Somerville 5K 'Detour' Road Race

October 06, 2019


24th Annual Somerville Homeless Coalition 5K Road Race. 

Please note there is a change of location and date: detoured to Arlington on Sunday, October 6th!

2019 sees some exciting changes to our annual road race- we’re taking one of the many detours across Somerville and landing in Arlington. Come and join us, as year 24 sees us gather at the Back of Arlington High School and the start/finish line will be located on Mill Brook Drive. 

The 5K starts on Millbrook Dr in Arlington, MA and quickly turns right on Mill St, followed by another quick right on Mass Ave. The race continues on Mass Ave for over a mile until a right turn on Lowell St. At the five-way intersection, the course turns sharply right on Bow St. Just past Taylor Rental, runners enter the Minuteman Bikeway and continue on the path until Mill St. A quick right on Mill St and right on Millbrook Dr. leads runners back to the finish area. View the course map here.

View options for public transportation here! 


View options for parking here! 


To register offline, see this registration brochure and mail back (details included on brochure)


Free Somerville 5K ‘Detour’ t-shirts to the first 500 registrants!



Free registration and ‘Detour’ t-shirt to individual fundraisers who raise $100-$249 by race day!

Free registration and ‘Detour’ hat to individual fundraisers who raise $250+ by race day!



Free registration and ‘Detour’ t-shirt to TEAMS of 5 fundraisers who raise $500-$999 by race day!

Free registration and ‘Detour’ hats to TEAMS of 5 fundraisers who raise $1,000+ by race day!

Prizes for the largest team, fastest team and highest fundraising team!!!!

START: 9:00 am sharp! (rain or shine) ENTRY FEE: $30.00


REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN: On race day 7:30 — 8:30 am. Early number pick-up available the week before in Davis Square. Details on pick-up option will be e-mailed at a later date.

Please note: online registration will close at 5pm, Friday, October 4. We will also be accepting registrations on the day of the race.

Registration, start, finish, brunch and awards ceremony take place at the back of Arlington High School.


For your safety and that of your fellow runners, we ask you to refrain from wearing headphones during the race, nor run with your dog. We ask that anyone running with a baby stroller start at the back of the race.


For  wheelchair participants, we ask that you inform us ahead of time so that we can make appropriate accommodations and ensure your road race experience meets your expectations.


For more information call the Somerville Homeless Coalition (617) 623-6111 or email Matthew Caughey at [email protected]

VOLUNTEERS! Please email Matthew Caughey at [email protected] if you would like to volunteer on race day.

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]


Somerville 5K 'Detour' Road Race

October 06, 2019 (Sunday) - 09:00
5 kilometers
Road Solo Charity/Fund raising

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