About The Race
The FBE Apple 5K and 2K races 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.
A virtual option is also available for those that wish to participate remotely. There will be no awards given out for the virtual option.
Race Day Schedule
Race Day: Sunday, October 3rd, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM: 5K and 2k bib pickup & race day registration
9:30 AM: The Apple 5K
10:15 AM: 5K Awards Ceremony
10:45 AM: The Apple 2k
11:15 AM: 2k mile Awards Ceremony
Race bibs will be available for pickup at The Belmont High School Track beginning at 8am on race day.
Pre-race bib pickup this year is TBD both Friday and Saturday
Friday: 11:30 - 4pm
Saturday: 2 - 5pm
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 2k is a timed race suitable for runners of all ages and abilities. It follows a flat, loop course starting on the Belmont track and going over by Clay Pit Pond ending back at the track.
Awards & Post-Race Events
An awards ceremony will follow the running of both the 5K and the 2k race. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers of the 5K and 2k races.
T-Shirts will be available for both the 5K and 2k races.
Adult and Youth sizes are offered. Details are as follows:
5K / 2k - A hi-tec short sleeve 'quik-dri' running shirt will be offered to the first 400 registered 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 on the surrounding streets (please obey parking signs).
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.