The Starting Line
Celebrate with Us! 5th Annual Race!
Join us for our 5th Ashland Half Marathon 5K Race & 1 Mile Walk /Run on Saturday October 29, 2016.
WHAT: The Ashland Half Marathon is a 13.1 mile course running through picturesque Ashland Massachusetts. The half marathon course is a mixture of flats and hills at some points running the Boston Marathons traditional route through Ashland and also running parallel to the Subdury River and at others skirting Ashland State Park. The starting line is at Marathon Park on Pleasant Street.
WHO: 5k & half marathon course is For runners of all ages.
Family friendly 1 mile walk is for all ages.
WHERE: Marathon Park, Ashland MA, 311 Pleasant Street, Ashland MA 01721
Free parking is available at 6 lots
WHERE TO STAY: Warren Conference Center Inn, Ashland MA 01721 (508) 231-3000, Special rate for race runners.
WHEN: Saturday October 29, 2016.
Road closes at 9:45am.
Half Marathon: 10:00 am
5 K: 10:10 am (new course, heads west)
1 Mile: 10:15 am
Free Family Fair 10:30am-1:00pm includes:
Facepainters making face & body designs, 2 Bounce House’s, Free Carnival Games, Halloween Arts & Crafts, Giveaways & Costume Prizes!
After Race: Lunch & Medals
Sandwich, chips, cookie for all registered runners plus beverage. Adult beverage for adult (18+) runners is available at the lower level lounge of the VFW and any alcohol must be consumed inside the VFW. Soda also available at the lounge.
REGISTRATION & EARLY RACE NUMBER PICKUP
Friday October 28, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ VFW at 311 Pleasant Street, Park behind and enter through the back.
Saturday October 29, 2016 from 7:00 am to 9:45 am @ Front Entrance to VFW
Late Registration Form Here - Please fill out, print and bring with you on race day.
RACE AWARD CATEGORIES (no duplicate awards)
• Top 3 male and 3 female finishers
• Top 3 finishers in 8 Age Groups:
14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+,
SHFT.com an international company and located here in the US in Ashland will be donating their Running App (retail value $300) to the top finisher male and female.
The course is open for three hours from 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., leaving plenty of time for all runners to complete the challenge.
COST: (Includes Race T-Shirt, Medal/Ribbon Walk & Lunch!)
Half Marathon: $60
5k: $30 16+ / $20 ages 15 & under
Family 1 Mile Walk: $10
BENEFITS: This event is brought to you by the Ashland Sports Authority, a non-profit incorporated in 2013. The race has community support from many of the town's business community and the efforts of many community members and volunteers.
This year we are excited to announce the collaboration between the Ashland Sports Authority and the MetroWest YMCA, both non-profit groups. Proceeds from these events will be donated to the MetroWest YMCA to sustain and develop new middle school and high school youth programs in Ashland, Hopkinton and Holliston. The Y currently offers an intensive outdoor education program called High Flight for at risk teens as well as several new middle school afternoon and evening programs providing safe places for our teens to engage in fun and healthy activities. The Y is well known for its popular summer day camp program at the Family Outdoor Center in Hopkinton that serves children from all over MetroWest providing summer employment opportunities for many of our young people. You may not know that the Y is providing services in the areas of kindergarten readiness, before and after-school education and care, outdoor education, youth sports, chronic disease intervention and prevention and is a valued community partner working closely with many organizations in our towns.
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