Upcoming #Boston Area Races

Looking for a local 5k or obstacle course race in the Somerville or Cambridge area? Check out these two June races! ***

It's time to represent my hometown of Somerville for the inaugural Rock and Run Boston on June 21.


Yes I know the title says Boston, but technically it is Somerville - hey on a day with zero traffic I hit Fenway in about 7 minutes from my house. So close enough... :P

Introducing Rock and Run, Presented by Radio 92.9! Rock and Run is a brand new event featuring an awesome 5K obstacle race, live music, views of the epic Boston skyline and okay…Beer (21+ only). Don’t miss out on the only race around that features unique challenges, live music checkpoints, urban and water views, and one kickin’ after party featuring a live performance that you won’t want to miss!

Racers can participate in the Rock and Run as a solo artist or grab some buds and start a band. Plus, in addition to the a soon to-be-announced national recording artist at the Finish Line, the Rock and Run will feature three bands along the course and is sure to be unlike anything you’ve competed in before!

This 5k obstacle run is hitting the Assembly Row area on June 21 and will feature a post-race Sponsor Village, filled with activations, samples, demos, live music and Sierra Nevada Beer Garden (21+ only).

Each participant receives entry to the obstacle race, a shirt and two free beer tickets.

Care to join my girl Kelly and I at the race? Then register here!



Want to run through the historic Harvard Square in Cambridge? Then check out the Tory Row 5k on Sunday June 29th.


Race Director Josh put it best:

"It is a fun event for all - serious racing if you want it… or just a nice stroll through historic Cambridge. Afterwards plenty of adult beverages from local breweries and some good tunes. There is also a really fun Team Event which I think will make the race - friends, families, colleagues can be on your crew."

Can't pass up a race with fun, tunes and beer, right?

The Tory Row 5K isn't just a race, it's a full weekend of festivities. Your $40.00 registration fee guarantees you a spot in the race as well as admission to the pre- and post-race parties.

Pre-race number pick-up party is Friday June 27 : "Come pick up your number, meet other runners, and have a beer and snacks, on us! Tory Row will be closed to the public during The Pickup Party, so bring your teammates if you have them (the more the merrier!). Team members may also pick up full team packets."

The Race is Sunday June 29: "The whistle blows at 9:30 a.m. sharp, Sunday, June 29, on Church Street in Harvard Square. The race will be held rain or shine, so plan accordingly."

The Row Party (aka after-party): "Join us for The Row Party immediately following the race, with beverages provided by some of the best local breweries and light fare provided by yours truly. Your bib is your ticket. We'll be presenting laurel crowns to the overall make and female winners, as well as prizes to our top finishers, top teams and our first ever team spirit award. We hope you'll come out and join us!"

Your registration fee also includes a Tory Row 5K t-shirt and a drawstring backpack, as well as complimentary beverages and snacks at the Pickup Party and the Row Party.

The race also benefits the Cambridge Camping Association.

All of this for $40 sign me up ... if I wasn't going to be out of town.

But for you all I offer a 10% discount by using code: tr5kfiend10


Happy Running Friends!