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About Us


We are an amiable group of adults who regularly run together for our own amusement and, quite often, amazement. With around 200 runners, we provide a host of opportunities for members of all ages and abilities to indulge their running passion, whether it's on roads, trails, cross-country and even the track, including:

  • Monthly fun runs - followed by Club meetings (with breakfast) that squeeze a surprising amount of fun out of keeping us solvent, legal and healthy
  • Group runs - organized on roads & trails by our members and listed in our member-only forum (and sometimes on the calendar).  Non-GFRC members who are interested in joining a group run, please email training@gfrcrun.org for more information
  • Grand Prix Race Series - 1-3 race options are offered monthly during the 12-month long series held every year. Many races are on the road, though we mix it up with some relay, trail/cross-country and track races. Points are earned and awards are won. The series is designed for both competitive and social runners
  • Track sessions (with coaching) for the overachievers amongst us

And we don't keep all the fun to ourselves: as pioneers of one of the country's first and best running club 'Give Back Programs', we make a major contribution to the local running community and our members' favorite charities by organizing or supporting:
  • Framingham's Summer Track series - open to the public and run by GFRC members
  • Busa Bushwhack Trail Race - honoring our own senior statesman of New England trail running, Rich Busa, we organize this annual race, which is part of the Western Massachusetts Grand Tree Series
  • Boston Marathon - we staff all the clock watching volunteer positions along the route (and haven't lost a clock to date)
  • JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge (Boston) - we volunteer at the finish line

If all that's not enough, membership in the Club brings a monthly newsletter (without personals), a group email list, the opportunity to run yourself ragged in various New England relay races, an Annual Awards Banquet, Boston Marathon group training runs, a pre-Boston Marathon pasta party and monthly social nights.


For more information, contact our President (president"at"gfrcrun.org [replace "at" with @]) or Membership Director (membership"at"gfrcrun.org [replace "at" with @])