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2019 Race to the Row

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The Somerville Road Runners are proud to present the 7th annual Race to the Row 5K and Fast Mile races in Assembly Square in Somerville, MA! This is a family-friendly event for all ages and speeds. Free Kids Fun Run, food, drinks and music as well.

8:30 AM, Sun. Aug 25, 2019

Somerville, MA 02145

Race / Category
Prizes / Awards
No surprise fees - what you see is what you pay, service fee included
8:30 AM
1st Male, 1st Female
9:00 AM
M & F Overall and Age-group Winners
9:00 AM
M & F Overall and Age-group Winners
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
M & F Overall
Sorry; online registration for this event has closed. Click here to contact the organizer.

From the Organizer



Check out our Race page for full event details.


Beat the price increase, and guarantee a t-shirt. Sign up by August 1st!



The Somerville Road Runners are proud to present the seventh annual Race to the Row in Assembly Square in our hometown of Somerville, MA. It's a series of fun events through Assembly Square and along the Mystic River. We have a Fast Mile, a 5K and a FREE Kids Fun Run! The 5K is open to runners, walkers, teams and families of all ages and abilities, ending with a fun-filled post-race party with food, drinks and beer served from the local restaurants and businesses! All proceeds will benefit East Somerville Main Streets and Somerville TrackPAC

We'll start off with the Fast Mile at 8:30am, a 1 mile loop race in Assembly Row open to all ages. Runners in the mile must be able to complete the distance in 10 minutes or less. Next is the free 1/8 mile Kid's Fun Run (age 9 and under) before the race with all kids getting a medal! And then at 9:00, we kick off the 5K. If you'd like to run both the Fast Mile and the 5K, it's only $5 more!

The first 400 registrants signed up by Aug. 1 are guaranteed to receive a t-shirt, and all 5K and Mile registrants, and all volunteers will get free food, drinks and dessert afterward! But everyone can participate in the post-race festivities. Others can pay $10 to be able to eat and drink along with them. There will be an awards ceremony following the race for top finishers and age-group winners in Mens, Womens and Wheelchair divisions as well as team awards.



Registration for the Fast Mile is $20, which includes the post-party but no t-shirt. On the day of the race, registration increases to $25. Registration for the 5K is $27 through Memorial Day (May 27), $32 through July 31, and $37 afterward, which includes the post-party and a t-shirt if you're one of the first 400. On the day of the race, registration increases to $40. If you're planning on running both races, when you sign up for the 5K, you will see an option to add the Fast Mile for $5You can pre-register for both the 5K Run, 5K Walk and Fast Mile at RaceMenu until Saturday, August 24 at 10:00pm. 


There will also be day-of sign-up at the event starting at 7:30am. Those who pre-register prior to Saturday, August 24 will be able to pick up their packet early at the Smokehouse in Assembly Row on Saturday, August 24 from noon until 4:00pm. In order to do the early pick-up, you must register online no later than 9:00am on Saturday, August 24. Those who register after that time will only be able to pick up their packets on Sunday at the event starting at 8:00am.


You do not need to pre-register for the Children's Fun Run. Simply show up before the race and fill out the registration form.



Assembly Square
Courtyard between Foley St and Revolution Dr.
Somerville, MA 02145

If you're using public transportation, the new Assembly Station on the Orange Line will bring you right to the course, a hundred yards from race headquarters. When you get out of the station walk straight down Foley St. and you should see the race headquarters in the courtyard to your right. You can use the MBTA Trip Planner to help out.


The 5K course is a measured 5K that winds through and around Assembly Square in Somerville. It's a semi-double-loop that starts and finishes by the intersection of Grand Union Blvd and Artisan Way. The route is flat and fast and all on roads. You can view the 5K course here. The exact starting and finishing lines may still be adjusted.

The Fast Mile course is a measured mile that loops around Assembly Row. It begins and ends right by registration. The route is flat and fast and all on roads and bikepath. You can view the mile  course here. The exact starting and finishing lines may still be adjusted. NOTE!! While the Fast Mile is for all ages, runners must be able to finish the course within 10 minutes due to traffic.



East Somerville Main Streets is a non-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding the East Broadway Business District as the heart of the East Somerville community and as a vibrant destination, and improving the quality of life of all those who live in or visit East Somerville.  This is accomplished through volunteer-driven events and initiatives which play off of the unique characteristics of the neighborhood in order to further develop that character. We also donate funds to Somerville TrackPAC, which provides college scholarships for Somerville High School students.




racetotherow@srr.orgSRR's Race to the Row is proud to be affiliated with the following organizations and businesses:

Assembly Row                   East Somerville Main Streets               Harpoon Brewery