Festivus 5K

Festivus 5K for Autism

Join Friends of Northshore Education Consortium for the 11th running of the Festivus 5K for Autism on December 11, 2022 in historic downtown Salem, MA! We are looking forward to a LIVE race and expect 500 runners! In ten years this race has raised over $180,000 for children with autism. With your support, we will be able to purchase much-needed technologies to assist and educate children with autism at the Northshore Education Consortium.

Finz Seafood & Grill
86 Wharf Street
Salem, MA US 01970

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
Time: 10 AM
Location: Race start and finish are on Derby Street.
Entry Fee: $25 in advance & $30 on race day. Race day registration is at Finz Seafood & Grill from 8:30-9:45 AM in Salem, MA.
Parking: Public parking available in lots, garages, and on streets
Course: Fast, flat course with one water stop
T-shirts: Race shirts for the first 400 applicants (sizes cannot be guaranteed).
Packet Pick Up: Saturday, December 10, 2022 at New England Running Company, Beverly from 10 AM – 4 PM
Timing: Timing by Bay State Race Services. Results will be posted on the RunSignup race registration page.
Awards: Festivus pole trophies for overall male and female winners. Awards given to top three finishers in: Youth (13 and under), 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, Masters (40-19), Senior Masters (50-59), (60-69), (70 and over). Best costume: male and female. Team Award (average time of top 5 teammates, must include 1 female runner).

Runner Registration website: https://runsignup.com/festivus5kforautism
Festivus Post-Race Party for Runners: Hosted by Finz Seafood & Grill, 86 Wharf Street, Salem, MA

For Race information: Contact Cindy Johnson at cynthia.m.johnson@gmail.com

Additional race information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Festivus5k.


A special thank you to our sponsors! 

Salem Police Patrolman and Superior Officer's Associations



Rockland Trust Bank   Salem Hospital





JHR LogoKruger Industrial SmoothingSigma ProLincoln InvestmentSalem Five Charitable Foundation








Drumlin GroupFD CPANational Grand Bank



Education Consulting Advocacy Steel RootNewburyport Bank

North Shore BankMurphey Funeral HomeRotary Beverly, MA






JH Turiel and AssocNEC Employee UnionNew England Civil EngineeringTriumph Center First Light Home CareSalem Rotary