Register to Run!
Registration is now open for the 3rd annual FBE Apple Run on October 3, 2021. Use the button below to register.
8:00-9:15 AM – 5K Registration
8:00-10:30 AM – 2K Registration
The FBE Apple 5K and 2K races are events that celebrate education in Belmont. The 5K run passes by four of Belmont’s schools (Burbank, Chenery, Wellington, and the High School) and recognizes Belmont’s commitment to educating its young.
Now in its ninth year (six years as the Dan Scharfman Memorial Run), the FBE Apple Run has brought thousands of runners to the streets of Belmont, Massachusetts to support public education and innovation in the Belmont Public Schools. Since our inaugural event in 2013, the Apple Run has raised more than $170,000 for the Foundation for Belmont Education, a 501c3 non-profit organization that awards grants to the Belmont Public Schools to enrich the education provided to Belmont students.
The FBE Apple Run 5K 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 2K Race has a new course layout, which will be a flat course beginning at the Belmont High School track, running along Concord Avenue, looping back, and finishing back at the track. This is more of a cross country style run and is suitable for runners/walkers of all ages and abilities. If you have very young children, a jogging stroller may work best.
Compete in our team competition this year. Just enter your team name when you register on RaceWire.
- fastest males
- fastest females
- mixed teams
(scoring is total time of fastest 3 three members. For mixed teams, at least one member must be female)
- largest team
Couch to 5K Program
Fall into Shape with our Couch to 5K Program
The program consists of:
- 8-week training plans: beginner and moderate
- Weekly training letters to keep you inspired
- Two meetups: 8/22 – 9AM and 9/19 – 9AM at the Payson Park Reservoir
Friday, October 1st -12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday, October 2nd – 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Location – TBD
Race Day Pick-Up – Sunday, October 3rd – 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.
As in past years, participants in the 2021 event will receive race t-shirts for both the 5K and 2K races. Adult and youth sizes are offered.
- 5K & 2K – A hi-tec short sleeve ‘quik-dri’ running shirt will be offered to the first 400 registered runners.
An awards ceremony will follow the completion of both the 5K and 2K races.
Race Day Schedule – Sunday, October 3, 2021
- 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 2K
- 11:15 AM: 2K awards ceremony & celebration
Apple Run, awards will be granted in the following categories:
- Fastest 5K Male and Female
- Fastest 5K per age group (10 year increments)
- Fastest 5K Male and Female – 12 and Under
- Fastest 2K Male and Female – 12 and Under
- Most Festive Running Outfit
- Largest Team
- Fastest Male Team
- Fastest Female Team
- Fastest Mixed Team
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!