Online registration closes October 20th! Donations will continue to be accepted. If anyone misses the online deadline, they may also register the day of the event at the registration and check-in tent.
Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016
Location: DCR Mother’s Rest at Carson Beach, Boston, MA *Use 180 Mount Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125 in your GPS to find the event site (Please be sure the zip code is 02125).
Fun Run Registration & Check-In: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM. Fun Run Start Time: Fun Run starts at 8:30 AM before walk
Walk Registration & Check-In: 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM. Walk Start Time: Walk starts at 10 AM.
Length of Event: 3K Fun Run and 5K Walk
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.
- 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: Fun Run Registration & Check-In
- 7:30 AM: Pre-Run Stretch 10 min stretch at stage (for runners)
- 8:30 AM: *Fun Run Starts
- 8:30 AM-9:45 AM: Walk Registration & Check-In
- 9:10 AM: *Toddler Trot (located behind Kids’ Tent)
- 9:30 AM: Survivor Photo at stage
- 9:40 AM: *Team Captain Memorial at stage
- 10:00 AM: Walk Starts
- 10:05 AM: *Remembrance Ceremony (located in the Honor/Celebrate Tent
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.
Closing ceremonies will begin once the majority of walkers are back onsite. Top team and top individual fundraisers will be acknowledged during the closing ceremony.
Also on site: Masseuses, Patriots Cheerleaders & Bruins Ice Promo Team!
Rain or shine the event will go on!
*New for 2016: 3k (2 mile) Costume 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 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 the run and the walk – there is no need to register twice! Teams may consist of runners, walkers or virtual participant in any combination. Registration for the Fun Run and the Walk is $25. Youth under 18 are free. Runners and walkers receive the same fundraising incentives.
Please Note: Runners MUST check-in at the event site (DCR Mother’s Rest at Carson Beach) and will be shuttled to the start line.
- Registration & Check-In: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM. At event site: DCR Mother’s Rest at Carson Beach.
- Pre-Run Stretch (Optional): 7:30 AM. 10 min stretch. At the stage.
- Run Shuttle: 7:45 AM – 8:15 AM. Pick up at event site: DCR Mother’s Rest at Carson Beach.
- Run Start: 8:30 AM.
Fun Run Route:
- Busses will arrive at the event site and shuttle runners to starting point. The route will run along Umass Harborwalk, starting near the Bianculli Boulevard/UMass Harborwalk intersection and ending at the main event site (DCR Mother’s Rest at Carson Beach). The run course is not a loop.
Please note: Space is limited for the Fun Run. 200 runners maximum. Advanced registration is strongly encouraged for the Fun Run.
*New for 2016: Toddler Trot: Age Requirements: 1-5 years. No fee, entries will only be taken on the day of the contest. Please register at the registration/check-in tent. Time: 9:10 AM. All contestants must register and line-up by the beach area (look for the colored cones). Contestants will be lined up at the starting line and at the signal, will be encouraged to run to the finish line. All children must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years and over. One adult per child in race area, please. In the event of inclement weather, the Toddler Trot may be cancelled. An announcement will be made the day of.
*New for 2016: Remembrance Ceremony: At 10:05am, we invite all participants to join the National Brain Tumor Society for an intimate Remembrance Ceremony for loved ones of our brain tumor angels. The ceremony will provide a space to take a few undisturbed minutes to reflect and honor your loved one’s memory. The ceremony will consist of a group reading and moment of silence for those who have lost their battle. Please note this ceremony is open to all participants who wish to attend. As the ceremony will only be a few minutes long, you will be able to join the walk at the completion of the ceremony.
*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.
You may drop off any participants who have trouble walking at our designated drop-off/loading area. Look for the sign! Use 180 Mount Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125 in your GPS to find the event site (Please be sure the zip code is 02125).
Busses will be available and running back and forth regularly from the JFK/UMass MBTA station and designated parking lots (Santander, John McCormack School, Boston Globe) to the event site, starting at 7:30 AM. Look for the sign on the bus that says “Brain Tumor Walk & Fun Run”. If you are arriving before shuttles are available, not to worry, JFK/UMass MBTA station and most of the parking lots (except for the Boston Globe) are within a 5-10 minute walk to the event site.
**Note: Due to construction at UMass, parking will be located at various sites so please read below for specific details.
· Handicap – Teachers Union
· Volunteers – Teachers Union, Corcoran Jennison
· Runners – Corcoran Jennison
· Walkers/Bystanders – Corcoran Jennison, Santander Bank, John McCormack School, & Boston Globe
Teachers Union & Corcoran Jennison: 180 Mount Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125. **Very limited parking
Santander Bank: 2 Morrissey Blvd, Dorchester, MA 02125
John McCormack School: 315 Mt. Vernon St, Dorchester, MA 02125
Boston Globe Building: 135 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125
We strongly encourage walkers and runners to car pool and utilize public transportation. Street parking is also available.
***Thank you to all those who have signed up to volunteer! At this time all of our volunteer shifts are FILLED! If you were looking to join us for this event, we encourage you to sign up as a participant or simply come to cheer on the walkers and runners***
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.
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All registered participants, volunteers, and survivors receive a t-shirt.