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Cambridge 5K Race Directory 2024

Cambridge 5K Race Directory

Updated June 30th

The Cambridge 5K Race season is well under way. Many races have been run, but there are races that you wont want to miss.

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Super Sunday 5-Miler and 5K

TBD February | 10:00 AM | Sunday – see you in 2025!

The 2024 Super Sunday 5 was held at The Mighty Squirrel in Waltham.

Proceeds from the 2024 event went to support the families of Officer Paul Tracey and National Grid worker Roderick Jackson, tragically killed on Dec. 6, 2023.

2024 registration was: $40 for adults 5K or 5 Miler, $17 for 18 and under for 5K or 5 Miler. Or come for the party for $20!

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The apre party was held in the parking lot in a giant (20,000+ sq. ft.) beer garden with live music from Beach Nights, Karate Show, and DJ Dukes.

The 10 largest teams (by January 31st) will got a team tent in the beer garden. The two largest teams had access to party buses.

There was also an indoor bag check and changing areas.

Parking was available with a parking pass which cost $3.00 if you purchased ahead of time.

It was fun to run in Waltham on a new course.

2024 Race Results

2023 Race Results

2020 Race Recap

2019 Race Recap

Cambridge City Run 5K and Andrea Harvey Walk

TBD April | 9:00 AM | Sunday | – see you in 2025!

2024 was the 36th running of this race. It’s great to see a race that has endured through the years and survived COVID-19.

Managed by Friends of Cambridge Athletics, this race loops the Fresh Pond Reservation. It stays on the trail and the service road inside of the reservation.

I ran this race when it was a 5 mile race in 2015. My recap from 2015.

Fees benefit CRLS student-athlete scholarships, team travel/equipment, and The Andrea Harvey Memorial Fund to help victims of domestic violence.

Parking is available at the Tobin School, 197 Vassal Lane. NO parking at Fresh Pond, and they will ticket!

2024 registration was $35 for adults and $25 for students. Race day registration was $45 for adults and $35 for students. CRLS/CPSD & EBHS students and 18 and under registered for FREE.

Fee for walkers was $35.00

2024 Results

2022 Results

2019 Results

Cambridge Spring Classic 5K

TBD April | 9:30 AM | Sunday – see you in 2025!

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This race takes place off of Mass Ave on Sidney Street.

This is a large race with a great post race party. Public transportation is a good idea, keys and kids are optional.

I’ve run this race several times and it is always a good time. It’s great to see the fast runners and hang out with friends, old and new, at the apre race party.

This is a flat course and over a mile of the race is down Mass Ave. Total elevation gain for this Cambridge 5K is 30 feet. Get 19 of your friends to form a team and get a VIP tent complete with cold beer. The tent comes with a table and they are close to the music and pouring stations. Plus they make a great place to stow your gear and hang out with your friends.

2024 registration was $40 for The Spring Classic or get the Season Pass for $155, prices increase February 20th.

2024 Event Results

2023 Event Results

2022 Event Results

Bionic 5K and 1 Mile Run

Bionic 5K, Cambridge 5K

TBD April | 9:30 | Sunday | – see you in 2025!

The Bionic5K celebrates hope over despair, diversity over uniformity, possibilities over disabilities.

Run in Harvard Square or Virtually from anywhere in the world!

2024 registration was Adults $40, under 21 $25 for the 5K, adults $30 and under 21 $20 for the 1-mile run – through April 14th.

The Bionic5K recognizes the resilience and tenacity of disabled athletes while celebrating advances in science and technology that are ushering in a new bionic age.

Whether you are running with a prosthetic, an artificial hip, an upgraded knee, an Apple Watch or a fitbit, join us. All are welcome: disabled runners, able-bodied runners, walkers, scientists, technologists, students, teachers, kids and parents. 

All proceeds will benefit the Bionic Project Inc, a non-profit whose mission is to help advance new prosthetic technologies and to broaden the access to resources that promote active lifestyles and athletics for those who must overcome physical challenges.

2024 Event Results

2023 Race Results

2022 Race Results

RACE Cancer Summer Series

Since the American Legion Marsh Post #442 is such a great location for 5K races, the Race Cancer Foundation has relocated their Summer Series to this location.

2024 registration has opened!

There are eight races this year, each on a Thursday evening. Registration is $40 per race or $189 for a season pass and enjoy all eight races.

If you work in Cambridge or Boston, these events make great after work races. Recruit some friends or get together an office or company team to enjoy the summer running season!

These after work events are a great way to relax with colleagues and build relationships.

Registration opens 30 minutes before the Women’s 5K (start times vary by date) Women’s 5K starts first – Open 5K starts ~35 minutes later
April 25th 6:30/7:05
May 16th 6:30/7:05
May 30th 7:00/7:35
June 13th 7:00/7:35
July 11th All at 7:00
August 15th All at 7:00
September 5th All at 6:30
September 19th All at 6:00

Races begin at 5 Greenough Blvd, Cambridge, MA

My First 5K medal, runners medal
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A finisher’s medal is not offered for these races. If your company team has first time 5K runners make it a night they will never forget with a 5K medal!

It’s a great way to build comradery on your team!

Cambridge Summer Classic 5K

TBD June | 9:45 AM | Sunday – See you in 2025!

Cambridge Summer Classic 5K Road Race, Cambridge race

Part of the Cambridge Classic Series, this race was introduced in 2016. Traditionally the race was run on a Thursday night. For 2024, the race has moved to a Sunday morning.

2024 registration was $50 through race day. Race day registration is available.

This has become a very popular race and always sells out. So get your friends together now. Get 19 friends and colleagues to join you for a beautiful evening run through Cambridge and as a team you will get:

These races are all children and car-key optional. This is a great summer, after work race. Especially if you work in Cambridge! If your company team has first time 5K runners have a special awards ceremony at your tent with the My First 5K medal! They will be excited to receive a medal and everyone will have a great time!

2024 race results

2023 race results

2022 race results

My First 5K medal, runners medal
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Surprise your first time runner with a medal at the finish line! It’s a great way to build comradery on your team!

I wrote this recap of my 2023 race.

Paddy’s Cambridge Classic 5K

29 September | 10:00 AM |  Sunday

This race benefits the girls of Cambridge by supporting the Cambridge Girls Softball League and other girls’ sports. These great organizations work on team building, athletic skills, and strengthen the connection among physical, mental and social well-being of girls.

Post-Race Block Party After the race there will a block party will be held outside Paddy’s until 7PM! Walden Street will be closed off to traffic and there will be a large beer garden and local food trucks.

Registration is: $40 through September 28th and $45 for day of registration. Youth 17 and under $30 through September 28th and $35 on race day.

Run well my Friends, and I look forward to seeing you in Cambridge!

Cambridge Fall Classic 5K

6 October | 9:30 AM | Sunday

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Brought to you by the same folks who brought you the Cambridge Spring and Summer Classics.

This race takes place at the same location and runs the same course. This is another large Cambridge race with a fast, young crowd that runs hard and stays until the beer is gone. Kids and keys are optional. The Kendal/MIT station is a short walk from this event.

My First 5K Medal, company running events

If your company team has first time 5K runners have a special awards ceremony at your tent with the My First 5K medal! They will be excited to receive a medal and everyone will have a great time!

Registration is $40 through July 17th.

2023 race results

2022 race results

2121 race results

2020 race results

Cambridge Winter Classic 5K

8 December | 9:30 AM | Sunday

2024 registration is open at $40

Cambridge 5k races

The Cambridge Winter Classic 5K has continued to grow in popularity since we emerged from COVID. All four races in the series have seen growing or stable interest from local runners.

The last in the Cambridge Classic Series for 2024 and you don’t want to miss it. Bring some extra clothes and leave the kids and keys at home! The Kendal/MIT station is just a short walk from the party.

Teams of 20 get their own tent with their own beer and great location near the pouring station.

2024 registration is open $40 through September 29th.

Get a finisher’s medal for your first time Winter Classic 5K runner!

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If your company team has first time 5K runners or you are trying to recruit non-runners to join your team, the medal could be just what you are looking for.

Who doesn’t love a medal and the bragging rights that go with it? You can have a special awards ceremony at your tent after the race! Click the photo to order.

Andy

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3 responses to “Cambridge 5K Race Directory 2024”

  1. Catrina Avatar

    Looks like an awesome list, Andy!
    I hope you can do some of them yourself, too! Enjoy!

  2. Catrina Avatar

    Andy, I can only see your “Road to Boston 1st Taper Run” post, but there seems to be no comment section. Also, I’m looking for your Boston recap – how was the race??

    1. OmniRunner Avatar

      I’ve noticed that some other bloggers don’t have a comments section.
      I’ll check it out, but it may be a system type of issue.
      Some blogs are missing the like button but have the comment button.
      The Boston race recap is still in draft mode.
      I’ve had a head cold since the marathon, so between the race and the cold, my energy level has been low.
      As I write I’m trying to decide if I should keep it short or write a short story.
      But over all, the marathon was good.

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