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Boston Training Long Runs

Boston Training Run in Merrimack 2102

Boston Training Run in Merrimack 2102

Eight runs of increasing distance will be held at 2 week intervals, spanning the Boston training timeframe. To make sure you don’t get bored, each run will be hosted by different WCRC members at different locations in the WCRC kingdom (MA, NH, ME). All WCRC members are invited to participate, whether or not you are running Boston. Shorter courses will also be designed for each session for those not interested in marathon distances.

If you are interested in hosting a run from your house, contact Mike McCormick at mamcc12@gmail.com for details. The chart below shows the open dates.

All WCRC members welcome – even if you’re not running Boston.
Eight dates – every other week through winter.



Dates and recommended distances for Boston build-up:

Date Dist Host(s) Location Contact
December 20 10-12 Mike McCormick / WCRC Winner’s Circle Sports Bar, 211 Elm Street, Salisbury MA mamcc12@gmail.com
January 4 12-14 Bob Kennedy and Sinthy Kounlasa 18 Riverview Road, Durham, NH osprey02554@yahoo.com
January 18 14-16 Kim and Derek Coppinger 144 State St. Newburyport, MA
February 1 16-18 Tom Galvin Newburyport, MA
February 15 16-18 Michelle Zoeller Hampton, NH
March 1 18-20 Dave and Maureen Carroll Newburyport, MA mdcarroll90@gmail.com
March 15 18-20 Run to the Beach 30K Haverhill to Newburyport, MA ickylabrode@verizon.net
March 29 20-22 Vicki and Tom Miller 143 Durham Point Rd., Durham, NH vickim@xenia.unh.edu

If you intend to participate on a specific date, please contact the host during the week before so that they can get a rough head count for planning purposes.

The pace will vary with ability. Runs set up for training, not racing. Hopefully we will have a good idea of who will be coming and intended paces so everyone has someone to run with the whole way.


The first WCRC Boston Training Long Run (10-12 miles) will be at the Winner’s Circle Sports Bar in Salisbury, MA on Saturday, December 20 starting at 9:30 AM, hosted by WCRC (note the slightly later start time, since we’ll all be staying up that night at the WCRC Christmas Party). If you plan on participating, please contact Mike McCormick at mamcc12@gmail.com to assist in planning. Also, please consider bringing a post-run snack to share.

Map for the 10.5 mile loop

Map for the 12 mile loop

6 Mile loop is out to the Maudslay water fountain and back (follows first part of both mapped loops).

Contact Mike McCormick for more information at mamcc12@gmail.com.