ROAD RACES: METRO BOSTON

STARRY NIGHT 8.5K // 10.1.2016 // BOSTON

Join us at the Starry Night 8.5K, an evening walk/run that gives hope to children and their families fighting one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer. Each of the 28,000 steps in this 8.5K honors one of our Stars, the 28,000 children living with a brain tumor. The course will include a shorter distance for walkers and there’s even a children’s 50-yard dash anyone can help us cure the kids! Following the walk/run, enjoy food, music, entertainment and fun for the whole family. The event will close as participants light the nighttime sky with lanterns to show support and hope for a cure.

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  • FRI 9/30 3-7PM

SOMERVILLE HOMELESS COALITION 5K // 10.1.2016 // SOMERVILLE

Don't miss this fun fall race in Davis Square! All proceeds from the race benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition, an innovative non-profit organization which has the mission to provide homeless and near homeless individuals and families with individualized supportive services and tailored housing solutions with a goal of obtaining and maintaining affordable housing.

    FLYING KITES DASH FOR DREAMS 5K // 10.1.2016 // CHESTNUT HILL

    Flying Kites will be hosting our Annual 5K Dash for Dreams around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. Flying Kites, a nonprofit organization, works in rural Kenya with some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable children. Our school and LaunchPad program help students become leaders by providing them with a competitive education so that they may build their best lives and positively impact their families, communities, and country.

    SOLE TRAIN 5K // 10.15.2016 // JAMAICA PLAIN

    Come on out and join with Sole Train, Boston's free, non-competitive, long-distance youth running program at Jamaica Pond on Saturday, October 15th at 9:30AM to lead and cheer on runners of all ages, shoe sizes, and speeds in what may be the most spirited 5K around. Don't miss a great energy-packed fall morning in one of the area's premier parks. Enjoy free breakfast, ice cream, a kids fun run, and music! And know that your participation helps support Sole Train youth to (de)construct (im)possible.

    SUPERHERO 5K // 10.23.2016 // CAMBRIDGE

    Sign up now to run with 2,000 of your Superhero friends! The 8th annual Superhero 5K is a fun, flat race complete with a costume contest! Long sleeve tech t-shirt and pint glass for all runners that register by 9/16, and race proceeds benefit On the Rise, a Cambridge-based day program for homeless women.

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    • SAT 10/22 12-5PM

    RACE TO THE RINK 5K // 10.29.2016 // WALTHAM

    Wicked Fun Running Events invites you to participate in the First Waltham Youth Hockey Race To The Rink 5K. The event will feature a chip-timed 5K route, both starting and ending at the Waltham Hockey Rink. After-party includes prizes, fun and for adults and kids. Portion of the proceeds to benefit the Waltham Youth Hockey Benevolent Fund. If registered by October 13th, you will receive a COOL WYH WINTER HAT! Runners and walkers welcome -- tell your friends and bring the kids!

    COSTUMES FOR CANCER 5K // 10.30.2016 // CHESTNUT HILL

    The Costumes for Cancer 5k Fun Run and 2.5k Walk that benefits the John Estrella Foundation for Cancer Research, which provides research grants supporting local hospitals in their fight against kidney cancer. Join us for a run around the beautiful Chestnut Hill Reservoir - and the race doesn't start until 10am so you can sleep in! Costumes optional. Having fun for a great cause? Mandatory. We love children and dogs in costumes! Strollers and dogs are welcome in the 2.5k walk.

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    • SAT 10/29 11AM-2PM

    FIVE TO THRIVE 5K // 11.5.2016 // WALTHAM

    Join us for the Waltham YMCA’s second annual Five to Thrive 5k. All proceeds of the run/walk, to benefit the Waltham YMCA Chronic Disease Prevention Programs, including LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program.

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    • FRI 11/4 3-7PM

    BIGGSTEPS 5K // 11.13.2016 // NEEDHAM

    Help the Sean D. Biggs Foundation take BIGGSteps Toward Cancer Prevention by participating in the BIGGSteps 5K! The Sean D Biggs Memorial Foundation raises awareness of the causes and prevention of cancer; assists those affected by cancer; and supports cancer research. The BIGGSteps 5K features a 5K run, 1-mile walk and kids dashes - register by October 12th to get early bird registration rates!

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    • SAT 11/12 11AM-2PM

    BOSTON RIVER RUN 5K // 11.13.2016 // BRIGHTON

    Please join the friends and family of Corporal Andrew Graham Narcus at the Boston River Run 5K fundraiser. Race proceeds will support the Andrew Graham Semper Fi Scholarship, helping students succeed. The course is a fast, flat 3.1 mile loop on the Charles River along Soldiers Field Road and Greenough Boulevard.

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    • SAT 11/12 11AM-3PM 

    CHARLES RIVER TURKEY TROT // 11.19.2016 // BRIGHTON

    Join Boston Road Runners in our third annual Turkey Trot in Artesani Park! The course follows a nice path around the river and should feature some great autumn foliage. We’ll be holding a canned food drive to help ensure that everyone in the Boston community can enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving. Please consider bringing some canned foods.

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    • FRI 11/18 3-7PM

    PIGGY'S 5K // 11.19.2016 // WALTHAM

    The 5th Annual Piggy's 5K Run/Walk is in loving memory of a wonderful man that we suddenly lost 5 years ago. Paul (Piggy) Logue was born, raised and a lifelong resident of Waltham. Paul loved the Waltham community and therefore we thought this was fitting to raise money and give back to the community through the Paul Logue Charitable Fund. After party at City Streets Restaurant with food, drink, raffles, and fun!

    GOBBLE GOBBLE GOBBLE 4 MILER // 11.24.2016 // SOMERVILLE

    The Somerville Road Runners are proud to present the TWENTIETH(!) annual Gobble Gobble Gobble on Thanksgiving Day. The race is open to runners, joggers and stroller families of all ages and abilities (but no dogs, please)! All proceeds will benefit Project Soup as well as Somerville Track PAC. The first 2400 registrants are guaranteed to receive our iconic "Gobble Gobble Gobble" long-sleeve t-shirt. Registration is capped at 3000, so don't delay! We will sell out again.

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    • SAT 11/19 10AM-6PM
    • SUN 11/20 11AM-6PM
    • MON 11/21 10AM-7PM
    • TUES 11/22 10AM-7PM
    • WEDS 11/23 10AM-5PM

    WELLESLEY TURKEY TROT // 11.24.2016 // WELLESLEY

    Bank of America is proud to present the Wellesley Turkey Trot, a wonderful start to Thanksgiving day. The Wellesley Turkey Trot Foundation is in the process of selecting this year's race beneficiaries. The Wellesley Turkey Trot Foundation was incorporated to organize, promote and manage The Wellesley Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk. Our goal is to engage the community in the event and to support local charities in the areas of cancer, medical research, education and community service.

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    • SAT 11/19 12-6PM
    • SUN 11/20 12-6PM
    • MON 11/21 12-7PM
    • TUES 11/22 12-7PM
    • WEDS 11/23 12-5PM

    FRANKLIN PARK TURKEY TROT // 11.24.2016 // DORCHESTER

    Enjoy Boston’s most scenic 5k on the beautiful historic paths of Franklin Park.  Run or walk the “jewel” of the Emerald Necklace to start your Thanksgiving Day! Bring everyone and make it a family event – all ages welcome. This event supports the Franklin Park Coalition’s seasonal programs: Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park concerts, year-round volunteer days, woodlands restoration, line dancing, and fitness activities. Run to support your park!

    SOUTH BOSTON CATHOLIC ACADEMY 5K // 12.3.2016 // SOUTH BOSTON

    What better way to kick off your weekend than to join us for the 8th Annual South Boston Catholic Academy Road Race! Throw on your sneaks and join your classmates, neighbors and friends on this flat, brisk New England course along scenic South Boston beaches. With each stride, you can feel pretty darn fabulous about yourself not only because you’re looking utterly awesome out there, but also because your support of this year’s race is resulting in the creation our first ever Outdoor Classroom!

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    • THURS 12/1 4-7PM