Melrose 5K Race Directory 2019

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Melrose 5K racesMelrose is a very active town. There is a YMCA, Melrose Boot Camp and a large and active running club, the Melrose Running ClubWhenever I drive through town I see runners everywhere. 

If you are promoting a race that I do not have listed here, please contact me at

For 2019 I added two races but three have been cancelled. One of the three may return and I hear that a different organization may take over the EMARC race during The Victorian Fair. 

Are you planning a new Melrose 5K. I’d be happy to provide any advice and support that I can.

Melrose 5K Race Directory

2nd Annual Love Blooms 5K

14 April 2019 – 9:00 AM – Sunday

Melrose Common

Proceeds support families impacted by TTTS. All proceeds are going directly to the Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Foundation.

Registration was $25 and $35 day-of.

2019 Race Results

Melrose Run for Women

Mother’s Day 2020 9:00 AM – SundayMother's Day Race, melrose 5K race directory

2020 will be the 23rd anniversary of this Melrose Mother’s Day tradition.  Produced by the Melrose Running Club this 3.5 mile women only road race draws around 1,000 runners each year.

All proceeds benefit Melrose Alliance Against Violence (MAAV). Since 1998 over $170,000 has been donated.

Awards are given to the top finishers, the first mother and grandmother to finish, and best mother/daughter team finishers. Awards are also given to top age group finishers.

Each runner receives a carnation as they cross the finish line.

This race event features children’s races for the following age groups:

4 and under – 50-100 meter dash on grass (weather permitting)
5-7 – 100 meter dash on grass (weather permitting)
8-10 – 1 loop around track ¼ mile run
(Younger children can choose to run the ¼ mile)

Registration was $28.00 through May 8th. Day-of registration is $35.00.

Melrose Firefighters Fathers Day 5K

16 June 2019 9:30 AM – Sunday

melrose 5K races, firefighters 5k2020 will be the 7th running of this Melrose 5K race which raises money for the Melrose Firefighters Relief Association.

The fun starts with a free kids race where everyone wins! Music, snacks, and fire trucks will abound.  Sign up for the kids race is on race day and is FREE of charge.

T-shirts to the first 300 5K registrants.

Registration was $25 or $30 for day-of registration.

Mary O’Donnell 5K to Cure ALS

11 August 2019 9:00 AM  

This race takes place at Pine Banks Park in Melrose. 2019 was the 4th running of the Mary O’Donnell 5K to benefit The Angel Fund.

Registration was $30.

Race Results

Melrose Octoberfest 5k Road Race

October TBD, 2019 10:00 AM – Sunday CANCELLED

The Victoria McLaughlin Foundation is hosting an Octoberfest 5k road race to benefit the Melrose Public Schools. In addition to the race there will be an after party beginning at 11 am at the Knight of Columbus Hall.

This race may return in 2020.

Melrose Family YMCA Spooky Sprint 5K

26 October  2019 8:30 AM – Saturday

2019 is the 10th year for the Spooky Sprint

spooky sprint 5k, kids race, melrose 5K race directoryThis race begins at the Y and travels through charming downtown Melrose and through beautiful Pine Banks. Bring your costumes and family!

All proceeds benefit the Melrose Family YMCA’s Growing Stronger Together scholarship fund which ensures no one in the community is turned away for inability to pay.

In 2015 the YMCA of Metro North provided more than one million dollars in financial aid providing all children, adults and families with opportunities to develop a healthy spirit, mind and body regardless of income.

Registration is was: $30 for adults and $20 for 18 and under.

Assault on Mt. Hood

December TBD, 2019 – Noon

assault on Mt Hood, cross country2019 will be the 15th running on this 3.5 mile XC race.

This race has become an early winter tradition for cross-country runners from the GBA and beyond. The race is run on the Mt. Hood golf course and the route is slightly different year-to-year depending on conditions.

The race organizers seek to make the course more challenging each year. So come prepared to climb hills!

This Melrose Running Club production features awards, refreshments, Huge Post Race Party and a Commemorative Pint Glass to the first 250 Applicants.

Melrose 5K Race Directory Updates

Please let me know if I missed a race or if your group is starting a race for next year. I will be more than happy to add your race or make any corrections to the races listed.

Run well my Friends!



Author: OmniRunner

9X Boston Marathon finisher, 17X marathons total. Sharing my love for running and the fun adventures and lessons that come with it. Helping non-profits increase fundraising and new runners celebrate their First 5K.

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