Tag Archives: GLRR

Mill Cities Relay

The Mill Cities Relay is more than a race. Its a Gathering of the Clans. Relay teams from running clubs throughout the Merrimack Valley run 27 miles from Nashua to Lawrence, and then party at the runner-friendly Claddagh Pub. (Don’t worry: if you can’t pronounce it, they’ll still let you in. :)

Come! Run with me now…

(These runners are nearing the end of the first leg of the relay.)








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 Here to see the HD video!

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.

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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.

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.

Bridge of Flowers 10K

For years I had heard about the Bridge of Flowers 10K–a challenging race in Shelburne Falls, MA. (Hint: any time a town has “Falls” in the name, you know there will be hills!) I knew it was a great race, but it always seemed too far away, so I had never run it.

This year my friend Dawn, a 2009 USATF-NE Mountain Goat, invited me to run it with her. (Thanks, Dawn!) So we joined about 700 other runners and ran through a bright scrubbed town that was postcard-perfect.

As you can see from the photos and HD video below, the Bridge of Flowers 10K is a beautiful race, But the photos and video won’t show you the great warmth of the town: it feels as if everyone in Shelburne Falls is thrilled to have us join them in their home. They cheer and applaud from their front yards and all along the main street of the town.

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.