The Squirrel Scramble

 

Every wednesday, 6:30pm at Mighty Squirrel taproom in waltham, ma

With shorter sunlight these days we ask that you wear reflective gear and/or lights so you are more visible to pedestrians and vehicles, and can see the path in front of you. This will last until Spring.

The Somerville Road Runners have partnered with Mighty Squirrel to bring a new, free weekly fun run to our club and the local community. Many SRR members who live west of the city have a harder time getting into Somerville after work, so we thought we'd offer something a little easier to get to. Much like the Bur-run, this is a fun run, meaning not a race and no timing, and it is open to all - no need to be a club member to run with us!

Mighty Squirrel is located on Rt. 60 in Waverly Oaks (411 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA). There is plenty of parking there if you want to drive, or you can take a bus or the commuter rail to Waverly Square in Belmont and walk/run 0.8 miles to the brewery.

The pooch-friendly outdoor patio at Mighty Squirrel!

The pooch-friendly outdoor patio at Mighty Squirrel!

Runners should show up by 6:30pm and the run will begin from the brewery at 6:45pm. The brewery will provide a safe space to leave your bags and gear. All runners will need to sign a waiver, and once you do, you'll receive a ticket for a free (amazing) soft pretzel with choice of dipping sauce when you get back. 

The main bar inside the Mighty Squirrel.

The main bar inside the Mighty Squirrel.

We will alternate the course we use from time to time. All courses will be in between 3 and 4 miles. Sometimes we will run on local trail systems when we have more daylight. This week (Oct 16) we will be running our default course, a basic 3.47 mile loop that’s always available to run every week:

A counter-clockwise loop through Waltham and Belmont.

A counter-clockwise loop through Waltham and Belmont.

After the first free pretzel, runners get a 50% discount on all food they order (pretzels, meat pies, hummus). Beer will still be regular price. The brewery is a great spot to visit - there are two bars inside offering up some very tasty beer, and a large outdoor patio we can use in good weather. And the patio is dog-friendly, so if your pooch loves to run and you love beer, it’s a date!

If you like this run, you should check out SRR’s other weekly runs, the Bur-run out of The Burren in Davis Square on Monday nights, and Casey’s Thursday Night Run out of Casey’s Tavern in East Somerville.

And if you’re looking for a fun 1-mile and/or 5K to do before school starts, check out the 7th annual Race to the Row on Sunday, August 25 in Assembly Square in Somerville. All racers get all-you-can-eat pizza and ice cream afterwards, and beer provided by Harpoon. Overall and age-group awards aplenty!