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Mill Cities Relay

WCRC is a member of the Mill Cities Alliance and competes every December in the Mill Cities Relay – the running club championship of the Merrimack Valley. In 2017 the WCRC fielded 120 runners on 26 teams covering male and female team divisions from open (18+) to ancients (70+). Two hundred forty six teams from nineteen running clubs competed with the WCRC finishing in 2nd place overall with 128 combined points! Division winners were: Male Open (race winners, 1st place overall 2:23:30!); female masters; female veterans; male super veterans and co-ed super veterans. Co-ed open; male seniors and co-ed veterans finished 2nd in their respective division and several other teams had a strong showing in helping the WCRC hold off the Somerville Road Runners and secure 2nd place overall and another top 3 finish for an amazing 31 out of 34 years of competing at Mill Cities Relay!

ALL teams from ALL competing clubs are posted on http://millcitiesrelay.com

2021 Race Information

The Mill Cities Relay will be run on Sunday December 5, 2021 . This is the Running Club Championship of the Merrimack Valley: a relay team race open to invited “mill cities” clubs only (including the Winners Circle Running Club). The Mill Cities Relay is an “all hands on deck” event for the club. All WCRC club members are encouraged to participate. There is NO LIMIT to the number of WCRC relay teams. There is NO COST for WCRC members who participate (the club pays all race fees). EVERYONE has a good time!  Check out the past results (http://millcitiesrelay.com), you’ll see that WCRC has been an important “player” at Mill Cities for many years.

The five relay legs are 5.4, 4.75, 2.5, 9.5, and 4.75 miles. You can check out the course maps at http://millcitiesrelay.com. The course follows the river and all of the legs are relatively fast. There are some minor ups and downs, but there are no mountains between Nashua and Lawrence. There are men’s, women’s, and mixed teams in 18+, 30+, 40+, 50+, 60+, and 70+ age divisions (NOTE THE NEW 30+ DIVISION!!!). The relay starts at 8:00 AM. The racing is wrapped up by noon, but there is a great multi-club post-race runners party at the Claddagh Pub at the finish line in Lawrence that makes it worth staying into the afternoon if you can.

The WCRC Team Coordinator (Scarlette Smith) is in charge of organizing the WCRC teams. If you would like to participate on a WCRC team at Mill Cities, send the following information to the team coordinator DON’T BE SHY, VOLUNTEER TO RUN FOR THE CLUB. IF YOU SUBMIT YOUR NAME YOU WILL BE PUT ON A TEAM – NO ONE GETS LEFT OUT.





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PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THE CLUB PAYS YOUR ENTRY FEE ($20 PER PERSON), BUT IN RETURN IT IS EXPECTED THAT YOU ARE RUNNING FOR THE CLUB. Scarlette has the task of organizing 100+ runners into 20+ teams and they need to be free to place individuals into spots that will maximize the club’s overall scoring.

For more information, or to get your name on the list today, contact wcrcteams@runthecircle.org.