Category Archives: 5-Miler

Lobster Dash

The Lobster Dash is a gorgeous race on the packed sand of Ogunquit Beach in Maine. You run for five miles on the most wonderful surface you can imagine, as waves roll in and the sky looks up at you from a reflection underfoot. After the race you get the best possible post-race food: a lobster roll!

Come! Run with me now



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









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 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.)

210_x_10_transparent.gif © 2010 by Ken Skier. All rights reserved.

St. Anne’s Lakes Race

The St. Anne’s Lakes Race is a beautiful road race along rolling (but never steep) roads in the southern New Hampshire town of Hampstead. I ran these 5 miles barefoot (my longest distance ever running without shoes)…and enjoyed every step of the way. This is New Hampshire, after all, where roads are always smooth and well-maintained (certainly compared to those in the Boston area!) But part of this course had been recently resurfaced, so it was like running on silk. Just a joyful experience for my bare feet.

Another treat was the post-race experience: great hummus sandwiches, water, and other refreshments!

Come! Run with me now…



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









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 Full-Screen, so you’ll see the photos 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.)

210_x_10_transparent.gif © 2010 by Ken Skier. All rights reserved.

Joan’s Jaunt

Here are photos I took as I ran the 2009 Joan’s Jaunt in Woburn, MA.

The 5 mile course is flat and scenic, winding past Horn Pond on dirt and asphalt trails before finishing up on the road with (oops!) a 2-block-long hill that makes you climb to the finish line.

I ran with a camera, and took pictures as I ran. (Yes, I took photos as I ran. I didn’t stop or slow down. After all, I was in a race!) If you click on the “Play” button in the center of the photo below, you can view my slideshow, and get a first-person experience of the 2009 Joan’s Jaunt in Woburn, MA:

Cape Ann Backshore Road Race

Here are photos I took while running the 2009 Backshore Road Race in Gloucester, MA.

The 5 mile course is flat and scenic, going out and back along the ocean.

I ran with a camera, and took pictures as I ran. (Yes, I took photos as I ran. I didn’t stop or slow down. After all, I was in a race!) If you click on the “Play” button in the center of the photo below, you can view my slideshow, and get a first-person experience of the 2009 Cape Ann Backshore Road Race in Gloucester, MA: