Keep Your Thanksgiving Day Tradition Alive!
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 the Feaster Five Road Race will be a virtual race this year. We have been working hard to bring you a very exciting virtual event.
Run or walk the Kid's K (kids only), 5k (3.1), 5 mile distance, or take the Feaster Challenge – the 5K + 5Mile = 13K (8.1 miles). Track your run on the Active’s Feaster Five app or via your own timing device. You may run or walk on a treadmill or outdoors. This option is totally up to you.
Every participant will receive a bib, face buff, and custom finisher's medal. Run the Feaster Challenge an earn a second, even BIGGER medal. You also have the option to order additional Feaster Five swag including a tech tee shirt, long sleeve tech jersey, or a poly fleece jacket. Gather Friends and Family to create a team and every member gets an entry discount.
BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!
Every 10th finisher will receive a $20 gift certificate to Whirlaway Sports!
Please note: Participants will have the week of Thanksgiving Nov. 23-29, 2020, to run and log their miles.
Each child registered for the Kid's K will receive a race buff and medal.
5K or 5 Mile
($40 after October 1)
Run or walk your 5K or 5 Mile and receive a custom 2020 finisher's medal and face buff.
($55 after October 1)
Run or walk both the 5K and 5 Mile (13K / 8.1 miles) and receive the custom 2020 medal, face buff, PLUS an additional BIGGER challenge medal!
THE PROCESS IS SIMPLE
Register for your event or register your team.
OOPS, I WANT MORE SWAG
Login to your Active account, select My Events, select the Purchase Merchandise button.
Run (or walk) your event on the road or treadmill the week of November 23-29, 2020
Record your time on Active's Feaster Five app or via your own timing device.
Receive your buff, medal and don’t forget to celebrate with plenty of pie!
Every participant will receive a bib, buff, and custom finisher's medal. You also have the option
to order limited edition Feaster Five Virtual Event swag.
The buff (sample) can be worn over the face as a mask or as a headband
4" Finisher's Medal (for 5K or 5 Mile)
Finisher's Medal with Challenge Medal
Limited edition Feaster Five Virtual Event swag can be ordered when you register.
The Proceeds from the race benefit the The Bellesini Academy The Merrimack Valley Y, the MVS high school scholarship fund, and The Hoyt Foundation
12 WEEK CONDITIONING PROGRAM
MEET YOUR COACH
Better training leads to running IMPROVEMENT and ENJOYMENT.
No matter what your current level of run fitness is, Coach Sharon Johnson will help your overall running experience and keep you motivated through 12 weeks of comprehensive weekly workouts.
All registered Feaster Five Virtual Event participants will have access to coaching videos by Sharon, which will help you become a stronger, more efficient runner.
The weekly videos will include segments on mobility (strength, flexibility and balance), track and hill workouts, and drills for runners.
Registrants will receive 3 videos per week, each from 10-20 minutes long.
The virtual workouts can be completed anywhere, anytime, at your convenience. Videos will explain the purposes of each exercise as well as the proper technique. Track and hill repeats will be explained and demonstrated, so that runners can complete the workouts at their own pace.
Need a push? Our Couch-to5K team is here to help!
An important tradition of the Feaster Five Road Race has been the Couch to 5k training program, which helps motivate and train race participants. In the past, this training program was held in Andover, MA, on the race course every Sunday for eight weeks. Due to COVID-19, the Couch to 5k program will be held virtually on Sundays from October 4th to November 22nd, 2020, via Zoom. This will offer event participants the unique opportunity to socialize with others over Zoom and share in the training traditions of the Feaster Five .
YOUR COACHING TEAM
Maura, Paul and Steve are the coaches for the Couch to 5K program. Collectively they have over 50 years of running experience. They've run all race distances and love sharing their tips and strategies for getting ready for Feaster Five - either as a beginner or a seasoned runner.
The 2020 Feaster Five Road Race is the largest Thanksgiving Day road race in Massachusetts. Since 1988, the Feaster Five has drawn tens of thousands of participants annually who take part in the 5k or 5 miler walk/run. This race brings together the community and beyond for a fun filled morning of running miles and consuming plenty of pie. It is a longstanding tradition of many families to participate in the race each year.
The Feaster Five Road Race is hosted by the Merrimack Valley Striders, a 400+ member running organization founded in 1979. Proceeds from the race benefit the Striders’ high school scholarship fund, local charities, and initiatives in the surrounding communities.