What is included in my registration?
In addition to your collectible race t-shirt, you’ll receive a race bib with a timing chip, an invitation to the post-race party and three tickets to exchange for beverages provided by Cambridge Brewing Company! Occasionally, our Classics include additional swag as well.
Are the Cambridge Classic 5Ks open to all ages?
Yes! We have no age restriction on registration. If your young ones are comfortable with the 3.1 miles, sign them up to run along with you!
How do I know if I am registered?
After completing your registration, you will receive a confirmation email from RunSignUp.com. You can also search for your registration on our Find A Participant page.
Can I transfer my race number to another person?
Yes! You can transfer your bib to another person up until packet pick up hours are over. The person you are transferring the bib to will only have to pay a small $20 transfer fee. Find out how here.
Can I run with my dog?
For the safety of all runners, we do not allow animals on the racecourse (however they are welcome at the party! woof!!).
Can I run with a jogger/stroller?
Strollers are discouraged. In the interest of safety for all participants, including your child, you will be asked to line up at the back.
Are headphones permitted?
You may wear headphones. We ask that you keep the volume at a reasonable level for your own safety and out of courtesy for fellow participants.
Can someone pick up my bib for me?
Yes. They must know your bib number.
How do I get my bib and swag?
You must attend packet pickup during the listed time-frames at:
The Asgard Pub
350 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Spring, Fall and Winter Classic 5Ks, packet pick up times are as follows leading up to race day:
Friday 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Race morning starting at 8:00 AM
Summer Classic 5K, which falls on a Thursday evening, packet pick times are:
Wednesday 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Race day starting at 5:00 PM
Can you mail my race swag?
All race items must be picked up during bib pick up hours before the race.
Is there a course time limit?
Yes. Our time limits are set to ensure runners are protected from traffic and have the support they need to finish. The 5K has a one-hour time limit. Runners of all abilities are invited to participate, provided they can finish the course within the time-frame.
What is included in the after-party?
New details are always in the works but there will be plenty of drinks for everyone. Three tear-off beer tickets will be included on your bib if you are over 21. The beer will be supplied by Cambridge Brewing Company. Make sure you are following us on social media to keep up to date on all the details.
Is there a bag check?
There is an unofficial bag check near the finish line. You can drop your bag in the roped off area before you proceed to the start line. No tickets are given for the baggage claim and it will operate under the honor system. Do not leave valuables behind. All bags are subject to search by the City of Cambridge Police. Please remember to pick up your bag immediately after you finish running.
What is your bad weather policy?
It is our goal to ensure a safe event for all involved. We will not expose participants or the community to undue risk as a result of staging the event. The Classic 5Ks take place rain or shine. However, when weather or other physical conditions present a danger to participants, we maintain the right to cancel the race. Less threatening conditions could result in an alteration of the course or race length to ensure safety for all.
Is the race timed?
The Classic 5Ks are timed utilizing Mylaps BibTag technology. Timing chips are on the back of the race numbers. You will get them at packet pick up. Results will be calculated based on net-time.
Do you allow refunds?
All entries are final, there will be no refunds or deferrals.
Can I create or join a team after I have registered?
You can create or join a team up to the team deadline which generally falls one week before race day. Here are the steps you can follow to make the change.
Is the race accessible by public transportation?
Yes, take the MBTA Red Line to Central Station.
Who does the race benefit?
Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School Girls and Boys Track Team
How do I volunteer?
Volunteer registration will open a month prior to the race – please check back!
Where should I park on race day?
There is plenty of free on-street parking in areas surrounding the start of the race. Meters are off on Sunday. Please get to the event early if you plan to park. There is also plenty of parking available at the Green Street Garage and the Pearl Street Garage.
Is the course USATF certified?
Yes, the course will be certified before race day.
Will there be a water stop?
Yes! There will be a water stop near mile 1 1/2 and at the finish line.