Long stretches of sandy seashore, amazing wildlife, and charming restaurants and lighthouses have long been the defining features of Harwich. This quaint and highly-frequented destination brings travelers back year after year in the name of some of the finest seafood, water-based excursions and lovely scenery around. If your travel plans bring you to Harwich in June and you’re a passionate runner or walker, don’t miss out on your chance to participate in the annual Harwich 5K Road Race Run and Walk.

The Harwich 5K: 10 Years and Counting

Athletes of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the Harwich 5K Road Race Run and Walk which enters into its 10th consecutive race year in 2019. Beginning at 9:30 am on June 22nd, participants will have a chance to race for health and top time honors. The route is US Track and Field certified and is loved by runners for its relatively flat terrain that begins and ends in Harwich Port.

Registration Details

Walkers and runners alike are welcome at this family-fun event. The registration fee is $20 through May 30th and $25 after May 30th through race day. The first 300 individuals to sign up to participate enjoy the added bonus of a free race shirt. Those who are interested in a safe and healthy start to the race will want to show up early to take part in the free stretching clinic that gets all racers ready to hit the road without worry. Ember Coal Fired Pizza and Wings is the place to be after participants cross the finish line. This well-loved establishment will be playing host to the post-race celebration and ceremony. While every runner plays an important part in this amazing New England 5K, the top three finishers in each division will be recognized for their accomplishments.

Run for a Cause

In Harwich, physical fitness and overall health play a central role in city initiatives. The Harwich 5K Road Race Run and Walk is a dedicated effort to get citizens of all ages moving, healthy and happy. To that end, the proceeds from this New England 5K go towards the many Harwich Youth for Youth Fitness programs that happen throughout the year.

Book a Healthy Stay in Harwich

Whether you’re here to race or cheer on participants, make sure you’re booked into a beautiful vacation rental that’s both comfortable and luxurious. The team at New England Vacation Rentals is happy to handle all of your booking needs. Contact us today for more information and to begin planning!