About First Run 5K/10K

The First Run 5K & 10K is a New Year’s Day run that has since become a tradition in Lowell, Massachusetts. The race was founded in 2010 by a group of local runners who wanted to a way to start the new year off on the right foot celebrating health and wellness instead of the usual New Years celebrations. The race has since grown to become one of the most popular New Year runs in the state.

The 5K and 10K courses wind through the heart of Lowell, past historic landmarks like the Boott Cotton Mills and the Lowell National Historical Park, making it a great way to see the city by foot and get some exercise in on New Year’s Day!

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