Tri-Valley Front Runners




TVFR on the Run Story on Pregnant Runners - is looking to do a story about women who have or are running the Boston Marathon while pregnant.  Anyone who knows a woman who is willing to speak about her marathon experience while pregnant can email Meagan McGinnes.

Dick Van Wie - The March 29 Sunday Soup Group run honored long time club member, Dick Van Wie.  Dick has been a trooper all winter long and has been out there run/walking his 3 miles most Sundays, usually alone.  New club member Scott Young came up with the great idea for the group to join Dick for the last official soup group run of the season.  If you didn't know, Dick started running at age 48 and joined TVFR at the request of Larry Olsen.  Some of you may have seen this video before, but back in 2012, Dan Davin did an interview with Dick after one of TVFR's soup group runs. Check it out!

New Soup Run Photos - See new photos from the March 29 run.

March Race Results - Updated March 30 with the WCC Half Marathon and the Run the Reservoir 5K, March 22 with the St. Pat's 5K, March 16 with the New Bedford Half Marathon, March 14 with the Shamrock Shuffle 5K, March 8 with the OFTM 10 Miler and the Celtic 5K, March 7 with the Irish 5K and March 1 with Stu's 30K.

April TVFR Grand Prix Races - Frank Nealon Boston Tune-Up 15K on April 4 and Bellingham Challenge 5K on April 12.

Running Clinic - Renowned motivator Rick Muhr will be giving a clinic at Pinz in Milford at 7:00 PM on April 7.  Admission is $5, cash or check made out to TVFR.  If you would like to attend, please sign up.

2015 Boston Marathon Runners Fundraising - Please support club member Dale Fingar.

Boston Tune-Up 15K - The 35th annual event, now named for Frank Nealon, will be held on April 4, 2015.  Online registration is open.  More info.

TVFR Grand Prix Results - Standings for men and women have been updated through the March 21 St. Pat's 5K.

Tuesday Evening Rail Trail Run - Next run April 7 at 6:30 PM from the Milford location.  More info and sign up.

Race Calendar - Have you checked our race calendar lately?  We have numerous listings of local races that may be of interest to TVFR racers.  Updated March 30 with the Walk for Life.

Boston Number - If you're looking for a number to run Boston this spring and would like to raise funds for veterans services, this may be for you.

New Race Photos - Added March 16: Dan Davin, Dale Fingar, Coleen Phillips and Sarah Parks at the New Bedford Half Marathon and Ted and Mary Tyler at the Shamrock Shuffle 5K.  Added March 1: Scott Motkya, Michael Triber, John McCue, Sarah Parks, Mike Nixon and Robyn Sullivan at Stu's 30K.

Woodland Trail Series - Races will again be held on the last Thursday of the month in June, July and August at 6:00 PM.  Start and finish at West Hill Park (not West Hill Dam); same course as last year.  Field will again be limited to 125 runners, so pre-registration is advised and encouraged. Details and registration links.

Boston Tune-Up Volunteers Needed - We need volunteers for before, during and after the race.  We're also looking for people to bring soup (in crock pots) and baked goods.  Lots of help is needed, so please sign up if you can.

Race Volunteers - Thanks to all TVFR members who helped out in 2014!  See the list, as well as the schedule of volunteer opportunities for 2015.

2015 MRA Race Series - Trail races, triathlons, duathlons and more!  Complete list here or check out the TVFR race calendar.

TVFR Shirts and Singlets - Club members, do you own a TVFR shirt or singlet with which to display your club pride?  Or maybe you're still wearing an old maroon or purple shirt?  In either case, now might be a good time to consider the purchase of a new shirt.  Check out the current design here.



The Tri-Valley Front Runners (TVFR) is a 30-year-old running club representing and welcoming male and female runners of all ages and abilities from many eastern and central Massachusetts towns.  Members determine their level of commitment to running and choose from many training and social opportunities to achieve it. TVFR organizes and participates in an array of running events, from local road races (5k to the marathon), fun runs, trail runs, track work outs, group training runs, and more.  We invite you to take a look around our website. We're sure that you will find something for you. Whatever your reason for running, TVFR has the match for you.

TVFR meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  Minutes available here.  These meetings are open to all members.  The next meeting is:

Monthly Meeting April 2, 2015 - PINZ in Milford

The annual dues are $15.00 per year for an individual and $20.00 per year for a family. There are two ways to register your individual or family club membership.  For information regarding membership, you may go to our membership page and print out a form to mail to the TVFR, or register online.   If you have any questions feel free to contact us by email.


Communities and Club Officers

Representing the Massachusetts towns of Bellingham, Blackstone, Boston, Charlestown, Douglas, Dover, Enfield, Foxboro, Framingham, Franklin, Grafton, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millis, Millville, Natick, Norfolk, North Grafton, North Uxbridge, Northbridge, Oxford, Pepperell, Plainville, Raynham, Shrewsbury, South Grafton, South Upton, Sutton, Townsend, Upton, Uxbridge, Webster, Westborough, Whitinsville, Wilbraham and Worcester, as well as Bar Harbor, ME; Cumberland, RI; Cumming, GA; Harrisville, RI; Lincoln, RI; Sarasota, FL; Sherwood, OR; Vienna, VA; and West Hartford, CT.

President - Dan Davin
Vice President - Chris Kivior
Treasurer - Mike Nixon
Secretary - Jill Duhaime
Membership - Marie Paturzo
Race Timing Captain - Gary Atlas
Photographs - Ted Tyler
Website - Rawson Chaplin
Grand Prix Director - Jackie Kelley
Uniform Coordinator - Kristen Legendre
Facebook Page - Sarah Parks


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