Melrose Run for Women this Sunday

May 9, 2019 by

Published May 10, 2019

MELROSE — A Mother’s Day tradition continues on May 12 with the 22nd running of the Melrose Run for Women. The Melrose Run for Women is a 3.5-mile women-only road race that takes participants through the peaceful and scenic Swain’s Pond section of Melrose.

The day begins with a family friendly Kid’s Race at 8:30 a.m. on the Pine Banks Park track, across from the start of the women’s race. The 5 and under ages will be running a straight 50-100-meter dash and the kids ages 6 and up will run about a ¼ mile.

The 3.5-mile race can be run individually or in a mother-daughter team. The race starts at 9 a.m. and finishers are greeted by children giving out flowers at the finish line. After the race, participants can enjoy music, coffee, water, fresh baked-goods, fresh fruit and other tasty treats donated by local businesses. It is truly a celebration of women that is enjoyed by the whole family.

THE MELROSE RUN for Women will be held MAY 12. This is a Mother’s Day tradition – 3.5 Mile Women’s Road Race. All proceeds to benefit Melrose Alliance Against Violence (MAAV) and other local charities. (Courtesy Photo)

Please be advised that parking in the area is limited. Participants and spectators are encouraged to carpool, bike or walk to the starting tent at the Sylvan Street entrance to Pine Banks Park. Early arrival is also recommended.

The race is made possible through the generous support of major sponsors, including Eastern Bank, Residential Realty Group, 1-800-Got-Junk? and the Anne E. Borhesani Community Foundation. Dozens of other local businesses also support the race through donations and in-kind contributions.

The race is presented and organized by The Melrose Running Club, a non-profit organization started in 1996 to promote the sport of running while making positive contributions to the local community. Proceeds support the important work of the Melrose Alliance Against Violence (MAAV) and other local charities. Since starting the race in 1997, this single road race has raised over $170,000 for local charities.

Race Information: To learn more or register, visit: or follow on Facebook @MelroseRunforWomen

• Sunday, May 12 at 9 a.m. (first kid’s race to begin at 8:30 a.m.), Pine Banks Park, Melrose

• Online registration open through Wednesday, May 8th for $28.

• In-person registrations accepted at Race Packet pick-up times and the morning of the race for $35, payable with cash or check.

• Race Packets will be distributed at Marathon Sports, 401 Main Street, Melrose on Thursday, May 9 from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 10 from 12 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants may also pick up their race packets at Pine Banks Park the morning of the race beginning at 7 a.m.

• Shirts to the first 600 entrants, post race party, Mother/Daughter Team Category

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