The Western Greenway 5K

Since 2013, the Waltham Land Trust has held the Western Greenway 5K walk and run benefit event where people of all ages traverse a 5K distance through the Western Greenway. We missed you all in 2020 but are excited to be offering the race again in 2021!

The 5K (3.1 mile) course goes through and around a variety of habitats in Beaver Brook North Reservation and Rock Meadow, including cattail marshes, forests, vernal pools, and open meadows. Please note, there is a change to this year's race route from the last race in order to eliminate the trail over a small bridge where runners expressed concerns that it was often slippery under the conditions that typically are present during the race.

The 2021 Western Greenway 5k is Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 1:00pm. We're happy to report that the City has given WLT the go ahead to hold the race in person.

You can pick up your bib at Bistro 781 on Friday, October 29th, 5:30 - 6:30pm, or Saturday, October 30th, 10:30am - noon. Moody Street remains closed to cars right now, but there is parking behind Global Thrift which you can access via Taylor Street.

You can also pickup your bib on raceday at the registration tent near the McLaughlin Building on Metropolitan Parkway North. Please arrive early as advanced bib pickup has been slow this year.

Online registration closed at 10pm on Thursday, October 28, 2021. Additional registrations are welcome, but there is an additional $5 fee to register at bib pickup, or the morning of the race. Because WLT relies on the proceeds from the race to fund its work and we expend certain costs, race registrations are not refundable. The forecast for Sunday looks good at partly cloudy and low 60s, but it may be muddy from recent rains so please dress appropriately for the conditions.

The Waltham Land Trust would like to thank the following sponsors of the 2021 WG5K: Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management, National Grid, Dion's Liquors, the Nelson Companies, Diana Young, Automec Inc, Finn Brit Consulting, Bentley University, Failla & DeFrancesco Family Dentistry, Laura M. Cannon—Attorney at Law, Jack and Elinor Marcou Charitable Foundation, Watch City Research, Paul Brasco Councillor at Large, Pat O’Brien Councillor at Large, RTN Federal Credit Union, Bistro 781, Randy LeBlanc Councillor at Large, Daniel Melnechuk, and the Waltham Recreation Department.

We’re looking for individual and business sponsorships!

Check out the course map!

Click on the map to download a PDF.

McLaughlin Building

Check out pictures from previous Western Greenway 5Ks!