8 Great Family-Friendly Fall Road Races on the South Shore

By Laurie Corbett, Publisher Mom, South Shore Boston August 27, 2015
Want to find a new way to get active as a family this fall? How about running, or walking, a road race together?! We have put together this list of eight great, local, family-friendly road races for you to get started. Get outside, get moving, and have fun! For more information on individual races click the race name. 

14th Annual Jeff Coombs Memorial 5K, Walk and Family Day
September 13th - 9AM

Join the Jeffrey Coombs Memorial Foundation for their annual 5K, Walk and Family Day! This year there will be American military heroes running in full gear, a stroller division, and close to 1,000 people in attendance. 

Wrong Way 5K {Marshfield}
September 26th - 9AM

Support Marshfield Girls Lacrosse with this fun run and walk starting on the Brant Rock Esplanade. Register before September 15th to guarantee a race t-shirt.

Discover the Woods Race & Fun Run {Cohasset}
October 3rd - 10AM

Join Holly Hill Farm for their annual 5K through the woods. The course will go past meadows, a brook, a pond and the trail conditions include grass, paths in the woods, wooden bridges and mud! They will have plenty of water on hand but please bring your own reusable bottle to support their mission of sustainability. There will also be a one mile fun run at 11AM. 

Catch the Spirit St Paul Fall 5K & Fun Run {Hingham}
October 12th - 8:30AM

Head to Hingham and join St. Paul's School for their annual Catch the Spirit Fall 5K and Fun Run! Both courses begin at St. Paul's School on Fearing Road with the 5K course winding through Main Street, Burr Road, by the police station, down Hersey and finishing on South Street. The Fun Run is less than 1K is FREE for all kids age 6 and under but pre-registration is required. Register before September 29th to guarantee a race t-shirt.

Harvest 5K Run and Family Walk {Hingham}
October 17th - 9AM

Celebrate the fall with a scenic 5K course in Wompatuck State Park. This year we’ll be celebrating our race with some of our talented students with music at each Mile! There will also be a post race party with food, DJ, raffles, games, massages by Driftway Muscular Therapy and prizes to the top 3 winners! Free long sleeve shirt included with the first 300 registered. 100% of the proceeds benefit the South Shore Charter Educational Fund. Register before September 19th to be entered into a raffle to win a free pair of sneakers from Marathon Sports!

Saint Bridget School PTO Freaky Family 5K Fun Run {Abington}
October 17th - 8:30AM

Join St. Bridget School PTO for their Freaky Family 5K Fun Run dedicated to health, wellness and a sense of community. In addition to the 5K run there will also be a 1.5 mile walk, and a .5 mile kids run. Costumes are highly encouraged and rewarded!  After the race join them for a post-race party complete with food, a bouncy house, a haunted house and face painting! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Team Connor.

5th Annual Marshfield Monster Dash {Marshfield}
October 25th - 10AM

In its 5th year the Marshfield Monster Dash is a fun 5K run/walk and 1K kids run which support a local sports group. This year's race will support Marshfield Football. The race begins at 
Haddad's Ocean Cafe of scenic views in Green Harbor and Brant Rock. The kids run starts at 10:30AM and all kids must be registered to participate. Register before September 30th to receive a free t-shirt. Costumes are highly encouraged and prizes will be awarded for best costume, most unique costume, group costumes in both adult and kid categories. 

3rd Annual BooTacular 5K {Pembroke}
October 25th - 9AM

Join the Pembroke Education Foundation for their 3rd annual 5K road race! The race beings at Hobomock Elementary School, and costumes are encouraged but not required. Register before October 13th to guarantee a race t-shirt.