4/8/2020 Come kickback every Friday with HCRC for Happy Hour at 5pm! It's a chill hangout for us to stay connected during these tough times. Also, huge welcome to the class of 2024! Feel free to hop into our happy hour chats if you're interested in getting to know us more, or simply hang out! This is the Zoom link.
3/13/20 Sad news! We will be stopping practice for the rest of the semester as Harvard closes because of COVID-19. Stay safe, and keep running indoors!
1/30/20 Treat the new year and semester off right with the first official practice of HCRC! We'll be going at 4:45 pm starting on Monday (2/3), come out!
11/02/19 Big news! As of Monday, November 4, we will be starting practice at 3:15 pm! This is to accomodate the drastically shorter days that will be soon upon us.
9/2/19 The 2019 fall season is here! HCRC practices officially start on September 2, at 4:45 at the MAC steps. We will meet in the same time and same place Monday through Friday until further notice.
3/12/19 All practices will be meeting at 4:45pm for the remainder of the spring semester. As usual, we meet outside the MAC steps! Come join us and bring a friend!
9/4/18 First practice of Fall 2018 semester on Tuesday, September 4th. Join us at 4:45pm at the steps of the Malkin Athletic Center!
5/21/17 First practice of Fall 2017 semester on Wednesday, August 30th. Join us at 4:20pm at the steps of the Malkin Athletic Center!
2/1/17 Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Meet Schedule! Feb. 4 BU Scarlet and White Invitational Feb. 11 BU Valentine Invitational Feb. 25 HCRC Invitational (Home Meet!) Mar. 25 Club Penn Relays Apr. 1 Tufts Snowflake Classic Apr. 8-9 NIRCA Track Nationals Apr. 29 Binghampton Banana Relays +Fresh Pond Races every Sat at 10am
1/25/17 1. Saturday practices will now be at 4:20pm at the MAC steps with the option to do a track workout or a long run. 2. Sign up to host a Sunday Tea here (an HCRC tradition). 3. Join our Relay for life team here. 4. Race schedule for this semester: Saturday, February 25th - Home Indoor Track Meet Saturday, April 8-9th - NIRCA Nationals in Bloomington, IN
8/31/16 Unofficial practice starts on 9/2, 4:20 at the MAC steps. Informational meeting on 9/5, 7:00pm, location TBD, and join us that night for a midnight run from the MAC steps. Finally, on 9/7, there is an informal Greater Boston Track Club XC festival, to which all are welcome.
8/25/16 Partial and tentative meet schedule! Sept. 13 - Boston University XC Invitation, 5K Sept. 19 - UConn Meet, 6K and 8K Sept. 26 - Home Invite, 6K and 8K Sept. 27 - Brian Honan, 5k in Allston, MA Oct. 31 - NIRCA XC Northeast Regionals, 6K and 8K in Carlisle, MA Nov. 14 - NIRCA XC Nationals, 6K and 8K in Lexington, KY Feb. 27 - Track Invite (tentative)
7/4/15 The first day of practice will be Wednesday, September 2nd, 4:20pm at the Malkin Athletic Center steps. We think we can get 50 people to show up, so it's a great opportunity to make runner friends!



We’re a group of Harvard affiliates (mostly undergrads, but grad students, faculty, and staff are all welcome!) who love to run as a group. We have 5 practices per week, and runners will have the option to do a workout on 2-3 of those days. All paces are welcome, but we find many of our members are committed to working hard and getting faster. We usually have 1-2 team races each month, and we cover the cost for members. All practices and races are optional since this is a club sport, but we’d love to have you show up at least a few times in the semester if not every day!


The HCRC is open to all Harvard affiliates. All you need to become a member is $25 per semester or $45 per year, the ability to find the MAC steps, and the heart of a gazelle - minus that last thing. Membership isn't required to train with the team, but it gives you access to t-shirts, racing singlets, and meet entries.


When is the first day of practice?

First day of practice for the spring semester is Monday, February 3rd, 2020.

Where, when, and how fast do you run?

We run year-round in greater Boston, mostly in Boston and Cambridge (Charles River, Downtown, Fresh Pond, Tufts). We meet Mondays through Fridays at the steps of the Malkin Athletic center on weekdays at 4:45pm. Pace is usually around 6:30-8:00, but we'll gladly run anywhere in the 5:45-9:30 range to accommodate :).

Do you need to be a member to run with HCRC?

No, and we'll never require that. Membership is available to all Harvard affiliates, and only members can run in Nirca-sanctioned races. We also waive the costs (entrance and transportation) of these meets for members.

Does HCRC have a schedule for practices?

Yes, although it is very loose. Generally, our more diffcult practices are Tuesdays (track/interval/hill workouts) and Thursdays (tempos at Fresh Pond). Our longer, slower runs are on Mondays and Wednesdays, while Fridays are our easiest day of the week, when we encourage members to bring new friends to practice!

Does the club do anything outside of running?

Of course! Movie nights, team dinners, sushi days, parties, and retreats are also in our repertoire.

Is there a mailing list? Email James Gusmer if you want to be on it.

Is there a Facebook page?

We thought you'd never ask! Check out our page, and throw us a like! We also have an instagram page: @hcrcinsta

Why are there no jokes on this page?

Look at the url of this page. Ha! Madest thou look! So endeth the trick.


The Board

You can direct any questions you have about HCRC to or to one of the officers listed below. We're always happy to answer!

James Gusmer '21 President
James is a junior in Dunster House studying psychology. When he's not cruising the paths along the Charles, you'll find him at 7:30am breakfast at Annenberg or trying out random IM sports (broomball, anyone?). His goal for next year is to get President Bacow to run an event at the HCRC home track meet.
Hanna Kim '21 Vice-President
Hanna is the Vice-President but makes the first hedge look like a mole. She is in the best house: Dulcet. O brightest, thy bubblings ne’er old and gray.
Connor Leggett '22' Treasurer
Connor is a sophomore embalmer. He sits upon the air and loves playing it. He is a pro at math, a successful head of flora, and took CS50.
Josh Stern '21 Social Chair
Billy Beauregard '23 Social Chair
Billy is a first-year living in Canaday Hall and he's excited to be one this year's social chairs! You'll catch him almost daily at HCRC practices and can also find him psetting in Cabot library. Stay on his good side or he will release the witches of his hometown, Salem, MA!
Mihir Gowda '23 Publicity Chair
Caleb Heuvel-Horwitz '21 Race Coordinator
Caleb is a resident of Kirkland whose only aspiration is to get so good at running that he can run away from the responsibilities of adult life and escape his family and friends to a remote cabin in the temperate mountains of Tibet where he will spend his days training Himalayan Tahrs to steal the pineapple off of pizza from unsuspecting American tourists who thought they could find Everest without a guide and are very confused because the tallest thing they’ve been able to find so far was a flock of blue sheep grazing on a small hill. Unfortunately, it’s not looking like this is going to happen any time soon because Usain Bolt probably still has to do his taxes every year and Caleb probably can’t run faster than that, let’s be honest, although he once managed to run back into his room from down the hall before his door closed (and locked automatically) when he realized he forgot his key on his dresser so if somebody timed that could they please submit it to the Olympics because it probably deserves a medal, thank you. Until then, he will continue to attend daily practices as an escape from the horrific nightmare that is the Math 23 homework when he hasn’t watched that week’s lecture videos, and to distract him from the existential crisis that grows every time he forgets to bring his phone to the bathroom and actually has time to think about things.
Mariam Sousou '22 Head Women's Captain
Mariam is a sophomore in Adams. She dwells with rich, unreflecting celestial horse. How great in plain attire shall idle death be? Sometimes! She is looking forward to a great season as one of the women's captains.
Ilai Gavish '22 Head Men's Captain
Ilai Gavish is a sophomore. He enjoys learning about the brain, making bad puns, and, believe it or not, running. He is very excited to get some extra mileage next year simply due to the fact that he will be living in the Quad. Semper Cor!
Joseph Winters '21 Head Men's Captain
Mason Arbery '22 Track Captain
Mason is a sophomore who is a rising Eliotite. He began running after he realized you needed to be over 150 lbs to be good at football, and he's loved it ever since! You'll frequently find him at HCRC practice, studying biology, or using predictive text generators to write other people's bios.
Alia Moustafa '23 Women's Captain
Will Sutton '23 Men's Captain
Maliya Ellis '23 Gear Coordinator


Go The Distance

Map Name Miles
Lazy Lazy Day 0.1
BU Bridge BU Bridge 3.7
MIT Loype MIT Loype 4.1
Omars Run Omar's Run 4.8
MIT Bridge MIT Bridge 5.5
Fresh Pond Fresh Pond 6.0
Coreys Hill Corey's Hill 6.0
Giacomos Run Giacomo's Run 6.3
Tufts Tufts 6.3
Longfellow Longfellow 7.5
Pleasant Bay Pleasant Bay 10.4
Walden Pond Walden Pond 15.3



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