Winter Schedule and Upcoming Events

Annual Board Meeting & Voting

The board meeting was on January 9, 2022. Before leaving the president’s position, Mike O’Hara presented George Higgins with the annual President’s Cup award. George has been the key person for obtaining NMC the opportunity to participate in the 26×1 Relay this last summer and encouraging many NMC runners to participate in the Beat The Bay State event. George will also be the club’s new Membership Director. Our incoming president is Mark Fontaine. Mark presented Jim Shope, the NMC’s coach, with a coach’s jacket. Jim has so generously headed-up many track workouts for the club for several years.

Many thanks to Mike O’Hara for serving as president during these last 2 difficult and unprecedented times. Mike kept us going. Thank you Mike for doing a super job.

Also, many thanks to Deb Fontaine as she steps down from the club’s Membership Director. Over the years, Deb has served as the Membership Director, on the Board of Directors, and organized several events for NMC.

Many thanks to John Collura. John has served on the Board of Directors for the past 4 years. John’s input has been invaluable.


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. For more information: Down load flyer here for details.

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.
Contact Sau-mei for further information or questions at mutrner@yahoo.com.

2022 Winter Schedule

Races and dates:
January 9 Sunday, Bob Hersey Memorial, K of C – results
January 16, Sunday, Worcester NMC 3.4M Run – results
January 22, Saturday, Fresh Pond, Cambridge, MA, (Club members only)
January 22, Saturday, Leominster Knights 5K
January 30, Sunday, Log Cabin 10K
February 6, Sunday, Tom & Ron Boone Memorial 10K
February 13, Sunday, Donnelly’s Tavern 5 mile
February 20, Sunday, Merrimac

For more detailed information see the 2022 Winter Schedule.

Entry fees:
$5 non-club member
$3 member (with prize)
free member (no- prize)

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.

Other Races

February 27, March 6, March 13, Wild Rover Series
3M, 4M, 5M, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell.
Discounted entry fees for NMC members for three races.  Dates are tentative.  A virtual option TBD. For information:  http://www.runthewildrover.com.