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. The race begins at Chestnut Hill Reservoir behind Reilly Memorial Rink. All participants and family members are welcome to stay for a picnic and BBQ! Participants of all abilities are celebrated!


3.1 mile Pass


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!


Friday, August 4th (2 PM – 7 PM)
@ Marathon Sports Brookline (1638 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02445)

or from 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM on race day. We recommend you pick up before the race day to prevent rushing.


Please consider selecting a $5.00 Donation in your registration. It will benefit the Boston Road Runners Youth Program.

Race Schedule

Start: 9:00 AM



The course is a 3.1-mile DOUBLE LOOP around the beautiful Chestnut Hill Reservoir. It will start on the Beacon Street side of the reservoir path and will end after the second loop.



Parking has been known to be an issue, so plan accordingly!  Parking is available around the reservoir and on Beacon St. Please read all street signs and obey parking regulations.

Take the MBTA if possible to reduce traffic, parking congestion, and ecological impact.



There will be a safe place to store your personal items.

Do not check any valuables. Although we will do our best to ensure that your gear is waiting for you at the end of the race, we are not responsible for lost items and/or gear check bags.



Prizes for Top Female & Male and Age Group Winners Female & Male are Marathon Sports Gift Cards.


There are restrooms available in the ice rink. Please respect the surroundings to ensure we are able to continue using the park as our home base.

COED Competition

Teams of 4
(2 Females & 2 Males)
First Place: Party with Beer & Food


Are you interested in volunteering for this race? Sign up for a position on the Volunteer page:
Sign Up to Volunteer.

Race FAQs

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


Marathon Sports Gift Certificates will be given to the top three female and male finishers as determined by gun times.

Prizes given to age groups for top female & male:

19 years old and younger 50-59 years old
20-29 years old 60-69 years old
30-39 years old 70 years old and older
40-49 years old



The following is a close approximation of how the race fee is allocated in BRR’s service plan.

Cost Service Details
50% MataHari Supports Matahari Women Workers’ Center to put an end to gender-based violence and exploitation.
5% Permit Fees Contributes to fee for insurance, application, course certification, and other USATF required costs
15% Security & Staff Contributes to compensation for park rangers, police, and other assorted security personnel
20% Road Race Expenses Photographers, Race Equipment, Race Supplies, Water, Food, Portable Restrooms, etc.
10% Timing Expenses Contributes to cost for timing services



In-Kind Sponsor