After 36 consecutive years of running our 15k Boston Tune-Up race, we finally got a day where conditions made it impossible to run a safe race. After careful consideration from the Upton PD and Department of Public Works, Tri-Valley Frontrunners had no choice but to cancel the race.
The race has been cancelled for 2017 and will not be rescheduled for the following reasons:
In consideration of other races and the causes they support, we do not want to impede their efforts in the upcoming spring/summer season. The local race calendar does not show any upcoming weekends that would not obstruct the efforts and causes of other local races.
Donations to Charity: We will honor the commitments to the charities this race has supported over the last several years. Our relationships with Dana Farber and the Jimmy Fund are very important to us and we want to keep our annual contribution to these causes.
The majority of our incurred costs are non-refundable. Unfortunately, many of the entities that are required to run this race had already committed funds that must be reimbursed by the club.
All registered runners will be given the option for a discounted 2018 registration of $15 off. The discount will apply to pre-registration and early registration only.
All registered teams will receive a discount of $15 per runner, up to the number registered in 2017, regardless of the individuals who entered in 2017. Discount applies for pre-registration only (not day-of registration).
Please note that all eligible perishable items have been donated to local food pantries.
We would love to still distribute our complementary mugs to all who registered. Mugs will be available for pick-up at the following location between Tuesday, April 4 and Sunday, April 23:
18 Lyman St
Westborough, MA 01581
Unfortunately mugs cannot be mailed.
Thank you for all that supported the Frank Nealon Boston Tune-Up 15k throughout the past and this year. We have every intension of putting our bid in for the 2018 USATF-NE Grand Prix Championship Series and hope to host you all next year. Thank you for your understanding and good luck with the rest of your season.
Starts and finishes at Nipmuc Regional High School, Pleasant St, Upton, MA
The school will open at 8:30 AM for registration
Mile markers at each mile
Splits at miles one and five
Commemorative Soup Mugs to first 400 registered
Refreshments for runners and helpers
Awards at 12:00 noon
Digital clock at finish
Indoor change and restroom facilities (no showers)
Why do we call this the Boston Tune-up? With just over two weeks until the acclaimed Boston Marathon, we have the perfect Tune-up with a combination of uphills and downhills and the perfect distance of 9.3 miles. If you are running "Boston" or just looking to get ready for the local race scene come and join us. We are sure that you will enjoy this scenic course and the country atmosphere.
|Pre-Entry||$40||Under 19 $30||Over 70 NO FEE|
|Post-entry||$40||Under 19 $30||Over 70 NO FEE|
|USATF Members||$35||$30 until 2/1/17|
|Early Bird Pre-Entry (until 2/1/17)||$35||$30 for USATF Members|
Contact: Race Director Matt Kellogg