Category Archives: Lowell

Lisa’s Lung Cancer Awareness (LCA) 5K

Lisa’s Lung Cancer Awareness 5K (“Lisa’s LCA 5K”) in Lowell, MA has a fast course, burgers and beer after the race, and a great raffle…but what sets it apart is the warmth of the people who make this race happen. They make you feel special the moment you arrive.

This race and its cast of terrific volunteers touched my heart the first time I ran it, two years ago…yet somehow it gets better each year!

Barefoot running:

This is the 20th race that I’ve run barefoot–all but four of them since Labor Day. The roads are smooth and I feel as if my feet never touch the ground.

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.

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Baystate Memorial 5K

The Baystate Memorial 5K is new race that takes you on a tour of the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in North America. The course is flat but winding…giving you many opportunities to view the powerful engine that launched this country into the industral age: the mighty Merrimack River.

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.

Jack Kerouac 5K

The Jack Kerouac 5K in Lowell, MA is an out-and-back that is all uphill for the first mile and half…but then of course it is all downhill to the finish. After the race there is hot soup, cold beer, and live music. What more could a runner want?

(Oh! If you run barefoot, as I do, you’d want smooth roads free of gravel, acorns, and other debris. This race fills the bill. Ideal for a barefooter like me!)

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.

Good Times 5K Bikini Run

The Good Times 5K is a flat, fast 5K along the banks of the Merrimack River in Lowell, MA, followed by a party at a bar where thirsty, hungry runners can enjoy burgers and beverages. (Bring your wallet. The refreshments are great, but they are not free.)

Each week the race has a different theme. Tonight it’s the “Bikini Run”…and most of the runners are wearing swimsuits. (Sometimes mighty small swimsuits!) You can see why it’s called the “Good Times” 5K!

I’m running barefoot tonight, and I’m taking pictures as I run so I can bring you along with me on this evening race in Lowell.

Come! Run with me now…



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







Here I am at the finish line. (Photo courtesy of Preston Curtis.)

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.

Lowell 1st Run

(c) 2010 by Ken Skier.   All rights reserved.  
 

On this first day of 2010, hundreds of runners celebrate by running in the inaugural Lowell 1st Run.   There’s snow on the landscape but the weather is mild as we sprint into the new year. 



40 seconds into the race...


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



One happy runner!



Is there any better way to greet this new year?



Go, Krissy!!



Three runners in perfect sync.

 

All right!   Let’s get to the good stuff–an HD video that gives you a first-person experience of running 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 another race next week.)

 

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