Week 12 – On THE course – The Plan, version 1

Are we all excited to get our legs moving along THE course of all courses?

So, here’s the plan, or at least version 1 of the plan. Let me say upfront that I am not able to give you the Jim Carson level of service. I may not have an opportunity to do all kinds of fancy handouts like Jim does, but, if I do, you’ll all be the first to know.

Everyone should arrive at the parking lot behind Bruegger’s at 6:45a.m. this Sunday morning. The caravan of vehicles will be leaving the parking lot by 7a.m.

We have 6 vehicles right now, which gives us a few empty seats to play around with should anyone show up at the last minute.  Car assignments are below, but one note – Joe W. needs to speed back to Melrose when he is finished with his run. He’ll be riding with Catherine. If you want to ride back with Catherine and  Joe on the earlier side, you need to keep him in your sights along the course and be ready to go (which means making sure your dry clothes are put in Catherine’s car at the very start).

Car Assignments:

Car 1: Derek and Lisa’s van

Driver – Derek or Lisa, passengers – Tom G., Bill O., and Don K.

Car 2: Liz’s Subaru

Diver – Liz (and Carol while Liz is running), passengers – Sue C., Audrey,

Car 3: Sue W.’s vehicle

Driver – Ginny R., passengers – Sue W., Carol C., Dorota, and Michele D.

Car 4: Ed’s Minivan

Drivers – Ed and Jen D. will swap off duties, passengers Jen D., Judi C., Katie S. and Alicia F. (Jen will start the run in Hopkinton and Ed will decide where he wants to jump in to finish at BC)

Car 5: Brian W.’s Minivan

Drivers – Brian and Lois/Lisa, passengers – Tim P., Jose, Christina A.

Car 6: Catherine”s car

Driver – Catherine, passengers for the ride to Hopkinton – Michele, Joe W. and Chris H. THIS CAR WILL LEAVE EARLY FROM BC.

Again, cars will be leaving the parking lot at 7 a.m. Be there or be… running your miles in Melrose while the rest of us are on a grand adventure in Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton and Chestnut Hill.

The Route:


Please take a look and know where you’re going. It is a very simple course with one major turn at the Boston Fire Station, however… we have had runners miss the turn. I don’t want anyone to add any extra miles due to stepping off course. So please, if you’re worried, study the map and at each waterstop ask about what you need to know to get to the next waterstop.

Waterstop Locations:

We will be using the same waterstop locations as last year. I’ll have some handouts on Sunday morning, but if you want to see them, look at the blog entry for last year – Jim supplied location and pictures.

Post your questions, special flavor of Gatorade/Powerade requests, and anything else you have to say here (that is acceptable to post, of course).

I’ll update as needed. If there are no updates, I’ll see you all bright and early on Sunday morning.


13 Responses to “Week 12 – On THE course – The Plan, version 1”

  1. Chris Hancock says:

    Thanks! My family also thanks you for putting me in the early car.

  2. Judi Chiavetta says:

    You’re amazing Lois! I know this is no easy feat to organize and your efforts are greatly appreciated. Jim would be proud πŸ™‚ See you all Sunday!!

  3. Dorota Bulik says:

    Thanks so much Lois πŸ˜€ looking forward!
    Are we going to celebrate?

  4. Audrey Paradis says:

    You are a rockstar Lois!! Thank you for all your hard work putting this all together!! Much appreciated!! See you all bright and early πŸ™‚

  5. Jose Viveiros says:

    Thanks Lois for organizing, great plan. if we still have sneaker bars and pretzels in the cars it be perfect. (rice w/ Ketchup & olive oil is optional :-)). It will be a lot of fun as always. see you all.

  6. Carol Carstensen says:

    Thanks for organizing Lois! Liz, do you know when and how far you want to run? I would like to get in anywhere between 10-15 and I really don’t care if it is at the beginning or end.

  7. Sue Worrall says:

    Lois, thanks for organizing!

  8. Dan Slattery says:

    Great work Lois! Looks like I’ll be running to Hopkinton as well (posted to the affirmative on 3/17) πŸ™ . Kidding (I hope πŸ™‚ ) see you in the am!

  9. Sue Worrall says:

    Dorota, I’m going to celebrate!

  10. Lois Parker Carmona says:

    Oops, Dan. I put you in Ed’s van on paper, but forgot to add you. sorry. πŸ™‚

  11. Bill Ozaslan says:

    Thanks Lois and others driving and/or running. Looking forward to one more run before one more snow. See you all in the morning.

  12. Michelle Palmer says:

    Good luck everyone! I wish I could’ve done my 22 with you!!

  13. Bill Ozaslan says:

    Not to insert a conclusive period or anything on this grand support system of running fellowship, but when I drove through the course today I couldn’t believe that you guys were available at the crucial locations at the right time. Kudos and thank you all.

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