MELROSE — EMARC’s 20th annual 5K Road Race will be held on Sunday, Sept. 7 with the start and finish at Melrose Family YMCA located on 497 Main St. and at the corner of East Lebanon Street
The start time is 10 a.m. for runners and 10:05 a.m. for walkers. The fee is $25 before Sept.1 and $30 after Sept. 1.
The Kids Fun run will gather at 9:30 a.m. The Suggested donation is $5.
The award ceremony is at 11 a.m. sharp and is presented by Honorary Race Chair Mayor Rob Dolan on West Lebanon and Main streets next to DJ and the Victorian Fair bandstand/stage. Top male and female runners in the following categories: Under 18, 19-29, 30-30, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ and team run will receive awards.
To sign up, please visit their website at or go to Marathon Sports, 401 Main St., Melrose to fill out an application. The first 200 runners receive a commemorative 20th 5K T-shirt.
The Bib and T-shirt Pick-Up Schedule is as follows:
At Marathon Sports — Thursday, Sept. 4 from 3-7 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 5 from noon-6 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 6 from noon-5 p.m.
On Race Day — Sunday, Sept 7 from 8-9:45 a.m. at the Melrose YMCA, 497 Main St., Melrose.
For more info, please contact EMARC’s Director of Development Amy O’Brien at 781-587-2272 or by e-mailing
About EMARC:
For almost 60 years, EMARC’s mission is to support, serve and advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families to ensure they are valued, respected and have the opportunity to fully participate in their communities. They have four offices in Reading, Burlington, Beverly, Burlington and Wakefield. They serve over 1,000 families in 30 different communities. Programs include: Family Support, Recreation, Residential, Day Services, Life Choices, School-to-work and many more.
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