Roxbury runners to host marathon
Published 6:02 pm, Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The 10th annual Roxbury Marathon will be staged Dec. 14 starting at 8:30 a.m. over a challenging course featuring both paved and dirt surfaces.
More than 100 entrants had registered at www.roxburyraces.net at last report. Cost is a non-refundable $15.
Erick Johnson, who grew up in Newtown and now lives in Alaska, won last year's 26.1-mile jaunt with a clocking of two hours, 58 minutes and 38 seconds.
The top overall male and female finishers will each receive a plaque.
There will be an early-bird special for runners who will take five and a half or more hours to finish the course. Those runners can begin at 7:30 a.m. from near the Hurlburt Community Park at 18 Apple Lane.
Running bibs for all runners will be available at the community park at 6:50 a.m.
The Roxbury road race series, which hosts the marathon, welcomed 95 runners Nov. 9 for the 10th edition of the Roxbury Half-Marathon.
Sheldon, a former two-time season champion in the weekly Roxbury series, was clocked in 1:23:17.
Eric Krebs, 44, of Roxbury, was the runnerup in 1:25:47.
Belles was sixth overall in 1:33:11.
The Roxbury series is set to resume Saturday, Nov. 16 at 8:30 a.m. with a 3.52-mile run including a trip down the long hill on Hemlock Road.
There will be no entry fee.
For information, email Scott Benjamin at email@example.com or call 203-837-9999, ext. 19825.