Kevin Petrovek will be leading the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s Against The Tide run on August 16th. The competitive 5K and 10K races will be part of a morning-long fundraising event at Nickerson State Park in Brewster that also includes a 1 mile swim (competitive and non-competitive waves), a 2 mile kayak, and a 3 mile walk. [Press Release] [Against The Tide information]none
Local runner and coach Nicole Spencer has passed along that the Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival is looking for volunteers. If more than 25 people sign up as volunteers under a group name (we suggest registering as CCAC), the group gets a little donation money for their efforts. The race and festival is this weekend, 6-8 June, at Boston College and they’re looking for volunteers for all days. [More Information]none
With a lifelong passion for running, Steve Allen, a Senior Claims Consultant at Trustmark Insurance Company in Worcester, is used to competing. He’s been in hundreds of races across the country, including 27 marathons, 13 of which were the iconic Boston Marathon.
But last month, Allen had the opportunity to compete in the Boston Marathon on behalf of another passion: To raise money to help end glucose transporter deficiency syndrome (Glut1 DS), a rare and debilitating metabolic disorder affecting his 11-year-old grandson and thousands of other children.
Due to reconstruction of the Mitchell River Bridge which begins on June 1st, the 2014 edition of the Chatham Harbor Run has been canceled. Although race director Larry Belliveau had hoped to be able to use part of the bridge as construction began, officials have now denied permission to use even a single lane of the bridge. Although potential alternate routes were suggested, Larry is unwilling to remove Bridge Street and Chatham Light from the course and thus compromise the integrity of the Harbor Run. As construction is slated to continue through 2015, the Chatham Harbor Run may now not return until the summer of 2016 but the director has vowed that return it shall! Future updates will be posted at the Chatham Harbor Run race site.none
At the end of Volunteer Week and Earth Week, pitch in to cleanup the parks and trails! This Saturday is DCR’s Park Serve Day and Mass Audubon’s Statewide Volunteer Day. The Friends of the Cape Cod Rail Trail will be meeting at Nickerson State Park Headquarters at 9:00AM to rake and de-garbagify a section of the trail that we race and train on regularly. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided. See you there!none
Jogging through the forest is pleasant, as is relaxing by the fire with a glass of gentle Bordeaux and discussing one’s travels. Racing is another matter. The frontrunner’s mind is filled with an anguished fearfulness, a panic, which drives into pain. —