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].

  • APRIL 2021

  • CAMP SHRIVER VIRTUAL FUN RUN // 4.25 // ANYWHERE, VIRTUAL

    Camp Shriver Fun Run! (April) – Open For Registration Today!Photo by Clique Images on Unsplash

    What: Run for our Campers in April! Choose a distance and a day during the week of April 19 (Monday April 19–Sunday April 25) to have your own fun run for Camp Shriver! Let’s run away from 2020 while making sure that Camp Shriver can run this summer! Download a flyer to share with your friends here.

    Shirts and medals are guaranteed for runners who register by March 15; after this date, shirt/medals available while supplies last.

    BONUS! Runners who pledge over $600, will be able to join with our training partners, Coach Rick Muhr and the Marathon Coalition, for training beginning in January to May. Coach Rick will train you to run a 5K, 10K, half or full marathon… even if you have never run before! Support includes training schedule and weekly zoom meetings.

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  • THE BIONIC 5K // 4.25 // ANYWHERE, VIRTUAL

    When is the race?

    April 25, 2021

    What does it mean to run the race virtually?

    A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked, or rolled) from any location. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself on a course of your choosing. For this option, choose “Individual Registration” when signing up.

    What is a Bionic Home Base?

    A Bionic Home Base is formed by a small group of runners who decide to run the race together in-person. A designated Home Base Captain will map out the 3.1 mile course and help coordinate the mini race. This is one way that we can safely enjoy the benefits of a racing community while adhering to COVID-19 guidelines. Masking and social distancing protocols will be followed and group sizes will not exceed local outdoor gathering regulations. If a group becomes too large, we will split the Home Base into two or more teams with differing start times or locations.

    How do you join a Bionic Home Base?

    When signing up for the race, choose “Join a team” at the beginning of registration and select the location you wish to join. Click here for a list of current Home Bases.

    Can I start my own Bionic Home Base?

    Yes! When signing up for the race, select “Create a team” at the beginning of registration and enter your city/town and state as your team name. This will allow others who may live nearby to join your Home Base. Spread the word to your local community and choose your 3.1 mile course.

    Who is this race for?

    This race is for everyone! Walkers, joggers, competitive runners, adaptive athletes, hand cyclists, students, teachers, parents, kids in strollers, adults in robot costumes, …. All are welcome!

    How much does it cost to register?

    There is a $40 entrance fee. Students under 21 are $25. All amputees and adaptive athletes can register for free (contact us for a code).

    What do I get for registering?

    All runners will be mailed a race t-shirt, a race bib, and a commemorative poster. In additon, age group winners and outstanding performers will earn a Bionic 5K trucker hat.

    When will I get my race shirt?

    Mail times are unpredictable. We will begin mailing shirts on April 5th. Sign up early!

    What should I do when I finish the race on April 25th?

    1. On this website, under “2021 Race”, select “Upload Results” and fill out the form to enter your time. You will enter your bib number (see Racewire email), name, gender, age, and time (in minutes and seconds – so if you walked and it took an hour and 15 minutes, enter 75 minutes.)
    2. If you want to be considered for male and female age group prizes, take a picture of the device you used to measure your time and email it to [email protected] before midnight EST on Sunday April 25th. Be sure to include your name and bib number in the email. Check the Leaderboard for up to date race results.
    3. Upload a picture of yourself to Instagram with #bionic5k to join our photo gallery. If you are like my mother (who is walking the race again btw – go mom!!) and have never used Instagram before, email your photo and caption to [email protected], and I’ll post it for you! You can follow the feed on Instagram or check the gallery on our website to see us all together.

    What happens to the proceeds?

    All proceeds from the race will benefit the Bionic Project Inc, a Cambridge based 501c3 non-profit. Our mission is to promote active lifestyles, athletics, and inclusive environments for those who have to overcome physical challenges.
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  • NOT YOUR "ORDINARY" RUCK4HIT CHALLENGE // 4.30 - 5.2 // ANYWHERE, VIRTUAL
    Not Your ”Ordinary” Ruck 4 HIT Challenge Weekend
    Friday, April 30, 2021

    Friday April 30th – Sunday May 2nd

    Looking for something to train for this winter all the while supporting a great cause? Do you like to Ruck, run, walk, bike, paddle, swim or hike? Create a team, join a team, or participate solo and help us to raise awareness and funds for Heroes In Transition! Heroes in Transition, Inc. was founded in 2009 in memory of Capt. Eric A. Jones, a Marine helicopter pilot, who lost his life while supporting a combat mission in Afghanistan, October 26, 2009. “He flew helicopters to be close to the troops on the ground and be there to help them when they needed it most,” said Cyndy Jones, Eric’s mother and co founder of Heroes in Transition. The organization carries on Capt. Jones’ mission by providing assistance to those who have served or who are serving our country. To learn more about HIT please visit https://www.heroesintransition.org/

    All miles that you cover during the weekend will count towards the overall goal – to see how many miles we can collectively ruck, run, walk, bike, paddle, swim, or hike while wearing a ruck sack, backpack or something similar. As every service member is forced to carry the burden of war during active service and beyond, carrying the ruck sack is symbolic of hardships endured and the perseverance required to complete the mission.

    WHO: This event is for anyone that wants to challenge themselves and support the mission

    WHERE: Anywhere you can get your miles in ( road, trail, pond, treadmill, etc…)

    WHAT: Challenge yourself to participate in something you have NEVER done before. Have you always wanted to paddle a 10k, or walk a 5K? What about riding 100 miles, or running 20 miles? NOW is the time to think outside the box and challenge yourself. A minimum donation of $25.00 enters you into the weekend challenge.

    TEAM CHALLENGE: Gather a team of unlimited participants to see how many miles you can collectively accumulate over the weekend. This can mean one person can walk, another person can paddle, and someone else can ruck! Be creative and do something you have never done before!  Good news: we are working on a “home base” in Mashpee for interested teams. More information/details to follow.

    INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE: Individuals are also encouraged to participate and rack up as many miles as possible. Just remember to accomplish something ( or many somethings) you have never done before!

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  • MAY 2021

  • SPRING FORWARD FUN RUN & WALK // 5.1 - 5.9 // VIRTUAL, ANYWHERE
    Spring Forward Fun Run & Walk
    Join us May 1-9, 2021

    We are excited to be hosting our first ever virtual Spring Forward Fun Run & Walk.  Please see below for event details and click here to register today!

    You have the option of running or walking a 5K (3.1 miles) or 10K (6.2 miles) along the route of your choice anytime from May 1 – 9, 2021. All participants who register on or before March 1, 2021 will receive a t-shirt in their requested size.  If you register after March 1, 2021, we cannot guarantee that you will receive a shirt and sizing will be limited, although we will do our best to accommodate you!

    We appreciate your participation in this event and thank you for supporting us with your registration fee. While no further fundraising is required, we hope you will consider increasing your support by setting up an individual or team fundraising page or joining a team. Minuteman Senior Services depends on generous donations to continue our mission to empower and advocate for those impacted by aging and disability.  There is no fundraising minimum, so gifts of any amount are welcome. And pulling a team together is a fun way to participate!

    If this is your first race or you are an avid runner, we encourage you to lace up your sneakers and “Spring Forward” with us in May!

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  • MOTHER'S DAY 10K // 5.5 - 5.12 // VIRTUAL, ANYWHERE

    THE 2021 CAPE COD CANAL MOTHER’S DAY 10K WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY

    REGISTRATION IS OFFICIALLY OPEN! YOU CAN REGISTER HERE

    DATE: Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 – Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

    COST: *Early Bird Special* $40.00 until March 1 then $45.00

    BIB PICKUP: Race Packets include: A 15% Off Coupon to Marathon Sports, a bib, a race medal, some personalized instructions & goodies. Race packets will be mailed to the address used for registration. If you need to update the mailing address please send us an email to: [email protected]

    T-SHIRTS: T-Shirts are available for purchase for $10.00 with registration until 4/15/2021

    LOCATION: Virtual – You are welcome to run the 10k anywhere you want! While the Cape Cod Canal remains open to the public, at this time we are unable to obtain a permit. Should that change before 5.9.2021 we will allow participants to opt in to run the race together. At this time the race will take place virtually. We want to ensure everyone has a great experience so we welcome any questions/comments/concerns or recommendations on how we can provide the best experience for the 2021 Mother’s Day 10k.

    PRIZES: The top 3 women and top 3 men to finish will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to Marathon Sports.

    *IS THIS YOUR FIRST 10K? OR RUNNING IN MEMORY OF SOMEONE SPECIAL OR FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL OR JUST BECAUSE? LET US KNOW! WE WOULD LOVE TO CHEER YOU ON VIRTUALLY!*


    A special tribute to our long time volunteer Kathy Colleran

    3/28/61 – 5/24/19

    We miss you!

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  • MELROSE RUN FOR WOMEN // 5.9 // ANYWHERE, VIRTUAL

    RACE INFORMATION

    Date: Sunday, May 09th, 2021 – Mothers Day
    Time: 9AM
    Location: Pine Banks Park, Melrose, MA
    Parking: Limited Parking at Pine Banks Park. No Parking on Sylvan St. Please follow the instructions from parking assistants or park on Main St.
    Start: Sylvan Street
    Number
    Pickup:
    Marathon Sports – 401 Main Street – Melrose, MA

    Thursday, May 6, 5PM-8PM
    Friday, May 7, 12PM-7PM
    Saturday, May 8, 10AM-5PM

    Pine Banks Park (Race Day)

    Sunday, May 9, 7:00-8:30AM
    Results: Results will be posted on Coolrunning.com
    Awards: Age Groups • First Mother • First Grandmother
    Fastest Mother/Daughter Team
    Teams: 1 Mother / 1 Daughter per team.
    Mother and Daughter must register on-line as a team.
    Pre-race online registration only, no race day entry for teams.
    T Shirts: T Shirts are guaranteed for the first 600 registrants.
    Walkers: Walkers welcome. Please start at back of pack.
    Strollers: Participants with jogging strollers should start at the back of the pack. Please keep to the far left and alert runners when passing.
    Dogs: For the safety of runners and spectators, dogs (with the exception of assistive service dogs) are not permitted to participate in this event.
    Proceeds: A portion of your entry fee will be donated to the Melrose Alliance Against Violence.
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  • BOSTON BULLDOGS RUN FOR RECOVERY 5K // 5.14-5.16 // ANYWHERE, VIRTUAL

    The 2021 6th Annual Boston Bulldogs Run for Recovery 5K and Tribute will be a virtual event with COVID-19 public health guidelines in place. 

    • Register below by selecting one of the virtual run options (sponsored registration available for those who cannot pay the fee).
    • Run or walk your own 3.1 mile route any time between Friday, May 14th and Sunday, May 16th.  Your run/walk can take place in any location at any time you would like. We will offer honor system timing for this year’s event and will provide the link to submit times before race weekend.
    • Post your run on the Bulldogs Facebook event or Instagram page so we can see how you did. (We love “landmark” photos and love to see folks sporting their Bulldogs gear.)

    Everyone registered by April 30th will receive a Boston Bulldogs 2021 Run for Recovery 5K race shirt. And, we will be announcing some prizes and awards for this virtual version.

    With your support, we hope to continue our annual tradition of bringing our community together to honor those we have lost, and to move forward in support of wellness in recovery.  Stay well!

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  • CRUSHIN' IT 5K Presented by Nightshift Brewing // 5.22 // ANYWHERE, VIRTUAL
    Crushin’ It Virtual 5K presented by Night Shift Brewing
    Saturday, May 22, 2021

    We know you’re crushin’ it – now crush it with us! To celebrate the 12-pack launch of our hazy pale ale, Whirlpool, we are excited to host the very first CRUSHIN’ IT VIRTUAL 5K. Join our community of fans, friends, and staff as we virtually join forces to raise money for an amazing cause.

    On Saturday, May 22nd, walk or run your 5K anytime, anywhere. Our only ask (besides uploading your race time) – make sure there’s a much-deserved Whirlpool waiting for you to crush at the finish! Your race entry includes a sweet Crushin’ It t-shirt, race bib, and donation to Feeding America.

    All profits from the race will be donated to Feeding America, a nonprofit, nationwide network of more than 200 food banks. They feed more than 46 million people through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other community-based agencies. Crush it with us, and support this awesome cause.

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