2024 Run Medford

2024 Run Medford

Date(s) - 09/27/2024 - 09/28/2024
3:00 pm - 10:00 am

Hormel Stadium

Medford, Massachusetts | Saturday, September 28, 2024 | 5-mile, 5K, 2-mile Friday, September 27, 2024 | Track Festival

Starting and finishing at Medford City Hall, the 5-mile, 5K race, and 2-mile walk are scenic tours through the heart of the city. Whether you are a seasoned runner or a weekend jogger, the course was created for all ability levels. In addition, there will be a track festival on Friday night featuring kids fun runs, the Mayor’s Celebrity Mile, a parathlete mile and high school miles.

The 5K race is returning by popular demand! Jerry’s Run for All Ages 5K race is named after Jerry Panarese who was a member of the New England 65+ Runners Club and who became the director of the Run of All Ages which was held in Wakefield, MA for 25 years. The race will keep Jerry’s spirit and race alive through our Run Medford event.

The race is the latest event created by legendary race director and Medford native Dave McGillivray! Dave’s goal is to create a community-focused event that will have a significant positive impact on the City of Medford, its businesses, residents, non-profits, students, athletes and people in need for years to come.

Benefiting Local Students
This year, the Dave McGillivray Finish Strong Foundation will donate funds raised by the event to causes benefiting local students in Medford schools!

Packet Pick-Up
Friday, Sept. 27: Hormel Stadium, 3-7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 28: Medford City Hall, 6:30-8 a.m.

Race Times
Friday, Sept. 27
3 p.m.: Registration opens
5:15 p.m.: Kids’ Fun Runs
5:45 p.m.: Mayor’s Celebrity/VIP Mile and Awards
6 p.m.: Para Mile
6:15 p.m.: High School Miles
6:30 p.m.: Final Celebration/Closing and Ford Tavern Celebration
7 p.m.: Registration closes for Saturday’s events

Friday’s activities will be held at the Dave McGillivray Track at Hormel Stadium.
Kids’ Fun Run Distances
1 lap – 6 years old and under
2 laps – 7-8 years old
3 laps – 9-10 years old
4 laps – 11-12 years old

Saturday, Sept. 28
8 a.m.: Jerry’s Run for all Ages 5K Race Start
8:05 a.m.: 5-mile race start
8 a.m.: 2-mile walk start (behind the 5-mile runners)
8:30 a.m.: Post-race celebrations

Course Restrictions + Support
For the safety of all runners, skateboards, rollerblades, animals, and unauthorized bicycles and wheeled devices are not permitted in this event.

Everyone participating in this event must be registered, including children. We highly recommend that children under the age of 12 be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.

Time Limit
The time limit to complete the 5-mile and 5K course is 90 minutes. Those still on the course after this time may be asked to move to the sidewalk to complete the course as an “informed pedestrian.”

Water Stations
Water will be available along the course as well as the Start Line Area, the Finish Line, and the Post-Race Party.

Portable Toilets
Portable toilet facilities will be located at the start and finish areas.

Participant Perks
Each participant will receive a finisher’s medal, t-shirt, a copy of Dave McGillivray’s illustrated book Running Across America, and for those older than 21 years, two drink tickets for the post-race party!

Awards will be presented for the Top 3 overall male, female, and master divisions in both Jerry’s Run for all Ages 5K and the 5-mile race. Other award categories to be announced.

Post-Race Celebration
Join us for post-race festivities after your run to celebrate your incredible race! Enjoy refreshments, music, food, and more!


Registration: USD 45.00