About this Event
The Run for Rescue (Noon Start) is a fun 5K run/walk around the scenic coastline and through the beautiful residential neighborhood of Marblehead neck. It is for runners/walkers and their dogs, as well as solo participants. The event attracts every type of athlete and outdoor enthusiast, and is great for the whole family. Proceeds benefit a wonderful group of New England animal charities.
Cool t-shirts for the first 200 registered participants are provided.
The course begins and ends at the lighthouse at stunning Chandler Hovey Park. It follows the harbor for about 2km then turns left and follows the ocean along Ocean Ave back to the lighthouse. There is one water stop midway through the course. It is an overall flat course with a small curving hill at the 3km mark and a lovely downhill finish beginning at 4km. A course map can be found at www.run4rescue.org.
Number pick up will be available on Race Day beginning at 10 AM until the start of the race.
There are prizes for the fastest overall men's and women's finishers. There's bragging rights for the fastest runners in each age group. And since this race is a few days after Halloween, there are prizes for dogs sporting the best costumes. So shake your socks, wag your tail, and run your cookies off!
Prize Drawings, Refreshments, other Cool Stuff
The Drawing will include many great prizes. An assortment of delicious refreshments will be available for participants and spectators plus tons of other cool stuff. Who knows, you might also meet that perfect someone with a cold wet nose looking for adoption.
Plenty of on street parking is available. Parking at Chandler Hovey park is limited.
Event Start / Registration
Note: there is a glitch with RaceWire that affects what start time is displayed for some people. Here are the details:
** The Race Starts at Noon.
** Preregistration the day of the event begins at 10:00 Am.
** Awards and Prizes will take place beginning around 1pm
Also, if you are curious, we ask your age only so that we can provide finishing times for participants by age group.