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For more inspiration, google Derek Mitchell 5K and read his story. As noted below, you don't have to already be in running shape to get started. Good luck.

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ZenLabs C25K app is amazing! Since it starts mostly walking, you don't need to wait!

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Ok, listening to all of you makes me WANT to do a run - it's not gonna happen for quite awhile though! LOL
I have a large amount of weight to lose, but I'd like to set it as a goal for next year at this time, maybe?
Do any of you have any advice for how to prep for getting into light jogging, once I drop some weight? I wouldn't want to damage myself in the process. :) Thanks.

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Thanks for letting me know about the cider run. I won't make Hot Chocolate this year, 'cause it's on the same day as my beloved mitten run, but I'll have a bunch of friends and colleagues there. Yay for an active fall.


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Grebjack - the cider donut run is on hiatus this year. I was planning on having it be my first 10k.

I am doing the hot chocolate run though. It does fill up fast, so make sure you register is you want to do it. Last year we missed it.

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10/5/14 7:23 A

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Here are 2 in Hampshire County:

First the Easthampton Apple-a-Day to support technology in the elementary schools
www.easthampton5k.com/
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Then the Hot Chocolate Run to support Safe Passage
www.hotchocolaterun.com/
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I'm doing a Couch to 5K training for the Apple-a-Day 5K

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Tell us more about the North Adams 5K you're organizing!

I have a couple events coming up, and a few I am considering - will I get to see any of you there?

Devil's Chase October 25th in Salem bnseventmanagement.com/events/Devils
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ase.html
Any excuse for a costume is a good excuse...

I might do the Cider Donut race November 3rd in Amherst - having a friend to meet there would make it all the more worthwhile amherstsurvival.org/events/cdr/

I might do the Y Run for Women and Girls on November 22nd in Springfield www.coolrunning.com/eventcal/event/y
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un-for-women-and-girls/

and I might do the Glenholme 5K for Autism on November 23rd in Connecticut www.theglenholmeschool.org/news_high
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Definitely doing the Blue Back Square Mitten Run December 7th in West Hartford www.hartfordmarathon.com/Events/Blue
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and then I'll go back to cowering indoors until spring.

Events are always more fun when I have someone to run with, so if any of you are planning to do one of these, I'd love to meet up with you. Happy fall!
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That is great!

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Putting on my own, personal 5k here in my home town of North Adams! Nov 1st, 2014 I will set out and complete walking my first 5k! My Spark Tracker is helping me get ready, although I am doing so slowly...I will do this in great time since Physical Therapy is going so well!!

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3/1/14 7:43 A

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Walk front for Demar is every year. I get their Facebook updates so I can post here when it opens up.

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The Boston Athletic Association puts on 3 races in addition to the Boston Marathon. The 5K takes place in the city and is the Saturday before the marathon. June 22nd they have a 10K and then in October they have a half marathon.

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I was able to follow the link for Up Front for Demar, but it said the date was 11/11/13. Is it intended to happen every year on Veteran's Day and maybe they just haven't set up a registration for this year yet?

FRABBIT, what is the BAA 5K?

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2/10/14 2:24 P

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Are any other Sparkers running the BAA 5K? I am.

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2/6/14 7:45 P

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Hopefully this works. If not you may have to just search "Up Front For Demar" on facebook.

Edited: No matter how I try to do it, the link will not work. Its a facebook page with the above title.

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2/6/14 10:27 A

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Laurie,

You link didn't work... BF's brother and SIL live in Lee, and go up to North Adams often, so they may be interested. Could you try to repost the link so I can send it to them?

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I know not too many people are near my end of the state, but we have a fairly new one on Vetran's Day, named for a local man killed in Afganistan. The race is in North Adams. There is a one mile walk for those who can't quite do a 5k yet.
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I didn't know about hustle your bustle - going to check that out now!

Rebecca

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We drew a circle that took him in!
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Color Me Rad (Hartford, CT) April 26
www.colormerad.com/race.i?raceid=277
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Purple Run/Walk for a Cure (Northampton, MA) April 13
www.active.com/florence-ma/running/d
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tance-running-races/purple-run-walk-R>for-a-cure-2014?keywords=na


I will be participating in both (will be registering on Friday)

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Two great resources for looking up races. You can search by location and distance:

https://www.racemenu.com/
http://www.coolrunning.com/eventcal/sear
ch/

The following is a partial list. I got a little carried away, so beware of potential typos in the dates. Some are annual events where the 2014 date has not yet been announced.

February 2, 2014, Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA
Super Sunday 5K
http://runagainstcancer.org/supersunday/

February 15, 2014, Wakefield, MA
Cupidís Chase 5K
http://www.northshoretimingonline.com/re
glivecb.aspx?eventyear_id=129

February 15, 2014, Malden, MA
Love Em or Leave Em Run
http://www.bnseventmanagement.com/events
/LoveEmorLeaveEm.html

March 15, 2014, Plymouth, MA
Pace to a Pint 5K
http://www.wickedawesomeproductions.com/
pace-to-a-pint/

March 16, 2014, Cambridge, MA
Craicfest 5K
http://cambridge5k.com/craicfest

March 16, 2014, Burlington, MA
Leprechaun 5K Shuffle and Fun Run
https://www.racemenu.com/events/33821-Le
prechaun-5K-Shuffle-and-Fun-Run

March 16, 2014, South Boston, MA
St. Patrickís Day Road Race
http://www.bgcb.org/2013-st-patricks-day
-road-race/

March 16, 2014, Somerville, MA
Ras na hEireann USA 5K
http://www.baevents.com/rasnaheireann/

March 30, 2014, Cambridge, MA
An Ras Mor
http://www.srr.org/anrasmor/

April 6, 2014, Gloucester, MA
Foolís Dual 5K
http://www.yukanrun.com/Fools-Dual.html

April 19, 2014, Boston, MA
BAA 5K
http://www.baa.org/Races/5K.aspx

April 26, 2014, Springfield, MA
Hustle Your Bustle 5K
http://www.b4rem.com/hustle-your-bustle-
5k/

April 27, 2014, Cambridge, MA
Spring Classic 5K
http://springclassic5k.com/

May 3, 2014, Hamilton, MA
Fast Chicks 5K (women only)
http://fastchicks5k.org/Home.html

May 15, 2014, Cambridge, MA
Blues Run & Music Festival 5K
http://baevents.com/bluesrun/

May 17, 2014, Salisbury, MA
25th Annual Evelynís Run for the Roses 5K Womenís Road Race
and
Menís Run for the Women
http://runthecircle.org/wordpress/?page_
id=363

May 24, 2014, Stoneham, MA
Stoneham Strong 5K
http://www.stonehamstrong5k.com/

May 25, 2014, Cambridge, MA
East Cambridge Business Association Freedom Run
http://cambridge5k.com/freedom/

May 25, 2014, Hyannis, MA
Barnstable Police Officer Michael Aselton 5K
http://www.greathyannisroadraces.com/5K_
Home.html

June 2014, Needham, MA
Every Dad 5K
http://www.have2run.com/everydad.php

June 2014, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA
Tory Row 5K
http://toryrow.us/tr5k/

June 7, Newton, MA
Runnerís World Heartbreak Hill 5K
http://rw.runnersworld.com/hhhalf/about.
html

June 26, 2014, Cambridge, MA
Reggae Ramble & Music Festival
http://www.baevents.com//reggaeramble/in
dex.html

June 29, 2013, Manchester, NH
Ladies Night Out Run, Wine & Chocolate Series
http://www.bnseventmanagement.com/events
/LNOManchesterNH.html

July 4, 2014, Plymouth, MA
Independence Day 5K
http://www.wickedawesomeproductions.com/
independence-day-5k/

July 19, 2014, South Boston
Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5K
http://www.lstreet.org/JKSB/jksb_5K.html
https://www.racemenu.com/events/17651-JK
SB-5k

July 31, 2014, Cambridge, MA
Jerry Garcia Memorial River Walk-Run
http://www.baevents.com//garcia/index.ht
ml

August 3, 2014, Rockport, MA
Triple Threat 5K
http://www.yukanrun.com/TripleThreat.htm
l

August 24, 2014, Cambridge, MA
Memphis Soul 5K BBQ Run
http://baevents.com/elvis/

August 28, 2014, Cambridge, MA
Twist & Shout 5K
http://www.baevents.com//helterskelter/i
ndex.html

September 2014, Cambridge, MA
Tavern to Tavern 5K
http://taverntotavern5k.com/

September 11, 2014, Cambridge, MA
Halfway to Mardi Gras, Mardi Gras Festival Run
http://www.baevents.com//mardigrasfestiv
alrun/index.html

October 5, 2014, Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA
Oktoberfest 5K
http://cambridge5k.com/oktoberfest/

October 26, 2014, Newton Centre, MA
Billís Pizzeria 5K
http://bills5k.com/corkBills5kinfo.html

October 26, 2014, Cambridge, MA
Superhero 5K
http://www.have2run.com/events.php#super
hero

December 2014, Boston, MA
Miss Santa 5K
http://runagainstcancer.org/holiday-5k/

December 2014
Boston, Danvers, Hyannis, Springfield, Taunton
Jolly Jaunt 5K
http://www.specialolympicsma.org/events/
fundraising-events/jolly-jaunt/

December 7, 2014, Cambridge 5K
Yulefest 5K
http://cambridge5k.com/yulefest/

December 14, Cambridge, MA
Winter Classic 5K
http://winterclassic5k.com/

December 14, Somerville, MA
Somerville Jingle Bell Run
http://www.baevents.com/jinglebell/


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This is a great list.

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Excellent. Adding to your list:
11-23-13 Field Forest Orchard 5K, Phillipston, MA
http://www.redapplefarm.com/Harvest-X-Ga
mes.html

11-28-13 Feaster Five, Andover MA
www.active.com/andover-ma/running/races/
26th-annual-feaster-five-2013?

11-30-13 Talking Turkey 6 miler, Holyoke, MA
https://eorcrunner1.wufoo.com/forms/the-
35th-running-of-the-talking-turkey-race/

all Saturdays December to February, alternating 5K/ 10K
Springfield Harriers SnowStorm Classics, Forest Park, Springfield, MA
http://www.harriers.org/SnowStorm/index.
html

12-8-13 Blue Back Square Mitten Run, Hartford, CT
http://www.hartfordmarathon.com/Events/B
lue_Back_Mitten_Run_Presented_by_Unite
dHealthcare.htm

1-1-14 Old Silver Beach Run and Dunk, North Falmouth, MA
http://www.capecodshelter.org/events-run
-and-dunk.html

1-1-14 Peanut Butter Chip Chase 5K, Temple NH

6-21-14 FoamFest, Haverhill MA
www.active.com/haverhill-ma/running/dist
ance-running-races/5k-foam-fest-new-en
gland-ma-2014

3-1-14 Zombie Run, Worcester MA
www.active.com/worcester-ma/running/5k-z
ombie-run-2014?int=29-101-4

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Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in!
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That would be great actually. I'm in Amherst, so those would be great for me as well. I'm sure there are others in the same position.

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Okay to post races near but not in Massachusetts? I live in Springfield and many of my nearest races are sponsored by the Hartford Marathon Foundation.

Rebecca

He drew a circle that shut me out--
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in!
-Edwin Markham

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Hi Everyone! I thought it would be a neat idea to have a running list (no pun intended) of registration links to 5Ks all around Massachusetts. That way, people could just come here to find a good race without having to search the web.

I'll start us off with a couple, feel free to add as many as you want!

11-28-13 Feaster Five, Andover MA www.active.com/andover-ma/running/ra
ce
s/26th-annual-feaster-five-2013?


6-21-14 FoamFest, Haverhill MA www.active.com/haverhill-ma/running/
di
stance-running-races/5k-foam-fest-neR>w-england-ma-2014


3-1-14 Zombie Run, Worcester MA www.active.com/worcester-ma/running/
5k
-zombie-run-2014?int=29-101-4


Edited by: FANCYSIMAGES at: 11/21/2013 (10:34)
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