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!


Please consider selecting a $5.00 Donation in your registration. It will benefit Boston Road Runners Youth Program. As a Thank You, we’ll give you a pair of Feature Socks.


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.



Restrooms available on site. Please respect the surroundings to ensure we are able to continue using the park as our home base.



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


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

Cost Service Details
23% Community Initiative Covers BRR’s other programs, including the three weekly runs, fitness challenges, summer activities and events, and marathon training programs
20% Youth Initiative Supports the BRR Scholarship Fund and the Youth Access program to provide discounted registration for Youth under 18
10% Non-profit Operations Contributes to overhead costs and the costs associated the management and expansion needed to fulfill our mission
7% Permit Fees Contributes to fee for insurance, application, course certification, and other USATF required costs
10% Security & Staff Contributes to compensation for park rangers, police, and other assorted security personnel
13% Road Race Expenses Photographers, Race Equipment, Race Supplies, Water, Food, Portable Restrooms, etc.
17% Timing Expenses Contributes to cost for timing services



In-Kind Sponsor