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January 01, 2024

11th Annual 1st Day 5K

Gray Barn • 2 Elm Place WhitinsvilleMA  01588 Organized by Tri-Valley Front Runners

About this event

The 10th annual 1st Day 5k run will be held New Year's Day on Monday January 1, 2024! 

Registration information can be found at www.tri-valleyfrontrunners.com

  • Race Start Time:  11am
  • Hosted by Tri-Valley Front Runners
  • Chip Timed!

The USATF Certified flat and fast 5k course which will will be an ‘out-and-back’ route on Linwood Ave in Whitinsville, MA.  The roads will be closed from 11am-12pm. 

Hot chocolate and pizza afterwards, AND an ice cold frosty beer at The Gray Barn! (proper id required)

Race field will be capped at 300 runners - sign-up early so you don't miss out on this great race!  


Race Day Awards: Top 3 Overall Male & Female Runners and Top 3 Male & Female Runners in the following age groups: Under 15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. No double dipping!

**$100 cash award for NEW course records**
Times to beat: (M) Marcus Reilly 15:31 (2020), (F) Stephanie Reilly 17:04 (2017)


Q: What is the race cancelation policy?
To ensure the safest event for the participants and all involved, we reserve the right to cancel, delay, or modify the format of the event at anytime. Believe us, it would have to be a very, very SERIOUS and DANGEROUS situation for the event to be canceled. But in the unfortunate situation this is required, there is a no-refund policy in place, as the majority of the costs have already been incurred to host the event and when associated, we do not want to take away any contributions to our charities. We expect you to be disappointed if the event is canceled, as we will be, but we also hope you understand why a no-refund policy is in place.

Q: Are there any refunds or transfers?
  Sorry, all registrations are final; there are no refunds or transfers to other participants.  If you are unable to do the event please let us know ASAP so someone else can take your spot.

Q: Are strollers, joggers, pets, etc allowed on the course?
Due to insurance purposes and the safety of all participants, we cannot allow strollers, joggers, pets, etc on any of the courses at all.

Q: How many participants will be allowed to register?
 The race capacity is 300 people.

Q:  How is the event timed?
A: TVFR will use electronic stop watches.  Results will be posted online at Results.Active.com following the race. 

Q:  Where is parking?
A: Being a holiday, parking is plentiful around downtown Whitinsville.  Here are  few close to the venue and starting line: Whitin Community Center (60 Main St), Alternatives Unlimited (50 Douglas Rd), along Hill St (in front of Whitin Community Center) and Church Street.  The Gray Barn does not have adequate parking.

Q: How many water stations are on the run course?
 There will be one (1) aid station on the course that runners will hit three (3) different times.

Event details and schedule

Event Schedule:

January 1

9:30am Check-in/bib pick-up at The Gray Barn (click for map). On-site registration will close at 10:15AM.

11:00am 1st Day 5k Run starts (walkers are encouraged to head out at 10:50)!
Note - starting line is approximately 1/2 mile away from Gray Barn

12:00pm (approx) Awards Ceremony

USATF Certified Fast and flat 5k course on closed roads! Start with a downhill running start on Main St just west of Whitin Community Center at Grove St before going through Memorial Square onto Linwood Ave. Take a quick spin into the Northbridge High School parking lot before continuing out Linwood Ave and turning around at the Linwood Apartments (New China Pacific restaurant). Then it's a straight shot back to the finish line at Memorial Square on Linwood Ave. A single aid-station at the entrance to the high school is passed 3 times.



Gray Barn

2 Elm Place WhitinsvilleMA  01588

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