Columbia University Road Runners

Welcome to the website of Columbia University Road Runners! Here you can find information about group run times, upcoming races, and learn about our club officers.

7th Annual Race for Charity

On April 23rd, we will be holding our 7th Annual Race for Charity. An event attracting 300+ participants that benefits She’s the First, an organization dedicated to supporting girls in low-income countries, who will be the first in their families, to graduate high school. The race begins at 10:00 am on 109th Street and Riverside Drive. T-shirts and refreshments will be distributed.

Note: From here on out we will not be sending emails to our unpaid members, so make sure to get in contact with us ASAP if you are interested in joining!

1.Group Run Schedule (what we are all looking forward to!):
If you paid your dues, you will receive a link asking what times you are available, so we can work around your busy schedules! We will be adding you to a private Facebook group if you have paid dues to see when the group runs are for that week and if there are any last minute changes. Therefore, please register (online and with dues as soon as possible) so you can get your two feet on the road!

If you would like to lead a workout/run at another time, send us an e-mail and we will add it onto our posts.

Weekends will usually be longer runs. Audrey will be leading one this week to the George Washington Bridge, where runners can choose to return to campus via subway or running back. 
 
All group runs meet at the Sundial and are usually to Riverside Park, Central Park, a public track, or workouts in Dodge if the weather is particularly bad/it’s late at night.
 
Mallory will be leading a group run at 6:30 pm tonight with estimated pace 10 min/mi for ~ 3 miles! If you’re eager to start running and meet other runners, be sure to come join! 
 
2. To be officially registered!
 
1.) Dues this semester were divided into two categories.
 
Dues of $10: Group runs, pasta parties, and other group bonding activities (yoga, Soul Cycle, or any other fun ideas you have!).
 
Dues of $25: All mentioned above AND subsidized races. 
 
Checks should be made out to Columbia University with the Memo: CURR
Cash should be brought to a group run and given to a CURR officer in an envelope with your name and email.
 
Venmo: @malloryshingle *preferred over bringing cash if possible (please make sure to include your name and email in the payment!)
*Please try to do so as quickly as possible, especially if you want to run the upcoming races and receive the emails!
 
2.) This is the link you need to register for club sports officially: 
 
 
(Just submit it and you will be ready to go! Make sure you get a confirmation email. If you have done it in the past please make sure all the details are the same.)
 
 
3. CURR will be providing discounts for NYRR and NIRCA Races
 
If you decide to be in the $25 category, you will have access to cool races!!
 
Discounts will be provided for some NYRR races based on the interest of each individual race. E-mails will be sent out in the coming weeks for NYRR races, whether at the Armory (indoor track races), Central Park, or other parks and locations around the city.  ** FOR PAID MEMBERS, AN E-MAIL IS COMING UP SOON, GET HYPED… STATEN ISLAND HALF $35 (a discount of $25!) **
    
For those excited, competitive runners: We are hoping to attend our first NIRCA XC race on SaturdayOctober 1st at Princeton for a price of $5 per runner! If you would like to see more information, please look at http://www.clubrunning.org/! We will also be sending out an email about this to paid members in the next few days, so keep an eye out! 
 
If you would like to get a FREE NIRCA/NYRR race, please consider being a van driver (you need to be over 21 and take a test online that happens every other Friday beginning September 23rd). Contact us directly and we will get you all the details.
 
4. CURR Events
Apart from the running journey you will embark on soon, we will also be hosting bonding activities during the week, from smoothie nutrition sessions to pasta parties, and much more!
 
5. Apparel
 
If you saw our apparel in the past and liked it, we will be sending out an email about what the apparel will be this year. We are hoping to do Nike singlets for a cost of around $30. The more people that decide to buy, the lower the cost.
Happy running!
The E-Board of CURR

Also, be sure to visit our Facebook page.


St. John’s University Fall XC Festival!

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Harvard Track: Spring 2016

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Membership:
Membership in CURR is permitted for all individuals enrolled in Columbia University. Membership requirements are as follows: online registration, volunteering to work at least 1 New York Road Runners (NYRR) race or other running event, and semester dues of $25. These dues help to fund our annual Race for Charity, entries into NYRR races (10 free entries per race), entries in National Intercollegiate Running Club Association races, and other events like pasta parties. Members receive our monthly newsletter, NYRR race entry emails, and members may participate in any and all group runs.