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October 02, 2021

12th Annual Upton VFW Run to Remember 5K

Upton VFW • 15 Milford Street (Rt 140) UptonMA  01568 Organized by Tri-Valley Front Runners

About this event

The 12th Annual Run to Remember 5K is going HYBRID for 2021! Participate in the run virtually or IN PERSON!

RUN TO REMEMBER A VETERAN!!! Our race honors all Active, Reserve, and Guard members and veterans who served our country in the past. Each participant is encouraged to wear the name of a veteran they wish to honor. If you don’t have your “own” veteran, we’ll provide you with a veteran’s name. A great way to show support!

Be sure to visit our webpage www.uptonvfw.org/5k and our Virtual R2R Facebook event page for the latest updates!

What is a Hybrid 5K

You can choose between two different registrations:

Run to Remember 5K (3.1 mile) VIRTUAL Event (October 2 – October 10)

Run, jog, walk anytime, anywhere you choose between October 2nd and October 10th! This is your chance to schedule your run around your time and weather! No need to run in the rain!

Virtual Registration is $20.00

Run to Remember 5K In-Person Certified/Timed Run on Saturday, October 2nd at 9:00am at Upton’s VFW Post.

Early registration is $20. Don’t wait to sign up!

Click Here for our R2R Certified Run Map

LIVE IN-PERSON 5K RUN TO REMEMBER

  • Course:

    • 5K run is a fast start, mostly flat course, 100% roads. Walkers and joggers with strollers welcome - must start behind runners. No pets please
    • Certified Course Map
  • Awards
    • Top three men and women overall. Male and female age division awards for age brackets: 12 and under; 13-15;16-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
    • Prizes also awarded to 1,2,3rd place M/F Veteran and 1st Teacher, Firefighter & Police Officer

  • Amenities
    • T-shirts available for purchase.
    • Water and toilets at check-in.
    • Water at half-way point of race.
    • Refreshments at finish.

Times :

  • 5K Race day registration from 7:45am to 8:30am at VFW.
  • Race Starts at 9am Sharp!
  • 5K Bibs & Shirts can also be picked up on Friday 10/5 from 4-7pm
  • 5K Day of race registration price is $25.
  • 5K Race start time: 9am
Children's Run
  • For children 10 and under, there will be a 1/4 mile to a full mile run (approximately) around the baseball field behind the VFW after the official 5K. Distance varies according to age.
  • Children's Run Location: Baseball field behind VFW.
  • Children's Run starts at 9:45am. Registration on-site from 8am until 9:30am.
  • Children's Run Cost is $7.00 and every kid gets a medal!

Run to Remember 5K In-Person Certified/Timed Run on Saturday, October 2nd at 9:00am at Upton’s VFW Post.

Early registration is $20. Don’t wait to sign up!

Please use all safe practices when running, walking and 'dashing'. Please follow state guidelines for Covid-19 safety.

Follow us on Upton VFW Facebook Page for the latest updates! Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Upton VFW Race Team

Event details and schedule

VIRTUAL EVENT

  • Course :
    • You choose your own 5K running or 2.25K (1.4M) walking course. We recommend planning your course ahead of time by using a site (or app) like MapMyRun.com or onthegomap.com.
    • Run or walk your distance between October 2nd and October 10th.
    • Kids Dash for ages 10 & under.
    • Kids Dash registration is an optional purchase with any 5K or walker registration. Or you can register kids separately if adult is not a participant. Kids registration includes a Kids Dash bib and neck gaiter / buff. (Recommended distance of 400 meters (1 track lap) or 50-yard dash depending on age).
    • Race Packet Pick Up for Virtual Participants:

  • Race packet includes R2R Race Bib and R2R Neck Gaiter / Buff.
  • Choose whether to pick-up (October 1st, 4-7pm or Oct 2nd, 7:45am - 8:30am ) or have it mailed to your home.
  • Pick-up location: Upton VFW Post 5594, 15 Milford Street, Upton, MA 01568.

  • How to record your time for the Virtual 5K Run/Walk:

  • Use your watch and a pre-measured course or a running app such as Strava, Map My Run, or Garmin. You are “on our honor” to record your time correctly. Please send your run time (or screen shot from your favorite running app) by 5PM on October 10th.
  • Send us photos of your participation and of the Veteran you are remembering to Post5594@vfwma.org by 5pm on October 10th (optional).

  • Awards for Virtual Participants:

  • Prizes will be mailed to Top Overall Male and Top Overall Female.
  • Medals will be given to the top runner in each of the following categories: Women's First Place, Men's First Place, Police, Firefighter, Teacher, Veteran
  • All Kids get a medal!

Please use all safe practices when running, walking and 'dashing'. Please follow state guidelines for Covid-19 safety.

Follow us on Upton VFW Facebook Page for the latest updates! Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Upton VFW Race Team

Location

Upton VFW

15 Milford Street (Rt 140) UptonMA  01568

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Categories

LIVE 5K Run or 1.4 Mi Walk Only - 5K Runner

$20.00

Walking- 1.4 Mi - Walker

$20.00

Virtual Run to Remember Participant w/ Virtual Kids Dash Availability - Virtual 5K Runner

$20.00

Virtual Run to Remember Participant w/ Virtual Kids Dash Availability - Virtual 2.25K (1.4M) Walker

$20.00

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