Roundup: January Road Races

Love running in winter? Here's where to find road races in and around Boston this month.

Winter running image via shutterstock

Winter running image via shutterstock

Forget the snow and layer up in your favorite winter running gear to start 2014 off with a road race. Check out the listings below and we’ll update the list throughout the month.

Run for Your Lunch 5.5K

Earn a delicious chowder meal by attending this run and lunch while supporting the All Are Welcome Community Kitchen and Bakery. The organization provides free meals to all community members and is supported by donations and volunteers. A clam or corn chowder lunch is included in the price of the race.

1/19, race begins at 1 p.m., North Congressional Church, 8 Plymouth Street, Middleboro. Registration is $25, 

Dreamfar 10K 

Come and enjoy this scenic 10K race around Lake Massapoag. The race supports Dreamfar High School Marathon, an organization that brings marathon training to high schools around Massachusetts. The program’s mission is to instill positive values through training that will translate into the real world.

1/26,  race begins at 9 a.m., Sharon High School, 181 Pond St, Sharon, registration is $25,  

Blizzard Blast 5k Winter Obstacle Run

This annual obstacle course is one of a kind. Participants must be 14 years of age to register, and all runners under 18 must be accompanied by an adults. Groups can compete for cash prizes and prizes based on best 80s costume, largest team, team spirit, and best runners.

1/25, races begin 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. with rolling start, registration is $35,  Four Oaks Country Club, 1 Clubhouse Lane, Dracut, 

Snowshoe Police Chase

Have some winter fun in this Amesbury Police sponsored race. The event will host three races; a 2 mile fun run, a 1 mile kid’s run and a 2 mile race that involves both snowshoeing and sledding. The money raised will be donated to local organizations.

1/26, registration is $15 for adults and $5 for children, Woodsom Farm, 211 Lions Mouth Road, Amesbury,