Super Sunday is a giant Super Bowl pre-party which starts with a running race. Actually, we start with two races: a 5-miler and a 5K. The 5-miler has a cash purse and pays 10-deep.
After running, we party in a giant (25,000+ sq. ft.) beer garden with live music from Beach Nights, Karate Show, and DJ Dukes. The three largest teams get to enjoy heated buses with a private stash of food and beverages for the after-party.
For friends and family not into running, party tickets can be purchased in advance for $20, or you can get into the party FOR FREE by volunteering during the race.
ONLINE PRE-REG ONLY
Register for our Feb. 12th in-person race by Dec 31st and your entry will include FREE entry into the 7-race Super Sunday (virtual) Challenge. Race entry fee increases on Feb 1st, and every day thereafter until raceday.
Yes, it goes up daily--so register today to $AVE!
Please help us recruit volunteers.
We are seeking volunteers to help with several aspects of the event; please sign up here. Volunteers receive a free hat and free entry into the post-race party.
As always, Super Sunday will have a HUGE post-race party at our giant (25,000+ sq. ft.) beer garden, with music from Karate Show, Beach Nights, and DJ Dukes. We’ll have beer, wine, hard cider, hard seltzer, and BODYARMOR sports drinks. We'll also have food trucks. Party tickets can be purchased in advance at a discount or on-site at the event for $30.
Diageo - Guinness, Smithwick's, Ranch Water
Beach Nights is one of Boston's most award-winning wedding & event bands. You've seen us on stage at Super Sunday for the past decade, and we're thrilled to bring the party back to Cambridge in 2023! You also know us as the house band at Lansdowne Pub since they opened their doors, and we joined Boston's Dalton & The Sheriffs at Leader Bank Pavilion in Summer 2021. We're keeping the tradition alive this year, playing countless weddings and events throughout New England and beyond. VIDEO HERE
Karate Show is a party rock cover band, and has been playing shows across Massachusetts for 11 years. The guys are looking forward to playing their fourth Super Sunday after party, and are hoping for either warm weather or space heaters. VIDEO HERE
DJ Dukes is Boston's best DJ!
SWAG + PARTY + BEER + SUPER SUNDAY CHALLENGE
Your entry includes a warm and comfy winter running hat, entry into the post-race party, two free drinks (we'll have beer, wine, hard cider, hard seltzer, and sports drinks) and free entry into the 7-race Super Sunday Challenge.
Our Super Sunday beverage sponsors:
- Mighty Squirrel
- FitVine Wine
- Ranch Water
- BODYARMOR Sports Drink
As with all RACE events, there will be secure bag-check area for all participants.
Free race photos:
Race photos will be published at fb.com/racemenu
All teams of 20 or more runners as of Wednesday Jan. 31st get a reserved VIP tent.
All teams which raise at least $500 via Super Sunday fundraising pages by Wednesday Jan. 31st get a reserved VIP tent.
Any person/group who donates $250 to RACE Cancer Foundation by Wednesday Jan. 31st gets a reserved VIP tent.
All VIP team tents include a table, chairs, cases of BODYARMOR sports drink, and a stash of snacks.
The three largest teams when registration closes on Friday Feb. 11th get post-race access to our heated buses! (volunteers count towards team size)
We love our volunteers!
Super Sunday is made possible each year thanks to the help of over 100 wonderful volunteers. If you're participating as a runner, please thank them! If you're volunteering, we appreciate your support!
All volunteers get free admission into the after-party, a free winter hat, and two drink tickets. As a volunteer, you'll assist with number pickup, venue setup, registration, bag check, water stops, marshaling, food and beverage service, awards, and cleanup.
Volunteers will be sent an email with instructions 1-2 days before their volunteer shift.
Volunteer roles and responsibilities typically go something like this:
Registration volunteers assist with setting up the registration area, which includes tables, signs, bib numbers, safety pins, pens, and race swag items like hats, t-shirts, or other wearables. As runners arrive, volunteers give runners their bib number and appropriate swag items. After registration closes, volunteers will pack up remaining items and help load them into the equipment truck. Tables used for registration are often moved and/or rearranged for the post-race party.
Bag Check Crew, 9:00AM-11:00AM / 11:00AM-1:00PM
Bag check volunteers help with checking in runners' bags in the Bag Check area. Before the race, volunteers help set up a secure area, often with tarps and tables. Materials needed include bag tags, markers, and plastic bags. Runners are given a tag to write their bib number on attach it to their bag. Bag Check volunteers take the bags and arrange them numerically for easy retrieval when runners return after the race. The bag check area should always be attended to help keep the space secure.
Course Marshal Crew, 9:00AM-11:00AM
Course marshals assist with setting up the signage and cones along the course before the race. During the race, course marshals direct the runners and ensure their safety by alerting other walkers, cyclists, pedestrians, and drivers. After the race is complete, course marshals help clean up the signage, cones and any other materials along the race course.
Bike Marshal Crew, 9:00AM-11:00AM
Bike marshals assist with final prep and review of the race course before the race. During the race, some bike marshals ride 1-2 minutes ahead of the field, while others ride alongside race leaders and vulnerable groups of runners to help ensure their safety. Bike marshals should be prepared to dismount their bike and assist on foot, so cleated shoes are not recommended.
Water Station Crew, 9:30AM-11:30AM
Water station volunteers assist with setting up an area on the course, often at a mile marker, to hand cups of water to runners during the race. Water stations are equipped with tables, water jugs, paper cups, rubber gloves, and trash bags. Water should be pre-poured into cups (half-filled) before the runners arrive. Some volunteers should hold out half-filled cups and offer them to runners as they pass, while others fill additional cups. After the last runners have passed, volunteers should clean up all cups and place them in garbage bags. All materials should be broken down, loaded into a vehicle, and returned to the Start/Finish area.
Start/Finish Crew, 9:00AM-11:00AM
Start/finish volunteers assist with setting up banners, signage, cones, and other materials. Volunteers will help runners line up for the race and ensure the race starts smoothly (with the assistance of the race director and staff). Two Start/Finish volunteers will hold a finish line tape for the first female and male runners to as they win the race. After the race, volunteers help clean up the start/finish area and load race equipment and materials into the equipment truck.
Party Crew, 10:00AM-12:00PM / 12:00PM-2:00PM (21+ only)
Party volunteers assist with prepping the beer tents, pouring (not serving) beer, awards ceremony, trash removal, and beer garden security during the post-race party.
Early Number & SWAG Pickup:
Raceday Number & SWAG Pickup:
- Sunday 8:00am-9:30am - Super Sunday Beer Garden, 350 Kendall St, Cambridge
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
8:00am – number pick-up opens at the Super Sunday beer garden, 350 Kendall Street in Cambridge
9:00am – bag check opens
9:30am – number pick-up CLOSES
10:00am – 5-mile race START
10:12am – 5K race START
10:30am – post-race party opens
11:30am – awards ceremony - top 10 overall (must be present to win $)
12:30pm – awards ceremony - age group and team awards
2:00pm – bag check closes
2:30pm – LAST CALL
3:00pm – post-race party ends
View the 5M course here.
The 2022 course starts and finishes from exactly the same spot, on Athenaeum. You'll start running east towards First, then left/north to Binney, left/west to Third, then left/south to Broadway. After turning right/west on Broadway, you'll turn right/east on Cambridge, then right/south on First. Then it's just one right turn onto Athenaeum and back to the start/finish line.
View the 5K course map here.
Walkers are allowed in the 5K, but not the 5M. Please walk at a pace of at least 18min/mile because we are not allowed on the roads after 11:00am per the City of Cambridge.
Cash purse for *top 10 overall men and women in the 5-miler
Age Group Champions (18 & under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+) in the 5-miler and 5K (trophy)
Top Influencer - refer the most runners into the event (trophy + prize)
Top Fundraiser - raise the most via your personal fundraising page (trophy + prize)
Fastest Co-ed Team: The fastest team scored by the cumulative time of your team's top 3 female runners and top 3 male runners. (trophy)
Largest Teams: The three largest teams get access to heated buses with a stash of snacks and drinks for the after-party!
Overall and team awards are based on GUN time. Age group awards are based on CHIP time.
Start/Finish at 500 Kendall Street, Cambridge MA 02142
Please ride your bike or take the T if possible.
Red line: Take the Red Line to the Kendall Square station. Head towards Charles River/Main St. Turn left onto 3rd St and walk .2 miles and turn right onto Athenaeum.
Green line: Take the Green Line to the Lechmere Station. Walk west on Cambridge St towards 1st St. Turn right onto 1st St., cross Binney St., then turn right onto Athenaeum.
Driving: If driving, please be sure to arrive by 9:15AM. Some roads will be closed after that.
Parking: BioMed Realty is offering Super Sunday runners FREE PARKING at the Kendall Square Garage until 3PM. It's at 350 Kendall Street, right next to (and underneath) the party. Before leaving, visit the cashier and show them your race bib. They will validate your ticket and you'll have 15 minutes to get your car out of the garage.
Video from 2020 race:
In the event of inclement weather, the event may be postponed to another date. No refunds will be issued due to conflicts with the postponement date. If RACE must cancel the event due to circumstances beyond their control, no refunds will be issued. Please remember, 100% of the proceeds go to charity.
If you are unable to attend the event, you may transfer the value of your entry to another runner until Monday January 31st, 2022 via the form at racemenu.com/transfer. Please do not sell or give your bib to someone else without using this form. If you do, both of you will be banned from all future events.