Wakefield Alliance Against Violence

September 9th, 2020

Just a quick update. I added the wrong race to our list by mistake.

The race for our series is the WAAV Racing to end Domestic Violence 5K. I added a link to a race in Maine. I’m sure they can use our support, but we like to keep support local where we can.

You can run this 5K anytime between October 1st and October 7th and it is of course a virtual race.

Registration is $30 and all runners will receive a Cooling Gaitor Face mask with logo. Register by October 1st and they will mail yours to you.

While a shirt is nice, a gaitor is extremely useful these days.

Racing to End Domestic Violence 5K 2020, virtual race

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year’s race will be virtual due to gathering restrictions.

The race is from 10/1-10/7. Run or walk your favorite 5k route and take a picture of yourself and your time/route once complete and post it to social media using the hashtag #racingtoenddomesticviolence

To sign up, go to the “Racing to end Domestic Violence” on the race list and donate $30. Every runner will receive a Cooling Gaitor Face mask with logo. For those who sign up before 10/1, masks can be picked up at the town hall in Wakefield during their business hours at the front desk from 9/28-9/30. For those who sign up after 10/1 we will email you and make arrangements for receipt of your mask.

All monies raised go toward our efforts of educating our community and assisting survivors.

Fall Racing Series Updates

August 27th, 2020

I have completed the September schedule and made some updates for October and November. December is still too far off to worry about.

Boston Marathon

Virtual Boston 2020

If you had a bib for Boston 2020 you can run the first Virtual Boston Marathon. We have several people signed up and they have been training all summer!

Let us know if you are running.

The virtual race can be run between September 7th and September 14th.

David Curley Memorial 5K

You can run this race between September 19th and 26th and registration is $25.

You could even run this race on our Tuesday Night Club Run.

If you haven’t heard, we meet in front of Melrose High at 7PM. We observe social distancing and masks are required. We go out in groups of two or three based on each runners pace.

Superhero 5K or 10K for Rett’s Roost

Race dates are September 18th through September 20th and registration is $25 for either race.

Wicked Half

Run this half for the wicked good price of only $25!

Race dates are September 25th through September 27th.

MelroseWakefield Healthcare Virtual Stride 5K

Show your support for the dedicated folks at Melrose-Wakefield Healthcare! Run the virtual 5K to show your real love.

Race dates are September 26th through September 27th and registration is $25.

BayState Marathon, Half and 5K

This is the last marathon in the 2020 Melrose Racing Series. You can also run the half or the 5K. Race date is October 18th.

Take your pick and register for $30! That’s a great price for a marathon or a half.

Race cancellations and high hopes

It looks like BlueCross BlueShield of MA cancelled The Island Run this year. The Malden Irish American cancelled their Labor Day weekend races also.

The Harborside Half and 5K have also been cancelled.

The Melrose Y still has the Spooky Sprint as a live event on October 31st.

Tuesday Night Club Runs

I know it’s hard to get out the door these days. My miles are way down and I still haven’t caught the bug for these virtual races.

Stop by Melrose High on Tuesday night at 7PM for some responsible running. And you get to hang out a bit and talk to people in person!

Just no post run beer drinking and definitely no pizza!