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Enjoy a flat 5K loop at the Chanukah Run-a-Latke 5K along Swampscott’s scenic waterfront with a view of Boston’s skyline. Warm up to live klezmer music and eat latkes at the finish line.
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    seagroves87 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This is a 5K that always starts the first day of Chanukah and is located in Swampscott, MA which is on the coast north of Boston. I also did this … MORE

    This is a 5K that always starts the first day of Chanukah and is located in Swampscott, MA which is on the coast north of Boston. I also did this race in 2019 as well. The race starts at the Jewish Center in Swampscott. There is a race day packet pick-up which always includes a very cute baseball style long sleeve shirt. There were also mugs with chocolate coins. This is a smaller race with about 100 participants. This year I decided to walk the race with my mom to play it safe because of my foot injury (which is feeling better so I should be fine for my upcoming half marathons). The race starts with a really nice prayer from the rabbi. Then the racers go. It is a really nice course. There are beautiful ocean views and it is a very scenic neighborhood. It is a lollipop loop. It is on the flatter side but there are some inclines and one hill in the middle but it is a fast course. When I ran it in 2019 I ran it in 30:24. Since I walked with my mom I was obviously slow this year but we were well under 1 hour. It is chipped time. After the race there is a band and food. In 2019 it was very festive with tons of community members, a huge spread of food including latkes and other traditional Jewish foods and a band with dancing. This year due to covid it was appropriately a little more subdued. There were less community members but there was the band outside and there were still some delicious latkes. This is one of the best smaller, community races I have done. I don’t plan around 5K races but I usually visit NH a lot between Thanksgiving and New Years so if I am visiting again during this race I will likely do it again.

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