Somerville Homeless Coalition

Road Race

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19th Annual Somerville Homeless Coalition Road Race

Saturday, October 4th, 2014 – 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


Need Help? Have Questions? Please call 617-623-6111 or email [email protected]


Certified 5K, Chip Timing, $25 Entry Fee

  • First 500 registered runners 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 baseball cap.
  • Trophies awarded to top overall male and female, and to the top team.
  • Prizes awarded to top male and female in each category; medals to top three finishers.
  • The Steve Burton award given to the race participant who raises the most money.

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.

After Active registration closes on October 2, you can still register in person at our office until 5pm on 10/3 or day of the race at our registration tables near the starting line.

Sponsor List

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Somerville Road Runners

Johnny D's





Berkeley Investments logo

Thalia Tringo Real Estate


NHP logo

Harvard University Employees Credit Union

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Dave's Fresh Pasta

Winter Hill Bank


Gentle Giant Script+feet BW

TAGS Hardware logo

Dell's Appliance Logo

Eagle Trust

RB Painting NEW


Somerville Theatre

Saintly Solutions logo

amsterdam falafel logo

Whole Foods

When Pigs Fly Bread

Anna's Taqueria


Cambridge Savings Bank

Arlington Swifty Color

Flatbread Pizza Company

Mill Cities Alliance

When Pigs Fly Bread


The Burren

Davis Square Architects

Cambridge Trust Company

East Cambridge Savings Bank


First Church Somerville, UCC

Eastern Bank

Adam Dash and Associates
Joie de Vivre
Law office of Mark Stern, PC
Alderman Rebekah Gewirtz
Norman R. Fougere, CPA
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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