An Update on Life and Smaller New England Races

A few updates
Run To Munch is officially on Facebook   Help  my ego and like my page as I dream about running all day.

If you’re already on facebook, please like my photo, I’m trying to win some free shoes since I go through them way too fast and they ain’t free.

I also wanted to mention some smaller local races I’ll be running this Spring around Boston or just know about since I can’t run every race, at least my wallet and driver won’t.

Sadly, the more I update, the less I’m running.  I’m currently taking a few days off to try to recover whatever is making my right knee cranky.  Maybe it’s too many lunges with bad form or too much hard running on a cheap home treadmill, either way I stopped all for a few days.  Conveniently for me, this knee issue came around the same time as Nemogadden.


As most New Englanders go crazy prepping for the storm on Thursday, I made a smart decision of restocking on Wednesday night when the store was completely empty!


I guess this dude is prepared… if only I was THIS prepared.

Jack on the other hand, as of Friday morning was not impressed.  He told me to next time wake him up when I find Nemo.

Jack is not impressed

Anyways, the real purpose of this post besides me wanting to share silly photos of the blizzard wiping out New England.

2013 Spring Races in New England

March 2, 2013 – Black Cat 10 & 20 Miler – Another Boston Prep race in Salem.  Look fun but I’ll probably skip out due to budget.  If you’re nearby though and want a great marathon prep race or half marathon prep race, check it out!

March 10, 2013 – Quincy Half Marathon – Registration is only $50, off the MBTA red line.  I picked to do this race over the New Bedford half that’s a week away because it;s smaller and cheaper and doesn’t require a drive.

March 23, 2013 – Malden 10K – First this 10K with a 5K option is only $20 or $10 if you’re a student.  It’s off the MBTA orange line and doesn’t require an early wake up as race start is around noon.  Aside from a race shirt, hat and gloves, you also get an awesome pasta lunch afterward the race!  I’ll be running and love to see you there!

April 21, 2013 – Energize the Earth 5/10K – I don’t know a lot about this race but if you’re in that area, there’s a deal at the moment for 40% off on the race.  It’s in Beverly, MA

May 26, 2013 – Run To Remember Half Marathon – There’s a half marathon and 5 miler option and it’s completely in Boston!  Beautiful course.

Do you prefer local or big production (RnR style) production races? While smaller races don’t always have the roads fully closed, i still prefer the more neighborhood feel of a smaller race over the hoard of 20,000 fellow runners around me.  I guess I’m a lone wolf type of runner.

Also if you have other local Boston area Spring races that you want to mention, share and I’ll update the post.

2 thoughts on “An Update on Life and Smaller New England Races”

  1. Another fun race is the Applefest Half Marathon in Hollis, NH in the Fall. The race is Saturday October 5, 2013. It is beautiful, and yummi apple crips waiting for you at the finishline! I ran this last year as a relay. This year I am signed up for the full half-marathon.

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