Monthly Archives: December 2010

Winter Classic 5K

The Winter Classic 5K in Cambridge, MA is a bright spot during the darkest weekend of the year. The Winter Solstice is nearly here. Daylight has been dwindling and the temperature has dropped…

…but this race draws four hundred hardy souls to gather near MIT, many in costume–a painter’s palette defying the grey skies above. When the race starts, we flow like a rainbow to Harvard and back…

…and afterwards, we glow from the run (and the post-race Smuttynose beer. :)

Come! Run with me now…

(I took this photo, and the others below, while running.)

John Mortimer, well ahead of the pack as he runs to victory.


My favorite costume: Alicia Leeman, garbed as “Holiday Cheer.”

Here’s a slideshow:

All right! Let’s get to the good stuff–an HD video that puts you right in the middle of this race. Go ahead! Click the ‘Play’ button below. (And be sure to view the video in 720p HD, in Full-Screen, so you’ll see the race in panoramic, high-resolution.)

Were you at this race–and if so, what did you like best about it? What could be improved?

(If you weren’t there, I hope these photos and HD video gave you a taste of the race…and I hope I’ll see you at a race next week.)

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