Mathews Market Days

Click here to REGISTER for Mathews Market Days Race, Sep 7th 2019 – $25 pre-register, $30 on race day.


The Mathews Family YMCA is pleased to once again host the 5k race and 1-mile fun run this year in conjunction with the annual Mathews Market Days festival. The start/ finish for this race will be right in the middle of the Market Days event in the Mathews Historic Courthouse. Awards will be presented to the fastest Male & Female overall 5k-plus finisher, and to the top finishers in 9 age groups. All of the 1-mile finishers will receive a ribbon at the end of the course. Stick around after both races are complete for the post-race raffle – and you may just win scrumptious homemade treats.

The Market Days 5k course starts (7:30am) on a paved road, then narrows to a sidewalk as it passes the Elementary & Middle Schools. Then it leads into a wooded trail and a short stretch of grass, before returning back to the Historic Courthouse along the sidewalks. The 1-mile Fun Runners will start their race at 7:35am following the paved & sidewalks in-and-out of the Market Days area

Joining from out of town and plan to stick around for the festival? Good news: the YMCA facility is open for race participants after the race ends. It is a short 3-mile drive (on Cricket Hill Rd) from the Market Days festival – stop by to clean up & change and enjoy this wonderful annual event in town.

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Mathews Market Days Race 2018 RESULTS