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Patriots Day 5 Mile Race

Monday April 20th, 2020
Lexington, Massachusetts
Distance: 5 miles

Come spend the day in Lexington, there is so much to offer. This annual race takes place on the anniversary of the first day of the American Revolution. Our 5 mile race is held Monday Patriots Day.

The Lexington Lions ClubPatriots Day Road Race is one of the oldest Road Races in the United States. It was first run in 1914 when it was originated and sponsored be the Lexington Athletic Association (LAA).The Patriots Day Road Race was originally refered to as the "Paul Revere Marathon" when it first began in 1914.

In 1914, Ralph "Curlie" Currier was among the 10 runners competing in the first running of the race. He finished 1stplace. He is shown in the photograph below.

The original trophy won by Currier was donated back the the Lexington Lions Club by his family in 2006. The trophy will beon display on Patriots Day at the Road Race Registration area and during the awards Ceremony. In honor of Ralph Curlie Currier his family has donated a trophy in his name which is inscribed with the name of every 1st place finisher of the Patriots Day Road Race from 1914 to present.

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displays approximate race location · Lexington MA 02421

Race Date: 04/15/2019 Distance: 5 miles
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 29:22 Eric Sofen 33 WELLESLEY MA
2nd Male 29:53 Ryan Hayes 40 WOBURN MA
3rd Male 30:02 Doug Johnson 49 CONCORD MA
4th Male 30:03 Nick Lam 14 LEXINGTON MA
Female 32:33 Linda Spooner 44 STURBRIDGE MA
2nd Female 34:05 Nora Johnson 14 CONCORD MA
3rd Female 34:33 Kirsten Behling 41 LEXINGTON MA
4th Female 34:48 Laura Sofen 31 BERKELEY CA
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 29:53 Ryan Hayes 40 WOBURN MA
M 50-59 32:18 Matt Kennedy 52 CONCORD MA
M 60-69 34:39 Bob Strout 63 SALISBURY MA
M 70+ 39:41 Bob Dacey 70 VERNON ROCKVILLE CT
F 40-49 32:33 Linda Spooner 44 STURBRIDGE MA
F 50-59 37:42 Marielle Yost 54 LEXINGTON MA
F 60-69 46:16 Blair Ruocco 62 LEXINGTON MA
F 70+ 51:31 Marlene Heroux 70 STONEHAM MA
Patriots Day 5 Mile Race

The race is five miles long and begins in front of the Buckman Tavern at 1 Bedford Street in Lexington Center, and next to the Minuteman Statue.

  • The course proceeds downMassachusetts Avenue towardEast Lexingtonand takes a right after 1.3 Miles onto Marrett Road (Rte 2A).
  • The race continues along Marrett Road which is slightly hilly and winding for 2.2 Milesat which point the course turns right onto Lincoln Street.
  • The race continues along Lincoln Street for about 1 mile. There is a steep hill at the end of the Lincoln Street. WhenLincoln Street ends, the course turns Left on to Worthen Road in front of the Town Pool Complex, 200 yards later, turn Right onto Massachusetts Avenue.
  • The course finishes along Massachusetts Avenue and ends near the Minuteman Statue.

PARKING:

Parking is available at either the Library Parking Lot, or at one of the near by Churches.

WATER STOPS:

There are 4 water stops along the race route. Close to each mile marker.

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