Hear how the Falmouth Road Race began in a bar; the Boston Marathon’s lineage to the 1896 Modern Olympic Games; how a tiny track club in Boston dominated the sport on the oval and the roads; how best to enjoy the Boston Marathon!
Paul Clerici - bestselling author, award-winning journalist, trophy-winning runner - speaks at libraries, historical societies, bookstores, running clubs, expos, etc., on a variety of subjects related to his books and the sport of running. He entertains and informs with stories and tales from the road. He also tailors his talks to specific requirements; for example, focusing more on the aspect of history for historical societies or the race and course for running clubs.
The combined experience and knowledge as a runner (35-plus years competing in nearly every distance from the mile to the marathon, including 2 triathlons and 43 marathons), journalist (covering the sport of running for over 30 years), and writer (for a variety of media outlets) is reflected in his popular books and talks. His multimedia presentation includes PowerPoint images, and he can speak anywhere from 10 minutes to over an hour, plus a Q&A.
Speakers at the L Street Running Club's Pre-Boston Marathon meeting, L-R, WCVB-TV meteorologist Mike Wankum, LSRC member Ken Sprague, Paul Clerici, WBZ-TV news anchor Lisa Hughes, Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray, physical therapist Jake Kennedy, Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen, 2-time Boston Marathon winner Geoff Smith, 1983 Boston Marathon winner Greg Meyer, with the 2013 Red Sox World Series trophy. Photo by Jen Kanyugi
BOOKSTORES - An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Café, Plainville; Barnes & Noble (Hingham, Kenmore Square in Boston, Prudential Center in Boston, Walpole); Bestsellers Café Bookstore, Medford; Eight Cousins Bookstore, Falmouth; Harvard Coop Bookstore, Cambridge; New England Mobile Book Fair Bookstore, Newton; Titcomb’s Bookstore, East Sandwich; Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury; Whitelam Books, Reading.
LIBRARIES - Boxford Town Library; Carver Public Library; Centerville Public Library; Cotuit Library; Duxbury Free Library; Framingham Public Library; Goodnow Library, Sudbury; Hingham Public Library; Holyoke Public Library; Hopkinton Public Library; Hyannis Public Library; Jacob Edwards Library, Southbridge; Jonathan Bourne Public Library, Bourne; Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield; Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library; Mashpee Public Library; Melrose Public Library; Morse Institute Library, Natick; Newton Free Library; Norfolk Public Library; Plymouth Public Library; Public Library of Brookline, Boston Public Library Branch; Richards Memorial Library, North Attleboro; Sharon Public Library; Stoneham Public Library; Tewksbury Public Library; Thomas Crane Public Library, Natick; Walpole Public Library; Wellesley Free Library; Wilbraham Public Library; Woods Hole Public Library.
HISTORICAL SOCIETIES - Ashland Historical Society; Brighton-Allston Historical Society; Falmouth Historical Society Museums on the Green; Historic Newton Historical Society; Historical Society of Santuit & Cotuit; Hopkinton Historical Society; Natick Historical Society.
RUNNING CLUBS - Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge running group; Greater Framingham Running Club; Greater Lowell Road Runners; Heartbreak Hill Striders, Newton; L Street Running Club, South Boston; Mystic Running Club, Wakefield; Team Framingham Boston Marathon team; Tri-Valley Front Runners, Milford.
RACES/EXPOS - Ashland Half & 5K; Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk, Walpole; Cape Cod Marathon, Falmouth; Falmouth Road Race, Cape Cod; GBTC 40th Anniversary, Boston College; GBTC Indoor Track Invitational, Harvard University, Allston; Hyannis Marathon, Cape Cod; James Joyce Ramble 10K, Dedham; Labor Day Road Races, Walpole; Marathon Park Prep Half-Marathon, Ashland; RACE-MANIA Summit and Expo, Boston University; Walpole Village Fair 5K.
EVENTS - Boston Book Festival; Boston Marathon Wreath Ceremony, Massachusetts State House; New England Authors Expo & Book Sale, Danvers; "Spirit of the Marathon II" movie screening, Hopkinton.
SENIOR LIVING RESIDENCES - Bridges by Epoch at Andover; Brightview Commons Senior Living, RI; Brightview Senior Living Canton; Fox Hill Village Senior Living, Westwood; New Pond Village Senior Living Community, Walpole; The Residence at Cedar Dell Senior Living, Dartmouth; Waterstone at the Circle, Boston; Waterstone at Wellesley; Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences, Northborough.
OTHERS - Big Sports Card & Memorabilia Show, Mansfield; Wellesley-Weston Lifelong Learning, Wellesley (class lecture); Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.
Links to talks and lectures filmed on location or interviews and programs taped in-studio:
Attleboro DoubleACS (Richards Memorial Library - 4/10/17)
Framingham Public Access (Team Framingham - 3/20/17)
Wellesley Public Media Cable (Wellesley library - 2/19/16)