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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.

No, our meetings don't really look like this (the board members are actually far more attractive).

SRR Monthly Meeting: October

The next Board Meeting will be held on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7PM at the Eastern Bank (formerly Wainwright Bank) Community Room, 250 Elm Street (across from the Burren) in Davis Square.

For meeting info contact Urvi Mujumdar.

19th Annual Gobble Gobble Gobble 4 Miler

SRR Annual Event: 19th Annual Gobble Gobble Gobble 4 Miler

Where: 40 Holland Street, Davis Square, Somerville MA (map)
When: Thursday, November 26th @ 9 a.m.

One of the Top 100 New England Races 2003-2014:
Twelve straight years chosen by New England Runner magazine

  • Chip timing by Bay State Race Services !
  • T-shirts for first 2400 entries only

Register Early !
  • Field size is limited to 3000 entrants
  • Race will sell out well in advance ... it has for the last ten years !!!
  • Entry fee is $29 all inclusive - no additional service fees
  • No Mail-in or Walk-up registrations !!!
  • Register on line at

For more information please contact: Scott Abrams at To volunteer for this event please sign up here!

The 32nd Annual Mill Cities Relay

When: Sunday December 6th @ 8AM
Where: Starts in Nashua NH, finishes in Lawrence MA

Mark this great event on your calendar! 27 Miles, 5 Legs, 2 States, and 1 River... an invitational relay race that includes up to twenty local running clubs. SRR typically enters about 100 runners (20 teams of five) and the club covers all registration fees. It's a fun day of running and cheering that starts in Nashua NH and finishes at the Claddagh Pub in Lawrence MA. Stay for the after-party and enjoy live music, loads of awards (traditionally bricks), and re-cap the day with your friends and teammates. Stay tuned for more info to come...

The Somerville Homeless Coalition is one of the many great recipients of proceeds from this event. And because we enter so many runners in the relay, volunteers are a crucial element to the success of the race. Please indicate if you can volunteer - every relay team should be volunteering at some point during the event.

For even more info on this event please visit the Mill Cities Relay website or you can Like It on facebook.

Weekly Track Workout
 Tuesday August September 29 - 6:30 PM - Tufts Outdoor Track

October 3/4 Marathoners - Lou Ristaino Workout

4800 meters continuous starting off at MARATHON pace for the first 800 meters and then speeding up each successive 800 by 4 seconds.  By the time you do the sixth and final 800, you should be at or faster than THRESHOLD pace.

October 10/11 Marathoners - Step-Down Mile Workout

  • 1 x 1600 at THRESHOLD (1:00 rest)
  • 3 x 1600 at THRESHOLD-10 (1:00 rest)*

(*Note that if you feel this just isn't enough, feel free to add on one more at THRESHOLD-10 but that's it)

Everyone Else - "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.

*** Races This Week ***

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.