CambridgeSide Announces 2020 Charity Race Series

Registration Now Open for Freedom Run 5K and Cambridge Half Marathon at CambridgeSide

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (February 2020) – CambridgeSide ( has announced the 2020 CambridgeSide Charity Race Series dates. The three-part series starts with Freedom Run 5K on Sunday, June 7, Run + Ride CambridgeSide on Sunday, August 2 and Cambridge Half Marathon on November 1, 2020. Races benefit local charities and include post-race celebrations at the center.

“CambridgeSide Charity Race Series offers a variety of races which benefit local charities,” says CambridgeSide Senior Marketing Director, Melissa LaVita. “We encourage runners of all skill levels to come out for these exciting days and enjoy fun & scenic courses, she adds.  

Freedom Run 5K at CambridgeSide
Sunday, June 7, 2020

The Freedom Run is a patriotic 5k race through the heart of East Cambridge & Inman Square on a flat and fast course. The race starts & finishes at CambridgeSide and is immediately followed by a festive roof deck party. Registration includes a short sleeve technical t-shirt, 5 free parking passes, VIP perks for teams over 20 and post-race celebration on the roof deck at CambridgeSide featuring music, food and beverage. Registration is now open at

Run + Ride at CambridgeSide
Sunday, August 2, 2020
The 11th Annual Run + Ride is a kids only, FREE duathlon with biking and running around CambridgeSide! Run + Ride at CambridgeSide is for children ages 5-13 years old, with prizes, race t-shirts, giveaways, entertainment and more. Races are not timed, and the course is handicap accessible. All abilities are welcome. Registration will open in May.

CambridgeSide Half Marathon
Sunday, November 1, 2020

The Cambridge Half Marathon is a 13.1-mile USATF certified course that starts & finishes at CambridgeSide. The fast and flat course takes runners through Cambridge featuring MIT, John W. Weeks Footbridge, Harvard Stadium, Charles River and Harvard Square. Registration includes quarter zip pullover, a half marathon training plan from the Heartbreak Hill Running Club, a race bib with a timing chip, an invitation to the post-race celebration with food and beverages. Registration is now open at


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