About The Race
The FBE Apple 5K and 1 mile race are events that are a celebration of education in Belmont. The 5k race passes by four of Belmont's schools (Burbank, Chenery, Wellington, and the High School) and recognizes Belmont's commitment to educating its young. The proceeds from the race will fund the Education Innovation Fund for the Foundation for Belmont Education, a 501c3 non-profit organization that works with residents and businesses in Belmont, Massachusetts to raise private funds that are used to enrich the education provided by the Belmont Public Schools.
Fall into Shape with our Couch to 5K Program
Are you interested in running a 5K but don't know where to start? Have you run a 5k or two and are looking to improve? Start the new school year right by signing up for our Couch to 5K program. This 6 week email and group training program will provide you with daily workouts and periodic group training runs that take you from the couch to the finish line on October 6th. New this year we will have multiple training plans to support both runners entirely new to running as well as those looking to improve.
You'll be under the tutelage of Scot DeDeo, our race co-director, ultra marathoner, and finisher of over 175 events. Using an easy to follow schedule and weekly coaching emails, we'll get you walking then running at a pace that's right for you, building strength, fitness and confidence along the way. The six week course costs $80 and includes one adult entry to the 5K (a $35 value)
3 Group Runs - September 1st, September 15th, and September 29th
The Segment Challenges
New this year will be some added fun. Are you familiar with the site Strava where you can track your runs and compete against others when you run the same routes? This year we will have special awards for the fastest runners up Orchard (https://www.strava.com/segments/21336383) and down Goden (https://www.strava.com/segments/21336407).
Race Day Schedule
Race Day: Sunday, October 6th, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM: 5K and 1 mile bib pickup & race day registration
9:30 AM: The Apple 5K
10:15 AM: 5K Awards Ceremony
10:45 AM: The Apple 1 mile
11:15 AM: 1 mile Awards Ceremony
Race bibs will be available for pickup at The Belmont High School Track beginning at 8am on race day.
Pre-race pickup sites will be as follows: Friday October 4th from (Time + location TBD) and Saturday October 5th from 2:30pm - 5:30pm Wenner Field House, Belmont High School, Concord Ave, Belmont.
If you choose to pick up your bib on the day of the race, please allow yourself extra time, as there may be lines.
The Apple 5K covers a scenic, 5 kilometer route through this historic Boston suburb. Starting and ending at the Belmont High School track on Concord Avenue, the 5k course winds gently uphill for the first half of the race, passing the Burbank Elementary school and the historic Payson Park Reservoir.
The course turns downhill just past the midway mark and then passes both the Chenery Middle School and Wellington Elementary. It finishes with a loop on the Belmont High School track. Total length: 5k.
The 1 mile is a timed race suitable for runners of all ages and abilities. It follows a flat, loop course starting on the Belmont track and looping through the sports fields before ending back at the track.
Awards & Post-Race Events
An awards ceremony will follow the running of both the 5K and the 1 mile race. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers of the 5K and 1 mile races.
Prizes will also be awarded to the top male and female in each age group for the 5K race. The recognized age groups are: 10 and under (Elementary School), 11-14 (Middle School), 15-18 (High School), 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+.
T-Shirts will be available for both the 5K and 1 mile races.
Adult and Youth sizes are offered. Details are as follows:
5K - A hi-tec short sleeve 'quik-dri' running shirt will be offered to the first 400 registered runners.
1 mile - A cotton shirt will be offer in adult and youth sizes for the first 200 1 mile runners
Directions & Parking
The Belmont High School Track is located on Concord Avenue, adjacent to Belmont High School.
The Track can be easily reached by car and public transportation and there is ample parking available for runners at Belmont High School.
About the Foundation
The Foundation for Belmont Education engages the community in supporting the excellence and enrichment of the Belmont Public School System. Through the generous support of private donors, the FBE ensures that all Belmont schools have the resources to inspire and prepare students for success.
Since 1993, the FBE has awarded more than $2.8 million in grants to finance over 614 projects initiated and organized by principals, teachers, and staff. Resources are distributed through Learning Excellence Grants, which provide up to $1,000 for small projects and up to $5,000 for those benefiting a wider group of students. The Special Initiatives program funds large-scale projects that enhance the educational experience for the entire student body. The Foundation is also committed to supporting teachers and staff through ongoing Professional Development programs.