A Few Mothers Day 5K Races in MA
Mothers Day 5K races are a great time to get together as a family and run a 5K. Many races allow and even encourage runners with strollers. You don’t see that all the time, but these races are for moms!
There are large races and there are small races, but not very many Mother’s Day 5K races. Here are a few Mothers Day 5K races in Massachusetts.
Mother’s Day is Sunday May 12th this year.
Cause and Event Boston
Arlington High School
Kid’s Fun Run starts at 7:30 AM and the 5K Road Race begins at 8 AM.
Cause + Event Boston is a unique 5K race that connects the philanthropic giving of participating athletes to the causes they believe in.
Each runner chooses their favorite charity and Cause + Event Boston donates at least half of all registration fees to these organizations. Chosen charities must be verified 501(c)3 organizations.
Registration is sold out!
Pine Hill Little League Mothers Day 5k Fun Run Walk
Supporting Pine Hill Little League in Lynn, MA this 9:00 AM race takes place at Rollys Tavern On The Square, 338 Broadway in Lynn.
Registration for this race is now closed.
A friend of mine who is now in his 50’s used to play for this Little League Team, and I was the men’s winner a few years ago. First time eva! Race recap HERE.
Ring Around the Neck 5K
Devereux Beach, Marblehead – 9:00 AM
Don’t miss the the 39th running of the Ring Around the Neck 5K road race. Fun for the whole family starts at Devereux Beach!
Ring Around the Neck’s 5K race course takes you around Marblehead’s breathtaking Marblehead Neck! See both harbor and ocean views on this challenging race course. The course is stroller and dog friendly.
This race will benefit the Lynch van Otterloo YMCA Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program.
Registration is open until May 9th and is $30 for adults, $15 for children and $10 for Veterans.
Women’s Fund Tiara 5K
The Tiara 5K starts at 9:30 AM and the Kid’s Fun Run takes place at 9:00 AM. The race takes place at the Oxford Creamery in Mattapoisett, MA.
T-shirts for the first 300 runners to register and you can join or create a team. Click to Register.
The Women’s Fund of Southeastern MA raises funds and takes collaborative action so that all women in the region have strong opportunities to earn a living wage. The mission of the Women’s Fund is to advance the educational attainment and economic security of women and girls in Southeastern Massachusetts. Funds raised support the communities of Southeastern Massachusetts, primarily in the greater New Bedford area.
Parking can be a challenge and the race organizers encourage carpooling.
“M.O.M.’s RUN” – Mary O’Brien Memorial 5K Run & Walk for Cancer
At 10AM at Baxter Riverfront Park Amphitheater, Somerville.
5K registration is $35 and $40 day of.
Kid’s, 0.1 miles, Fun Run is at 9:30 and registration (9 and under) is $5.00.
Parking is available at the Assembly Row parking garage free for the first three hours.
Harpoon and Red Bone’s supply the post race festivities. I hear they have an amazing raffle also.
A Mother’s Hope 5K
9:00 AM at Nelson Park in Plymouth, MA
Registration is $25 for Adults, $30 on race day,
$20 for students 11-18 and $25 on race day.
Children under 10, $15.00 and $20.00 on race day.
Proceeds benefit Brook Retreat and The Family Restored.
This is a smaller race with around 125 runners, so it may be a good one for a fist time runner.
T-shirts to all who register by May 1st. Bib pickup begins at 8:00 AM on race day at Nelson Park.
This is a USA Track & Field New England Sanctioned race – Sanction #18-02-063
Scituate Fire Fighters 5K
The Mother’s Day 5K run through scenic Minot Beach area begins at 10:00 AM. Kid’s 1K at 9:15 and 5K walk begins at 8:30.
Registration is open and is $20 for all. T-shirt to the first 250 pre-registered.
The 42nd Annual Women’s Running Race
Held at Berkshire Community College, West Street, Pittsfield, MA.
This event, which is billed as the second oldest all- women’s race in the country, is actually two races. The event begins with an all-women’s race followed by an “everybody else” race.
This year the Race is free, but registrants can purchase event T shirts for $20. Buy before May 1st to ensure shirt size. Race day T shirt price is $25. Each shirt purchase is accompanied by a raffle ticket for great prizes. Additional tickets are $5.
Women’s 5K starts at 8:00 AM, Community Run at 9:30 and Kid’s Fun Run at 10:30.
Medals for Mom?
If Mom or the kids are running their First 5K on Mother’s day, make sure they get a medal. The My First 5K medal is exclusively for first time 5K runners. It isn’t for 2nd or 10th time 5K runners.
If someone you know is running their first 5k road race, get them something to remember their big moment.
If you would like a My First 5K medal, you can order here.
Run well my friends, and Happy Mother’s Day!