sure you're in the next newsletter. 
CRC Fun Fact:

We LOVE TO GIVE BACK to the community!

This year will be our FIFTH annual Charity Expo where we invite charities from all walks (and runs) of life to come visit our runners. Many of these are tied to Run for a Reason to give a way to fundraise while you do what you love and gain entries into several popular races including the often sold-out Houston Marathon!
Race Discounts

Members Only
CRC Charity Expo is Coming!
September 14, 2019

So many of our CRC runners want to give back and here's your OPPORTUNITY!

Though we have a strict policy against any fundraising within our Facebook group and public boards, we did want to give our members an outlet for your philanthropic cravings!

This year we are designating Saturday, September 14 as our FIFTH annual 
"Charity Expo Day". This is the day for charities, or any organization that sponsors a race benefiting a charity, to come out to talk to our runners about how we can be involved in causes we care about.  

Just like the last couple of years - we'll have raffle items for each runner who visits all the booths, and we'll have food from one of our AWESOME sponsors!

We are happy to announce that we will be offering 12 charity spots again this year! We have several charities requesting the opportunity to return, but if you know someone who may have interest, please send them the signup link below!
Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Recipients!
Congrats to our newest scholarship recipients Claudia Covington and Blake White. CRC wishes you both the best of luck in your studies!
Want to help? Hydration needs YOU!
CRC is run by volunteers and it takes a LOT of raised hands to keep us going! Hydration started July 27 and volunteers are needed starting now. Please consider signing up soon! This is one of the easiest ways to contribute!

It's no financial commitment and easy as can be! Danielle Robbins will get with you the week before and give you our easy instructions. 

As a "thank you" for preparing and bringing hydration, you'll be entered into a monthly drawing for a gift card.

Watch Facebook CRC for the link to sign up!
Fun Finish Saturdays!
Our next fun finish Saturday is August 24!  
Free Food! That's right!  Get a case of the rungries now and again? You aren't alone! Free Food is supplied on Fun Finish Saturdays. Dates for August and September have been published above but also watch our Facebook page for more dates TBD!

Like to bump into your fellow runners who you may not train with daily? US TOO!  We're a social group of crazies who happen to enjoy spending ridiculous amounts of money on shoes and don't think it's weird to discuss chafed nipples. 

To make that being social AND less hungry more possible, we host Fun Finish Saturdays monthly, where we'll have post training run grub and a visit from a sponsor or two!
Summer runnin' tips!
In case you haven't noticed, we happen to reside in the "hot enough to fry an egg in mid air" portion of the US. 

For those of you new to training in the summer OR those of you who somehow blocked out what it was like to train in the summer in Texas, here are some helpful articles about how not to die in the heat!

Tips for proper hydration:
  Click here. 

Tips on surviving the humidity (does not include tips for fluffy hair, #sosorry):  Check out this article.
So I joined, now what?
Unsure of where to get started? Check out the #crcwelcomepost on our Facebook page OR check out the training page at
RUNNERS: Safety Reminders!

  • Recently the number of BREAK-INS has increased around Houston - if you are running, please lock your car, hide your gear, and don't bring valuables. Break-ins have been especially high in the downtown and Buffalo Bayou areas. Groups taking field trips this summer should think carefully about where they park and think of safe ways to store valuables!
  • If meeting in a group, meet on the sidewalk or grassy areas
  • Run on the left side of the road going toward traffic.
  • Run illuminated!!! Wear lights, bright colors and always carry I.D.!
  • When in doubt, assume the cars can't see you! 
  • Runners in groups should immediately run single-file to the far left and try not to run more than 2 abreast on the trails
  • Use sidewalks when roads are busy!
  • Make sure to hydrate properly - even in cooler temps, but ESPECIALLY in our Houston humidity!
  • Do not leave your vehicle if you are the first to arrive to the run and keep your headlights on until you're ready to leave!
  • Be aware of your fellow CRCers when driving through the parking lot and on the roads in Coles & Longwood
  • Run without earbuds or keep the music level low enough to be aware of your surroundings
  • Please do NOT park in fire lanes or in front of dumpsters!

Platinum Sponsors
Utilizing the latest research and state-of-the-art technology, Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has become the leader in orthopedic care in northwest Houston. Team physicians to high school and collegiate sports teams and sports clubs across Houston, the elite group of orthopedic surgeons - with subspecialties in foot and ankle, hand and wrist, hip and spine and sports medicine - collaborate with primary care sports medicine physicians and rehabilitation therapists to offer patients of all ages the least invasive, advanced treatment options available.
Whether you walk, run, or simply need a good pair of shoes that fits right, our experts will work with you to evaluate your foot's gait and natural biomechanics to help you select a shoe that offers the best fit and function for you.

Discount: 10% off (excluding electronics) throughout the year and once a year 20% off coupon
What is Ragnar Trail? Teams of 8 run relay-style on three different awe inspiring loops that start and finish at Ragnar Village. Teams run day and night, and push their limits, until each member has completed all three trail loops with friends and a community of runners by their side.
Investment Management, Financial Planning, College Planning, Estate Planning, Debt Management, Retirement Planning, Insurance Needs.
Delicious Italian food!

Discount: 10% off your visit
Volsana offers a wide array of massage modalities, including but not limited to Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Prenatal/Postnatal Massage, Trigger Point Massage, Orthopedic Pain Management Massage, Youth Athletic Massage.

Discount: $5 any service if you bring in your bib after your event
Northwest Houston's premier athletic club and spa.
Flavorful beers that you don't mind drinking when it's 100°F outside. Whether you're someone new to craft beer or someone that needs more IBUs in their DIPA, we're making beer for you.

Gold Sponsors
ADARA means BEAUTY in many languages. The ADARA experience is a journey to discover your own kind of beauty. Hair design, color, makeup artistry, skin.

Discount: 20% off all retail everyday
At Airrosti, we focus on accurately diagnosing the root cause of your pain, then fully resolving that pain as quickly as possible—often within only 3 visits. We focus on results, not funneling you into a long-term treatment or pain management plan.
Our independent insurance agency helps to secure the best coverage and premium for all your insurance needs: Home-Auto-Renters-Boat-RV-Commercial-Life

Discount: Agency fee waived for all members
St. Aidan's is a vibrant, open, joyful, community-oriented church. All our grace is free??? We can offer prayers, spiritual support, and a gathering and planning space. We are good friends to have. Just ask!
Chain of mens barber shops with a full bar in each location. Great service, fun environment and the drinks are always free.
We're about cycling in all forms. We're bike lifers, after all. Cycling is what centers us and it's at the root of who we are. We feel the most free on a bike. We wake up at 4am to watch races no one's ever heard of and find joy in sharing our passion with riders of all skill levels.

With our feet planted firmly in Texas we aim to challenge the status quo. And we won't apologize for that.

We understand how crucial a gear change can be. How a proper bike fit is. We know the best and lightest but we also know how they pertain to riding in Texas. Our community and our customers are our family. And as such, we provide them with genuine customer service that's based upon a foundation of knowledge.
We're the family-owned, family-operated, employee-powered, cute-car-driving, make-it-shine, home cleaning team.

Discount: $25 off of first visit and fifth visit for recurring service
Yoga Therapy for anyone needing to get out of pain, rehab after surgery or injury, manage chronic conditions or with more freedom and ease. Small group and individual yoga classes for athletes.

Discount: Call for discounts on small group and private sessions
As a native Houstonian, I am familiar with the area and proud to call this city home for me and my family. I enjoy the high energy atmosphere of residential real estate and love working with people of many different backgrounds. One thing is for certain, I take very seriously the responsibility of being part of my clients’ lives during one of the most important decisions they’ll ever make – buying or selling their home.

Discount: 1% off realtor fee
Home automation, custom audio video and security services.

Discount: 15% off any new home security system and monitoring package
Local CPA firm specializing in taxation and bookkeeping for individuals and small businesses.
Invigor8 coaching brings the latest in sports science, combined with leading technology and coaching expertise to help endurance athletes train smarter and improve performance through data driven training programs incorporating individual physiological profile, metabolic and performance testing.
Delicious sandwiches.
Our revolutionary SuperStarch is changing the way you energize! This natural, slow-releasing carbohydrate keeps blood sugar stable and delivers steady energy for your brain and body. Make your calories count with SuperStarch, the key ingredient in UCAN products.
Athlete and functional training-centric sports based chiropractic office.

Discount: 20% discount on all Rocktape products and nutritional supplements

At Sit Means Sit, we specialize in off leash obedience and creating happy, confident, obedient dogs. Our dog and puppy training programs will help your furry friend become their best self!

We know that each dog is unique in their personality and behaviors, and we make sure to cater each program to fit your dog's needs. We have a variety of training programs including Private Lessons, Day Train Programs, and Group Classes to help further your dog's training around severe distractions.

If your dog is showing signs of behavioral issues, it can quickly lead to an aggressive dog. Using positive reinforcement, our professional trainers will help your dog build the confidence, positivity, and obedience they need to be a happy, healthy pup.

Silver Sponsor
Cryo Recovery provides active recovery modalities that accelerate the healing process. Healing modalities include, cryotherapy, low level light therapy, compression and neuro training. We also provide performance optimization services that include altitude training.

Discount: 10% off membership and packages
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