Boston’s Run to Remember has a new date for 07!
The only race to tour Boston’s storied landmarks kicks off its 3rd year with a new calendar slot.
New date same great
Posted Saturday, 6 January, 2007
Bostons premier destination half marathon and 5 miler Bostons
Run to Remember - will move its celebration of Massachusetts heroes to Memorial
Day Weekend this year.
Memorial Day weekend is
a perfect time for Boston's Run To Remember. The warm and sunny weather will
maximize the beauty and speed of this course while allowing organizers to integrate
more elements of the Seaport district from harbor cruises, restaurants, concerts
May is also National Law Enforcement Month as both nationally and locally fallen
law enforcement officers are remembered for their sacrifice. Additionally, Memorial
Day weekend is the official kick off to summer when funding for Kids At Risk
Programs is most at need.
"Memorial Day weekend both functionally and symbolically is the perfect
time for Bostons Run To Remember. The spring weather will further enhance
the beauty and speed of this amazing race course while May is a more appropriate
time to honor our fallen heroes said race director Tony Pallotta.
Leave the long-johns at
home - its the same great race without the chance of snow!
I liked this
course. Running along the Charles and through downtown Boston was certainly
Come to Boston!
Welcome to the Hub of running. Beautiful Boston is a jewel of a city decorating
the coast of Massachusetts with a deep running history. The Run to Remember
introduces you to Boston with a half marathon and a 5 miler that wind through
the storied streets. The half marathon course also features a beautiful eight
mile section along Memorial Drive. Make this a destination race for the spring.
It will be a long weekend and the old town will be hopping.
I had a great
time at the race--really loved the course - lise211
Boston is unique among American
cities. Boston is an old city with lots of history, from the Pilgrims to the
American Revolution. But Boston is not some stale old museum town. The annual
migration of hundreds of thousands of college students sees to that. It is a
vibrant happening place, especially in the spring time.
A characteristic of New
England cities and New Englanders is the orgiastic way we celebrate the coming
of spring. As I write this we have just turned back the clocks and wont
see the sun again until April. This Autumnal deprivation 6 months of
darkness and ice makes us crazy when the sun returns. Memorial Day is
our celebration of Spring and Summer. We dance in the streets like pagans worshipping
the Sun God. Its a great time to hold a race, there is so much going on.
Make this your spring
Half Marathons are gaining in popularity. The half marathon distance is a good
step up for people leery of the full 26.2. Historically there havent been
too many races on the calendar to fill the slot between 10k and 42k thats
quite a leap for some folks. Moving the date to May will allow us to avoid training
in the dismal depths of winter when you set this as your goal race. It is also
a great race to set as a goal and help you get out this winter and shed those
unwanted pounds from the holidays.
WOW! What a fun
day in Boston. My first Half and I blew away my personal training record by
roughly 20 seconds less per mile! - rickwjr
In the old March time slot
people would use The Run to Remember as a warm up to a spring marathon
like the big one they run out in Hopkinton on Patriots Day. The new date has
its advantages. If you have run a spring marathon, you can use that conditioning
to smoke this flattish course for a PR. The nice weather and holiday weekend
will make it much more comfortable to run.
The courses for Bostons
Run To Remember are absolutely beautiful and fast. The addition of warm spring
weather will allow participants to see just how pretty Boston is from the flowers
of the Public Garden to the inspirational view of downtown Boston along Memorial
Drive. Lets also not forget how fast this course has proven during the
frigid winter months. Removing the tights and jackets and ice from the roads
will make this course that much faster.
One of the best things about Boston is that it is a walking city and
by association a running city. The geography is small and densely packed. You
can see the whole city in an hour-and-a-half run. And thats what the Run
to remember offers! Its a Duck Tour without the Duck! All thats
missing a tour guide giving running commentary in that outrageous accent over
a scratchy microphone.
and on yooah riaght is the habahhh
"I did my first
half today (third race). It was so great to be able to see the city from that
perspective. I've never actually had the time to look at things since I'm
usually zooming by everything in a car." chicnfngas
If you havent participated
in the Run To Remember yet you are in for a treat. This race runs through the
best parts of Boston and is like a living, running postcard tour of Beantown.
It starts and ends at the
Seaport World Trade Center. It runs through the city, right around the public
gardens (Boston Common) and along Memorial Drive on the north side of the Charles
River. Both the half marathon and the 5 miler truly are tours of Boston.
The course is extremely
flat and with the warmer weather date should produce some fast times.
"I ran the Run
To Remember yesterday also. It was a really well put together race. I ran
in 1:54 which is my fastest half marathon thus far." BlueCord
The Race is a 2-day event that starts on Saturday morning and runs through Sunday
afternoon. The races themselves start around 8:15 Sunday morning. The event
takes over the Seaport World Trade Center for the whole weekend. Everything
is right there within walking distance of downtown. There will be celebrity
guest speakers, demonstrations, a Sports and Fitness Expo, childrens activities
and live local bands jamming. Fun for the entire family is the name of the game.
The Seaport trade center
is right on the harbor front. This is an excellent base camp to explore Boston.
You can hang out and enjoy the music at the Expo or walk uptown. Faneuil Hall
Marketplace is only about a half mile from there with the New England
Aquarium, harbor tours, the Old North Church and all that other stuff youll
see in post cards of Boston.
that encompassed many of the historic spots. On a day like this it has PR
potential. Nicely organized." kayman
You can also jump on the
T the underground and get to anywhere in Boston fast and easy.
Maybe take a ride out the Green Line to Prudential to see that other famous
finish line, or cruise up to North Station for some pre-race pasta in the North
End. Leave the car at home or park it somewhere because Boston is a city best
experienced on foot.
There are a ton of hotels
in the area and the race has some discounted rates for the weekend. Come and
stay in the city. Enjoy the nightlife. Have a great time, come back with great
stories to tell, and cap it all off on Sunday with a race.
Kudos to Tony and all
the race organizers! I hope this becomes a permanent fixture in the Boston
race scene for years to come. tallie
If you stick around - Saturday
the doors open on the Sports and Fitness Expo and packet pick up at the Trade
Center. There are a good number of vendors and product demos for all those last
minute Gus and ointments. Saturday will be salted with free seminars and
they have a Childrens Alley for the kids. As always the popular
Harpoon Beer Garden will be featuring those yummy local micro-brews and local
bands will be rocking.
Great weather, it was
a kick running through Boston, Longfellow Bridge, right past my office building,
Public Garden. Congrats everyone. dmichaels
On Sunday the half marathon
kicks off at 8:15 and the 5 mile starts at 8:30. The races are followed by awards,
a free concert and more beer in the Harpoon beer garden.
Keeps getting better
The race is in its 3rd year and is rapidly becoming a big event in the city.
Last year in the second running 7,500 runner showed up; 5,000
ran the half and 2,500 ran the 5 mile. This is an amazing accomplishment considering
the race is only in its 3rd year - and its only getting better.
Awesome race. Well
planned, organized and executed Imnotscott
Local phenom Dave Hinga
won the half marathon with a nice, crisp 5:22 pace. Another Massachusetts native
Sharon Tillotson, from Salem, led the females in the half with a 1:25:53
The 5 mile race was full
of elites and they ran some fast times. George Kirwa won with a 4:38 pace! The
female winner was Eunice Cepkurui with a 5:18 pace! These folks are fast.
I enjoyed the race
I will be back next yr. - Jay2
Thats the cream of
the crop but there were plenty of mid-packers like you and I too. The participants
were from all around the country and the world. 55% were women with 45% men.
The age breakdown is below:
Many people treat this as
a destination race and participation is broad based with runners from almost
every state in the US. Participants also came from Canada and Mexico.
The event is a memorial for officers who have fallen in the line of duty in
Massachusetts. As you can imagine this garners plenty of support on the course
on off from the City and the Law Enforcement agencies honored. You can sense
the pride and commitment as you make your way along the course.
I agree. Great race.
I too PR'd - Bean93
Net proceed benefit Kids
at Risk programs in the City of Boston. This is a preventative program that
targets kids who are at risk before they get in trouble. This is done by funding
camps and other youth programs that focus on kids at risk. Over $125,000 has
been raised the past two years.
Treat yourself to the Bostons Run to Remember this year. Its a great
event in a super city. With the new date it will be even better! Come on down
and join us all in Boston on Memorial Day weekend.