Week 3 – Wakefield and Lake Q

Last week we braved the humidity and the rain to get through a very wet Sunday Long Run. About 10 people headed out a little early to get a head start. Over 20 more followed behind them on their way out to Spot Pond. While we missed most of the heavy downpours, nobody finished the run with a dry spot on them. The good news is there is no rain in the Sunday forecast. The bad news… I just got back from Alabama and its much hotter and humid here!

The route this week will bring us to Wakefield, with a loop around Lake Quannapowitt for the long run. The run will start from Brueggers at 8, although people can start earlier to target reaching the first water stop at 8:20 if they prefer.

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The run will begin heading north on Main Street, continuing straight into Wakefield to a water stop at the intersection of Main Street, North Ave, and Nahant St where you’ll find Dunkin Donuts and Jiffy Lube. The water stop will be on the right side in the Nick’s Pizza parking lot.

After the water stop the half route will turn around and head back to Melrose to complete the run. The full route will continue up Main Street, through Wakefield Center, up to Lake Quannapowitt. Stay to the right to run along the east side of Lake Quannapowitt, turning left at Rte 129, and left onto Quannapowitt Parkway. Follow through the parking lot across to North Ave, taking a right there. You’ll reach a softball field after which you’ll turn left onto Church Street, which will bring you to a church. Across from the church is Common Street, where Wakefield Common is. Common Street will merge onto Main Street which will bring you back to Nick’s Pizza for another water stop.

When you’re hydrated up, follow Main Street back to Melrose, back to Brueggers, to complete your run.

I’ll handle the water stop, you handle the running, who’s in? Roll Call!

34 Responses to “Week 3 – Wakefield and Lake Q”

  1. Regina Curran says:


    In for the full please. Im going to start a little earlier with Mary but will see you at Nicks! Thanks Jim

  2. Mookie Betts says:

    In for the full. Thanks 🙂

  3. Dave Bryson says:

    I’m in for the half.

  4. Marianne C says:

    I’ll be running the full, see you tomorrow, thanks!

  5. Judith Dolan says:

    Thanks Jim. In for the half.

  6. Judi Chiavetta says:


  7. Megin Hemmerling says:

    Half, please. Thanks Jim!

  8. Haecha Donnelly says:

    Hi Jim,
    I’m in for some of the half! (Ankle issues)


  9. Liz hecht says:

    In for the half,

  10. Lee says:

    IFTF. TYJC et al…

  11. Matt K says:

    IFTF. Thanks!

  12. Cynthia Berger says:

    I’m running the half

  13. Andrea Twomey says:


  14. Andrea Twomey says:

    I’m in for the full

  15. Ashley says:

    IFTF and my little sister is going to tag along with you for water support Jim!

  16. Bobby Taylor says:

    I’m in for the full and Kristi is in for the half.
    Thanks Jim!!

  17. Tara Beardsley says:

    Maybe ifth or full…

  18. Joe Terranova says:

    At least half/likely full. Thanks Jim!

  19. Audrey H says:

    In for the half. Thank you!

  20. Valerie Smith says:

    I am in for the half thank you

  21. Amy Giuliano says:

    In for the half, thank you!

  22. Rachel says:

    IFTF… thanks,Jim!

  23. Brendan L says:


  24. Audrey Recupero says:

    In for the full- thank you!

  25. Diana Mirabello says:


  26. John Bradley says:

    I’m in, just not sure which one I’m going to run – gametime decision.

  27. Gillian Taglieri says:

    IFTF. Thanks!!

  28. andy nagelin says:

    IFTF. Thanks Jim.

  29. Mary O'Connell says:

    In for full. Leaving early with Regina.

  30. Jessica says:

    Christina and I are in for the half and a little more. Thank you.

  31. Sheree awheeler says:


  32. Oscar Dirks says:

    See you at 8 IFTF

  33. Amanda says:

    Full please ????????

  34. Brendan says:

    2 of us in.

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