Announce

9/6/2021 The first official practice of Fall 2021 (and our first in person practice in a year and a half!) will be on Monday, September 6th, at 4:45 at the MAC steps. We will meet in the same time and same place Monday through Friday until Daylight Savings ends in November, at which point practices will be at 3:15.
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!

About

Overview

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!

Membership

The HCRC is open to all Harvard affiliates. All you need to become a member is $30 per semester or $50 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.

Questions

When is the first day of practice?

First day of practice for the fall semester is Monday, September 6th, 2021.

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?

harvardrunningclub@lists.hcs.harvard.edu. Email Ilai Gavish 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.

Board

The Board

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

Ilai Gavish '23 President
Ilai is a junior from Newton, Massachusetts, studying neuroscience and philosophy. He loves running (no kidding!), playing board games, doing crosswords, and going to concerts.
Mason Arbery '22 Vice-President
Mason is a senior from Atlanta in Eliot House studying Molecular and Cellular Biology. He will race you anytime, anywhere. He's also a chess enthusiast and is a fan of the Green Ducks Marbula One team.
Connor Leggett '23 Treasurer
Connor is a devilishly handsome junior from New Hampshire concentrating in Netflix Studies with a secondary in Chill. In his free time, he enjoys running ultramarathons, accepting prestigious awards, and planking for hours at a time.
Will Sutton '23 Social Chair
Will is a junior studying History. By day he enjoys twisting his ankled during long trail runs, and by night he dreams of the ridiculous party themes that he hopes to one day realize.
Billy Beauregard '23 Social Chair
Billy is a junior studying Environmental Science & Engineering. Outside of running, he enjoys playing video games and board games and hanging with friends, and he dreams of one day being invited to live back on campus.
Taybah Crorie '24 Publicity Chair
Alan Wang '24 Race Coordinator
Alan is a sophomore studying Mathematics. He enjoys running and lifting, and cooking lots of food.
Sophie Kim '23 Head Women's Captain
Sophie is a junior in Dunster House concentrating in Linguistics. She loves New Hampshire trails, the Bagelsaurus T-Rex, and Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
Mihir Gowda '23 Head Men's Captain
Mihir is a junior from Eliot House studying chemical and physical biology. When he isn't running, he's dreaming of opening a wing restaurant and spending his days there.
Teagan Stedman '22 Track Captain
Teagan is a senior in Dunster House studying Bioengineering. He lives for his two weeks of injury-free running per year, loves weird metal bands, and laughs sometimes.
Laeticia Allache '23 Women's Captain
Laeticia is a sophomore studying History & Literature. All she knows is run, make art, read, thrift, learn languages, and create oddly-specific spotify playlists for every occasion.
Julian Handler '24 Men's Captain
Julian is a sophomore studying biology or environmental science. In addition to running, he also enjoys playing the trumpet or guitar, reading, and playing games with his friends and family.
Santiago Saldivar '24 Men's Captain
Santiago is a sophomore studying Statistics or Mathematics. He is a coffee enthusiast, which helps fuel his runs, and enjoys playing piano and baking during his free time.
Kate Downey '24 Gear Coordinator
Kate is a sophomore from Massachusetts studying ?#$%#$##%? She enjoys running, reading, and puzzles. As gear coordinator, graphic design is her passion.

Runs

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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