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!
7/4/15 The first announcement is I <3 Alina. Meaning I am less than three times as fast as she is.



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 6 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 HRC 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, January 22nd, 2018.

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 also love the Fells and Walden Pond. See the calendar and routes pages for more information. Pace is usually around 7-8:30, 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 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 Michelle Vaccaro 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!

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!
Michelle Vaccaro '19 President
Emmanuel D'Agostino '19 Vice-President
Alyssa Bravin '20 Treasurer
Alyssa is a proud Kirkland House resident who goes to running club solely to get in tip-top shape for IM's, especially River Run. That was a joke...please don't laugh unless you want to encourage her to make more. Alyssa's favorite parts of running club are races (EVERYONE SIGN UP WOO), EXPLORING and finding new loops on the less-trodden paths of Cambridge. Her vision for running club is for it to be a vehicle for people to escape the "Harvard Bubble", a concept that she believes exists only in our minds and is easy to break if you just take a few...steps...forward...
Stephen Gilinov '19 Secretary
Sophie Pesek '20 Social Chair
Tyler LeComer '19 Social Chair
Victor Yang '20 Webmaster
Nick Lee '21 Publicity Chair
Caleb Heuvel-Horwitz '21 Race Coordinator
Emma Seevak '20 Head Women's Captain
Sophie Garrett '20 Head Women's Captain
Joseph Winters '20 Head Men's Captain
Claira Janover '20 Women's Track Captain
Colin Harvey '20 Men's Track Captain
Hanna Kim '21 Women's Captain
Sarah Lagan Women's Captain
Caroline Diggins '20 Women's Captain
Liz Roux '19 Women's Captain
Andrew Yang '20 Men's Captain
Cameron Maltman '20 Men's Captain
Cooper Bryan '19 Men's Captain
James Gusmer '21 Men's Captain
Marcus Trenfield '21 Men's Captain


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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