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Starting the 2014 Groton Road RaceJim Rhodes

Starting the 2014 Groton Road Race

The 24th annual Groton Road Race happens this Sunday, April 26 beginning and ending at the Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School on Main Street. Groton has become an annual destination for more than 2,000 runners with certified 5K and 10K courses on beautiful country roads as well as races for children and less competitive runners. The Groton Road Race is produced by the Squannacook River Runners.

The race schedule is:

  • 10:45 a.m. — Tots’ Trot
  • 11:15 a.m. — 2K
  • 11:50 a.m. — 10K
  • 12 p.m. — 5K

=”_blank”>For complete information, including registration information, visit the race website.

Road Closures and Detours

Traffic will be delayed or diverted starting at 11:40 a.m. according to a news release from the Groton Police Department. The department anticipates that traffic on Main Street will be detoured while the road is closed, about 40 minutes. Hollis Street, Champney Street, and Martins Pond Road will be closed for the duration of the race.

Route 119/Main Street — closed — no traffic — Main Street- Middle School to Route 40/Broadmeadow Road from 11:40 a.m. to approximately 12:20 p.m.

Large Trucks/Trucks with trailers will be held on Route 119/Main Street (eastbound) starting at the Middle School to Mill Street and (westbound) at Route 40/Lowell Road on Main Street to Boston Road.


Eastbound Route 119/Main Street: Right on Mill Street, bear right onto Farmers Row, left onto Higley Street, left onto Peabody Street, left onto Old Ayer Road, bear right at common onto Route 119/Boston Road.

Westbound Route 119/Main Street: Left on Old Ayer Road, right on Peabody Street, right on Higley Street, right on Farmers Row, left on Mill Street, left back on Route 119/Main Street.

Southbound on Chicopee Row: right on Reedy Meadow Road, left on Nashua Road, right on Longley Road, immediate left on Sand Hill Road straight on Nod Road, left on Route 119/Main Street.

Southbound on Longley Road: right on Sand Hill Road straight on Nod Road, left on Route 119/Main Street.