Run Season Begins

By Dave Fratello | February 21st, 2008
This Saturday morning brings the first of the local school fundraiser runs, a 5k in support of American Martyrs School. The route is all Tree Section, with lots of hilly Valley/Ardmore parts. Weather's looking OK.

Just around the corner, Robinson holds its 5k on Saturday, March 15th, with a route including walkstreets and Valley on the South End.

Grandview's 5k is June 7, back in the Trees.

MBC has previously called out these runs, among others, as some of our favorite parts of life in MB. (See "A New, Unique MB Event," about the pumpkin races.) Frankly, where your humble correspondent was raised, we didn't have this sort of thing, with the closing off of streets for fitness runs (or renowned bike races). Check yourself: It's cool.

If you're so inclined, here's how to register for two of the school runs:
  • Martyrs 5k (Feb. 23) – race day registration only, 6:30am-8am (start time) at the school playground (off Laurel/15th); $28/adults, $23/kids
  • Robinson 5k (Mar. 15) – Register by Feb. 29 online via to guarantee a T-shirt (direct link); $20/adults, $15/kids
No info yet on the Grandview 5k (June 7).

Also, on April 12, there's the Hermosa-to-Manhattan pier-to-pier run (4 mi) [see the sponsor's site here]; and – of course – the Hometown 10k in October.

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