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September 21, 2019 (Bedford Day)

8:30 am Start (7:30 Registration)

John Glenn Middle School

99 McMahon Road, Bedford MA

All proceeds benefit the Danny Oates Memorial Scholarship Fund


$25 pre- registration, $30 day of

Special $5 registration for active military


In 1993, a little race in Bedford raised $1,000 to honor a life lost two years earlier in a tragic accident. And now, that little race has been held 25 years (a brief hiatus of two years interrupted) and grown to be the community staple that kicks off the annual Bedford Day.

25 years. One quarter century. Twelve grandchildren, one great grandchild, 8 dogs, and over $150,000 contributed to the Danny Oates Scholarship. Your donation allows us to cover costs and make sure that every year the scholarship continues to give out over $15,000 in awards to our local students.

This year will be our last.  While we love seeing everyone on Bedford Day the time has come and we want to go out as strong as we came in. Founded in the love of community gathered to honor one of its own, the race has always had the strong support of the family’s friends, neighbors and brotherhood of first responders.

 We hope we can have your support one last time for our 25th race, and we thank you, from the bottom of our hearts (and feet) for all your support you have given us.

To read more about the origin of the race, please visit this article in the Bedford Minuteman

Our race is a family friendly, fun event. We love seeing families run together. We welcome strollers, just please stay to the back of the start and be careful!