Backshore 5 Mile Gloucester

It’s baaaack… the annual Backshore 5 Mile Road Race. Run Gloucester’s beautiful backshore. Spectacular views of Cape Ann’s Twin Lights, Thatcher Island and the Atlantic Ocean! Don’t miss this North Shore’s runners’ favorite. 

Thursday - May 17, 2018, 6:30 pm
Starting Line: Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, MA


Good Harbor foot bridge will not be available for use on race day, so parking at Good Harbor Beach is not available. The Stop and Shop, located at 6 Thatcher Road has been kind enough to allow race runners to use their parking lot and walk to the start/finish line.  

Bib Packet Pick up: 

Special note: Due to an issue with the t-shirt production, race packet pick up will begin on Wednesday, May 16 th at 10am. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Wednesday, May 16th 10:00am - 4:00pm at the  Cape Ann YMCA
Wednesday, May 16th 5:00pm-8:00pm at the Cape Ann Brewery
Thursday, May 17th until 2:00pm at the Cape Ann YMCA (after 2:00pm, packets are available at the race) 

Post Race Festivities:

Location: Elks Lodge 892
97 Atlantic Rd, Gloucester
Time: 6:30-9:00pm
Entertainment: DJ, Food, Drinks, Awards, Good Times


Downloadable Registration Form

Thank You to our Local Sponsors!