Not Your Average Marathon Monday Virtual 5K

Not Your Average Marathon Monday Virtual 5K

Not Your Average Marathon Monday Virtual 5K

The Boston Marathon won’t take place this Patriot’s Day weekend but together Boston College Recreation & Wellesley Recreation challenge our students, faculty, staff and alum to walk or run together virtually in our Not Your Average Marathon Monday Virtual 5K! We know we can’t replicate the scream tunnel or the electric feeling of cheering on runners from all over the world but we hope that we can connect our two institutions and generations of Marathon Monday runners and fans through virtual fitness. 

Registration
Is OPEN and closes Monday, April 19th at 12pm EST. Runners and walkers can participate at any time between Friday, April 16th at 4pm EST and Monday, April 19th at 11:45pm EST. Don’t forget to print and wear your personalized race bib! Register on Race Entry: https://www.raceentry.com/races/not-your-average-marathon-monday/2021/register

Reporting
After you have completed your 5K (3.1miles) take a picture of your results and enter your finish time on Race Entry. Finishing times are due by Wednesday, April 21st. If you want to participate just for fun, feel free to register and don’t worry about submitting a time. You can also print your own certificate of completion to remember your run. 

Race results and winners
BC Rec and Wellesley Rec will recognize the fastest 5 people in three catagories: students, faculty/staff and alum on social media and on this page on Thursday, April 22nd. All participant results will be posted on the Race Entry page. 

Get Social! 
We’d love for you to share a picture of yourself participating! Tag @wellesleyrecreation on Instagram or @wellesleyrec on Facebook or Twitter and you could be featured.

SWAG! 
If you are interested in a race t-shirt to remember your experience, click this link to purchase your own Not Your Average Marathon Monday t-shirt. Wellesley Rec will purchase a t-shirt for the first 25 students who register to participate in this fun event so don't hesitate to sign up!! 

Be Safe
How can you stay safe while on a run?

  • Let someone know where you’re going before you take off. 

  • Carry identification. 

  • Bring a running buddy. 

  • Light up your running outfit. 

  • Run against traffic, look both ways before crossing a street, and stay on the sidewalk whenever possible. 

  • If you listen to music while you run, keep the volume at a level where you're still alert of your surroundings

Read Tips on How to Run Safely When Coronavirus is Spreading

Wondering how to track your distance and time? App suggestions: MapMyRun or Strava.