Race Day Details 


What: a morning of family-friendly fun

  • Our 5K run/walk is a scenic, flat course and will be officially timed by RaceWire

  • Kids 10 and under can participate in a 1 mile fun run. Because parents do not run this portion of the race, it may not be suitable for children under age 5.

  • Prizes will be awarded to top runners.

  • Enjoy DJ entertainment and tasty treats from local sponsors.

  • Enter to win dozens of great raffles.

  • Port-a-potties will be available.


When: Saturday, April 4, 2020

  • 8:15 AM: Check-in and day-of registration opens.

  • 8:30 AM: Kids' warm up and stretch.

  • 9:00 AM: Kids' 1 mile run starts.

  • 9:30 AM: 5K run/walk starts.

  • 10:00 AM: Awards presented

  • 10:45 AM: Raffle drawings 


Where: Beautiful Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield, MA.

  • NEW START/FINISH LINE LOCATION THIS YEAR! The start line is at 200 Quannapowitt Parkway.

  • From the north or south: Take I-95 to exit 39, North Avenue, toward Wakefield. Make a right onto North Ave, then an immediate left at the light onto Quannapowitt Parkway. Parking is past the first building on the left.

Other Information



The proceeds of the Gator Gallop will benefit two 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations:

These needs are met with the generosity of businesses, organizations, and individuals like you.



We look forward to congratulating all our finishers, but we'll have something special for:

  • Overall 1st and 2nd place male and female 

  • Top male and female in these age categories:

    • 10 and under

    • 11-19

    • 20-29

    • 30-39

    • 40-49

    • 50+


  • By registering to participate you are already helping us. You can make an additional donation within the registration site to help us more.

  • You can also sponsor our event. We appreciate any donation, big or small, to help make our event a success.  A $100 contribution will get your business or family name on our race shirts. See more details.

  • Would you like to feature your business or your handiwork by donating raffle items? Email us at GatorGallop5k@gmail.com with your ideas.

  • Your donation is tax-deductible.

If you have any questions about this event, please email GatorGallop5k@gmail.com.