Welcome to the website of the Ultra Around the Lake. Somerville Road Runners is proud to organize the 17th annual race on July 26-27, 2013. We will offer four events - 24 hour ultra, 12 hour ultra, 24 hour relay and marathon. The flat race course is run on sidewalks and paths around scenic Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield, MA. The 24-Hour Race raises funds each year for Wakefield Educational Foundation, The Angel Fund and Christmas in the City. Come join us at the 24-Hour Race and challenge your limits.
Update as of November 20, 2013
The Town of Wakefield has issued race permit for 2014 race. The race date is Friday July 25, 2014. Due to Friday evening traffic congestion the start time has been changed to 9PM. There will be minor changes in the course and location of timing area. Registartion should open in early January
Important Dates and Times
Early Number pickup:
Sunday, July 21 from 12 noon to 2PM at 22 St. Paul Street, Brookline, MA
Race Day Number Pickup:
Friday, July 26 from 3:00 - 6:30 PM at Clarion Inn - Wakefield. Leave yourself plenty of time for traveling. Friday rush hour traffic is heavy.
Friday, July 26 at 7PM for all races
Location and Directions
Lord Wakefield Clarion Inn
595 North Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
The race is located near exit 39 of I-95 and accessible by public transportation
Entry Fees and Registration
Race may close prior to race day due to permit limitations
All service fees are included in entry fees listed below
No mail-in registration this year, online only
Regular Registration (online: 6/1/2013 - 7/20/2013)
24 Hour ultra: SOLD OUT
12 Hour ultra: SOLD OUT
6-8 person relay: SOLD OUT
Marathon: SOLD OUT
Entry fee includes custom designed technical tshirts for all entries prior to July 1, 2013. A limited selection may be available on race day for $20.00 eachEntrant List Race Waiver and Liability Release
Scenic, flat, wheel-measured 3.17 mile loop course around Lake Quannapowitt. The course is well marked with minimal traffic. The course is entirely on paved surfaces (sidewalks, paths, and office park access road) except for a 35 yard section of dirt path. The marathon course is USATF certified (MA10007JK). The marathon is a Boston Qualifier
IAU bronze label listing
The 12 Hour and 24 Hour races have International Association of Ultrarunners bronze label listing (No 399 and 400) for 2013.
The race will be timed with D-Tag chip timing by Bay State Race Services
(ChronoTrack D-Tag Instructions)
All runners will receive split times for each loop around Lake Quannapowitt
Awards and Prize Money
Custom medals will be given to finishers in all events
12 hour ultra and 24 hour ultra: Prize money given to the top 3 finishers, male and female in 12 hour ultra and 24 hour ultra ($500 first, $250 second, $100 third). Custom belt buckle awarded to ultra runners completing 32 laps (102.35 miles) or more
Marathon and Relay: Awards given to the top 3 finishers, male and female in marathon and first relay team. Category awards (male, female and mixed) for relay teams will be given if there are at least 2 teams per category
Lord Wakefield Clarion Inn is located next to the start/finish area. We have arranged for a limited number of rooms. The room rate is as follows: $99.99 (standard doubles and standard King and queens), $109 (lakeside doubles), $129.00 (lakeside kings and queens) plus tax. The rate is valid until June 26, 2013. Checkout time is 11AM checkout (no late checkout allowed). Please contact hotel directly and request 24 hour race rate (781-245-6100).
Other nearby hotel: Sheraton Colonial 3.4 miles away
At start/finish area: A good selection of food and drink including sports drink, baked goods, sandwiches, fruit, cookies, energy gel and 12 portapotties
Halfway around lake: water and energy drink
Volunteers are essential to the success of the race. Volunteering with the 24 Hour Race is an exciting opportunity for you to share in the fun and excitement of race day. Volunteers are needed to help with everything from setup, registration, to staffing aid stations and cleanup. Help is needed throughout the race, from the starting line to the finish line. Please sign up today to help with the 2013 race.
The 24 Hour race has contributed over $45,000 to our beneficiaries (Wakefield Educational Foundation and Children's Hospital Boston and Respond) in the last 4 years.
In 2013, the race is supporting the following charities:
Wakefield Educational Foundation is an independent non-profit that works to address needs unmet by public funding within the Wakefield Public School System. It supports individuals and groups from the Wakefield Public School System through mini-grants awarded for initiatives that have long-term creative and innovative educational benefits in such key areas as arts in education, science and technology, math enrichment and environmental science.
The Angel Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting ALS investigations at the Cecil B. Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, internationally recognized for its ground-breaking work in the fight against this devastating illness.
Christmas in the City strives to ameliorate the impact of being homeless on families and children living in shelters towards a goal of eliminating homelessness. In addition to the annual party, which currently has over 3000 guests, Christmas in the City, (through its Adopt a Family program) offers advice and assistance to families transitioning from shelters to their own housing, provides Thanksgiving food baskets to families who need help to have a traditional Thanksgiving meal, and distributes gifts to children of over 2000 families in greater Boston who need assistance during the holiday season.
Telephone: Larry Horlick @ (617) 731-7767
45 Kendall St
Brookline, MA 02445