The Ras na hEireann USA 5Km+ has to be rescheduled per direction of the City of Somerville and the city's response to the Coronavirus crisis.


The City of Somerville is not allowing any public assembly larger than 30 people until April 30, 2020.


Our plan is to reschedule to Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 11am once "hopefully" things have quieted down and a new permit is approved by the City of Somerville. We will be working with the city on this shortly.


In addition, we will be offering all a free entry into the 2020 Bill Rodgers "Somerville Jingle Bell Run" on December 20, 2020 - please stay safe.


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Welcome to the Rás na hÉireann USA 5K


Rás na hÉireann is the most genuine Irish race this side of the Atlantic. It is a celebration of traditions dating back centuries - and simply a celebration of spring in Somerville, Massachusetts.


5,000 registered runner & walker limit.

Sold out weeks in advance every year since 2004!

Proud Sponsor of:

For more information about the race, volunteering, etc. contact:

B.A. Event Promotions

P.O. Box 1294

Margaretville, NY 12455

For regular updates from the Race Director