Posts Tagged ‘running’

MRC Racing Series Updates

Friday, May 19th, 2017

MRC Racing Series Continues

We had a hiccup in May when the Twin Lights Half Marathon was cancelled due to weather. The race was insured so everyone should have received their registration fee back. We missed out on a great race, but you can use that money for the next race.

Melrose Firefighter’s 5K

mrc racing series, melrose running clubThe Melrose Firefighter’s 5K takes place on June 18th at 9:30AM. Kid’s race is at 9AM. Conveniently located at the Melrose Common, we hope to have a large club turn put.

If you are new to the club and would like to run a 5K, this is your chance! There will be plenty of purple shirts around to provide support and help you have a great first 5K race.

The Melrose Firefighters have partnered with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation this year.

The temperature in June is usually comfortable for running, so don’t miss your chance to support two good causes, run a great race and enjoy some great weather.

Registration is still $25 and race shirts are guaranteed for the first 300 runners to register.

Run well my Friends!


April Fools 4 Mile Road Race

Friday, March 17th, 2017

WCRC 36th Annual April Fools 4 Mile Road Race
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Race number four in the MRC Racing Series is a four mile race, no foolin!

We usually have a pretty good sized group of MRC runners turn out each year for this race. I’ve run The Four five times.

Often there are snow banks and one year it snowed during the race.

This is an out and back USATF certified course. It is also essentially flat.April Fools 4 miler, April fool's

I like running back after the turn around. When you are running down Vic Lin Drive you can see everyone in front of you and everyone behind you. It’s fun to give a wave of encouragement when you see ┬ásomeone you know.

Getting a wave or a shout out is fun also.

It can get a little crowded at the turn, but for most of the race you will have plenty of room.

This year Ipswich Brewery is the beverage sponsor. I’m pretty sure Smuttynose has been the sponsor for the past five years. While I’ll miss my Finest Kind IPA, I’m sure Ipswich will be serving up some tasty brews for us.

Like all races, we encourage car pooling and a wicked good time!

You’d be a fool to miss the April Fool’s 4 Miler!