After a great Saturday race at the Duck Dash 5K for Camp Wonder it was off to Cambridge, Massachusetts on Sunday morning for the Tory Row 5K. A nice running contrast between the two days where Saturday’s run took place in winding residential roads whereas the Tory Row 5K took place in the heart of downtown Cambridge and the early morning race was graced with some much warmer temperatures than were present at Saturday’s run, as well.
The Tory Row 5K starts right in Harvard Square and kicked off nice and early with a 9:30 AM start time. The race featured an out-and-back course that took runners along a gradually inclined course that led runners into a looped side street section of Cambridge and outside of the Harvard Square hustle and bustle. The course is a USTAF certified 5K course and mile markers were present at each one of the miles along the course and a water stop was at the half-way point thankfully as the warmer temperatures made the water taste all that much better.
Funds from the Tory Row 5K benefits the Cambridge Camping Association. CCA offers affordable day camps and overnight partner-camps, which provide engaging and enriching experiences to children with limited access to these opportunities.
I finished the Tory Row 5K with a good finishing time of 24:02 or 7:44/miles.
Post-race runners were able to sample the offerings of Wachusett Brewing Company, Jack’s Abbey and Shacksbury Cider along with Spindrift seltzers.
The Tory Row 5K is a great race and is certainly one you will want to check out next year. Be sure to “Like” their Facebook page by clicking here to keep up to date with alerts on next year’s race.