Friday, March 30, 2012

Coming Soon: The Ashland Half Marathon

I'm starting to get excited: progess is being made on scheduling a half-marathon in my town. It's a bonus that iot will be run on my birthday weekend.
On Monday, Redevelopment Authority Chairman Steven Greenberg announced a race director was hired to oversee the first annual Ashland Half Marathon, which is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28. The idea for a half marathon in Ashland was first brought up about five months ago.
... The race director is Squanto Productions, a Natick-based company that coordinates The Half of Quincy, another half marathon, and the Squantum 5.
... Now that a race director was selected, Greenberg said the next step is finalizing the course, and having it approved by the Ashland Police and Fire Departments. He said both departments gave initial approval to a 13.1-mile trek through town.
The race is tentatively planned to start at the original starting line of the Boston Marathon, across the street from the Ashland T station, and which I run by all of the time.

1 comment:

  1. sweet! i'm pretty sure i won't be able to participate on account of not being able to walk, but i'll definitely come out and support you running it!!