Bangers 5K


The Brighton Bangers cordially invite you to the Rock the Dock 5K, Presented by the Brighton Bangers  

                                    Saturday, Sept. 15, 11:30 a.m. at Community Rowing


A fun and friendly 5K created by and for runners, the Rock the Dock 5K , Presented by the Brighton Bangers, follows a shaded riverside loop beginning and ending near Community Rowing’s Harry Parker Boathouse, followed by an afternoon of free beer and music.

The low entry fee includes the beer and music, a performance T, a group warmup and cool-down, trophies and prizes for the top men and women and top teams, the greatest swag bag in running, and much more.

Food truck food will be available for purchase.

Proceeds benefit "In the Same Boat," a free program at Community Rowing for disabled and able-bodied military veterans readjusting to civilian life.

Come bang with us!

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For results from last year's race, click here.

To see photos of the race, click here.


Here’s information you will need to run the Rock the Dock 5K at 11:30 a.m., September 15, 2018:

1.     Bib pickup. Bibs and race shirts, plus great coupons and samples, will be available for pickup from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, September 14, at Marathon Sports, 1638 Beacon St., Brookline. You’ll get a discount while you shop. You can also pick up your bib and swag bag from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the race.

2.     Last-minute registration. Online registration will remain available until 11 a.m. Friday, September 14. Cash registration is available at bib pickup Friday night, and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the race. The registration fee after 11 a.m. Friday is $38 (cash only).

3.     Race start: The race begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 15, but be there by 11 for group stretching and other fun stuff.

4.     Start/finish: The race starts at Daly Field next to Community Rowing. The address is 10 Nonantum Rd., Brighton, 02135. This address sometimes confuses GPS apps; note that the start is near Nonantum Road and Brooks Street, and make sure your GPS isn’t taking you to Newton.

5.     Parking. There is absolutely no parking allowed in the Community Rowing parking lot on race day. Plenty of free parking is available along North Beacon Street and Greenough Boulevard and at the Arsenal Mall.

6.     Free shuttle bus: A free shuttle bus will run at 15-minute intervals from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. from the parking area at Herter Park/Artesani Park (1175 Soldiers Field Rd.). Leave plenty of time to get to the starting line.

7.     Bag drop. There will be a bag drop at the starting line. Avoid leaving valuables. The Brighton Bangers and its partners cannot be responsible for loss or damage.

8.     Course and water stop. The course will proceed clockwise on the mostly shaded (but wear sunscreen!) DCR running path along the Charles. There will be one water stop at the halfway point. Volunteers will be on hand at the turns. There is only one vehicle intersection — the entrance to the Watertown Yacht Club. Use caution. Runners with dogs or strollers should run at the back of the pack. Earbuds and headphones are discouraged.

9.     Prizes. The race will be chip-timed. There will be trophies for the top three teams (based on the fastest two men and fastest two women) and individual medals and prizes for the top three men and top three women.

10. Post-race activities. Physical therapists will be on hand at the finish line to provide icing, bracing, taping, post-race stretching, body work, and free injury consultations. There will also be recovery food, Harpoon beer and gluten-free cider (please remember to bring a photo I.D.), free pizza at the finish and food truck food for purchase, and music. You can check your results instantly, and free finish-line photos will be sent to you.

11. The earth. We are proud to offer composting and recycling at the start and finish line to keep our impact on the environment to zero.

12. In short, the best 5K ever.


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