It’s Time for the Back the Track 5K

Join us for the 5th annual Back The Track 5K, two-mile walk, or one-mile kids’ run on Saturday, November 24, 2018. We welcomed a bunch of new and old faces last year — and expect an even bigger crowd this year!

Why else should you Back The Track? The MTA is building our running community by sponsoring youth track and field clinics, the McCarthy Invitational Youth track and field meet, the Marblehead Mile, and of course the Back The Track 5K. We were a key part of the fundraising group that re-built the Susan Redfield Track at Village School, and continue to raise funds towards its upkeep. In the future, we’ll be sponsoring scholarships to college-bound track/cross-country athletes. We appreciate your support of our mission.

REGISTER ONLINE through 4pm ET on November 22, 2018.


9:00am: Two-mile walk

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

10:00am: Certified 5K race


Marblehead Community Center, 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:

Tech race shirts will be available to the first 1,000 entrants. Register early: We expect 1,500 runners toe the line in 2018.


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.



RETURNING IN 2018: The Shalane Flanagan High School Team Challenge!

Teams of 3 boys or 3 girls will toe the line this year, competing in the third 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 2018 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.