Race for Open Space

RFOS 2005

Saturday July 8, 2017     8:00am


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 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.


Will be available in late spring.


The Race for Open Space is held rain or shine.


Parking is no longer limited and will be available at the Milestone Cranberry Bog.

Registration and Check-in: 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.

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

You may also register the day of the Race prior to 7:45 am. The Race starts promptly at 8:00 – 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!

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.

Race Start Time:

8:00 a.m. (for all participants – runners, walkers, strollers, etc.)

Race Course:

The 5K (3.1 miles) course for all participants will begin and end at the Milestone Cranberry Bog (220 Milestone Road). The exact course is currently under development. A detailed map will be posted when available.


Professional timing and results are provided by the Nantucket Triathlon Club. Participants will be able to see their times and places by 8:45am. The results will also be posted on Cool Running.com.  by 12:00 on Race Day.


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 the logos for a direct link to their web-sites.