Welcome to CSU!
The Cambridge Sports Union is one of the Boston area's premier running, skiing and orienteering athletic clubs boasting members from all corners of greater Boston, Massachusetts and beyond. CSU's running section hosts training runs throughout the year in Boston area locations including the Commonwealth Avenue stretch of the Boston Marathon course, Boston University's indoor track, Fresh Pond in Cambridge and the trails of Walden Pond and the historic Battle Road. CSU members participate in a variety of races including the New England Grand Prix series championships, Pub Series, Mt. Washington Road Race and the Boston Marathon among many offerings that make Boston a running Mecca(!?).
Come share in the combined 'centuries of running wisdom' Cambridge Sports Union members have to offer by joining us at a workout!
Back by popular demand — the Annual CSU Ice Cream Bicycle Tour, otherwise known as the Tour des Glaces, is Sunday, July 27! We will depart promptly at 10:30 am. Meet at Concord (MA) Center, on the green, by the water fountain.
This is a leisurely bike ride to THREE houses of Delectable Dairy Delights: Bates at Kimball’s (Carlisle); Erickson’s (Maynard), Kimball’s (Westford). Almost everyone can do all or some of the bike ride … The ice cream eating is by far the most strenuous activity of the trip. (START TRAINING NOW!!) Although physically challenging (the ice-cream eating), the trip for over 30 years has been alleged to be calorically neutral, unless you insist on jimmies and/or whipped cream.
The entire loop is about 52 miles, BUT you don’t have to do the whole route… Many proud veterans of the ride have stopped after the first or second cones (easy routes back to Concord). Bring your friends, your families, and especially your bicycles <and helmets>! Hope to see you there!
posted by kcabot in Events on June 18, 2014
CSU is organizing a 1 day hiking traverse across the Presidential Mountain range in the White Mountains of New Hampshire on Saturday, June 28th. This is a challenging point-to-point hike of about 20+ miles, although there are points to exit early if needed/wanted.
Here is some information about the hike: The plan is to meet at the trailhead at 5:15am and start hiking by 5:30am. The trail starts at the Appalachia parking area on Route 2 in New Hampshire. We will start up the Valley Way trail and take Watsons Path to the summit of Mt. Madison. From there we will take Gulfside Trail, including the spurs that go over the peaks of each Mt. Adams, Jefferson, Clay, and Washington. From the summit of Mt. Washington we continue on the Crawford Path over Mt. Monroe, Eisenhower, and Pierce. The hike will end on Route 302 in Crawford Notch. We will leave cars at the end of the trail, or arrange for pick-up, and return to collect the cars left at the start.
Here is a map of the route: http://www.everytrail.
Please come prepared with food and snacks for a long day, as well as warm clothes, rain and wind gear, comfortable hiking shoes, and blister protection. Also bring a headlamp and a map of the Presidential Range. The hike is exposed above tree line for most of the day so we need to be prepared for everything.
Please let us know if you’re interested in joining or have questions!
posted by kcabot in Uncategorized on June 18, 2014
As we do every year, CSU volunteers at the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge Race, held this year on Tuesday, June 24th in the Boston Common. As usual, CSU will be stationed at the start/finish line near the medical tents to assist the Red Cross. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 6pm; the race starts at 7pm; and we should plan to be there until around 8:15pm.
In addition to enjoying a nice evening visiting with fellow club members, giving back to races that we run so often, CSU also receives $30 for every volunteer — which goes to help fund our club activities, events and race fees throughout the year. Friends, family and co-workers are also welcome!
If you’d like to volunteer, please email Gail at firstname.lastname@example.org.