More December 5Ks

November 20th, 2020

I just added three more virtual 5Ks for December

Pete Fretes 5K

Run between December 5th and 13th. Registration is $25.

After five successful years of raising enough funds to build and maintain Pete’s Park in Beverly, this year we are contributing all funds raised to the Sean M. Healey and AMG Center for ALS at Mass General.

Funds will be allocated to immediate use in a groundbreaking expanded access program, funding the home-care component as part of the partnership between the Healey Center and Compassionate Care ALS.

This program honors Pete’s legacy, and the Frates family’s focus on prioritizing more accessible homecare for those who are directly affected by ALS.

This race allows teams.

Festivus 5K for Autism

Run this race between December 13th and 20th. Registration is $25.00

Your registration fee and any additional donation will help fund COVID-19 education expenses for students with autism at the Northshore Education Consortium in Beverly, MA.

Fitzgerald PT/Melrose Fire Virtual 5K Run/Walk

Run this race on December 6th. Registration is $35 and they do not have a teams option.

They specify running at 11 AM, but it is a virtual race.

A portion of this year’s proceeds will go to the Melrose Fire Department Boston University EMS Scholarship Fund.

This will allow a Melrose, MA graduating Senior to attend Boston University’s Emergency Medical Technician Program. Boston University is one of the nation’s top ranked universities has been training Emergency Medical Technicians for over 20 years.

Hawaii 13.1

November 1st, 2020

I’ve added two Virtual Hawai’i events.

For $20 you can run the 100% Pure Kona Coffee Marathon or Half. You will also be entered into their prize drawing which includes gear from Big Island Running Company, 100% Pure Kona Coffee and more!

A shirt and medal are not included at this price.

Run the Virtual race this year and set a goal to run on The Big Island next year, or some day.

I’ve also added my personal favorite The Honolulu Marathon.

This Hawai’i event offers the option to run The Honolulu Marathon for $45 or the Start to Park 10K for $40. This also gives you access to the Honolulu Marathon Virtual Beachfest.

You can run the marathon on more than one day by selecting “Multi-day event” at registration.

There is also The Royal Challenge which includes the Start to Park 10K AND the Honolulu Marathon. Registration is $76.

A shirt and medal is provided for each event.

Honolulu Marathon 2018

I’ve run The Honolulu Marathon twice and loved it even though it kicked my butt. It’s like Boston if they ran it in July!

You can register and upload your results by Midnight on New Years Eve! And that’s Honolulu time!

You can run the marathon over two days, finish on New Years Eve AND enjoy a cold one or five. It is New Year’s Eve.

When you finish in Kapiolani Park they make you walk to find the tent to pick up your finisher’s shirt. No finish, no shirt!

Right in the park they make the local donut called “Malasala” which is basically a jelly donut. So for the Boston version of the full race experience get some jelly donuts to enjoy with a cold beer on New Year’s Eve.

Here is my race recap from 2018 if you need a little inspiration to sign up.

More 5Ks?

We only have two 5Ks for November and a 5K and 10K for December.

If you have any ideas for 5K or 10K races, please let me know.

Local is good but with virtual races we have the opportunity to “run” in some great locations.

At this point in time, races in late November and anytime in December could work.

Mahalo,

Andy