Have You Heard Of The Boston River Run 5k?

The 3rd Annual Boston River Run 5k is taking place on Sunday, November 9th... and you will WANT to be there!


The Boston River Run 5K is a spirited, patriotic run that takes place Veterans Day weekend. The run offers a family-friendly course that welcomes runners and walkers of all ability levels. From first time 5k’ers to competitive running club enthusiasts, all are welcome.



The Boston River Run 5K was created to honor Sudbury's own Corporal Andrew Narcus and is represented by all branches of US service men and women.

Whether Andy was being a loving son, loving older brother, a friend, a teammate or being a Marine he carried himself with the highest honor and respect. Sadly on December 19, 2002, Andy was killed by vehicular homicide during his travel home for the holidays. Andy was 21 years old. The person who killed Andy was never found and the case was never solved.

The race takes you along the gorgeous and iconic Charles River - one of my favorite places to run in Boston - and doesn't require crossing any streets. Score!

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With a 9am start time, the air should be crisp and one can only hope for a perfect New England morning. <<knocks on wood>>

If you sign up by November 1, your $30 entry fee includes:

  • Chip timing
  • Digital time display at finish line
  • USATF certified distance
  • Long-sleeve technical race shirts for all registered participants
  • Trophies for top 3 men and top 3 women
  • Awards for top finishers in each age group
  • Raffle prizes
  • Free bag check

Okay okay they had me at long-sleeve TECH race shirt. That is a huge score for race swag lovers like me. Register before November 1 to guarantee yourself one of those sweet shirts.

Registration increases to $35 after November 1 and is $40 on race day itself ... but why wait so long to sign up?


All proceeds benefit the Andrew Graham Semper Fi Fund Helping Students Succeed, which gives a scholarship annually to a Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School student annually.

Oh did you miss the part where I mentioned raffle prizes? As of 9/22/14, the organizers had over $12,202 in prizes donated from local sports teams (hint hint: Bruins) and other businesses. How about ten "try scuba diving" lessons (value $1,000) or a US rafting trip to Kennebunk, Maine (value $2,528)? I will definitely be buying some raffle tickets for those. Tickets will be available for purchase at the race via cash, check or credit card.

So before you lace up your sneakers to head out on your next training run or you are getting the iPad hooked up to your treadmill to do your walk, register for this sweet 5k for a good cause.

Hey if you are lucky maybe we will snap a mid-run selfie together at the race! ;)


Who is going to join me Sunday, November 9th at the Charles to support a great cause? You know you want to! Register today! Make sure to join Team Weight Off My Shoulders... :) :)