Week 12 – Hopkinton to Boston (College)

Let the planning for the 2017 Hopkinton to Boston College Training Run begin!

The run is this Sunday, March 26th, meeting at Brueggers at 6:45AM, leaving promptly at 7AM, arriving in Hopkinton around 8AM, finishing in Boston between 11AM and 1PM.

We have 41 people in for the trip, 31 of them running!  There are 8 dedicated drivers and 3 pairs of half distance runners.

Tonight I will create and post the plan for the run. Any changes after this will be highly frowned upon. If you know anyone that thinks they’re running/coming and you don’t see their name below, please reach out to them and tell them this is the last call.

Tomorrow look here for the SLR Road Trip Plan.

The general concept is several cars drive all the runners to Hopkinton. We stop at gas stations right off the highway before starting to run. We meet at the start line, take a quick picture, and start the run. One volunteer will support the lead pack, one supports the trail pack, the others leap frog from stop to stop to support the entire run. One car will collect all the post-run parents and head to the finish ahead of all the runners. Runners can walk over to Dunkin Donuts, to change. I also hear that some people have used the BC gym to change, but I’m not sure how that works. In the past there was a finish picture at Boston College but lately the runs have been cold and the lead runners will not be asked to wait for the trail runners.

We will be heading to the Melrose KofC upstairs bar at about 1PM for a Taper Time Pasta Party with food from Comella’s . I’ll collect $10 per person to cover the cost of food. Beverages will be available at the bar. I count 25 people interested. If you are interested in attending and don’t see an * next to your name, let me know.

(1) Ashley DeAcetis [5 seats]
(2) Courtney Koschei[4 seats]
(3) Erin [4 seats]
(4) Hank Murphy [4 seats] *
(5) Jim Carson [4 seats] *
(6) Matt Sazama [4 seats] *
(7) Tom Gorman [4 seats] *
(8) Ray and Stan’s friend [3 seats]

Full Runners:
(9) Ali Hawes *
(10) Bethany Mayo *
(11) Brendan Ring [6 seats]
(12) Brian Walfield
(13) Carly Rose
(14) Chris Hancock
(15) Dan Slattery *
(16) Gail Severt *
(17) Heather Lane
(18) Johan
(19) Judi Chiavetta*
(20) Katie Sinnott*
(21) Marianne Chmielewski *
(22) Mary O’Connell
(23) Matt Kerton *
(24) Paul Whitelam
(25) Ray Brady
(26) Sheree Wheeler *
(27) Stan LeFave

Half Runners:
(28) Christina DiCalogero *
(29) Donna [5 seats] *
(30) Freddi Pare
(31) Jen Bresnahan *
(32) Jen Dodge [5 seats] *
(33) Jessi [7 seats]
(34) Jessica Crispin *
(35) Julie Galvin [5 seats] *
(36) Lee Romprey *
(37) Michelle DeAngelo *
(38) Mike McLaughlin
(39) Regina Curran *
(40) Tracy Hamlin *

(41) Kenny

People: 41 (there are a few people that voiced their desire but haven’t posted here. It only counts if its in print here!)
Seats: 42+ (I’ll figure out how many and which cars are coming later in the week)
* Pasta Party: 25 (Make sure you let me know if you want to come, I’m guessing on some responses)

Thanks to the volunteers!

37 Responses to “Week 12 – Hopkinton to Boston (College)”

  1. Matt Kerton says:

    Hi Jim, I want to run the full route and would be in for the “Taper Time Pasta Party”. Thanks for coordinating this training run!

  2. Ali Hawes says:

    Thank you for coordinating all of this! I am in for the full run and the Taper Pasta Party.

  3. Dan Slattery says:

    Hello Jim. I’m in for the full and post pasta party 🙂
    Thank you to all of the volunteers and drivers!!

  4. Chris Hancock says:

    I’m in for the full and trying to talk Dave Penn and Shawn Conway into coming as half driver/runners.

  5. Donna L says:

    Hi I can drive and would like to run the half. My car can fit 4 plus me, or I can take our Explorer that will fit 6 plus me if needed. The pasta party sounds fun – count me in!

  6. Michele DeAngelo says:

    Hi JIM,
    I’m in for the half and the post festivities..
    Thank you for coordinating and to all the drivers…
    Appreciate your support…

  7. Brian Walfield says:

    Thank you Jim and everyone driving!!!!!!!
    I’m in for the full. Freddi would like to run the 1st half. She can drive the second half and her car is available if needed. It will hold 3 in addition to me and Freddi.

  8. Jessi says:

    Hey Jim!!! My car fits 6 plus me!! Would love to run half if possible but not necessary!!

  9. Brendan Ring says:


    Was hoping I could join the Melrose Club run this Sunday. If there is room, I’d like to do the full run. I can offer up my car which has an extra row and could fit 6-7 passengers.


  10. Heather Lane says:

    Hi Jim. I’d like to do the full run please. I really appreciate all the time and effort that goes into planning this super important run. Thank you so so very much.

  11. Mary O'Connell says:

    Hi Jim,
    I am in for the full run. My husband can drive if you need him and we have a car that can accommodate 5. Thank you!,

  12. Marianne Chmielewski says:

    Hi Jim,

    I am in for the full run and the pasta party after. Thanks so much for organizing and answering my billion questions!

  13. Johan says:

    I’m in for the full. Erin, my wife, would like to drive (4 seats). Thanks so much for organizing this. Should be fun.

  14. Ashley DeAcetis says:

    Hi Jim – no run for me but can volunteer wherever needed! Car can fit 4 plus me ????

  15. Judi Chiavetta says:

    I’m in for the whole shebang!! Thanks!

  16. Katie Sinnott says:

    I, like Judi, am in for the whole shebang and shenanigans, and tomfoolery.

  17. Courtney Koschei says:

    Hi there! I will be driving but not attending the lunch after. See you guys Sunday!

  18. Carly Rose says:

    I’m planning on running the entire route!

  19. Gail Severt says:

    I am running the full and will attend the pasta party after. Big thanks to all the volunteers especially Jim for taking care of all the arrangements.

  20. Julie Galvin says:

    Hi – I’m planning on driving. May have full car (5, including me) – trying to coordinate with a few others. Will let you know as plans come together. I’ll be attending lunch. Thanks, Jim

  21. Michele DeAngelo says:

    Hi JIM,
    I’m I for the half.. you put me down for the full.,


  22. Paul Whitelam says:

    Hi Jim – would love to join you for the full.

    Thanks as always to you and your sterling band of volunteers!


  23. Sheree Wheeler says:

    Hi Jim.

    I am in for the full. I will not be able to make the pasta party. I appreciate all you do and all your advice!!

  24. Regina Curran says:

    Hi Jim

    Hoping to run the half. I am going to drive with Julie and will attend the lunch too. Thank you Jim

  25. Matt Sazama says:

    Hi Jim. No running for me, but can drive (3 seats) & take photos. Can bring either a small SUV or mid-size pick-up truck in case you need someone to carry extra stuff.

    I can either bring people to Hopkinton & back to Melrose, or meet everyone in Hopkinton.

    Count me in for the lunch, too.


  26. Jessica Crispin says:

    Hi Jim. Christina and I plan to run the short route. Preferably the first half. We are planning to drivevwith Julie if that works out ok for your plan. We are also in for lunch. Thank you

  27. Mary O'Connell says:

    i have a change of plans. My husband cannot drive and I am joining Julie Galvin’s group to make 5. I will be at lunch. Thank you!

  28. Carly Rose says:

    A huge thank you to all for making his happen!!!

  29. Lee Romprey says:

    Hi Jim, can you please add me for the 1/2 plus. I’m also in for lunch. Thank you.

  30. Sheree Wheeler says:

    I will be attending lunch after the run Sunday!

  31. Stan Lefave says:

    Hi Jim the logistics genius of the MRC myself and ray Brady have a ride see you Sunday thanks for all you do and put me in for some tomfoolery good one Kate

  32. Jen Bresnahan says:

    Hi Jim…Bethany is in for the full and pasta party. Tracy is in for half the run and a maybe for pasta. Me and jen dodge are in for the half and pasta. Jen dodge will drive (and split driving with me) and there is room for 3 more people in her car (me, jen d and 3 others). Thank you so much for all of your work organizing this!

  33. Michele DeAngelo says:

    I’m in for the post festivities…

  34. Mike McLaughlin says:

    Can you put me down for the half plus. Looking to do about 13-15. Also in for lunch after. Thank you for everything.

  35. Heather Lane says:

    Jim, if it’s not too late, can you please also add me for pasta. If it’s too late, no worries! Thank you.

  36. Amanda says:

    Hey Jim!! I was gonna see if it was possible to tag along…if it’s too late no worries I totally understand!!??

  37. Jim says:

    Heather is in for Pasta.
    Amanda is in for the run.

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