September is a great month for road races only a short trip from the West Roxbury YMCA. That includes two races within 2 miles of the Y, great for your warmup. Every one of these races are verified as accurate distances by Stephen P.
09/07/14 Jog Your Memory 5K, Needham
First Annual, put on by a XC coach at Belmont Hill School. Certified 5K loop course only five miles from the Y.
187 Brookline St, Needham, MA
09/14/14 Lone Gull 10K, Gloucester
This is the USATF-NE 10K Championship so field will be very fast and deep. Beautiful, Fast course on the ocean.
09/20/14 Sonia’s Run 5K (Saturday in WR)
Sonia’s Run starts .5 miles from the Y and runs down Bellevue St. Course is an accurate 5K and goes from bottom of Bellevue Hill up the carriage road all the way UP and over Bellevue Hill Road. You will be challenged. Brian Savage is a previous winner, and women took 1st and 3rd in 2013. 200 finishers
55 Emmonsdale Road, West Roxbury, MA
09/21/14 Brian Honan 5K (Sunday in Allston)
Popular neighborhood race
09/21/14 CVS Downtown 5K, Providence, RI
USA 5K Championship, several guys will run sub 14:00
09/28/14 Halfway to Saint Patrick’s Day 5K (Roslindale Village)
Only 1.5 miles from the Y, food and beer after