I hope you are coming to the GLRR Family Outing this Sunday – July 27th. And I hope you’ll be able to participate in one (or more?) of the group runs we have planned. There are three courses to choose from. They all can be modified to fit your needs.
- The Lowell High School Cross Country Course
- A downtown five miler
- A nine plus melted Fudgcicle special
The Lowell High School Cross Country Course
This is the shortest, but hardest of the runs. You follow the course (white XC arrows on the ground) around Shedd and over Fort Hill. It’s only about 3 miles (not even really) – but that first hill will get your attention!
Here is a course map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/480672250
A downtown five miler
This goes from Shedd out to Boylston and then takes Lawrence Rd to downtown. In downtown there are nice views of the canals and the Concord River near Middlesex College, the Lowell Auditorium and Saints Hospital. The return is on E Merrimack and Wentworth Ave. Some hills – but not bad.
Here is a course map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/480791512
I will try to mark the turns with orange chalk paint before Sunday (try – as in I can’t promise it)
A nine plus melted Fudgcicle special
This is a run from Shedd out the Fudgcicle course. The full run is just over nine miles. It’s an out and back, with a loop around the (melting) Fudgcicle Course at the far end. Because it’s out and back – you can always do this one and just run as much or as little as you need. But the feature of this one is to try the Fudgcicle course when the temp is about 10 times higher than we normally experience
Here is a course map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/480802328
For those unfamiliar with the famous Fudgcicle Course – I’ll try to mark that too.
Don’t forget to RSVP – so Pat, Trina and Mike know how much food/drink to get!
And remember – leave your beer/wine at home (our permit allows us to serve – but not bring our own). This is however a BYOC (bring your own chair) event.