MataHari Family Day 5K

August 5 | 9:00 AM

Chestnut Hill Reservoir

BRR is pleased to partner with Matahari Women Workers’ Center to run their 5K Run/Walk on August 5, 2017 around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. The 3.1-mile course is around a beautiful reservoir surrounded by trees and consists of a DOUBLE LOOP course. Participants of all abilities are celebrated!

Matahari Women Workers’ Center is a Boston-based organization of domestic workers, other women workers, and their families who come together to put an end to gender-based violence and exploitation. Founded in 2002, Matahari is a leading force in advancing the rights of domestic workers, immigrant families, and survivors of violence and exploitation. Matahari is a member of the Massachusetts Coalition for Domestic Workers and an affiliate of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, which work with nannies, caregivers, and house cleaners at the state and national levels respectively.

Matahari Women Workers’ Center is receiving all proceeds from this race. Thanks for running with BRR and supporting Matahari’s work!



Award Ceremony will be held after the completion of the road race. All awards must be picked up during the Awards Ceremony.

Overall Awards & Age Group Awards

  • Top three Overall Female and Male finishers as determined by gun times
  • Top Female & Male of each Age Group
  • Age Groups: 19 years and younger, 20-29 years old, 30-39 years old, 40-49 years old, 50-59 years old, 60-69 years old, and 70+ years old

COED Team Challenge

  • Teams of 4 (2 Females & 2 Males)
  • First Place Team: Gift Certificate to a local restaurant (food & drinks)

Team Competition

  • Running Clubs accumulate points for this race based on participation and finishing places. The year’s top clubs are honored and receive special awards at BRR’s Annual Runner’s Night.



8:15 AM – Number Pick Up & Gear Check Opens
9:00 AM – 5K START
10:00 AM – Award Ceremony
10:15 AM – Course Closes
11:00 AM – Finish area & Gear Check Closes



Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start to allow enough time for bib pickup.

Please do not fold, bend or damage your bib. Please wear your bib on the front of the outermost layer. The timing staff and volunteers need to be able to see you bib at all times, to be officially timed and scored.

If there are any problems or errors, please send an email to



Parking – Parking has been known to be an issue around the neighborhood. Please read all street signs and obey parking regulations.

We recommend taking the MBTA to the race.

MBTA – Please use Google Maps for directions to the races or MBTA website.



Runners can check their belonging near the start/finish area. You must use the bags we provide on-site by BRR to check your belongings. Bags must be picked up after the race.

Please use the tag affixed to your bib number to help the volunteers identify and locate your bags. Please do not check valuable. BRR is not responsible for lost or stolen items.



Please arrive 30 minutes before the start of the race. We ask runners to be calm and patience and line up by mile pace. Faster runners towards the front and fun runners toward the back.The starting line will close 5 minutes after the gun.

Please be cautious of children and other runners.



Toilets – Located near the start/finish area. Please respect the surroundings and our beautiful local parks.

Medical – Assistance will be located near the start/finish area and will be available to treat non-critical injuries. BRR is not responsible for event event-related injuries and athletes are responsible for individual expenses incurred.

Water Station – There will be one water station located halfway on the route. There will be water available for all runners. Fluids will also be available near the start/finish line.

Course Map – USATF Certified & Sanctioned Course
View Course Map (JPEG)



Runners will have a time limit of 1 and 15 minutes. A time limit allows us to host a fun and safe road races, due to permit restriction and are mindful our fabulous volunteer time. We hope you understand and if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to message us.

Official Results will be posted on our website and Facebook later in the day. As well as a recap email will be sent out to all runners.



Volunteers are the heart and soul of our races. Please consider volunteering; you can sign up for a position on the Volunteer Page.



Baggage, Security, and Lost & Found
Number Pickup
Race Timing
Rules of Competition
Code of Conduct



Need help training or looking for a fun Run Club to join. We host two weekly FREE & OPEN Run Clubs. Join us for a run along the Esplanade! We break up into groups based on running level; this is great for both beginners and veterans.

We run rain or shine every week. For updates, please join our Facebook Group.



To foster and support an inclusive Greater Boston running community by creating an open, accessible, and welcoming environment for athletes of all backgrounds and experience levels across the region.



With your support and participant in our road races, we can support and motivate people to run. Our community Initiative provides a free weekly run club, running clinics and activities that promote the sport of running and make it accessible and open to all. Youth Initiative provides discounted and free entries to youth. As well a Scholarship Fund.



The following is a close approximation of how the race fee allocation.

Cost Service Details
50% MataHari Supports Matahari Women Workers’ Center to put an end to gender-based violence and exploitation.
5% Permit Fees We work with USA Track & Field, Department of Convention and Recreation (Mass. State Agency), and local cities to certify our road races to provide a safe and fun race for everyone.
15% Security & Staff To provide a safe road race for runners and the park, we staff park rangers, police, and safety personnel.
20% Road Race Expenses Road Races experience include (photographers, race equipment, race supplies, portable restrooms, etc.)
10% Timing Expenses Contributes to cost for timing services (equipment, staff, bibs).



In-Kind Sponsor