SFX Fall Back 5K

  • 11.12.2017 @ 08:30 AM
  • Wompatuck State Park, Hingham, Massachusetts
Event Closed
Dear Friend, Thank you for your interest in the SFX Fall Back 5K. Online registration is closed in order to give our timers a chance to organize their material. You can register Sunday morning at Wompatuck. Please bring cash or a check. Sincerely, The Fall Back 5K Committee
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Event Information
8:30 one-mile kids' race
8:55 National Anthem. And a prayer of remembrance.
9:00 5K run and walk
9:45 kids' dashes
10:00 awards
11:00 deflate bouncy house
5K Run or Walk
The course is a loop on paved non-vehicular roads. The entire course is through the woods, and passes meadows and WWII ammunition bunkers. Volunteers will be placed at intersections to help participants stay on track. We hope the course will be a USTF-certified 5K by race day.
Overall Prizes
Top male: 2 tickets (Boardroom!) for Bruins v Islanders on Sat. 12/9 ($500)
Top female: 2 tickets (Boardroom!) for Bruins v Rangers on Sat 12/16 ($500)
Top male 18 or under: 2 tickets (Loge box seats!) for Bruins v Islanders Sat 12/9 ($300)
Top female 18 or under: 2 tickets (Loge box seats!) for Bruins v Islanders Sat 12/9 ($300)​
First person to cross line pushing a stroller: One-hour of massage at Driftway Muscular Therapy. ALONE.
Age Groupings and Prizes
Age Groups are male and female in the following groups: 14 & under, 15-40, 41-60, and 61+.  First, second, and third places receive engraved medals and Greater Boston Running Co gift cards ($20, $15, and $10). First place winners 18 and over also win one hour massages at Driftway Muscular Therapy.
Youth One-Mile Race
The One-Mile race is open to all kids up to and including eighth grade. It will look and feel just like the 5K- kids will have race numbers, t-shirts, be timed. Volunteers will be stationed on the course. $25 Greater Boston Running Co gift cards and engraved medals will be awarded to the top boy and girl finishers in the 10-years-old-and-older, and the under-10-year-old categories. First through third places in each category will receive Yogurt Bar gift cards and engraved medals.
Kids' Dash
The Kids' Dash is a lot of fun. While designed for kids not ready for the One-Mile, parents and older siblings are welcome to join. Volunteers line the paved 150 meter loop at the Visitors' Center. Registration is encouraged but not needed. Registrants receive a race bag and race number just like the adults. You can choose to register your child either in the free category (gets bag and number) or in the $15 t-shirt category (also gets a t-shirt like everyone else). All kids get a "golden" (plastic) finisher medal and lots of cheers.
Top Dog of the Dog Jog
All friendly dogs are welcome as long as they stay on a leash shorter than 6' at all times (park rules). The first dog to cross the 5K finish line gets a gift basket, $25 at the Greater Boston Running Club, an engraved medal, and glory. All good dogs get a special treat.
Registration Fees
$25 for adults and $15 for youth 17 and under- includes t-shirt if registered by 10/30. There is a free option (no shirt) for kids just running the Kids' Dash. Families (same household) can register for a flat rate of $75. Trainers and Coaches please send an email to sfxroadrace@gmail.com to discuss discounts for your teams.
Early Registration Incentives
#1- Register for 5K by Oct 15th and be entered to win any pair of shoes at Greater Boston Running Co (up to $160 value). CONGRATS CAMILLE C.
#2- Register for any event by Oct 22nd and be entered to win a voucher for a free tropical vacation. CONGRATS OMAR T.
#3- Register by October 30th to get a free long-sleeve, charcoal grey, performance t-shirt. We will not be placing a second order.
#4- All kids (14 and under) registered by Nov 5th will be entered into a raffle to win a new super-cool bike and helmet.
#5- FOR EVERYONE. Omce you register you can call and schedule a free half hour massage at Driftway Muscular Therapies. In the weeks and days leading up to the race.

So far we have:
1. A three-month family membership to the Hanover/Quincy YMCA. ($500)
2. A heavy-duty Adirondack chair from Chapin's Wood Products in Whitman. ($260)
3. A super cool kid's bike and helmet. ($150)
Family Activities
The race is a fun place to hang out before and after. We will have a DJ, bouncy house, face painting, lawn games, and other activities TBD. The Wompatuck Visitor's Center has a large indoor space in case of rain.
T-shirts and other goodies
If you register by 10/30 you are guaranteed a free long sleeve (charcoal grey color) performance t-shirt. Kids all get Coop's Troop water bottles and some fun noise makers. There will be a few other small goodies for everyone.
Bag Pickups
We will have pickup Saturday 11/11 from 2-3:45 at the Greater Boston Running Co in the Hingham Derby Street Shoppes. Thank you to the GBRC for its Gold Sponsorship. You may also pickup at the race.
Day-of registration
You can register at Wompatuck starting at 7:30 on the day (Sunday) of the race. We will keep registration open until just before the 9am 5K start. Please note the Youth One-mile starts at 8:30. Cash and checks only please.
2017 Dedication
This year's race is dedicated to honoring the memory of Cooper Matthew Richards, a young member of the St. Francis Xavier family who was called to God this year. Please visit Coop's Troop Foundation at coopstroop.org to learn how his legacy is Caring for Courageous Children. We are also remembering Kate Phalon McCArthy, David M. Tapper, and all the other members of the SFX family whom we have also lost far too soon
Team Registration Style
Please select a method of registration below:
   Join a Team: Pick from a list of team names on the next page and join your team.
   Create a Team: Once you create a team, participants can join your team under the "join a team" option above.
   Individual Registration: Register as an individual participant.
Event will be held in all bad weather unless called off by DCR or cancelled for safety reasons. There are no refunds for anything (including cancellation for safety), but if you can't make it, we can transfer your registration to someone else if you let us know by 11/04. Participant assumes all risk. SecureFee™ Registration Cancellation Insurance is offered in most states. If purchased, your registration may be covered for one of the covered reasons stated in the policy.