Come Back The Track on Saturday, November 25, 2017!

The fourth annual Back The Track 5K will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Proceeds from Back The Track 2017 will be used to pay down the debt taken on to fund the renovation of the Susan Redfield Track, which was completed in 2015. We’ve had over 2,100 registered runners and walkers back the track so far — let’s add to that this year!

Caleb Evanter took the 2014 men's crown in 15:57.

Caleb Evanter nabbed first place overall in 2014, clocking 15:57. He repeated in 2015.

Gerrick Rodrigues is all smiles!

Gerrick Rodrigues is all smiles!

Meagan Nedlo took the 2014 women's crown in 18:04.

Meagan Nedlo took the 2014 women’s crown in 18:04.

REGISTER NOW!! (Online registration will be available through 4pm ET on November 23, 2017.)

Most of the logistics of the race are the same as last year:


9:00am: Two-mile walk

9:20am: One-mile kids’ run (12 and under)

10:00am: Certified 5K race


10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, Massachusetts

Entry fee:

$25 for the 5K and two-mile walk ($30 for day-of registration)

$20 for the one-mile kids’ run (same price for day-of registration)

Race shirts:

We will have race shirts again this year! Quantity to be determined — stay tuned!

Pre-race packet pick-up:

Swing by the Marblehead Community Center from 4pm to 8pm on Friday, November 24 to pick up your number. The Community Center is located at 10 Humphrey Street in Marblehead.

RETURNING IN 2017: The Shalane Flanagan High School Team Challenge!

Teams of 3 boys or 3 girls will toe the line this year, competing in the second annual Shalane Flanagan High School Team Challenge! The top boys and girls team will have bragging rights for the year AND take possession of the Flanagan Cup, a traveling trophy that will be held by the victorious team until next year’s race. For more information, click here.


Back The Track is part of the 2017 Marblehead Race Series!

We are proud to be part of the 2017 Marblehead Race Series! The Marblehead Race Series consists of a variety of races that take place around town between May and November. All of these races support local charities and non-profit organizations. Participants who complete a certain number of races will receive commemorative awards. For more information, see the Facebook page for the Marblehead Race Series.



Tons of kids braved the cold for the 1-mile race!

Tons of kids braved the cold for the 2014 1-mile race as Shalane Flanagan looks on.