The Fifth Annual Newton 10K- USATF New England 10K Grand Prix Championship in Newton, Massachusetts, and So Much More
The Newton 10K by Fattman Productions –it’s a classic race, a great cause, and now the USATF-New England Championship. You must run the Fifth Annual Newton 10K on June 10, 2012 in lovely, historic Newton. It's a classic 10K on a scenic loop course. Run with the best, and run in support of a wonderful cause—the Judith Rose Shea Foundation for Ovarian Cancer.
Posted Tuesday, 29 May, 2012
Join the excitement on Sunday, June 10th as Fattman Productions proudly presents the highly anticipated Fifth Annual Newton 10K, which has been named the 10K USATF New England Championship for the first time. Congratulations to race director Kelly Fattman on the selection of this race to the 2012 Grand Prix Series. An outstanding race on many levels, the Newton 10K, is a memorable experience for runners of all abilities, from regional stars to first time beginners, and even walkers. In addition to the terrific course, this event also features a great post race celebration with family fun, including Catz Kidz events with excellent organization.
There will be cash prizes for individuals and teams, but the race is also for family fun and community support, especially for the cause of ovarian cancer. Everyone can participate; kids, beginners, mid packers, and some of the best teams and runners in New England. This race will be fun, before, during, and after!
Many events now combine races of different distances, but this is a classic 10K only, and includes some of the B.A.A Boston Marathon course and lovely parts of Newton's several villages.
It starts at 9:00 a.m. near the Horace Mann Elementary School, 687 Watertown Street, Newtonville, MA 02466.
The Newton 10K runs in one of the nicest towns in eastern Massachusetts, if not New England. And it is organized and administered by Fattman Productions. They have done a terrific job with some very innovative races. In fact, including the Bill's 5K in October and the Chilly Half Marathon in November--both also in Newton. They were in the running for the prestigious USATF-New England Grand Prix for the last two years, and this year won selection for the 10K.
One common theme with Fattman races is that they run for a very worthy critically important cause (in addition to the cause of general fitness and fun). And in this case the Newton 10K is running in support of the Judith Rose Shea Foundation for Ovarian Cancer.
Details available on the Website at: http://www.fattmanproductions.com/cork10kRaceInfo.html
This race is convenient, easy to get to, supported by outstanding sponsors, enjoys lots of volunteer support, and includes the Catz Kidz Challenge (see below). The Newton 10K has a substantial post race offering--you won't go away hungry or thirsty. This is the place to be, the race to run on June 10, 2012. It will be chip timed and includes a technical shirt for pre-registered runners. And despite the reputation (mostly from the Boston Marathon) of hills in Newton, this course is a moderate combination of flats and small hills, and you will enjoy various parts of the Newton villages on a modified clockwise loop.
Race headquarters will be the Horace Mann Elementary School at 687 Watertown Street in Newtonville, Massachusetts 02466. The start and finish are near the school on Albemarle Street adjacent to Linwood Park. From Albemarle the route turns west on Craft then south to Walnut then to Lowell Avenue. It continues south on Lowell to Commonwealth Avenue (yes, that Commonwealth Ave.), tracking the B.A. A. Boston Marathon course before heading north on Chestnut Street to a right (west) on Austin Street back to Lowell Avenue. It backtracks on Lowell then Walnut and Craft with a small loop northeast of Linwood Park before returning to the park for a fast finish down Albemarle, and your triumphant championship effort.
The Catz Kidz Challenge
Once again this year they will present the Catz Kidz Challenge, which allows the kids to get in a good run on the fields in a semi-competitive atmosphere of fun. It was a huge success last year, the inaugural. Additional activities for the kids will be provided throughout the 10K event with fun and games provided--including the obstacle course and bounce house. The kids’ runs get underway at 8:00 a.m. They are grouped by age, and it is free to all kids under 11 (donations by kids and parents will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Newton). Age groups include: under two, two to four, five to seven and eight to 10. Every child will get a bag of goodies, and there will be prizes for the top runners in each division. See the Website for registration and details: http://www.fattmanproductions.com/cork10kRaceInfo.html
Registration and Packet Pick-up
You can register through the Race Website with either on-line or mail-in options. The price goes up on race day. Registration and packet pick up will be available in two locations in advance of race day, which will save time and hassles on race morning: Friday, June 8 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at First Commons Bank, 718 Beacon Street, Newton; or Saturday, June 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at City Sports at 37 Boylston Street in Chestnut Hill. Of course number pick up and registration will be available on race day from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. on race day at Horace Mann Elementary School.
Check the website also for course maps, directions, previous results, Catz Kidz, training plans, sponsors, and other events by Fattman Productions.
Not so long ago the 10K was the go-to race, the standard by which runners measured themselves race after race with an occasional 5-miler thrown in. Not so long ago the 5K was a rare breed. Now it is the reverse; 5K’s have proliferated and the 10K has become harder to find. Recently, however, in many locations the 10K is again on the rise, is again becoming prominent and more common. In the suburbs of Boston one particularly well organized race is leading a resurgence—the Newton 10K. The world needs more 10K’s; many have succumbed to the easy any-one-can-do-it 5K distance.
Historic Newton, Massachusetts
Newton is immediately west of Boston and was founded shortly after Bean Town; it was first established as Newe Towne in 1630. Names provide a rich history in themselves; It was renamed Cambridge in 1638, then Cambridge Village in 1688 (to differentiate between present Cambridge), and then Newtown in 1691. It was changed to Newton in 1766 before the Revolution. It became a city in 1873.
Known as the Garden City, Newton is a patchwork of 15 distinct villages, although there is no clear division or border between them. Familiar names such as Auburndale, Chestnut Hill, Four Corners, Newtonville, Nonantum (the Lake), Oak Hill, Oak Hill Park, Thompsonville, and Waban add to Newton Centre, Newton Corner, Newton Highlands, Newton Lower Falls, Newton Upper Falls, and West Newton.
No Matter the designation, Newton is known for its historic structures (there are 180 listings on the National Register of Historic Places), including Jackson Homestead (1809, now the Newton History Museum), once a stop in the Underground Railroad.
Some quick facts: Newton was one of the first “Commuter Rail Suburbs” when the Boston and Worcester Railroad was laid through town in 1836 (although it was still mostly farms and large estates). There was an extensive street car network in the 1890’s. The Fig Newton was named for the town in 1891. The adjacent Chestnut Hill Reservoir was laid out by Frederick Law Olmstead. The Newton Free Library houses over 500,000 volumes, and there are two symphony orchestras in town.
Fattman Productions offers three races annually in Newton, and also administer other races as consultants and coordinators for activities and venues. Each race provides a unique experience. The Bill’s Pizzeria 5K in October (October 29 this year) benefits the Travis Roy Foundation; and the Chilly Half Marathon in November (the 12th this year), benefits the American Liver Foundation. All races are professionally planned, timed, and certified. Please visit http://www.fattmanproductions.com/roadraces.html or e-mail Kelly@fattmanproductions.com for further information.
Join up for the fifth annual Newton 10K, and enjoy a professionally organized race that caters to its participants. Have a great run through the Linwood Park and the villages of Newton. Whether you are an experienced 10K runner of moving up to this distance for the first time, this is a great place for a personal best. And running in a New England Championship event makes it a very memorable experience. And running or walking in support of the Judith Rose Shea Foundation for Ovarian Cancer really adds something extra for incentive, and will keep you enthusiastic throughout your training and race. Running is, after all, a way to celebrate and keep good health.
This Newton tour is your chance to be part of a USATF-New England Grand Prix event unlike any other. Now in its fifth year, the Newton 10K just keeps getting better. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to participate in this unique race. Bring the kids and enjoy the morning in Newton! For additional information, please contact Kelly Fattman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-935-9856.