Free Family Fun Run + Ride at CambridgeSide

Sunday, August 5, 2018



8:30 a.m. Registration, 10 a.m. Event Start

Canal Park at CambridgeSide

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (July 2018) –The ninth annual Run + Ride at CambridgeSide, a FREE Kids Only Duathlon with biking and running around CambridgeSide will be held on Sunday, August 5, 2018 with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and an event start of 10:00 a.m. Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern will provide opening remarks for the event.

Run + Ride at CambridgeSide is a complimentary event for kids 5-13 years old and features summer fun for the whole family with prizes, race t-shirts, giveaways, entertainment and more. An iPad is awarded to each winner. Races are not timed and the course is handicap accessible. All abilities are welcome!  New this year: participate in a parent/child kayak fun race with Charles River Canoe & Kayak. Pre-register at where complete event details are available.

Run + Ride at CambridgeSide is a community partnership with NBC Boston, City of Cambridge Department of Human Service Programs, Cambridge Fire Department, Cambridge Police Department, Cambridge Public Health Department, UG2, LAZ Parking, United Security Incorporation, Kone, Mechanical Construction Services, Urban AdvenTours and more.

“We are thrilled to present Run + Ride at CambridgeSide for our ninth year on Sunday, August 5, 2018,” explains CambridgeSide Senior Marketing Director, Melissa LaVita. “Run + Ride at CambridgeSide is a heartwarming community event that encourages children and their families to be active through running, biking and kayaking in a fun and festive environment at Canal Park at CambridgeSide. It will be a great morning, in a beautiful setting, with entertainment for the whole family including face painting, photo booth, crafts, giveaways, snacks and more,” she continued.


The reimagined CambridgeSide is a place to shop, dine, indulge and relax. CambridgeSide features one great waterfront location with over 100 shops and restaurants in Cambridge, MA, just steps from downtown Boston. CambridgeSide’s mix of retailers includes Apple, H&M, Superdry, A|X Armani Exchange, Club Monaco, Banana Republic, J.Crew, Sephora, Macy’s, Best Buy, T.J. Maxx and more. The diverse mix of restaurants boasts Massachusetts’ first World of Beer, The Cheesecake Factory and P.F. Chang’s, among others. CambridgeSide has been named as #1 in Boston’s Best Malls and Shopping Centers, USA Today 10 Best. CambridgeSide is handicapped and MBTA accessible (Green Line T to Lechmere Station or Red Line T to Kendall Square to the free CambridgeSide Shuttle Bus), and offers attached, covered parking. Regular hours are Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. with extended shopping hours during the holiday season. For directions and information, call 617-621-8666 or visit CambridgeSide is a New England Development shopping destination.