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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.

5th ANNUAL RACE TO THE ROW 5K - Fast Mile - Kids Fun Run

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

Where: 275 Foley St, Assembly Square, Somerville MA (map)
When: Sunday, August 20th @ 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 the Fast Mile! Proceeds will be donated to East Somerville Main Streets, the Somerville TrackPAC and Somerville Auxiliary Police.

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Weekly Track Workout

Tuesday, August 15, 6:30 PM -- MEET IN ARLINGTON CENTER

Tonight we will meet again in the Arlington Center Parking Lot for a Marathon-Paced (or tempo) Workout on the Bike Path.  This is the same place we met for the Eastern Ave Hill workout a last week. It's in sight of where the MinuteMan bike path crosses Route 60

I will make the announcements short to maximize our daylight time and then we will do the workout. After the workout, if you are interested, head over to the Blue Ribbon Barbeque in Arlington at 908 Mass Ave (across the street from Stop & Shop) for some post-workout food.  They do have vegetarian fare. They do not have beer.

Regardless of which workout you choose, you will be doing tempo segments on the bike path - one out and one back separated by a short recovery

Fall Marathoners:
Each segment should be at least 3 miles in length and should be at your goal marathon pace. If you are up to it, make each segement 4 miles in length. Marathon pace is not terribly easy but this workout SHOULD be manageable for 4 mile blocks. The recovery between should 2 minutes if your blocks are 3 miles and 3 minutes if your blocks are 4 miles. Note that this should be active recovery -- you should be jogging, do not just stand around - but it should be easy. Then turn around and do the exact same segment coming back.

Non-fall-marathoners targeting longer races:
Each segment should be 2 miles and should be at your THRESHOLD pace. If you do not have a GPS watch you can try to use the markers on the path itself or simply run it by feel. The rest between each segment should be 2 minutes and you can be active or passive

Those targeting shorter races
This workout requires a very good warmup with a number of short fast strides to get your heart rate up before you start.  Each segment should be 1 mile in length and should be fast. Like 5k race pace fast.  Faster if you wish.  There is no set pace, the idea is just to run 2 x 1 mile hard. You may take as much rest as you like. Let yourself be completely rested. But run fast.


21st Annual Gobble Gobble Gobble 4 Miler

SRR Annual Event: 21st Annual Gobble Gobble Gobble 4 Miler

Where: 40 Holland Street, Davis Square, Somerville MA (map)
When: Thursday, November 23rd @ 9 a.m.

T-shirts for the first 2400 entries onlly
Race sells out in advance... it has for over 10 years!!!

Deb Downs crushes Boston 2017

SRR Race Results

SRR Attacked the Boston Marathon again in 2017. Battles were won. Battles were lost. Legends were made.

Left: Ooooh! Boston Marathon! You're so scary! Deb looks terrified of you. (Photo by Paul Nelson)