5k Runs in Boston, Massachusetts

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JUL6
Freedom Trail Run

Freedom Trail Run is a 5k running tour of Bostons Freedom Trail. Well show you all of our citys most famous historical sites while you enjoy a fun workout! Registration choice of drink, return harbor ferry ride and a souvenir running shirt. Space is limited and most of our runs sell out in advance. We look forward to running with you!

$24.75 - $39.75
Freedom Trail Run
JUL18
Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5K

The Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5K takes place annually on the third Thursday of July at Carson Place/Boston Teacher's Union Building (next door to the State Police on Day Blvd.), at 7:00pm. Put on by L Street Running Club members, our members do not run in the race but volunteer. All race proceeds go to local charities.

$15 - $30
Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5K
JUL27
Run to Home Base

The annual Run to Home Base presented by New Balance supports our nation's Veterans and Service Members and helps raise much needed funds for Home Base. Proceeds from the event will fund the clinical care provided to Veterans, Service Members and their Families. The Run is a unique fundraising event ending with the unforgettable experience of crossing home plate at historic Fenway. Join us!

$50
Run to Home Base
JUL13
Franciscan Children's Road Race

The Annual Franciscan Childrens Road Race is a great way to celebrate your familys health, enjoy the summer, and support the amazing kids and staff at Franciscan Childrens. This family-friendly event will take place in June at Millennium Park in West Roxbury and will provide activities for every member of the community. Children can walk, run or wheel the course while competitive runners can participate in the timed 5K or 10K. Make sure to stick around for post-race activities, concessions, music and more!

$25
Franciscan Children's Road Race
JUL4
Charles River YMCA Independence Day 5K
Needham, MA, United States

JOIN US for our Annual YMCA of Greater Boston 5K Road Race Series. Six branches of the YMCA of Greater Boston are collaborating to provide a race series this summer and fall. Run in three of the six races, and receive a FREE YMCA of Greater Boston Road Race T-Shirt (while supplies last).

$30 - $35
Charles River YMCA Independence Day 5K
AUG16
Z & T’s Trot Before the Knot

Please join the bride and groom for a 5K fun run/walk through the beautiful sites of historic downtown Boston. Friends and family of all ages and athletic abilities are invited! Following the 5K, everyone is invited to the Cheers Bar in Boston for some post-activity refreshments.

Free
Z & T’s Trot Before the Knot
JUN30
Firecracker 5K Swampscott
Marblehead, MA, United States

Celebrate the start of summer and a beautiful 5K through lovely Marblehead neighborhoods. Challenging new course! Post-race awards, music, DJ, bag drop, free kids club, refreshments, after party at the LvO Outdoor pool and more!

$15 - $40
Firecracker 5K Swampscott
JUL21
Jimmy Fund 5K

Join friends, family, and other Jimmy Fund supporters for the second annual Jimmy Fund 5K & Fun Run presented by Bayer. Choose between a 3.1-mile run, or a half-mile fun run, around Boston's Millennium Park, followed by a post-run celebration.

$15 - $35
Jimmy Fund 5K
AUG18
Race 4 Research 5K
Cambridge, MA, United States

Race 4 Research is ALS Therapy Development Institute's premier 5K and walk, bringing together more than 400 participants from the community each year. The event raises money and awareness for the fight against ALS.

$35
Race 4 Research 5K
AUG25
Race to the Row
Somerville, MA, United States

The Somerville Road Runners are proud to present the annual Race to the Row in Assembly Square in our hometown of Somerville, MA. It's a series of fun events through Assembly Square and along the Mystic River. We have a Fast Mile, a 5K and a FREE Kids Fun Run! The 5K is open to runners, walkers, teams and families of all ages and abilities, ending with a fun-filled post-race party with food, drinks and beer served from the local restaurants and businesses! All proceeds will benefit East Somerville Main Streets, Somerville TrackPAC as well as the Somerville Auxiliary Police.

$25 - $32
Race to the Row
SEP22
Rock the Dock 5K

Rock the Dock is a fun, laid back 5k, organized by local running club Brighton Bangers. Join us for a beautiful 5k along the Charles River, followed by free beer and music. There will be team prizes awarded! Categories to be announced

$29
Rock the Dock 5K
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What you need to know about 5k Runs

A 5k run is the perfect distance for a beginner, it’s 3.1 miles and is the shortest and most popular road running distance. It’s a great goal to include in your fitness regime because there’s no pressure, people walk, jog or sprint so it’s totally up to you.

Find local 5k running races

There are loads of great 5k events, they tend to attract a great crowd and are very family orientated. From runs around the London Parks, to night runs and family events, you won’t be short of 5ks to choose from. Most marathon events such as London or Berlin have a 10k and a 5k race as well so it’s worth checking the larger events.

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