About The Race
The Dan Scharfman Memorial 5K and 1 mile is an event that honors the memory of Dan Scharfman, a Belmont School Committee member, long time Belmont resident and beloved member of the Belmont community. A life long learner, Dan was an IT professional whose day job was helping non profit organizations maximize the use of technology. As a result, proceeds from the Dan Scharfman Memorial race will fund the Dan Scharfman 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.
You can use this registration page to sign up for the 5K race, the 1 mile run or both. To get the best price, register early.
Finally, there is a small processing fee for online registration.
The schedule of fees is as follows:
Event ............................. Registration ............... Reg Fee
Memorial 5K.....................$30 ($35 day-of) ....... $3.25
Memorial 1 mile................$10 ($15 day-of) ....... $2.25
Memorial 5K/1m combo....$35 ($50 day-of) ....... $3.50
Note: If you are registering or joining a team - all members on the team must run in the same event. We cannot support teams where some team members run in the 5K and some in the 1M
Race Day Schedule
Race Day: Sunday, October 5th, 2014
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: bib pickup & race day registration
9:30 AM: The Dan Scharfman Memorial 5K
10:15 AM: 5K Awards Ceremony
10:45 AM: The Dan Scharfman Memorial 1 Miler
11:15 AM: 1M 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 12-4pm Belmont Savings Bank, 2 Leonard Street Belmont; Saturday 10-3pm Wenner Field House, Belmont High School, Concord Ave, Belmont.
If you choose to pick up your badge on the day of the race, please allow yourself extra time, as there may be lines.
The Dan Scharfman memorial 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 three of the town's five public schools and the historic Payson Park Reservoir.
The course turns downhill at the midway mark (roughly at Chenery Middle School) and finishes with a loop around Clay Pit Pond and Belmont High School and a dash to the finish line back at the Belmont High School track. Total length: 5k.
The Dan Scharfman Memorial 1 miler is a timed race suitable for runners of all ages and abilities. It follows a flat, loop course from The Belmont High School Track around Clay Pit Pond and Belmont High School, finishing back at the Track.
Both courses are USATF certified and this is a USATF sanctioned event.
The 5K certification # is: MA13031JK
The 1 mile certification # is: MA13032JK
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+.
Team based prizes will be awarded to the top team in each race. Team position will be based on the average of the fastest 4 runners in your team. Teams must have a minimum of 4 runners competing in the same race to be eligible for the Team prizes.
T-Shirts will be available for both the 5K and 1mile races. Adult and Youth sizes are offered. Details are as follows:
5K - A hi-tec long sleeve 'quik-dri' running shirt will be offered to the first 350 registered runners.
1m - A short sleeve cotton t-shirt will be offered to the first 150 registered runners.
NOTE: We are now over 350 5K and 150 1M registrations - so T-shirts are no longer available for new registrations.
All runners will still get a race water bottle supplied by one of the race sponsors.
Directions & Parking
The Belmont High School Track is located on Concord Avenue, adjacent to Belmont High School. (View it on Google Maps here: http://goo.gl/JHKwdf)
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 $2.6 million in grants to finance over 558 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.