About The Race
The Dan Scharfman Memorial 5K and 2k race 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 2K 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 2K..............................$15 ($20 day-of) ....... $2.25
Memorial 5K/2K combo...........$35 ($45 day-of) ....... $3.50
Memorial 5K / C-2-5K combo..$80.............................. $5.95
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 2K
Fall into Shape with our Couch to 5K Program
Are you interested in running a 5K but don't know where to start? 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 at the 6th Dan Scharfman Memorial 5K on September 30.
You'll be under the tutelage of Scot DeDeo, our race co-director, ultra marathoner and 2015 Dan Scharfman overall winner. 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 Dan Scharfman 5K (a $35 value)
3 Group Runs - September 2nd, September 9th, and September 23rd
Race Day Schedule
Race Day: Sunday, September 30th, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM: 5K and 2K 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 2K
11:15 AM: 2K 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 September 28th from 12-4pm Cityside Subaru, 790 Pleasant Street, Belmont; and Saturday September 29th from 2:30pm - 5:30pm 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 2K (approx 1.24 miles) 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.
The 5K courses is USATF certified and this is a USATF sanctioned event.
The 5K certification # is: MA13031JK
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.
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 2K 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.
2K - A cotton shirt will be offer in adult and youth sizes for the first 200 2K 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.