Seaside Stride 2015

Have you heard?! 

The Seaside Stride is on! Join us for this fabulous town tradition. All funds raised through sponsorship and registration will go to renovations and repairs to Winthrop’s Neighborhood Parks.

Lace up your running/walking shoes and meet us at Miller Field on Friday, June 12th. Pick up your numbers and t-shirts for the first 150 entrants starting at 4:30p. Runners depart at 6:30p.

This year’s course will be the same as last year, including a quarter mile of trail running by Lewis Lake and back on to River Road. The course starts at Winthrop High School. Left onto Franklin St. Right onto Revere St. Right onto Hutchinson. Right onto Crest Ave. which then becomes Winthrop Shore Drive. Right onto Beacon St. Right onto Shirley St. Left on Cutler St across Veterans Rd to trail across Lewis Lake Park. Right onto River Rd. Right onto Cross St. Right into football field, onto track. Finish on track to thunderous applause!

Register at WinthropRec.com.

2015 Seaside Stride Flyer

 

Coughlin Playground Grand Opening

The Coughlin Playground Grand Opening was held this week. Over the last few months the park has seen a complete renovation. Work on the park included new playground equipment, playground surfaces, trees and shrubs, basketball and hockey nets, pathways, picnic tables and benches, fencing around the basketball courts and wooden guardrail fencing around the park, a flagpole, a decorative brick area, and playground sign. In the spring, the Town plans to build a new gazebo. This complete renewal of the park would not have been possible without the help of Speaker Robert DeLeo for securing the park grant, the Town Council for supporting the project, the DPW’s hard work, and all of the donations from our generous community!

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Turkey Trot Sponsors

Special thanks to all of our Turkey Trot Sponsors! Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

MSA Mortgage, LLC

Atlantic Equipment

Hurley Construction & Roofing Co. Inc.

Cottage Hill Real Estate

The Sullivan DiPietrantonio Family

EZ Disposal Service, Inc.

Championship Physical Therapy

East Boston Savings Bank

Highland Real Estate

Massport

Coach Pat McGee to Lead the Turkey Trot 5K

We are so pleased to announce that Winthrop resident and long time running coach Pat McGee will lead our runners on Saturday, November 29th for our Turkey Trot 5K.

Pat McGee started coaching as a volunteer at Winthrop High School in 1974. An opening came up and she was hired to be the Boys Assistant Coach for Spring and Indoor Track. Pat reflects, “This was rather unusual because no women coached boys. I was the first one!”

Pat decided she would attend as many coaching clinics as possible and found them to be very beneficial. She also notes that the male coaches at these clinics were very accepting of her.

In 1982, the Winthrop School Committee voted in Pat as the new Head Coach alongside her son Dr. Paul McGee who became the Boys Cross Country Coach. Winthrop High School had the smallest enrollment in the Northeast Conference but did well in every meet.

In 1984, Pat and her team won Winthrop their first Conference Title in 28 years. “What a great victory,” Pat proclaims.

Throughout the 1990s, her boys track teams have won Northeastern Conference championships year after year with a plethora of individual state champions.

Pat McGee

Pat’s career of achievement has been recognized by the Massachusetts Track Coaches Hall of Fame. She has been named N.E.C. Coach of the Year, Boston Globe’s Coach of the Year and the Massachusetts Track Coach of the Year as the only woman to coach boys. She’s also been honored with the Massachusetts Women’s Award in Faneuil Hall.

We at the Winthrop Parks Committee join the town in thanking Pat McGee for her 33 years of outstanding service as the boys track coach at Winthrop High School and her continued support of all WHS athletic teams.

We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, November 29th as we run our Turkey Trot 5K behind Coach Pat McGee.