Cambridge is getting a new run in June – the REI Co-op 5K at Cambridge Crossing – in a neighborhood that doesn’t conflict with the City Council’s call to keep streets clear for people trying to get to church.
Competitive runners felt a little less welcome in Cambridge after a cap was set and some race-unfriendly rhetoric heard last year, but the city is expressing openness to a diverse set of runners – including at the Bionic5K, a disability-inclusive race planned for April 29.
Road races such as today’s Cambridge Half Marathon could become rarer, with City Manager Louis A. DePasquale saying the number of races is capped at 17 a year “and if we lose one of the 17, there will be a question of whether we let someone substitute in.”
While some might think twice about bringing a book with “Yale” in the title to Harvard territory, Michael Danziger has a different set of standards: He’s the guy who stuck with the college crew team for a full four years despite total athletic ignominy.
Since its founding in 1994, the annual Oldtime Baseball Game has grown – now it requires street closures and traffic warnings, and it draws sports legends such as Pedro Martinez who want to take part in the fun and help its charitable causes.