Mothers Day 5K Races 2019 in Massachusetts

A Few Mothers Day 5K Races in MA

Mothers Day 5K races are a great time to get together as a family and run a 5K. Many races allow and even encourage runners with strollers. You don’t see that all the time, but these races are for moms!

There are large races and there are small races, but not very many Mother’s Day 5K races. Here are a few Mothers Day 5K races in Massachusetts.

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 12th this year.

Cause and Event Boston

Arlington High School

Mother's Day RacesKid’s Fun Run starts at 7:30 AM and the 5K Road Race begins at 8 AM.

Cause + Event Boston is a unique 5K race that connects the philanthropic giving of participating athletes to the causes they believe in.

Each runner chooses their favorite charity and Cause + Event Boston donates at least half of all registration fees to these organizations. Chosen charities must be verified 501(c)3 organizations.

Registration is sold out!

 

Pine Hill Little League Mothers Day 5k Fun Run Walk

Supporting Pine Hill Little League in Lynn, MA this  9:00 AM race takes place at Rollys Tavern On The Square, 338 Broadway in Lynn.

Registration for this race is now closed.

A friend of mine who is now in his 50’s used to play for this Little League Team, and I was the men’s winner a few years ago. First time eva! Race recap HERE.

Ring Around the Neck 5K

Devereux Beach, Marblehead – 9:00 AM

Don’t miss the the 39th running of the Ring Around the Neck 5K road race. Fun for the whole family starts at Devereux Beach!

Ring Around the Neck’s 5K race course takes you around Marblehead’s breathtaking Marblehead Neck! See both harbor and ocean views on this challenging race course. The course is stroller and dog friendly.

This race will benefit the Lynch van Otterloo YMCA Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program.

Registration is open until May 9th and is $30 for adults, $15 for children and $10 for Veterans.

Women’s Fund Tiara 5K

The Tiara 5K starts at 9:30 AM and the Kid’s Fun Run takes place at 9:00 AM.  The race takes place at the Oxford Creamery in Mattapoisett, MA.

T-shirts for the first 300 runners to register and you can join or create a team. Click to Register.

mothers day 5k racesThe Women’s Fund of Southeastern MA raises funds and takes collaborative action so that all women in the region have strong opportunities to earn a living wage. The mission of the Women’s Fund is to advance the educational attainment and economic security of women and girls in Southeastern Massachusetts. Funds raised support the communities of Southeastern Massachusetts, primarily in the greater New Bedford area.

Parking can be a challenge and the race organizers encourage carpooling.

“M.O.M.’s RUN” – Mary O’Brien Memorial 5K Run & Walk for Cancer

At 10AM at Baxter Riverfront Park Amphitheater, Somerville.

5K registration is $35 and $40 day of.

Kid’s, 0.1 miles, Fun Run is at 9:30 and registration (9 and under) is $5.00.

Registration is open.

Parking is available at the Assembly Row parking garage free for the first three hours.

Harpoon and Red Bone’s supply the post race festivities. I hear they have an amazing raffle also.

A Mother’s Hope 5K

9:00 AM at Nelson Park in Plymouth, MA

mothers day 5K racesRegistration is $25 for Adults, $30 on race day,
$20 for students 11-18 and $25 on race day.
Children under 10, $15.00 and $20.00 on race day.

Proceeds benefit Brook Retreat and The Family Restored.

This is a smaller race with around 125 runners, so it may be a good one for a fist time runner.

T-shirts to all who register by May 1st. Bib pickup begins at 8:00 AM on race day at Nelson Park.

This is a USA Track & Field New England Sanctioned race – Sanction #18-02-063

Scituate Fire Fighters 5K

The Mother’s Day 5K run through scenic Minot Beach area begins at 10:00 AM. Kid’s 1K at 9:15 and 5K walk begins at 8:30.

Registration is open and is $20 for all. T-shirt to the first 250 pre-registered.

The 42nd Annual Women’s Running Race

Held at Berkshire Community College, West Street, Pittsfield, MA.

This event, which is billed as the second oldest all- women’s race in the country, is actually two races. The event begins with an all-women’s race followed by an “everybody else” race.

This year the Race is free, but registrants can purchase event T shirts for $20. Buy before May 1st to ensure shirt size. Race day T shirt price is $25. Each shirt purchase is accompanied by a raffle ticket for great prizes. Additional tickets are $5.

Register here.

Women’s 5K starts at 8:00 AM, Community Run at 9:30 and Kid’s Fun Run at 10:30.

Medals for Mom?

If Mom or the kids are running their First 5K on Mother’s day, make sure they get a medal. The My First 5K medal is exclusively for first time 5K runners. It isn’t for 2nd or 10th time 5K runners.

Christmas gift, holiday run, family 5KIf someone you know is running their first 5k road race, get them something to remember their big moment.

If you would like a My First 5K medal, you can order here.

Run well my friends, and Happy Mother’s Day!

Andy

Mothers Day 5K Races 2018 in Massachusetts

A Few Mothers Day 5K Races in MA

Mothers Day 5K races are a great time to get together as a family and run a 5K. Many races allow and even encourage runners with strollers. You don’t see that all the time, but these races are for moms!

There are large races and there are small races, but not very many Mother’s Day 5K races. Here are a few Mothers Day 5K races in Massachusetts.

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13th this year.

Cause and Event Boston

Arlington High School

Mother's Day RacesKid’s Fun Run starts at 7:30 AM and the 5K Road Race begins at 8 AM.

Cause + Event Boston is a unique 5K race that connects the philanthropic giving of participating athletes to the causes they believe in. Each runner choose their favorite charity and Cause + Event Boston donates at least half of all registration fees to these organizations. Chosen charities must be verified 501(c)3 organizations.

Registration for the 5K is $30 and the Kids Fun Run is FREE.

Check their web site for additional details.

Pine Hill Little League Mothers Day 5k Fun Run Walk

Supporting Pine Hill Little League in Lynn, MA this  9″00 AM race takes place at Rollys Tavern On The Square, 338 Broadway in Lynn.

Registration for this race is now closed.

A friend of mine who is now in his 50’s used to play for this Little League Team, and I was the men’s winner a few years ago. First time eva! Race recap HERE.

Nancy’s Mother’s Day 5K

Chelmsford Elks Lodge 300 Littleton Road (Route 110)

Kid’s Fun Run begins at 9:30 AM, 5K Road Race begins at 10 AM.

Registration is $30 and $35 day of. Kids 16 and under register for $20.00.

The purpose of our Mother’s Day Run is to raise money to help fund education programs for local kids about the dangers of opioids and other substances.

This race was not held in 2019. I’ll keep checking for 2020.

Women’s Fund Tiara 5K

The Tiara 5K starts at 9:30 AM and the Kid’s Fun Run takes place at 9:00 AM.  The race takes place at the Oxford Creamery in Mattapoisett, MA.

T-shirts for the first 300 runners to register and you can join or create a team. Click to Register.

mothers day 5k racesThe Women’s Fund of Southeastern MA raises funds and takes collaborative action so that all women in the region have strong opportunities to earn a living wage. The mission of the Women’s Fund is to advance the educational attainment and economic security of women and girls in Southeastern Massachusetts. Funds raised support the communities of Southeastern Massachusetts, primarily in the greater New Bedford area.

Parking can be a challenge and the race organizers encourage carpooling.

“M.O.M.’s RUN” – Mary O’Brien Memorial 5K Run & Walk for Cancer

At 10AM Davis Square, George Dilboy VFW Post 259, 371 Summer Street, Somerville MA

5K registration is $35 and $40 day of.

Kid’s, 0.1 miles, Fun Run is at 9:30 and registration (9 and under) is $5.00.

Parking is always a challenge in Davis Square, so carpool or take The T. Also, they will not have an official bag drop, so plan accordingly.

Harpoon and Red Bone’s supply the post race festivities. I hear they have an amazing raffle also.

Strivers Mothers Day 5K

mothers day 5k races8:30 AM at Natick High School.

Registration is $30, $20 for 13 years and under. After May 8th fees are $35 and $20, respectively.

Hosted by STRIVERS Running Club for Girls for their 5th year.

Start your Mother’s Day off this year with the “gift” of an early morning run with great company!

Moms, daughters, sisters, and girlfriends use this race day as a way to restore, refill, and replenish who you are and all that you do for others. Dads, sons, brothers, uncles, boyfriends, come and support those women important in your life while also celebrating your health and well being.

Welcome spring and stay for a light breakfast and experience the camaraderie of the race environment and your community!

Proceeds benefit Natick’s Embrace A FamilyEmbrace A Family was founded by the family and friends of two Natick moms who passed away from cancer in 2005.

A Mother’s Hope 5K

9:00 AM at Nelson Park in Plymouth, MA

mothers day 5K racesRegistration is $25 for Adults, $30 on race day,
$20 for students 11-18 and $25 on race day.
Children under 10, $15.00 and $20.00 on race day.

Proceeds benefit Brook Retreat and The Family Restored.

This is a smaller race with around 125 runners, so it may be a good one for a fist time runner.

T-shirts to all who register by May 1st. Bib pickup begins at 8:00 AM on race day at Nelson Park.

This is a USA Track & Field New England Sanctioned race – Sanction #18-02-063

Medals for Mom?

If Mom or the kids are running their First 5K on Mother’s day, make sure they get a medal. The My First 5K medal is exclusively for first time 5K runners. It isn’t for 2nd or 10th time 5K runners.

If someone you know is running their first 5k road race, get them something to remember their big moment.

If you would like a My First 5K medal, you can order here.

Run well my friends, and Happy Mother’s Day!

Andy

Mothers Day 5K Races 2017 in Massachusetts

Looking for Mothers Day 5K Races?

Here are a few Boston area Mothers Day 5K races.

Women’s Fund Tiara 5K

This 9:30 AM Mother’s Day race takes place at the Oxford Creamery in Mattapoisett, MA. Kid’s Fun Run takes place at 9AM.

T-shirts for the first 300 runners to register and you can join or create a team. Click to Register.

mothers day 5k racesThe Women’s Fund of Southeastern MA raises funds and takes collaborative action so that all women in the region have strong opportunities to earn a living wage. The mission of the Women’s Fund is to advance the educational attainment and economic security of women and girls in Southeastern Massachusetts. Funds raised support the communities of Southeastern Massachusetts, primarily in the greater New Bedford area.

At 10AM in Somerville help cure cancer at the  “M.O.M.’s RUN” – Mary O’Brien Memorial 5K Run & Walk for Cancer. 5K registration is $35, Kid’s Fun Run is $5.00. Start and finish is it George Dilboy VFW Post 259, 371 Summer St, Somerville.

In the past 15 years, M.O.M.’s Run has raised over $180,000 benefiting the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Harpoon and Red Bone’s supply the post race festivities. I hear they have an amazing raffle also.

mothers day 5k racesIn Natick at 8:30 join the Strivers Running Club for their Strivers Mothers Day 5K at Natick High School.

Registration is $30, $20 for 13 years and under. After May 8th fees are $35 and $20, respectively.

Proceeds benefit Natick’s Embrace A FamilyEmbrace A Family was founded by the family and friends of two Natick moms who passed away from cancer in 2005.

A Mothers Hope 5K

9:00 AM at Nelson Park in Plymouth, MA

mothers day 5K racesRegistration is $25 for Adults, $30 on race day, $20 for students 11-18 and $25 on race day. Children under 10, $15.00 and $20.00 on race day.

Proceeds benefit Brook Retreat and The Family Restored.

T-shirts to all who register by May 2nd. Bib pickup begins at 8:00 AM on race day at Nelson Park.

Medals for Mom?

These races all provide medals if Mom or her kids are 1st, 2nd or 3rd overall. Some provide age group awards also.

If Mom or the kids are running their First 5K and don’t think they will place in the top 3, you can still get a medal. The My First 5K medal is exclusively for first time 5K runners. It’s more than an award for finishing a race, it’s an incentive to sign up for the next one!

If you would like a My First 5K medal, you can order here.

Run well my friends, and Happy Mother’s Day!

Andy

Melrose Run for Women 2017

20th Annual Melrose Run for Women

The Melrose Run for Women takes place May 14th at Pine Banks Park in Melrose. This Mother’s Day tradition is a Melrose Running Club production.

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A Special Way to celebrate Mothers Day

The Melrose Running Club invites you to participate in the 20th running of the Melrose Run For Women on Sunday, May 14th, 2017. Race start time is 9AM.

This family event honoring mothers and children has become a Melrose Mothers Day tradition over the past twenty years. Race capacity is 1000 runners and is exclusively for women and girls.

 

The festivities kick off with a series of children’s races followed by the main event: a 3.5 mile run/walk which winds through the scenic and peaceful Swains Pond section of the city. The race finishes up with children handing out flowers, a bounty of baked goods and coffee, music, and awards.

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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.

 

Proceeds benefit the Melrose Alliance Against Violence. MAAV is a domestic violence prevention and education organization in Melrose. Since the races inception in 1998 the Melrose Running Club has donated over $170,000 to MAAV.

 

This race is truly a celebration of women of all ages and abilities, you won’t want to miss it. Be sure to invite your mother, your sisters, your daughters, and your friends!


On-line registration
is $25.00 and available through Wednesday, May 10th. Mail in registrations are due by May 1st.


You can also register in person for $30.00 at Marathon Sports at 401 Main Street Melrose:

 

May 11, 2017 5PM – 8PM 
May 12, 2017 12PM – 7PM 
May 13, 2017 10AM – 5PM 
May 14, 2017 7AM – 8AM : Pine Banks Park, Main St & Sylvan St, Melrose, MA

 

Cash or checks accepted only.

 

Kids races are free and will be held at the Pine Banks Park track.

Don’t miss this wonderful mothers Day tradition!

Run well my friends!

Andy

17th Annual Melrose Run for Women Recap

We had a beautiful day on Sunday for the 17th Annual Melrose Run for Women.

Each year this race gets a little bigger. Last year we had 1,003 registrations, and 943 runners and walkers finished the race. This year we had just under 1,100 registrations and 1,023 finishers. Liz Tassinari, the race committee and all of the volunteers did a fantastic job. The race was well publicized and well organized.

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Melrose Run for Women 3.5 mile run and walk

It was great to see mothers and their daughters come to pick up their numbers on race day. There were women with their moms and mothers with their young children. It was great to see the excitement of the young kids picking up their numbers. For many of them this was probably their first race, and they were doing it with their mom! What a great day to create family memories.

Everyone was excited about the race and there were smiles all around.

Dave Hayes did a great job with the t-shirt design as he always does. We had 800

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2014 MRFW race shirt

shirts for our runners so a few late registrants had to go without. We also had many generous sponsors. The sponsors help cover the expenses of putting on a race like this and help the Melrose Running Club pass on more of the registration money to the groups we support.

Without our sponsors and the almost 1,100 runners who registered for the race, the Melrose Running Club would not be able to support these groups and the important work they do. As a club member, I thank all of you.

The Runners

There were 207 ladies in the 1-19 age bracket. Looking through the finishers list on cool running, I saw plenty of 7, 8 and 9 year olds. I also saw a 5 year old runner! Fantastic. Several children went along for the ride as mom pushed them in a running stroller.

We had five women in the 70-79 age bracket. Olga Anzuoni of Everett was first in this group and she is 78. Out of 1,023 runners she came in 475th. It’s great to see older people enjoying a race. None of the five women in the 70-79 bracket finished last either.

Here is a link to Paul Locke’s Flickr page for the race. These photos are at the 2 mile mark. Also from the 2 mile mark, these photos were taken every 3 seconds. Here are more race photos courtesy of Ted Tyler.

Here are the complete race results, posted on cool running. We had 50 mother/daughter teams this year. They are ranked by their combined finish times. As usual, there are some creative team names!

The Cause

The main beneficiary of the Melrose Run for women is the Melrose Action Against Violence. Their mission:

The mission of the Melrose Alliance Against Violence is to raise community awareness of domestic and teen dating violence, and to promote programs that work to reduce violence and encourage healthy relationships.

Our programs include community awareness activities, education and prevention programs in the schools, including bullying prevention, mentoring and peer leadership programs; and information, support, resource and referral services for victims, family members and the community at large.

The Melrose Running Club runs a Walk to Run program each year, and we always help and encourage new runners. This is part of our mission, and it changes lives. I’m proud of the work that we do to help people start running. But I have to say I am most proud of our support for MAAV. When I think of how our contribution helps women, girls and families in difficult situations, people who may have few resources and less hope, get the help and support they need I feel a great sense of pride.

Through the support of runners, local businesses and the community, we are able to help people make meaningful changes in their lives. Perhaps save a life. It is an honor to be associated with such an effort.

I would like to thank all of the runners, donors, volunteers and race staff for making this race such a huge success.

Well done my friends!

Andy

© 2014 anagelin

 

Melrose Run for Women 2014

This 3.5 mile women’s only race takes place on Mother’s Day at Pine Banks Park in Melrose and is a Melrose Running Club production.

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Melrose Run for Women 3.5 run and walk

From the race web site:

A unique way to celebrate Mothers Day, the Melrose Running Club invites you to participate in the sixteenth running of the Melrose Run For Women on Sunday, May 11th, 2014. Race start time is 9AM.

This family event honoring mothers and children has quickly become a Melrose Mothers Day tradition drawing over 1000 women. The festivities kick off with a series of kids races followed by the main event: a 3.5 mile run/walk which winds through the scenic and peaceful Swains Pond section of the city. The race finishes up with children handing out flowers, a bounty of baked goods and coffee, music, and awards.

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.

A portion of your entry fee is donated to the Melrose Alliance Against Violence. MAAV is a domestic violence prevention and education organization in Melrose. Since the races inception in 1998 the Melrose Running Club has donated over $158,000 to MAAV.

This race is truly a celebration of women of all ages and abilities, you won’t want to miss it. Be sure to invite your mother, your sisters, your daughters, and your friends!

On-line registration is $25.00 and available through Wednesday, May 7th. Mail in registrations were due by May 1st.

You can also register in person for $30.00 at Marathon Sports at 401 Main Street Melrose:

  • May 8th 5PM – 8PM
  • May 9th 12PM – 7PM
  • May 10th 10AM – 5PM

Race day registration at Pine Banks Park begins at 8AM – cash or check only.

Kids races are free and will be held at the Pine Banks Park track

Don’t miss this wonderful mothers Day tradition!

Run well my friends!

Andy