Somerville 5K Race Directory 2021

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2021 Somerville 5K Race Directory

Updated September 18, 2021

Davis Square is the most popular location for Somerville 5K race events. Assembly Row and the DCR Blessing of the Bay boat house on The Mystic River are also popular locations for 5K races in Somerville.

Somerville 5K races range in size from a few hundred to a few thousand runners. Some are party events geared towards a younger crowd, and some are family oriented and great to bring your kids to.

The list of Somerville 5K races changes yearly. 2020 saw many races cancelled due to COVID-19. Hopefully with the vaccines you will be able to run Somerville 5K race in person in 2021.

Most of these races have not updated their information for 2021 yet, so be sure to check back for updates.

If you are managing a race that is not on this list, send your information to – info@omnirunning.com.

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M.O.M.’s Run 5K

TBD May | 10:00 AM | Sunday – Cancelled

The race was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID restrictions

The Mary O’Brien Memorial Run 5K took place at Baxter Park at Assembly Row Somerville.

Proceeds from this Somerville 5K benefit the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Over 16 years they have raised over $220,000.

Registration was $30 for the 5K and $5 for the kids 0.1 mile run.

Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle

9-16 May | Completed for 2021

Mystic Herring Run 2020, Virtual Race, Somerville 5K race directory, kayak race Registration is closed!

2021 will be the 25th year for this 5K and paddling event and it will be a virtual event this year as well.

For 2021 you can run the 5k course and/or paddle a 9 mile distance.

Complete both races and you are eligible for the “Iron Herring Award”.

They provide course maps for the run and paddle, but since it is virtual I imagine that you can run the 5K anywhere.

2021 registration is only $10 and that is good for both the 5K and 9-mile paddle.

The Mystic is a great river to paddle on as there is very little powerboat traffic.

The race is a fundraiser for the Mystic River Watershed Association.

The paddle event takes place at the DCR Blessing of the Bay Boathouse in Somerville.

$10 for that much fun and racing is hard to beat!

2020 Results

#VIRTUALHRP

Fast and Furriest Fitness Challenge

Virtual Challenge went through May 31st

dog 5k race, somerville 5k races This 5K will be a Virtual Fitness challenge for 2021.

Registration was $45.

The event is a fundraiser for the MSPCA and Angell Memorial. 2020 was the fifth year for this Somerville 5K and their first virtual race.

Even with the challenges of 2020, they raised over $110,000.

This year the more money you raise the more chances you receive to enter into their drawing for a Peloton bike!

How cool is that?

Official Rules

Race to the Row

August 2022 | 9:00 AM

race to the row 5K, somerville 5K race

This race was cancelled in 2020 and no information is available for the 2021 race.

This is a Somerville Road Runners production at Assembly Square. In addition to the 5K, there is a “Fast Mile” race that requires all runners to finish the race in 10 minutes or less.

For kids 9 and under there is a Kid’s 1/8th mile Fun Run and all participants will receive a medal.

The wheelchair 5K begins at 9:25 and the 5K begins at 9:30.

Registration was: $32 through July 31 then $37 and $40 day of. Fast Mile is $20 or $25 day of.

Add the Fast Mile to your 5K registration for just $5.00! Day-of registration for the combo is $50.00.

This event, which began in 2013, has raised more than $27,500 for the East Somerville Main Streets organization, Somerville TrackPAC and Somerville Auxiliary Police.

2019 5K Results

Rás na hÉireann

March 2022 | 11:00 AM | Sunday

Ras Na Heirnann 5K, Somerville 5K race The race was cancelled in 2019 due to construction and cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19.

In 2018 this race had 1,340 finishers. Based in Davis Square the Rás na hÉireann was one of Somerville’s largest 5K races.

This race draws some of the best 5K runners in New England. In 2018 the top four runners ran a 5:00 or less pace! 37 runners ran a 6:00 or less pace.

Many hundreds more ran your pace. So don’t be intimidated.

Mark Kenneally of Dublin, Ireland, set the course record of 14:19 in 2006. Molly Huddle, of Providence, Rhode Island, set the women’s course record of 15:59 in 2010.

So if you want to compete with some of the best 5K runners around or just go for a fun run with your friends, this mid-September race is for you.

With a strong St. Patty’s and Irish theme, this race attracts a young crowd and is always a great time. I do see a few kids in strollers, but this is generally not a family focused event.

Somerville Homeless Coalition Road Race

2 October | 9:00 AM | Saturday

In 2019 the race was held at Arlington High School.

In 2020 this race was cancelled due to COVID-19.

For 2021 the race returns to Davis Square!

Registration is $30. Raise $250 and your registration is FREE.

I ran this race three or four years ago and recall that it was around 1,000 runners and certainly not 3,000. I would recommend this race for the kids.

Somerville Jingle Bell Run

TBD December | 11:00 AM – possibly cancelled

Somerville 5K race, Somerville jingle bell run This race was cancelled in 2020 and details for 2021 have not been posted yet.

But we have a few months to go and hopefully things will change.

I’ve run this Davis Square 5K several times. It’s always brisk but not bone crushing cold. If you like big races, this one is for you!

In 2018 over 2300 runners finished this race, many in costume!

In 2019 we hung out with Bill Rodgers and several other marathon champions at The Burren. One of my last race events before COVID-19 changed our world.

2018 RESULTS

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My 2017 Race RECAP

Jack’s Abbey sponsors the post race party at 18 Somerville bars. This is definitely a party race, so leave the kids and keys at home! The Red Line station is right around the corner, so why risk it.

Enjoy a fun race with friends, get into the holiday spirit and let someone else do the driving.

Shwag for this race includes a t-shirt and jingle bells.

Run Well my Friends and support your local races!

Andy

Malden 5K Race Directory 2021

Malden 5K races have a storied history going back 40 years.

When Dave McGillivray ran from Medford Oregon to Medford, MA in 1978, he finished at the Malden Irish American Club. The club is right across the town line from Medford and was probably the best location for Dave to finish his epic run.

The official story is that he finished at Fenway Park, but I got this story directly from Dave. Maybe he continued to Fenway after stopping in Malden?

At the time the Mystic Running Club met at the Malden Irish American and Dave became an honorary club member the day he arrived. The Mystics have moved, but their roots are in Malden.

Malden used to have as many as 9 5Ks including one of the longest running 5Ks in the area. Some races never grew large enough to be sustainable and their sponsoring organizations cancelled them. COVID certainly hasn’t helped.

Please support local non-profits in your area by running these races. They may not be as flashy as bigger races, but your registration fee helps your friends and neighbors in need.

Malden 5K Races

The Malden Irish American Road Race 5K and 10K

6 September | 10:00 AM | Monday

This running event is a 5K and a 10K. The Irish American Club has been hosting this race for 38 years and they continue the tradition in 2022.

This is one of the longest running local races in the Greater Malden Area. Many of my older friends have fond memories of races they ran here many years ago.

I’ve run the 10K three times and had a great time. The course is mostly flat with one good hill after the Fellsway crosses Salem Street near the Immaculate Conception Church. In 2018 I ran the 10K on a blazing hot day and many runners struggled. Here is a mapmyrun map with elevation.

The turnout is usually around 250 runners with a great party, live music afterwards and raffles afterwards.

Proceeds benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

2021 registration was $30 for the 5K or 10K.

2019 5K and 10K Results

2021 5K and 10K Results

1st Annual Malden 5 Mile Oktoberfest

3 October | 10:00 AM | Sunday

Malden 5 Mile Oktoberfast, Malden Race A new race for Malden!

Create a team of 25 or more friends and enjoy a pop-up tent!

Run out of Malden City Hall Square, Registration includes a race shirt & finisher medal plus 3 drink tickets & snacks!

Registration is closed.

Mystic Valley Fly Like an Eagle 5K

TBD October | 9:30 AM

The 2020 Fly Like an Eagle 5K was cancelled. Information for the 2021 race has not been posted yet.

This race benefits students at the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden. In addition to the 5K there will be kids races and children’s activity stations.

I ran this race a few years ago and it is a nice run through Malden.

This race has been discontinued.

FOOGI 5k Haunt Jaunt

TBD October | 10AM

malden 5k races FOOGI, or Friends of Oak Grove, is a community group that supports the Malden neighborhood of Oak Grove.

Appropriate for a 5K Haunt Jaunt this 5K goes around two cemeteries.

2020 would have been the 15th year for the community, family event. Costumes are encouraged for this child friendly event.

The race was based out of the Malden YMCA.

This race has been discontinued.

Malden Road Race 10K

TBD October | 9:30 AM | Sunday

2020 would have been the second running of this race. I’ve included the race in this 5K directory because we don’t have a lot of races in Malden.

The race was moved to October so the weather will be nicer (cooler) than it was for the inaugural running.

There is a great after party with plenty of food from Piantedosi Baking Co, Dom’s Sausage & Hoff’s Bakery. And cold beverages from Idle Hands!

I ran the 10K in 2018 and it was a well organized and fun race. My Malden Road Race 10K Review

2018 RESULTS

This race have turned into the Malden Half and 5 Miler – and postponed in 2021 – stay tuned for updates.

Malden 5K Races

Is your group looking to start a 5K in Malden? The summer schedule is wide open. Pine Banks Park makes a great place to host a race and a good portion of your race could be run in the park.

Time to get planning for the next great Malden 5K road race!

If your organization has a Malden 5K that I missed, please let me know.

Run well my Friends!

Andy

Everett 5K Race Directory 2021

I’m hoping some of these races will be revived and possibly go virtual in 2021.

Everett 5K Race Directory

So far there are no races in the Everett 5K Race Directory for 2021.

It looks like none of the Everett 5K race events survived COVID-19. Many were not run in 2019 and none of them even went virtual in 2020.

I’ll give this directory a few more months. If I can’t find any races by March/April I’ll just close this listing out.

If you have information on new races please email me at info@omnirunning.com

Perhaps the casino will sponsor a community 5K to help support the many worthy causes in Everett?

Virtual races seem to be pretty easy to organize and you can attract runners from all over the country who are interested in supporting your cause.

FSI Foundation for Autism 5K Run/Walk and Fun Fest

TBD April, 2021

Everett 5K race

2018 was the 4th and possibly the last year for this Everett 5K race. In 2016 this race drew 300 runners from the Greater Boston Area (GBA).

This is a small locally organized race that raises funds to help families who have family members with autism.

This race has been discontinued.

Solidarity for All 5k

TBD May 2021 – 9:30 AM – Saturday

Everett Recreation Center, 47 Elm Street

CANCELLED for 2021

Registration was $25 and teams are part of the fun. Kids 13 and under pay $10.00!

Race day registration was $30 and $15 respectively. T-shirts to the first 200 to register.

FREE kids race begins at 9:30 AM.

5K Begins at 10:00 AM.

USATF certified 5k route number MA18003BK.

Proceeds from our event were donated to Strongbacks Inc. The Strongbacks scholarship program is designed to support training in the trades, crafts, and other specialized skills for children raised in single parent households. For more information, please visit strongbacks.org

Jared’s Run 5K

This race has been Cancelled

Everett Recreation Center at 47 Elm Street

The Connor family invites you to join them at the starting line for the seventh annual running of Jared’s Run to raise money for their son, Jared and his fight against Sanfilippo Syndrome.

Sanfilippo Syndrome is a terminal genetic disorder affecting children. These children are born healthy but over time lose their ability to walk, talk and even eat.

Money raised from this event will help the Connor family give their son access to the best vitamin and dietary supports as well as participation in experimental treatments that are not covered by insurance. Additional funds will be donated to Team Sanfilippo to support research into Sanfilippo treatments and eventually a cure.

This is a small, family friendly race for you and your kids to enjoy.

The race is based out of the Everett Recreation Center at 47 Elm Street.

2021 race information is not available yet.

Run Well my Friends,

Andy