Colonial Road Runners Membership
It’s that time of year once again! Time to renew your Colonial Road Runners membership for 2015! Not a member yet? Then what are you waiting for? Join us! 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.
Renew or join online now or visit the Membership page for more information.
2015 Grand Prix Schedule
The 2015 Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix Competition schedule has been approved by the Board of Directors. This year's slate of races has something for everyone, as the distances range from 5k to 1/2 marathons. The first race of the year, the Old Fashioned Ten Miler in Foxboro, was postponed until Sunday, March 8th, the same days as the March Grand Prix race, the Raynham Knights of Columbus 5-Miler. Both races are still part of the Grand Prix; however, only points from one of the two races will be awarded. Hopefully, Mother Nature cooperates! Some old favorites remain, some old favorites return and some new favorites will be making their debut in the Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix! For complete details and schedule, be sure to visit the Competition page.
Paddy Kelly 5-Miler Rescheduled to Sunday, March 1st
The Paddy Kelly 5-Miler that was scheduled for Sunday, February 8th, 2015 was rescheduled due to icy and unsafe road conditions. The rescheduled date is Sunday, March 1st at 11am at Harry's Westgate Pub and Grill in Brockton. If you registered for the original date (February 8), you are all set! If you have not yet registered, you can register online. THERE IS NO SERVICE CHARGE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION. Race-day registration will also be available, from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. The registration fee is $30. Please visit our race page for more info about the race.
Registration Open for Blue Hills Trail Races
The Blue Hills Trail Races will take place on Sunday, April 26th, 2015 at the Blue Hills Reservation, just south of Boston. Two different race distances (3-mile Bunny Hop and 10-mile Fox Trot) offer something for everyone! Registration is limited to 250 runners, and the races usually sell out within weeks. There is a minimum donation of $10 per runner required, though any additional donations to benefit the children's nature education programs at the Trailside Museum are certainly welcome! Please visit our race page for more details and links to online reigstration and paper applications.
Tuesday/Thursday Night Training Runs
The club will hosts training runs every Tuesday and Thursday night in Southfield in South Weymouth. The group meets at the Southfield Visitors Center, located at 223 Shea Memorial Boulevard at 6:30pm. The course is a well-lit out and back course, with some rolling hills (it's a former airbase...how hilly can it be?) and has very little traffic. No advance notice or planning is required...just show up ready to run at 6:30 on any Tuesday or Thursday evening.
Plymouth Training Runs
Starting Saturday, January 3rd, 2015, the Colonials began hosting a weekly training run from Cordage Park in Plymouth, in addition to the current Saturday training runs in Abington and Raynham. The weekly run will meet at the entrance to Cordage Park in Plymouth at 8am each Saturday. The course is an out-and-back of up to 10 miles along the beach and Route 3A. Runners can elect to run any distance by turning around when it suits them. Please click here for more information about our training run offerings.
Frosty Half Marathon
The Colonial Road Runners recently held the 2nd Annual Frosty 1/2 Marathon in Raynham on December 14th. After a stretch of raw, cold, rainy windy weather during the week, race day dawned clear and bright. By the time the starting gun was fired, the temps were on the way up, with not a cloud in the sky. Our crack team of volunteers, spread out along the course, made sure runners stayed on course and remained hydrated. Jeff Sousa of Taunton led all runners, clocking in with a time of 1:15:30 (5:46 pace), a full 4+ minutes in front of 2nd place finisher David Constantino of Weymouth. Leading the way for the females was Charlotte DeLeo of Shrewsbury with a time of 1:30:50 (6:56 pace). Overall, there were 213 finishers in 2014, up from 183 in 2013. Race directors Dawn Foley and Sandy Allen outdid themselves once again, supported by an outstanding crew of volunteers. Complete results can be found here.