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Welcome to the website of the Somerville Road Runners, Somerville Massachusetts' oldest running club. Bordering Boston and Cambridge, we're a motley crew that works hard, but doesn't let that get in the way of having a good time. SRR is a charitable, non-profit organization that sponsors many events a year including weekly runs, track workouts, annual races and even competitive but delicious cook-offs! Our club welcomes new members of all abilities. Read on to find out what we've been up to lately.

19th Annual 24-Hour Ultra Around the Lake

SRR Annual Event: 19th Annual 24-Hour Ultra Around the Lake

When: Friday July 24 @ 7PM
Where: 200 Quannapowitt Parkway, Wakefield MA 01880 (map)
Events: 24 Hour Ultra, 12 Hour Ultra, 6-8 person relay, and the Marathon

Scenic, flat 5.11km loop course around Lake Quannapowitt. The course is well marked with minimal traffic. Run on entirely on paved surfaces (sidewalks, paths, and office park access road) except for one 35-yard section of dirt path. The marathon course is USATF certified (MA14007JK) and is a Boston Qualifier! This great event has contributed over $50,000 to our beneficiaries in the last four years. This year's charities include the Wakefield Educational Foundation, The Angel Fund, and Christmas in the City.

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Click here for VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION!

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. For more info please send us an e-mail.

SRR Annual Event: 3rd ANNUAL RACE TO THE ROW 5K - Fast Mile - Kids Fun Run

Where: 301 Canal Street, Assembly Square, Somerville MA (map)
When: Sunday, August 23rd @ 9:00 a.m.

The Race to the Row 5K will run through the Assembly Square District and along the Mystic River, ending with a fun-filled post-party and beer garden! There's also a free Kids Fun Run, and new this year is the Fast Mile! Proceeds will be donated to the East Somerville Main Streets program and the Somerville TrackPAC.

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Weekly Track Workout
TRACK WORKOUT:
 Tuesday July 28 - 7:00 PM - Tufts Outdoor Track


This week I and a few other SRR folks will be running the Yankee Homecoming 10 Miler.  But there is a track workout that Coach Jesse Morrow will start

For this week, I realize how hot and humid it will be.  I thought a lot about what workout might be best to do.  Clearly long, reps with high volume are not a good choice for tonight.  But I'm trying to de-emphasize the shorter stuff.  So I hit upon the perfect compromise.  And you've done it twice already this summer:  I think this is my new favorite workout (and I'm kind of sad I'm missing it...)

 

"Deek" Session. 

4800 meters (12 laps) continuous run alternating the pace between 5k race pace (for 400 meters) and "floats" (for 200 meters).  You start off at your 5k race pace for the first 400.  The "float" sections are not recovery jogs.  Instead you should aim to run something close to your normal training pace for the float sections.  Do this entire workout in lane 1 -- except when passing.  Do not move to the outside for the floats.

 

 

SRR Race Results - 26x1

SRR Race Results

The 2015 SRR 26x1 Club Challenge Relay was another huge success this year, with SRR fielding two full teams and one, combined Greater Lowell/SRR team. Check out the club results

Left: Sierra will not be bound by your rules (Photo by Thomas Cole)

SRR Grand Prix Race Series

SRR Grand Prix Race Series

December 14 -- Yulefest 5K, Cambridge MA
January 18 -- Lazy Dog 3 Miler, Lynn MA
February 1 -- Super Sunday 5 Miler, Cambridge MA
March 15 -- New Bedford Half Marathon, New Bedford MA
April 4 -- Shifters 5K, Waltham MA
May 10 -- MOM's Run 5K, Somerville MA

Check out our Grand Prix web page for more details and race results.