The 12th annual First Run 5K/10K is returning to Lowell, MA for our biggest and best event yet! While the rest of the world is sleeping off the champagne from the night before, we’ll be starting our new year on the right foot (pun intended) by joining the hardiest runners in New England on January 1st for the very first race of 2021!

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Although we had hoped to produce the First Run 5K/10K in January, we felt it best to take every precaution possible, and have deemed the risk to our staff, our volunteers, our runners, and the local community that hosts our event to be too great to conduct the event.  

The entire country is still being impacted by this pandemic, but we want to provide the best experience we can under these difficult circumstances. If you were registered for the event, please check your email for more details.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to [email protected].

On behalf of the Loco Races team, we thank you for your understanding during these trying times, and we look forward to getting out there and running with you in 2022.

What You Get

The The First Run 5K/10K is more than just a road race – it’s a fun day of running followed by music, drinks, and food – and it’s all included with your registration!

Finisher's Medal

You’ll get a cool finisher’s medal to add to your collection.

Commemorative Beanie

You’ll also get a First Run Beanie to keep your noggin warm! (2020 color shown)

Commemorative Gloves

But wait, there’s more! How about some First Run gloves? (Example image, color TBD)

Rockin' After-Party

As if all that wasn’t awesome enough, you also get treated to an after-party with food, music, and plenty of adult beverages!

What It Costs


  • Early - $25

    Through Oct 30, 2020

  • Regular - $30

    Through December 4, 2020

  • Late - $35

    Through December 30, 2020


  • Early - $35

    Through October 30, 2020

  • Regular - $40

    Through December 4, 2020

  • Late - $45

    Through December 30, 2020

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