Esplanade 5K

Sat May 20, 2023 Boston, MA 02114 US Directions

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


1 David G Mugar Way
DCR Hatch Shell
Boston, MA US 02114


Join up to a thousand of your fellow Esplanade-lovers for the 2023 Esplanade 5K.

Run the most popular route in Greater Boston! This course takes an unparalleled riverfront route with both water and garden views set against the iconic backdrop of the Boston and Cambridge skylines. The finish line is perfectly photogenic, with passing sailboats on the Charles River. 

Online registration closes at 6:00PM ON FRIDAY MAY 19th. Participants are still able to register day-of after the online registration closes.


  • $35.00: Early-bird Registration (February 27th - May 12th)
  • $40.00: Standard Registration (May 13th - May 19th)
  • $50.00: Day-of Registration (May 20th)
  • $55.00: One Year Esplanade Assoc. Membership + Race Bib
    • Esplanade Association Members receive free access to special Member events, discounted tickets to the Esplanade Association’s signature events

Proceeds from this race go directly to support the work of the Esplanade Association to revitalize and enhance the Charles River Esplanade, sustain its natural green space, and build community in the park by providing educational, cultural, and recreational programs for everyone

Race entry includes:

  • One bib with timing chip and official race results
  • Virtual Prize Bag
  • Your chance at prizes for top runners across various age and gender brackets
  • Race Packet with information will be sent out virtually prior to race day

Race Details:

  • Race begins 9:00am at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade (rain or shine!) 

Packet Pickup:

  • Early Bib Pickup:
    • Date: Thursday, May 18th
    • Time: 3pm -  7pm
    • Location: Marathon Sports - 671 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
    • Participants will also receive a 15% Discount during this time in store!
  • Day Of Pickup
    • You may also pick up your bib starting at 8am on race day

Register a Team:

To register a team for your group or company, please contact Samuel Englert at

Event sponsorship:

Interested in seeing your company as a supporter? Learn more about event sponsorship opportunities by contacting Samuel Englert at


If you are interested in volunteering at the 5K, please email Pablo Brenes-Coto at

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