Somerville Homeless Coalition

Road Race

21st Annual Somerville Homeless Coalition Road Race

Saturday, October 1st, 2016 – 9AM
Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144

Race starts and ends at the end of the bike path – behind Rite Aid on Highland Avenue and Grove Street


“Here’s a race that’s both funky and fast, benefits a great cause, serves breakfast al fresco, provides entertainment and gives runners the rest of the day to relax. Sigh…” — NER Magazine

Need Help? Have Questions? Please call Geoff Shorthose at 617-623-6111 or email

Certified 5K, Chip Timing, $30 Entry Fee before September 12th, $35 after September 12th

  • Register by September 12th or commit to raising $100 and get a free t-shirt!
  • Great Brunch, provided by local restaurants
  • Raise $100 and your registration is free; Raise $250 and you will get a free runners cap.
  • Trophies awarded to top overall male and female, and to the top team.
  • Prizes awarded to top male and female in each category, as well as the top 3 fundraisers; medals to top three finishers.
  • The Steve Burton award given to the race participant who raises the most money.RR start 2013 Back on my feet boston

All proceeds from the race benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition, an innovative non-profit organization which has the mission to provide homeless and near homeless individuals and families with individualized supportive services and tailored housing solutions with a goal of obtaining and maintaining affordable housing. Read about our programs here.

You can support our work further by getting pledges for the race; set up your own fundraising page here »

Additional Info

START: 9am sharp! (rain or shine)
REGISTRATION & CHECK IN: On race day 7:30—8:30am
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 on Grove next to Rite Aid and 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.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Somerville Road Runners

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Harvard University Employees Credit Union


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Winter Hill Bank single line 2C wtag

Arlington Swifty Color

Dave's Fresh Pasta

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          Marathon Sports

Rebekah Gewirtz, former Alderman, Ward 6

Law Office of MARK D. STERN 


Davis Square Architects logo

Dell's Appliance Logo

East Cambridge Savings Bank

Eastern Bank

Joie De Vivre

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Saintly Solutions logo

TAGS Hardware logo

United Way


When Pigs Fly Bread




The Burren


Adam Dash & Associates, Attorneys at Law

Committee to Elect Mayor Joseph Curtatone


Course Map

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Road Race 2014 course

Contact Us

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 440436 Somerville, MA 02144

Administration & Housing Services
1 Davis Square Somerville, MA 02144
Phone: 617-623-6111
Fax: 617-776-7165
*TTY Number 617-776-0750

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