A Quick History
This site was created in October 2003 to keep
extended family informed about our son who was running for the Staples High School boys'
cross country team. By the end of the season,
it was opened to the Staples and FCIAC communities. Over the next year, it grew to
include the boys' indoor and outdoor seasons and all of the girls' teams
With our second runner coming through Staples and
graduating in 2006, we continued to own and maintain the site. There have
been many parents who contributed photographs but special thanks go out to
Michael Lonsdale and Ted Sullivan who logged hours taking photos in all
sorts of weather. Thanks also to Libby Spader(Naficy) who was the site's
intermediary for the 2006-2007 school year.
At the time
third and final runner graduating from Staples in June 2011, the site
twenty-four seasons of Staples sports on the web and at one time or another
displayed more than 20,000 photos.
choose the name StaplesRunning?
The question comes up from time to time
about why is the name staplesrunning.com. There's no real answer
except... It sounded good for the cross country season. Who knew the site
would still be in existence during the track and field season much less this many
- Mary and Mark Hanrahan
Footnote...February 2011 was the site's first time to reach 3 million hits in 12 months