Summer Series

2013 RACE Thursday 5K Summer Series




start-list & bib numbers here

Join us on SIX terrific Thursday evenings this summer for fun, friendly, chip-timed 5K runs!  The races are held  along the Charles River in Boston at the DCR’s Artesani Park on Soldiers Field Road.  Like last year, the series will benefit the Melanoma Foundation of New England. All races include a post-race party at Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard Square with half-priced appetizers and beer generously provided by our wonderful sponsors.

New for 2013, we will have TWO races: each event will start with a women-only 5K race, followed by an open 5K approximately 30 minutes later. Ladies: this means you get to run in either or both races (same bib #) for no additional fee! Your faster time will count for points.

Each event:
Top 3 overall in the women-only race
Top 3 male & female overall in the coed/open race
Age group winners based on combined results of both races (21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)
Fastest team based on combined results of both races (lowest cumulative time of 1st, 3rd & 5th fastest members)

2013 Season (6 events) Points Competition:
Top 3 male & female overall (total points from coed/open races)
Top 3 in each age group (total points from all races)
Top 3 fastest teams
Largest team

Scoring points, explained:
Overall winners (female & male) each get 1,000 points. Then we’ll divide the winner’s time by your time and multiply it by 1,000 points to determine your score. Yeah guys, that female behind you may score more points than you.


Season pass (all 6 events): $117
Early registration: $25/event
Raceday registration: $30/event

Skip the paper forms! Sign up to register at ( on your smartphone) or download Raceday to your iOS or Android device.

Share your result to Facebook as soon as you cross the finish line – simply subscribe during the registration process on RaceMenu.

Number Pick-up & Registration
Opens 30 min before first race.
Artesani/Herter Park, 1071 Soldiers Field Road

As always, we will have free, secure bag check.

Public Transportation:
Harvard Square Station is a 1 mile walk
The 70, 70a, and 86 bus will drop you a .1 mile walk at Western Ave & Everett St.
Plan your trip here: Google Trip Planner

There’s a large parking area (lot #4) at 1101 Soldiers Field Road - the dog-leg for Everett Street, ~150 yards past (west) of the race start area


2013 dates:

May 2  |  June 6  |  July 11  |  August 8  | September 5  |  September 26

Race Course: