Worcester, MA

Sunday, June 2nd, 2024

Event Details


The 23rd Annual Worcester Firefighters’ 6k is set for Sunday, June 2, 2024

After the Worcester Cold Storage Fire on Dec 3, 1999, this road race was created as a living memorial to those men known as the “Worcester Six” – Paul Brotherton, Jerry Lucey, Tim Jackson, Tom Spencer, Jay Lyons and Joe McGuirk.

Sadly, the Worcester Fire Department has had three other members die in the Line of Duty since 1999. Jon Davies in 2011, Chris Roy in 2018 and Jason Menard in 2019. This race continues on to remember their memories and dedication to the City of Worcester.

The Worcester Firefighter’s 6k Road Race is more than just a road race – it’s a block party atmosphere with a BBQ inside Institute Park. Prior to the 6k and 3K walk, there is a Kids 1k for children under the age of 12. The Worcester Firefighters’ 6k is a family friendly event to kick off the summer season.

Please join us on June 2nd, 2024 for another great run!


Date: Sunday, June 2nd, 2024

Start Times: 11am Kids 1K // 11:30 6K Run/Walk + 3K Walk

Start Location: Institute Park, Salisbury St, Worcester, MA

All participants will be chip-timed.

Course Description

This year’s event will be a loop course. Those int he 3K walk will do one loop, while the 6K run/walk participants will do two loops. The Kids 1K will be out and back, starting and finishing at the 6K/3K start/finish line.


Registration Info


Online registration will close at 7pm on Saturday, June 1st, 2024.

6K Run/Walk

$33 to 3/31/2024
$35 4/1/2024 to4/30/2024
$37 5/1/2024 to 6/1/2024
$40 Walk Up Registration Race Weekend

3K Walk

$30 to 5/1/2024
$32 5/1/2024 to 6/1/2024
$34 Walk Up Registration Weekend

Kids 1K – $20

No refunds. No pets. If you are running or walking with a stroller, we ask that you start in the back for safety purposes.


We encourage everyone who is able to pick up their race number before race day to make for a stress-free race morning!

Pre-Race Packet Pickup

Saturday, June 1st, 2024 // 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Sneakerama, 12 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA

Race Day Packet Pickup

Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 // 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Institute Park, Worcester, MA

T-Shirt and Medal Info

The first 1,000 registrants will receive a t-shirt.

All participants will receive a finisher’s medal.


The WFD6K proudly supports NEADS, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Genesis Club, Inc.

Post Race Party

Coming soon.


Institute Park