Run the Virtual Esplanade 5K presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts anywhere in the world from June 1 to June 14!

In this uncertain time, the Esplanade has served as a much needed respite for people to walk, bike, run, and breathe fresh air. It has never been a more valuable resource than it has for the last two months.

Now, you can support the park by running in a Virtual 5K! Register for the Esplanade Virtual 5K Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and your race entry will benefit the ongoing care and upkeep of the Esplanade!

Running helps reduce stress and provides a free way to improve cardiovascular fitness and strengthen bones. Whether you are running along the Esplanade, or anywhere else in the world, we hope you’ll join our virtual community!

HOW IT WORKS:

Run or walk a 5K anywhere in the world any time between 12:00am on June 1 and 11:59pm on June 14 (now extended!).

Capture your time (record on your phone, use an app (Strava, Map My Run, Nike Run Club, Runkeeper, etc), record via your Garmin… however you prefer!) and submit it to us. We’ll list you on the leaderboard at Esplanade.org/Esplanade5K.

If you take a selfie on your route, share it with us on Twitter (@EsplanadeBoston), Instagram (@EsplanadeinBoston), or Facebook (@EsplanadeBoston) for the chance to be reposted.

Follow public health guidelines and stay six feet away from other individuals along your route.

Participants who register before Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm will have a Commemorative Race Bib mailed to them (anyone who registers after May 27 will receive it by email). All participants will receive a Virtual Race Bag with coupons and giveaways from our sponsors and local partners, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Bluebikes, Night Shift Distributing, and Athletic Brewing. The top three men and women overall will receive a prize pack from Athletic Brewing.

Bibs are $20 or FREE to frontline service workers (fire, police, medical, etc) and for those who have recently lost their employment or cannot at present afford to buy a virtual race bib.

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Wherever you run, we recommend following these guidelines and recommendations to ensure your health and safety:

Health and Safety Guidelines

  • Massachusetts residents are required to wear a cloth face covering in public places, including while exercising
  • Stay at least six feet away from other people
  • Do not congregate in groups
  • Participate only in non-contact recreational activities
  • Wash hands, use hand sanitizer, and cover coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home if you feel sick and/or are part of a vulnerable population
  • Respect all closures (playgrounds. Exercise course, ball fields)

Pathway Guidelines

  • As always, please be kind and share the pathways
  • Always pass to the left, keeping at least six feet of distance
  • If you are not able to pass with recommended distance, please wait
  • If space is constricted, please yield to others and walk in single file when passing
  • Keep to manageable speeds and stay right to allow others to pass
  • Per park rules, dogs must be on leashes (Yes, even the good dogs)

Learn more about Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts’ We Are Mighty, MA Campaign here.

Runner Leaderboard

David Laurent Niquille | 16:42 | Esplanade!
Noah Schlesinger | 17:50| Esplanade!
Alexandra Selberg | 19:18 | Esplanade!
Andrew Kuo | 19:38 | Esplanade!
Jenny Bishop | 20:05 | Walpole, MA
Morgan Prudden | 20:52 | Charles River Pathway, Cambridge, MA
Bryce Shumate | 21:04 | Quincy, MA
Marianne Bauer | 23:11 | New Hampshire
Christopher Winnyk | 23:31 | Esplanade!
Emily Mitchell | 23:33 | Southie
Corinne Nawn | 23:48 | Esplanade!
Pon Donesasorith | 23:49 | Dover, MA
Jared Bishop | 23:58 | Walpole, MA
Rene Rotondo | 24:09 | Charlestown, MA
Caroline Darsney | 24:12 | Quincy, MA
Susan Driscoll | 24:37 | Clemente Field Track, Boston, MA
Courtney Marsolais | 24:39 | Boston, MA
Gregory Mansbach | 24:43 | Hanover, MA
Taylor Dunn | 25:19 | Alexandria, VA
Katherine Evans | 25:19 | Cambridge, MA
Jennifer Polster | 25:26 | Huntington, NY
Basilici, Mica | 25:38 | Indiana
Zachary Calahan | 25:50 | Esplanade!
Mimi Murphy | 25:50 | Esplanade!
Melanie Crocini | 25:54 | Boston’s Seaport, MA
Lisa Taffe | 25:55 | Esplanade!
Riordan Frost | 25:57 | Virtual
Michal Pramik | 26:15 | Fresh Pond Reservation, Cambridge, MA
Andrea Mygrant | 26:16 | Esplanade!
Bob Barnes | 26:28 | Esplanade!
John O’Brien | 26:46 | Tacoma, WA
Jen M | 27:07 | Boston, MA
Christine Rhea | 27:08 | Cambridge, MA
Conor Smith | 27:14 | Chestnut Hill Reservoir, Brighton, MA
Vinicius Barbosa de Oliveira | 27:24 | Malden River Loop, Malden, MA
Patrick Maloney | 27:30 | Wollaston Beach, Quincy, MA
Caleb Yoken | 27:31 | Somerville, MA
Nita Diverio | 27:44 | Harwich Port, MA
Jessica daSilva | 27:50 | Waltham/Watertown, MA
Stefany Araujo | 28:08 | Quincy Shore Drive, Quincy, MA
Geoff Wong | 28:32 | Milford, MA
Tucker Rickard | 28:45 | Winchester, MA
Paula Petschek | 29:01 | Minuteman Bikeway, Bedford, MA
Nathaniel Camillo | 29:13 | Chestnut Hill Reservoir, Brighton, MA
Andrew Rabkin | 29:31| Cambridge/Esplanade!
Geoffrey Ryan | 29:53 | San Antonio, TX
Jeanine Murphy | 29:57 | Esplanade!
Vicki Tantillo | 30:00 | East Bridgewater, MA
Catie Valzania | 30:00 | Esplanade
Teagan Chiovitti | 30:04 | Chestnut Hill Reservoir, Brighton, MA
Erica Driver | 30:04 | Little Compton, RI
Nwakaego Uzoh | 30:05 | Cambridge, MA
Jen Vasterling | 30:13 | Charles River Pathway
Jessica DiStefano | 30:14 | Boston, MA
Leigh Netcoh | 30:22 | Memorial Drive, Brookline, MA
Barbara Digirolamo | 30:30 | Peabody, MA
Vanessa Decembre | 30:38 | Commonwealth Ave and Esplanade!
Nitin Jain | 30:41 | Bangalore, India
Sarah Mansbach | 30:51 | Hanover, MA
Leah Anderson | 31:00 | Somerville/Cambridge, MA
Greg White | 31:19 | Los Angeles, CA
Jenny Babon | 31:21 | Arlington, MA
Sara Kinslow | 31:25 | Cambridge/Arlington, MA
Jeff Richards | 31:30 | Virtual
Anna Goodheart | 31:45 | Boston, MA
Nama Mahesh | 31:54 | Chestnut Hill Reservoir, Brighton, MA
Jyothi Prasad | 31:54 | Chestnut Hill Reservoir, Brighton, MA
Doug Thompson | 31:54 | Hingham, MA
Elizabeth Ross | 32:21 | Weston, MA
Emerald Wong | 32:22 | Weston, MA
Maria Kussmaul | 32:27 | Esplanade!
Jessica Kaczynski | 32:29 | Melrose, MA
Ava Russell | 32:41 | Somerville, MA
Casey Schuck | 32:41 | Somerville, MA
Kat Herzig | 33:03 | Boston’s Jamaica Plain
Robert Lucas | 33:17 | Boston’s Charlestown, MA
Jennifer Nassour | 33:41 | Newport, RI
Helenn Lemaistre | 33:46 | Minute Man Bikepath, Cambridge/Arlington, MA
Javier Rivera | 33:51 | Charles River Esplanade
Megan Gray | 34:07 | Esplanade!
Catherine Betts | 34:15 | Rock Creek Park Trail, Washington DC 

Gidh Aditya | 34:20 | Boston, MA
Bridget Allison | 34:28 | Westford, MA
Leeds, Naomi | 34:59 | Virtual
Sarah Hlibka | 35:00 | Virtual
Nicole Waddell | 35:06 | Allston, MA
Alison McRae | 35:12 | Jamaica Pond, Boston, MA
Rajat Handa | 35.24 | Somerville, MA
Kelsey Pramik | 35:39 | Newburyport, MA
Danielle Kaplan | 35:43| Chestnut Hill Reservoir, Brighton, MA
Francisco Rosario | 35:53 | New Haven, CT
Courtney Galvin | 36:00 | Spot Pond, Medford, MA
Steven Goodwin | 36:25 | Virtual
Colette Farmer | 37:02 | Esplanade!
Ellen Kim | 37:26 | Virtual
Rebecca Chen | 37:42 | Boston, MA
Denise Froes Brandao | 38:01 | Aracaju, Brazil
Micah Schwartz | 38:47 | Somerville/Cambridge, MA
Robin Bova | 39:40 | Arlington, MA
Emma Feeney | 40:54 | Esplanade!
Kacie Dietric | 42:00 | Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
Ajooni Sandhu | 42:44 | Grafton, MA
Ines Butka | 44:33 | Wollaston Beach, Quincy, MA
Jeanne Monaghan | 44:41 | Chestnut Hill Reservoir, Brighton, MA
Vasudevan Shobha | 44:49 | Esplanade!

Barry Berman | 45:00 | Mystic Valley Parkway, Winchester, MA
Lan Luo | 45:24 | Cambridge
Jeevani Rayudu | 45:54 | Minuteman Bike Path
Megan Silk | 46:16 | Silver Spring, MD
Katherine Howland | 47:21 | Southwest Corridor Park, Boston, MA
Sarah Turner | 47:28 | Charles River pathway
Katie Bowe | 57:00 | Alexandria, VA
Jimmy Nguyen | 59:55 | Brighton, MA
Mary Ann Brennan Newcomb | 1:00:00 | Charlotte, NC
Catherine Renehan | 1:00:00 | Charlestown, MA
Jenny Gao-Wong | 1:01:26 | Quincy, MA
Jorge Arriaza | 1:01:44 | Quincy, MA
Michelle Friedman | 1:03:38 | Virtual
Jeremiah Quinn | 1:04:23 | Boston, MA
Shivani, Kiran | 1:07:01 | Chestnut Hill Reservoir, Brighton, MA
Kristin Crowe | 1:09:20 | North Kingstown, RI
Hervé Troujman | 1:09:24 | Boston and Cambridge, MA
Shawn Witt | 1:09:43 | Charles River Pathway, Cambridge, MA
Tessa Dancheck | 1:12:30 | Wollasten Beach, Quincy, MA
Mark Evans | 1:18:38 (5.02 miles) | Back Bay and Esplanade!
Angelica Ou | 1:32:00 | Charles River pathways
Kim Nichols | 1:50:00 | Cromwell, CT
Marilyn Escobar | Charles River

Please allow up to 48 hours for your time to be reflected!