Thanks Lois, Liz, Jessie, and Elaine for helping the runners get through their miles.
As we move into week 8, those of you running a fall marathon or half are now halfway through the training program. We celebrate that with an 18 mile run for the marathoners and a 9 mile run for the half marathoners!
Starting from Brueggers, this week we’ll head up Main Street, bear right onto Green Street, and turn right onto the LynnFells Parkway. Follow that all the way up to Breakheart’s Saugus Entrance. There you will find water stop 1.
Run around the outer loop of Breakheart and return to the Saugus side’s parking lot for water stop 2.
Head back along the LynnFells Parkway towards Melrose. Running short, keep heading back to Green Street where you’ll take a left and run onto Main Street back to Brueggers. Running long, your run on the LynnFells will be shorter, as you turn right at the corner of Main Street in Saugus and continue running as it turns into Farm Street and heads to Wakefield High School where water stop 3 will be.
After that water stop you’ll continue on Farm Street to the end and turn right onto Water Street. Cross over and take a quick left onto Montrose Ave. Run the full length of Montrose to Rte 129, Salem Street in Wakefield. Turn left onto Salem Street and, as you move along make your way to the right side of the road. Salem will hit a fork, where Salem goes left and Lowell goes right, you want to bear right onto Lowell Street, which will take you up to the north end of Lake Quannapowitt. Turn left into the Comverse parking lot and look for water stop 4.
After that water stop continue through the Comverse parking lot to North Ave. Turn left onto North Ave and run up to the softball field and take a left on Church Street. This will take you to a church, where you want to turn right onto Common Street, along Wakefield Common. Common Street will run you into Main Street. Continue running on Main to Nick’s Pizza for water stop 5.
After that water stop all you have to do is run along Main Street back into Melrose to finish up your 18 miler!
Ok, that’s a lot of water stops. The good news is I’m home this weekend. The bad news is my car is in the shop. I’m looking for quite a bit of water stop help. I’ll supply the supplies, but I’ll need a few drivers to keep the runners hydrated. One car will be water stop 1/2, another car will be water stop 3. The first car can then move to the Comverse parking lot for water stop 4, and the other car can move from water stop 2 to Nick’s pizza for water stop 5. The timing for all this gets kind of tight so if a third car is available that would be great. So at least 2 volunteers would be helpful, 3 would be awesome.
Ok, Who’s in? Who’s helping? ROLL CALL!