Mill Cities Relay
December 2 @ 8:00 am
Mill Cities Relay is coming soon, and WE NEED YOU to join us in competing for the title and our 11th Championship victory!!
It is time to start putting together teams for this year’s Mill Cities Relay – taking place on Sunday, Dec 2nd. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! Our club is the 10-time defending MCR Champion and it will take another complete team effort to win number eleven!
For those who are new to the club, The Mill Cities Relay is a 5-leg, 26.9 mile race from Nashua, NH to Lawrence, MA. It is an epic event! The relay race began 33 years ago (in 1984) as a way of celebrating the end of the local road racing season and it determines bragging rights among the 22 participating Merrimack Valley running clubs. The race starts not with a starting gun, but with the drop of a ceremonial Mill City brick. The five leg distances are 5.4, 4.9, 2.5, 9.4 & 4.7 miles and points are awarded to teams in 18 age/gender categories. Teams finishing in the top 3 in their division get a brick trophy with a small plaque on it.
Any current club member is eligible to participate in this year’s race- free of charge! Each relay runner gets a commemorative MCR gift and the post-race party at the Claddagh is not to be missed.
More info on this great event can be found on the race website here: http://millcitiesrelay.com/
Here is a wonderful article on the rich history of Mill Cities (by our own Skip Cleaver) can be found here: http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/1/1_85/16731.shtml
Mill Cities Relay is the single biggest club race of the season. This is a fantastic way to make new friends by racing together on a relay!! SO FUN!! It is my favorite event of the year!!
Every point counts in this race and we will be assembling our teams strategically to build the most competitive teams possible and all team registrations will need to go through us. This year will be our toughest year to date so we need EVERYONE to help out. The deadline for team registration is coming soon so do not delay in letting us know you are ready to join the best team competition of the year.
Please direct any Mill Cities Relay related questions or comments to Suzanne Barker at GateCityStridersMCR@gmail.com
HOW TO JOIN A TEAM
Include the following information
• FIRST AND LAST NAME
• RACE DAY AGE
• ESTIMATED 5 MILE TIME
The “Second Decade of Dominance” begins NOW!
Mill Cities Relay Committee
GCS Racing Team