Group Club Meet in Watertown Each Week for Runs of Various Distances

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Each week a group called the Watertown Pacemakers gather at spots around Watertown to go on runs of various lengths, and they welcome runners of different levels. 

The free community running group was started in January by Jimi Oke, and so far a handful of people have joined them, said fellow group member Cat Sherrill. Runs begin at 7 a.m. on Saturdays, starting at a location in town.

“We have several starting locations that rotate weekly (Starbucks on Mt. Auburn St, Panera Bread, Lilly’s Bakery, Linda’s Donuts, Kefi’s Kitchen) and offer 3, 5, 8 and 10 mile runs typically,” Sherrill said.

The runs can go other lengths, depending on the starting point.

“Jimi has scoped out various routes and we’ve been reusing those routes depending on the weeks’ meeting location,” Sherrill said.

The Pacemakers welcome runners of different experience and speeds, Sherrill said. The group has a Facebook page and has put out information on other sites, such as NextDoor. Oke also sends out emails to those interested. Oke includes maps of the routes in his weekly update on the Pacemakers Facebook page.

To get more information about the Watertown Pacemakers, email Jimi Oke at Jimi Oke at or go the the group’s Facebook page,


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