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UPDATE 8/3: We're happy to announce that runners will be able to enjoy post-race beverages in our outdoor beer garden with beer from Harpoon Brewery!
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The Somerville Road Runners are proud to present our newest event, the first annual Race to the Row 5K in Assembly Square in our hometown of Somerville, MA. It's both a run and a walk and is open to runners and families of all ages and abilities. There will be a Kid's Fun Run (age 9 and under) while the race is going on with all kids getting a medal (no pre-registration necessary for this).
The Race to the Row will run through the Assembly Square District and along the Mystic River, ending with a fun-filled BBQ with burgers and hot dogs from Burger Dive and live music! All proceeds will benefit the East Somerville Main Streets (ESMS) program – funding East Somerville business visibility and bolstering the community at large.
Registrants who sign up by August 1 will receive a race t-shirt, and all registrants get their BBQ meal included! But all runners, walkers and members of the cheering crowds can participate in the post-race festivities. There will be an awards ceremony following the race for top finishers in Mens and Womens divisions.
Sunday, August 18, 2013, 9:30am
Registration is open now! Pre-registered runners and walkers will be able to pick up their race packets, which includes a t-shirt if you sign up by August 1, at Sports Authority in Assembly Square Marketplace (133 Middlesex Ave, Somerville, MA 02145) starting Friday, August 16. We will also open up day-of registration at 8:00am in the race setup area.
The post-party will begin immediately after the race and will go until 12:00pm. Food and music will be available to everyone there.
Registration for this event is $25, which included a t-shirt if you sign up by August 1. You can pre-register for both the 5K Run and 5K Walk at RaceMenu:
There will also be day-of sign-up at the event. Those who pre-register will be able to pick up their packet at Sports Authority in Assembly Square starting on Friday, August 16th. You will also be able to pick up your packet on Sunday at the event.
300 Grand Union Boulevard
Somerville, MA 02145
If you're using public transportation, the nearest T stop is Sullivan Square on the Orange Line, from which you can take the 92 Bus to get to Assembly Square. You can use the MBTA Trip Planner to help out.
The course is a measured 5K that winds through and around Assembly Square in Somerville. You will start in the the tree-lined Grand Boulevard, catching a preview of the new downtown area going up. Almost the full route is on roads, with the final stretch coming down the paved path through the waterfront park. You can view the 5K course here. The exact starting and finishing lines may still be adjusted.
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.