Laborious Labor Day 10/5 Miler

Great Road Race for a Great Cause

Registration will open July 2024

WHEN: September 2, 2024 
WHERE: Ghiloni Park, 239 Concord Rd., Marlboro, MA.


  • This 20+ year Strider tradition has no entry fee! Just bring 15 canned or non-perishable goods to support the Hudson Food Pantry. 
  • The 10-mile and 5-mile courses are run simultaneously and conclude at the finish line in Ghiloni Park. 
  • Prizes for our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female finishers in both races! Generously donated by our friends at PR Running, our local running store.
  • These beautiful courses roll through the hills of Marlborough and Hudson and are well-supported by our cheerful course marshals along the way.
    • 5-mile race is open to walkers and runners and is a great option for those training for our Tough Ten Turkey trot in November! 
    • A 2:15 time limit will apply to the 10-mile race. Runners who have not reached the 10/5 split after 40 minutes will be directed to the 5-mile finish line by volunteers.
  • The national anthem will be performed by one of our own Highland City Striders!
  • Photographers on the course!
  • Post-race refreshments available!
  • Bragging rights’ for the local running club (or other organization) with the most runners/walkers and fastest overall pace!

We hope to see you at the starting line at Ghiloni Park at 8:00 am on Labor Day.

This race was the creation of Mark Vital in 2003 and its primary purpose is to raise food and community awareness for the Marlborough Food Pantry. Vital says, “I love running and just wanted to help out. This type of run is great for the community and a lot of fun for the runners.” Instead of charging an entry fee to run, the recommended fee is 15 nonperishable food items. “Many runners bring extra”, says Vital.


10 Mile Course
Tough 10 Course Map
Tough 10 Course Map
5 Mile Course
Fast 5 Course Map

Results 2023

Congratulations to all of the runners who ran the 10 mile and 5 mile courses! The results of the races are shown below.

Tough Ten Mile

Overall results for Tough Ten Mile

Top Female Finishers

PlaceBib NumberNameF/MTime
1922Andy MacinelliF1:16:40
2908Janeen TopjianF1:18:03
3916Xiali HeF1:19:54

Top Male Finishers

PlaceBib NumberNameF/MTime
1931Xianrong WangM0:59:27
2950Hongyue GuoM1:02:27
3925Joe LauerM1:04:15

Fast Five Mile

Overall results for Fast Five Mile

Top Female Finishers

PlaceBib NumberNameF/MTime
1315Jane PolleyF39:23
2325Linda ThompsonF43:35
3330Kim GordonF43:37

Top Male Finishers

PlaceBib NumberNameF/MTime
1310Ryan TaintorM34:44
2304Thor SmithM36:20
3339Kevin WelchM38:15

Club Results

Club NameNumber of Participants
Central Chinese Running Club20
Hopkinton Running Club14
Highland City Striders12

Results 2022

Tough Ten Mile

Overall results for Tough Ten Mile.
Results for Tough Ten Mile Female Finishers.
Results for Tough Ten Mile Male Finishers.

Fast Five Mile

Overall results for Fast Five Mile.
Results for Fast Five Mile Female Finishers.
Results for Fast Five Mile Male Finishers.

Results 2021

Tough Ten Mile

Results for Tough Ten Mile.

Fast Five Mile

Results for Fast Five Mile.

Top Results

A summary of the top results is shown below.