11th Annual Pam’s Run!
Pam’s Run has options for anyone who wants to hit the pavement: 5K Run, 5K Walk, 10K Run and Kids’ Fun Run. With the 5K and 10K courses traversing neighborhoods in north Wayland, runners are surrounded by the beautiful colors of autumn in New England.
Sunday, October 15, 2023
Registration: 8:15 AM
5K and 10K Gun Time: 10AM
Kids’ Run: 11 AM
Awards: 11:05 AM (approximate)
Registration opens June 1st
- Discounted early bird registration through September 29
- Online registration closes at 10PM Friday, October 13
- 5K and 10K: Cash awards for 1st ($150), 2nd ($100) and 3rd ($50) male and female runners. You must be present at our awards presentation to collect the cash award
- Medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers from each age division in the 5K and 10K
- Kids’ Run: Ribbons for all finishers.
- 5K and 10K: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+
- Kids’ Run: 2-4, 5-7, 8-9
- Walkers: All ages!
- Registration fees: $40 5K; $50 10K; $15 Kids’ Run – Early bird discounts and team discounts are available. See details on the Get Involved page.
- Free shirt for early-bird registrations
- Chip-timed start and finish
- Kids’ Activities: Fun Run for ages 2-9 (3 age groups), obstacle course, crafts, and more! Kids Activities Tent opens at 9AM and the Kids’ Fun Run is at 11.
- Every Fun Run participant must be registered and have a numbered bib. The registration table, located in the main registration area, will be open until 10:45AM. The first 100 Kids’ Run participants registered will get a free t-shirt.
T-Shirt and Bib Pickup
Free T-shirt for early-bird registration. You may also elect not to receive a t-shirt during the registration process.
Update: Race weekend pickup of bibs and t-shirts is provided onsite at Claypit Hill School, 40 Adams Lane, on Saturday, 10/14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Race Day Pickup:
On race day, pre-registered runners can head to the pre-registered tents to pick up their bibs and t-shirts at 8:15 AM.
Parking at Claypit Hill School is limited. Once the parking lot is full, you will be directed to park on Decatur Rd. and Hidden Springs Rd., a short walk from the starting line and festivities area. Cars may be parked on one side of the road only, at the request of the Wayland Fire Department. We will be running a shuttle service between parking areas and race festivities. Please use the intersection of Claypit Hill Rd. and Adams Ln. for drop-off and pick-up. Volunteers will be assisting with parking information, directions and maps.
Pam’s Run 5K and 10K Courses
Our course maps are available for download: Pam’s Run Course Map
Please note that both courses run long. We have given consideration to adding a second timing mat to appropriately adjust the course length; however, in order to remain true to the fundraising spirit of this charity event, we have chosen to maximize the proceeds going to Neighbor Brigade and streamline our costs by having just one timing mat. The timing company will adjust pace per mile to reflect a 3.55 distance for the 5K and 6.35 for the 10K.
The 10K course is well-shaded and is mostly flat until a short hill at mile 2. The course continues through beautiful conservation land with a few small undulating hills on a country dirt road for approximately one mile.
After mile 3, the course turns onto Concord Road with rolling hills and a few long downhill stretches between miles 4 and 5. After a short climb at mile 5.5 on Claypit Hill Road, runners can kick in their final gear on this flat finish. The course includes two water stops.