For The Love of Running!

The Bradford Valentine Road Race

WHEN 02/11/2017 Both races start at 10:00 am
WHERE Bradford, MA 10 Church Street
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Event and Race Info

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Location: First Church of Christ (10 Church Street) near Bradford Common, Bradford, Massachusetts 
Start Time: Both races start at 10:00 AM
Parking: Important Parking Instructions

Registration closes 2/10 at noon. Number pick up & race day registration at 8AM



Race Course

There are two race courses: 5 miles (USATF Certified) and 3.7-miles (6K). Both are loop courses. Runners must choose which race they will participate in when registering.


Couples Competition

The unique couple's competition caters to, and encourages couples. Not just husband-wife, but father-daughter, mother-son and a catch all male-female-open are the couple categories. The rule is that one member of the couple has to run the 5 mile and the other has to run the 6K. The couples with the lowest total time win the category.


Course Map

Bradford Valentine Road Race Course Map

View/Download Course PDF

Registration Information

Entry-fee: $25 until Jan 31st - $30 after Jan 31st and on race day

Long Sleeve shirts: To the first 500 to register!

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Important Dates

Online registration closes Friday Feb 10th at 12:00 noon
Mail-in forms must be postmarked by Jan 31st, 2017


Number Pickup & Race Day Registration

Registration closes 2/10 at noon. Number pick up & race day registration at 8AM

Races begin at 8:00am at First Church of Christ, 10 Church St., Bradford, MA


Parking Map

Parking for the Bradford Valentine Road Race

View/Download Parking Map

Additional parking available at Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 S Main St, Haverhill, MA 01835

BVR Parking – There is NO parking allowed on South Main St (Rte 125). The Haverhill Police have requested that nobody park on Salem St between South Main St and Hawthorn St. There are plenty of side streets near to the race site for parking. Also, we have been granted permission to use the parking lot at Northpoint Bible College on South Park St, only 1 ½ blocks from race site. Interactive map

Post-Race Events

Homemade soup and bread, fresh fruit, yogurt, warm cider , Raffles and a special Valentines gift to all finishers<

Lots of Goodies: All finishers get a box of chocolates. Category winners receive custom, commemorative medals. Flowers by Steve makes sure that everyone gets a Valentines flower just for showing up.


Race Awards

Individuals (both races)

Top 3 Male & Female Overall
1st Male & Female in each category
(14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & over)

Couple Teams

1st place team in each category 
Open Male/Female 
Husband/Wife 
Father/Daughter 
Mother/Son

Note: To be eligible for the couples team category, one team member must run the 6K race and the other team member must run the 5 mile race. Separate entry forms for each team member must be submitted together, with teammate and category indicated.

Celebrate Valentines Day 2017 in an exciting and unique way!

Join us at the 26th anniversary of the Bradford Valentine Road Race. Great race. Great cause. Great fun!


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Our Proud Sponsors

Featured Sponsor:
Flowers by Steve

View some photos and videos

We want to see YOU running!

A unique, FAMILY-friendly event.

Learn more about the race through these articles.

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View Haverhill Community TV's profile of the 25th Bradford Valentine Race on YouTube.

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The Haverhill Journal - February 25, 2016 - Haverhill, MA Hearts are Racing at the 25th Bradford Valentine Road Race: 0:39 The Underground Railroad in greate...

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T-shirts from all 25 years of the Bradford Valentine Race were on display overhead in the gym. Thank you to all 314 runners who braved the balmy 20° temps to join us to celebrate the 25th BVR. We hope to see you all back next year.

Official results:
www.coolrunning.com/results/16/ma/Feb13_Bradfo_set1.shtml
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T-shirts from all 25 years of the Bradford Valentine Race were on display overhead in the gym. Thank you to all 314 runners who braved the balmy 20° temps to join us to celebrate the 25th BVR. We hope to see you all back next year.

Official results:
http://www.coolrunning.com/results/16/ma/Feb13_Bradfo_set1.shtml

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