The 2020 Walk/Run will Benefit Army Sergeant Brandon Korona and Homes For Our Troops

We are pleased to announce that all proceeds from the 2020 5k Walk/Run wlll benefit the building of a specially adapted custom home for Brandon Korona in the Merrimack Valley area by Homes For Our Troops.

Please sign up today for the 2020 Walk/Run and help support Brandon with your registration.

Run for the Troops partnering with Charge Running in 2020

In these COVID-19 times, Run for the Troops has found a SAFE and FUN alternative to our 2020 5K walk/run so we can provide the much needed support to our benefactors through our new partnership with Charge Running.

What is Charge Running?

Charge Running is a LIVE virtual training and racing app that includes:

LIVE RACING

LIVE LEADER BOARD

LIVE TRAINERS

LIVE MOTIVATION

Using this advanced technology you will feel like you are participating in real-time 5K race.

Can’t make the LIVE event on Charge – that’s okay. You can still support Run for the Troops and do your run/walk ON DEMAND later on Charge Running. Run from anywhere you are in the world together LIVE on Charge!

How do you sign up or are there other options?

To sign up for Charge Running you can DEFER the registration fee you already paid for the Run for the Troops 5K to Charge Running at no added cost. If you aren’t able to participate in this new event, you can DONATE your registration fee to Run for the Troops and its benefactors or you can request a REFUND. You have until September 26th** to make your selection by clicking the link below.

DEFER, DONATE OR REFUND YOUR REGISTRATION FEE HERE

**If you do not make your selection at the link above by September 26th, your registration fee will default to Donate to Run for the Troops.

If someone used one email address to register multiple people they need to make a selection (defer, donate, refund) for each person they registered.

If you still want to learn more about how the Charge Running app works before making your decision, click on the link. Also, if you are going to participate, more information will be coming about downloading the app including a 2 week trial period.

Why is it important to sign up?

With your continued support, together we can raise the needed funds for Homes For Our TroopsIronstone Farm, and Homeland Heroes Foundation. Each of these organizations provide support to our veterans and their families, and are in need now more than ever because so many fundraising events have been cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. You can learn more about each organization and some of the veterans they have helped, by clicking on their logos.

REGISTER FOR THE 2020 5K

For those wishing to run the 5k route individually or with their team at their convenience, we encourage you to record a video of your run and submit to Charge Running.

2020 Walk/Run or Donate to Benefit Brandon Korona – Homes For Our Troops

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 5k Walk/Run wlll benefit the building of a specially adapted custom home for Brandon Korona in the Merrimack Valley Region by Homes For Our Troops.

Donate link: https://www.myhfotusa.org/RunForTheTroops5k2020

Please sign up today for the 2020 Walk/Run and help support Brandon:

REGISTER FOR THE 2020 5K

Race Date is Sunday, November 15th, 2020 at 9:00 AM. Register today!

If you are unable to attend but would still like to support Brandon Korona’s build, you can donate directly to Homes For Our Troops at the Run for the Troops 5K 2020 Fundraising Page:

DONATE TO HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS

Register by New Years Eve for just $25

The entry fee for the 2020 Walk/Run will increase to $30 on January 1st.

Now is your last chance: register by midnight on New Years Eve for just $25.

REGISTER FOR THE 2020 5K

The 2020 5k Walk/Run wlll benefit the building of a specially adapted custom home for Brandon Korona in the Merrimack Valley Region by Homes For Our Troops.

Donate link: www.hfotusa.org/donate

REGISTER FOR THE 2020 5K

Race Date is Sunday, April 26th, 2020 at 9:00 AM. Register today!

2020 Walk/Run to Benefit Brandon Korona – Homes For Our Troops

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 5k Walk/Run wlll benefit the building of a specially adapted custom home for Brandon Korona in the Merrimack Valley Region by Homes For Our Troops.

Donate link: www.hfotusa.org/donate

Please sign up today for the 2020 Walk/Run and help support Brandon by using the promo code below:

TEAMUP

and your entry fee will be reduced to $20.00.

Offer expires at midnight on December 2nd and the normal entry fee will be $25.

REGISTER FOR THE 2020 5K

Race Date is Sunday, April 26th, 2020 at 9:00 AM. Register today!

Registration Now Open for the 2020 5K!

Online Registration is now open for the 2020 Run/Walk for the Troops 5K!

 

Use the promo code:

 

TEAMUP

 

and your entry fee will be reduced to $20.20.

 

Offer expires at midnight on September 23rd and the normal entry fee will be $25.

 

REGISTER FOR THE 2020 5K

 

Race Date is Sunday, April 26th, 2020 at 9:00 AM. Register today!

Registration Now Open for the 2020 5K!

Online Registration is now open for the 2020 Run/Walk for the Troops 5K!

 

Use the promo code:

 

20TROOPS20

 

and your entry fee will be reduced to $20.20.

 

Offer expires at midnight on July 14th and the normal entry fee will be $25.

 

REGISTER FOR THE 2020 5K

 

Race Date is Sunday, April 26th, 2020 at 9:00 AM. Register today!

Thank you for a great 2019 5k Walk/Run!

To date, Run for the Troops 5k has surpassed

$75,000

in donations for 2019, which will benefit our charities immensely.

 

Thank you to the sponsors, supporters, volunteers and participants that helped make 2019 our best race so far and for helping us bring needed services to the men and women who keep us safe every day.

T-Shirt and Number Pickup

Team captains only can pick up all T-Shirts and numbers for their teammates on Thursday, April 25th at Commonwealth Motors at 1 Commonwealth Drive, Lawrence, MA from 3PM to 7PM.

 

Other registrants can pick up on Friday April 26th from 10AM to 7PM and Saturday April 27th from 10AM to 4PM.

 

Register for the 2019 5k Run/Walk:

 

REGISTER FOR THE 5K

Use Promo Code WHIRLAWAY and Get a $10 Gift Card to Whirlaway Sports Center

For a limited time, register for the 2019 Run For the Troops 5k Walk/Run between April 7th – April 19th and use the promo code WHIRLAWAY to receive a $10 gift card to Whirlaway Sports Center!

Gift cards will be sent electronically to those who use the promo code via email in 2 batches on April 15th and April 20th.

Offer ends on April 19th, so register soon and be sure to use that promo code!

 

Register for the 2019 5k Run/Walk and use the Promo Code WHIRLAWAY:

 

REGISTER FOR THE 5K

Sunday April 26th, 2020 at 9:00AM

Sunday November 15th, 2020 at 9:00AM

Location:

Andover Town Offices
36 Bartlet Street
Andover, MA 01810

Attend the 2020 Run for the Troops Dinner and 5k Walk/Run to see our featured speaker, Veteran Dick Hoyt.

 Number & shirt pick-up

 Shirts/bibs for teams of 15+ are prepackaged and MUST be picked up by the team captain.  No individual pick ups allowed.

Thursday October 15, 3 PM to 7 PM **  Pickup for Teams Only **

Commonwealth Motors Nissan Building 135 Marston St. Lawrence

People registering between October 14th and November 10th are eligible for T-shirts also. 

Location for Pickup To Be Determined

 Friday October 16 – 10 AM to 7 PM

 Saturday October 17  – 10 AM to 4 PM 

Commonwealth Motors Nissan Building 135 Marston St. Lawrence  

NO 2020 Race Day Register and/or pickup  

Parking:

Parking will not be permitted in spaces immediately around the Andover Town Common or on the Doherty Middle School grounds.

Suggested parking locations include:

  • on Bartlett Street 
  • the public parking lot at Park Street (63 Park Street)
  • the public parking lot at Olde Andover Village (90 Main Street)
  • nearby residential streets (Central, Summer, Chestnut, Elm) but please do not block driveways and be aware of spaces that are marked “no parking here to corner”.

Online Registration:

Online registration will close at 4:00 pm on Friday, November 13, 2020.

Fee Schedule:

$35 until Oct 15th
$40 on race day

Post-race refreshments:

Thanks to the generous support of our community merchants, refreshments may include:

… water, sports drinks, fruit, cereal/granola bars, bagels, muffin tops, BBQ and more!

About your bib number:

Your bib must be worn on your front torso, and be visible when crossing the finish line. Do not wear the bib on your back, nor bend or fold it, or your finishing time may not be recorded.

Do not give your bib number to someone else! Doing so is dishonest, results in incorrect results. Additionally, it also causes insurance and emergency medical risks.

Bandits:

Bandits, individuals who participate in a walk/run without formally registering are not allowed at this event. Thousands will register & financially support this cause. Being a bandit dishonors the veterans for which this race is founded. Show your integrity and support for our veterans.

Will there be race day registration?  Not for 2020

 

Course Map

Team Guidelines

Fee Schedule:

$35 until Oct 15th
$40 on race day

  • Teams may consist of both runners and walkers.
  • The Team Captain should register first and form at team.
  • Only those who register by October 12th will be eligible to pick up their shirt at Commonwealth Motors. Everyone who registers after October 12th can pick up their shirt on November 11th at a location TBD.
  • For teams of 15 or more whose registrations are received by October 20th, 2020, Team names will be printed on all bibs and race shirts and a team tent will be provided for teams of 15 or more at the race. Team members CAN still register to join a team after October 13 but their shirt and bib will not include the team name. See below for more “perks” for teams of 15 or more.
  • Teams’ Captains may prepay in bulk for their team members. A coupon code will be issued for each prepaid team member to sign up online. The coupon code does not signify a discount and will be used to indicate a prepaid spot on the team.
  • Teams of 15 or more with preprinted bibs/shirts are prepackaged and must be picked by team captain.  No individual pickups. There will be an early pickup for teams only Thursday October 15th 3 to 7 PM at Commonwealth Motors Nissan Building 135 Marston Street Lawrence.

Tips for Naming Your Team:  Use short team names so it will fit on your bib and shirt sleeve. Including the word “Team” in the name will take up space and is redundant. Choose your team name wisely.

All team registrations must be done online. We do not accept spreadsheets or lists with team participant data.

Team Awards:

  • Top 3 Largest Teams
  • Top 3 Fastest Males
  • Top 3 Fastest Teams
  • Top 3 Fastest Females

*Teams of 15 or more are eligible for the following:

  • A Team Tent on race day with the Team Name and complimentary bottled water
  • Thursday October 15, 3 PM to 7 PM **Special team only pickup at Commonwealth Motors, Nissan Building, 135 Marston St. Lawrence
  • Team Name on Race Shirts
  • Team Captain will Receive Race Updates via email

Everything Dogs!

Run For The Troops 5k Canine Code of Conduct

You will have the option during the registration process to register your dog.

There is a $10 fee to register a dog.  

Dogs can be an important part of the healing process for returning soldiers by providing unconditional love, companionship and in some cases physical support. To honor our canine friends, the Run for the Troops committee would like to welcome those participating in the walk/run to bring their own canine companions so they can enjoy this uplifting experience too.  To ensure the safety for all the two and four-legged participants, we have a strict Code of Conduct that must be agreed to by all dog owners/handlers before the dog is granted permission to participate in the race.  Additionally, there is a designated race start line in front of the senior center for all dogs and their owners with a slightly delayed start time so the dogs are not in the general running/walking population out of respect for all other participants.  Lastly, on race day prior to the start, we encourage you to stop by the gazebo in the park to pick up your dog’s swag bag provided by That Dirty Dog.

At the time of your registration, you must provide all of the pertinent details included in this code of conduct below, pay the additional $10 registration fee, and acknowledge you have read and agree to these conditions before you are granted entry to the “Run for the Troops 5K Dog Pound”

Run for the Troops 5K Canine Code of Conduct:

  • All Dogs and their owners/handlers must be registered – No Exceptions!
  • Proof of rabies vaccination and dog license registration is required (details of both must be provided during the registration process) and the dog license tag must be on the dog’s collar on race day.
  • Dogs MUST be leashed (and attached to handler) at ALL times
  • One dog per handler
  • Maximum lead/leash length is 6 ft – Retractable leads with variable length options are FORBIDDEN.
  • Dogs must be socialized and friendly in large crowds – if you have any doubt that your dog will show any aggression while in a large crowd of people and/or with other dogs, please do not register/bring them.
  • Please make sure to clean up after your pets. (Disposable sanitary bags will be provided if necessary)
  • All dogs/owners must start together at the back of the pack in the designated area, which will be communicated prior to race day and at the race so you know where to go.

Thank you for your contributions towards making this a fun & safe event!

Please Contact Us with any questions regarding registering your dog.

2017

1 –  Colin Carroll – 9195:10    16:41

2 –  Austin Thiele- 24715:15   17:40

3 – Michael Grasela – 5175:21  17:41

Following this year’s race, Click here to see past race results!