Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The annual Club Crawl took place on Sunday, Nov. 13.
The John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton held its annual 5K Club Crawl on Sunday, with more than 100 runners coming out to "run, walk and crawl" in support of the club. The event, which starts and finishes at the Boys & Girls Club, raises money to provide scholarships for kids who attend the Newton club. The race's first place finisher was Boston resident Justin Guy, 38, who finished in 17:41. The female who finished first was 37-year-old Caroline Bjune, of Andover, with a time of 18:21. Some other top finishers included: Click here for a full list of times and runners.
Friday, November 11, 2011
The Chilly Half Marathon will take place this Sunday and numerous streets will be closed for the event.
If you're driving through the city this weekend, make sure you keep in mind a couple road race events taking place that will lead to street closures, parking restrictions and potential delays. Newton Police plan to shut down numerous roads in the Newton Centre and Oak Hill areas of the city for the Chilly Half Marathon, which will kick off Sunday (Nov. 13) at 7:30 a.m. The race partners with the American Liver Foundation and last year, more than 900 people crossed the start and finish lines at Newton South High School. A copy of the course route is available here, and Newton Police have provided a written list of the streets that will be affected by the race, which could mean partial closings and/or parking restrictions. Some of the major…
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Race to raise funds for Boys & Girls Club scholarships.
This weekend, over 100 people will run and walk through West Newton to help provide kids with scholarships to the John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club of Newton. The third annual Club Crawl will take place on Sunday at 10 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. for those who haven’t preregistered. “It’s something that we’re excited to do every fall,” says David Sellers, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club. “It’s an excuse for people who enjoy running to get out and have a professionally timed race to compete, and also to raise money to help us do something for kids.” Ward 1 Alderman Scott Lennon came up with the idea to start the race, says Sellers. “[Lennon] came here when he was a kid and was looking for a way to give …