18th Annual Somerville Homeless Coalition 5K Road Race
Start: Saturday, October 5, 2013 @ 9:00 AM (EDT)
Somerville , MA 02144
Registration Closing Date
Thursday, October 3, 2013 @ 11:59 PM (EDT)
9:00 am sharp, rain or shine
Early number pick-up
Early T-shirt (for the first 500) and number pick-up available at SHC Offices, 1 Davis Square, Basement Level, on Wednesday, October 2nd from 2 to 5pm, Thursday, October 3rd from 2 to 7pm and Friday, October 4th from 2 to 5pm.
Registration & Check In
ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN until October 3rd at 9pm. Wheelchairs must pre-register by October 1st to ensure safety precautions with police. For safety, do not wear headphones during the race, nor run with your dog. We ask that anyone running with a baby stroller start at the back of the race. After Active Registration closes you can register at our office or on race day at check in.RACE DAY CHECK IN starts at 7:30 am; please come by 8:30 to avoid the last-minute chaos. Thank you
Support our programs to help homeless families and individuals. Raise $100 for FREE Registration, Raise $250 get a FREE Runners' Cap, Raise $500 get a FREE 'Somerville is for Lovers' t-shirt. Gift Certificates for top three fundraisers! Beat last year's top winner who raised $1,045?
Pledges can be given on-line or brought to the race.
You will have the option to receive your own fundraising webpage to collect donations through the end of online registration.
New this year! ? check in, start, finish, location
Registration, start, finish, brunch and awards ceremony take place behind Rite Aid at the end of the Bike Path nearHighland Avenue and Grove Streets in Davis Square. We highly recommend taking the T. While there will be parking in Davis Square, you will get a ticket if your meter expires. There are street meters and metered parking lots on Grove next to Rite Aid and one block south of Highland; also on Day Street and on Buena Vista off Holland. $1 per hour.
Take the T!
We are located at the Davis Square stop on the Red Line. Take the College Avenue exit and walk back on the busway. We offer baggage-checking during the race.
NEW Course: Urban, varied terrain, arrows at all turns, mile-markers. 5K (3.1 miles). Certified MA12027JK
Chips for computerized timing, timing mat at start and finish, and results by Spitler Race Systems.
Award Categories for Runners
19 and under; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79; 80+
Clydesdales, Fillys, and wheelchairs.
Trophies awarded to top overall male and female, and to top team.
Prizes will be awarded to top male and female in each category; medals to the top three place finishers.
Great brunch provided by some of Davis Squares great restaurants: Johnny D?s, the Burren, Anna?s Taqueria, Orleans, and Redbones! Award ceremony as soon as the results are tabulated..
Course Record Holders
Course record holders (new course in 2012):M ? 15:14 Alex Taylor (2012)F ? 17:30 Mariko Holbrook (2008)M Wheelchair ? 22:28 Chris Ahearn (2003)Team ? 1:22:35 Somerville Road Runners (2008)Certified 5K; certifiction number MA12027JK
The Steve Burton Award
Awarded for the highest pledges.
Steve Burton was instrumental in the success of the SHC 5k. A participant the first year, Steve returned the next year on the race committee, offering a runner?s insight. The race flourished within a few years. Steve also directed the popular Somerville Road Runners Thanksgiving race raising thousands of dollars for the Somerville community. Steve himself was a passionate and accomplished runner. Steve Burton passed away at age 54 from kidney cancer.
About the Somerville Homeless Coalition
All proceeds from the race benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition, an innovative non-profit organization that provides a wide range of social services to the Somerville area?s homeless, near-homeless and working poor. The Coalition is committed to providing those in need with a range of services including emergency shelters, permanent housing for formerly homeless, prevention services, food pantry and meal services, and comprehensive case management.
Please click the green "Team Captains - Create your Team" button and create your team. Once your team has been created please return to this page and click on the green "Register Now" button and register for your team.
Please click on the green "Register Now" button to register. On the registration form, select your Team name from the drop down list of teams and continue with your registration. If you do NOT see your teams name in the drop down list please contact your team captain.
Please click on the green "Register Now" button to register. DO NOT select a team name from the drop down list within the registration form.
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