On Saturday, May 31st, the Esplanade Association will partner with Hill House to host the first-ever Esplanade 5K Dash. This exciting new race is open to just 350 runners, and takes place along some of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River Esplanade. Runners of all ages can compete for medals, enjoy the post-race activities, and just have fun.
Held in conjunction with Hill House’s annual Backyard Dash family event, the Esplanade 5K Dash will start and end at Fiedler Field. The course loops along the Boston side of the Esplanade, allowing runners to enjoy views of both Boston and Esplanade landmarks like the DCR Hatch Shell and the Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields.
The race will include music and MC-ing provided by Mix 104.1; official timing provided by Cool Running; swag bags donated by Capital One; and prizes, give-aways and more!
Registration is $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the event. A portion of the proceeds from this race will help to fund the upkeep of Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields.
Both Hill House and the Esplanade Association are non-profit organizations dedicated to enhancing the urban environment. The Esplanade Association works in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation to maintain and improve the Charles River Esplanade.
About The Esplanade Association
Founded in 2001, the Esplanade Association is a dynamic park friends group dedicated to making life better on the Esplanade. The Esplanade Association partners with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation as well as with other non-profit organizations, businesses, and individuals to complete important capital projects, to maintain and improve the park’s horticulture, and to establish and conduct life-enriching programs at the park. To learn more about the Esplanade Association, please call 617-227-0365 or visit www.esplanadeassociation.org.
About Hill House
Hill House is a team of passionate administrators, instructors, board members and volunteers working to fund and execute service activities in order to meet the diverse social, educational, cultural and recreational needs of individuals and families residing in Boston’s downtown neighborhoods. Through quality programs, collaborative partnerships and volunteer support, our organization seeks to build and foster a strong sense of urban community and improve quality of life for residents of all ages.