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Event Details: Boston Brain Tumor Ride

Sunday, May 18, 2014, 200 West St, Waltham, MA

Date: May 18, 2014
Location: 200 West St, Waltham, MA
Registration: 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Program & Activities: 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Routes & Maps:
8:00 AM – *Metric Ride
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8:30 AM – *40 mile
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9:00 AM – *25 mile
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10:00 AM – *10 mile
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Event Day Program
Registration fees include an event T-shirt (for pre-registered participants only), BBQ from Blue Ribbon BBQ, beverages, and full access to activities. You can pick up your T-shirt at packet pick up or at registration.

Top team and top individual fundraisers will be acknowledged during the closing ceremony.

Rain or shine the event will go on!

Regardless of weather, layered clothing, windbreakers, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended.

New this year: Tot Ride
Fun ride available for kids aged 5 and under. All participants must wear a helmet, provide their own bicycle, tricycle, or big wheels be accompanied by an adult, and have a signed waiver. The Tot Ride will be a fun loop, complete with water stop, in the safety of the start/finish venue. Cheer the young ones on as they ride just like their older friends and family. Participation medals will be awarded to all. Generously sponsored by Energy Fitness of Newton and Natick.

Packet Pick-up:
Pick up your packet early and stay for a pre-ride dinner with staff, volunteers and other participants.
Saturday, May 17
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Watertown Sports Authority
485 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA

Hosted & sponsored by Watertown Sports Authority
Goody bags will be provided to the first 100 attendees, you will receive a 15% store coupon, and an opportunity to win a Sports Authority gift card. 5% of items purchased will be donated to the National Brain Tumor Society.

Click here for coupon

Directions & Parking

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Parking is onsite and plentiful. When you arrive at 200 West Street, volunteers will be available to direct vehicles.

Hotel Information
Book by April 10, 2014 and mention National Brain Tumor Society for a discount.

Sheraton Needham: $169 (Book by March 1 to be entered to win a 1 night stay)

Burlington Marriott: $159

Courtyard Marriott, Natick: $162

Site map
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Volunteer Information
Interested in volunteering for this event? Learn more about volunteer opportunities

All funds raised through these events, allows the National Brain Tumor Society to advance research and public policy to improve the lives of all those living with a brain tumor, as well as anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow. Our mission is to find a cure for brain tumors – Search for your event and register today to help make a difference in the fight against brain tumors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a registration fee?

Fees are required for any timed event. Fees for the Boston Brain Tumor Ride are $25/$10 prior to online registration closing – $50/$35 thereafter.

Upon registration, you will receive a personal fundraising page and useful online tools to help you jumpstart your efforts. Even after the event is over, you will still have access to your personal fundraising page, allowing you to maximize your impact in the fight against brain tumors.

Adult participants are required to raise $500 by July 31, 2014 at 12:00 PM (noon). If you are a registered PMC Rider your minimum fundraising requirement is $250. Youth participants must raise $100. Registration fees are included in fundraising totals. If a rider has not raised the minimum amount by the day of the Ride, the balance due will be charged to your credit card.

Am I required to fundraise a minimum amount?

Adult participants in the Boston Brain Tumor Ride are required to raise $500 and youth are required to raise $100 up to 2 months post event. More details can be found on the event website.

**Are you participating in the Pan Mass Challenge? Send us your PMC registration form and your fundraising dollars are reduced to $250.

Where do Brain Tumor Events funds go?

Proceeds from the event support research to find a cure for brain tumors, public policy advocacy, and patient information to make sure the critical needs of the brain tumor community are met, through the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS).
Learn more.

Do I need to register my children?

Children ages 6-17 are required to register. Children ages 5 and under do not need to register for this event.

I plan to participate to support one of my friends and their team. Do I still have to register?

If you are walking, running or riding you must register to participate. If you plan to attend as a cheering section, you do not need to register. Registration is open the day of the event.

Can I participate and volunteer?

Yes! If you plan to participate and volunteer, please register as a Participant FIRST, and then email your contact information to us.

What are Matching Gift Programs?

Many employers have matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Ask your employer or HR department for more information. Generally, you will be asked to complete and submit a form to NBTS for approval. This form can be sent to the above address.

To whom do I make checks payable?

All checks can be made payable to the National Brain Tumor Society. If you wish to support a Walk participant, please complete this form and send to:

National Brain Tumor Society
[Event Name]
55 Chapel Street, Suite 200
Newton, MA 02458

Are pets allowed at the event?

Pet policies vary, and are based on the rules of each venue. If pets are permitted at the venue, please keep your pets on a leash at all times. And, if your pet does not do well in large crowds, please consider leaving them at home. Please do not leave your pet in your car during the event.

Will I receive an event t-shirt?

To maximize every dollar raised, we only provide event T-shirts to registered survivors and volunteers. All Boston Ride participants that raise $500 will receive a Boston Brain Tumor Ride shirt.

National Brain Tumor Society T-shirts for adults and children are available at each event, in exchange for a donation.

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