Please RSVP to PGXC Championship Day Post Race Party/Awards Banquet on Nov 6th- message from Dave Bischoff

Hello PGXC Clubs & athletes,

It’s looking like the 32nd edition of PGXC is another rousing success! A lot of great racing and spirited competition. Well done to all of you and your teams!

On behalf of Race Director, Mike Nier, we are contacting you in regards to the post- race party and awards banquet GVH is planning for Championship day, Nov 6, immediately following the race (~12:30pm). Since the race will be in Fairport this year, we have reserved the entire My Wine and Cheese Bar in Fairport village, just 1.5mi from the race site (400 Packets Landing, Fairport, NY 14450). The venue sits right on the Erie Canal and has become one of the hotspots in town. We are also working with them to get the Buffalo Bills game shown. The owners have a nice menu planned for us, including salad, bread, ziti, and meatballs. GVH will be underwriting a significant portion of the costs involved but we are asking each of you and your respective athletes to pay a small fee of $15 up front or $20 at the door (cash) for the meal, for anyone interested in eating. There will also be a cash bar for anyone interested in beverages. Neither are mandatory as we’ll obviously be holding the usual PGXC awards ceremony regardless, but we do highly suggest the meal (the owner is a great cook!). In any event, we need to give the owner a reasonably good headcount ahead of that day so she can prepare for our large contingent. So, we prefer that everyone who intends on coming, go on-line and please pay now. We’d like to have a good headcount by 10/23. This greatly simplifies day-of, and guarantees there will be enough food for each of you. The process is very simple. GVH has a donation button on our home page Genesee Valley Harriers – Premier Running Club ( (about midway down on right side – click the yellow Donate button), or directly at Donate ( You can use credit, debit or PayPal. Please also indicate what club you are from in the Notes block (e.g. STC for PGXC Post Race). This will give us a list to check off at the door. If your athletes prefer paying cash at door or some other method, please provide a list of who is coming and eating, to me directly. Any questions, please also address to me or Coach Reif (NOT MIKE NIER). We are trying to help with the incredible workload Mike has hanging over him.

We look forward to an exciting day of racing, good fellowship, good libations, and overall fun that makes PGXC the best in the land!

Best Regards,
Dave Bischoff

@pgxc-flrc and @pgxc-high-noon, if you haven’t seen the message from Dave Bischoff that Casey posted above, take a look.

In short, there will be a PGXC banquet and award ceremony after the November 6th race. It will be indoors, and if you’d like to eat, it’s $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Or you can go and not eat—we have been thinking we’d get crepes on the way home again. GVH is asking that, if you’d like to eat, to please register in advance to make it easier on the day.

It needs to be pointed out that the Glavin series is one sweet gig: you just run around in circles a few times and get the following: three big parties (pre/end/post season) great snacks but most importantly to hang out/ ride along with some of the nicest folks you’ll ever meet and if you play your cards right, two shirts: one with your name on the back. The only thing we have been missing this season so far is a genuine XC experience. So for our home meet. Charlie Fay, who is responsible for the course, hopes everyone will pitch in and remember to bring at least 30 pounds of mud (if you are driver, Charlie needed to see a trunk full)

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Indeed @cfranck, there a number of low spots along the grassy lane making up the latter 2 miles of the course at TC3. With any luck we’ll have enough rain in advance of the race to make these spots nice and wet so there will be no need to bring your own mud!

Darn Herb, I forgot to mention that those rascals from other clubs you’ve made life hard for send you best wishes (I learned that Tom Lamme of GVH is overall pretty OK, but hasn’t been racing), Sincerely, Carl

Hi Ken, We appreciate and accuse you for being a running enabler while being intensely jealous of your reputation of being (like Johnny) a full tilt rocker. Please continue to keep Herb out your bands. Best Wishes from the bottom of the pack