Graeme −> Running −> Business trip 9/10/2005 

I have a business trip scheduled for a "SIMposium" in Boston, which will take place from about 4 pm on Sunday 9/11/2005 through about 6 pm on Tuesday 9/13/2005.

When I traveled to Boston in September, 2005, I checked active.com for scheduled runs anywhere between New York and Boston. I arranged a red-eye flight to New York, rented a car, and then participated in runs in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York states.

Itinerary

(this information is needed for Paramount's Travel Department)

Purpose of Business Trip: SIMposium, Sunday 9/11 through Tuesday 9/13 (two days).
     I will also be taking a vacation from 9/14 through 9/18.

Location:
     Boston Marriott Copley Place
     110 Huntington Avenue
     Boston, MA 02116
     Phone: 617-236-5800

Hotel reservations:
     Boston Marriott Copley, reservations should be made for three nights, starting 9/10, checking out 9/13, at a room rate of $199.00 per night

Flight Information for JFK New York:
     AA 188 from LAX to JFK departs Fri 9/9/2005 at 9 PM, arrives JFK at 5:13 AM
     Return on AA 21 from JFK to LAX departs Sun 9/18/2005 at 6 PM, arrives LAX 9:07 PM.
     Fare: $344.00

A Rental Car will be required at JFK for the entire time.  (I will expense three days of car rental, and pay the rest myself).

I will need transportation from the Paramount Studio to LAX on Friday 9/9/2005, leaving Paramount at 5 PM, and I will need transportation from LAX to my home in Palmdale on Sunday 9/18/2005 at 9:07 PM.

Planned Schedule, including running events

Fri 9/9/2005 9:00 PM leave LAX for JFK on AA 188
Sat 9/10/2005 5:13 AM arrive JFK, drive to 228 Fillow St, Norwalk CT
Sat 9/10/2005 8:00 AM Norwalk (Lightfoot) Summer Series Half Marathon
Sat 9/10/2005 12:00 PM drive to Boston, check in Marriott
Sun 9/11/2005 11:00 AM Casey's 3 Miler 2005, 171 Broadway, Somerville MA
Sun 9/11/2005 4:00 PM Begin RLF graduation ceremony
Tue 9/13/2005 5:30 PM SIMposium ends, drive to NJ
Tue 9/13/2005 10:00 PM Arrive Whitehouse Station NJ
Wed 9/14/2005 all day visit McRaes and/or D'Agostinos
Thu 9/15/2005 all day visit McRaes and/or D'Agostinos
Fri 9/16/2005 all day visit McRaes and/or D'Agostinos
Sat 9/17/2005 4:00 AM get up and drive to 158 Laurel Ave, Northport NY
Sat 9/17/2005 8:39 AM staggered start of Great Cow Harbor 10k
Sat 9/17/2005 10:00 AM drive back to Whitehouse Sta
Sat 9/17/2005 12:00 PM enjoy anniversary festivities
Sun 9/18/2005 6:00 AM get up and drive to Park Ave & Plainfield Ave, Berkeley Heights
Sun 9/18/2005 9:30 AM Berkeley Heights 5k
Sun 9/18/2005 11:00 AM drive back to Whitehouse Station
Sun 9/18/2005 1:00 PM drive to JFK airport
Sun 9/18/2005 6:00 PM return from JFK to LAX on AA 21

Detailed Descriptions of Running Events

Saturday 9/10/2005

Norwalk (Lightfoot) Summer Series Half Marathon (Sam Elpern Memorial) 
Saturday, September 10, 2005 8:00 AM 
Fox Run School - 228 Fillow Street 
Norwalk , CT
Entry Fee: $15.00. Water stops and restrooms. Bagels, cake, cookies, salads, and drink after the race.

Sunday 9/11/2005

Casey's 3 Miler 2005 (baevents.com/caseys/)
Sunday, September 11, 2005 11:00 A.M. 
Casey's Pub 
171 Broadway 
Somerville , MA

Saturday 9/17/2005

Great Cow Harbor 10k  (www.cowharborrace.com/)
Saturday, September 17, 2005 8:00 AM 
Laurel Avenue School
158 Laurel Avenue, Northport, NY 11768
Staggered start, 5000 participants expected, Fee: $20 until 9/5, no race-day registration

Sunday 9/18/2005

Berkeley Heights 5K (www.berkeleyheights5k.com/)
Sunday, September 18, 2005 9:30 AM 
Memorial Field- corner of Park Ave. & Plainfield Ave. 
Berkeley Heights , NJ 
Entry fee: $17.00

Detailed Plans

Fri 9/9/2005 9:00 PM leave LAX for JFK on AA 188

I'll pack my stuff before going to work on Friday, and drive to the Acton train station. I'll get John Adams to drive me to work (or else take the train if he's not available) then take the company limo to the LAX airport.  Then someone can come and "rescue" my car from the parking lot before it gets abducted.

Sat 9/10/2005 5:13 AM arrive JFK, drive to 228 Fillow St, Norwalk CT

I'll rent a car at the airport, and hopefully be on the road by six o'clock, arriving in Norwalk around sevenish. (See directions from JFK Airport to Norwalk CT)

Sat 9/10/2005 8:00 AM Norwalk (Lightfoot) Summer Series Half Marathon

You might want to drive up there to see the race, a 2 hour drive for you. (See directions from Whitehouse Station NJ to Norwalk CT)  The race starts at 8:00, so I expect to cross the finish line around 10:00, and then hang around until about noon before heading up to Boston. But if you're there, we might find some touristy things to do during the afternoon in the Norwalk area, which would be fine since I won't be in any tearing rush to get to Boston.  Typically at well-attended runs, most businesses don't miss the marketing potential of such a captive audience, so there are sure to be some interesting things to do there.

Sat 9/10/2005 (Afternoon) drive to Boston

It's a three hour drive (see directions from Norwalk to Boston).  When I get to Boston, I'll check into the Marriott Copley Place Hotel at 110 Huntington Ave, Boston MA.

Sun 9/11/2005 11:00 AM Casey's 3 Miler 2005

The next morning, I'll drive to 171 Broadway, Somerville MA, for the 3-mile race sponsored by Casey's Pub.  (See directions from the Boston Marriott to Casey's and back.)

Sun 9/11/2005 4:00 PM SIMposium

The SIMposium begins with the RLF graduation ceremony, and events are planned through Tuesday 9/13 at about 5:30 PM.

Tue 9/13/2005 5:30 PM SIMposium ends

As soon as the SIMposium ends, I'll get in the car and drive to your house.  (See directions from the Boston Marriott to Whitehouse Station NJ).  I should get there around ten or eleven PM.

Wed 9/14/2005 through Fri 9/16/2005

These days are totally free for visiting McRaes and D'Agostinos.

Sat 9/17/2005 4:00 AM get up and drive to Northport NY

The Great Cow Harbor 10k, at 158 Laurel Ave, Northport NY, is said to be one of the premier races in the country. (See directions from Whitehouse Station to Northport NY.)  They expect over 5,000 participants, and over 25,000 spectators.  (See www.cowharborrace.com/.)  This might be another one you might want to come and see, although it's a 2 hour drive, about halfway to the end of Long Island -- that may be a bit much.  The race actually starts at 8:30.  It's a staggered start, based on predicted finish time.  For me, my prediction would be 50 minutes, so I'll be done running at about 9:30 or so.  I can start heading back to Whitehouse Station around 10 to get me there around noonish for an anniversary party, if that's what we'll be doing.

Sun 9/18/2005 6:00 AM get up and drive to Berkeley Heights

At first, I was thinking I would just go straight to the airport, smelling something like a Great Cow after running the Great Cow Harbor 10k, but then I noticed there will be a 5k race on Sunday in Berkeley Heights. (http://www.berkeleyheights5k.com/.)  How could I pass this up?  It begins at 9:30 at the corner of Park Ave and Plainfield Ave, at the Memorial Park.  If you weren't able to make either of the 2-hour drives to Norwalk or to Northport, then maybe you could come with me to Berkeley Heights.  The race starts at 9:30, and should take about 25 minutes.  We can hang around for half an hour or so after the race, and then head back to Whitehouse Station in time for me to take a shower before heading to the JFK airport for my 6:00 PM flight back to LAX on AA 21.  (See directions from Whitehouse Sta NJ to JFK Airport).

Sun 9/18/2005 6:00 PM AA flight 21

Flights leave for LAX just about every hour, so I might be able to stand-by for an earlier flight once I get to the airport.  Every flight is about 6 hours long, minus the three hour time difference, so they land three hours (time difference) after they take off.  If I get on an earlier flight, I'll call the limo to let them know when to get me at the airport.

Directions

Directions from JFK Airport, Jamaica NY to 228 Fillow Street, Norwalk CT
1: Start out going NORTHEAST on N SERVICE CT toward PILOT RD. <0.1 miles 
2: Turn RIGHT onto PILOT RD. <0.1 miles 
3: Turn LEFT onto S CARGO RD. 0.1 miles 
4: Turn LEFT onto N BOUNDARY RD. 0.1 miles 
5: Merge onto JFK EXPY toward I-678 / VAN WYCK EXPWY / RT-878 / NASSAU EXPWY / RT-27 / BELT PKWY. 0.3 miles 
6: Take the ramp toward ROCKAWAY BLVD EAST / BELT PKWY WEST / I-678 / VAN WYCK EXPWY. 0.1 miles 
7: Take the ramp toward BELT PKWY WEST / I-678 / VAN WYCK EXPWY. 0.2 miles 
8: Merge onto NASSAU EXPY. 0.3 miles 
9: Merge onto I-678 N (Portions toll). 12.4 miles 
10: I-678 N becomes HUTCHINSON RIVER PKWY N. 4.0 miles 
11: Merge onto I-95 N via EXIT 6 toward NEW HAVEN (Portions toll). 25.3 miles 
12: Take the US-1 N / POST ROAD exit- EXIT 13- toward NORWALK COM TECH COLLEGE. 0.3 miles 
13: Turn RIGHT onto CONNECTICUT AVE / US-1. 0.2 miles 
14: Turn LEFT onto RICHARDS AVE. 1.5 miles 
15: Turn RIGHT onto FILLOW ST. <0.1 miles 
16: End at 228 Fillow St
Total Est. Time: 1 hour, 0 minutes Total Est. Distance: 45.69 miles 

Directions from 21 Matheson Rd, Whitehouse Station NJ to 228 Fillow St, Norwalk CT
1: Start out going NORTHEAST on MATHESON RD. <0.1 miles 
2: Keep RIGHT at the fork to continue on MATHESON RD. 0.3 miles 
3: Turn LEFT onto FELMLEY RD. 0.2 miles 
4: Turn LEFT onto CR-523 / OLDWICK RD. 0.2 miles 
5: Merge onto I-78 E via the ramp on the LEFT toward NEWARK. 5.0 miles 
6: Merge onto I-287 N via EXIT 29 toward I-80 / US-202 N / US-206 N / MORRISTOWN. 47.4 miles 
7: Merge onto I-287 E toward TAPPAN ZEE BR / NEW YORK CITY (Portions toll). 30.0 miles 
8: Merge onto I-95 N. 13.9 miles 
9: Take the US-1 N / POST ROAD exit- EXIT 13- toward NORWALK COM TECH COLLEGE. 0.3 miles 
10: Turn RIGHT onto CONNECTICUT AVE / US-1. 0.2 miles 
11: Turn LEFT onto RICHARDS AVE. 1.5 miles 
12: Turn RIGHT onto FILLOW ST. <0.1 miles 
13: End at 228 Fillow St
Total Est. Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes Total Est. Distance: 99.60 miles 

Directions from 228 Fillow Street, Norwalk CT to 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA
1: Start out going NORTHEAST on FILLOW ST toward FOX RUN RD. 0.1 miles 
2: Stay STRAIGHT to go onto FOX RUN RD. 0.7 miles 
3: FOX RUN RD becomes PONUS AVE. 0.3 miles 
4: Turn RIGHT onto NURSERY ST. 0.2 miles 
5: Turn RIGHT onto CT-123 / NEW CANAAN AVE. <0.1 miles 
6: Merge onto CT-15 N via the ramp on the LEFT toward NEW HAVEN. 48.7 miles 
7: Merge onto I-91 N via EXIT 68N-E toward CT-66 E / HARTFORD / MIDDLETOWN. 17.2 miles 
8: Merge onto CT-15 N / WILBUR CROSS HWY via EXIT 29 toward I-84 / EAST HARTFORD / BOSTON. 2.1 miles 
9: CT-15 N / WILBUR CROSS HWY becomes I-84 E (Portions toll). 40.7 miles 
10: Merge onto I-90 E / MASS PIKE / MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE toward N.H. - MAINE / BOSTON (Portions toll). 55.1 miles 
11: Take EXIT 22 toward COPLEY SQ.. 0.3 miles 
12: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto STUART ST / MA-9 E. <0.1 miles 
13: Turn LEFT onto DARTMOUTH ST. <0.1 miles 
14: Turn SLIGHT LEFT. <0.1 miles 
15: Turn LEFT onto AVENUE OF THE ARTS / HUNTINGTON AVE / MA-9 W. 0.1 miles 
16: End at 110 Huntington Ave
Total Est. Time: 2 hours, 55 minutes Total Est. Distance: 166.19 miles

Directions from Boston Marriott to Casey's Pub
1: Start out going EAST on AVENUE OF THE ARTS / HUNTINGTON AVE / MA-9 toward EXETER ST. Continue to follow MA-9 E. 0.4 miles 
2: Turn LEFT onto BERKELEY ST. 0.4 miles 
3: Take the STORROW DR. EAST ramp toward US-1 / EXP'WAYS N-S / RT-28 / I-93 / RT-3. 0.1 miles 
4: Merge onto STORROW DR / JAMES J STORROW MEMORIAL DR. 0.2 miles 
5: Keep LEFT at the fork to continue on STORROW DR / JAMES J STORROW MEMORIAL DR. 0.4 miles 
6: Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto MA-3 S / STORROW DR / CHARLES ST / MA-28 N / JAMES J STORROW MEMORIAL DR. Continue to follow MA-28 N. 2.2 miles 
7: Turn RIGHT onto BROADWAY. 0.1 miles 
8: Make a U-TURN onto BROADWAY. <0.1 miles 
9: End at 171 Broadway
Total Est. Time: 9 minutes Total Est. Distance: 4.14 miles

Directions from Casey's Pub to Boston Marriott
1: Start out going NORTHWEST on BROADWAY toward GARFIELD AVE. 0.1 miles 
2: Turn LEFT onto MCGRATH HWY / MA-28 S. Continue to follow MA-28 S. 2.2 miles 
3: Take the RT-28 S / STORROW DRIVE WEST / RT-3 N ramp. <0.1 miles 
4: Stay STRAIGHT to go onto STORROW DR / MA-28 S / JAMES J STORROW MEMORIAL DR / MA-3 N. Continue to follow MA-28 S. 0.8 miles 
5: Turn LEFT onto BEACON ST / MA-28. <0.1 miles 
6: Turn RIGHT onto MA-2 W / ARLINGTON ST. Continue to follow ARLINGTON ST. 0.3 miles 
7: Turn RIGHT onto ST JAMES AVE. 0.3 miles 
8: Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto AVENUE OF THE ARTS / HUNTINGTON AVE / MA-9 W. 0.2 miles 
9: End at 110 Huntington Ave
Total Est. Time: 9 minutes Total Est. Distance: 4.13 miles 

Directions from Marriott Hotel, 110 Huntington Ave, Boston MA to 21 Matheson Rd, Whitehouse Station NJ
1: Start out going EAST on AVENUE OF THE ARTS / HUNTINGTON AVE / MA-9 toward EXETER ST. Continue to follow MA-9 E. 0.1 miles 
2: Turn LEFT onto DARTMOUTH ST. <0.1 miles 
3: Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto ramp. 0.1 miles 
4: Merge onto I-90 W / MASS PIKE / MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE (Portions toll). 54.3 miles 
5: Merge onto I-84 W via EXIT 9 toward US-20 / STURBRIDGE / HARTFORD (Portions toll). 41.7 miles 
6: Merge onto CT-15 S / WILBUR CROSS HWY via EXIT 57 on the LEFT toward I-91 S / CHARTER OAK BR / N.Y. CITY. 1.9 miles 
7: Merge onto I-91 S via EXIT 86 toward NEW HAVEN / N.Y. CITY. 36.5 miles 
8: Merge onto I-95 S via the exit on the LEFT. 48.4 miles 
9: Take the I-287 W exit- EXIT 21- toward WHITE PLAINS / TAPPAN ZEE BR. <0.1 miles 
10: Merge onto I-287 W / CROSS WESTCHESTER EXPY. <0.1 miles 
11: Merge onto I-287 W (Portions toll). 29.5 miles 
12: Merge onto I-287 S via EXIT 15 toward NEW JERSEY. 46.9 miles 
13: Merge onto I-78 W via EXIT 21B toward EASTON PA. 5.6 miles 
14: Merge onto CR-523 N / OLDWICK RD via EXIT 24 toward CR-517 / OLDWICK. 0.3 miles 
15: Turn RIGHT onto FELMLEY RD. 0.2 miles 
16: Turn RIGHT onto MATHESON RD. 0.3 miles 
17: Keep LEFT at the fork to continue on MATHESON RD. <0.1 miles 
18: End at 21 Matheson Rd
Total Est. Time: 4 hours, 39 minutes Total Est. Distance: 266.77 miles

Directions from 21 Matheson Rd, Whitehouse Station NJ to 158 Laurel Ave, Northpoint NY
1: Start out going NORTHEAST on MATHESON RD. <0.1 miles 
2: Keep RIGHT at the fork to continue on MATHESON RD. 0.3 miles 
3: Turn LEFT onto FELMLEY RD. 0.2 miles 
4: Turn LEFT onto CR-523 / OLDWICK RD. 0.2 miles 
5: Merge onto I-78 E via the ramp on the LEFT toward NEWARK (Portions toll). 33.5 miles 
6: Take the I-95 N / N J TURNPIKE NORTH exit. 1.3 miles 
7: Merge onto NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE N / I-95 N (Portions toll). 6.6 miles 
8: Take the exit toward LINCOLN TUNNEL / NEW YORK CITY. 0.5 miles 
9: Merge onto NJ-495 E (Portions toll). 2.9 miles 
10: Merge onto I-495 E. 1.0 miles 
11: Stay STRAIGHT to go onto DYER AVE. <0.1 miles 
12: Turn LEFT onto W 34TH ST. 1.3 miles 
13: Turn LEFT onto TUNNEL APPROACH ST / QUEENS MIDTOWN TUNNEL APPR / I-495 E. <0.1 miles 
14: Take the QUEENS MIDTOWN TUNNEL ramp. 0.1 miles 
15: Merge onto I-495 E (Portions toll). 25.5 miles 
16: Merge onto NORTHERN PKWY E via EXIT 42 toward HAUPPAUGE. 11.1 miles 
17: Take EXIT 42N toward CR-66 N / NORTHPORT. 0.1 miles 
18: Merge onto DEER PARK RD / DEER PARK AVE. 0.1 miles 
19: DEER PARK RD / DEER PARK AVE becomes CR-66 N / E DEER PARK RD. 0.8 miles 
20: CR-66 N / E DEER PARK RD becomes E JERICHO TURNPIKE / NY-25. 0.2 miles 
21: Turn LEFT onto ELWOOD RD / CR-10. 3.9 miles 
22: Turn RIGHT onto FORT SALONGA RD / NY-25A. 0.3 miles 
23: Turn LEFT onto LAUREL AVE. 0.1 miles 
24: End at 158 Laurel Ave
Total Est. Time: 1 hour, 53 minutes Total Est. Distance: 91.24 miles

Directions from 21 Matheson Rd, Whitehouse Station NJ to JFK Airport, Jamaica NY
1: Start out going NORTHEAST on MATHESON RD. <0.1 miles 
2: Keep RIGHT at the fork to continue on MATHESON RD. 0.3 miles 
3: Turn LEFT onto FELMLEY RD. 0.2 miles 
4: Turn LEFT onto CR-523 / OLDWICK RD. 0.2 miles 
5: Merge onto I-78 E via the ramp on the LEFT toward NEWARK (Portions toll). 33.5 miles 
6: Take the I-95 N / N J TURNPIKE NORTH exit. 1.3 miles 
7: Merge onto NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE N / I-95 N (Portions toll). 6.6 miles 
8: Take the exit toward LINCOLN TUNNEL / NEW YORK CITY. 0.5 miles 
9: Merge onto NJ-495 E (Portions toll). 2.9 miles 
10: Merge onto I-495 E. 1.0 miles 
11: Stay STRAIGHT to go onto DYER AVE. <0.1 miles 
12: Turn LEFT onto W 34TH ST. 1.3 miles 
13: Turn LEFT onto TUNNEL APPROACH ST / QUEENS MIDTOWN TUNNEL APPR / I-495 E. <0.1 miles 
14: Take the QUEENS MIDTOWN TUNNEL ramp. 0.1 miles 
15: Merge onto I-495 E (Portions toll). 7.0 miles 
16: Take the GRAND CENTRAL PKWY exit- EXIT 22A-E- toward I-678 / VAN WYCK EXPWY. 0.1 miles 
17: Take the GRAND CENTRAL PKWY EASTBOUND exit. 0.2 miles 
18: Merge onto GRAND CENTRAL PKWY E. 1.4 miles 
19: Take the J ROBINSON PKWY / VAN WYCK EXPWY exit- EXIT 13- toward KENNEDY AIRPORT. 0.1 miles 
20: Merge onto VAN WYCK EXPY / I-678 S via EXIT 13S on the LEFT toward KENNEDY AIRPORT. 1.8 miles 
21: Take EXIT 4 toward LIBERTY AVE. 0.1 miles 
22: Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto VAN WYCK EXPY. <0.1 miles 
23: Turn LEFT onto LIBERTY AVE. 0.1 miles 
24: Turn RIGHT onto PINEGROVE ST. 0.1 miles 
25: Turn LEFT onto SOUTH RD. <0.1 miles 
26: End at Jamaica, NY US 
Total Est. Time: 1 hour, 12 minutes Total Est. Distance: 60.12 miles