Race to the Row
5K - Fast Mile - Kids Fun Run
Thank you so much for coming out to the 3rd Annual Race to the Row!
The weather ended up being pretty good for an August summer day race and the Somerville Road Runners hope that added to your enjoyment of our event. We've had tremendous growth since we started this two years ago, and we couldn't have done it without such a supportive running community.
There are always some growing pains, and we will plan on making adjustments to help alleviate them for next year's run. This will include revamping the registration process the morning of the race to make it easier to pick up your bib as well as register for all the races, having water closer to the finish line, and denoting in the regisration process that the shirts will be gender-based. We will also increase the number of shirts we order to accomodate the larger numbers of runners. And next year we will be awarding age-group prizes!
We welcome any feedback, both positive and negative, which can help us make a better event for everyone involved. Please feel free to contact us with any thoughts you might have about registration, the races, the party, etc.
We hope you enjoyed the services and help from our sponsors: Assembly Row, Sports Authority, Adidas, Reebok, Harpoon Brewery, JP Licks, Slumbrew, Cambridge Health Alliance, East Somerville Main Streets, Deano's Pasta, Boostrap Compost and Boston Organics.
And we hope you'll come out again next year for the 4th Annual Race to the Row.
2015 Fast Mile Race Results
- First Place: Deborah Downs: 5:54
- Second Place: Justine Cohen: 6:11
- Third Place: Shino Ito: 6:56
- First Place: Dylan O'Mahony 5:15
- Second Place: Jesse Morrow: 5:20
- Third Place: Mark Duggan: 5:33
2015 5K Race Results
- First Place: Kath Hardcastle: 18:03
- Second Place: Emily Nardone: 19:26
- Third Place: Alyssa Donahue: 19:52
- First Place: Joe Lauer: 16:51
- Second Place: Charles Arnold: 16:59
- Third Place: Thomas Bok: 17:53
Date, Events and Start Times
Sunday, August 28, 2016
- 9:00am for the Fast Mile
- 9:15am for the Kids' Fun Run
- 9:25am for 5K Wheelchair Division
- 9:30am for the Run/Walk 5K
Further information will follow shortly...
Registration has not opened yet for the 2016 Race to the Row. Please check back again soon.
We're building up our prizes list now! Men's, Women's and Wheelchair top finishers and age-group winners will get prizes. Largest team and fastest team will also get prizes, so keep recruiting runners to your teams.
Party event information to follow shortly...
Location and Directions
301 Canal Street
Somerville, MA 02145
If you're using public transportation, the new Assembly Station on the Orange Line will bring you right to the course, a few hundred yards from the starting line. When you get out of the station walk North on Great River Road (if the train is behind you, turn Right). Go past the parking lot on your left and you will see the registration area just afterward. You can use the MBTA Trip Planner to help out.
If you plan on driving, there are free parking lots in Assembly Square which you will be guided towards on the day of the race. You can get directions by entering your starting address:
There will be signs directing you to the parking areas, registration and bag check. These will all be situated around the intersection of Canal Street and Assembly Row. All participants can leave their bags with our volunteers at the starting area and they will be at the same place when they finish.
The course is a measured 5K that winds through and around Assembly Square in Somerville. It's a semi-double-loop that starts and finishes by the intersection of Grand Union Blvd and Artisan Way. The route is flat and fast and all on roads. You can view the 5K course here. The exact starting and finishing lines may still be adjusted.
Fast Mile Course
The course is a measured mile that loops around Assembly Row. It begins and ends right by registration. The route is flat and fast and all on roads. You can view the mile course here. The exact starting and finishing lines may still be adjusted. NOTE!! While the Fast Mile is for all ages, runners must be able to finish the course within 10 minutes due to traffic.
We're in the News!
About our Charities
Since our inaugural year in 2013, we have donated over $7,000 to East Somerville Main Streets. ESMS is a non-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding the East Broadway Business District as the heart of the East Somerville community and as a vibrant destination, and improving the quality of life of all those who live in or visit East Somerville. This is accomplished through volunteer-driven events and initiatives which play off of the unique characteristics of the neighborhood in order to further develop that character.
We've donated $1,000 to Somerville TrackPAC, which provides college scholarships for Somerville High School students.
We've also donated $500 to the Somerville Auxiliary Police.
Race Director: Scott Abrams