Week 12 – Please Respond. Drivers Wanted. Runner Info Needed.

It’s time to start organizing next week’s 22 mile Hopkinton to Boston College run.

Wanted: Drivers – Qualifications include a valid Drivers License, a free Sunday (3/25), ability to pour water and Gatorade and hand to a runner. Must be capable of arriving at Brueggers at 6:45am, follow direction, and be available to at least 2pm. Payment will be in smiles, hugs, and deep appreciation from weary runners. Please indicate your desire to volunteer and the number of seats in your car (including your drivers). By Thursday I’ll notify you whether you’ve been accepted.

Response Required – Runners interested in running a portion or the entire 22 mile route, please respond and tell me how many miles you are interested in running and your approximate time you expect your run to take.
Please indicate whether you are interested in being part of an early bird start, we haven’t done this in the past, and I am not committing to actually doing it because it can make water stops harder to coordinate, so I’m toying with the idea to try to get people to the finish in a tighter time period.
The cost of the run is still a minimum of $2, or $2/Gu you plan on eating. Please indicate how many Gu you will need so I bring enough for everyone. If you don’t ask for Gu, please be aware runners behind you may be expecting that Gu you see so don’t have more than one Gu.
Note, in case there is more runners than car seats, preference will be given to runners that regular attend the SLR. Runners should also bring a few dollars for their driver, they’ll be driving well over 50 miles and paying tolls to help you run.
After the run we will be heading upstairs to the Knights of Columbus for a celebratory lunch. If interested I’ll be collecting $10 per person join in on the party. The bar will be open for cash purchases as well.

Please respond before Tuesday Night. Wednesday we’ll start putting together the plan!

39 Responses to “Week 12 – Please Respond. Drivers Wanted. Runner Info Needed.”

  1. Cynthia Berger says:

    I’m planning on running the whole 22. It will probably take me about 4 hours. No gu for me

  2. Dan Slattery says:

    Hello Jim. I’m in for the full, 2-3 Gu’s, call it 3 1/2+ hours, and yes on pasta feat 🙂

  3. Liz hecht says:

    In for the half, I’m on call at 12 or I would volunteer to drive

  4. Roy Mounier says:

    I am in the for the full 22, 2 Gu’s for me. Planning on 3 hours with water stops.

    Also yes on paste fest to recover.

  5. Jeff Rushton says:

    I am in for the full…shooting for 3:15 to 3:30. No gu’s for me. Thank you!

  6. Ron Bushy says:

    18 ish at a casual/non Hardo pace / 12 Swedish fish please

  7. Sheree says:

    I am available to drive.

    I have a durango and can take 4 runners comfortable or up to 6 runners with the 3rd row.

  8. Courtney K says:

    18ish with Raaaab please (maybe first water stop to BC?). No GU. Probably 3ish hours. Thanks!

  9. Johan says:

    I’m in for the full. 3 hours. Will have my own gels.

  10. Carly Rose says:

    I’m in for the full 3 1/2 hours and no Gu for me. Thank you!!

  11. Katie Sinnott says:

    In for the full or darn near close to it. Proabably 3:30 ish. Likely 1 to 2 gu…and 14.25 Sweedish fish.

  12. Lois says:

    I’ll be a driver. CRV. Room for 3 (or 4 if they squish) runners who like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain and are into yoga.

  13. Nicole says:

    I’m in for the full— I’ll have my own gu.

  14. Jenny Boshco says:

    I’ll be running the 22, along with my friend Deb Reppucci (from the Mystics). I’ll hopefully take about 3 hours or so and she will be 3:30-ish. We will bring our own GU’s. Thank you!! 🙂

  15. Rachel Bandi says:

    On the fence for doing the full 22 or just 20. No Gu’s… Yes to jelly beans (pink and red!). Probably running in the 3+ to 3.5 hour range.

    And yes to pasta afterwards. Will need to check with the fam to see if they want to join afterwards (in which case we’ll throw in extra $ for the food).

  16. Thuy Dang says:

    Full plz. 4:30-5 hr. early start will be great if possible. no gu and no lunch.
    thank you Jim and volunteers!

  17. Mary O'Connell says:

    In for the full. 4-1/2 – 5 hrs. Early start. No GU and no lunch.

  18. Courtney K says:

    False alarm! – will not be making it. Thanks to Jim and all the drivers!!

  19. Ron Bushy says:

    Annnnd i’m also not making it. Thanks Jim n driver crew.

  20. I am in for the full 22. Somewhere around 3 hours. I can bring my own GUs. No lunch for me.

  21. Lee says:

    Hi Jim, I’m in for most. Preferably running to BC from the first water stop if that’s possible. I’ll probably finish with the 3:30ish group. 2 GU’s should do it and I’ll bring extra $$$ for gas, mileage, tax, Carson fee’s etc…

    Count me in for the post run spread as well. Huge thanks to you and all volunteers !!!

  22. Paul Whitelam says:

    Hi Jim, In for the whole enchilada please. Running it in about 2:45 with my own horde of gels ‘n’ stuff. Thanks to you and all amazing volunteers!

  23. Don Keren says:

    id like to run the whole 22

  24. John E says:

    Hi Jim- thanks so much for organizing. I’m in for 22, plan on carrying my own Gu, and will be in done in 2:45ish.

  25. Matt Sazama says:

    Driver/photographer here. Subaru Outback wagon seats 3 (4 in a pinch). Can pick up runners in Melrose & deliver to Hopkinton if needed.

  26. andy nagelin says:

    IFTF or until my legs fall off!

  27. andy nagelin says:

    And put me down for brunch ‘n brews.

  28. Audrey Paradis says:

    I’m in as a driver! Like Lois, I also have a CRV and can fit 3 comfortably and 4 if needed. I will make sure to have some good tunes ready to go!

  29. Michael McLaughlin says:

    I’m in for about 16 to the Newton/Wellesley line. About 2-2:15. Thanks

  30. Michael McLaughlin says:

    Sorry no gels or lunch.

  31. Jessica Crispin says:

    Hi Jim. Christina and I are in for 20 miles. I think it will take us 4.5 to 5 hours to run. 2 gus please. We can not make the lunch. Thank you.

  32. Don Keren says:

    Change in plans, I wont be participating

  33. Brian Walfield says:

    Hi Jim,
    I’d love to run most or all of the route. Freddi would like to run part of the course. If that can happen… great!!!! If you need another driver I can drive instead. Its not life threatening if I don’t get to run. I have my CRV. Holds 5 total.
    Thank you so much for all that you do!!

  34. Ashley DeAcetis says:

    Hi Jim! I’m in for 17!! Thanks!

  35. Judi Chiavetta says:

    In for the full at @ 3:15 to 3:30 If knee holds up. No Gu or pasta for me. ???? Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!

  36. Nicole jacob says:

    It’ll take me almost 3 hrs

  37. Amanda says:

    If there’s room, I’ll join the full!! No thank you on the “GU” THANK YOU THANK YOU ???????? A MILLION!!!!!

  38. Jessi Marquardt says:

    I’m late, so sorry Jim!! I would love to run 20 miles. And I’ll bring my own GU. Thank you so much for putting this all together!!

  39. Melissa Rinaldi says:

    I’m very late responding – not sure if there’s room but I’m in. If I don’t hear back I’ll show up in my own car at bruegger’s at 7a and do an out/back in/out of Hopkinton 🙂 I don’t know where I’m going – a first for me but my marathon is in mid-May so I could do a smaller distance too


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