2018 Melrose Running Club Racing Series August Update

Melrose Running Club, MRC, Sunday Long Run

Melrose Running Club Racing Series

The 2018 Melrose Running Club Racing Series continues as summer fades into fall. Several club members are still in the running for a jacket while most of us run the races for fun with fellow club members.

2018 Racing Series Standings

Mother's day, mothers dayWith nine races completed, Thuy Dang is the only runner to have completed all nine! Thuy only needs to run three more races to qualify for the Club Jacket.

Thuy is training for The New York City Marathon and has run a total of 223 racing miles so far this year. This includes the infamous 2018 Boston Marathon and The Providence Marathon less than a month after Boston! She’s also run five half marathons in 2018 and has probably run around 1,000 training miles!

Mary O’Connell has run eight races in the series so far and will qualify for a jacket if she runs the rest of the races.

Mary is also training for The New York City Marathon and has 130.5 racing miles this year including The Boston Marathon and four half marathons.

Steph Lawson has run seven races in the series so far. Many others have run six or fewer races. Unfortunately none of us can qualify for the top prize. We’re racing for the fun of it and possibly a PR, Age Group place or even an over all top three place in these races.

2018 Racing Series Schedule

We have four more races on the schedule for the 2018 Racing Series.

BCBS Island Run 5K and 5 MilerSaturday, September 22nd.

Here are the details you gotta have:

Bib Pick-up & Boat Boarding:

Seaport World Trade Center Terminal, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210

7:30am to 8:45am
No paperwork required – please bring identification

Boat Departure/Return Time:

Departure from Boston – 9:00am
Return to Boston – 12:30pm

Race Start for 5M and 5K:

5M – 10:00am MAP
5K – 10:25am MAP

Registration is $50 and includes the following:

– Boat ride to and from Spectacle Island
– Race entry for the 5M or 5K runs
– Catered lunch from Boloco and beverages from Mayflower Brewing

This race is a little bit different from all of our other races and that’s what makes it such a special race. We’ve all run 5Ks and 5 Mile races before, but have you been to a harbor island? Any of them? I haven’t.

Be sure to join team “Melrose Running Club.”

Stride for Healthy Communities 5k Walk and Run – Saturday, September 29th

The Melrose Running Club is a community sponsor of this race and we are looking for volunteers.

Hallmark Health Stride for Healthy CommunitiesThe Details:

Lake Quannapowitt, 1 Church Street, Wakefield, MA

Race Day registration opens at 8:00 AM
The race starts at 9:00 AM

Registration is $25, $30 Day-Of and $15 for kids 12 and under. Kids 12 and under will receive a finisher’s medal!

Tech t-shirt to the first 250 runners/walkers to register.

Awards for 1st over all male/female and three deep for ages groups starting with 19 and under. Ceremony begins at 9:30.

Refreshments provided by The Remedy Exchange.

Music, giveaways and fun for the whole family!

9th annual Melrose Family YMCA Spooky Sprint – Saturday October 27th

The Details:

spooky sprint 5k, kids race, melrose 5K raceMelrose Family YMCA – 497 Main St. Melrose, MA

Race Day Registration: 7:00am – 8:15am
Race starts at 8:30 AM

Registration is $25 for adults ($30 Day-of) and $12 for kids 17 and under.

All proceeds benefit the Melrose Family YMCA’s Annual Fund which ensures no one in the community is turned away for inability to pay.

2018 Howling Wolf Half Marathon & 6K – Sunday, October 28th

Originally this was our November race, but the date was moved to October 28th. As such we will not have a November race.

The Details:

Howling Wolf Half 2018, Stone Zoo, Stoneham HalfStone Zoo in Stoneham, MA

Number pick-up opens at 6:45am.
Half Marathon starts at 8:00am.
6K Road & Trail Run starts at 8:20am.
Party starts at 9:30am.
Awards ceremony at 10:30am.

Registration is now $80 which is still a good deal for a half marathon. On top of that you don’t have to travel and the after party is kickin.

As of September 10th the good ‘ole MRC was the second place team with five members. The Cambridge Running Club was in first place with seven runners.

This half marathon is in our back yard. Not only do we know and love this course, this is a race we need to support as The local running club. We should have 50 runners at this race. Come on people!

Bill Rodgers Jingle Bell Run 5K – Sunday, December 16th

The last race of our 2018 Melrose Racing Series! It can be cold in December, but somehow this race always has great day.

The Details:

Bill Rodgers Jingle Bell Run 5K, SomervilleDavis Square – Somverville, MA

Race starts at 11:00 AM

Race Day bib pick-up and registration runs 8:30 to 10:30 at:

Somerville Senior Center
167 Holland Street – Somerville

Registration is $37

The after party for this race is always amazing. 15 Somerville pubs and bars participate with complimentary Harpoon beer for all runners with a bib.

There is NO BAG DROP for this race. Please come self-contained and leave stuff in your car. You really just need your ID and some cash for your servers.

Toys for Local Children, Bill Rodgers Jingle Bell Run

Run well my Friends and let’s go run some races!


Author: OmniRunner

9X Boston Marathon finisher, 17X marathons total. Sharing my love for running and the fun adventures and lessons that come with it. Helping non-profits increase fundraising and new runners celebrate their First 5K.

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