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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Rás na hÉireann 5K Set for Sunday

The Rás na hÉireann (Race of Ireland) 5K will be occupying Davis Square this Sunday with an 11:00 AM start time and will include up to 5,000 runners.

The Rás na hÉireann is the most genuine Irish race this side of the Atlantic. It is a celebration of traditions dating back centuries and simply a celebration of spring in Somerville, Massachusetts.

The race course is an accurately wheel-measured 5Km, beginning and ending in famous Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts—a stop on the convenient MBTA Red Line. It starts on Elm Street, in front of the Burren, the Sligo, & the Joshua Tree, & runs through an eclectic mix of great Somerville neighborhoods & tree-lined streets. It is mostly lightening flat, & includes Teele Square, Powderhouse Boulevard, & Ball Square.

It runs past Tufts University, and it zips through Ball Square, by Trum Field down Cedar Street. It ends in Davis Square, on Highland Avenue. Post race rewards are visible along the route, as runners will pass some of the pubs involved in the post race parties-- the Burren, the Sligo, the Joshua Tree, Orleans, P.J. Ryan’s, The Pub and Five Horses Tavern.

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