onto and around the Bedford campus to participate in the MCC Fitness Trail
the first college-organized off-road race and the first time the new Middlesex
Fitness Trail was used for a competitive race.
in 2009. It links to the 200-mile Bay Circuit Trail, which runs from Duxbury to
Plum Island. Traversing the woods and meadows of what is now MCC's 200-
acre Bedford campus, the trails were originally created when the property was
a Marist Brothers seminary. One beautiful loop circles a frog pond, which the
Brothers used as a swimming hole and skating rink!
Scott Spence, of Groton, crossed the finish line first in the men's division, and
MCC's Lisa Doucett, of Andover, came in first for the women.
dance band kept everybody in step, while kids raced around the campus quad
in the Family Fun Run. Activities, from bubble blowing to face painting, kept
the little ones entertained throughout the morning.
Troche, Judith Wong, Kimberly Burns, Phyllis Gleason, Steven Hatch,
Christine Martin-Roque, Elise Martin, Frank Morande, Joseph Patuto, Alice
Rouse and Gina Spaziani, and to the Middlesex Marketing & Publications
Department for publicizing the event throughout the Merrimack Valley.
Recreation & Student Activities, who put all the pieces together to make the
Fitness Trail 5K Challenge such a huge success.
by comments made afterwards, they are already looking forward to next year's
race. At MCC, we just keep on running!