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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.

18th Annual 24-Hour Around the Lake Race

SRR Annual Event: 18th Annual 24-Hour Around the Lake Race

When: 24-Hour Ultra, Marathon, Relay -- Friday July 25th @ 9PM
12-Hour Ultra -- Saturday July 26th @ 9AM
Where: 100 Quannapowitt Parkway, Wakefield MA (map)
Events: 24 Hour Ultra, 12 Hour Ultra, 6-8 person relay, and the Marathon

Scenic, flat 3.17 mile (5.1 km) 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. This great event has contributed over $50,000 to our beneficiaries over the last six years.

The marathon and relay events are SOLD OUT!! We have a marathon waiting list. If you are currently registered to run in the marathon and are no longer able to run please cancel your registration, so we can send invitations to our waitlist. Thank you!

The 12 and 24 hour relays are still open for registration. Individuals wanting to run the UATL for a Boston Marathon qualifying time will receive a BQ time, if they register as a 12 or 24 hour runner. The registered marathon, relay team runners, and 24-hour runners start Friday night July 25th at 9:00 pm. The 12-hour runners start at 9:00 am Saturday July 26th. To register as a 12 or 24 hour runner please go to this page and click on the yellow 'Runner Registration' box on the right hand side of the page.

We are in need of volunteers! We have many volunteer options and greatly appreciate your help to staff this event. To volunteer please go to this page and click on the Blue 'Volunteer Registration' box on the right hand side of the page. This will bring you to volunteer registration page, which outlines our volunteer needs.

2nd ANNUAL RACE TO THE ROW 5K

SRR Annual Event: 2nd ANNUAL RACE TO THE ROW 5K

Where: 300 Grand Union Boulevard, Assembly Square, Somerville MA (map)
When: Sunday, August 24th @ 9:30 a.m.

The Race to the Row will run through the Assembly Square District and along the Mystic River, ending with a fun-filled BBQ with burgers and hot dogs from Burger Dive, live music and an outdoor Beer Garden! Proceeds will be donated to the East Somerville Main Streets program and the Somerville TrackPAC.

Registration is now open at https://www.racemenu.com/racetotherow. Sign up now to ensure you get a race t-shirt.

SRR Pays your USATF Grand Prix Registration Fees

SRR will pay your entries for the GMAA Labor Day 15k (Aug 31), or the City of Manchester Marathon (Nov 2nd), or both IF all of the following are true:

1. You are an SRR member
2. You are USATF-New England member ( http://www.usatf.org )
3. You have declared SRR as your USATF member club

You just need to get your name and info on to the right spreadsheet by the given deadline. If you do not get your info on to the appropriate spreadsheet(s) by the given cutoff dates, you will have to pay your own entry into the given races.

For the GMAA Labor Day 15k (Aug 31) you have until Aug 20 to enter your data here.

For the Manchester City Marathon (Nov 2nd) you have until July 27th to enter your data here. (The late July cutoff date is to get the club the lowest prices).

If you are unable to get to or edit these Google Doc spreadsheets, please contact Joe O'Leary (track@srr.org) and we will get you on there.

Please understand that by placing yourself on either of these lists, you are making a commitment to race. That doesn't mean that we want anyone to run injured or anything but please think it through before making the club pay an entry fee.

10TH ANNUAL CLUB CHALLENGE CUP MARATHON RELAY

SRR Annual Event: 10TH ANNUAL CLUB CHALLENGE CUP MARATHON RELAY

Where: Tufts University, Somerville/Medford MA
When: Saturday June 21, 2014 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Congrats to the top 3 teams!

1. Finish 2:16:04 Somerville Road Runners - Planes
2. Finish 2:22:51 November Project
3. Finish 2:24:11 Greater Lowell RR

Full team results, age group & individual splits

26x1 Club Challenge facebook page

Weekly Track Workout
TRACK WORKOUT:
July 22- 7:00 PM - Tufts Outdoor Track

Anyone running the marathon in the 24 Hour race

  • Lou Ristaino Pre-Marathon workout

Anyone running the 12 or 24-hour ultra in the 24-hour race

  • Lets just say something light.    Maybe the Lou as well, or a few cruise intervals.   Pick your favorite track workout and do it... lightly

Everyone else

  • Cruise Intervals.  1600s at THRESHOLD with 1:00 rests.
    • 0-39 miles per week: 4
    • 40-49 mpw: 5
    • 50+ mpw: 6
Upcoming Group Long Runs

Upcoming Group Long Runs

Sun. 6/8 Joint SRR & CRC Run
Sun. 7/19 Walden Pond Group Run

See Group Long Runs for details.

Ultras:  Do you have the mojo?

SRR Race Results

Congratulations to Shaun Miller who recently conquered the Vermont 50 Miler shattering a personal best by over half an hour on a challenging course.

This is just the latest in a growing SRR Ultra movement that has been going for a while but really seems to have gained momentum this year. Just a cursory scan of this years results shows:

  • 100 Milers: Shaun, Adena Schutzberg, Dave Souza, Brian Tinger
  • 50 Milers: Shaun, Scott Dedeo Alex White, Tinger, Adena
  • 50K: Scott, Diona Fulton, Jesse Morrow, Ray Charbonneau, Cesar Hernandez Lou Duval Alison Lackey, Jerome Lang
  • SRRs Around-the-Lake Ultra: Dave Hodges, Randy Strauch Alex White, Barbara Grandberg Jerome Lang tackle SRRs

Want to join them and give an ultra a try? You can start small and local and see how goes. You have a golden opportunity this November 10 at the USATF-NE Ultra champsionships with the RI 6 Hour Race in Warwick.

Left: This medal is not given. It is earned

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

SRR Volunteering: CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!


SRR Thursday Night Run -- The SRR Thursday Night Run happens every week at Casey's at 7:15 PM, no matter what!! Please contact Nicole Tateosian if you can volunteer for either timing or sweeping.

Pictured at left, an eager little SRR volunteer at the 12th Annual B.A.A. Half Marathon