The Sixth Annual Newton 10K in Newton, Massachusetts—Family Fun and So Much More
The Newton 10K by Fattman Productions provides is an excellent race, and for a great cause. It's a family friendly atmosphere. Changes: They have made adjustments in the course with a new finish and moved the start up to 8:00 a.m. And it's back to the first Sunday in June, June 2, 2013. Run the Sixth Annual Newton 10K in historic Newton.
Posted Wednesday, 22 May, 2013
Join the excitement on Sunday, June 2nd as Fattman Productions proudly presents the highly anticipated Newton 10K, an outstanding race on many levels. The Newton 10K is a memorable experience for runners of all abilities, from regional stars to beginners, and even walkers. In addition to the terrific course, this event also features a great post race celebration with family fun. It's a classic 10K on a scenic loop course. Run with the best, and run in support of a wonderful cause—the Dreamfar High School Marathon Program.
Also new this year, it will be the 10K Championship for the Massachusetts Senior Games--see more detail below.
This 10K is very competitive, as is usually the case in Newton. But it is also for family involvement and has terrific community support. Everyone can participate--kids, mid packers, and some of the best runners in New England. This race will be enjoyable--before, during, and after the run!
Many events now combine races of different distances, but this is a classic 10K only, and includes some of the Boston Marathon course and scenic parts of Newton's several villages. It is a USATF-certified and sanctioned event with a few tests on those Newton hills, but is a very pleasant loop through one of Boston’s loveliest suburbs.
It starts at 8:00 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 New England. It is organized and administered by Fattman Productions. They have done a terrific job with some very innovative races, including the Bill's 5K in October and the Chilly Half Marathon in November--both also in Newton. Last year this event was chosen as the prestigious USATF-New England Grand Prix and Championship, and is a runners’ favorite.
"Terrific race with excellent organization. I like it."
And it is for good reason.
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 Dreamfar High School Marathon Program.
Dreamfar History and Information (from the Website)
Dreamfar High School Marathon (DHSM) is New England’s first high school marathon program. DHSM was founded in 2008 by Jamie Chaloff, a special education teacher in Newton, Massachusetts. Jamie, herself a rebel in high school, was drawn to the students who fell through the cracks. She knew there had to be a way to motivate them to be the best they could be. In 2004 Jamie completed her first marathon. Reaching the finish line was one of the most empowering moments of her life. It was that moment that everything “clicked,” and the dream of starting a high school marathon program began.
DHSM is modeled after the wildly successful Students Run LA program. The inaugural team was made up of nine students from Newton South high school. They trained with DHSM to successfully complete a full marathon (note that less than 10,000 kids in the entire USA completed a 26.2 marathon in 2012).
Over the last four years the program added new schools and experienced significant growth in student participation. To date, over 100 students from six schools in the greater Boston area have trained for and run a marathon with DHSM. This year they will be running the Boston Marathon.
DHSM gives students the opportunity to realize the significant achievement of completing a marathon through a training program that values mentorship, dedication, hard work and support.
DHSM is a recognized 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. Their hope is to one day involve every high school in New England.
Please see the race Website for more information on this program as well as race course maps, directions, registration information, awards, fundraising, sponsors, results, photos, other events by Fattman Productions, contacts, and more.
Details available at: http://www.fattmanproductions.com/cork10kRaceInfo.html
This race is convenient, easy to get to, supported by outstanding sponsors, and enjoys lots of community and volunteer support. 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 2, 2013. It will be chip timed and includes a technical shirt for the first 500 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.
More on the Course
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 several neighborhood streets to a right (west) on Austin Street back to Lowell Avenue. It backtracks on Lowell then Watertown Street before returning to the park for a fast, triumphant finish down Albemarle. The finish this year is on Albemarle as it was last year, only it will finish in the opposite direction (same direction as the start) coming off Watertown Street.
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 at several community locations in advance of race day, saving time and hassles on race morning. Monitor the race website for more details on these times and locations. Of course number pick up and registration will be available on race day from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. at Horace Mann Elementary School.
"They deliver more than expected. Great 10K race in a good place."
Not long ago the 10K was the go-to race, the standard by which runners measured themselves with an occasional 5-miler thrown in. 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. Here is a good one!
Massachusetts Senior Games 10K Championship
The Newton 10k has been chosen as the "Official Massachusetts Senior Games 10k". Rather than hold all events at Springfield College, the Massachusetts Senior Games is taking advantage of well organized existing events around the state. There will be a special registration fee that makes the official time at the Newton 10K an official Massachusetts Senior Games time. They will award special separate medals, Gold, Silver and Bronze by gender in 5-year age groups, starting with 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 54-59, etc., and these categories, apart from the standard race awards, will be given to MASG participants only. They plan to award these medals at the race venue in a special location, otherwise they will mail the medals to the winners.
The Massachusetts Senior Games is a non-profit, volunteer organization formed in 1992 to promote the health and fitness of older adults in the Commonwealth. Please visit their website for further information: www.maseniorgames.org.
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. 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.
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 administers other races and events as consultants and coordinators. Each race provides a unique experience. The Bill’s Pizzeria 5K in October (October 27 this year) has benefited the Travis Roy Foundation; and the Chilly Half Marathon in November (the 10th this year), has benefited the American Liver Foundation. All races are dedicated to an important cause and community benefit; and each is professionally planned, timed, and certified. Fattman Productions will help administer and direct the New England Relay, a 36-leg overnight relay of 200 miles through all six New England States: www.newenglandrelay.com.
Join up for the sixth annual Newton 10K, and enjoy a professionally organized race that caters to its participants. Have a great run through Linwood Park and the villages of Newton. Whether you are an experienced 10K runner or moving up to this distance for the first time, this is a great place for a personal best, a memorable experience. Early June in Newton adds something extra—it is a beautiful time of year in the various villages. Running is a way to celebrate spring and good health. And with Fattman Productions it is always fun!
The Newton 10K just keeps getting better. You won’t want to miss this unique race in a wonderful place. Bring the kids and enjoy the morning in Newton! For additional information, contact Kelly Fattman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-916-2002.