Once again, Somerville Road Runners announce the 14th (or 15th, 18th, who remembers?) Almost-Annual and Always Magnificent:
SRR Winter Challenge!!
It’s time to dig out your Yak Trax, Katoolahs, and Cramp-ons! Join your fellow SRR winter warriors for our annual Winter Challenge fun run! Traverse the Casey's 4.06 course in pristine polar conditions and then stick around for free breakfast, silly awards, and good times at Casey's.
When: Sunday, January 6th – 11:00 a.m. (Extreme snow date: January 13th)
Where: Casey’s - 173 Broadway, East Somerville
The Run: Your beloved Thursday night 4.06 mile course boasting sprawling urban vistas and precision popsicle-stick timing.
(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.)
Entry Fee: FREE!!! There is no pre-registration required. Race day sign-up will take place from 10:15-10:45 at Casey’s. We will begin making our way to the start line at 10:50.
Post Race: FREE breakfast at Casey’s! Bring a change of clothes and plan to stay for a while!
Awards: A Scott Spectacular
BACK ON MY FEET will be here! Back on My Feet is a nonprofit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of those experiencing homelessness by engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem. They participated in our 26 x 1 relay and we look forward to welcoming them back to SRR for this event!
In lieu of our traditional clothing swap, we'll be collecting winter running clothes, mildly used shoes, and other gear for donation to our friends at Back on My Feet. If you have anything you'd like to give, but can't make it to the Challenge, please feel free to leave it with either Scott or myself at Casey's.
If you don’t plan to run, but still want to be part of the madness, please volunteer. We'll need course support, a sweep or two, and a handful for timing. Please reply to Urvi firstname.lastname@example.org to help out.
We’ll see you there!
Deb & Scott
Winter Challenge Course Records
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)
2005 results Photos by Joe O'Leary
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