Spring and Upcoming Events

President’s News & Comments

                                          2022 Shamrocks on the Rocks 5-K

Well that felt really good getting back to our flagship race after a 2 year hiatus! Kiss our asses COVID!  We plan, we worry, we hope and every single time we pull this race off it is a feeling of happiness.  

Thank you to everyone for helping/running today.  An amazing task by George Higgins for implementing a new software program for the results/timing.  

We gave out a bunch of Shamrock medals today, top 3 every 10 year age category, and we got so many thank-you’s and saw so many happy people.  

I’m always amazed at the simplicity/complexity of our sport of running – put on shoes and go to do whatever you want, smash it as hard as you can, run it with a friend for fun, step up to the start line not knowing if you can do it.  

As always, NMC puts on these races for this – give the runners a nice, challenging course, bring some business into where the race is held, channel revenue into local charitable causes.

Yup, we pulled all of that off again.  Thank you everyone. See you next time!

Mark Fontaine, NMC President

Devens Spring Series starts soon.

Devens Spring 5K/1M Series begins April 6. An eight-week series using the same course. Check out the flyer for details. Hope to see you there.

Races held by NMC

March 19, Saturday, Shamrock on the Rocks 5K Run/Walk, presented by the North Medford Club and On the Rocks. Race will be held at On the Rocks, 96 Lakefront Street, Lunenburg, MA. Walkers start at 12:30 pm, and runners start at 1:00 pm. Awards to top 3 overall men and women and top 3 male and female in age groups. See results here.

April 9, Saturday, 30th Annual Merrimack River 10 Mile Trail Race, USATF New England Trail Championship, presented by the North Medford Club. 9am.  Parking at Doubletree by Hilton, Old River Rd, Andover, MA.  Registration fee $10 before 4/2/22,  $15 post and day of race.  Add $10 for t-shirt, limit of 75.  The Merrimack River race has been selected to host the USATF New England Trail Championship this year so please make sure that you enter your USATF member # to the race application. Download your 2022 River Applications. View course map.
Contact Sau-mei for further information or questions at mutrner@yahoo.com.

Weekly Track Workouts at Fitchburg State

Weekly track workouts are being held on Thursdays at 5:30 pm at Fitchburg State. Safe and social distancing practices will be used. For more information contact Coach Jim at srunshope@aol.com.