22nd Annual Somerville Homeless Coalition 5K Road Race event

Saturday 7th October 2017

Davis Square: at the end of the bike path behind Rite Aid on Highland Avenue and Grove Street, Somerville, United States

Running, Distance running, 5K


  • Somerville 5K Registration - Running
  • Somerville 5K Registration - Walking
  • FUNDRAISING -- raise $100 or more and run for free - Running
  • FUNDRAISING -- raise $100 or more and run for free - Walking



All proceeds from the race benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition, an innovative non-profit organization that provides a wide range of social services to the Somerville area’s homeless, near-homeless and working poor. The Coalition is committed to providing those in need with a range of services including emergency shelters, permanent housing for formerly homeless, educational services, food pantry and meal services, and comprehensive case management.


You can support our work further by getting pledges for the race and set up your own fundraising page.



After you register you'll receive an email confirmation with links to Sign In to the Teams and Fundraising Center.  


Free classic Somerville 5K T-Shirts for first 500 registrants; there may be a few for sale at the race but no guarantee.  Somerville 5K running hats free for those who raise $250 or more or available for purchase for $20.


Trophies awarded to top overall male and female, and to top team. Prizes will be awarded to top male and female in each category and the top three fundraisers; medals to the top three place finishers.  


Great brunch donated by some of Davis Square's fine restaurants.


Urban, varied terrain, arrows at all turns, mile-markers.  5K (3.1 miles). (Certification # MA13033JK)  Professional, computerized CHIP TIMING and results by Spitler Race Systems.


Have questions? Please call Kathryn at 617-623-6111, extension 225, or send an email at somerville5k@shcinc.org

Event details and schedule

START: 9:00 am sharp! (rain or shine)

REGISTRATION & CHECK IN: On race day 7:30 — 8:30 am

Wheelchairs must pre-register by Sept. 20 to ensure safety precautions with local police.

Early number pick-up available the week before in Davis Square. Details on pick-up option will be e-mailed at a later date.

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

We highly recommend taking PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION; parking in Davis Square is expensive and you will get a ticket if your meter expires. The Davis Square T station is one block from registration; take the College Avenue exit and walk back on the busway when you reach the street.

If driving, we recommend that you drive to ALEWIFE T station in Cambridge, located near the intersection of Rtes 2 and 16, and park in garage located there. Take the T one stop inbound to Davis Square.

Meters are $1.00 per hour and early Saturday morning you will find parking on the street. There are metered parking lots one block south of Highland; also on Day Street and one behind Harvard Vanguard on Buena Vista off Holland.

We offer bag check-in during the race. 

After Active registration closes you can still register in person at our office until 5:00 pm on 10/6/2017 or day of the race at our registration tables near the starting line.


Organised by

Somerville Homeless Coalition

One Davis Square, Somerville

Phone: 6176236111 x225

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