Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hold the date - 31st Annual Crackerbarrel Classic


Just as a date to remember: 31st annual Crackerbarrel Classic 5K Road race at Wrentham Developmental Center is September 17, 2011. You can register on line through

$20 includes a race t-shirt to 1st 200 pre- registered by 9/12/11. Hope to see you again here.

Rich katno
Race Director

Easton, MA: 17th Annual Father’s Day Road Race


I am writing to you in regards to our 17th Annual Father's Day Road Race on June 19, 2011 at The Children's Museum in Easton.  This annual five-mile road race and two-mile "Fun Walk" benefits the educational programs and exhibits of the Children's Museum in Easton.  There will be plenty to do the day of the race, including: a post-race party, raffles, and awards, the museum is also giving away t-shirts to the first 300 pre-entrants, as well as cash prizes for the top 3 male and female runners!

It would be greatly appreciated if you could post this information on your website, as well as pass the information along to interested runners. The race attracted almost 400 entrants from communities throughout Southeastern Massachusetts last year and is a great event to be part of!

If you would like anymore information you can go to the race's website or contact Andrew Peterson either by email

Thank you,
Cara McBrearty
PR Intern

The Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Avenue, North Easton, MA 02356

"helping children and families become life-long learners"

Blackstone Half Marathon - Kyle Coutu 5K - Youth 1K

Cherry Tree Running Festival  MAY 21, 2011
Blackstone Valley Half Marathon - Kyle Coutu 5K - Cherry Blossom Youth 1K 
The Cherry Tree Running Festival will take place on May 21, 2011. Visit to register and for more details.

Register now and save before prices increase on April 1. It is still only $45 to register for the half marathon with no processing fees. 
cherry tree t shirt
The first 1,500 to register in the Blackstone Valley Half marathon or the Kyle Coutu 5K will receive the long sleeve technical shirt shown above.


Run the Blackstone Valley Half Marathon and experience the beautiful architecture and landscape of the historical Blackstone Valley. The Blackstone Valley Half Marathon will start at Slater Mill in the historical area of Pawtucket RI and then head west close to the Blackstone River to George Washington Hwy in Cumberland RI. The return route will be  mostly run on the Blackstone Valley bikeway along the Blackstone river offering runners and walkers beautiful landscape views.

If the half marathon is a little too far for you then consider running the Kyle Coutu 5K. The Kyle Coutu 5K will be mostly run in historical area of Pawtucket RI, passing many of the historical buildings in Pawtucket.

And do not forget to bring the children for the Cherry Blossom Youth 1K. This race is an out and back run on Cherry Tree Lane. And make sure you bring the children a little early for the pet parade that will take place before the Cherry Blossom Youth 1K.

The Rhode Island Cherry Blossom Festival will also take place on the same day as the Cherry Tree Running Festival. The Cherry Blossom Festival will include games and activities for kids, art and food vendors, a chocolate demonstration and lots of live entertainment including the Chinese Lion Dancers.


In an effort to further promote healthy lifestyles the Festival Committee has teamed with the New Urban Farmers to give away more than 20,000 food bearing plants to event participants and local residents.



Kyle Coutu
The Kyle Coutu 5K will be run to honor Pawtucket native, Marine Klye Coutu.

Historical Blackstone Valley 

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

St Pats 5K

The day was partly cloudy more overcast at times than others. The breeze was chilling but in the pack bearable.

With over 3,000 finishers, there was a good sized pack. Enough to keep mostly warm as we gathered for the start.

Fortunately, the pack filled in quickly and after the usual brief speeches and National Anthem, we were off. Heading up Smith St to the turn around point and then down hill coming to the State House guarded by the minutemen on top. It seemed like the State House was forever in front of us and not coming close enough soon enough.

Such are the illusions or delusions of a runner.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Refreshed by going to the well

Went running late Sunday afternoon, not my normal time. I prefer to run in the morning before the events of day get rolling. The snow in the morning changed those plans. Made more sense to go in the afternoon when the roads would be clear. I could put my foot down and know it would stay there instead of slip sliding this way and that.

One of my favorite routes is out Chestnut St to Jordan Rd and over to RT 140 back to Chestnut/King and home.

Jordan with its rolling terrain provides a good workout. I did stop for a couple of photos but it was worth it. The photos came out well and I had a good run. I was refreshed by the well!

The energy generated by the run, keep me going into the evening. All that fresh air was a good re-charge to the body so I could get things done.

How do you get a re-charge late in the day when you need it?