Category Archives: Cambridge

Artesani Park 5K

The Artesani Park 5K is a flat road race that takes full advantage of scenic bike paths that border the blue, peaceful Charles River.

It starts and ends at a park with loads of free parking. and the course treats runners to views of the river from both Boston and Cambridge.

Come! Run with me now…

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








That was just a few snapshots, to give a you a taste. Now, come experience the entire race!

There are two ways to do this:

1) you can peruse a photo gallery on Facebook (tagging yourself and your friends)…

or…

2) you can immerse yourself in a full-screen HD video!

Photo Gallery on Facebook

You can view the entire race in a photo gallery on Facebook. (To tag yourself or your friends in these photos, first press “LIKE” on the the Run with Ken Facebook page. Then, as a fan of “Run with Ken,” you can tag yourself or your friends in these photos!)

Click on the image below to see the photo gallery:

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HD video

Want to experience this race at its best, in full-screen high-def?

Go ahead!  Watch the HD video on Youtube.  (Note: it looks best if you watch it in full-screen mode.)

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 © 2011 by Ken Skier. All rights reserved.

An Ras Mor 5K

The An Ras Mor is a rite of Spring–and never more so than this year, when an endless winter turned roads into white tunnels…and running between towering snowbanks made us feel like rats in a maze.

But the snowbanks melted this past week, and this morning we set the clocks ahead to launch Daylight Savings Time…so now a thousand of us have gathered to celebrate the new season.

Come! Run with me now…



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





A joggler. He juggles as he jogs!






That was just a few snapshots, to give a you a taste. Now, come experience the entire race!

There are two ways to do this:

1) you can peruse a photo gallery on Facebook (tagging yourself and your friends)…

or…

2) you can immerse yourself in a full-screen HD video!

Photo Gallery on Facebook

You can view the entire race in a photo gallery on Facebook. (To tag yourself or your friends in these photos, first press “LIKE” on the the Run with Ken Facebook page. Then, as a fan of “Run with Ken,” you can tag yourself or your friends in these photos!)

Click on the image below to see the photo gallery:

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HD video

Want to experience this race at its best, in full-screen high-def?

Go ahead! Click the PLAY button below. (Just be sure to elect 720p HD video…and watch it in full-screen.)

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 © 2011 by Ken Skier. All rights reserved.

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.)

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

Superhero 5K

Falling on Halloween, the Superhero 5K is not so much a race as it is a costume party that stretches the length of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

I’m running barefoot today, as I have in more than a dozen races since Labor Day. Often this attracts attention…but today I don’t draw a second glance as I run past witches and warlocks, men and women from Krypton, and…amazingly…a large fish!

I went to college and worked for many years in Cambridge. During that time I bicycled hundreds of times from MIT to Harvard. But never did I enjoy those few miles as much as I do now, running in my bare feet alongside a talented guy who is juggling–

Yes! Juggling!

as he runs.

Come! Run with me now…



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









Go, Joggler!

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.

Fast Tracks for Africa 5K

The Fast Tracks for Africa 5K is low-key race along the Charles River in Cambridge and Boston. Organized by the Harvard College Alliance for Africa, it raises money to help kids in Africa go to school.

Harvard evolutionary biologist Dan Lieberman (who was introduced to much of the world through Christopher McDougall’s best-seller, Born to Run) has invited Boston-area barefoot runners to join the Harvard community in this race. So this race features a mix of shod and barefoot runners.

Come! Run with me now…



(I took the photos 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.

An Ras Mor 5K

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

The An Ras Mor 5K is a tradition in Cambridge, hosted by the Somerville Runners. On this gray day, hundreds of runners flow down the streets between MIT and Harvard, and pretend it is Spring.


Do you think he sees me?

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


Sharon loves to run!


More cowbell!

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…

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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