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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.

6th ANNUAL RACE TO THE ROW 5K - Fast Mile - Kids Fun Run

SRR Annual Event: 6th ANNUAL RACE TO THE ROW 5K - Fast Mile - Kids Fun Run

Where: 325 Assembly Row, Assembly Square, Somerville MA (map)
When: Sunday, August 26th @ 9:00 a.m.

The Race to the Row 5K will run through the Assembly Square District and along the Mystic River, ending with a fun-filled post-party and beer garden! There's also a free Kids Fun Run, and the Fast Mile! Proceeds will be donated to East Somerville Main Streets, the Somerville TrackPAC and Somerville Auxiliary Police.

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Weekly Track Workout



We meet at the Arlington Center Parking Lot again this week, however this time the meet is at 6:30 PM.  We will be doing the Bike Path Workout. 

Afterwards, some of us will head over to the Blue Ribbon Barbeque (908 Mass Ave, across from Stop & Shop) for some post-workout food.  If you can make it, please come join us.   They do have vegetarian options.  We'll be sitting outside...


Minuteman Bike Path Workout

You have your choice of workouts.  Regardless of which one you choose, you will be doing two segments, one out and one back the bike path.

Fall Marathoners:

Each segment should be either 3 or 4 miles in length and should be at your goal marathon pace.  Marathon pace is probably not easy right now but this should be manageable.  Your recovery between segement wil be an easy easy jog for 2 minutes (if you are doing 3 mile blocks) or 3 minutes (if you are doing 4  mile blocks)


Non fall marathoners targeting longer races

Each segment should be 2 miles in length and should be at your THRESHOLD pace.  The rest between segments should be two minutes


Those targeting shorter races

Each segment should be 1 mile in length.  The "out" segment should be  5k-race-pace or faster.  The second segment should be basically all-out.  In short, you should try to just hammer this.


*** Races This Week ***




Deb Downs crushes Boston 2017

SRR Race Results

SRR conquered the Boston Marathon again in 2017. Battles were won. Battles were lost. Legends were made.

Left: Ooooh! Boston Marathon! You're so scary! Deb looks terrified of you. (Photo by Paul Nelson)