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
*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”.
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!
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.
Is there a registration fee?
55 Chapel Street, Suite 200
Newton, MA 02458
All registered participants, volunteers, and survivors receive a t-shirt.