The course consists of a single loop around the golf course at Franklin Park (the William J. Devine Golf Course) with the Start/Finish line at the Shattuck Picnic Grove on Circuit Drive:
PRE-RACE: Pre-race activities, race-day registration, bag check and more will take place at the Shattuck Picnic Grove across the road from Shattuck Hospital in Franklin Park
RACE START: For the start of the race, marshals will move participants onto Circuit Drive.
THE RACE COURSE: The course follows Circuit Drive southeast, passing through the roundabout and at about one half mile, making a sharp left onto a pathway that crosses north over Scarboro Pond. The pathway returns northwest through the woods to return to the back side of the Shattuck Picnic Grove, where the course turns north.
MILE 1: is at the exit from the Shattuck Picnic Grove
- The course heads north along the perimeter pathway circling the golf course, passing Schoolmaster Hill at the northern edge of the park. A turn to the southeast takes runners toward the golf course club house where they shift from the pathway to cross the parking lot to exit onto Circuit Drive.
MILE 2: is at the exit of the gold course parking lot onto Circuit Drive. Runners head southwest following Circuit Drive, bending northwest as they pass Scarboro Pond where they rejoin the outbound course. This takes them past the roundabout again.
MILE 3: is where runners first catch sight of the tennis courts
From there it’s a short sprint to the Finish Line, which is the same location as the Start Line.
Watch for uneven surfaces.
Watch for families with baby carriages, people walking dogs and other visitors entering and exiting Franklin Park. This is a race, but we do need to be good neighbors. Don’t run over our slower neighbors who are out strolling in the park!
Have a fun race!
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