It’s the dead of winter but even with the harsh conditions runners are looking for Boston Area 5K races to keep active and have some fun.
The February Boston Area 5K list is fairly short. I only found one Valentine’s 5K race and three Super Bowl Sunday 5K races.
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Boston Area 5K Races February Edition
February 4th at 9:30 AM – Weymouth, MA
New England Runner Magazine is partnering with Barrel House Z, Weymouth’s craft brewery and Old Colony Running Events to host the South Shore’s only 5K leading up to the big game.
The Bamboozled IPA Pre-Game 5K in Weymouth features a fast flat course which starts and finishes at Barrel House Z. It’s an out and back route with a loop at the midpoint.
The runner with the best football themed costume (as determined by our judges) will receive a BHZ beer tap handle, a Craft Beer Cellar Gift card and beer glass.
The overall race winners will receive a custom BHZ Beer Tap Handle and a Marathon Sports Gift Certificate.
Age group winners get a Marathon Sports gift certificate.
The post race celebration includes a complimentary (age 21 and older) Bamboozled IPA craft beer and light food offering (TBD).
To keep the registration fee to a minimum (just $25), shirts will be offered as an additional purchase item for $12.00. Some runners like getting a shirt but others don’t care so you get a choice.
February 4th at Noon – Lowell, MA
Registration is $22 with no additional fees. Race Day registration is $25.00. Long Sleeve Black Shirt for Registered Runners by January 29, 2018.
Post race party features live music and plenty of liquid refreshments.
This race consistently draws about 350 runners for a pre-game run on Super Bowl Sunday.
February 4th at 10 AM – Cambridge, MA
The race starts and ends on Athenaeum Street and the party is in front of the Genzyme building at 500 Kendall Street. I doesn’t get more Kendall Square than that!
It’s also always freezing cold! Because the race is so close to The Charles the wind whips off the river and down Athenaeum Street to the plaza at 500 Kendall.
For $34.28 you can run the 5K or 5 Miler and have an awesome party after the race. No hidden registration fees! Teams are encouraged.
February 10th at 10 AM – Wakefield, MA
Registration in Advance is $29 for Individuals and $55 for Couples.
Day of registration is $35 for Individuals and $65 for Couples.
Couples do not have to be in a relationship! Two friends, two teammates, two family members, heck a guy and his dog all qualify for the couples pricing!
Post-race celebration serving Sam Adams beer included with registration for all participants and volunteers until we run out!
*New for our 5th year! Long sleeved, dry fit race shirt* only guaranteed for entrants registered by January 21, 2017.
Overall and Age group prizes awarded to the top 3 finishers in each category!
Snowshoe Classic at Brooksby Farm
February 17th at 10 AM – Peabody, MA
Brought to you by the Peabody Parks and Rec Department, this snow shoe race is in its 8th season in 2018.
Registration link is currently not available.
February 17th 9 AM – Salisbury, MA
Based out of the Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury, this race also features an epic lip sync battle. I’ve run this race a few times, and most people actually do karaoke! Some people are actually pretty good!
This race is always a good time and is part of LOCO Running’s “Will Run for Beer” Series. Ipswich Ale is pouring and there will be plenty of food including hot pizza.
Registration is $30
I’ve run this 5K road race a few times. Here is my review from 2014.
February 24th 9:30 AM – Plymouth, MA
Adult $25.00 online / $30.00 on site
Students age 11-18 -$20.00 online / $25.00 on site
5K Children 10 & Under – $15.00 online / $20.00 on site
Race proceeds benefit the Hoyt Foundation Boston Marathon Charity Team.
Most of these races award medals to the top three male and female finishers. Some also offer age group awards.
None of these races provide medals for all runners. For veteran runners this is no big deal. For first timers a medal is a big deal.
Has your spouse, girl friend or boy friend agreed to run a Valentine’s day race with you, shouldn’t you make sure they get a finisher’s medal? A My First 5K medal may not be a diamond ring, but they will always remember their first 5K race with you.
Make sure your first time runner gets a finisher’s medal at the end of their frosty February 5K with you.
Run well my Friends!