Check out the route for the Heritage Day Road Race

If you’re training for the annual Heritage Day Road Race, you’ll no doubt want to know the route.

The course starts at Neary School and follows Parkerville Road to John Matthews and then up Middle Road. Then it heads down Main Street to Deerfoot Road where runners will climb Southborough’s version of Heartbreak Hill to the Trottier School entrance. From there it’s a downhill jog back to Neary.

Here’s a map.

If you haven’t signed up for the road race yet, there’s still time. Pre-registration ends September 21. You can sign up as a runner, a walker, or – new this year – a virtual runner. For more info, see this post.

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Rob Stevenson
12 years ago

According to the earlier post and the and the road race sign up, this years race is a 10K, yet the map only shows 5 miles…any idea which one it is?

Tessa
12 years ago
Reply to  susan

The 10k portion is a double loop. Pre Registration is available through October 9 with fun filled gift bags and tee shirts available to the first 100 people to register. Be sure to stop by to hear RukJam, see the mystery mascotts, take advantage of the many health and fitness experts who will have tables set up, and take a chance on over 10 raffle baskets. All race proceeds are going toward filling the Southborough Food pantry. Register on line at coolrunning.com Thank you for your participation and for helping our neighbors provide healthy meals for their famies.

George
12 years ago

I read an interesting fact the other day by Jim Zingarelli, ‘Millions of Americans face what the government calls food insecurity – disruptions in eating patterns and reduced food intake due to adverse economic conditions.’ I think we should all get out there on the 10th and walk or run to get the food pantry stocked.

Christine
12 years ago

I heard that Finz, the Worcester sharks mascot, will be at the start of the road race. Sounds like a lot of fun for a good cause. Let’s all get out and fill the food pantry.

lily
12 years ago

This sounds like an exciting way for the whole family to spend a Saturday morning. Is there still a pumpkin lighting ceremony at the library that weekend?

Tessa
12 years ago

Yes, the pumpkin lighting will be going on as usual! Don’t forget that there will be raffle baskets available before and during race time. Please come help us fill the food pantry. Pre registration to walk or run is $20, $25 the day of the race. There are tee shirts and gift baskets that include free workouts, treats, pedometers and so much more for the first 100 people to register.

Steve Pflug
12 years ago

In your article on Sept 13 you wrote that the race “will take place on Saturday, October 10, and all proceeds will benefit the Southborough Food Pantry” The problem is that the 10th is Sunday. So I need to ask, is it Saturday the 9th or Sunday the 10th?
Please help me with my – I’m from out of town – confusion.

As a Director of the Southborough Food Pantry I have to thank each of the organizers and all of the participants for this great way to help us keep the Pantry stocked!!

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