During the warmer months (usually March through December), GFRC Track
workouts take place Wednesday evenings, 6:15pm at Bowditch
exception is during Summer Track weeks (June - August), the regular
track workouts are moved to Tuesday evenings. Check the Calendar
for updates to the schedule, including what workouts will be done.
SUMMER TRACK MEETS:
Wednesday nights, June - August. All ages, all abilities. The
events included in each of the meets include: 50 meter dash, 100 meter
dash, 200 meter dash, 400 meter dash, 800 meter dash and 1 mile distance
events as well as long jump, softball throw and a 400 meter relay. All
events, whenever practicable, are staged in age-graded and often
gender-segregated heats. This system facilitates organization of the
simplest and often fairest competition among the hundreds of
See our Summer
Track page for more info.
MEETING FUN RUNS (and breakfast!):
Before each of the monthly meetings, starting at the host's
home, there will be a fun run. Often there are several groups that
will venture out and run varying lengths. At the end of the run,
before the meeting, breakfast is provided by the Club. Check the
Calendar for dates/locations!
WEEKEND ROAD & TRAIL GROUP FUN RUNS:
Members, check the
Calendar on the website and also the GFRC Facebook Page to see when others are organizing group runs, or
to see when Group Run organizers are needed.
All official group runs will be published to the calendar on the website
at least one week in advance.
Some group runs on the road will start
at 8:30am from Brophy
School. The route nicknamed Terrible
Ten is often a favorite (and not really as bad as it sounds).
There's also a 16-mile
route mapped out for those wanting something even
longer. Other group runs will start from pre-determined locations.
Most group trail runs will be in Callahan State Park, starting either at the Millwood parking lot, or Edmands Road
lot at 8 or 8:30am (though sometimes earlier to accommodate schedules or
distances). There are various routes, but often the 5.3
mile or 10
mile Busa Bushwhack routes are run, and sometimes more!
Non-GFRC members who are interested in joining a group run, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
during peak marathon training seasons (both for Fall Marathons and for
Boston), runners will post in the GFRC Facebook Page looking for
company on long runs. These informal sessions are a good way to
get to know the other members of the Club and to help get through those
tough longer runs of marathon training!
few times throughout the year there will be other organized fun
runs. Keep your eye on the website and for forum posts detailing these
see our safe winter running page