With the warm spring weather hitting the Boston area on Saturday, the old adage about waiting five minutes for New England weather to change up rang true this past weekend as cooler and windy conditions graced the Boston area on Sunday morning. It was off to Cambridge, Massachusetts on Sunday morning for the Race 4 Research 5K which helped to raise funds for ALS research.
The race took place in the technology corridor of Cambridge and featured a nice run through Cambridge. A relatively flat run overall there were only a few gradual risers mixed into the route. The race directors did a great job having the busier cross streets on the open course patrolled by both Cambridge police officers, cadets and volunteers alike.
The wind certainly added a challenge factor to the race as the headwind made for some challenging strides but kept runners honest. The race had some quick runners as part of the field and in addition to the 5K run a 4 mile walk also went off a half-hour prior to the 5K race starting allowing both walkers and runners to raise funds for ALS research.
After the race, there was a nice spread of food available as well as beer samples from Portico Brewing Company, Wachusett Brewery and Cambridge Brewing Company. There were some cornhole boards available for people to enjoy and a DJ kept the vibe going.
I finished the Race 4 Research with a time of 24:31, good for 7:55/miles.
All proceeds benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS.net), the first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. Founded in 1999, the Institute brings together 30 industry-trained scientists with experience discovering drugs and bringing them to market. Led by people living with the disease and their families, we understand the urgent need to slow and stop this terrible disease. For more information about how your participation impacts our work, visit www.als.net.