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November 28, 2024

36th Whitin Five Mile Race and Two Mile Health Walk

Organized by Tri-Valley Front Runners

About this event

  This race is IN-PERSON RACE with a virtual option (virtual race dates: November 12-26). The Whitin Five will be an in-person race unless the State of Massachusetts says that road races cannot be held due to the pandemic.  If that were to happen, the race will become a virtual event and you will be sent a link to submit your time.  Also, your T-shirt will be mailed to your home so be sure to enter an accurate address and T-shirt size.  Please enter by October 30 to be guaranteed a T-shirt.  Be sure to follow any safety protocols in place at the time of the race.  Wear your mask if you are not vaccinated please.  We are doing our best to put on a traditional Whitin Five event, but the pandemic may dictate some changes.   Tee Shirts

Please enter by October 30 to be guaranteed a long sleeve T-shirt.  Race number and T-shirt pick up is Wednesday evening before the race at the Whitin Community Center from 5-7 PM.  Sizes are not guaranteed so come early to pick the size you want at bib pick-up.  If the race becomes virtual, you will get the size you chose upon registration.


  Virtual Race & Walk
You can choose to run any course, anywhere between November 12 and November 26.  You will receive a Google form to fill in your race results and send back to RaceWire.  Have fun and stay safe!  Your T-shirt will be mailed to you after they are printed up so be sure to enter an accurate address.  Enter by November 6 to be guaranteed a shirt!   Race Proceeds
This race will benefit the Whitin Community Center, the Massachusetts Audubon Society and Girls on the Run, Worcester County.   Race Day Amenities
Long sleeved T-shirts are guaranteed to all who pre-register by October 30th; sizes are not guaranteed so come early to pick the size you want.  Whitin Five mugs are given to the first 50 finishers and the first 10 women after the 50; hot showers and lockers in a warm building; refreshments.  Race number and T-shirt pick up is Wednesday evening before the race at the Whitin Community Center from 5-7 PM.  There is free parking at the Whitin CC and on surrounding streets.

Event details and schedule

The course is USATF certified, # MA07032JK. There are mile markers and a water stop half way. The course is flat, rolling and fast. There is a video of the course on the Whitin Five website.   Other Information:  The race will be held rain or shine! Blizzard date is November 24th at 8:10 AM.  For race updates, epecially concerning weather, go to the Whitin Five Facebook page.  Walkers are not eligible for awards and must walk on the walking course.  They may do multiple loops for a longer walk.  For safety reasons, the police do not want walkers on the race course where there is more traffic.  Registration is non-refundable.  This is a traditional fun family event!
  • 1st Woman $60.00
  • 2nd Woman $50.00
  • 3rd Woman $40.00
  • 1st Man $60.00
  • 2nd Man $50.00
  • 3rd Man $40.00
  • 1st 40-49 Woman $40.00
  • 1st 40-49 Man $40.00
  • 1st 50-59 Woman $40.00
  • 1st 50-59 Man $40.00
  • 1st 60-69 Man $40.00
  • 1st 60-69 Woman $40.00
  • 1st 70+ Man $40
  • 1st 70+ Woman $40


Top 3 per division after the cash awards. Must be present to claim award. Awards will not be mailed. One award per person. The plan is to make the awards available for pick up from the award's table soon after finishing so you can get home to your Thanksgiving activities instead of having a lengthy awards ceremony.


Male and Female~
  • Under 13
  • 13 - 19
  • 20 - 29
  • 30 - 39
  • 40 - 49
  • 50 - 59
  • 60 + awards for every 5 year age group to 100!

BONUS! $75.00 for New Course Records!

  • 1991 - Jane Welzel - 27:51
  • 1990 - Scott Mason - 24:41

  • 2001 - Mary Lammi - 29:43
  • 1990 - Larry Olsen - 25:41
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Run - 5 Mile Run


Walking-2 Mile Walk - 2 Mile Walk



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