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Cambridge 5K Race Directory 2023

Find all of the 2022 Cambridge 5K races in one place. Check back for updates as some races have not updated for 2022.

Cambridge 5K Race Directory

Updated December 28th

The Cambridge 5K Race Directory 2022 has morphed into the 2023 Cambridge 5K Race Directory.

2022 saw the return of in-person Cambridge 5K events, and race directors tell me that registrations are picking up.

We’re not back to normal yet and we lost a few races over the past two years but we are headed in the right direction, just as runners always do.

Click any race name to go to that race web site.

Please note races that have published their 2023 date.

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Super Sunday 5-Miler and 5K

12 February | 10:00 AM | Sunday – 2023

The Super Sunday 5 is back in Kendal Square!

2023 registration is open at $40 for the 5K and $45 for a 5 Miler.

The 5 Miler and 5K drew about 2,000 runners in 2022 and should be even better in 2023! Cambridge 5k race directory, 5k races near me, 5k race in Cambridge

I’ve run the 5K in freezing cold and I ran the 5 Miler in above freezing temps. You never know what you will get, but you will have a good time.

This well-organized running event features hot food and a huge beer garden. They always have a dozen or so local breweries on hand to get the party rolling and keep it going into the early afternoon.

Proceeds benefit the RACE Cancer Foundation. Leave the keys and the kids at home. The Kendall/MIT red line station is right around the corner from the race area. 2019 Race Recap 2020 Race Recap

Cambridge City Run 5K and Andrea Harvey Walk

* April | 9:00 AM | Sunday – no official date for 2023 yet

2022 was the 34th running of this race. Managed by Friends of Cambridge Athletics, this race loops the Fresh Pond Reservation.

I ran this race when it was a 5 mile race in 2015. My recap from 2015.

Fees benefit CRLS student-athlete scholarships, team travel/equipment, and The Andrea Harvey Memorial Fund to help victims of domestic violence.

Parking is available at the Tobin School, 197 Vassal Lane. NO parking at Fresh Pond, and they will ticket!

Registration was $35 for adults and $25 for students. Race day registration will be $45 adult and $35 student. CRLS students 18 and under can register for FREE.

2019 Results

2022 Results

Bionic 5K

30 April | 9:30 | Sunday – 2023Bionic 5K, Cambridge 5K

The Bionic5K celebrates hope over despair, diversity over uniformity, possibilities over disabilities.

Run in Harvard Square or Virtually from anywhere in the world!

The Bionic5K recognizes the resilience and tenacity of disabled athletes while celebrating advances in science and technology that are ushering in a new bionic age.

Whether you are running with a prosthetic, an artificial hip, an upgraded knee, an Apple Watch or a fitbit, join us. All are welcome: disabled runners, able-bodied runners, walkers, scientists, technologists, students, teachers, kids and parents.

All proceeds will benefit the Bionic Project Inc, a non-profit whose mission is to help advance new prosthetic technologies and to broaden the access to resources that promote active lifestyles and athletics for those who must overcome physical challenges.

2023 registration is not open yet.

Race Photos 2019 Results

2022 Race Results

ALS Race 4 Research 5K

Moving to Newton for 2023. No other details yet.

This race and walk raise funds to support ALS research. The race is held in Technology Square and features a 5K run, 4 mile walk and wheelchair ride.

All proceeds benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute. Fundraising is encouraged, but not required.

This is a nice run through East Cambridge with several small hills. This is a remarkably small race for Cambridge with only 184 finishers in 2018. If you are looking for a nice race for your kids, this is it.

Registration was $35. Nerdy costumes are encouraged. Finisher’s medals are not provided.

If your company team has first time 5K runners have a special awards ceremony at your tent with the My First 5K medal! They will be excited to receive a medal and everyone will have a great time!

My First 5K medal, runners medal
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Surprise your first time runner with a medal at the finish line! It’s a great way to build comradery on your team!

2019 Event Results

Cambridge Spring Classic 5K

1 May | 9:30 AM | Sunday – See you in 2023! Cambridge Spring Classic 5K, fun races in Cambridge

This race takes place off of Mass Ave on Sidney Street.

This is a large race with a great post race party. Public transportation is a good idea, keys and kids are optional.

I’ve run this race several times and it is always a good time. It’s great to see the fast runners and hang out with friends, old and new, at the apre race party.

This is a flat course and over a mile of the race is down Mass Ave. Total elevation gain for this Cambridge 5K is 30 feet. Get 19 of your friends to form a team and get a VIP tent complete with cold beer. The tent comes with a table and they are close to the music and pouring stations. Plus they make a great place to stow your gear and hang out with your friends.

Registration was $40 Get the Season Pass for $140, run all four races and get a cool 1/4 zip fleece! 1853 runners finished this race in 2019.

2022 Event Results

REI Co-Op 5K at Cambridge Crossing

5 June | 9:30 AM | Sunday – See you in 2023!

Cambridge 5K raceStarting and finishing at the REI Co-op store in Cambridge, this double loop 5K course explores the new Cambridge Crossing neighborhood as well as the waterfront along North Point Park.

REI is proud to kick-off the summer season early with a community run and post-race celebration outside the store. Come move with us in a way that feels good for you – we welcome participants of all levels, from those who have their sights on a PR to those running their first 5k.

And, whether you’re running, cheering, or just coming out to see what all the fun and sunshine is about – let’s get outside together on June 5th. Celebrate your finish at our post-race party!

Exchange your beer tickets with Lamplighter Brewing. Check out the various vendors including REI, Nuun, and so many more. And my friends from Athletic Brewing Co. will be there as well. If you haven’t tried one yet, make sure to stop by their booth and give them a try.

Registration was $45 through day of race. All participants will receive a branded Nalgene bottle and a neck gaiter with registration.

2022 race results

RACE Cancer Summer Series 2023

Since the American Legion Marsh Post #442 is such a great location for 5K races, the Race Cancer Foundation has relocated their Summer Series to this location.

2023 registration has not opened

If you work in Cambridge or Boston, these events make great after work races. Recruit some friends or get together an office or company team to enjoy the summer running season!

These after work events are a great way to relax with colleagues and build relationships.

Registration opens 30 minutes before the Women’s 5K (start times vary by date) Women’s 5K starts first – Open 5K starts ~35 minutes later June 9 7:00 June 30 7:00 July 21 7:00 Aug 11 6:30/7:05 Sep 1 6:30/7:00 Sep 15 7:00 Race begins at 5 Greenough Blvd, Cambridge, MA

My First 5K medal, runners medal
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A finisher’s medal is not offered for these races. If your company team has first time 5K runners make it a night they will never forget with a 5K medal! It’s a great way to build comradery on your team!

Cambridge Summer Classic 5K

14 July | 6:30 PM | Thursday – See you in 2023

Cambridge Summer Classic 5K Road Race, Cambridge racePart of the Cambridge Classic Series, this race was introduced in 2016. This race encourages teams and since it is on a Thursday night, it’s a great way to get together with friends and colleagues!

Registration is closed. This has become a very popular race and always sells out. So get your friends together now. Get 19 friends and colleagues to join you for a beautiful evening run through Cambridge and as a team you will get:

  • Reserved tent and table in the post-race area
  • Cold beer waiting for your team after you finish
  • Pouring station near your tent
  • Prime spot to enjoy our post-race music

These races are all children and car-key optional. This is a great summer, after work race. Especially if you work in Cambridge! If your company team has first time 5K runners have a special awards ceremony at your tent with the My First 5K medal! They will be excited to receive a medal and everyone will have a great time!

My First 5K medal, runners medal
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Surprise your first time runner with a medal at the finish line! It’s a great way to build comradery on your team! 1770 runners finished this race in 2018 and 1,649 finished in 2022. It looks like this race is back! 2022 race results

Cambridge Fall Classic 5K

18 September | 9:30 AM | Sunday – See you in 2023

Cambridge Fall Classic, 5k race, running shoesBrought to you by the same folks who brought you the Cambridge Summer Classic.

This race takes place at the same location and runs the same course. This is another large Cambridge race with a fast, young crowd that runs hard and stays until the beer is gone. Kids and keys are optional. The Kendal/MIT station is a short walk from this event. My First 5K Medal, company running events

If your company team has first time 5K runners have a special awards ceremony at your tent with the My First 5K medal! They will be excited to receive a medal and everyone will have a great time! Registration was $43

2020 race results

2121 race results

2022 race results

Paddy’s Cambridge Classic 5K

25 September | 10:00 AM | Sunday – see you in 2023!

This race benefits the girls of Cambridge by supporting the Cambridge Girls Softball League and other girls’ sports. These great organizations work on team building, athletic skills, and strengthen the connection among physical, mental and social well-being of girls.

Post-Race Block Party After the race there will a block party and celebration of our survival of COVID. It will be held outside Paddy’s until 6PM! Walden Street will be closed off to traffic and there will be a large beer garden and local food trucks.

This year the race will be dedicated to our beloved and much missed Tom Courtney, aka Black Cloud. Registration was: $40 until September 24th, then $45 day of registration.

Cambridge Winter Classic 5K

4 December | 9:30 AM | Sunday

Race Day registration opened at 8AM and was $45.

The Winter Classic was live and in person on December 5th 2021 with 2268 runners. This is one of the very few races that I ran in 2021. Cambridge 5k races

The last in the Cambridge Classic Series for 2022 and you don’t want to miss it. Bring some extra clothes and leave the kids and keys at home! The Kendal/MIT station is just a short walk from the party.

Teams of 20 get their own tent with their own beer and great location near the pouring station. Race Day registration was $45.00.

CAMBRIDGE CLASSIC 5KS SERIES MEDAL
Medals will be given to runners who have a recorded finish time for all 4 2022 Cambridge Classic 5Ks – Spring Classic (5/1/22), Summer Classic (7/14/22), Fall Classic (9/18/22) & Winter Classic (12/4/22).

Your bib will have an indication on it so you can claim a medal when you cross the finish line.

Medals will be given out after you receive post-race water, along the left hand side of the finish shoot, prior to getting to the after party area.

Please collect your medal after crossing the finish line. Medals will not be mailed after the race.

2020 Virtual Results

2021 Race Results

Get a finisher’s medal for your first time Winter Classic 5K runner!

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If your company team has first time 5K runners or you are trying to recruit non-runners to join your team the medal could be just what you are looking for. Who doesn’t love a medal and the bragging rights that go with it? You can have a special awards ceremony at your tent after the race! Click the photo to order.

About Cambridge 5K Races

The 2022 Cambridge 5K season ended with the Cambridge Winter Classic on December 4th.

I will be making updates for 2023 as new information becomes available, so bookmark this page.

Run well my Friends, and I look forward to seeing you in Cambridge!

Andy

2022 Year in Review

A quick look at a few new habits I worked on in 2022 and hope to continue into the future.

It’s hard to believe but it’s that time of year when we take stock and review the year that was.

2022 Year in Review

I’m sure all of us have things we tell our selves that we should do, stop doing, do more often or try to do less often.

I wouldn’t call them New Year’s Resolutions. Most of us realize we need to make changes throughout the year.

Most of the things I tried to do more of or less of this year are things that I’ve been thinking about for a while.

Sometimes you just have to stop thinking and start doing.

One of the Life Lessons I learned in college is that, nothing gets done unless someone does something. It’s a long story for another post. But basically it means you can’t sit around and expect other people to get things done, or trust that they will.

Often you have to take action.

Here are a few things that I took action on in 2022.

More Standing in 2022

It’s pretty easy to find news articles or blog post about the benefits of standing. 1

The term ” Sitting is the New Smoking” has become common parlance. 2

Several colleagues in my office have standing desks. Some got them for actual health reasons and some got them because they were cool to have.

Most ended up like your treadmill: the most expensive hanger you ever bought.

While the guys aren’t hanging their clothes on their desks, the standing part of their fancy desks goes unused 99% of the time.

My PT suggested one, and I started asking about one in January. My boss was unhappy that most standing desks in the office go unused, and suggested that I swap desks with one of the guys who has one.

In February I moved to the cube with the standing desk and next to the windows. Double win!

Standing all day or even for a long time doesn’t come naturally. We have become accustomed to sitting on our glutes for most of our day.

You have to consciously decide to stand. You have to do something.

Standing Desk at work, in the officeTo make sure I stand as much as possible, I raise my desk every morning when I come in. I usually stand for about three hours. Often I will raise the desk again for an hour or so in the afternoon.

I haven’t lost any weight and I don’t feel different, but it is easier do quad stretches or heel raises during the day. I’ve even done squats a few times.

Since I’m not slouching at my desk, my posture has probably improved.

More Walking in 2022

The benefits of walking have been documented extensively over the years.

It is exercise so people can loose weight, improve their blood sugar, cholesterol, muscle tone and even their sleep.

The current “standard” is 10,000 steps per day. It sounds like a high enough number to be challenging, have positive health effects and be scientifically proven on both counts.

The origins of the number go back to 1965, when a Japanese company made a device named Manpo-kei, which translates to “10,000 steps meter.” 3

So 10,000 steps is marketing. It seems high enough to be challenging which should lead to improved health, but it was dreamed up in a board room in Tokyo.

Dr. I-Min Lee, an associate epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School conducted a study to test the validity of the health effects of this claim.

Dr. Lee studied 16,741 women ages 62 to 101 (average age 72), between 2011 and 2015. Her research revealed that the women in this study who walked 4,400 daily steps had a 41% reduction in mortality.

The research showed that mortality rates progressively improved before leveling off at approximately 7,500 steps per day.

The study was of elderly women but I think it validates that any walking is better than none, and that up to 7,500 steps has a positive impact on mortality.

So don’t worry about the steps you take every day, but try to be more active: on your feet and moving.

My Garmin fenix 6 came programmed for 10K steps. Fortunately, it adjusts my daily goal down when I miss the previous days goal, and even then it’s a challenge. I find my self walking around the kitchen in the evening trying to get closer to my daily goal.

I don’t run every day, but I do walk. And while 10K may be a dubious goal, it give me something to shoot for.

Less Processed Food in 2022

I had planned to talk to a dietician in 2022. I have been thinking about this for the past few years. As I get older it’s easier to add the pounds and much more challenging to get rid of them.

We all develop bad eating habits over the years and acquire tastes for things that we should avoid or consume less of.

I’m sure there are changes that I could make that would have both short-term and long-term health effects. Ways that I’ve been eating for years that just seem normal to me.

We thought I would be discontinuing PT in the spring, but when I started increasing my miles, it became clear I still needed some help.

There are only so many hours in a day and I decided to continue focusing on PT.

During sessions, my PT and I talked about diet and ways to improve what I was doing.

With less running, my weight has gone up over the past few years.

Two things she recommended were cutting back on sugar and processed foods.

I stopped drinking soda and putting sugar in my coffee about five years ago. That was the low hanging fruit.

McDonald's, Corona VirusDuring COVID, staying away from sugar was very difficult. More than once I stopped at a McDonalds for a chocolate shake and even bought a candy bar a few times. But I’m getting better now.

At work they have a display case full of muffins, croissants, etc. I used to get one every morning until I had that conversation with my PT.

Now I get fruit and yogurt most mornings. Steps in the right direction.

We don’t have chicken patties or fish sticks in the freezer at home anymore. When my kids were young we ate that stuff probably 1-2 times a week on average. Just a bit of guilt there!

Like walking, any amount is better than none. While my diet isn’t where I’d like it to be, I did make significant improvements in 2022.

Maybe in 2023 I’ll get to work with a dietician.

More Running in 2022

It seems crazy, but I’ve been dealing with a series of running injuries for about two years. One thing just lead to another.

I felt better in early 2022 and started slowly getting back to running.

In April I got to 28.5 miles but the aches and pains came back. So in May I only ran 22.4 miles and didn’t get back to regular running until August.

In September I was able to run 50.6 miles with very little pain. In October and November I ran just over 57 miles each month with very little pain.

I know this seems like a crazy goal to most runners, but for 2022 my goal was to run 365 miles for the year. I’m at 370 as of December 21st.

My goal for 2023 is to finish The Boston Marathon!

More Stretching and Yoga

A good part of my physical therapy has involved stretching and Yoga.

Kettlebell weights, cross training, weight liftingStrength training is the other component, but stretching is a daily activity.

All runners should stretch and probably everyone should do regular stretching. All of that sitting and our sedentary lifestyle leads to stiff joints and tight muscles.

Over the past ten years I’ve added a few Yoga stretches to my repertoire. They made a huge impact on my running.

Before I added Yoga, my hips would get very tight late in a marathon. For the last five or six miles it felt like my femurs were hammering into my hip joint sockets. Like hammers on anvils.

My PT has worked out a daily yoga routine for me. Some days I add a few positions, depending on where the aches and pains are.

In 2022 this practice became routine for me. Many stretches are part of my morning or evening routine now.

I also do more stretching before and after each run.

As I train for the 2023 Boston Marathon, stretching, yoga and strength training will be integral to my training program.

Better hydration

I think that runners and athletes of all kinds understand the importance of hydration. Your body just can’t reach peek performance if you are dehydrated.

As athletes, we’re not just talking about how much water your body needs to function day to day.

green tea, anti inflammatory foodsWe are talking about replenishing ourselves during and after strenuous exercise. While most people need 8+ cups of water per day, I often consume twice that amount.

With my new Garmin watch, I am able to track how much I have consumed and how much additional hydration I need as a result of my activities.

Dehydration can cause you to feel tired or even sick. As an athlete, dehydration can cause performance issues including muscle cramps.

I enjoy drinking iced water, so increasing my fluid intake has not been one one of my biggest challenges this year. But I am paying closer attention.

Supporting local Journalism

This has nothing to do with running. But it has a lot to do with the communities that I run in.

Local newspapers are folding faster than the sports section.

Large papers like The Boston Globe or The New York Times serve their purpose. But they are not going to cover your city council or school board meetings.

The big papers are not going to write about the local rash of catalytic converter thefts and what local officials are doing about it.

They may talk about issues at the national level and use local examples, but probably not from your town.

Personally, I feel that it is important to support local journalism. And this year I made a conscious decision to buy the local paper when ever I stopped into a local corner store.

The papers are thinner than they used to be and that is because they are starved of our support. Far too many copies remain on the news rack.

I urge you to look for your local paper when you stop in to buy a gallon of milk or pick up a lottery ticket on the way home.

If no one is watching our local boards, who will hold them to account?

Water, water, no where

The most dramatic droughts in 2022 were out west with Lake Powell, Lake Meade and the Colorado River hitting record lows.

But many areas of the country experienced water issues as well.

Here in Massachusetts, most of The Commonwealth was in a state of drought for most of the year. Even in December most of The Commonwealth is still “abnormally dry” with Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket still in level 1 drought.

We didn’t have any water restrictions, but all of this talk about drought and how we use water got me thinking.

Early in the summer I began to realize how often I wash or rinse my hands. If I am cooking or cleaning up the kitchen, I may rinse may hands 5 times in half an hour.

Every time I came inside from doing anything outside. Anytime I came home. Before and after I made lunch.

My hands weren’t filthy and I wasn’t so much worried about there being COVID on my hands. It was all routine handwashing.

You cut a tomato for a sandwich and your hands and the knife need to be rinsed. Things like that.

And all of that water went right down the drain.

I started placing a bowl or empty plastic container in the sink to catch this “gray” water. Often I would rinse my hands without soap, so this was “light gray” water at best.

As I became more diligent with my water collection, I was soon collecting over a gallon a day.

Not enough to change the world, for sure.

But it was enough to keep the flower pots on the front steps from drying out in the sun and heat. Often I used this water in the vegetable garden.

As the summer went along I noticed other times to collect essentially clean water such as:

rinsing vegetables
rinsing the coffee pot
water left over from boiling potatoes or pasta

A little caffeine or starch from pasta or potatoes wont hurt most plants.

On the days that I worked from home, I was saving about two gallons of water per day.

Even in the heat, most plants don’t need to be watered every day. I was able to rotate around the garden with the water I saved and left the garden hose on the patio.

New habits in 2023

I’m hoping most of these will become new habits in 2023.

None of them are that difficult or hard to do. Continuing to cut back and keep sugar out of my diet will be my biggest challenge.

There are many things that would be easier to cut back on than sugar!

Hopefully my running will continue to progress and I won’t need physical therapy any more.

I think New Years resolutions are a bit of a joke. People like to brag that their resolution lasted 1 day or one week. Their resolve is so weak that they can’t possibly be held accountable for any of their bad habits.

The gyms are always the busiest in January!

Did you develop any new good habits in 2022? Are there any habit you are looking to develop in 2023?

Happy New Year my Friends!

Andy

  1. https://theheartfoundation.org/2019/08/10/is-sitting-the-new-smoking/
  2. https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/the-dangers-of-sitting
  3. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/10000-steps-a-day-or-fewer-2019071117305

New England Marathons Winter 2022

A short list is better than no list of winter marathons!

Updated December 21st, 2022

COVID-19 has been tough on winter marathons and it looks like we may have lost a few. Keep your laces tied!

Astronomical Winter 2022 officially began on Thursday, December 21st at 10:27 PM EST. The “Winter Solstice” marks the beginning of winter. On the Winter Solstice the sun reaches the southern most point in the sky at Noon local time.

Click on race names for the latest details. Let me know if you know of other New England Winter Marathons.

New England Marathons Winter

Roxbury Marathon

12 November | 8:30 AM | Saturday – see you in 2023

Hurlburt Recreation Area – 18 Apple Lane, Roxbury CT

This scenic, hilly, no-frills, early winter 26.2 mile foot race will cost you only $45 or $35 for the Half.

In 2019 there were only 47 marathon finishers. This race is not for the casual runner.

Here is a report on the 2017 race.

Race Results 2022

Millinocket Marathon and Half 2022

3 December | 10 AM | Saturday

33 Penobscot Ave Millinocket, Maine

In 2015, twelve runners ran the marathon and 42 finished the Half and it has taken off from there.

The race was cancelled in 2020 but in 2021, 154 runners finished the marathon and 944 completed the half. In 2022 176 finished the marathon and 1191 finished the half.

This race continues to grow in popularity and make contributions to the Millinocket region.

Our FREE marathon & half was started in 2015 to help a struggling northern Maine mill town that has been devastated by the closing of their major employer. Do not run Millinocket for what you get instead RUN MILLINOCKET for what you GIVE. Please do not take spots in our race unless you are serious about doing your very best to show up (of course we know life happens) but please don’t register just because our race is free. All participants are required to generously patronize Katahdin area businesses in lieu of an entry fee. Our 2016 edition was a tremendous success and we look forward to growing our event in 2017 and all the positive influence it brings!

Millinocket used to be a mill town with two paper mills. When I was growing up the economy and the town were vibrant. The high school had competitive sports teams and they were just another city in Maine.

Now the mills are gone and times have changed in Millinocket. The organizers of this race seek to draw runners from near and far to help inject a little economic life into this Northern Maine town.

As they say in the quote above, don’t sign up just because it is free. Sign up because you want to run the race and provide some stimulus to the local economy while you are there.

Race Results 2022

Boston Prep 16 Miler and 5 Miler

22 January | 10:00 AM | Sunday 2023

West Running Brook Middle School – Derry, NH

Derry 16 miler, winter running, New England Marathons Winter

I’ve run this race twice and it’s been very cold or freezing both times. The first time I ran the race the school parking lot was glazed in black ice. I kept sliding down the parking lot while waiting for the race to begin.

Bring your big boy shorts for this run!

The 27th Annual Northeast Delta Dental Boston Prep – this moderately challenging 16-miler is ideally scheduled for runners training for the Boston Marathon, any other spring marathon or a Runner looking for a mid-winter challenge! Are you a regular runner but not ready for a full 16? Try the “BP-Lite,” which offers a taste of the Boston Prep experience on a 5 mile course!

Registration is open: $75 for the 16-miler and $40 for the 5-Miler through January 20th.

Everyone should put this race on their bucket list. It really is an experience not to be missed.

Here is my 2015 race recap.

2023 Hyannis Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & Marathon Team Relay

5 March | 10:00 AM | Sunday 2023

Hyannis, MA

New England Marathons Winter, Hyannis MarathonGranite State Race Services has this race on their calendar, but they do not have registration information listed.

Registration is open: $70 for the Marathon, $60 for the Half, and $55 for the 10K. The Marathon relay is $120 per team.

The marathon has a registration limit of 400 runners, so once registration opens don’t wait.

These races are USATF Certified:

  • USATF Certification # MA11001RN – Marathon
  • USATF Certification # MA11002RN – Half Marathon
  • Boston Marathon Qualifier – 6 Hour Course Time Limit

2020 ALL Race Results

PEAK Snow Devil Winter Races

3-11 February | 8:00 AM | Saturday – 2023

Pittsfield, VT

This is a snow shoe event where you can run a 100 miler, 100K, a Marathon, Half Marathon or a 10K.

The 100 miler begins at 6AM and the 100K begins at Noon on February 5th The Marathon begins at 7:30AM, Half at 8AM, 10K at 8:30AM and 5K at 9AM all on February 6th.

Snow shoes are required and this race is not for the faint of heart. The course is a 6.5 mile loop with 1200 feet vertical. Only 13 runners finished the marathon in 2018!

Registration is open:$175 for the 100 Miler, $120 for the 100K, $85 for the Marathon, $65 for the Half, $55 for the 10K.


New England Mararthons Winter

The Ocean’s Run Marathon, Half Marathon, 4 Miler & Kids’ Fun Run

TBD March | 8:00 AM | Saturday – possibly cancelled

Misquamicut State Beach, Westerly, RI

All courses are USATF Certified and the marathon is a Boston Qualifier! This race has always been a great tune-up for Boston and other late Spring Marathons.

This race winds through the quiet Westerly beach communities of Misquamicut and Weekapaug. There are water views at nearly every stretch of the race. With hardly any climbs to speak of, this race is fast and furious!!

The race starts and finish at the Misquamicut State Beach! A portion of the proceeds to benefit The Westerly Track and Athletic Club!

Registration for 2022 has not opened. In 2019 registration was: Marathon – $90.00,1/2 Marathon – $60.00 and 4 Miler – $30.

This race received some bad reviews for 2019 and I do not see any information listed for 2022. It looks like this race was last held in 2019.

The Hampton Half

5 March | 10:00 AM | Sunday – registration is open!

Hampton Beach, NH

I know it’s not a marathon, but who wants to sit around until spring?

I’ve run this half three times and it’s one of my favorite halfs.

It’s often cold and sometimes there is a cold breeze off of the Gulf of Maine. Sometimes it’s just a beautiful day.

Here is my 2019 race Recap.

This is a USATF measured and certified course.

Registration is open!

If you are a race director and I have missed your race please contact me at: [email protected] If you are not a race director and know of a marathon that I missed, please contact me at the same email.

Run well my Friends and try to keep warm!

Andy

Thursday Night 5 Miler

Feels pretty good getting back to somewhat normal running.

I almost got to 60 miles for November. If I can keep this going I might be able to hit 70 for December.

I kind of enjoy running through the neighborhoods and seeing all of the Christmas lights. Some people really go all out and put on quite the display.

It livens up a solo run on a dark and rainy afternoon. And while I need to look out for pot holes, the lights help maintain posture by making look up more to take in the holiday sights.

Run well my friends,

Andt

Cambridge Winter Classic 5K

Running the Cambridge Winter Classic 5K

It’s nice to be getting back to feeling good while racing. Whenever you run a 5k you should always feel like you are on the edge. While my leg was killing me, I was far from pushing the envelope.

The past few races have allowed me to run at 100% of effort. While this has been a lot of fun, it’s also a great confidence booster.

I’m looking forward to increasing my miles and preparing for the January long runs.

Winter marathon training run

I’ve been slowly building my miles since September. Taking it nice and easy in order to avoid another setback.

I ran 50.6 miles in September and just over 57 miles in October and November.

As the weather gets colder and the nights darker, pushing to 60 miles will become more of a challenge.

But the first long run in January is 12.5 miles, so I need to get these miles in now.

Run well my friends!

Andy