Race to the Row 5K
2014 Race Results
5K Wheelchair Male Winners
- First Place: Chris McGarry: 20:00
5K Run Female Winners
- First Place: Jennifer Rapaport: 19:17
- Second Place: Amber Hoggatt: 19:28
- Third Place: Kate Hartman: 19:58
5K Run Male Winners
- First Place: Zack Schwartz: 15:21
- Second Place: Francis Marsh: 16:25
- Third Place: Francis Cusick: 16:25
5K Walk Female Winners
- First Place: Elizabeth Foley: 24:01
- Second Place: Kathy Boczenowski: 45:01
- Third Place: Karen Reuther: 47:13
5K Walk Male Winners
- First Place: Jason Marshall 44:12
- Second Place: Eddie Cruz: 52:17
- Third Place: Jon Pearson: 54:50
2014 Race Photos
Welcome to the Race to the Row
The Somerville Road Runners are proud to present the second annual Race to the Row 5K in Assembly Square in our hometown of Somerville, MA. It's a run, a walk and new this year also a wheelchair event. The race is open to runners, teams and families of all ages and abilities. There will be a 1/8 mile Kid's Fun Run (age 9 and under) before the race with all kids getting a medal!
The Race to the Row will run through the Assembly Square District and along the Mystic River, ending with a fun-filled post-race party with food and drinks served from the newest local restaurants and live music supplied by the IT Band! All proceeds will benefit the East Somerville Main Streets program as well as Somerville TrackPAC (provides college scholarships for Somerville High School students).
The first 300 registrants are guaranteed to receive a race t-shirt, and all paid registrants will get free food, drinks and dessert afterward! But all racers, voluinteers and members of the cheering crowds can participate in the post-race festivities. There will be an awards ceremony following the race for top finishers in Mens, Womens and Wheelchair divisions.
There will be plenty of more details to come as Assembly Row grows and new businesses and restaurants start opening their doors!
There will be signs directing you to the parking areas, registration and bag check. All participants can leave their bags with our volunteers at the starting area and they will be at the same place when they finish.
After coming through the finish, runners will be guided to the courtyard for the post-race party. Your post-race meal will be provided by Ernesto's Pizza. They currently have a restaurant in the North End but will shortly be opening a new site right in Assembly Row. Quench your thirst with beer from Harpoon Brewery (21+ only). Other beverages will be provided as well. And dessert comes from another local favorite and one of our big sponsors, JP Licks, who is providing six different flavors of ice cream to choose from. Meanwhile enjoy the live music from The IT Band.
Date, Events and Start Times
Sunday, August 24, 2014
- 9:15am for the Kids' Fun Run
- 9:25am for 5K Wheelchair Division
- 9:30am for the Run/Walk 5K
Registration is open now! Pre-registered runners and walkers will be able to pick up their race packets, which includes a t-shirt if you are one of the first 300 registrants, at the Adidas Outlet Store in Assembly Row, 100 Foley St, Somerville, MA 02145, on Saturday, August 23 between 12:00pm and 4:00pm. We will also open up day-of registration at 8:00am in the race setup area.
The post-party will begin immediately after the race and will go until 1:00pm. Food and music will be available to everyone there.
Registration for this event is $25 before Patriots' Day (April 21), and $30 afterward, which includes a t-shirt if you sign up early enough. On the day of the race, registration increases to $35. You can pre-register for both the 5K Run and 5K Walk at RaceMenu until Saturday, August 23 at 8:00pm. You do not need to pre-register for the Children's Fun Run. Simply show up before the race and fill out the registration form.
There will also be day-of sign-up at the event starting at 8:00am. Those who pre-register will be able to pick up their packet early at the new Adidas Outlet shop in Assembly Row. You will also be able to pick up your packet on Sunday at the event starting at 8:00am.
Location and Directions
100 Foley Street
Somerville, MA 02145
If you're using public transportation, the nearest T stop is Sullivan Square on the Orange Line, from which you will need to walk a bit over to Assembly Square. The 92 Bus to Assembly Square does not run on Sundays. You can use the MBTA Trip Planner to help out.
If you plan on driving, there is free parking in the lots of Assembly Row. You can get directions by entering your starting address:
The course is a measured 5K that winds through and around Assembly Square in Somerville. It's a double-loop that starts and finishes by the historic arches along the Mystic River shore. 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.
About our Charity
East Somerville Main Streets 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.
Telephone: Scott Abrams @ (617)233-3758