Find FIVE running friends. Choose a cool name for your team, you know, something apolitical like "OK, BOOMER". Figure out which leg of the race you will run. Pick the coldest day in December. Pile your team into a car and prepare to run 27 miles thru SIX cities and TWO states. Cross the Merrimack River several times. If you're lucky, you end up sipping a beer at the Claddagh Pub in Lawrence and sharing pasta with friends. If you're good, you take home a BRICK !