FIND A RACE NEAR YOU

Find a 5K, 10K, half marathon – whatever your favorite distance is!

Marathon Sports is proud to partner with local races and walks in the communities surrounding our store locations. From 5K up to full marathons, we work with events for runners and walkers of all paces and experience levels. Click on your geographic area below to check out the races we partner with.

 

If you are a race director and would like to inquire about Road Race Sponsorship, please email Stephen Infascelli at [email protected].

  • NOVEMBER 2020

  • THE FIRST 5K DOWNHILL DASH // 10.16 - 11.15 // VIRTUAL CHALLENGE

    Say goodbye to your 5k PR!

    What am I getting into?

    A fast 5k with a net 432 foot elevation loss from Hopkinton to Ashland, MA along route 135.

    • You have from October 16th 12pm until November 15th 11:59pm to run your best possible time on your own schedule.
    • The race will have a live leaderboard, scored as an individual and team race.
    • Think you have more in the tank? Go out and run the course again! If you log a faster time it’ll take the place of your previous attempts.

    What about my team?

    Rally the troops – you need at least 6 people to log a team score

    • Everyone competes as an Individual by default, but you can also sign up as part of a Team (price is the same).
    • Teams can be single-sex or co-ed: the results will automatically be computed for Men-Women-Mixed Teams.
    • Team scores are determined by the best 6 results on each course:
      • Fastest 6 women on each team comprise Women’s Team score
      • Fastest 6 men on each team comprise Men’s Team score
      • Fastest 3 women + fastest 3 men on each team comprise Mixed Team score

    Show me the money (and prizes)!

    Of course the thrill of competition is what we’re missing the most but if you need a little extra motivation, we have some money and prizes for you. If you have a verified result, you are eligible for:

    • 1st overall individual (men/women)- $400 each
    • 2nd overall individual (men/women)- $200 each
    • 3rd overall individual (men/women)- $100 each
    • 1st overall team (men/women)- $500 per team
    • 2nd overall team (men/women)- $250 per team
    • 3rd overall team (men/women)- $125 per team
    • 1st overall mixed team- $300 per team
    • 1st overall mixed team- $225 per team
    • 1st overall mixed team- $150 per team
    • 1st age group winners (men/women)- $25 gift card to Marathon Sports
      • 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
    • Raffle prizes of- 2 Premvida Bolt self-massagers, 5 $200 gift cards to Forward Spine and Sport, 5 $100 gift cards for a movement screen at Platinum Physical Therapy.

    What about the SWAG?

    Swag is the key to a great event which is why our super amazing sponsors stepped up and pulled out the stops. Each participants will receive a pair of goodr sunglasses; from Squad Locker a t-shirt, face mask, and draw string bag; Momentus with a discount code for their nutritional products, and a store discount at Marathon Sports when you pick up your swag bag.

    How does it work?

    Do you run with a GPS watch* or a smartphone? Then you’re all set for Automated & Verified results. You link it up to a PWR Lab Training App account – this is free, and requires no commitment or subscription to the PWR Lab Training App.

    Don’t have a compatible device, or don’t want to use one? You can manually upload results on the Honor System as well.

    *Compatible devices: anything that syncs ‘running’ activities to COROS, Garmin Connect, Suunto App, or Polar Flow. Smartphone users can download the Suunto App for free, and record runs directly on the phone.

    Suunto Movescount, Apple Watch, Stava, Fitbit, or any others are not currently compatible, but can still be used in some cases through a third party (RunGap) or submitted as manual results.

    Screenshots, GPX files, or any other device files will not be accepted for results verification.

    Persons convicted of a performance enhancing (doping) violation per USATF, USADA, WADA, and others guidelines will not be eligible for any cash or other prizes.

    Prize money is subject to registration numbers. Race director has the right to reduce prize amounts.

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  • VIRTUAL CARDINAL CUSHING 5K // 11.18 - 11.21

    Name of Race: Cardinal Cushing Centers: Run To Change Lives

    Date of Race: Virtual 11/18 – 11/21

    Location of Race: Virtual

    Start Time: N/A

    Timing Provided By: Race Wire

    Bib Number Pick-Up (if applicable): TBA

    Expected # of Participants: 200

    Charity: Cardinal Cushing Centers

    Website/Online Registration Link: www.cccruntochangelives.org

    Facebook Link (so we can “Like”, “Tag” and “Share”): Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1067396750358357/

    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CushingCenters/

    Contact Person (w/email): Ricky DeSisto [email protected]

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  • VIRTUAL DREAMCATCHER CLASSIC // 11.21 - 11.26 // ANYWHERE, USA

    The 2020 Dreamcatcher Classic Road Race has gone virtual! As much as we want to see everyone on Thanksgiving morning, we want everyone to be safe and stay healthy, so start mapping out your own 5 mile and 2 mile courses! Help spread the word and tell your friends- everyone can sign up and virtually participate in this year’s race!

     

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  • GOBBLE GOBBLE GOBBLE // 11.22 - 11.29 // ANYWHERE, VIRTUAL
    DESCRIPTION

    Somerville Road Runners present:

    For over twenty years the Somerville Road Runners have gathered with thousands of friends and family in Davis Square to celebrate Thanksgiving. Sadly, that will not be possible this year. We miss you all and are doing what we can to continue this tradition of family, friends, and running with as many of you as we can while continuing to support local charities.

    Presenting the Gobble, Gobble, Gobble 2020 – Virtual Edition!

    • Absolutely free!
    • Offering our classic 4 miler and a new “choose your own distance” event
      • Complete your run and upload your result anytime between 11/22/2020 – 11/29/2020
    • A unique team competition (details coming soon)
    • T-Shirts available for $25
    • All proceeds go to local charities
    RACE WEBSITE

    Additional race information can be found at http://www.srr.org/gobble/.

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  • VIRTUAL MARATHON SPORTS HINGHAM TURKEY TROT // 11.26 - 11.28 // ANYWHERE, USA
    22nd Annual Marathon Sports Hingham Turkey Trot Race
    Thursday, November 26, 2020

    The annual Marathon Sports Hingham Turkey Trot 5K is dedicated to providing a fast, fun and fulfilling virtual Thanksgiving week road race to benefit the Cross-Country and Track and Field programs at Hingham High School. Kick off your holiday the right way. Race proceeds go to the Hingham High School XC/Track Boosters, and awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group. Race shirts will be given to every runner registered.

     

    Event Name:  The 22nd Annual Marathon Sports Hingham Turkey Trot Race

     

    Event Date:  Thursday, November 26 to Saturday, November 28

     

    Event Location:  Anywhere you are.

     

    Event Distance:  5K

     

    Event Website:  hinghamturkeytrot.com

     

    Date of Registration closing:  11/25 10 pm

     

    Organization Putting on Event:  Hingham High School Cross Country and Track and Field Booster Club

     

    Race Director’s Name:  Judy Walsh

     

    Race Director’s Contact:  [email protected]

     

    Short Description of Event:  The annual Marathon Sports Hingham Turkey Trot 5K is dedicated to providing a fast, fun and fulfilling virtual Thanksgiving week road race to benefit the Cross-Country and Track and Field programs at Hingham High School.  Kick off your holiday the right way.  Race proceeds go to the Hingham High School XC/Track Boosters, and awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group.  Race shirts will be given to every runner registered.

     

    Registration Fee(s):  Adult (18+) $30, Junior (<18) $20

     

    Tee shirt pickup at Norwell Marathon Sports, Sunday, 11/22 12-4pm, Tuesday, 11/24 2-6 pm, Wednesday, 11/25 12-4pm

     

    Additional Information:  Awards will be given to top three male and female finishers aged 5-9, 10-13, 14-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

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  • WELLESLEY TURKEY TROT // 11.26.2020 // ANYWHERE, VIRTUAL
    About the Race
    The 2020 race will be “virtual” due to the pandemic, but it will be memorable in many ways. In early August, the race founder and co race-director, Carol Chaoui passed away from Metastatic Breast Cancer. The 2020 Wellesley Turkey Trot will be dedicated to Carol Chaoui. Our logo has been updated with C.C. on the singlet and as well as a ribbon. We are encouraging runners to run/walk your virtual race and honor Carol by wearing pink and/or orange (her favorite colors), superhero capes and/or Wonder Woman accessories. Take photos of your race and share them with us and on social media! If you were lucky enough to know Wonder Woman Carol (if not Google Wonder Woman Carol Wellesley), you know how she loved people to get in the spirit of things and dress up in costumes to run. She was also passionate about raising funds for the community and medical research. Dress up, show up and let’s all run for Carol this year.Please do not run/walk your virtual run on the Turkey Trot race course. One mile of the course is on Wellesley College property which is closed to the public during the pandemic. We ask that you respect this request as Wellesley College has been very gracious and generous to the race over the years and we do not want to jeopardize this relationship.

    Choose your own course. Have a mask or buff with you, and remember roads will be open to traffic, unlike race day.

    You may run/walk your 5k and/or Kids Run between November 21-29. You will have the opportunity to send in your results to RaceWire and full results will be posted.

    The Wellesley Turkey Trot Foundation will be selecting this year’s race beneficiaries after the race.

    Help us make a lasting impact in our community. Please consider making an additional tax-deductible donation to support our charity partners during the registration process or mail a check payable to Wellesley Turkey Trot Foundation, Inc. to Kate Maul, 64 Washburn Ave. Wellesley MA 02481

    Awards
    We will not be having age group awards this year, but there will still be some prizes!• Largest Team: KIDS FUN RUN ENTRANTS DO NOT COUNT TOWARDS TEAM TOTALS: ONLY 5K ENTRANTS COUNT FOR COMPETITION

    • Largest School team

    • Fastest team: a team must have a minimum of 3 runners, including 1 female.

    * Fastest Family team: team members must be related and have a minimum of 3 runners including 1 female

    Kids Race
    The Kids Fun Run is less than 1 mile (or less) in distance and ONLY for children 10 and under. Children over 10 who would like to run should register for the 5k.All proceeds from the Kids Fun Run go to the Hannah Randolph Scholarship Fund.

    Race Number Pick Up Schedule
    TBD – We are hoping to offer an outdoor shirt & number pick up and will have more information at the end of October.
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  • RUNNING OF THE PILGRIMS // 11.26.2020 // ANYWHERE, VIRTUAL
    REGISTRATION INFORMATION
    $20 for all participants
    SPECIAL PRICING OFFER
    Add the Winter Lights Virtual 5K for $15.00 when you register for Running of the Pilgrims

    2 races, $35, a custom winter hat, a long sleeved tech shirt, specialized awards and in the spirit of the holidays and the true meaning of charity work, doing something to help someone who can’t pay you back – our charities are why it’s important that we do these events, in person or virtually.


    COURSE INFORMATION
    Anytime, anywhere between Thursday, November 26th and Sunday, November 29th.  Pick a historic point of interest (including Plymouth Rock along our in person course through downtown Plymouth), run your race, record your time (link will be provided) and then go enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner or leftovers throughout the holiday weekend.
    AWARDS
    Awards will look a little different this year as they will not solely be based on finish times but instead on how you celebrate your run.  After the race email your photo to [email protected] and our panel of judges will decide who will win awards for:
    * Best Pilgrim (Individual)
    * Best Turkey (Individual)
    * Best Plymouth Theme (Group or Individual)
    * Best Thanksgiving Theme (Group or Individual)
    * And one award spot for speed – 1st place overall male and female

    ​WINTER HATS WILL BE GIVEN TO THE FIRST 500 REGISTERED

    HAT PICKUP
    TBD

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  • ANDREA HOLDEN 5K // 11.28.20 // ANYWHERE, VIRTUAL

    This popular community benefit 5k Run/Walk welcomes all and is held each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
    Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will not be holding the race this year.
    HOWEVER, we will be selling a 20th anniversary, 2020 Andrea Holden collectors shirt and hope that any that can, or cares to still donate to foundation will purchase one.
    The race and foundation are in memory of Andrea Holden
    All funds raised go to benefit the health and well-being of children in the Mid-Cape Area.

    and
    Four Annual College Scholarships at D/Y High School in Andrea’s name.

    About buying Andrea Holden Shirts
    The 20th anniversary, 2020 collector shirts will be white, with black print and feature all previous 19 turkeys as well as the 2020 turkey.
    We offer sizes: Youth large, Woman’s small,medium, large, Men’s medium, large, X-large, XX-large.
    There are two options to receive your shirt:
    – It can be mailed to you
    – You can pick up the shirt from Marathon Sports in South Yarmouth (484 Station Ave, South Yarmouth, MA 02664) after November 20th.
    Please go to the Racewire link below to purchase shirts or to donate.

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  • DECEMBER 2020

  • VIRTUAL BETTER TOGETHER 10K & HALF-MARATHON // 12.10.20 // ANYWHERE, USA

    The idea is simple: when we run together, it’s better.

    Better Together is a virtual race series that focuses on developing a global community through physical movement and charitable donations.

    CHARITY

    Because Better Together believes that better health starts with access to better food, we are proud to donate 10% of proceeds to the Boston, Massachusetts based non-profit, Daily Table, founded by Doug Rauch (former President of Trader Joes). From Daily Table’s website:

    “Daily Table is a nonprofit community grocer dedicated to providing fresh, tasty, convenient, and nutritious food to communities most in need at prices everyone can afford.”

    THE RACE

    The 1st annual Better Together Virtual 10K & Half Marathon will take place on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Participants are encouraged to complete their race any time in the week leading up to 5 pm EST on 12.12.20.

    Registration cut off: Friday, October 9th, 2020

    While keeping in mind the modern health challenges facing our global society, all Better Together events are 100% virtual. As a result, participants are able to create, train on, and run their very own course wherever they want in the world.

    There will be a Zoom post-race cheers at 5 pm EST on 12.12.20 where everyone can come together and celebrate this amazing communal accomplishment!

    TRAINING

    Better Together has assembled a certified Trainer Team of coaches, instructors and nutritionists to help guide each runner to meet their race day performance goals. Runners of all levels are encouraged to sign up, train, and run with people from all over the world!

    To make sure anyone can complete their 10K or Half Marathon goal, upon purchase of entry each participant will receive a 10K or Half Marathon 12-Week Training Program designed by Better Together team trainer, Teddy Cox (CSCS, CPT, FNT).

    As part of this program, the Trainer Team has designed tailored workouts for runners to meet and exceed the end goal of running a long race. These workouts take place at 630 pm EST every Tues-Thurs, are sliding-scale entry ($5-25), and will enable each runner to meet the trainers and other runners.

    COMMUNITY

    With an emphasis on community, participants will have the support of the Better Together Trainer Team (strength & conditioning, yoga, and a nutritionist), and other runners at their fingertips when they join the Better Together slack channel. This is where runners can swap training tips, talk about training, ask trainers questions about their progress, and even generate running playlists to keep everyone motivated!

    So let’s do this! If we all run together, we will be Better Together.

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