Annual race extended to full 5K; Children’s “Fun Run” precedes adult race; Refreshments to follow all activities.
SOMERVILLE – The City’s annual
Shape Up Somerville / Somerville Recreation Road Race will expand for its 5th annual race, jumping from a 2.7-mile road race to a fully-certified 5K. On Sunday, April 13, starting and ending at the Somerville High School concourse, events will begin with a 1-mile children’s “Fun Run” at 10:30 a.m., followed by a 5K race at 11 a.m. Registration is open to all community members at a price of $5 for youth under age 10, and $20 for adults. Price includes a commemorative t-shirt, refreshments and a celebration immediately following the adult race. Adult runners are also invited to a post-race celebration.
To register, please visit http://www.somervilleyouthrecf.org, or visit City Hall or the Recreation Department (19 Walnut Street) for printed applications. Checks should be made payable to Somerville Youth and Recreation Foundation, and can be mailed or delivered to Somerville Recreation, 19 Walnut Street, Somerville, MA 02143.
Top male and female finishers in each category will receive awards. For additional information, please call the Somerville Recreation Department at 617-625-6600 ext. 2980.