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River Fit 2024: Runs/Jogs with 261 Fearless Club New England

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Event description

261 Fearless Club New England is proud to be partnering with the Esplanade Association as part of their River Fit summer series. We are a women’s organization (18+) dedicated to empowering and uniting women through movement. Women supporting women to create a positive sense of self confidence and fearlessness as we guide you through your fitness journey. Join us for weekly scheduled jogs around the various paths of the Esplanade this summer. Each jog, led by certified 261 coaches, will be 45 minutes.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. We recommend participants to dress for appropriate weather conditions and to bring a water bottle. Esplanade Association staff will be present at the start of the event and will provide an area for participants to drop off their water bottles. 261 Fearless Runs will take place every Thursday from 5:00pm to 6:00pm starting on July 18 and ending on August 29 on the following dates:

  • July 18
  • July 25
  • August 1
  • August 8
  • August 15
  • August 22
  • August 29

Location Information & Directions

NOTE: There is NO PARKING on the Esplanade. Please plan to arrive via one of the options below:

If entering by foot, you can take one of many footbridges to enter the park. They are all noted on this map. Fiedler Field is closest to the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge which is located between Beacon Street and Beaver Place, adjacent to David G Mugar Way. Once in the Esplanade, continue walking straight past the Esplanade Playspace. There will be a footbridge across from the Playspace. Continue across that footbridge, Fiedler Field will be across from a dock next to a statue of head.
The Hatch Shell is a ten-minute walk from the Arlington MBTA Station (Green Line) and a ten minute walk from the Charles / MGH MBTA Station (Red Line). Find all of the nearby stations on this map.
Pick up a Bluebike at any station around Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville and return to a station located conveniently near the Hatch Shell. Find locations on the System Map or mobile app. The closest Blue Bikes station is located where Beacon Street meets David Mugar Way, in front of Beacon Street access to the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge. 
PARKING (outside of park)
Recommended parking locations include Newbury Street lots or the Boston Common Garage
Please direct rideshare vehicles to drop you off on Beacon Street near Arlington Street. Cheers is a good reference spot. Once you’ve been dropped off, enter the park on foot via the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge, located between Beacon Street and Beaver Place, adjacent to David G Mugar Way.  

About 261 Fearless Club New England:

261 Fearless is a SOCIAL, NON-COMPETITIVE women's run/walk group that welcomes WOMEN (18+) of ALL ABILITIES. Our meet runs focus on movement through the social side of running and education. We will meet at the Arthur Fielder statue. From there we will engage in various drills to warm up and then we will run around the various paths on the Esplanade. It's a great way to get fit, make new friends and build a stronger community. 

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About the Esplanade Association (EA):

The Esplanade Association ( is a nonprofit organization that works to revitalize and enhance the Charles River Esplanade, sustain its natural green space, and build community in the park by providing educational, cultural, and recreational programs for everyone.

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