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Melrose 5K Race Directory 2023

Melrose 5K races, races near me

Updated September 16th, 2023

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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 [email protected].

Melrose 5K Race Directory

Fitzgerald Physical Therapy Associates Melrose Run For Women

8 May | 9:00 AM | Sunday | Mother’s Day

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With Fitzgerald Physical Therapy Associates as the marque sponsor, the race is sure to be better than ever!

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 $278,000 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.

Registration is not open yet, but was: $35 per person and $60 for mother/daughter teams. On May 1st prices got to $40 and $70 respectively.

Melrose Fathers Day 5K

TBD June | 9:30 AM | Sunday – see you in 2024

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This race was managed by The Melrose Fire Department for many years. In 2023 The Melrose Police Department took over management of this race but did not have enough time to pull it togethering.

We are hopeful that the Melrose Police Department will be able to make a go of this fun race in 2024.

Check back for registration details.

Melrose Family YMCA Spooky Sprint 5K

28 October | 8:30 AM | Saturday 

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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.

Registration is open at: $30 for adults and $20 for 17 and under. Prices increase on October 12th.

Mt. Hood Nut Cracker Challenge

TBD December | Noon 

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In 2022 the Assault on Mt. Hood was renamed The Mt. Hood Nut Cracker Challenge.  

The race has been based out of the Mt. Hood Golf Course club house the past few years and will be there for the foreseeable future. 

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, a Huge Post Race Party with plenty of food and a few beers.

And don’t forget about the legendary nutcrackers!

We have a 2023 date, but registration is not open yet.

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.


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