Route: Paul Revere's Midnight Ride (MA)

Submitted by Justin Pytka on Sat, 11/21/2020 - 08:51am
Massachusetts, US
17.41 mi
Vertical Gain
733 ft

Recreate the daring midnight ride that Paul Revere made on the evening of April 18th, 1775 as he rode north from Boston to notify local officials that British troops were planning to march to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock.

This 17.4 mile route is perfect for history buffs and fans of urban running as it passes from his home in Boston’s North End (now the Paul Revere House Museum), past various historical sites in Charlestown, Medford (the Isaac Hall House where he notified the local militia of the troop movement), Arlington, and Lexington (the Hancock-Clarke House where he met with Adams and Hancock). 

The historical marker for his capture in Minute Man National Historical Park in Lexington, MA (site of the opening battle in the Revolutionary War) marks the end of this historical route. Recreating the capture at the marker is optional but encouraged!
The route follows the official “Recreate The Ride” car route recommended by the Paul Revere House and documented fully here:

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Cool idea!

This was an awesome route to run thank you guys for posting it !! I’ve run Lexington trails for a few years now and never thought about doing this 

Really excited that people are out there running and enjoying this route!

Congratulations Corin Kwasnik on beating your previous FKT for this route!

Love this route! Planning to try tomorrow. I am a little confused about the turns at the very end after crossing over Route 95. Recreate the Ride is a car version so it suggests Wood St. to Old Mass to 2A to the end. All the runners I have seen on here seem to do a combination of Old Mass and the Battle Road Trail (no cars). I am happy to follow along, but I suggest that we also accept a variation where you just hop on Battle Road Trail until the end.