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Overlook Trail Race for 9/22

The Overlook Trail Race- run behind Burbank Hospital, and scheduled for 9/22/13 Sunday has been cancelled.

Rock The GAZBAR 5K

We are setting up another local 5K Race in Leominster- in conjunction with The GAZBAR On Central St in Leominster. Walk and Run will be held on October 13th(Sunday) Walk is at 1:30 and Run is at 2PM. Admission is only $5 for everyone(including Club Members). There are no shirts, but we are working on prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Male and Female Runners. After the Race- you can stay and watch the Patriots- who have a 4PM Game that day.

Update- there will be some additional raffles and prizes- must be present to win. There WILL BE a DONATION MADE to the Leominster High School NEW Track Facility Fund!!!

You can now register online at

  • Rock the Gazbar 5K 2013
  • Summer Series Updates-

    Updates have been made to Results on both Coolrunning and our Results Page to get most all races up to date. I still need to add Westford Academy and Fresh Pond.

    Some Pictures will be posted shortly.

    Summer Newsletter Available

    Donna Leblanc and her roving band of reporters have put together a huge Newsletter with all you need and want to know about what is happening in the world of NMC

  • Summer 2013 Newsletter
  • Start of the Summer Race Series- 6/4/13

    Tonight beginning at 7PM- is the start of our Summer Series Races. Our Summer Series always kicks off at Knights of Columbus on Electric ave in Fitchburg with our 5 Mile Bob Hersey Memorial Race- with Pot-Luck feed immediately after.

    Lace 'em up and head on over tonight!!

    Mountain Biking @ Lake Dennison

    Joe Dimucci is gathering a group of folks who want to di some Trail and Croass Country riding in the Lake Dennison area on Thursday nights. The riding is not technical- and is mostly on fire-roads and trails.

    Meetup will be Thursday evenings at 6PM form the Boat launch @ Dennison. For more info- contact Joe or Jim Fay 508-846-5765

    2013 Summer Race Schedule

    Our 2013 Summer Race Schedule is now posted. Page 1 is the list of NMC Races, while Page 2 is a listing of other Races hosted by NMC members. Page 2 is NOT a part of any of NMC's Grand Prix series. They are not free races for members.

  • NMC 2013 Summer Race Series  (.pdf)
  • 1st Annual Box Trot 5K

    Fresh off the heels of our very successful Shamrocks St Patty's Race- North Medford Club will be adding another new 5K during the Summer. This will be hosted by Kenny Ricker at his other establishment in Leominster- The Luxury Box on Central St.

    Race will be held Sunday August 4th, and will feature a 5K Run and Walk. There will be shirts, and a Feed, as well as prizes and raffles.
    Benefit for this race will be for donation to Leominster High School Track Facility.
    I will have advance electronic registration up shortly.
    Application Here:

  • The Box Trot 5K 2013
  • Donations for Leominster High School Track

    The following is reprinted from the Fitchburg Sentinel and Enterprise- written by Jack Minch

    Running club goes distance for new Leominster track
    By Jack Minch, Sentinel & Enterprise

    LEOMINSTER -- The North Medford Running Club gave the Leominster School Department a running start on an ambitious goal Tuesday to build a track and athletic field behind Leominster High School.

    Club board member Dr. Mark Fontaine presented Superintendent of Schools James Jolicoeur and Leominster Education Foundation board member Jennifer Maguy a $1,000 check toward the construction of a track and field.

    With the entire project estimated to cost $2.9 million, the running club's donation is just the first blade of grass in a big field, but Jolicoeur is hoping it helps raise awareness.

    "We're trying to get some momentum building an athletic field behind Leominster High School," he said. "This is a project that has been talked about for a long time."

    A new track and field could also be used for lacrosse, soccer or football practice, Jolicoeur said.

    The track and field, as well as an early-childhood center for the School Department, are the Leominster Education Foundation's priorities, Jolicoeur said.

    Girls track coach Karen Marino welcomed the first donation after hearing about it Tuesday.

    "I think that's an excellent idea," she said. "We've been needing one. We want to give our kids a fair chance. We're going against really big schools and really talented schools."

    The high school's track-and-field team is competing at a disadvantage to other schools without a home turf, Marino said.

    "We're in desperate need of a track," she said. "We haven't had a home meet in probably 10 or more years."

    The team practices at Doyle Field, but that field is open to the public so runners dodge an occasional walker or bicyclist, and the javelin throwers must keep an eye out for soccer games in the field.

    There are no lanes in which to practice sprints, and runners can't use spikes because the surface is asphalt and they often suffer shin splints.

    The running club held a St. Patrick's Day 5K road race in Lunenburg and directed part of the proceeds toward the high-school field, Fontaine said.

    "We wanted to get people aware of the need," he said.

    The club is planning another road race at the Luxury Box on Central Street and will again donate part of the proceeds to the track, Fontaine said.

    "The committee has decided this will be our beneficiary as long as possible," he said. "Hopefully, we'll be able to build enough momentum to work with the city and fulfill this project in the future."

    Applications for the road race will be available on the club's website, and at

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    2013 Fred Brown Lake Winnipesaukee Relay Registration

    We are a GO!!! Registration is up and running- Yeah- that big REGISTER ONLINE button just to the LEFT!!!

    Shirts are being designed, and negotiations are working for music, beer and wine- PLEASE Stay Tuned.

    Packet Pickup this year will be Friday evening 9/6 at the Tavern inside the Funspot.

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