Topics: Running

ORLEANS ─ While local high school athletes are busily preparing for the opening games in their respective winter seasons, local athletes laced up running shoes and donned clever costumes in celebration of the annual Santa Stampede in Orleans on Dec. 2. The 2017 event was well-attended and featured folks in all manner of attire that included everything from Santas (naturally) to Christmas trees, nutcrackers, ...

HARWICH ─ People in the Harwich area might be used to seeing Eric Beebe out for a run on the Rail Trail now and again as part of his commitment to wellness, but when he took to the trail on Oct. 15, it was for an entirely different reason. This time the run had a deeper purpose: to raise money for Children's Hospital in Boston, with which he has a special connection. “Four years ago my oldest son was diagnos...

CHATHAM ─ The hill on Crowell Road is always the toughest part of the annual Chatham Harbor Run, but this year it saw more smiling faces crossing the finish line than not. Perhaps it was the ideal weather on Sunday, or the fact that nearly 200 runners earned themselves the bragging rights of having finished a summertime 10K, no easy feat. Ian Nurse was the first overall runner in the event, coming down the c...

Running Into Summer In The Harwich 5K

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The forecast threatened rain but runners in the Harwich 5K were undaunted as they took to the streets for the annual event, running into summer in stride. Crossing the finish line first and far ahead of the pack was Sam Thomas of Brewster who posted an impressive time on the 3.34-mile course of 16:18.2, a full two minutes ahead of second-place finisher Andrew Groff of Lancaster, Pa. Emilee Palme...

Summer is upon us here on Cape Cod and that can only mean one thing (other than an uptick in traffic): It's time for the annual Harwich 5K and Chatham Harbor Run road races, happening this weekend in their respective towns. The Harwich 5K, sponsored by the Harwich Chamber of Commerce and presented by Koko Fitness, kicks off Saturday (June 24) at 9:30 a.m., with packet pickup taking place Friday from 2 to 5 p.m...

CHATHAM ─ In the early hours of Thanksgiving morning it seemed that every turkey in Chatham was left at home to baste itself as thousands of runners, walkers, and supportive spectators made their way downtown for the 2016 Turkey Trot. The event originally began in 2005, conceived by Mary Parsons and Linda Redding and inspired by the We Gather Together run-walk held in Sandwich each Thanksgiving. The Chatham ...

CHATHAM ─ Organizers of the new Chatham in the Fall road race wanted to offer runners the opportunity to race in cooler weather than that of the Chatham Harbor Run. With temps barely reaching 50 for the inaugural event on Sunday, they got their wish, and so did the happy folks who took part in the event. The new 10K road race follows the same course as the Harbor Run, which happens in late June each year. Bu...

Time For The Annual Chatham Turkey Trot

By: Kat Szmit

CHATHAM ─ Before the drumsticks, the gravy, and even the football games comes a true Thanksgiving tradition: the Turkey Trot, which returns to Chatham this Thanksgiving Day. The event has enlivened Thanksgiving morning for more than a decade, with the 2016 event marking the Turkey Trot's 12 th year. As of Nov. 8 more than 1,400 runners have signed up to take part in this year's run, which follows a ...

HARWICH ─ Thanks to an unprecedented display of athleticism, the 2016 Harwich Cranberry Harvest Half Marathon will be one for the history books. Each of the top three men's runners – Jim Spisak, Amos Sang, and Glarius Rop – soundly broke the record for fastest Cape Cod half marathon set in 1991 by Larry Bartholomew. Bartholomew claimed victory in the Hyannis half marathon with a finish time of 1:06:56, which...

HARWICH ─ Runners have always liked the Harwich Cranberry Harvest Half-Marathon and 10K road races for the course, and now they'll have reason to stick around after crossing the finish line thanks to a new after party that promises to spice up the fun runs. According to Paul Collyer of B.A. Event Promotions, which hosts the annual event, the 2016 Cranberry Harvest will feature a post race wine and beer garde...

Chatham Welcomes New November Road Race

By: Kat Szmit

CHATHAM ─ Runners who love the Chatham Harbor Run, but not always the sultry summer conditions of the race, will delight in knowing that there's a new race in town. Recently the Board of Selectmen approved the Chatham in the Fall 10K road race, officially slated for Nov. 20. Perhaps the best news for dedicated harriers? The new race will follow the same scenic course of the Harbor Run, but ideally with coole...

Sun Shines Down On Sublime Chatham Harbor Run

By: Kat Szmit

CHATHAM ─ Sunday is a day that many in Chatham will long remember. It marked the first time that the steady rhythm of running feet beat across the Mitchell River Bridge since it recently reopened, heralding the return of the Chatham Harbor Run. After kicking off at noon from atop Crowell Road near Monomoy Middle School, runners and 5K walkers made their way along courses that took them through scenic Chatham, ...

Kids of All Ages Enjoy The Annual Harwich 5K

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – Never underestimate moms with a mission. Seven years ago a group of Harwich moms with young children wanted to find a way to keep themselves and their children fit, so they started meeting in the early mornings for a walk/run, building up their endurance until they were ready for a full-fledged 5K. “The McCourt Race was the first race we ever ran,” said Joanne Logie, adding that disappointment set in...

CHATHAM ─ Nearly 40 years ago a quartet of running enthusiasts, fresh from their participation in the renowned Falmouth Road Race, decided that another Cape venue needed a similar event, and the Chatham Harbor Run was born. But in 2014, construction began on the aging Mitchell River Bridge, and the beloved Chatham run went on hiatus. At noon on June 26 the race returns and runners will once again be able to t...