What we're about

We hold group runs around the Somerville, Medford, Arlington, & Cambridge areas. Our group is judgement free, and very social. Tuesday nights we hold a Short/Slow 3-4 mile run & an Intermediate 5-6 mile run, and trail runs over the weekend on Sundays.
Tuesday nights we head out for food and drinks after the run, all participants are welcome!

During times of early darkness (fall, winter, early spring), Headlamps or Light-up Vest is MANDATORY.

All runners must sign a waiver form before their first run: https://forms.gle/4NtKp6YVgv8Y4K8f8

Davis Square Runners’ Code of Conduct is created for the benefit of everyone so that they may achieve their running goals in a safe & fun environment. We welcome people from all communities, and we are LGBTQIA+ friendly. 
Our policy is not meant to outline all interpersonal relationships and interactions. But rather to layout the basic principles of decency that we expect from our runners, and that our runners can expect from the Leadership Team.

1. DSR admins and members will not make judgments about, question, or ridicule a person’s sex, gender, race, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, or age, and accepts people as they present themselves.
2. Please respect everyone’s personal space. 
3. On all of our runs we will stop occasionally to regroup with the slower members of our group. Please be aware of minimum pace requirements set for all runs, and inform the group leader if you will be slower.
4. To ensure the safety of everyone, we don’t run with dogs or strollers.
5. We are a judgement-free group. Anyone participating in disparaging or ridiculing comments, making unwanted advances, and/or engaging in aggressive behavior will be removed from the group. This applies to in-person group activities as well as on our social media forums.

Check out our calendar to see all upcoming meetups.

On most of our road runs we ask that runners are able to keep at least a 10 min/mile pace, except otherwise noted.
You may find us on FacebookInstagram, and our website at DSRunners.com

Upcoming events (4+)

Sunday Fells Run! 4-6 miles with option for more

110 S Border Rd

4-6 mile run through the trails of the Fells, with more if there's interest. This run is intended for anyone new to trail running as well as more experienced runners. We regroup periodically to allow our slower runners to catch up.

We meet at 9 am and leave at 9:10 am sharp.

** Please fill out the Davis Square Runners Participant Waiver prior to attending:
https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSdywhGA57.../formResponse **
The waiver only needs to be filled out once but is required even if you have previously attended DSR events.

In case of emergency during the event, you can call or text me (Benai) at[masked] or call the DSR Emergency number,[masked].

If there are newer trail runners in the group, we will do an easy 4 mile loop and regroup frequently. HOWEVER you must be able to run at least a 10 min mile on ROADS to ensure that you can safely keep up with the group.

For those wanting more miles and difficulty after the initial loop, we will continue on to more technical trails with frequent regroups.

We start at Gate #6, which is at the end of Governor's Road in Medford. Parking can be found nearby at parking lots along South border Road, or on some of the side streets.

We always try to have an experience trail person in the front and the back so as to keep our group together.

To have a safe and fun run in the trails, we suggest you bring:

  1. Water. Trail running can take more out of you than a road run. Having more water than less is a good idea.
  2. Snacks. Granola, nuts, gels/chews, etc, are good to have to snack on during the run.
  3. A phone or map. Useful if you get separated or lost (even though we try to stick together, getting off track can happen).

Be aware of the group rules: https://www.dsrunners.com/group-rules/

Please keep your RSVP's up-to-date. If you have RSVP'd and decide not to come, change your status for the event so that we know not to wait for you and potentially to give someone on the Waitlist the opportunity to run with us.

Hope to see you!

Short/Slow Run 3 mi, 10-12 min/mile pace

Seven Hills Park

Come join us for a fun, social 3-mile-ish run.

Meets at 5:35, we leave at 5:40 on the dot!

This week's route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2870150319349531360

In proper DSR fashion we have a no-drop policy and will regroup with runners periodically.

** Please fill out the Davis Square Runners Participant Waiver prior to attending:
https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSdywhGA57.../formResponse **

The waiver only needs to be filled out once per year but is required even if you have previously attended DSR events.

MANDATORY Fall/Winter running gear:
With early darkness upon us, we must don headlamps and/or Light-up vest!

Safety gear helps protect you and your fellow runners. Headlamps and other gear are available on Amazon or a local running/outdoors stores, such as Marathon Sports, Heartbreak Hill Running Co. & REI.

This is MANDATORY for running with our group.

In case of emergency during the event, you can call or text me (Benai) at[masked], or call or text DSR leadership at[masked]

5-6 mi run starting from Davis

Location visible to members

This run starts from Davis Square and heads out Somerville, Medford, Cambridge, and surrounding towns. We always try to keep our group together, so there's little chance of anyone getting lost or off track.

We ask that all runners are able to have a minimum pace of 10 min/mile.

** Please fill out the Davis Square Runners Participant Waiver for 2022/23 prior to attending:

https://forms.gle/4NtKp6YVgv8Y4K8f8 **
The waiver only needs to be filled out once per year but is required even if you have previously attended DSR events.

MANDATORY Fall/Winter running gear:

With early darkness upon us, we must don headlamps and/or Light-up vest!
Safety gear helps protect you and your fellow runners. Headlamps and other gear are relatively cheap on Amazon.

This is MANDATORY for running with our group

If you need to contact us during the event, you can call or text DSR at[masked].

Route:

We will be heading out for beers and food after the run.

Thursday night Long Runs - 8 miles

Seven Hills Park

Weekly Thursday night long runs starting from Davis Square and heading out into Somerville, Arlington, Medford, and whatever else lies beyond...

While we always stop to regroup with our slower members, we ask that everyone can keep at least a 10:30 pace, and that you regularly do the mileage— if you have never run before, this is not the run start on.

These are self-supported long runs. Please bring water/snacks as the water fountains aren't open due to Covid situation.

Route:

** Please fill out the Davis Square Runners Participant Waiver for 2022/23 prior to attending:
https://forms.gle/4NtKp6YVgv8Y4K8f8 **
The waiver only needs to be filled out once per year but is required even if you have previously attended DSR events.

MANDATORY Fall/Winter running gear:
With early darkness upon us, we must don headlamps and/or Light-up vest!
Safety gear helps protect you and your fellow runners. Headlamps and other gear are relatively cheap on Amazon.
This is MANDATORY for running with our group

If you need to contact us during the event, you can call or text DSR at[masked]

Past events (1,529)

Spie 4.6 mi/7.4 km flat run

Seven Hills Park

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