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Boston Training Long Runs

Seven 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.

All WCRC members welcome – even if you’re not running Boston.

Seven dates – every other week through winter. Each host, at their discretion, can choose to host their run on Saturday or Sunday. The days and dates will be adjusted accordingly and posted here as each hosted run approaches. All times are 9:00 a.m., the historical choice to start each run. Times are also subject to change at the discretion of each host.

We need hosts for this year’s training runs. Amanda Burnham and Ryan Wilcox will be coordinating this year’s training runs. If you are interested in hosting a training run on any of the dates listed below please send either of them an email: amandacolby@hotmail.com or ryanw223@gmail.com


Dates and recommended distances for Boston build-up:

Date Miles
Host(s) Location Contact
January 4 at 9:00 a.m. 10-12 WCRC Winner’s Circle Sports Bar, 211 Elm Street, Salisbury MA
January 18 at 9:00 a.m. 12-14 Tom and Vicki Miller Durham, NH
February 1 at 9:00 a.m. 14-16  Jim Bailey Amesbury, MA
February 15 at 9:00 a.m. 14-16  Bob Kennedy Durham, NH
February 29 at 9:00 a.m. 16-18 Richard and Cindy Collins Cape Neddick. ME
Sunday March 15 at 10:00 a.m.    30K  David Labrode  Run to the Beach 30K RTB 30K Info Page
March 28 at 9:00 a.m.  20-22

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. Contact info will be posted prior to each run.

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.

A map for the run on March 15:


The route is 18.6 miles with a significant number of hills.  The only option to make it shorter is to park somewhere along the course and run east from there.