El Pelón 5K & Taco Mile

June 9 | 10:00 AM

Chestnut Hill Reservoir

5K & Taco Mile Pass

Kick off Spring with a fun 5K road race around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir on June 10. The 3.1-mile course is around a beautiful reservoir surrounded by trees and parks. The race begins at Chestnut Hill Reservoir behind Reilly Memorial Rink.



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



9:30 AM – Race Area Opens
9:30 AM – BIB Pick Up
10:00 AM – 1 Mile Starts
10:30 AM – 5K Starts
11:00 AM – Post Race Food
11:30 AM – Awards



Thursday (June 6) | 2 PM – 7 PM
Marathon Sports: Brookline Store (1638 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445)

Please pick up your BIBS before the race. Marathon Sports is offering a 20% discount to all registered runners during our Number Pick Up.

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.

There will also be Number Pick Up on race day at Chestnut Hill Reservoir, please come at least 40 minutes early to allow enough time for travel and number pick up.



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.



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.
USATF Certified & Sanctioned Course

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.

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.


Presenting Sponsor

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In-Kind Sponsors