race to rowThe Somerville Road Runners  announced that the second annual Race to the Row 5k will take place Sunday, Aug. 24, at Assembly Row in Somerville’s Assembly Square District. The race through Somerville’s newest neighborhood will provide a tour of the new outlets, apartments, restaurants, T station and courtyard at Assembly Row. Running around and through the development and along the Mystic River, the race will end with a free, outdoor pizza party and the opportunity for participants to have a front row view of the recently opened development.

Working together, Assembly Row and the Somerville Road Runners selected neighboring East Somerville Main Streets (ESMS) as the beneficiary of funds raised through Race to the Row. ESMSis a non-profit dedicated to improving the life of the East Somerville Community by creating investment, connection and pride in East Somerville’s business districts, the heart of the community.

“East Somerville is one of our closest neighbors and East Somerville Main Streets is a great partner. We are proud to have them as the beneficiary for this event and fully support their efforts to improve East Somerville,” said Andi Simpson, Marketing Director, Federal Realty for Assembly Row.

The race is for runners of all ages and skill levels, offering a Children’s Fun Run in addition to the 5k race/walk. The Children’s Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m. The 5k race/walk will commence at 9:30 a.m. All registered runners will have access to the post-race party and receive pizza from Ernesto’s Pizza and ice cream from J.P. Licks, which both have locations at Assembly Row. Winners will receive prizes including shoes from Adidas. Registration is available online at www.srr.org/race-to-the-row.

What: “Race to the Row” 5k at Assembly Row

Where: Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park, 100 Foley Street, Somerville, MA

When: Sunday, Aug. 24, 9:30 a.m. start

Contact: Jason Feldman, jfeldman@ctpboston.com, cell: 404-277-4699

Todd Graff, tgraff@ctpboston.com, cell: 617-309-0401

About Assembly Row:

Phase One of The Outlets at Assembly Row will begin to unfold in the summer of 2014. The new neighborhood will include more than 30 nationally branded outlet shops, a variety of sit-down restaurants and cafes, the now-open 12-screen AMC Assembly Row 12 and IMAX, a new six-acre waterfront park complete with bike lanes and an amphitheater, a dedicated MBTA high-speed transit stop on Boston’s Orange Line and the only LEGOLAND Discovery Center in New England. When fully built across 40 acres along the Mystic River, the Assembly Row neighborhood will feature a total of 500,000 square feet of outlet shops and restaurants, 1.75 million square feet of office space, a hotel, 2,100 residences, and a six-acre waterfront park that features a children’s area, sunken amphitheater and events. In the heart of the neighborhood, urban commercial streets will be lined with wide sidewalks and interspersed with streetside cafes, parks, outlet shops, restaurants, bike paths and entertainment venues. Closer to downtown Boston than most of Boston, Assembly Row is accessible via two exits on and off I-93 and, opening this fall, the new Orange Line MBTA station. For more information please visit AssemblyRow.com.

 

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