Public Statement

The Fore River Bridge 5K road race, planned for October 1st, has been postponed until next spring at the request of MADOT. From the beginning, we realized that hosting the event in the fall was an ambitious endeavor because of the uncertain construction schedule.  The result is that our event will now become part of a much larger bridge dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony.  While we are disappointed with the delay in celebrating, when all four lanes of the bridge are open to traffic on October 1st, we recognize that the project is not technically finished until the temporary span is removed,  restoration work is complete and DOT takes possession of the bridge.

We hope to announce a new date before the end of the year. In the grand scheme, the South Shore Coastal Community has waited fifteen years to celebrate the end of the bridge project so another few months is not a major issue.  We look forward to participating in the larger event in the spring. Thanks to MADOT and the Hedlund administration in Weymouth for their assistance in making the event a reality.  We also want to express our appreciation to our charitable partner, The Arc of the South Shore.

Our other planned events, the Fore River Bridge IPA beer release party at Barrel House Z on September 17th and The Parade of Boats on September 23rd  will be held as scheduled.

Thank you for your continued support as we  promote redevelopment of the Route 3A corridor and support for local charities.


The Fore River Bridge Celebration Planning Committee

Registration Transfer or Refund

If you had already registered for this event we will be contacting you and providing the option to either transfer your registration to the rescheduled event or receive a refund.


Fore River Bridge 5K

October 1, 2017
Celebrate the opening of the Fore River Bridge by participating in the Fore River Bridge 5K! This unique running event is a point to point 5k (3.2 mile) run starting at the Hingham Shipyard Complex Ferry Commuter Parking Area and finishing right in the center of the new Fore River Bridge!

The Fore River Bridge is a bridge which spans the Weymouth Fore River in Quincy and Weymouth, Massachusetts. It is adjacent to the former Fore River Shipyard and new construction should be completed by the Fall of 2017. The new bridge will be the third movable bridge at this location, the first being a swing bridge constructed in the early 20th century. The 1902 swing bridge was replaced by a bascule bridge in 1936 which lasted until 2002 when a temporary bridge was constructed until the new bridge could be built.

Race InformationEvent Instruction and Details

The Fore River Bridge 5K is a point to point run. Buses will provide transportation back to the start. Click below for more race information.

Course InformationCourse Map and Directions

The race starts at the Hingham Shipyard Complex Ferry Commuter Parking Area and finishing right in the center of the new Fore River Bridge!

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Event RegistrationOctober 1, 2017

Don’t wait, sign up now! You need to register by September 15th to receive a T- shirt.