Event Details: Boston Brain Tumor Walk

Sunday, October 18, 2020, DCR Mother's Rest at Carson Beach, Boston, MA



  • Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020 (rain or shine!)
  • Location: DCR Mother’s Rest at Carson Beach (GPS:  180 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125)
  • Walk Registration & Check-In: opens at 8:00 AM
  • Opening Ceremony: 10:00 AM
  • Walk Start Time: 10:15 AM
  • Distance: 5K (3.1 miles) Walk
  • Registration Fee: $25 – Adults, $10 – Youth (6-17), Free – Children (0-5)
    • Registration fee increases on Labor Day (September 7) to: $30 – Adults
    • Event weekend registration is $40

Check out our great prizes and incentives!

Registration includes an event T-shirt (while supplies last), refreshments, and full access to activities. You can pick up your T-shirt at registration.

Survivor Photo

All survivors are invited to the stage at 10:15 am for a group photo to kick-start the walk as we recognize these remarkable individuals.

Volunteer Information

Interested in volunteering for this event? Learn more about volunteer opportunities


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).

  • There are 3 lots you can park in for the Boston Walk: Santander Bank (2 Morrisey Blvd), Corcoran Jennison Co.(150 Mount Vernon St) or the Teachers Union (180 Mt. Vernon St). No parking fee.
  • Please note there are five reserved spaces near the entrance of the Teachers Union Parking for drop offs.
  • This is the ONLY place you will be able to temporarily park and drop off participants or materials.
Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a registration fee?

Registration for the Walk is $25. Youth 6-17 is $10 and children under 5 are free. (Fee’s increase to $30 for Adults as of Sept 2 and event weekend registration is $40.) All participants receive a free t-shirt while supplies last. Upon registration, you will receive a personal fundraising page and useful online tools to help you jump start 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 $100 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?

Youth 6-17 are required to register and pay a $10 fee. Children under 5 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 you must register to participate.  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?

Pets are allowed at the Boston Brain Tumor Walk but we require that keep your pets on a leash at all times and away from the food area. 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 while supplies last.

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