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Fellow Runners,

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:

  • Race Calendar
    • 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.

  • 2018 Registration Discount: Registration fees from this year's race will not be refunded.  The reason and plan are as follows:
    • 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.

    • 2018 BTU 15K Discount
      • 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.

  • Mug Pick-Up
    • 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:
        PR Running
        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.

Matt Kellogg
Race Director
Tri-Valley Frontrunners

This is one of the few certified 15Ks available in the area (course # MA16024JK).
Mostly on scenic, rolling, well marked, newly paved roads.  Course map

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
Chip timing
Aid stations
Commemorative Soup Mugs to first 400 registered
Ample parking
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.

Race Day Applicants may register beginning at 8:30 am

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  

Course Records    Historical Race Winners

Contact: Race Director Matt Kellogg