The September/October edition of the Wicked Running Register is now available! Be sure to check it out. . .it includes statements from candidates running for the board. Elections take place via Survey Monkey Dec1st – Dec8th!
By TR Ramsdell
It’s Mill Cities Relay time! If you’ve run this before, you know exactly what you’re in store for. If you haven’t, you need to. This is the craziest relay race you’ll ever run. It is 27 miles, in 2 states, with 5 member teams, along 1 very long river. And did I mention, Wicked picks up the tab. It costs you nothing because this is just another benefit of being a member (you will need to bring beer money though, sorry)
Here it is in a nutshell:
First runner starts in Nashua, NH, and runs 5.4 miles.They hand off to runner #2 who runs 4.75 miles. In turn, that runner hands to #3 to run 2.5 miles, then #4 runs 9.5, before handing to the final #5 runner who runs the last 4.75 and lands in Lawrence at the Claddagh Pub. Doesn’t sound very difficult or “crazy” does it? But this happens with 2 cars per team playing leap frog over the transition areas to get the runners in play. Don’t worry about that part, I have a proven “leap frog template” that works perfectly. The coolest thing is that each person on the team ends up finishing in a different car with team mates they didn’t start with.
Now if this sounds like chaos (that’s the crazy part), it is. It is controlled chaos. It actually works very smoothly and is a ton of fun. Some of you may be intimidated by relays. Don’t be. Or maybe you’re anxious about running on a team with people you don’t know. Why? Can you think of a better way to get to know someone than sharing a day together riding in a car and running a race, to say nothing of the after party at the Claddagh? Ask anyone who has done this and they’ll sell you on it if I cant.
I want runners of ALL abilities for this. I want you crazy fast kids that want a brick, and I want you regular people like me, that want to enjoy the day and score points for my club. I’ll ask you for some information, then I will place you on teams. This year, Lisa Dibella is my assistant, my co-race organizer. She has attended the Alliance meetings and will help me organize the teams. I should tell you that this is an invitational race. Wicked is one of only 20 clubs invited to this, and as such, we need to meet certain criteria for the teams. They need to be organized into proper groupings as seen fit. So if you ask me to place you with so and so on a team, if it works, I’ll do my best to accommodate, but you need to be prepared to run wherever I place you please.
Please be sure and provide all the info I ask for. Don’t assume that I know your age or your pace. You all look younger and faster to me. :o) I’ll send out reminders now and then. The race is on Sunday, Dec 7 @ 7am. PLEASE check your calendar for prior commitments before signing up. This is a lot of work to put together and it sucks when at the last minute someone remembers a birthday party or something.
Please complete fully:
First and last name:
Age on race day:
Are you a boy or a girl:
A working email so you can receive updates:
5k pace and 10k pace:
Preferred leg (Cant be guaranteed, but I’ll try):
Anything else I need to know?:
That’s it gang. Email me your info and I’ll get to work. I’ll accept names until Friday night, Nov 21, same day as our Anniversary party! It’ll take Lisa and I some time to get the teams together, but this gives you only 2 more weeks to commit. Who’s gonna be the first to respond? Ready…set…go!
The election for officers will take place from Dec 1, to Dec 8. It will take place via survey monkey which I will be emailing out to paid members. Candidates will have written statements and can be viewed at http://wickedrunningclub.com/events/wrc-election. Please take time to review them.
The candidates are:
President Rich Tomlins vs Michael Harvey
Vice President Tim Short vs Michele Campbell
Secretary Sandi Dalton
Treasurer Karen Aalto
Membership Lisa DiBella vs Kelly Pheulpin
Clothing Susan Hennessy
Member at Large (only 2 spots available) Sarah Carrier, Allison Rourke Rickenbach, Mike Paulin, Jason Carraro, Julie Arrison
Great job to everyone who ran in today’s 5th Annual North Shore Cancer RUN in Beverly! Results are now available and can be viewed at coolrunning.com. Make sure you post your photos from the 2014 North Shore Cancer RUN today using #ShareSunday.
Online Registration Is Now Closed!
Day Of Registration Starts At 7:00 a.m. @ Cove Community Center
On Sunday morning, November 2, 2014, hundreds of runners will join together with family members, colleagues and survivors for the 5th annual North Shore Cancer RUN. The Cancer RUN is a partnership race between the North Shore Medical Center and the Wicked Running Club.
Both routes are along the scenic Beverly coast and are “out and back” courses. The cost to participate is $35 on race day.
Money raised from the RUN will support the construction of the new inpatient oncology unit at North Shore Medical Center as well as wellness services and support programs at the Mass General / North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers.
We encourage you to become part of this annual celebration of the life, hope and courage of all those who have been touched by this disease.
Bag Pick Up:
If you can’t pick up your bib prior to the race you may pick it up at RUN Registration on the day of the race.
Registration opens at the Cove Community Center in Beverly
Shot gun start – RUN begins
Awards ceremony & Refreshments at the Cove Community Center in Beverly
Free Parking at Lynch Park
Course: Out and back format for both the 10K and 5K distances. Scenic, coastline route with a few rolling hills. You can view the course map HERE.
Entry Fee: Day of: $35.00