Registration is now open for the West Island 5K which will be held in the coastal community of Fairhaven, Massachusetts on April 30th. Having run this race several times in the past I can attest to the fact that this is one race you are not going to want to miss.
The West Island 5K is a great race through the beachfront West Island neighborhood of Fairhaven and the race director does an amazing job putting on a top-notch race. If you are looking for a 5K that is fast, flat and family-friendly then the West Island 5K is the one for you! The course features an out and back course that starts with a quick downhill and ends with a challenging uphill to the finish. Plan an escape to southeastern Massachusetts and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic ocean views during the race.
The race features a pasta dinner the night before the run perfect to take in some carbs before race day. The first 600 registrants for the race will receive a technical race shirt. The course really is the highlight to the race with an amazing uphill sprint into the finish line along a road lined with fans cheering on the runners across the finish line.
All proceeds go to the Fairhaven High School Cross Country program and to the non-profit, Strive and Achieve. Strive and Achieve was established in September 2014 to increase the awareness and opportunities for young Americans in the trade skills and they award scholarships to young men and women with that demonstrated interest