One of the Top 100 New England Races 2003-2012: Ten straight years chosen by New England Runner. Race has sold out 8 years in a row. 2013 limit is 2900 or 11/21 - whichever comes first - don't delay !
Chip timing by Bay State Race Services!
T-shirts increased to first 2200 entries only
Course: Fast and mostly flat, arrows at all turns, mile-markers. 4 miles. USATF Certified #MA10029JK. Click here to see the Course Map.
Registration & Check-in: 7:30 to 8:30AM in Davis Square at the Harvard Vanguard parking garage on the corner of Holland Street and Buena Vista Road - right by the start. (Wheelchairs must pre-register by Friday, November 12th to ensure safety precaution with local police.)
*** Early Number Pick Up IS BACK:. Early number pick up available at Marathon Sports in Cambridge. Sat 11/23-Tue 11/26 normal store hours. Wed 11/27 Early Holiday Closing 10:30am-5:00pm only.
Results: Full race results published on www.coolrunning.com
Prize Money: Please note prize money was eliminated as of 2011 & beyond
Award categories for runners: age group medals were eliminated as of 2011 & beyond
*** No awards ceremony on race day. In deference to family holiday, and limited capacity in the Burren, we no longer hold an awards ceremony.
T-shirts: Long Sleeve T-shirts to the first 2200 entries only. Unclaimed shirts from no show runners will be made available in the finish area after the race for donation of $5.00 which goes right to Project Soup.
Post Race: Festivities afterwards at the Burren, 247 Elm Street, Somerville (right by the finish line).
For more information OR to volunteer for this event please contact: Bill Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: From Mass Pike (I-90) exit I-95/Rte 128 north to Rte 2. Exit Rte. 2 east to Rte 16. Left on Rte 16 at traffic lights. Go to second set of traffic lights on Rte 16, take a right on Broadway (supermarket on far right corner). Go 2 sets of lights, bear right on Holland Street (Rudy's Cafe - Mexican restaurant on right). Go approximately 1/4 of a mile, Harvard Vanguard is on the right. (see Google Maps)
Take the T! We are located at the Davis Square stop on the Red Line. We offer baggage-checking during the race.
Project Soup: New England's first free supper program, opened in 1969. Several years ago, Somerville Homeless Coalition agreed to provide a home for this long-standing community program, recognizing its work to combat hunger was integral to our mission. Project Soup serves nearly 70 people a day. Its community supper program offers meals several times a week at different Somerville churches. It also operates food pantries in three city locations; a meal-delivery service for the elderly, disabled, and those living with AIDS; a dollar-a-bag program of fresh fruits and vegetables; and nutrition classes and outreach.
Somerville Track PAC: Provides college scholarships for Somerville High School students. This volunteer organization is made up of teachers, city officials, Track Team members, families, and coaches.