Category Archives: Woburn

Irish American Road Race in Malden, MA

At the Irish American Road Race in Malden, you run a very fast 5K or 10K course…and then enjoy what feels like a big block party. There are free hot dogs and soft drinks (and beer for the adults)…plus big slices of pizza at $2.00/slice. Irish music fills the air and everyone has a great time!

I ran the 5K barefoot, and loved every step of the course.

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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Shamrocks Fun Run

Every Thursday evening the Shamrock Running Club gathers in Woburn. Tonight I join them and run barefoot for 2.5 miles.

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 run. 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 run–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.

Irish American Road Race

The Irish-American 5-mile road race in Woburn is wonderful blend of town and country. You run down Main Street as if you own it…then turn and climb a couple of short hills to find yourself in the green coolness of the Horn Pond Reservation. A long loop around the Pond takes you back to the town…and then a short but challenging climb brings you to the finish line.

That’s where the real fun begins! Hot dogs…beer…and live music at the Irish American Club. The Shamrock Running Club puts on a great race, and a great post-race party.

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.)

© 2009 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: