New England Valentines Races 2023

Looking for a Valentine’s Day race, or something close to it?
Check out these local races.

Looking for a New England Valentines race for 2023?

In New England we believe in getting outside, even in the middle of winter. New England Valentines Races are a great excuse to go out for a run with your somebody special.

Massachusetts Valentines Races

Cupid’s Chase 5K

11 February | Saturday | 10AM | Wakefield, MA

Cupids Chase 5k, wakefield valentines 5k, february 5k

The 10th Annual Cupid’s Chase Valentines Race is in person for 2023.

Registration is: $35 for individual runners and they encourage running club participation.

100% of proceeds from the 5k road race will be donated to the National MS Society and Neurofibromatosis Northeast. Over the past eight years this race has raised more than $50,000.

I ran The Cupid’s Chase in 2017 in Wakefield, MA.

2022 Race Results

2020 Race Results

Bradford Valentine Road Race

TBD February | Saturday | Bradford, MA

Valentines Day 5K road race, Bradford

The Bradford Valentines Road Races went virtual for 2021, was cancelled in 2022, and I cannot find any details for 2023.

The 5 Miler should return to an in-person race in 2022.

2021 registration was $35 for either the 5 Miler or 6K race.

Registration included:

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 10K Road Race

5 February | Sunday | 11:00 AM | Brockton

This race was cancelled for 2021 but came back for 2022 and for 2023 it has gone from a 5-miler to a 10K. And it’s close enough to Valentine’s day!

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 is $35. First 250 to register are guaranteed a gift. 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.

2022 Race Results

2020 Race Results

Valentines Race in Vermont

Cupid 5K

? February | Saturday | 9:00 AM | Shelburne, VT – no details for 2023

Registration was $30 and includes finisher’s medal for all finishers. Registration is limited to 100 runners.

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.

2022 Race Results

2020 Race Results

Valentines Races in Connecticut

Bob and Peg Andrulis Memorial Sweetheart Run

11 February | Saturday | 11:00 AM | Litchfield, CT

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

There is also a 3 mile walk which also begins at 11AM.

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

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

Cupid Made Me Do It! 2 Miler

12 February | Saturday | 10:00 AM | Willimantic, CT

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 Gloves or a FANDANA.

Everyone registered by February 3rd receives a shirt. There are age-group awards and team awards – so bring your friends!

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

2020 Cupid Made Me Do It Results

IRIS Run for Refugees 5K

12 February | Saturday | 10AM | New Haven, CT

Registration includes their iconic Run for Refugees shirt, post-race food and entertainment.

Registration is open at $33 for adults and $27 for students.

IRIS served more than 2,000 immigrants last year and welcomed over 280 newly arrived refugees! The mission of IRIS is to enable refugees and other displaced people to establish new lives, regain hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut’s communities. Refugees are men, women and children who fled their countries of origin due to persecution on the basis of their race, nationality, religious belief, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

Run well my Friends!

Andy

Author: OmniRunner

10 time Boston Marathon finisher, and 20 marathons in total. Sharing my love for running and the fun adventures and lessons that come with it. Helping non-profits increase fundraising and new runners celebrate their First 5K.

2 thoughts on “New England Valentines Races 2023”

  1. These all sound like fun! But I guess you are right: the best bet is to probably run it alone with loved one.

    Most of Europe is in a hard lockdown right now because of the new variant of the virus. I guess it will take a while until things are back to normal.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Andy!

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