Esplanade 5K 

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Join up to a thousand of your fellow Esplanade-lovers for the 2022  Esplanade 5K. 

The Esplanade 5K takes place along most popular running route in Greater Boston! This course takes an unparalleled riverfront route with both water and garden views set against the iconic backdrop of the Boston and Cambridge skylines. The finish line is perfectly photogenic, with passing sailboats on the Charles River.

Online registration closes at  6:00pm on Friday, May 20, 2022. Participants will still be able to register day-of after the online registration closes. 

2022 Esplanade 5K Cost: 

  • $25.00: Standard Registration (register before May 19) 
  • $40.00: Late Registration (May 19 – May 20) 
  • $65.00: One Year Esplanade Assoc. Membership + Race Bib
  • Esplanade Association Members receive free access to special Member events, discounted tickets to the Esplanade Association’s signature events 

Proceeds from this race go directly to support the work of the Esplanade Association to revitalize and enhance the Charles River Esplanade, sustain its natural green space, and build community in the park by providing educational, cultural, and recreational programs for everyone.

Race entry includes: 

  • One bib with timing chip and official race results 
  • Virtual Prize Bag 
  • Your chance at prizes for top female and male runners across various age brackets 

Race Details: 

  • Race begins 9:00am  at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade (rain or shine!)  
  • More details about the race to be shared at a later date

Packet Pickup: 

  • Anyone that registers by May 1, 2022 will have their bibs mailed directly to them 
  • If you register after May 1st, you can pick up your bib the morning of the race starting at 8:00am. Please note the race will begin at 9:00am. If you would like to pick up your bib prior to race day, please email

Sponsor the Esplanade 5K this year!

If you’re interested in learning more about event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Samuel Englert at 


If you are interested in volunteering at the Esplanade 5K, please email

Register a team!
You can register a time when signing up. If you have questions, please contact Samuel Englert at