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November 28, 2013

On The Run column: Tips for running in the cold


Still, every runner has different sensitivity to cold. Whereas one person may run in shorts and a long-sleeve shirt on a 32-degree day, another may bundle up in a jacket, wool hat and pants and yet another may choose to wear a singlet and shorts. Still others may stop running outside once the temperature dips below 45 degrees.

Whatever you decide to do is the right move as long as it keeps you running.

Starts and stops

The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday to many, but it’s also known to runners on the North Shore for Gabe’s Run.

This year, the 6th Annual Gabe’s Run Reunion Run is tomorrow at Patton Park in South Hamilton (see accompanying story). There are three events: a Women’s 5K at 9 a.m., Men’s 5K at 9:45 and a 1-mile Kids’ Fun Run at 10:30. Visit or contact: Jeff Pacione (Gabe’s Fund Memorial Scholarship) at 1-978-468-3224 or for more information.


On the Run is a biweekly column about the North Shore running scene. Send any questions, comments, or news to

Upcoming races

Sunday, Dec. 1

3rd Annual Chanukah Run-a-Latke Family Fun 5K, Chabad of the North Shore, 44 Burrill St., Swampscott, 10 a.m. Fun 5K timed race along the sea shore, Chanukah party with latkes and donuts. Contact: Allie Vered (North Shore Striders) at 1-804-269-6900 or

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Danvers 5K Fun Run, Sweet William’s Garden Center, 141 Pine St., Danvers, 7 p.m. Free, timed run. All welcome. These events are part of a weekly 52-race series. E-mail

Thursday, Dec. 5

No Rest for the Wicked Weekly 5K-ish, Salem Common, Salem, 6:45 p.m. Free 3.2-mile run. Contact

Saturday, Dec. 7

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