Weekly Back Cove 5K Series 2024

Weekly Back Cove 5K Series 2024

The Weekly Back Cove Series consists of a multitude of 5K races held on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM, with the first race starting on May 29th and the last race happening on August 28th. 

*** 2024 THEMED RACES! ***

  • May 29th- PJ Run 
  • June 12th- Rainbow Race
  • June 26th- 80's Night
  • July 10th- Happy Belated Birthday America.
  • July 24th- On Wednesdays We Wear Pink
  • August 7th- Twinning Day 
  • August 21st- Superhero Finish


The race takes place on Back Cove Trail in Portland, starting to the left of the parking lot across the street from Hannaford (about a 1/4 mile up the trail), and ending back at the same parking lot. For more detailed information, please see the course map at the bottom of this page. Each race is limited to 250 participants.

Please see the Rules for more information about timing and logistics (http://backcove.runtowin.com)

IN STORE BIB PICKUP WILL HAPPEN FROM MAY 22ND AT 10AM UNTIL MAY 29TH AT 4PM. If you are not able to attend early bib pickup, you may pick up your bib prior to the start of every race, near the finish line, from 5:15 PM until the race start at 6:00 PM! KEEP YOUR BIB AS YOU ONLY RECEIVE 1 PER SERIES!

The cost of the series is a flat rate of $40! ALL OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THIS RACE ARE DONATED TO PORTLAND TRAILS!

T-Shirts will be given out randomly to 10 people at each race.

Looking for more specific race information, click here: http://backcove.runtowin.com/rules.php

TO CHECK-IN TO EACH RACE, CLICK HERE: http://backcove.runtowin.com/runners.php

Please note that all proceeds from the Weekly Back Cove Series are donated to Portland Trails! 


The 2024 Big Run Special WBCS Race is happening on June 5th, 2024. More event details to come!

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