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30th Annual Mill Cities Relay Invitational

posted Oct 28, 2013, 4:31 PM by Paul Trifury

December 8, 2013

Hosted by the Clubs of the Mill Cities Alliance
TriFury Members,

The Mill Cities Relay is a great end of the year multiclub invitational 5 leg relay road race event. 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 8th. 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.What's really cool about this year's event is that it is the 30th annual, and the runner givaway is a long sleeve white tshirt with the 30th mill cities logo on the front and the list of all the clubs on the back.  No ugly sponsor logo filled tshirt shirts for this event.

27 miles, run in five legs starting in Nashua at the Norman Crisp Schoolfollowing 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, I will be making up several teams.  If you've already been recruited by your running club like MVS, GLRR, the Shamrocks, Winners Circle, the Mystics, Gate City, Sommerville Road Runners, Greater Derry, the Wicked Running Club or even the Goon Squad, don't worry, we won't feel bad.  In an event like this we understand that your running club probably comes first.   But if you're not on a team or not in another club, then we'd love to have you represent TriFury. 

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 2013 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, I NEED a few captains.

If you can't run and want to help out we definitely also have a big need a few people to help me direct runners from 9AM until 11:30 at Griffin Park in Methuen which is TriFury's responsibility with the help of Whirlaway Racing Team.    Each club has a particular duty to put on the race, this is ours.

I will make up teams over Thanksgiving weekend and let everyone know who their team captain and teamates are. We will have some competitive teams, and some just-having-fun teams this year. The cost is $15 for each person. If you cancel in the last week, you will still owe the club $15.   You should plan on paying your team captain on race day.   No need to pay in advance.  Other than Try the Tri, this has to be the 2nd best value value in all of sports.

The absolute deadline to sign up with me for a TriFury team is 5PM Wednesday November 27th (the day before Thanksgiving). 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)