While the end of summer might seem sad to some folks (and who can blame them, it was a hard winter) as runners we know that cooler days signal a time for race courses lined with the colors of changing leaves and the opportunity for some big PR’s. If you haven’t signed up for any races yet, you should know that placing a race (or two) on your fall calendar is a great way to celebrate the season (post-race pumpkin beer!) and the cooler temperatures and lower humidity after a New England summer make the experience all the more enjoyable.
Check out some of the local races coming up this fall, and get ready to be amazing!
Race Cancer Summer Series 5k #5- September 10th at 6pm, Chestnut Hill Reservoir http://racecancer.org/
Run to the Rock (5k, 10k, 13.1 miles) – September 12th at 9am, Plymouth, MA http://runtotherock.webs.com/
Middlesex Fells Trail Running Festival (7 & 3 mile options) – September 13th at 8am, Medford, MA http://www.vertraceseries.com/fellsfest/
Fall Classic 5k- September 20th at 9:30am, Cambridge, MA http://classic5k.com/fall-classic
Cambridge 5k Oktoberfest (5th Anniversary!)- October 4th at 9:30am, Cambridge, MA http://cambridge5k.com/oktoberfest/
Smuttynose Rockfest (5k & Half Marathon)- October 4th at 8am, Hampton, MA http://www.hamptonrockfest.com/
BAA Half Marathon (13.1 miles) – October 11th at 8am, Jamaica Plain, MA http://www.baa.org/races/half-marathon.aspx (note, the race is sold out, but come line the streets of JP to cheer your fellow FHRs!)
Mount Desert Island Marathon (Half & Relay options) October 18th at 8am, Bar Harbor, ME http://www.runmdi.org/
Bay State Half & Full Marathon (13.1 miles & 26.2 miles) – October 18th at 8am, Lowell, MA http://baystatemarathon.com/raceinfo/
Newburyport Half Marathon (13.1 miles)- October 25th at 10am, Newburyport, MA http://newburyporthalfmarathon.com/
Busa Bushwhack (5.3 & 10 mile options)- November 1st at 9am, Framingham, MA http://gfrcrun.org/bushwhack/bushwhack.htm
Philadelphia Marathon (8k, 13.1 mile & 26.2 mile options)- November 22nd, Philadelphia, PA http://philadelphiamarathon.com/races
And stay tuned for more information regarding the Franklin Park Turkey Trot, plus loads of December race options. Happy Racing!