22nd Annual Somerville Homeless Coalition Road Race

Race Description

22nd Annual Somerville Homeless Coalition Road Race
Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – 9AM
Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144

Race starts and ends at the end of the bike path – behind Rite Aid on Highland Avenue and Grove Street


“Here’s a race that’s both funky and fast, benefits a great cause, serves breakfast al fresco, provides entertainment and gives runners the rest of the day to relax. Sigh…” — NER Magazine

Need Help? Have Questions? Please call Kathryn Benjamin at 617-623-6111 or email somerville5k@shcinc.org

Certified 5K, Chip Timing, $30 Entry Fee before September 12th, $35 after September 12th

Register by September 12th or commit to raising $100 and get a free t-shirt!

Great Brunch, provided by local restaurants

Raise $100 and your registration is free; Raise $250 and you will get a free runners cap.

Trophies awarded to top overall male and female, and to the top team.
Prizes awarded to top male and female in each category, as well as the top 3 fundraisers; medals to top three finishers.

The Steve Burton award given to the race participant who raises the most money.RR start 2013 Back on my feet Boston.

All proceeds from the race benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition, an innovative non-profit organization which has the mission to provide homeless and near homeless individuals and families with individualized supportive services and tailored housing solutions with a goal of obtaining and maintaining affordable housing. Read about our programs here.

Additional Info

START: 9am sharp! (rain or shine)
REGISTRATION & CHECK IN: On race day 7:30—8:30am
Wheelchairs must pre-register by Sept. 22 to ensure safety precautions with local police.
Early number pick-up available the week before in Davis Square. Details on pick-up option will be e-mailed at a later date.
Registration, start, finish, brunch and awards ceremony take place behind Rite Aid at the end of the Bike Path near Highland Avenue and Grove Streets in Davis Square.
We highly recommend taking PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION; parking in Davis Square is expensive and you will get a ticket if your meter expires. The Davis Square T station is one block from registration; take the College Avenue exit and walk back on the busway when you reach the street.
If driving, we recommend that you drive to ALEWIFE T station in Cambridge, located near the intersection of Routes 2 and 16, and park in garage located there. Take the T one stop inbound to Davis Square.
Meters are $1.00 per hour and early Saturday morning you will find parking on the street. There are metered parking lots on Grove next to Rite Aid and one block south of Highland; also on Day Street and one behind Harvard Vanguard on Buena Vista off Holland.

We offer bag check-in during the race.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Date & Time

Saturday, October 7, 2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Davis Square, Somerville


Organizer's Website