Spring Racing Series Update

June 10th, 2024 No comments

Summer is finally here and we are half-way through the 2024 MRC Racing Series.

As of June 10th, 46 runners have participated in at least one race, which is on track with last year.

Jennifer Tinney July 4th Races, Melrose Racing Series

Because Yankee Homecoming will be held on July 30th this tear, we do not have an August race. If you know of a local 5K that we could add to the schedule, please let me know.

This year we have four multi-distance races, including two that are still on the schedule:

Boxford July 4th races – 5 mile, 2.5 mile and 1 mile  – on July 4th
Irish American 5K and 10K – on September 4th

We have the race series to encourage everyone to go to races. It’s a great way to meet new people and get to know other club members better. And races are a lot of fun!

We also select races that support causes that are important to club members. We added the DAV 5K in 2021, Black Excellence 5K in 2022 and the AAPI 5K this year.

And while it’s not all about the points, we do keep track of them.

Here are the standings for our top 8 runners:

Mary O’Connell 8 points
Julie Galvin 7 points
Joshua McLeary 7 points
Ed Miller  7 points
Lynda Ford  5 points
Thuy Dang  5 points
Regina Curran  4 points
Marty Hergert  4 points

We have five more races for 2024 and I hope you get to sign up for a race you’ve never run and have a great time.


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MRC Race Series 2023 Concluding

December 9th, 2023 No comments

The MRC 2023 Racing Series is drawing to a conclusion with one last race on December 17th, The Somerville Jingle Bell 5K.

The top three runners for 2023 are as follows:

Ed Miller10
Christine Derse7
Jeanne Boisseau6

With just the Jingle Bell 5K to go, I don’t expect these results to change very much.

I have been working on the 2024 schedule and several people have suggested races that have not been on our schedule before. The Great Stew Chase moved to February, so we will have two races that month.

In March we are back to Haverhill for the Hill Thrill 5K and 10 Miler. I heard a lot of good things about this race.

In April we will be back in Lynn for the Black Excellence 5K. I ran this race in 2023 and it was well organized and a lot of fun.

In May we are off to Carson Beach in Boston for the Boston AAPI 5K. Not sure about parking, but we may want to work on a carpool for this one.

Registration for the Wicked Frosty Four and Great Stew Chase are open. I’m still waiting on the other race to open registration.

If you have any race suggestions for races June and later, please send your cards and letters!

Run well My Friends,