Week 7 – The Old Melrose Half Marathon Route

Last week we had a hot and humid 16 miler that took the winds out of some people’s sails, so the goal this week is to regroup and get some quality miles back under your feet. We’ll be heading out onto what used to be the Melrose Law Enforcement Half which eventually became Boston’s Run to Remember.

The route will start up Main Street, turning left on Melrose Street and a left again on to the LynnFells Parkway. Here you’ll cross what was the starting line of the Melrose Half in front of Melrose High School. If you’re running short you’ll continue on the LynnFells Parkway. If you’re running long you’ll fo a lap of the neighborhood along Ell Pond. Turn left on Tremont, left on Lake, left on West Emerson, left on Main, left on Melrose, and left again on the LynnFells Parkway. This time continue on along the LynnFells Parkway. You’ll find a water stop at Grimsby’s.

After the water stop continue on the LynnFells Parkway and onto the Fellsway East. This will take you through a few hills and into Medford. Turn right onto Highland Avenue and head towards Spot Pond. Stop at a water stop at the far end of Highland Ave.

After that stop, if you’re running short stay right to the front side of Spot Pond. Turn right on Pond and head past Grimsby’s onto West Wyoming. This will bring you to Main where you turn left and finish.

After that stop, if you’re running long stay left to run the back side of Spot Pond. That’s Elm Street, to a right onto Main Street (Rt 28). Run under I93, then run over I93, then turn into a parking lot on the Friendly’s side of Spot Pond. There will be a water stop there for you. After that stop continue running around the pond, past the Stone Zoo and onto Woodland towards the Flynn Rink. At the rotary head over to Highland back to the water stop there.

After that water stop, turn left off of Highland onto East Border Road. You’ll come to a set of lights where you turn left back onto the Fellsway East back the water stop at Grimsby’s. Continue onto the LynnFells Parkway, up past Melrose High School where, if this were the Law Enforcement Half, you would be done, but it isn’t, so you’re not. Keep going up to a right onto Melrose Street, and a right on Main. Follow Main back to Brueggers to finish up your run.

As far as the water stops go, I’ll be doing college drop off in Biddeford, Maine Sunday Morning, so I’m passing my organizational duties to the fabulous Lois Parker Carmona. You’ll be more than fine in her hands. I believe Liz will help her, and Jessi’s car will serve as the water stop at Straw Point. There may be others pitching in here and there if needed but I think that should cover it. Have a great run this week!

Ok, who’s in? ROLL CALL!

30 Responses to “Week 7 – The Old Melrose Half Marathon Route”

  1. Denise Judware says:

    In for the full. Lois, if you need additional help let me know. Thank you.

  2. Jackie Ecker says:

    In for the half. See you soon

  3. Regina Curran says:

    In for the half please Jim, thank you

  4. Jessi says:

    I’ll be parking my car at straw point unlocked with everything in the trunk. I’ll be running from there in the morning to Brueggers and doing a total of 20…yay!!!!

  5. Paul Locke says:

    Duncan, Lynda & I are in for the half! Thanks Lois!!!

  6. Audrey H says:

    In for the half. Thank you Lois and Jim!

  7. Lauren Cossette says:

    On vacation this week so I did a lonely run in the monsoon yesterday morning. See you all next Sunday!

  8. Dan Slattery says:

    Hello Lo.
    I had offered to help with water stops, but I’m sensing you’re good. Just confirm when time permits. Thanks Fabulous LPC! 🙂

  9. Cynthia Berger says:

    In for the full

  10. Matt Kerton says:

    In for the full.

  11. Elaine says:

    I’ll be there for water stop support

  12. Elaine says:

    Ill be there for water stop support.

  13. Joanne Piper says:

    I’m in for the half. Thanks Jim and Lois!

  14. Dorota says:

    I’ll be there for some combination between a half and full. Thanks Lo and Co for stepping up.

  15. Haecha Donnelly says:

    I’m in for the half! Thanks Jim. Lois & Jessi!

  16. Tom Gorman says:

    I’m in for something. Not sure the distance yet

  17. Brian Walfield says:

    I’m in for the full. Thanks! May even start early?

  18. Audrey Paradis says:

    I’m in for the half!! Many thanks to Lois and the other volunteers!!

  19. Don K says:

    In for the full

  20. Julie Galvin says:

    In for the short – see everyone tomorrow!

  21. Maryanne Martin says:

    In for the half

  22. Matt Sazama says:

    In for the half.

  23. Krissy says:

    In for the full. Thanks!

  24. Jessica Crispin says:

    In for the half. Thank you

  25. Bill riley says:


  26. Lois says:

    Hey All, Looking forward to tomorrow’s run.

    Dan, thanks so much for piping up! I think I’m all set with support from Jessi, Liz and my car.

    see you all in the a.m!

  27. Gail says:

    I’m in for the full

  28. Alastair says:

    IFTF, as we say.. With fruit! :o)

  29. Joe Winslow says:


  30. Donny Cranley says:

    In for the Half (or whatever distance my knee allows)

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