Time to Run Like the Wind

Lempster, NH - The Windmill 5K is run a on a course over private property atop the mountains in Lempster, NH. You will run among the wind turbines that are part of first modern, commercial-scale wind farm in the state. The panoramic view from the gravel road that links these quiet giants is breath taking. 

Rest assured it's all downhill except for when it's uphill! Start and finish 612 meters above sea level; highest point is 692 meters above sea level and lowest point is 612 meters above sea level.

The course is packed gravel, resulting in trail-like conditions. Trail running shoes should be considered over standard running shoes. See event website.

After Work Fun 

Nashua, NH -- The Harvard Pilgrim 5K road race is all about healthy lifestyles, team-building, community and FUN! It is organized by the Gate City Striders Running Club and benefits the Nashua Police Athletic League.

This is a Corporate Road Race, local companies are encouraged to field teams of employees. What’s a team? A team is made up of 5 or more employees from the same company. Individual runners and walkers are also welcome to this 5K run/walk event.

All participants will be treated to a terrific post-race celebration. Starting and finishing behind historic Holman Stadium, the USATF-certified course is relatively flat, traveling along traffic-controlled roads and through quiet neighborhoods of Nashua NH.

See event website.

Evelyn’s Run for the Roses 5K

Salisbury, MA -- The 25th Annual Evelyn’s Run for the Roses 5K Women’s Road Race plus Non-Competitive Walk will be run on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Winner’s Circle, just off of the Rte. 110 exit of Rte. 95, in Salisbury, MA. The women’s race will start at 11:30 AM. The race features the popular Mother/Daughter and Sister/Sister women’s team award divisions. As in the past, profits and donations from the race will benefit A Safe Place, Inc. (Portsmouth, NH) and the Jeanne Geiger Women’s Crisis Center (Newburyport, MA).

Please see Event Website.

Another Great Loco Race

Kingston, NH - Get your funk on this year with a trek through the picturesque historic village of Kingston, (no, not Jamaica mon, it’s New Hampshire.) This Half Marathon has it all. Great course, awesome food and jiving music! After your race, treat yourself to the Jamaican cuisine while you jive to the rocking Reggae from a live Steel Drum band. The celebratory food includes Jamaican Jerk Chicken and authentic side dishes as well as traditional race fare.tie-dye shirts

About the  Kingston Half: Event Website

Dave Camire

What is Self-Seeding?

by Dave Camire

If you are new to running and racing chances are you not aware that many races require you to seed yourself at the start. Seeding refers to where you line-up at the start of a race. The faster runners typically are positioned towards the front while the slower runners towards the back. Walkers should always line-up behind the runners. The reason for seeding is to ensure a smooth start. A good rule of thumb is if you run faster then 8 minute pace you should be in the front third of the field. The middle third should be runners who run 8 to 12 minute pace and the back third 12 minutes plus. If you find yourself being passed by lots of runner in the first half mile you should seed yourself further back. Conversely if you spend the first half mile passing people you need to move up a bit. Some events provide signs indicating where to seed your self. 

Yankee Timed Events in May

05/03/2014 WMP Scholarship 5k Randolph MA
05/03/2014 MEA 5k for the Bread of Life Malden MA
05/03/2014 Ididarun 10k Swanzey NH
05/03/2014 Stoneyfield Earth Day 5K Londonderry NH
05/03/2014 Windmill 5k Lempster NH
05/03/2014 CCA River Run Lowell MA
05/04/2014 Westford Road Races Westford MA
05/04/2014 21st Annual Cool Kids 5k Billerica MA
05/05/2014 Mystery Night 5K Lowell MA
05/10/2014 Big Lake Half Marathon Alton NH
05/10/2014 8th NECC 5k walk/run for Autism Southboro MA
05/10/2014 Dan Stefanilo Track and Trail Race Uxbridge MA
05/10/2014 Florence Adler 5k walk/run Wayland MA
05/10/2014 Rocky Point 5k Warwick RI
05/11/2014 Pack Monadnock 10 Miler Wilton NH
05/11/2014 Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge Half Marathon Foster RI
05/13/2014 Still We Believe 5K Lowell MA
05/15/2014 Harvard Pilgrim Corporate Race Nashua NH
05/15/2014 Innovation Academy 5K Tyngsboro MA
05/17/2014 CapeAbilities 5k Hyannis MA
05/17/2014 Can Am 5K Framingham MA
05/17/2014 Run for the Roses Salisbury MA
05/18/2014 5th Annual Spirit of Recovery 5k Dover NH
05/18/2014 The Millenium 5k 4 Jake's Sake Hudson MA
05/18/2014 Funky Kingston Half Kingston NH
05/18/2014 North Canal Classic 5k run/walk Lawrence MA
05/18/2014 Stow Run for the Woods Stow MA
05/18/2014 The Flying Shoes 5k Lowell MA
05/20/2014 Runner's Give Back 5K Lowell MA
05/24/2014 25th Sons of Italy Road Race Methuen MA
05/25/2014 17th Annual Baldi Five Mile River Run Haverhill MA
05/26/2014 Tewksbury Country Club 5K Tewksbury MA
05/26/2014 Race for Reading 5k Intervale NH
05/27/2014 XMas in May 5K Lowell MA
05/31/2014 Crossroads Irish 5k Canton MA