SRR Group Long Runs

Long runs are awesome and are even better in good company. We run long a lot and hope you’ll join us. The calendar below offers a birds-eye view of upcoming hosted long runs, SRR Grand Prix races, and other events that you can expect to be well attended by club members. Hosted long run details will be shared by the host via email to the SRR Google Group and on the SRR Facebook group.

Host a scheduled long run!

Offer your home or designate a central location as a base for a Saturday (or Sunday) morning run and host to the extent that you would like! Any form of hosting is a gift even if it’s just a place to use the bathroom and change into dry clothes. Hosts will often open their homes for food and drinks post-run, but this is not required. If you do open your home for post-run libations, asking people to BYOB and food to share is the way to go.  

What do I need to do as a host?

  1. Notify Deb Downs ( to have your run listed here

  2. Email details to the SRR Google group ( and post to the SRR Facebook group.


  • Date/Time/Address/Parking Information

  • Link to route or routes offered (participants can adapt as they see fit)

  • Any addition details about pre/post run

  • Optional – use a Google sheet for sign-up (may include name, distance, pace, food if applicable)

Not a planner? Post your long (or short) run on the fly using Whatsapp!

We are excited to announce the new official Somerville Road Runners WhatsApp group. WhatsApp provides a real-time venue for contacting club members to share your run. 

Heading out tonight and looking for an SRR running buddy to join you?

Example: "Doing 10 miles at 8:00 min pace leaving from Forge Bakery tonight at 8PM” 

Do you have a long run planned that you would be willing to share more broadly?

Example: “Group leaving Au Bon Pain in Davis Sq. at 9:00 a.m. Saturday. Running 9:30-10:00 min pace for 13 miles. Join us!”

If you currently use email to connect with an established group, we encourage you to share your runs on Whatsapp so other newer or existing members can join in. For those new to the club, please note that we’re in the process of piloting this (Dec 2018) and it may take time to build momentum.

Joining the SRR Group

1.       Visit on your mobile phone to install WhatsApp.

2.       After installing, join the group by:

a.       Opening this link from your phone:

Tips & Tricks

You can remain in the group and mute notifications by going to Group info (by tapping the group name at the top of the chat) > Mute > Select 8 hours, 1 week, or 1 year depending on how long you would like to mute notifications.

Need more info? Contact our Long Run Coordinator at