Run Medford 5-Mile Run and 2-Mile Walk

Run Medford 5-Mile Run and 2-Mile Walk

Date(s) - 09/23/2023
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Medford City Hall

Starting and finishing at Medford City Hall, the 5-mile race and 2-mile walk are scenic tours through the heart of the city. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a weekend jogger, the course was created for all ability levels.

The race is the latest event created by Boston Marathon 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 Friends of Medford Recreation
Medford Parks and Recreation Program supports 22 parks in the city as well as Wright’s Pond and Hormel Stadium and Riverbend Park. Funds raised for the Friends of Medford Recreation will go through the Dave McGillivray Finish Strong Foundation and the foundation will then donate all funds to the Friend of Medford Recreation.

Packet Pick-Up
Friday, Sept. 22: McGlynn Middle School, 3:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday, Sept. 23: Medford Senior Center, 6:30am-8:00am

Saturday, Sept. 23
8:00am: 5-mile Race Start
8:00am: 2-mile Walk Start
8:30am: 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 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.

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