Register to run!
Registration is now open for the 1st annual FBE Apple Run (formerly the Dan Scharfman Memorial Run) on October 6, 2019. Use the button below to register.
History of the Run
The first annual FBE fall run was held in October 2013 and was named the Dan Scharfman Memorial Run in honor of Dan Scharfman, a pillar of the Belmont community. Mr. Scharfman was an elected member of the Belmont School Committee and Belmont Town Meeting, and was a tireless advocate for the Belmont Public Schools.
In 2019, at the request of the Scharfman family, the Run name was altered to solely focus on education in Belmont. The Run is now called the FBE Apple Run – Belmont Runs for Education!
About The Race
The FBE Apple Run is a fun morning of running that includes both a 5K race and a companion 1 mile run. Proceeds from the races fund the Foundation for Belmont Education.
The FBE Apple Run 5K (USATF MA13031JK) follows a scenic, 5-kilometer route through Belmont. Starting and ending at the Belmont High School track on Concord Avenue, the course passes by four of the town’s six public schools and the historic Payson Park Reservoir. The course ends back at the Belmont High School track. Total length: 5K.
The FBE Apple Run 1 Mile Race has a new course layout, which will be a flat, looping course beginning at the Belmont High School track, looping through the Belmont playing fields on Concord Avenue, and finishing back at the track. This is more of a cross country style run across the grassy fields and is suitable for runners/walkers of all ages and abilities. If you have very young children, a jogging stroller may work better on the grassy fields.
Couch to 5K Program
Fall into Shape with our Couch to 5K Program
Are you interested in running a 5K but don’t know where to start? Start the new school year right by signing up for our Couch to 5K program.
Register with a friend, your spouse, your child, or a teammate for this six-week email and group training program. The Couch to 5K Program sets an easy to follow schedule and uses weekly coaching emails and periodic group runs to take you from the couch to the finish line at the FBE Apple Run 5K. Find the pace that’s right for you and build strength, fitness and confidence along the way.
As part of the FBE Apple Run Couch to 5K Program, you’ll be under the tutelage of Scot DeDeo, our race co-director and ultra marathoner. The six-week program costs $80 and includes one adult entry to the FBE Apple Run 5K (a $35 value). Sign up when you register for the run.
Number Pick Up
Friday, October 4th -12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cityside Subaru – 790 Pleasant Street – Belmont, MA
Saturday, October 5th – 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Race Day Pick-Up – Sunday, October 6th – 8:00 am
Race bibs will be available for pick up at the Belmont High School Track beginning at 8:00 AM on race day.
If you choose to pick up your bib on the day of the race, please allow yourself extra time, as there may be lines.
Post Race Events
An awards ceremony will follow the completion of both the 5K and 1M races.
Race Schedule – Sunday, October 6, 2019
- 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Bib pick up & race day registration
- 9:30 AM: Apple Run 5K
- 10:15 AM: 5K race awards ceremony
- 10:45 AM: Apple Run 1M
- 11:15 AM: 1M awards ceremony & celebration
Directions & Parking
The Belmont High School Track is located on Concord Avenue, adjacent to Belmont High School. (See map below.)
The Track can be easily reached by car and public transportation and there is ample parking available for runners at Belmont High School.
The Foundation for Belmont Education is grateful for your support!