Festivus 5K (F5K) for Autism is a yearly Festivus-themed holiday race through historic Salem, MA. The event is sponsored by Parents United of Salem. All net proceeds of the 2013 race will benefit the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism.
Festivus is a holiday celebrated on December 23 as an alternative to participating in the pressures and commercialism of the Christmas holiday season. Originally a family tradition of a Seinfeld script writer, the holiday entered popular culture after it was made the focus of an episode in 1997. The holiday’s celebration, as it was shown on Seinfeld, includes a Festivus dinner, an unadorned aluminum Festivus pole, practices such as the Airing of Grievances and Feats of Strength, and the labeling of easily explainable events as “Festivus miracles.”
Date & Time: Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Location: Race day registration is at Finz Seafood & Grill 8:30-9:45 AM in Salem. Race start is on Wharf Street.
Parking: Public parking available in lots, garages, and on streets.
Course: Fast, flat course with one water stop.
Entry Fee: $25 for entries received by December 1st, $30 thereafter.
Timing: Timing by North Shore Timing Company. Results will be posted on Cool Running.
Information: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Packet Pick Up: TBD
Registration/Website: Click here to register online or download our application below and make a check payable to Parents United of Salem c/o Cynthia Johnson, Race Director, 13 River Street Salem, MA 01970.