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Registration Info


Registration Opens: Tuesday, March 27th at 12:00 noon EST

Registration Closes: When all race spots are filled. **We expect this to happen very quickly!**


NEW in 2018! Runners will be accepted into the 2018 Harpoon 5-Miler on a first come, first served basis. To run the race, you need to be one of the first 5,000 runners to sign up. We expect the race to fill up extremely quickly, so please set your calendars and alarms for 12:00 noon on March 27th.


PLEASE NOTE: You will claim your spot in the race when you submit your payment information. You are NOT guaranteed a spot when you begin the registration process--- ONLY when you complete your payment. It is possible for the race to sell out WHILE you are filling in your registration information. 

If registration fills up while you are in the middle of attempting to register, you will not be permitted to complete your registration. This is NOT a glitch in the site's technology. It means that 5,000 runners completed their registration before you did, and the race is full. We will not be able to accommodate you after that time.  

So make sure to complete your registration information quickly and submit your payment information as soon as possible.


5-Miler Race Fee is $60 and includes:

  • Entrance into the Harpoon 5-Miler
  • Commemorative Race Tech Shirt from Reebok
  • Harpoon 5-Miler Bottle-Opener Finisher Medal
  • Post-race party at the Harpoon Brewery
  • 2 beer tickets (Friends of Harpoon will receive a 3rd beer ticket)
  • Post-race meal provided by Kayem and Bertucci’s
  • Donation to The Angel Fund
  • Lots of fun with our corporate partners
  • Dance party with DJ Steve Greco!


Wait, I don't get it. What's a "Rush" Registration?

It's pretty simple: There are only 5,000 spots in the race, and they will be given to the first 5,000 people that register. And when the race is full, it's full! So mark your calendars, set your alarms, and make sure you don't plan any 12:00 meetings on March 27th. You're going to want to be on your phone or desktop when the clock strikes noon. 


Can I run as part of a team?

Yes! It’s tradition here at Harpoon to run in teams of 6, called “6 Packs”! Find out ALL about teams here. 


 What happened to the Race Lottery?

If you ran with us for the past few years, you’ll remember that we conducted a random lottery to select who would run in the race. We decided to switch to a “first come, first served" or "rush" model, to simplify the process. We wanted to give you the opportunity for your fate to be in your hands!


If I don’t register in time, will there be a waitlist?

No, we do not keep a waitlist for this race. So make sure you’re one of the first people to register at noon on March 27th.


Additional questions? Please email