An Ra’s M’or 5K
Gaelic for “The Great Race” this festive event features a
flat & fast USATF certified course that runs from the host Asgard Irish Pub
& Restaurant at 350 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge to the border of Harvard Square
Prize money runs $100 – $50 – $25 for the top three men and
women along with age group awards. There’ll be a large tent outside (unless
there’s still copious snow on the ground) with festivities outside (food, beer,
whipping winds-not) and inside the Asgard (food, beverage and a live band
playing) where the awards ceremony will take place.
An Ra’s M’or was a solid entry into the 2009 Pub Series
and we’re glad to have them back. The Somerville Road Runners’s Brendan
Kearney is the RD and SRR cohort Paul Vincent Clark reports that he’s
“Put the finishing touches on Cambridge’s next huge road race
Feb. 9, 2011.
The race starts at 10:00 am but in 2009 a contingent of us
were still there at 7:00 pm thanks to Jimmy Fallon missing his train to
Walpole. This was also the race where Whirlaway’s Chris Spinney earned the
moniker “Wing Man” after ordering 10 lbs. of chicken wings.