8th Edition
 

Race limited to 1500 entries
Date: New Year's Day! January 1, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Registration and number pickup 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM (See MAP)
Place: Lowell Elks Lodge - 40 Old Ferry Road, Lowell, Massachusetts
Distance: 5K and 10K Run
Entry-Fee:

Entry-fee before Jan 1: $30 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K non-refundable.

Snail Mail Form:

If you prefer to mail us your entry,
CLICK HERE for an entry form.

Start your year off with the race with the best amenities:
  • Our famous wine stopper finisher medals designed by Ashworth Awards (click here to view this year's finisher medal)
  • B-Tag timing by Yankee Timing with start/finish mats and a halfway mat (split) for the 10K
  • Commemorative personalized race bibs with your name printed on them for entries received by Dec 10, 2016 (click to view a past bib)
  • Baggage claim
  • Tons of free parking
  • Heat Sheets (if temp is below 50 degrees)
  • After race refreshments
  • Music
  • Email Results
  • Adult Beverages
  • Half-way mat so 10K get a 5K split
  • Next day emailed personalized results
  • Fun, Fun, Fun
NEW This Year The first 750 entrants will receive both a 1st Run Knit Hat and a pair of 1st Run Knit Gloves. All others will receive a 1st Run Knit Hat.
Results, Photos and story:

Click HERE for 2016 results
Click HERE for photos by Jim Rhoades

Click HERE for 2015 results
Click HERE for photos by Jim Rhoades

Click HERE for 2014 results
Click HERE for photos by Jim Rhoades

Click HERE for 2013 results
Click HERE for photos by Ted Tyler
Click HERE for photos by Jim Rhoades

Click HERE for 2012 results
Click HERE for photos by Ted Tyler
Click HERE for photos by Jim Rhoades

Click HERE for 2011 results
Click HERE for 2011 photos
Click HERE for 2011 pre-race story

Click HERE for 2010 results
Click HERE for 2010 photos
Click HERE for 2010 pre-race story

Course Description:

Course is flat through the Pawtucketville nieghborhood of Lowell, MA. CLICK HERE for a 5K course map & CLICK HERE for a 10K course map.

Take the tour:


5K Elevation Profile:
10K Elevation Profile:
Age Groups: Top 3 males & females and top three in each division: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Awards: Awards will be presented to the top male & female runners in each division of the 5K and 10K run.
On Course:

Water stops, mile markers, traffic control, medical aid emergency vehicles on standby.

Volunteer Opportunity: Not planning on running, but would like to still be involved? We are looking for volunteers and all volunteers receive an appreciation gift. Click the Volunteer Spot logo below to sign-up.
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com
Who is Entered:

Want to know who is entered in 1st Run? Are your friends running? Scroll down and find out.

Current Participants

Contact: Email sdonnelly65@hotmail.com for additional information
B-Tag Timing with
start and finish line mats
Start your year off with a GREAT run!