The start of the 2017 Feast of the Blessed Sacrament 5k runs through the north end city streets of New Bedford, MA. The race is a part of one of the largest and log standing Portuguese Feasts, The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament runs over a period of four days during the first weekend in August. The race is run on Saturday of Feast weekend.
Runners and walkers are treat to the great Madeiran food, wine, and music.
This accurately measured 5K course is fast. It still holds the record of the four fastest 5K times run in Southeastern Massachusetts, with four runners running below 15 minutes.