About the Battle Road 5K
The 4th Annual Battle Road 5K Run/Walk is truly a unique running experience. The race will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 beginning at 9:00am at the Visitor's Center on the Minute Man National Historic Park’s Battle Road Trail. This race will be limited to the first 500 runners to register.
Purpose of the Race
Proceeds for the race will go the Massachusetts National Guard Foundation, a 501 c 3 nonprofit. The Foundation assist members of the National Guard who are deployed, provides professional development opportunities and provides scholarships.
The trail connects the historic sites from Concord to Lexington that launched the American Revolution on April 19, 1775. The Road Race starts at the Minute Man Park Visitors Center (3151 Marrett Road, Lexington). The race is a loop along the trail in Lexington and Lincoln. Pretty, natural, relatively flat, the trail turns through historic farming fields, past the Paul Revere capture site, Revolutionary-era homes and roads that once saw the early battles in the fight for this country.
Post Race Party
A post race event starting at 10:00 featuring a free buffet will be held as Waxy O'Connor's Irish Bar, 94 Hartwell Ave, Lexington. Race participants also receive a free beer ticket. Awards will be given at the Post Race Party. Music and entertainment will be provided radio station MIX 104.1. All race awards will be presented at the post race event.
Awards will be given to the men and women First, Second, and Third Places finishes. The public is invited to participate. Members of the Massachusetts National Guard are encouraged to form five person teams consisting of runners from their unit. The best placed National Guard unit will received the Adjutant General's Cup to be presented by the Adjutant General of the Massachusetts National Guard. Civilian teams are also encourage. The best civilian team will also receive an award. The three winners of each gender in the following categories will receive awards:
13 to 19
20 to 29
30 to 39
40 to 49
50 to 59
60 to 69
70 to 79
Bib/Number Pick Up
Bib/Number pick up will occur at Waxy O'Connor's Irish Pub, 94 Hartwell Ave, Lexington at the following times:
Friday, May 17th from 4:00PM-7:00PM
Saturday, May 18th from 2:00PM-5:00PM
Registration and Bib pick up will also occur the morning of the race. Same Day registration will be $35.00. Only cash or checks made out to the Massachusetts National Guard Foundation will be accepted the day of the race.
Battle Road Sponsorship Opportunities
We welcome sponsors for our 2019 race. Thank you to all of our 2018 sponsors. They include: Boston Red Sox Foundation, Oasis Systems, Waxy O'Connor's, Lahey Health, Sodexo, MIT Lincoln Labs, Eastern Bank, Marquis Tree Service, New York Life, R. Jenkins Insurance Agency, Armed Forces Benefit Association, Spinelli's Catering, Watertown Savings Bank, and Wilson Farm.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Augie Grace at 781-799-7299 or at Agrace1184@aol.com .
Register for Free T-Shirts
Participants are strongly encouraged to pre-register online. First 200 to register receive FREE t-shirts.
Please do not park at the Visitor's Center parking lot. Parking will be available at the Minuteman Regional Technical Vocational High School at 758 Marrett Road, Lexington. All cars must leave the high school parking lot by 11:30 a.m.
The Opening Ceremony will feature the presentations of National Guard scholarships, area Minutemen Companies and patriotic music by students from the McCall Middle School in Winchester.