The race’s 38 year history began as a certified 5.2-mile race
in the town of Holliston and was held on the second Thursday in July. The race stayed in Holliston for a few years before moving to Wellesley and the third Thursday in July. After 17 years in Wellesley, the race found a new home at Weston High School. A local fan favorite for its road, track, and trail course, the Marathon Sports 5-Miler is the perfect midsummer classic.
The highly coveted Marathon Sports 5-Miler race t-shirt is a technical top courtesy of our friends and cosponsors Brooks. The first 700 runners to register are guaranteed a shirt, and any leftover t-shirts after the race (unlikely) will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis to those who did not receive one.
Number pickup for the race will take place at Marathon Sports in Wellesley (255 Washington St) at the following times:
Sunday, July 14th from 12:30pm-5:30pm
Monday, July 15th from 11am-6:30pm
Tuesday, July 16th from 11am-6:30pm
Wednesday, July 17th from 11am-6:30pm
Race day pickup will also be available on Thursday, July 18th from 5pm-6:30pm at the race tent adjacent to the tennis courts at the middle school.
COED TEAM CHALLENGE
Teams of Four (2 men and 2 women exclusively) will vie for the right to be crowned champions of the Marathon Sports 5-Miler, to be revered and honored for the rest of the year. On top of the bragging rights, Brooks will be providing the winning team with an exclusive shopping spree to help outfit the team so they can dress like the champions they are!
Registration costs $100 per team, so grab some friends and get ready to throw down in and old fashioned cross country ramble.
And just so the little ones don't feel left out, we're excited to offer a little Under-13 competition on the Weston High School track.
Starting at 6pm and limited to 100 little harriers, this FREE 4-lapper is open to any children under the age of 13, and should be a blast to run and to watch.
The overall male and female first place finishers will receive a commemorative Marathon Sports 5 Miler trophy and additional race prizes.
The winners of the Coed Team Challenge will receive full team kit, courtesy of Brooks Running.
Race prizes will also be given to the top male and female finishers in the following age groups:
U18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49,50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
100% of the profits this year and in years past go to our friends over at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, in their noble quest to fight blood cancers.