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. For 2023, the 5K had a $3,000 cash purse and paid 10-deep as the 5K Championship in the 2023 USA Track & Field - New England Grand Prix. 2024 event details will be announced in November.
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 also get special perks.
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 Jan 1st, again on Feb 1st, and every day thereafter until Feb 10th.
Yes, it goes up daily--so register today to $AVE!
Entry fees through Dec. 31, 2022:
5K: $40 / 5M: $45
Entry fees Jan. 2023:
5K: $44 / 5M: $50
Entry fees increase by 50¢ each day on Feb 1st, then by $1 each day on Feb 5th.
5K: $45+ / 5M: $55+
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 in South Plaza, with music from (tentatively) 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 seltzer, and sports drinks) and free entry into the 7-race Super Sunday Challenge.
NEW FOR 2023 - INDOOR BAG-CHECK & CHANGING AREAS
We are runners who love to party, so we know how sweaty clothing and cold weather don't mix well. Thanks to our gracious hosts at BioMed Realty, you will have access to an indoor space with changing rooms so that you can get into warm, dry clothing after the race.
Our Super Sunday beverage sponsors:
- Mighty Squirrel
- 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
The first ten teams of 20 or more runners (as of Wednesday Jan. 31st) get a reserved team tent.
All teams which raise at least $500 via Super Sunday fundraising pages by Wednesday Jan. 31st get a reserved team tent.
Any person/group who donates $250 to RACE Cancer Foundation by Wednesday Jan. 31st gets a reserved team tent.
All team tents include a table, chairs, BODYARMOR sports drink, and a stash of snacks.
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 and 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:
- Wed Feb 8, 5PM-8PM - Mighty Squirrel, Waltham (trivia night)
- Fri Feb 10, 4:30PM-7PM - Marathon Sports Cambridge
- Sat Feb 11, 1:30PM-4PM - Za/Evoo - Kendall Square
Raceday Number & SWAG Pickup:
- Sunday 8:00am-9:30am - Super Sunday Race HQ, 650 Kendall St, Cambridge
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
RACE - Linskey Way
8:00am – number pick-up opens at the (650 Kendall, left side)
9:00am – bag check opens (650 Kendall, right side)
9:30am – number pick-up CLOSES
10:00am – 5K race START
10:05am – 5M race START
PARTY - South Plaza
10:30am – post-race party opens, Karate Show on stage
11:40am – awards ceremony - (must be present to win $)
12:00pm – Beach Nights on stage
2:00pm – bag check closes, DJ Dukes on stage
2:30pm – LAST CALL
3:00pm – post-race party closes
View the 5K course map here.
The 2023 Super Sunday course, which doubles as the USATF-NE 5K Championship, returns to its roots from the early years, starting and finishing on Linskey Way. You'll start running east, then left/north on First Street, then a quick left/west on Binney. You'll run west on Binney Street, curving south towards Broadway. After turning right/west on Broadway, your next turn will be right/north on Columbia. You'll run straight across Hampshire, then turn right/east on Cambridge Street. You'll then run straight on Cambridge for nearly one mile until a right/south on First Street. From there you'll have just the final right turn onto Linskey Way and then two blocks straight back to the start/finish line.
View the 5M course here.
The 2023 Super Sunday course returns to its roots from the early years, starting and finishing on Linskey Way. You'll start running east, then left/north on First Street, then a quick left/west on Binney. You'll run west on Binney Street, curving south towards Broadway. After turning right/west on Broadway, you'll continue straight down Broadway for more than a mile before a right on Quincy and another quick right/east on Cambridge Street. You'll then run straight on Cambridge for nearly two miles until turning right/south on First Street. From there you'll have just the final right turn onto Linskey Way and then two blocks straight back to the start/finish line.
Walkers and back-of-the-pack'rs are welcome!
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.
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)
USATF-NE Grand Prix: The top 3 female and male USATF Teams (Open, Masters 40+, 50+, 60+, 70+) win cash ($100/$60/$40)
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 on Linskey Way
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 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.