2024 Tarentino Strong 5K...


5K Run :
: Run 3.1 Miles
Kids Fun Run :
: Kids Run
  • Race Date: Sunday, June 9, 2024
  • Location:Elks Lodge #2118
  • Address: 754 Southbridge Street
  • City/State/Zip:Auburn, Massachusetts 01501-1319
  • Country: USA

_ The 2024 Tarentino Strong 5K:

The Officer Ronald Tarentino, Jr. Charitable Fund is excited to announce the sixth annual Tarentino Strong 5K Run/Walk on June 9, 2024.  The road race was established after Officer Tarentino was killed in the line of duty on May 22, 2016, as a way for our greater community to honor him, his dedication to serving others and to celebrate the relationships he made with many throughout Massachusetts. It is also an opportunity to honor all men and women who have served or continue to serve our great country. It is our hope that this event will continue to bond our community ties by gathering and having fun together for a great cause.

This year’s Tarentino Strong Run/Walk will be held at the Auburn Elks Lodge located at 734 Southbridge Street, Auburn, MA.  This exciting morning will feature an 8 and under Kids Fun Run, raffles, DJ, chip timing, live results, and free finish line photos.

Check back to this page for future updates.  

Race Registration
Kids Fun Run (age 8 and under) $ 10.00
All kids registering for the Fun Run will receive a Tarentino Strong logo water bottle. 

5K Run/Walk (age 9 and up)

March 1st– April 15th                $ 30.00
April 16th– June 8th                  $ 35.00
Race Day, June 9th                   $ 40.00
T-shirts and personalized bibs are guaranteed to all 5K participants registering on or before May 1st.  Same day and bib pick-up will be held at the ELKS Club in Auburn from 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM. This is the same location where you will pick up your bib number and t-shirts the morning of the event. Please arrive early in order to provide enough time to get ready before the race starts!

Race Course
The start of the race will take place in the Auburn Elks parking lot. Runners and walkers will head left out of the Elks lot onto Rte 12. From there, participants will turn left onto Warren Ave then on to Bryn Mawr. Runners and walkers will turn around just past Leicester St. then head back to Bryn Mawr, Warren Ave, right onto Rt 12, back into the Auburn Elks parking lot for a total of 3.1 miles.

Due to the high volume of runners and walkers, dogs will not be allowed to walk/run on the race route (special service animals are allowed).

Parking is available at the Elks and additional lots nearby. 

*** Uniform Challenge Division***

Open to law enforcement officers, firefighters, and military. Participants will run or walk in full duty uniform for the 5k event.

Running in Uniform for Law Enforcement Officers
-Uniform, Ballistic Vest, and Gun Belt

Running in Uniform for Firefighters
-Turnouts, Belt, Helmet

Running in Uniform for Military
-Uniform top on bottom along with hat


*Awards will be presented to the top male and female Uniform Challenge first place winners.

*Awards will also be presented to the top overall male and female finishers.

*Age group awards will be presented to the top finishers in both male and female age groups: 9-13, 14-18, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. 

Other Info:

-) 2024 race registration is open • Registration Information 

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