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29th Annual Mill Cities Relay Invitational

posted Nov 16, 2012, 8:06 AM by Henry Sacco

December 2, 2012

Hosted by the Clubs of the Mill Cities Alliance
 
The Mill Cities Relay is a great end of the year multiclub 5 leg relay road race event. http://www.millcities.com/. As TriFury, we're not looking to win it, just have some fun and have an excuse to run on the flat streets along the Merrimack River from Nashua to Lawrence on Sunday Dec 2nd. And oh yeah, go to the party at the end. The event is put on by the running clubs of the Merrimack Valley as a celebration of team spirit and and end of the season party.
 
THE COURSE: 27 miles, run in five legs starting in Nashua at the Norman Crisp School (note new start location)following the scenic Merrimack River through Nashua, Hudson, Tyngsboro, Lowell, Dracut, Methuen and finishing in Lawrence at the Claddagh Pub, 399 Canal St., Lawrence, MA.
LEG LENGTHS: 5.4, 4.75, 2.5, 9.5, and 4.75 Miles.
If you have a group of TriFury friends/training partners that you would like to assemble as a team yourselves that would be great. Or if you would like me to put you on a team thats just as fun. I will be making up several teams.  
 
Please reply to me if you're interested in running on a TriFury relay team or are putting a TriFury team together yourselves (the entire team must be active 2012 TriFury members. EVERYONE, every TriFury member, every pace is welcome. Send your name, and your typical recent time for a 5K or 5 Miler. If you'd prefer a certain distance leg also say so. Also, if you're willing to be a team captain, please let me know.
If you can't run and want to help out we need a few people to direct runners from 9AM until 11:30 at Griffin Park in Methuen.
I will make up teams one week before the race as equally matched for total time as possible based on predicted pace so we can compete amongst ourselves in a very fun way. The cost is $15 for each person, payable in advance. If you cancel in the last week, you will still owe me $15.
The absolute deadline to sign up with me for a TriFury team is 5PM Wednesday November 21st since the race now cuts off registration way ahead of race day. You do not need to be fast, but you do need to want to have some fun.
Be well, I hope you can join us.
Dave Tyler and Pat Sheridan (TriFury's Mill Cities Committee Reps)

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