2024 Step Up for Colleen 5K Walk/Run

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2024 Results for the 11th Annual Step Up for Colleen 5K
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See you next year on May 4th!


RACE DATE: May 5th
Opening Ceremony: 8:30 a.m.
Race Start: 9 a.m.

When registering, you can register as an in-person individual, a member of a team, or a virtual registrant. Note: Virtual registration and team registration is now closed. The first 3,000 registrants will receive a shirt. Registration fees are $35 through May 2nd, and increase to $40 for May 3rd – May 5th. 


Cormier Youth Center
40 Whittier Court, Andover, MA
(The Youth Center is located behind Doherty Middle School; please follow our signage.)

Friday, May 3rd: 11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 4th: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 5th: 7 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Race registration will remain open online until 8:45 race morning. Please register online, either before you come, or when you arrive using your phone, (we will have QR codes available) and your bib number will be assigned. You can then pick up your bib and shirt (if available). We request that everyone pay via credit card, however, if that is not possible, we will accept cash, but we will not have any change so you must have exact change. We will also accept checks, made payable to Colleen E. Ritzer Memorial Fund, Inc. Registration fee will increase to $40 on May 3rd. All registrants must pick up their packets by 8:45 a.m. on race day so that our volunteers can enjoy the race.

(Parking is available in the adjacent lot on pre-race days but not on race day. You may pick up packets for family and friends.)

If you registered as an official team, the team captain will pick up your packet. You should reach out to your team captain if you have questions. Tracy will contact all team captains and make arrangements with them for pickup time and location.

Opening ceremonies begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. at the gazebo in the park with a 9 a.m. race start at Central Park on Bartlet St. in Andover, MA. The race will use a pulse start to allow racers to disperse along the route with less congestion. Those with strollers or dogs will be placed near the back.

Public parking lots are located at the corner of Park St. and Bartlet St. and on Main Street between Punchard St. and Chestnut St, behind the library on Essex St. and off of Chestnut Court.  There is also on-street parking, where noted.

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