Week 4 – Horn Pond

Last week we had a good run, almost 30 people, up to Wakefield and around Lake Quannapowitt. This week we’ll be heading west, to Woburn and around Horn Pond. If you’re running short you may chose to join in at Water Stop 1 and run the middle part of the run, the more scenic section.

The run, as always, starts at Brueggers at 8AM. We’ll head south on Main Street to West Wyoming Ave. This will take you tpast Grimsby’s up Pond St to Spot Pond where you’ll go right past the Stone Zoo. When you get to Friendly’s keep going straight and follow past the on ramp to I-93 North along Park Street in Stoneham. At the next set of lights turn left onto Marble Street and take that over I-93 into Winchester. The first water stop will be at the corner of Eugene Street on the left after you pass I-93.

If you’re following the half distance you’ll turn around there and head back on Marble going straight through the lights at Park continuing on Marble. Crossing Main St in Stoneham the road will change to Summer St. Summer will take you to Franklin Street. Turn right on Franklin and follow that into Melrose all the way to Main Street in Melrose. Turn right on Main Street and head back to Brueggers.

For those running longer you’ll leave the water stop and continue on what is now Forest Street in Winchester. A long downhill will take you to a set of lights where the Gingerbread Construction Company is. Turn left there onto Washington Street. At your next set of lights you’ll turn right on Cross Street. Cross will take you into Woburn where you’ll eventually hit Rt-38, Main Street in Woburn. Turn right onto Main and cross over to the opposite side of the street. After a short distance you’ll turn left on Lake Ave. Lake takes you not to a lake but to a pond, Horn Pond. You’ll find a parking lot off Lake Street, here you’ll find water stop number 2.

After a break there you’ll run a loop of Horn Pond. There is a paved path leaving the lot. Follow the pavement hugging the lake. At the other end of the lake be sure not to wonder to the left into… I don’t even know where it goes… just follow the paved path to the top of the lake. The other side of the lake will bring you along a street back to Lake Ave. Turn left there and go back the way you came (Lake to Main to Cross to Washington and up Forest) back to Water Stop 1.

From this water stop you’ll trace the steps the shorter route runners already ran (see above) along Marble St to South St right on Franklin and right on Main and back to Brueggers.

This route has two water stop locations that are difficult for one person to manage so I’d like some help. Either a full time volunteer or a someone who will do the run from water stop 1. You can keep your car parked at Eugene and we’ll move some supplies into it before I move to Water Stop 2. Who can help me?

And who’s running? ROLL CALL!

23 Responses to “Week 4 – Horn Pond”

  1. Lauren Cossette says:

    In for most. My in-laws happen to live at mile 11 so I’ll be stopping there for breakfast. Mmmm. 🙂

  2. Leon Romprey says:

    Judi and IRIFTF.

  3. Jeanne boisseau says:

    I’m in for full, or most if it anyway!

  4. Kristen says:

    In for the half!

  5. Sue w says:

    I can leave my car at water stop 1 and run from there

  6. Jessi says:


  7. Courtney says:

    In for something depending on if I survive tonight’s wedding….. (Debateable)

  8. Sue Clough says:

    IFTF and I can leave my car at Water stop if Sue W doesnt. I’m going to start from there with Jojo, if she is done celebrating her birthday, run to Breuggers and then do the route. Thanks Jim

  9. Julie Galvin says:

    In for half +

  10. Joe Winslow says:


  11. Audrey H says:

    In for the full thx

  12. Maryanne Martin says:

    Thanks Jim. I am planning on the full unless a waft of something delicious from the GCC alters my course ; )

  13. Haecha Donnelly says:

    I’m in for something between 7-14miles! I’ll decide while I’m running. Thanks Jim!

  14. Donna says:

    It has been awhile….. Jo-Ann and I are in for the half.

  15. Thuy says:

    Heading to CO. Ran this morning…solo, so long, so hard without MRC SLR!

  16. Jackie Ecker says:

    In for the half this week. Bringing my friend Elaine again as well for the half.

  17. Bobby Serban says:

    In for the half maybe more

  18. Brian Walfield says:

    All I can say is i’m going to try to make it.
    Thanks Jim

  19. Jessica Crispin says:

    In for the half :).

  20. Jim Carson says:

    Ok, looks like there will be two cars (and two Sues) at WS1 to help out. Thanks and see you in the mornin!

  21. Joanne Piper says:

    In for as much as I can do. Long route I hope.

  22. Don Keren says:

    In for the full

  23. Dan Slattery says:

    IFCTF – to the water stop at Horn Pond and back. See you in the am 🙂

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