Running Series Like No Other
Fun, Fun, Fun. The Good Times 5K Running Series runs
every Tuesday night at 7:00 from the back patio at
Hooksllide Kelly's, 19 Merrimack St , in downtown
Lowell, MA. All races begin Post Office Square behind
the George Ayotte Parking Garage (just 2/10th of a
mile from the Hookslides) and ends in the same location.
The series will feature a different
"theme" each week. Runners compete for
weekly prizes based on the theme that evening. Runners
will also be competing for weekly points that will
be counted towards overall series awards (see series
scoring). An awards ceremony will be held each week
starting at 8:00 PM at Hookslides.
OF THIS TUESDAY, JULY 22ND, WE ARE BACK TO HOOKSLIDE
KELLY'S! TIME TO PARTY ON THE PATIO! Please
spread the word. 19 Merrimack Street, Around
back (on the patio). Due to circumstances beyond
our control, Finn's is no longer able to host
us for the race series. We hope this move will
be an easy one, and things should work as they
did last summer. However please keep in mind
that Hookslides is not opened for general business.
They plan a formal opening before the weekend
of the Lowell Folk Festival. They have graciously
offered their patio and the use of center bathrooms
to us. We will have New England Runner Magazine
as our sponsor this week, with mag scripts as
prizes for our "special" winners of
the Reverse The Course 5k theme this week!
Same registration opening: 5:30pm, same race
time: 7:00pm, same post race awards/PR pool/PR
awards--- about 8:00pm.
Good Times welcomes walkers. Walkers leave with
the runners. We encourage you to start in the
back. All walkers are timed and we track your
PRs making you eligible for our World Famous
Mylie. However our finish line closes down at
8:00 PM so put a little zip in your walk.
a Course PR
& Win Our World Famous Mylie Medal
If you set a course PR we will reward you with
our "World Famous" Mylie Medal (see
photo above). We have been tracking course PRs
for the past eleven years. During that period
over 7500 course PRs have been set. Last year
we awarded over 1200 Mylie Medals for setting
All Ten and Win a Golden Mylie
Golden Mylie is very similar ot our PR Mylie,
however this 4-inch round metal medalion is
1/4" thick and gold plated. It is guaranteed
the be the rave of the year. To earn a Golden
Mylie you need to finish all ten races. This
medal is beautifully crafted by Ashworth Awards
of Attleboro, MA. Be the first in your nieghborhood
to earn one of these keepsakes.
New England's largest medal. Run all 10 spring
races and you'll be awarded one.
award Mylie plaques to the top three finishers
in each age division at the end of each series.
series also features an accurately measured
course, a digital clock at the finish, chip
timing, weekly emailed race stats to each entrant,
plenty of on street parking, a course with little
traffic and weekly updates to this website that
includes both results and occasionally photos.
this series cumulative points will be totalled at
the end. The top 3 finishers overall and top 3 in
each age division (19 & under, 20 - 29, 30 - 39,
40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70-79, 80 and over) will
be awarded special series' awards. Points are awarded
based on a relative merit for a performance based
on the fastest runner. The winner receives 1000 points
and lesser points are awarded to each finisher based
on time. Points are computed by dividing a runners'
time into the time of the first place finisher then
multiplying by 1000. Weekly results will be posted
immediately after each race at Finns and posted on
Cool Running the next morning. An awards ceremony
will be held at 8:00 PM each week at Finns, 78 Merrimack
Street, Lowell, MA.
Lowell environment offers something for every foot's
taste. Give in to the lure of the City's ethnic charm
and the rich history by joining us for a run from Finns
, located in the heart of the Lowell National Historical
Park. Run by the refurbished brick mill buildings where
the mill girls once worked, lived, ate well, led chaste
lives, and probably logged few miles. The road started
here for Jack Kerouac. This is where Whistler painted
his poor mom in a chair after she complained about his
odorous running shoes. Here is where Ed McMahon proved
that anyone could acheive wealth and fame in America
and where the guys were first awe struck by those Bette