- A Day Dedicated to the Memory of Colleen -THANK YOU!!
~ 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:
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.
For Course Map, click here
4 Ingraham Terrace Swampscott, MA 01907
$20 January 5th-March 31st
$25 April 1st-Race Day
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (603-682-7950)
If you would like to volunteer for this event please contact Patti McDermott email@example.com (781) 883-9687. Volunteers will be needed to help with:
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.
Contact John O'Hara
for sponsor info.