Colleen Kelly 5K Banner (Apr 18 2015) 
- A Day Dedicated to the Memory of Colleen -
~ Colleen's gentle spirit will be celebrated with a 5K Run/Walk ~

Thank you all for your tremendous support of the Colleen Kelly 5K. Colleen was 21 years old when she was involved in a pedestrian accident that took her life.  We hold this event to keep her memory alive.  Colleen was passionate about education and the humane treatment of animals.  Any proceeds from the 5k go to places that support these causes.  A scholarship in her name is given annually to a graduating senior at Melrose High.

Here are some great video clips of the Colleen Kelly 5K:
Colleen Kelly 5K Video - 2013, courtesy of Anthony DiBenedtto:
Colleen Kelly 5K Video - 2014, courtesy of Anthony DiBenedtto & Surette:

Race Results:
View 2013 Colleen Kelly 5K Race Results

View 2014 Colleen Kelly 5K Race Results

Race Day Schedule:
  7:00-7:45 - Packet Pick Up
  8:00 - 5K Start
  9:00/9:30 - Awards Ceremony
5K Start/ Finish, Packet Pick Up and the Awards Ceremony will all be at the Melrose Common - 301 East Foster Street, Melrose, MA 02176

Parking available at Winthrop School.
For a map of the location/parking area please click here  

** PARKING UPDATE: Please be advised that Sixth Street will be closed from First Street to Laurel Street starting at 7:30AM.  Also, please be advised that due to the large number of participants for this event, the Winthrop School Parking area may fill up quickly - consider carpooling if possible. There are many residential side streets in the area, but please be considerate of the neighbors when parking your vehicle.  The Melrose Police will ticket illegally parked vehicles.

Course Map:
For Course Map, click here  
REGISTRATION:         -Please send printed Paper Registration with payment to John O'Hara:
             4 Ingraham Terrace Swampscott, MA 01907

Entry Fees:
    $20 January 5th-March 31st
    $25 April 1st-Race Day

Packet Pick-Up:
Packet pick-up for pre-registered participants will be at Marathon Sports on Thursday, April 16th from 3 pm-7:30 pm, and Friday, April 17th 2pm – 6:30 pm
          * Marathon Sports is located at 401 Main Street Melrose, MA 02176
          * Marathon Sports will extend a 20% shopping discount to all registered
             runners when they pick up their bibs on the 16th and 17th.

Packet Pick-Up on Race Day will be at the Melrose Common from 7:00am-7:45 am

Top 3 Overall Male & Female
Age Groups first Male & Female
       (19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and up)

If you would like to be a sponsor for this event please contact John O’Hara (603-682-7950)

If you would like to volunteer for this event please contact Patti McDermott (781) 883-9687.  Volunteers will be needed to help with:
  • Race day registration
  • Race day packet pick up
  • Water Stop
  • Turns along the course
  • Start/finish line
  • Parking

If you cannot make the event but would like to make a donation, there are 2 ways to do this:

        1)  Please make checks payable to Colleen M. Kelly Fund and send to
                    4 Ingraham Terrace Swampscott, MA 01907.

        2)  One-click donation link below:

Thank you for your support.

- A Day Dedicated to the Memory of Colleen -
Colleen's gentle spirit will be celebrated with a 5K Run/Walk.
Side Banner (Apr 18 2015)

2015 Causes:
Melrose Humane Society

Cambridge Public Schools
MHS permanent scholarship


Dagle Electrical

Power Line Contractors


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Interstate Batteries2

Celtic C Construction

Marathon Sports3

New Balance2

The Keith Family 2

Contact John O'Hara
for sponsor info.

Donor List 2015