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This Week's Schedule

Sunday, March 19

Long Run (Various Distances)
Newton Center
8:00 am

NEW BEDFORD
HALF-MARATHON


Marathoners should check

the Members Only Section
for their long run schedule.

Wednesday, March 22

Coached Track Workout
Babson Indoor Track
6:00 pm

Please check
the Members Only Section
for workout details.

Saturday, March 25

Trail Run

Click here for more details.

Sunday, March 26

Long Run (Various Distances)
St. Ignatius (BC)
8:00 am

Marathoners should check
the Members Only Section
for their long run schedule.
     

Important Dates

March 19: 40th New Bedford Half-Marathon
April 17: 121st Boston Marathon

2017 HHS Race Series

2017 USATF-NE Grand Prix Race Schedule

2017 USATF-NE Mountain Running Circuit

What's New?

Mount Washington Road Race 2016

Annual Run from Hopkinton 2016

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Announcements

  • Weekly training schedules for the 2017 Boston Marathon are now available on the Members Only page.

  • 2016-2017 Winter Track Workouts began at Babson on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. The full weekly schedule is detailed below. All workouts will run from 6:30 to 8:30 pm (except those specifically noted with an * which will begin at 6:00 pm).

       November: Wed 2, 9, 16, 30
                       Tues *22
       December: Wed 14, *21, *28
                       Tues 6
       January: Wed *4, *18
                    Tues *10, 24
       February: Wed 22
                     Thurs 2, 9, 16
       March: Wed 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
       April: Wed 5

Poets' Corner

From the Firehouse along Comm Ave
Our footsteps we were countin’,
Then fueled up and ready
We scooted up Heartbreak Mountain.

J. Devine, 2011

Heartbreak Hill

The most famous hill in all of running is almost certainly “Heartbreak Hill”, between miles 20 and 21 of the Boston Marathon course.

In 1936, while running the last of the four Newton hills, defending champion Johnny Kelley finally caught the leader, Ellison “Tarzan” Brown. As he passed him, Kelley gave him a gentle pat on the shoulder, figuring that Brown would quickly fade.  Instead, Brown, motivated by this bold move, immediately regained the lead and went on to win.

The late Boston Globe sportswriter Jerry Nason coined the term “Heartbreak Hill” in the next day’s issue when he described Kelley’s bitter defeat ("breaking Kelley's heart").

Every Patriots Day since 1936, Heartbreak Hill on Commonwealth Avenue in Newton has become a focal point for many of Boston's most vocal and knowledgeable marathon spectators ---- particularly those eager to witness the drama (and agony) as runners strive to conquer the most challenging section of this historic course.



Last Updated on Wednesday, March 22, 2017