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Welcome to the website of the Somerville Road Runners, Somerville Massachusetts' oldest running club. Bordering Boston and Cambridge, we're a motley crew that works hard, but doesn't let that get in the way of having a good time. SRR is a charitable, non-profit organization that sponsors many events a year including weekly runs, track workouts, annual races and even competitive but delicious cook-offs! Our club welcomes new members of all abilities. Read on to find out what we've been up to lately.

ZOMBIE BOO RUN IV (21+ ONLY)

When: Thursday October 30 @ 7PM
Where: Casey's Tavern, 173 Broadway, Somerville (directions)

Costumes welcome! After last year's big success, the fourth annual edition of the Zombie Boo Run will once again take place in conjunction with our Casey's THURSDAY Night Run... the night before Halloween. Stops are planned to be the same, but will be confirmed before the fun run commences!

1. The Pub in Ball Square
2. Brendan McCaffery's hydration station (Alpine Street, featuring Paul Nelson's brews from DCBC)
3. Daddy Jones Bar (525 Medford St)

...before heading back to Casey's for one more, and of course food! (And, if you're leery of running the whole course, there are shortcuts.)

$30 gets you a beer at each location, food, and a commemorative long-sleeve tech shirt when registered by Thursday 10/23! No registration available day of the run, and no shirt guaranteed after 10/23. MUST BE 21+ and carry ID to participate. Click here to register now! If you have any questions, or can volunteer for this event, please e-mail Gordon.

Gobble Gobble Gobble 4 Miler

SRR Annual Event: Gobble Gobble Gobble 4 Miler

Where: 40 Holland Street, Davis Square, Somerville MA (map)
When: Thursday, November 27th @ 9 a.m.

One of the Top 100 New England Races 2003-2013:
Eleven straight years chosen by New England Runner magazine

  • Chip timing by Bay State Race Services !
  • T-shirts for first 2400 entries only

Register Early !
  • Field size is limited to 3000 entrants
  • Race will sell out well in advance ... it has for the last nine years !!!
  • Entry fee is $29 all inclusive - no additional service fees
  • No Mail-in or Walk-up registrations !!!
  • Register on line at www.racemenu.com

For more information please contact: Bill Bryant at gobble@srr.org. To volunteer for this event please sign up here!

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

SRR Volunteering: CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

BAA Half Marathon -- Join SRR members at the finish line of the B.A.A. Half Marathon at White Stadium in Franklin Park to hand out medals to race finishers. It's a great opportunity to support both the club and the B.A.A.

We'll be handing out medals from 8am till noon on Sunday, October 12. To sign up, go to the BAA Volunteer Registration Site and enter SRR as both login and password.

Or contact Carrie-Anne if you can assist at any other upcoming events!


SRR Thursday Night Run -- The SRR Thursday Night Run happens every week at Casey's at 7:15 PM, no matter what!! Please contact Karen Vitali if you can volunteer for either timing or sweeping.

Pictured at left, an eager little SRR volunteer at the 12th Annual B.A.A. Half Marathon

Weekly Track Workout
TRACK WORKOUT:
 Tuesday, November 11, 7:00 PM Tufts Indoor Track

 

Track is on hiatus in October.  Track workouts will resume on Tuesday, November 11, at the Tufts Indoor Track at the Gantcher Center building.

(Note that this is an unexpected 1-week delay. We normally would be resuming on November 4th but Tufts is hosting elections on that Tuesday evening so we will postpone until November 11th)

IMPORTANT INFO:

How do I get on the door list for track?

If you wish to attend indoor track, I must have your name on the door list that I submit to the Tufts security every Tuesday.  If you already paid for indoor track in 2014 you will automatically be on the list. If not, you can get yourself on to the list in one of two ways

  1. (PREFERRED METHOD) You join SRR and pay for track.  -- then you will be on the list automatically.  Please do not wait until the first practice to do this.  Do it at least a few days before. 2015 Registration should be open by Monday, November 3rd. Please do not register for 2014. There is no need as 2015 registration will also cover you for the final 2 months of 2014
  2. You send me an email NO LATER THAN MONDAY NOV 10 to let me know you are coming.  Again, do not email me on Tuesday afternoon and expect to get on the list.  This option is for people who are trying out track or who just neglected to sign up in time.  This is not meant to be something you do every week.

 

Am I paid up for track?

If you joined and paid for indoor track or for indoor+outdoor track for this current year, then you are all set.  Did you come to an indoor practice in Jan/Feb/Mar? -- then you' probably did

 Likewise, if you buy/renew an SRR membership for next year and you pay for track for that year, your track privileges will also be good for the final two months of THIS year.  In other words, if you aren't sure if you've paid for track this year, just pay for next year and you'll be all set

 

Where do I sign up for SRR membership/track?

There should be a big yellow button at the top right of this page where you can pay for next year's membership+track (again, that will get also you Nov+Dec of THIS year too).  As of this writing (Oct 31, 2014), that signup is still only for 2014 so please don't use it until it has been updated and says it's for 2014.  It should be updated by Monday, Nov 3rd

 

Upcoming Group Long Runs

Upcoming Group Long Runs

Sunday 8/10 --
Run with ocean views, followed by a pool party
78 Corning Street, Beverly MA

Sunday 8/17 --
TBA

See Group Long Runs for details.

Ultras:  Do you have the mojo?

SRR Race Results

Congratulations to Shaun Miller who recently conquered the Vermont 50 Miler shattering a personal best by over half an hour on a challenging course.

This is just the latest in a growing SRR Ultra movement that has been going for a while but really seems to have gained momentum this year. Just a cursory scan of this years results shows:

  • 100 Milers: Shaun, Adena Schutzberg, Dave Souza, Brian Tinger
  • 50 Milers: Shaun, Scott Dedeo Alex White, Tinger, Adena
  • 50K: Scott, Diona Fulton, Jesse Morrow, Ray Charbonneau, Cesar Hernandez Lou Duval Alison Lackey, Jerome Lang
  • SRRs Around-the-Lake Ultra: Dave Hodges, Randy Strauch Alex White, Barbara Grandberg Jerome Lang tackle SRRs

Want to join them and give an ultra a try? You can start small and local and see how goes. You have a golden opportunity this November 10 at the USATF-NE Ultra champsionships with the RI 6 Hour Race in Warwick.

Left: This medal is not given. It is earned