In case you haven’t noticed, we are definitely not lacking in the great fall road race department here in eastern Massachusetts. Here’s our picks for this weekend:

SATURDAY 9/12

South Shore

Harbor-Dash-RevisedHARBOR DASH – Have you seen the movie Shutter Island? This race gives you the chance to explore Peddock’s Island, where that movie was filmed! Hop the ferry out of Hingham Harbor in the morning and enjoy this one-of-a-kind 5K on a Boston Harbor Island.

SEPT NEWSLETTER RACES_1RUN TO THE ROCK – Another great race in America’s hometown, the Run to the Rock 5K, 10K and half marathon raises money for the Plymouth Boys & Girls Club and takes you through historic Plymouth, finishing at Plymouth Rock.

SUNDAY 9/13

South Shore

SEPT NEWSLETTER RACES_Page_2Marshfield 10 Miler – This is an excellent tune up run for a fall half marathon. Adapted from the former Marshfield Road Runners 20K, this race takes you through the scenic seaside town with the perfect mix of uphill, downhill, and flat terrain to get you good and hungry for the post-race celebration at The Tavern!

Cape Cod

meehanMighty Meehan 5K – This great little 5K in Dennis raises money for an incredible cause. Race proceeds go to the Meehan Research Foundation at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which is working to find a cure for Infant Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

mainstreetmileMain Street Mile – Road miles are the best miles! Now in its 33rd year, the Main Street Mile is a fun yet competitive race with an incredible post-race raffle!

North Shore

SEPT NEWSLETTER RACES_4EMARC 5K – A fun 5K for a wonderful cause. The EMARC 5K kicks off the Melrose Victorian Faire, and race proceeds benefit EMARC’s programming that benefits and supports individuals with developmental disabilities.