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Colonial Road Runners Membership
It’s that time of year once again!  Time to renew your Colonial Road Runners membership for 2014!  Not a member yet?  Then what are you waiting for?  Join us!  You won’t regret it! Membership benefits run the gamut from group training, fun runs, club bus to Boston Marathon, discounts at local running stores and club sponsored races.  This is all in addition to hanging out with an awesome group of fellow runners.

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Raynham Training Runs
We are pleased to announce the start of weekly training runs in Raynham.  Similar to the current training runs in Abington, these will be held every Saturday morning at 8:00am.  The are 4 different routes from this location ranging from 3.25mi all the way up to 13.1mi.  All runs start and end at the Raynham Recreation Dept parking lot (the same place as the Summer Fun Run). 

For now, until we see how many people show up and if it takes off, we are asking people to carry their own water and, if at all possible, contact Sandy Allen or Dawn Foley if they plan to attend. Visit the Training page for complete information.

2014 Grand Prix Series
The 2014 Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix Competition schedule has been finalized and approved by the Board of Directors.  This year's schedule includes a variety of distances, locations and courses, so there is sure to be something for everyone. The series kicks off with the Wampanoag Road Runners Old-Fashioned Ten Miler on February 16th.  In March, we return to a long-time favorite of many club members, the New Bedford 1/2 Marathon, followed by Doyle's Emerald Necklace in April.  May, June and July bring the Manomartian in Plymouth, Kyleigh's Cure in Braintree and the Carver Classic in Carver.  The rest of the year rounds out with Run to the Rock 1/2, the Canton Fall Classic 10k, the Royce Whitaker 5k and the Ho Ho Ho run.  Visit the Grand Prix page for the schedule, rules and other details



Upcoming Events

Boston Marathon Bus

UPDATE:  A second bus has been added and online registration has been re-opened.  Contact John Goldrosen for more information.

Registration is now open for the CRR Marathon Bus, the easiest (and most comfortable) way to get to Hopkinton on Marathon Day from the South Shore. The CRR Bus is an intercity "coach" bus that leaves the Braintree MBTA Red Line Station at 6:30 AM sharp, and goes directly to Hopkinton. Departing from the Braintree “T” station means that you can park at the adjacent garage ($7/day), and return by subway or train to your car after finishing the Marathon. In Hopkinton, the bus will be parked near the Athletes Village at Hopkinton High School, in a lot set aside by the BAA exclusively for running clubs. The bus will remain in Hopkinton, and available for your use, until after the race begins.

The CRR Bus is available only to runners who are registered for the Boston Marathon. The cost is $15 for Colonial Road Runners members, $25 for non-members. (If you have a non-member friend who wishes to ride the bus, please encourage him or her to join CRR, and save right away on the Marathon Bus!) To register online: go to

For a paper mail-in registration form, and for any questions, contact John Goldrosen, at (781) 447-2812 or .
Bus registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and fees are nonrefundable. We are only allowed to send one bus to Hopkinton, and the bus WILL fill up this year. Please register early, and don’t miss out!

IMPORTANT NOTE: The BAA has not yet confirmed that it will make space available in Hopkinton for running-club buses in 2014 (as it has in the past). We expect to receive official confirmation by March 15th. If space is not available, the CRR Bus will be cancelled, and you will be notified and will receive a refund of your registration fee. However, we will not be able to refund the Signmeup service charge

Blue Hills Trail Races
The 9th Annual Blue Hills Trail Races (3m Bunny Hop and 10m Fox Trot) will take place on Sunday, April 27th.  While this event is currently sold out, we are still looking for volunteers on the 26th (for course set up) as well as on race day.  If you would like to volunteer for either daym contact John Goldrosen at

Christopher's 5k Run & Walk for Diabetes
The 12th Annual Christopher's 5k Run and Walk for Diabetes is scheduled to take place on Monday, May 26, 2014.  This race began as a labor of love for Colonial member Frank Nelson after his son Christopher was diagnosed with diabetes as a young child.  Since then, this race has grown bigger and bigger each year.  The 5k at 11:00am is preceded by at kids fun run at 9:45, so there is something for the entire family.  Come on down and raise some money for a good cause! Visit the Christopher's Run page for complete details and registration information.

Recent Events

Paddy Kelly Road Race
(February 9th)
We had a great turn-out for the 33rd Annual Paddy Kelly Road Race the was run on Sunday, February 9th.  315 runners came out to tackle the 5-mile course through D.W. Field Park in Brockton and enjoy the post-race festivities at Harry’s Westgate Bar and Grill.  We also had our first female overall winner – Heather Cappello finished with a blazing fast time of 27:24 (5:29 min/mi).  Congrats to Heather and all the runners who came out and made it such a great event!  Results can be found here. 


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