7th Annual Bridgewater Police 5K and 1M Kids Fun Run
This is the seventh annual Bridgewater Police 5k and 1mi Kids Fun Run to be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Enjoy a beautiful run through historic downtown Bridgewater. The course is relatively flat, and fast! This event starts and ends at the Bridgewater Police Station.
The Kids 1mi Fun Run will be a times event and will begin PROMPTLY at 8:30am, followed by the 5k PROMPTLY at 9:00am. Kids participating in the fun run must be accompanied by an adult or guardian for the duration of the event. Parents need to register the children in advance for the race but it’s free. Please bring a donation of a nonperishable food item for the local food pantries, which we will distribute.
Bib pick up will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021 at the Cole-Yeaton Senior Center located at 10 Wally Krueger Way from 5:00-8:00pm, we will be offering a pasta dinner. You can sign up when you register for the 5k. Kids under 12 will eat for FREE all others are only $5.00/pp. If you can’t join us for dinner, stop by and say hello as you collect your bib and swag bag
Raffles and awards will follow at approximately 9:45am.
We are pleased to announce that the BPD5k will be supporting Project Pack for 2021. Project PACK Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting survivors of sexual assault throughout Massachusetts with our Post-Assault Comfort Kits.
This event will be limited to 200 participants. All COVID guidelines will be strictly adhered to, including but not limited to masks and social distancing. We are optimistic that with the proper precautions and participants and spectators following the guidelines set forth that we will be able to hold a safe and fun event. It will look a little different than before, but we are so excited to be back and racing IN PERSON!
Our course will remain the same as 2014. One advantage is that this course is now certified by the USATF, certification #MA15012JK. Please visit our webpage or Facebook page for a map. https://www.facebook.com/BridgewaterPolice5K
A water stop will be hosted at about the halfway point. There will be officers along the route as well as volunteers to help and medical will be available at the start/finish area and if needed along the course.
Bib Pick-up and In Person Registration
Bib pick-up and in person registration will begin on Friday September 24, 2021 from 5:00-8:00pm at the Bridgewater Police Station located at 220 Pleasant St and is also the start line for our race. Pick-up will be available again the morning of the event Saturday September 25, 2021 starting at 7:00am at the Bridgewater Police Department located at 220 Pleasant St..
Please note that in person registrations must be paid by cash or check. We will be unable to accept credit cards the day of the event. You can register in person on Friday September 24 at pick up or the morning of the event if there is space available.
Awards will be given in a number of age brackets for m/f as well as the top 3 for law enforcement. Those brackets are <14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.
We will be timing the kids 1mi race and giving awards to the top 3 finishers for this event. It is vital that children be registered online in advance so that we can have the correct number of bibs with timing chips. Please note that the kids 1mi fun run is still offered at no cost, we simply ask that you bring a nonperishable food donation for the local food pantry.
PLEASE CHECK EXPIRATION DATES ON ALL DONATIONS!
Long sleeve gender specific T-shirt’s will be guaranteed for everyone registered by August 15, 2021. After that date we will do our best to accommodate you, but no guarantees. There will be T-shirt’s available to purchase on race day for $15 cash or check only.
Finishers medals are guaranteed for everyone that completes the race. We are capping the event at 300 participants for the 5k.
All kids that complete the 1M fun run will receive a ribbon.
Parking on race day will be available at the Bridgewater Middle School located at 166 Mt. Prospect St. and at the Bridgewater-Raynham High School at 415 Center St. There will be NO PARKING at the Bridgewater Police Station.
This parking restriction includes dropping off! You are welcome to drop off on Crescent St. and have your volunteer or participant walk over to the station.
Post Race Events
Please plan to stay in Bridgewater after the race and enjoy the Bridgewater Business Association’s Autumn-Fest held on the BSU Quad starting at 10:00am
*Dogs are welcome as long as they are leashed and owners clean up if they need to go tot he bathroom along the course or start/finish areas.