FOCA 5K Cambridge City Run/Walk

  • 04.07.2024 @ 09:00 AM
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Event Information
5k Loop Around Scenic Fresh Pond
This 5k loop around Fresh Pond, starts and finishes on the service road behind the water building and takes place entirely within Fresh Pond Reservation, along historic trails and pathways and verdant woods. From the water building, run clockwise towards the open gate, that takes you along the paved pathway and continue past the Golf Course and Little Fresh Pond. Take LEFT at Sousa's Rock, heading up towards Maher Field. Take your first RIGHT, running past the soccer field and through a wooded area that returns you to the Pond. Take a LEFT on the paved pathway, continuing until you reach the front side of the water building, bearing to the right onto the wood chipped pathway that runs along the perimeter of beautiful Fresh Pond. At the top of the hill take a LEFT to finish behind the Water Building, where you started. The run is all in nature - no cars!
Registration Fees:
Race Fee: $35 (Day-of: $45)
College Students: $25 (Day-of: $35)
CRLS/CPSD & EBHS Students & Under-18: Free
Walkers $35
CityRun Senior (65+): $30 (Day-of: $40)
CityRun Virtual: $35
Charitable Fundraiser Race:
Fees benefit Friends of Cambridge Athletics (FOCA) , a 501C3 supporting student athletes at CRLS and awarding scholarships to deserving scholar athletes and the Andrea Harvey Memorial Fund, a non-profit advancing education and raising domestic violence awareness and offering scholarships to CRLS students and EBHS students.
Awards and T-Shirts
T-Shirts to the first 300 registrants.
Award to top male/female finishers in the following categories:

1st Place Medals only to the following age groups 10 & under, 11-14, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over
Wheelchair winner
Top female/male overall, no double dipping
Bib Pick-up , T-Shirt pick up
Pick up at Marathon Sports, 1654 Mass Ave, Cambridge:
Friday 4/5, 4:00-6:30pm
Saturday, 4/6, 11:00am-2:00 pm
Marathon offering a 20% discount on merchandise
Race-day pick up at Fresh Pond starting at 7:30am (T-shirts only guaranteed to first 300 pre-registered participants)
Pre-race information
Please arrive by 8 am. The 5k race is entirely WITHIN Fresh Pond Reservation (no cars) and mainly on paved pathways, although a small portion of the run is on woodchipped pathways and through verdant woods, on a dirt trail.
Are strollers allowed?
Yes, strollers are allowed, but are asked to start behind all the runners.

Are dogs allowed?
Yes, leashed dogs are allowed, but are asked to start behind all the runners.

Where do I park?
Closest spots to PARK can be found along Huron Avenue, Lakeview, or Lexington Aves. Please use the Crosswalk @ Huron Ave and to the right of Vassal Lane/Fresh Pond Parkway. It's a very short walk to the Water Building. Please note that TOBIN SCHOOL PARKING is NO LONGER AVAILABLE!
5K Race Course Map
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In consideration of the acceptance of this entry, I do hereby for myself, heirs, executors, administrators, waive and release any and all right and claim for damages I may have against the City of Cambridge, Marathon Sports, and all sponsors by my registration in this event.