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Nice day for a 10K | Cape Ann Motor Inn booked

Cars streaming into Good Harbor Beach parking lot this morning for the annual Lone Gull 10K, voted 2016 Race of the Year from New  England Runner Magazine. 

Cape Ann Motor Inn was booked.

What a beautiful day for the race, and Essex National Heritage Trails & Sails weekends. Plan for next year!

cars streaming in for 2017 Sept 24 Lone Gull 10K

view from Cape Ann Motor Inn

sunrise Lone Gull 10K day-  view from Cape Ann Motor Inn


Good Harbor Beach parking lot filling up fast like summer

Sign Up For The Lone Gull 10K Early and Get A Killer Dry Fit Shirt


This just in from Wes Lassen-

Good afternoon runners!  I hope you are all having a great summertime and enjoying the warm weather we’ve had thus far.  Not to jump too far ahead, but I did want to send out a reminder that the Fourth Annual Lone Gull 10K will be held on September 19th.  If you have not signed up already I suggest you do so since the shirts are going quickly.  You can check out the details on www.lonegull10k.com.  Have a great summer!!!


Wes Lassen

The Lone Gull 10K is a fantastic race in which many of the from the past have told me that the course is just stunning.  The race is held mid-September and you usually get those prefect dry sunny days to run.  So get on it!  Sign up and check out the Lone Gull 10K website here where you can register

Or you can directly download your race application here-


From The Lone Gull 10K website-

The Lone Gull Coffeehouse and New England Running Company are proud to present¦

The Fourth Annual Lone Gull 10K

9:00 AM
Sunday, September 19, 2010

Nautilus Road/Good Harbor Footbridge
Gloucester, MA 01930

Getting to the Race
Route 128 North to first rotary. Take second exit off the rotary. Follow 128 extension to lights. Take left onto Eastern Ave/127. Follow 1/2 mile to Shaw™s Plaza and make immediate right onto Barn Lane. At bottom of hill take a left onto Thatcher Road and follow for 1/2 mile. Good Harbor entrance is on the right.

Parking for the race is available in the parking lot of Good Harbor Beach. Please do not park on Nautilus Road as this will impede the finish area for the race.

Course Description
The starting line is at the intersection of Atlantic Road and Nautilus Road. Continue on Atlantic Road for approximately 1.5 miles and make a right onto Grapevine Road. Follow Grapevine Road till the intersection of Grapevine Road and Eastern Point Road and make a left. Cross over Eastern Point Road immediately and follow past Niles Beach and bear to the right, through the stone gateway and onto Eastern Point Boulevard. Run along the right side of the road and bear to the right at the “One Way” sign and make a left onto Lake Avenue. This will bring you past Niles Pond and back onto Eastern Point Boulevard. Make a right onto Bemo Avenue then a left onto St. Louis Avenue. Then make a right onto Farrington Avenue and veer to the left at the top of the hill onto Atlantic Avenue. Follow back to the finish line on Nautilus Road.

here is some video from the year before last’s race-

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Things To Do- The Lone Gull 10K

The second annual Lone Gull 10K is September 21,2008.  I’m not a runner but from what I understand because the have such a huge sponsor in Nike, you pay $18 if you register before September 15th or $24 if you register September 15th and later for your entry fee, it entitles you to a $40 Lone Gull 10K technical jersey if you are within the first 350 people to register, and breakfast.  That’s a pretty good take my friends!

There is a sign up sheet for race day volunteers at The Lone Gull Coffeehouse in the heart of Downtown Gloucester if you would like to participate in that way.

The course starts and ends at Good Harbor Beach.

Here’s more info from the source-

Come join us for a great run in the historic fishing town of Gloucester, MA.  Race along the backshore of Gloucester and enjoy great views of the Atlantic Ocean and Eastern Point.  This scenic seaside course has slight rolling hills and is USATF Certified.  Donations and registration fees will go towards the Lone Gull 10K Charitable Trust.

Free Nike long-sleeve technical tees to first 350 registered runners!

Prize money will be awarded to the top 3 male & female runners and the top 3 men’s & women’s teams.  Merchandise awards will be awarded to age group winners.

Directions: Route 128 North to first rotary.  Take second exit off the rotary.  Follow 128 Extension to lights.  Take left onto Eastern Ave./127.  Follow 1/2 mile to Shaw’s Plaza and make immediate right onto Barn Lane.  At bottom of hill take a left onto Thatcher Road and follow for 1/2 mile.  Good Harbor entrance is on the right.