Event Details: Boston Brain Tumor Walk & Fun Run

Sunday, October 23, 2016, DCR Mother's Rest at Carson Beach, Boston, MA



Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016
Location: DCR Mother’s Rest at Carson Beach, Boston, MA
Fun Run Registration & Check-In: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Walk Registration & Check-In: 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Program & Activities: Fun Run starts at 8:30 AM before walk
Walk starts at 10 AM
Length of Event: 3K Fun Run and 5K Walk

Check out our great prizes and incentives!

*New for 2016: We are excited to announce a new addition to the Boston Brain Tumor Walk – a Halloween themed Fun Run!

The Boston Brain Tumor Fun Run is a non-competitive, friendly run that celebrates fitness goals of all levels. The Fun Run will not be timed or scored and we encourage participation from people of all ages and abilities. If you are competitive at heart, we suggest you put some of that competitiveness to see if you have what it takes to become a top fundraiser! Runners may wear their costumes to get into the spirit of the Halloween season!

The Fun Run will start and finish before the walk, so runners may participate in both events. Teams may consist of runners, walkers or virtual participant in any combination. Registration for the Fun Run is $25. Youth under 18 are free. Runners and walkers receive the same fundraising incentives. Please note: Space is limited for the Fun Run. 200 runners maximum. Advanced registration is strongly encouraged for the Fun Run.

More details about the Fun Run will be coming soon. P.S. stay tuned for information on the Toddler Trot!

Getting to the event

Shuttles will be available and running back and forth regularly from the JFK/UMass MBTA station to the walk site. Look for the sign on the shuttle that says “Brain Tumor Walk & Fun Run”.

Drop-Off Information
There will be a designated drop-off/loading area. Look for the sign!


**Note: Due to construction at UMass, parking will be located at various sites so please read below for specific details. Shuttles will be available to transport walkers and runners from the parking lots to the event site**

1) 180 Mount Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125.                                                                         ** Very limited parking will be available at this location as the majority will be reserved for handicapped participants and volunteers.

 2) Santander Bank, 2 Morrissey Blvd, Dorchester, MA 02125

3) John McCormack School, 315 Mt. Vernon St, Dorchester, MA 02125

4) Boston Globe Building, 135 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125

We strongly encourage walkers to car pool and utilize public transportation.  Street parking is also available.

Event Day Program

With your $25 registration fee, you gain full access to food, beverages and all event activities. In addition, you’ll have access to an online personal fundraising page after the event to continue raising funds all year long. Event T-shirts are given out to Participants, Volunteers and Survivors.

Team Captain Memorial: Before the walk begins, we will be holding a memorial where we invite team captains to the stage to share the name of the person they are walking for. Listen for this announcement.

Neither the walk or fun run is a race and those who wish to remain in the picnic area during the event are welcome to do so.

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

Rain or shine the event will go on!

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?

Registration for the Walk is $25. Youth under 18 are free. All participants receive a free t-shirt. 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.

Am I required to fundraise a minimum amount?

Adults are encouraged to raise a minimum of $500 or more to help fund the discovery of a cure and better treatments for brain tumors.

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?

No, children 17 and younger do not need to register or pay a fee to attend the event. However, we strongly encourage you to register your children ahead of time so that we can anticipate their attendance and secure their commemorative t-shirt.

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 walk and volunteer?

Yes! If you plan to walk and volunteer, please register as a Walker 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?

All registered participants, volunteers, and survivors receive a t-shirt.

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