Annddddd the winner IS:
CONGRATS!!!! Thank you to everyone that participated and big thanks to our Sponsor!!!
I love to run.
I love to support my local community.
I love when a road race does both! :)
Last week I stumbled upon a new local road race that will be happening in Somerville, MA on Sunday August 18th at 9:30am. Of course my interest was piqued. I always get so angry when I miss races in my hometown. Anyone else? :P
The Race To The Row 5k is happening - literally - right across the street from my house.
Oh hell yeah! No way I can miss this one.
This is the first year of the 5k run OR walk and is being put on by the Somerville Road Runners, a great running club that loves to give back to the community.
SRR (as they are commonly known as) is hosting the inaugural race to benefit the East Somerville Main Streets (ESMS) program.
East Somerville Main Streets is a non-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding the East Broadway Business District as the heart of the East Somerville community and as a vibrant destination, and improving the quality of life of all those who live in or visit East Somerville. This is accomplished through volunteer-driven events and initiatives which play off of the unique characteristics of the neighborhood in order to further develop that character.
The race is 100% family friendly and will even feature a Kid's Fun Run (9 and under), where each child gets a Finisher's medal!! (no pre-registration necessary for the Kid's run)
Again, I can't stress enough how this event is for all ages, athletic abilities, etc. You can participate in the 5k as a run or a walk - your choice!!
All participants will be welcome to the post-race party, which includes a free BBQ from Burger Dive, live music and FREE Harpoon Beer. Do I need to repeat that last part again - FREE BEER thanks to Harpoon Brewery!! :) :)
Assembly Row, where the race is held, is easily accessible by the T (Sullivan or Wellington stops on the orange line) or car.
I cannot wait to hit this race up PLUS I love being a part of inaugural races ... especially ones that benefit my neighborhood!!!
Want to check out the course before registering? Here is some info:
The course is a measured 5K that winds through and around Assembly Square in Somerville. You will start in the the tree-lined Grand Boulevard, catching a preview of the new downtown area going up. Almost the full route is on roads, with the final stretch coming down the paved path through the waterfront park. You can view the 5K course here. The exact starting and finishing lines may still be adjusted.
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!!
How would you like to win a FREE entry into the 1st Annual Race To The Row 5k?
I know everyone reading said: "YES!!! ME ME ME ME!"
So here's how to enter:
The giveaway will run from Wednesday August 7 (9am ET) through Wednesday August 14 (9am ET)!
The winner will be selected and announced on Wednesday!