Frequently asked questions about the race…..
Can I register on the day of the race?
Only if there are numbers and computer
chips left. In 2012 and 2013 we ran out, so we always tell everyone to
What time should I get there?
If you have already picked up your shirt and bib number you DO NOT need to check in on race day.
You are set to run. Just pin your bib number on the front of your shirt, grab a water, and relax or warm up until we start lining up.
Roads begin to close after 9am so just be there by then. If you have not registered and we have numbers left, you will want to
come early. Registration begins around 7:30am that morning at the start area by
the Drumhill Hannaford Supermarket.
How is the course?
It is two miles. It has a couple of slight inclines,one before the half mile mark and then again at the finish. The rest is either flat
or down hill. Don’t forget this is a point to point race.
How many people are there?
We usually have around 2000 participants. Spectators line the streets down to the
center and they number around 50,000. It is a fun (can be crowded) run for all
What about prizes and award ceremony?
Prizes… Yes, awards ceremony… not really. We mail out all the age division prizes.
Basically we only need the first place male and female runners to collect their
awards, get in a picture for the papers, and do a quick interview with Chelmsford Cable TV..
We do name off the top ten (male & female), and the results are posted on
the Old Town Hall Sign. We want everyone to go enjoy their Fourth of July and
not wait around for prizes. Prizes
are mailed out.
Where should I meet my kids?
The important thing is to be very clear as to exactly where you will meet someone
after the race. After the runners cross the finish line, they may take 30
minutes to come back out. They have to enjoy some hard earned refreshments. So
watch them run or run yourself…just let them know exactly where you want them
to be. It is very crowded in the center.
Are there facilities at the start or finish?
Not really…we have portable toilets at the start and
offer refreshments at the finish.
Where does the money go?
Proceeds go to The John Carson Scholarship Fund and other worthwhile scholarships or
causes. We donated aver $10,000 in
2012 and 2013
I was wondering how to become a sponsor?
We limit the number of sponsors that are printed on the back of over 2300 race day
t-shirts. If there is room we would be happy to add you to our generous group
of sponsors. The fee is $350, sometimes products are also donated. Call Bob
Sullivan for further details. 978-649-9202 Email Sulfarms@aol.com
I wanted to volunteer on race day.
We can always use help down at the finish line. Serving refreshments, setting up,
cleaning up, taking pictures, and timing. Let us know at Sullivan Farms and we
will give you a neat Race Official T-Shirt and a Sullivan Farms gift certificate
for your hard work. Come on down or
call us and we’ll put you down for our finish line crew. 978-649-9202
Baby joggers are allowed but please start in an appropriate spot. Roller bladders,
skate boards or bikes are not allowed.