Ravenswood and Cross Country!

There will be a youth cross country meet held on Sunday, October 5, at 1:00pm at Stage Fort Park.  We very much need volunteers to make this a success.  If you are able to help out for an hour or two please email jenn at jenn@teamgloucester.com

It’s just under a month out from Ravenswood and we are really looking forward to it!  Remember that there is no day of registration, that registration is limited, and that the race does typically fill up. For more information check out the Ravenswood Page.  You can register for Ravenswood online here: https://www.runreg.com/10th-annual-ravenswood-trail-race.

While on the topic of awesome races, don’t forget that Stone Tower is coming up on October 5.  This one’s a gem!  Learn more about it here. 

National Race Walking Championship, this Sunday at Newell Stadium

Did you know that there will be a National Race Walking Competition At Newell Stadium this Sunday morning? For those who would like to learn more about the sport, there will be a learn-by-doing workshop “Walk Like an Athlete” Clinic on Sunday, August 10 at the Gloucester HS track on how athletic / race walking can benefit fitness and be an alternative competition event.
The clinic is for beginners, dedicated walkers, and people doing other activity—all ages welcome. The teaching is low key, and step-by-step. Participants will learn how to incorporate the techniques of race walking into a fitness program and how race walking technique will enhance fitness or serve as an alternative to running
The clinic, 10:30 to 11:00 at the GHS track will close with a timed one mile novice race for youth, beginners and people who attend the clinic. There is no charge for the clinic or the novice race.
The clinic is part of the One Hour Race Walk Championship, sponsored by USA Track & Field and hosted by the New England Walkers. Race walkers from the east coast will see how far they can go in the one hour limit. The faster walkers will be speeding along at under 8 minutes a mile! Men’s race at 8:30, women’s at 9:45.
More information: Steve Vaitones at USA Track and Field 617-566-7600 / svaitones@usatfne.org or Ed Vaitones at GoldenSpikes@comcast.net