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 series kicks off in February with an oldie but goody, the Old Fashioned Ten Miler in Foxboro. Hopefully, Mother Nature cooperates this year! 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.
Tuesday/Thursday Night Training Runs
Starting Tuesday, November 4th, the club will be hosting 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 (its 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 will host 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
Winter Fun Runs
Colonial Road Runner Winter Fun Runs are now in full swing, with 2 locations to better serve you. These timed runs take place each Sunday from now until February 1, 2015 and are open to members and non-members alike. The Raynham course is 4 miles, starting and ending at the Raynham Recreation Department parking lot on King Phillip St. These runs start at 9:00 am. The Abington course is also 4 miles, starting and ending at the Abington Police Department on Central St. These runs begin at 1:00pm. Either location provides a great way to keep in touch with fellow runners throughout the winter months, and keep those competitive fires stoked until spring arrives. It should be noted that there is NO run at either location on December 14th, as the Frosty 1/2 Marathon will be taking place that day. Complete information and directions can be found on the Winter Fun Run page.
The 2015 Colonial Road Runners Award Banquet has been scheduled for Saturday, January 31, 2015. We will be returning once again to the Monponsett Inn, on the idyllic shores of West Lake on Route 58 in Halifax. The evening will kick off at 5:00pm with Cocktails, followed by a buffet dinner at 6:00pm. The evening will culminate with the presentation of annual awards, beginning at 7:15pm. Complete details, including directions and registration information, can be found on the Annual Banquet page. The 2015 racing season kicks off with the 34th Annual Paddy Kelly Road Race on February 8, 2015. This 5 mile race is run within the confines of DW Field Park and is relatively traffic free, with a few rolling hills. Registration and post-race activities take place at Harry's Westgate Pub, located as 65 Westgate Drive in Brockton, MA. Race time is 11:00am, and race day registration begins at 9:30. No service fee online registration is also available. The first 200 registered runners receive commemorative running gloves, and all runners can enjoy pasta and chili after the race. Complete registration information and race details can be found on the Paddy Kelly race page. We look forward to seeing everyone on February 8th!
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.