Monday April 20th, 2020
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 Club Patriots 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 referred 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.
|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|
|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|
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.
Parking is available at either the Library Parking Lot, or at one of the near by Churches.
There are 4 water stops along the race route. Close to each mile marker.