Posted by Andrew Nagelin on June 09, 2021 at 19:38:


Now that the CDC, Massachusetts and even Cambridge have lifted their COVID restrictions, running is getting back to normal.

Some races have limited the number of runners, may require masks at the start of the race and prices seem to have jumped!

I may have gotten too used to $15 virtual 5Ks. Trying to find a 5K for less than $25 is challenging and $30-40 seems like the range. I’ve seen a few higher than that.

Until the restrictions were lifted, I wasn’t comfortable adding in-person races. Now that authorities are in agreement that we have made substantial progress in the right direction, I will be adding in-person races. They are about all that is available now.

Since we are well into June I only added the Stepping Stones for Stella 5K on June 20th.

I’m looking for a 4th of July race. Lynnfield Athletics has not posted any info yet. Let me know if you have an email from them. Boxford seems too far away for most people – but let me know.

The Stone Zoo continues their series with the Run Wilder 5K and 10K which is a virtual race that you can run any time in July.

For August I added the Black Excellence 5K on the 14th. Many of us ran the virtual version last year.

Nothing for September yet.

In October run the Stone Zoo’s virtual Run Wildest 5K, 10K or Half any time during the month.

Also in October we have the Gold Star 5K and 10K races in Saugus on October 16th.

For November I’ve added the DAV 5K on November 6th. This event raises money to support Veterans and registration is $40, for now.

I’ll be adding more races but wanted to let you know where we are so far.

Run well My Friends!


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