Melrose 5K Race Directory 2021

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Melrose 5K races, races near me Melrose is a very active town. There is a YMCA, Melrose Boot Camp and a large and active running club, the Melrose Running Club. Whenever 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

2020 was a tough year for races every where. Some went virtual and some just faded away.

2021 looks pretty bleak for Melrose 5Ks also.

Melrose 5K Race Directory

Melrose Run for Women

TBD May | Any Time| Melrose, MA

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The 2020 race was cancelled due to COVID-19 and the 24th annual race went virtual in 2021.

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.

Melrose Firefighters Fathers Day 5K

TBD June | 9:30 AM | Sunday

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I really thought this race would make a come back in 2021 since the fire fighters are so good at organizing this.

Keeping my eyes open and hopes high for 2022!

2021 would be the 8th running of this Melrose 5K race which raises money for the Melrose Firefighters Relief Association.

Normally, the fun starts with a free kids race where everyone wins! Music, snacks, and fire trucks will abound.

Mary O’Donnell 5K to Cure ALS

TBD | August | 9:00 AM

This race took place at Pine Banks Park in Melrose and benefits The Angel Fund.

I believe that this race has been replaced by a walk in Wakefield.

Race Results

Melrose Family YMCA Spooky Sprint 5K

TBD October | 8:30 AM | Saturday

2020 was the 11th year for the Spooky Sprint and was a virtual race.

spooky sprint 5k, kids race, melrose 5K race directory This 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

TBD December | Noon

assault on Mt Hood, cross country This race was cancelled for 2020 and we have some time to see if they will have the race in 2021.

As a Cross Country race, it doesn’t translate very well to a virtual race.

The location as much as the time of years makes this race what it is, and you just can’t duplicate that at home.

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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