Run for Ricey Next NSS Grand Prix Race

Event Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015. Event Time: 9 AM.
Online registration ends: 4/9/2015 at Noon, EST.

Jim Rice Memorial Run

Jim Rice Memorial Run

Please note new location this year!

The Fourth Annual Firefighter Rice Memorial 5K is to honor fallen Peabody Fire Fighter James Rice who tragically lost his life while fighting a house fire in his home town in 2011. All proceeds benefit the Peabody Fire and Police Memorial Fund. This Memorial Fund is to raise money for a memorial park to be built at the corner of Perkins Street and Ellsworth Street in Peabody.

Race Location: AOH Club, 58 Lowell Street, Peabody MA.
Race Times: 5K Race – 9 am
Race Fees: 5K Race -$25
Awards: Top M and F Overall, and Top 3 M/F in the following age groups 18 and under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

For more info on the Peabody Memorial Fund go to

NSS Grand Prix Announced for 2015

See full details about the North Shore Striders Grand Prix 2015!

Grand Prix 2015

Grand Prix 2015

The North Shore Striders Super Secret Selection Committee carefully considered your responses to the survey and then developed a number of different proposals which were sent to the NSS Board of Directors for their input. Finally we have a slate of races to run of varying distances which avoids races on week nights which are difficult for those Striders working full time, especially in Boston.  The series attempts to spread the races throughout the year and introduce a few new races sponsored by New England Running company, our chief sponsor. Unfortunately avoiding week night races and adding new races means that some long-time favorites were dropped from the Grand Prix. We hope you understand how hard this was.

The most important fact about the 2015 NSS GP is that it starts this coming Sunday, March 8th  with the Great Stew Chase 15K in Lynn. Long-time Strider Roger Perham is again directing this oldest 15K in the country. Roger needs volunteers for this race. I’m heading up a group of volunteers who will be course marshals in and around Peabody’s Centennial Park, Jubilee Dr, and Dearborn Rd. This is the middle 4 miles of a 9.3 mile race so we need a lot of Strider volunteers (many more than me, Rosie and Armand).

See full details about the North Shore Striders Grand Prix 2015!

Stew Chase Update

Roger Perham’s Stew Chase, a 15K ramble from Lynn to Peabody’s Centennial Park and back, has been postponed to Sunday, March 8th, because of too much snow on the roads.

The NSSSSSSC is now considering making the Stew Chase the first race in the 2015 NSS GP with 5 points available for either running or volunteering. Contact Mike with your thoughts on that proposal.

Scenes from NSS Awards Night!

Great times were had at this year’s North Shore Strider Awards Banquet!

Thanks Mariellen for all your hard work hosting last night’s banquet, and congratulations for setting a PR at every distance that you ran in 2014! Thanks, Neil, for arranging to have John as our speaker.  His story is inspirational, and we look forward to following him.

Boston Marathon Buses 2015

Special Boston Marathon Buses to Athlete’s Village in Hopkinton Monday, April 20, 2015!

Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

Got your Boston Qualifier? Got your number? Get your ride to the race!

Once again, the North Shore Striders will provide transportation for runners officially registered for the Boston Marathon. Two spacious, 54-person, restroom-equipped buses will deliver registered Boston Marathon runners from the North Shore directly to Hopkinton on Monday, April 20, 2015.

Please see the Boston Marathon Bus Info and Signup page for all details and to reserve your seat.