This race is named in honor of Larry "Legend" Olsen. Larry was an outstanding runner, coach & friend. He won USA Track and Field Masters National Runner of the Year five times, set several US National Masters records, was an 8-time USATF-NE Grand Prix Series Masters Champion, and had the distinction of being the outright winner of races in each decade of his life from his teens to age 60+. He was a founder of the Tri-Valley Front Runners and a dedicated coach for the Hopedale High School Girls Cross Country Team. In 2014, he was inducted into the USATF Masters Hall of Fame.
|Registration||$15 for 19 & under; $20 for 20 & older ($25 after 9/16/17); Free for 70+ (mail-in your registration, sorry no on-line for 70+); $5 for Kids Dash (pre or post) - race bibs and ribbons for all!|
|Schedule||Registration begins at 8:30 AM; Start at 10:00 AM; Awards at 11:30 AM|
|Course Info||Start at Hopedale Town Park corner of Dutcher St and Northrop St, Hopedale, MA. It will start in Hopedale and be mostly on roads, but incorporate a couple of miles of parkland with a mostly gravel running trail, toward the end - Larry's typical training route.|
|T-Shirts||For those registered by 9/16/17|
|Checks to||Larry Olsen Summer Classic (no refunds)|
|Mail to||PO Box 708, Framingham, MA 01701|
|Contact||Race Director Chris Kivior or Gary Atlas. Kids Race Director Henning Smith|
|Results||2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010|
From Mass Pike – Take Exit 11A (495). On Rt 495, take Exit 20 take a right onto Rt 85 & follow to Rt 16. Follow Rt 16 West through Milford. Pass lights at intersection of Rt 16 and Rt 140 (Milford Hospital is on the right). Take first right onto Adin St. Turn right onto Dutcher St. Go to intersection of Northrop Street.
From 495 – Take Exit 20 & proceed as above.
From Rt 146: get off at the Rt. 16 exit and go east through the towns of Uxbridge and Mendon into Hopedale. At traffic light (Cumberland Farms is on the left) turn left onto Hopedale St. Take first right onto Adin St. Turn right onto Dutcher St. Go to intersection of Northrop Street.
From Worcester Rt 122: Follow to Rt 140 South to Dutcher St. Turn right onto Dutcher St. Go to intersection of Northrop Street.