New England Valentines Races 2021

The directory of New England Valentine’s Day races has always been brief. This year we have races in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Valentines Day Races are a great excuse to get out for a 5K in New England!

We were all hoping that 2021 would break up with COVID-19 since COVID is such a drama queen.

But they seem to be pretty tight for the time being.

All joking aside, your best bet is to run with the love of your life or run alone. And since you can run a virtual race anywhere you like, you can have all the privacy you need for your after party.

Massachusetts Valentines Races

Cupid’s Chase 5K

12 to 21 February – Yourtown, USA

Cupids Chase 5k, wakefield valentines 5k, february 5kThe 8th Annual Cupid’s Chase Valentines Race has gone virtual.

Registration is: $25 for individual runners and $40 for couples.

100% of proceeds from the virtual race will be donated to the National MS Society and Neurofibromatosis Northeast.

Race ear warmer headbands are guaranteed to all entrants registered by February 1, 2021.

2020 results

Bradford Valentine Road Race

6 to 14 February – Yourtown, USA

Valentines Day 5K road race, Bradford

The 30th Annual Bradford Valentines Road Races have gone virtual for 2021!

Run your own course of 5 Miles or 6K (3.7 miles) at the time of your choosing. You can even run on a treadmill!

Very convenient, but unfortunately, not USATF certified.

2021 registration is $35 through February 12th for either race.

Registration includes:

Customized race bib for download
30th anniversary commemorative long sleeve shirt
Custom participant medal and ribbon
Sampler box of chocolates
Valentine flower
Personal online photo album
Virtual online leaderboard results
Access to members only Facebook group
Personalized digital finisher’s certificate for download

Paddy Kelly 5 Mile Road Race

N/A February – Sunday – 11:00 AM – Brockton

This race has been officially cancelled for 2021. What a heart breaker!

The race is based out of Harry’s Westgate Pub and Grill in Brockton. Race start is at D.W. Field Park about a quarter miles away at 11:00 AM.

This race is produced by the Colonial Road Runners and registration was $25, all in. $30 February 8th through race day. First 200 to register get a pair of runner’s gloves. All runners will enjoy hot chili/pasta and one complementary beer or soft drink.

Age group and top finishers receive awards. This race does not provide a finisher’s medal to all runners.

2020 Results

Valentines Race in Vermont

Cupid 5K

N/A February – Saturday – 9:00 AM – Shelburne, VT

This race has been officially cancelled for 2021. What a heart breaker!

Registration was $30 if registered by February 12. Add $5 to race day registration. Price includes finisher’s medal for all finishers.

T-shirts were available for $15.00.

Racevermont.com will be donating a percentage of the net income from this race to Healing Winds and the Cancer Patient Support Foundation.

2020 Results

Valentines Races in Connecticut

Bob and Peg Andrulis Memorial Sweetheart Run

13 February – Saturday 11:00 AM – Litchfield, CT

Registration is OPEN and this is an In Real Life race!

This USATF certified 5 mile course (#CT13035JHP) starts at the Litchfield Community Center at 11AM.

They are so sweet, their Schwag bag was voted “Best Schwag” by Runner’s World in 2008!

Registration is $30, Kids 10 and under are $10.00, folks 80+ are FREE!

There is no race day registration and they may have to virtual if things change.

Proceeds benefit the Litchfield Community Center. Long sleeve shirts guaranteed for the first 150 registrants.

Cupid Made Me Do It! 2 Miler

13 February – Saturday – 10:00 AM – Willimantic, CT

This race has been cancelled.

The Cupid Made Me Do It is a 2 mile run or walk to be held in downtown Willimantic. This “urban scramble” will be held as a part of the Romantic Willimantic Chocolate Festival and will benefit the Windham Area Interfaith Ministry.

Valentine’s Day fancy dress is appreciated and applauded.

The first 250 registered runners receive a free Cupid Made Me Do It Gloves.

Everyone registered by February 7th receives a shirt.

Registration is $25 and $10 for 12 and under.

Run well my Friends!

Andy