Somerville 5K Road Race

Event Date

Sat, Oct 2, 2021


Somerville, MA

About This Activity


We are back for an in person event! 


After an Arlington Detour Race in 2019 and Virtual 2020, this year we are excited to return to the heart of Somerville - we cannot wait to be back to our original stomping grounds! 

Our 26th Annual Somerville 5K Road Race will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 in Davis Square. Lace up your running shoes and help us fight homelessness, eviction, and food insecurity in Somerville and beyond! 


Start: 9:00AM sharp! (rain or shine)

Entry Fee: $30 before 9/24, $35 after 9/24

Registration & Check-In: On race day 7:30AM - 8:30AM

Registration, start, finish and awards ceremony take place behind the old Rite Aid at the end of the Bike Path near Highland Avenue and Grove Street in Davis Square.  

Course: Urban, varied terrain, arrows at all turns, mile markers, 5K (3.1 miles). Click here to view the course map!

Results: Professional, computerized CHIP TIMING and results by Spitler Race Systems. 

T-Shirts: Free t-shirts for those registered by 9/17 (a small amount of t-shirts may be available for purchase on race day). 

**Please note that t-shirts are PICK-UP ONLY, unless otherwise communicated by an SHC staff member. We cannot mail or deliver t-shirts. 


EARLY BIRD: Free Somerville 5K t-shirts if registered by 9/17
INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISERS: T-shirt and free registration if you raise $250+ by race weekend!
FUNDRAISING TEAMS: T-shirt and free registration if your TEAM (max. 5) raise $500+ by race weekend.


Details on t-shirt pick-up will be e-mailed at a later date.

For more information call the Somerville Homeless Coalition (617) 623-6111 or email Sophia Naylor at


**Due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, we will not be offering our usual post-race brunch. Grab-n-go snacks will be provided.

**The race fee is non-refundable and the race is subject to cancellation or changes due to severe weather or COVID19 updates. 

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