Why you should run this fun Boston 5k

Looking for a fun Boston 5k to kick off your summer? Scholar Athletes is building our team for the McCourt Foundation Boston Waterfront 5k Fitness & Wellness Festival, and now is your chance to sign up!

You probably already know the amazing health benefits of this kind of race. At Scholar Athletes, our Zone Members are working every day building success for life through athletic and academic dedication. By joining our team, you’ll also be raising funds to keep this programming running year-round!

At Charlestown High School, senior Chris is a track & field star whose team just won the 2019 Boston City League Championship. Chris shared some inspiration and his training game plan to help inspire you!

Christopher, competing in the 400 meter hurdles

A running start

Chris likes to leave ample time for stretching and warming up his muscles before the race begins.  As he stretches, he likes to clear his mind of all outside noise so he can remain focused on the race.

Fun fuel

On his off-days, he likes to watch the latest YouTube videos of professional athletes training, studying their different workout techniques.

Soak up the sun

Chris prefers a hot and sunny day to practice on the track.  He hopes for clear skies on Sunday, June 16th for Team SA’s big day running, walking and enjoying fitness events at the Boston Waterfront 5k.

Sign up and join us!

A 5k is a great, accessible distance if you’re just starting out, or if you’re working on your fastest time. But you don’t have to be a runner to participate in the Boston Waterfront 5k – there’s a 5K walk, CorePower Yoga, Reebok’s Les Mills BodyCOMBAT, and a youth 100m Dash. The choice is yours! Our runners will be working together to raise funds – sign up here and we’ll get you started!


The 2019 Boston City League Champions, Charlestown Boy’s Track & Field