Once again, Somerville Road Runners announce the 17th (or 18th, 21st, who remembers?) Almost-Annual and Always Magnificent...

SRR Wintah Challenge!!

Greetings SRR!

Congratulations on amazing Gobble x3 and Mill Cities Relays!

Sad to see such epic events in the rearview mirror? Do not despair. And definitely don't tweet at Cher to turn back time. It's just a few short weeks until the Festivus for the Rest of Us! That's right. Shortly after the winter solstice signals the march toward longer days, this year's Festivus-themed Wintah Challenge will be upon us. This year, please join us for feats of strength and the airing of grievances! Now THAT will be EPIC!!!

Run your best in pristine El Nino conditions and then stick around for free breakfast, silly awards, NFL Division playoff action, and all around good times at Casey's.

When: Sunday, January 10th – 11:00 a.m. (Wicked extreme snow date: Sunday, January 17th)
Where: Casey's - 173 Broadway, East Somerville
Who: Open to club and non-club members.

The Run: Your beloved Thursday night 4.06 mile course boasting sprawling urban vistas and a continuously improved timing system that won't disappoint. Feats of strength will take place on the course and will be announced prior to the start.

· Please note that this is a "fun run", and there will be no official traffic control and minimal course support. Please obey all traffic rules and run safely.
· To spare our volunteer course support and unpaid timing company from unsightly frostbite, timing operations will cease at 12:00pm sharp. If you need more time, please don't let that stop you from coming out.

COSTUMES: Costumes are HIGHLY encouraged. Prizes for best SEINFELD themed costumes! Alternatively, run in your bathing suit and you're guaranteed a prize! Combine the two and our heads might explode. If you can't bring yourself to wear a costume, well then, NO SOUP FOR YOU!

Entry Fee: FREE!!!

New Registration Process! To help us expedite and enhance the awards process, please pre-register using the Google form at this link. Upon arrival at Casey's we will ask you to check-in at our registration desk to sign the waiver and pick up your "number."

Post Race: FREE!!! Enjoy breakfast and a complementary beverage at Casey's. Bring a change of clothes and plan to stay for a while!

Awards: Exciting and random as always! See the registration form for some hints of what's to come.

Volunteers Needed!

If you don't plan to run, but still want to be part of the madness, please volunteer. We'll need twelve people for course support and a sweep or two. Please email Julie Holt at to help out.

We'll see you there!
2016 Wintah Challenge Committee


Winter Challenge Course Records

Division Time Pace Name Date
Women's: 25:09 6:12 Kate Hails 1/6/13
Men's: 22:22 5:30 Alex White 1/8/12

2015 results
2014 results
2013 results
2012 results (we didn't skip a year, just moved the date to January)
2010 results (*race actually held on Jan 9, 2011)
2009 results PHOTOS by Gwen Co-Wallis, John Wichers, and Victor Gonzalez)
2008 results (*race actually held on Jan 11, 2009)
2007 results (*race cancelled, but these hardy souls ran anyway)
2006 results
2005 results  Photos by Joe O'Leary
2004 Results
2003 Results  2003 Story  Photos by Joe O'Leary
2002 Results: unavailable (Somebody was having too much fun...)
2001 Results*rescheduled from December 2001 to February 2002
2000 Results
1999 Results
1998 Results