Malden’s Annual Half-Marathon and Five-Mile Road Race will be returning on Sunday, March 13 after a two-year hiatus. The race – formerly the Malden Rotary Road Race – has raised funds for events in the past, such as the refurbishment of Malden’s World War I Memorial as well as the Wounded Veterans Ride. The event is being organized by Cambridge 5K.
The racecourse, a loop running through the downtown, has proven to be popular with runners as well as spectators. Beginning at the new City Hall at 215 Pleasant St., the course will take runners through the downtown, Commercial Street and up Canal Street before returning to the downtown. Five loops through the course gives runners the 13.1 miles – and gives the families and fans a chance to cheer them on repeatedly. The awards ceremony will be held in the Pleasant Street parking lot.
The Half-Marathon starts at 8 a.m. and the Five-Mile Road Race starts at 9:30 a.m., so bring your lawn chairs down to Pleasant and Exchange Streets and cheer for your runners.
For a course map or to participate or volunteer, please visit https://www.maldenhalf.com/.