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Backshore 5K - 2018 Online Registration

Event Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018,
Event Time: 6:30 pm

Online registration ends: 5/16/2018 at 4 P.M., EST



Event Details

Date: Thursday May 17, 2018

Start Time: 6:30 pm

Location: 99 Thatcher Road Gloucester, MA 01930

Race Information

It’s baaaack… the annual Backshore 5 Mile Road Race. Run Gloucester’s beautiful backshore. Spectacular views of Cape Ann’s Twin Lights, Thatcher Island and the Atlantic Ocean! Don’t miss this North Shore’s runners’ favorite.

 Third Race in the North Shore YMCA Road Race Series

Pre-race number pick up: 

Cape Ann YMCA, 71 Middle Street, Gloucester, Ma.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm

And 5-8 at Cape Ann Brewery.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 5 am to 3 pm


Race Day Registration: 

From 5 pm - 6:15 pm at Good Harbor Beach Footbridge


Awards/ Age Groups :

Top  Male and Female Overall

Top Male and Female Gloucester Resident

Awards will be given to top 3 M/F winners in the below age groups

13 and under, 14-19,20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69,70 and over



Good Harbor foot bridge will not be available for use on race day, so parking at Good Harbor Beach is not available. The Stop and Shop, located at 6 Thatcher Road has been kind enough to allow race runners to use their parking lot and walk to the start/finish line.  


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Contact Details

 Contact Person: Carol Meyer

Contact Email: meyerc@northshoreymca.org

Website: www.northshoreymca.org/programs/road-races

Facebook: YMCA of the North Shore Road Race Seies