Race for Open Space

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Saturday July 8, 2017

New Location: Milestone Cranberry Bog, 220 Milestone Road

New Start Times:

8:45 AM: Walkers (2 mile walk)

9:00 AM: Runners (5k race)

NEW FOR 2017!

This year’s Race For Open Space will be held at the Foundation’s Milestone Cranberry Bog! We invite you to join us on our new course, The Jog In The Bog, which will be held entirely on Foundation-owned property: no public roads, no traffic, no parking limitations, and unlimited open space vistas! Organized by the Nantucket Conservation Foundation Associates, this 5K (3.1 miles) race or 2 mile walk attracts serious runners, casual joggers, walkers and those who are simply avid conservation supporters. Proceeds from the Race will go to the Foundation’s Land Fund which helps preserve and protect the Island’s invaluable open spaces.


The Race for Open Space is held rain or shine.


Parking will be available at the Milestone Cranberry Bog.

Registration and Check-in: 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Please take advantage of registering online in advance. You will still be asked to check-in before the morning of the Race to receive your bib number.

You may also register the day of the Race prior to 8:45 AM. The Race starts promptly at 8:45 AM – please plan on arriving at least 30 minutes prior to Race time to fill out the paperwork.

Sponsor a runner option is now available

Have your family and friends sponsor  your participation in the race. After you register online you will be sent an email that you can forward to ask people to show their support of your efforts to help us preserve the island’s open space. It’s easy for them to do and will help us raise money for this very important cause!

Follow this link to sponsor a runner.

Entry Fee: $50

The entry fee includes a tax deductible $35 donation to the Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s Land Fund. Participants will receive a commemorative 100% cotton Race for Open Space t-shirt provided by Castaway Clothing.

NEW Race Start Times:

8:45 AM (2 mile walk), 9:00 AM  (5k run)

Race Course:

The 5K (3.1 miles) course for runners, and separate 2 mile course for walkers will begin and end at the Milestone Cranberry Bog (220 Milestone Road). The exact courses are currently under development. Detailed maps will be posted when available.


Professional timing and results are provided by All Sports Events, LLC. Results will be posted instantly and will be made available online through their website – www.allsportsevents.com. If you would like your results texted to you, include your cell phone number in the registration form below.


Prizes will be presented to the winners in each of the male and female age groups (12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+, and stroller). Overall Men’s and Women’s winners and runners up will also receive prizes.

We would like to thank our generous sponsors for supporting this very special event! Please click on their logos for a direct link to their websites.

Race For Open Space Registration Form

Milestone Cranberry Bog – 220 Milestone Road