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About RACE

we run for beer & kicking cancer’s ass.

RACE Cancer Foundation fights cancer through action and prevention. We produce kick-ass events to raise funds and awareness for organizations dedicated to kicking cancer’s ass. Our Sunscreen Squad fights skin cancer by bringing free sunscreen dispensers to outdoor events across New England. Based in Boston, RACE is a Massachusetts non-profit organization and federally recognized as 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity, EIN# 27-1859289. Donations and contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. If you would like to contact us or request a beneficiary grant application for your organization, please drop us a line via hello[at]racecancer.org.

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Programs

Sunscreen Squad

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Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US, and most cases are preventable. While the US spends over $8 billion annually to treat skin cancers and loses another $3 billion in lost productivity, sunscreen can help solve the problem. You can reduce your risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 50% through daily application of sunscreen. People are often exposed to dangerous levels of UV rays solely because they forgot to apply sunscreen before outdoor activities, where accessing sunscreen is a challenge.

In late 2014, RACE Cancer Foundation began working on the Sunscreen Squad, an initiative to bring free sunscreen to people where they need it most—at the point of exposure to the sun’s dangerous UV rays. Our sunscreen dispensers are mounted on portable stands, backpacks, bike trailers, and can also be permanently installed in parks and stadiums. On April 20, 2015, the Sunscreen Squad debuted in Hopkinton, MA to protect runners at the 2015 Boston Marathon. For more information about supporting this initiative, or to request having the Sunscreen Squad attend your event, please contact Kathleen at 617-431-8070 or hello@racecancer.org

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Super Sunday

Sunday Feb. 7th, 2016 – Kendall Square, Cambridge (2,500+ runners in 2015)

5-Mile Race: $1,500 cash purse for top 10 overall men and women. 5K race starts 12 minutes after the 5M race. Both races share the same finish line. As always, Super Sunday will have a HUGE post-race party. We’ll have thousands of craft beers for you along with hot food from Miller’s Ale House and kick-ass music from BearFight and DJ Phoenix. New this year, the three largest teams get your own Bustonian with a private stash of beer for the afterparty! Plus, you can warm up before and after the race in Genzyme’s beautiful lobby! Not running? Lucky for you, guest tickets can be purchased during the registration process. (so find a runner!)

 

Entry fee schedule
Online pre-registration only. $35 through 12/31, $36 1/1-1/5, $38 1/6-1/31, $40 2/2-2/4

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Team Competition
SIZE: The three largest* teams get your own Bustonian with a private stash of beer for the afterparty!
SPEED: The three fastest teams scored by the cumulative time of your team’s top 3 female runners and top 3 male runners.
Teams of 10 runners or more also qualify for the Bustonian Fastest Team award.
*largest, based on number of team members registered ded between Jan. 1st and Jan. 31st

Awards
$1,500 cash purse for top 10 overall men and women in the 5-miler ($300 to win!)
Payout: $300/$125/$75/$65/$50/$40/$30/$25/$20/$20
Age group awards in the 5-miler and 5K (18 & under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)
Top 3 fastest teams in the Bustonian Team Competition
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Race day schedule: 
8:30am – number pick-up opens
9:30am – number pick-up closes
10:00am – 5-mile race begins
10:12am – 5K race begins
10:30am – post-race party opens
12:00pm – awards ceremony (please be present to win $)
12:30 – bag check closes
1:30pm – LAST CALL
2:00pm – post-race party ends

Recon Run, 10:00am Sunday Jan. 31st:
Once again, our annual (free!) Recon Run happens precisely one week prior to the race. Run the course with the race director, then join your fellow winter warriors at Miller’s Ale House for a special Super Sunday $5 brunch! We’ll meet around 9:50am at the Bustonian parked in front of Genzyme at 500 Kendall Street. One group runs the 5M course, while the other group runs the 5K course. Afterards, we’ll head to Miller’s Ale House for pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, fresh fruit, coffee, and juice.

Early number pick-up:
Thursday Feb 4th, 5pm-9pm – Miller’s Ale House, 617 Arsenal Street, Watertown  (only if you registered before 9am Mon 2/1)

Friday Feb 5th, 4:30-7pm – New Balance Boston, 583 Boylston Street, Boston (only if you registered before 9am Mon 2/1)

Saturday Feb 6th, 12pm-6pm – New Balance Boston, 583 Boylston Street, Boston (only if you registered before 8pm Fri 2/5)

Sunday Feb 7th, 8:30-9:30am – Super Sunday

Bag Check:
As with all RACE events, there will be secure bag-check area (near start/finish line) for all participants.

Chip Timing:
Overall awards are based on GUN time. Age group awards are based on CHIP time.

Walkers, strollers and dogs
Strollers and dogs are welcome but please line up in the back and maintain a safe distance from others. Walkers allowed in the 5K, but please maintain a 15min/mile pace or faster because no runners or walkers are allowed on the roads after 11:00am per the City of Cambridge.

Please help us recruit volunteers.
We are seeking volunteers to help with several aspects of the event; please sign up here. Volunteers receive a special edition tshirt and free entry into the post-race party.

We’re doing this to kick cancer’s ass.
100% of Super Sunday proceeds go to charity. For 2015, the race supported RACE Cancer Foundation’s Sunscreen Squad and event beneficiaries TargetCancer Foundation, Joe Andruzzi Foundation, and Cancer Resource Foundation. Additional 2016 beneficiaries include TargetCancer Foundation, HomeAway Boston, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Postponement, Cancellation and Refund Policy
In the event of inclement weather, the event may be postponed to another date. No refunds will be issued due to conflicts with the postponement date. If RACE must cancel the event due to circumstances beyond their control, no refunds will be issued. Please remember, all proceeds go to charity.

Getting to the race: 
Start/Finish at 500 Kendall Street, Cambridge MA 02142

Please ride your bike or take the T; it’s better for everyone!
Red line
: Take the Red Line to the Kendall Square station. Head towards Charles River/Main St. Turn left onto 3rd St and walk .2 miles and turn right onto Athenaeum.  Green line: Take the Green Line to the Lechmere Station. Walk west on Cambridge St towards 1st St. Turn right onto 1st St., cross Binney St., then turn right onto Athenaeum.

Parking:
If you must drive, there’s a parking garage underneath the start/finish area and a parking lot at the corner of Binney Street and 2nd Street.

Course

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Feb. 7th, 2016 – Kendall Square, Cambridge

Flat, fast 5M course with two water stations.

USATF course certification pending.

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5K course shares final 1.6 miles & finish line as 5M course.

Teams

Super Sunday Feb. 7th, 2016 – Kendall Square, Cambridge

Fastest Co-Ed Team
Fastest team based on the cumulative time of the team’s top 3 women + top 3 men.

Bustonian Team
All teams with at least 10 runners are eligible to win the Bustonian Team Award, which goes to the fastest team based on the cumulative time of the team’s top 10 finishers, male or female.

Largest Team
Total runners combined between the 5K and 5M races.

Team Captains 
Register your team here and start recruiting today.

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Fundraising

Super Sunday – Feb. 7th, 2016 – Kendall Square, Cambridge

Super Sunday is a fundraiser for several fantastic charitable organizations.  For 2015, Super Sunday supported TargetCancer, Joe Andruzzi Foundation, Cancer Resource Foundation and the East Cambridge Little League. Please help us increase the amount raised for these organizations by creating a fundraising page.  We’ve got great prizes to reward you for reaching certain amounts.

Fundraisers run for free! 

Step 1 – register for Super Sunday

Step 2 – create your Super Sunday fundraising page

Please raise at least $100 via your personal fundraising page by 12/31.

Fundraising Incentives:

Earn prizes as you reach donation amounts:

$200 – RACE fundraiser tshirt ($20 value)
$500 – RACE fundraiser tshirt ($20 value) + RaceMenu swag bag w/ mug, tshirt, winter cap and gloves ($50 value)
$1,000 – Super Sunday limited-edition hoodie sweatshirt + all of the above ($125 value)

 

Summer Series

2015 Boston 5K Summer Series

Our dates have been approved and we have new home! The remainder of the 2015 Boston 5K Summer Series races will be at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.

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Join us on six terrific Thursday evenings this summer for fun, friendly, chip-timed 5K runs!  The races are held along the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.  Each event includes a post-race party at Miller’s Boston Ale House  with beer generously provided by our brewery partners.

Changes for 2015: Anyone who entered race #1 will get a 20% discount towards the season pass. Sadly, the women-only 5K races which we’ve had in past years are on hold until 2016 due to our new location. RACE Cancer Foundation’s 2015 Boston 5K Summer Series provides funding for our Sunscreen Squad, bringing free sunscreen to running events across Massachusetts.

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Top 3 male & female overall (ranked by gun time)
Age group winners (20 & under, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+; ranked by chip time)
Fastest team (scoring: total time of top 3 females + top 3 males, ranked by gun time)

2015 Season Points Competition:
Top 3 female & male overall
Top 3 in each age group
Top 3 fastest teams
Largest team

Scoring points, explained: Overall winners (female & male) each get 1,000 points. Then we’ll divide the winner’s time by your time and multiply it by 1,000 points to determine your score.

May 7th   |   June 18th   |   July 9th   |   Aug. 6th   |   Sep. 10th   |   Sep. 24th

Season pass (all 6 events): $99
Pre-registration online: $25 in advance, $30 same day
Raceday entry at event: $40(if not sold out)

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The final 2015 Boston 5K Summer Series race on Sep. 24th is part of the inaugural Brighton Race Series. Visit racemenu.com/brighton for more information about the series!
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Number Pick-up & Registration: Opens 30 minutes before the race.

Bag check: As always, we will have free, secure bag check.

Location: Next to the reservoir near Chestnut Hill Reservoir, Beacon St & Chestnut Hill Ave

Public Transportation: Take the Green Line ‘C’ branch to Cleveland Circle. After exiting the MBTA walk 200 feet east on Beacon Street. Cross Chestnut Hill Avenue at the lights. Chestnut Hill Reservation is immediately on the right.

Refunds & Cancellations: If we are forced to cancel by the DCR, Mother Nature or even a big scary dude, we’re all out of luck.  We do not issue refunds, but you can transfer your bib to a friend here.

Parking: Street parking is available along Beacon Street and the parking lot at the intersection of Beacon & Chestnut Hill Ave.
Race Course (for races 2-6):

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A Runner Fashion Show to Benefit RACE Cancer Foundation

Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Postponed- New Date TBD

Microsoft NERD Center, 1 Memorial Drive #1, Cambridge, MA 02142

We are excited to invite you to the first annual RACE the Runway runner fashion show gala. This event will benefit our Sunscreen Squad program that brings free sunscreen to thousands of people across New England at outdoor events, and a new skin cancer prevention program which we’ll debut at the event. 
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Holiday 5K

Miss Santa Holiday 5K – Sat, Dec 12th 2015, Esplanade, Boston 

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Pink Walk at 10am  – Miss Santa Holiday 5K at 11am

Whether running or walking, everyone enjoys our flat, fast & scenic 3.1 mile course taking place entirely on the Charles River Esplanade. The event benefits RACE Cancer Foundation and The Ellie Fund.

Entry fee: $25
Cancer survivors run for free; please email kathleen@racecancer.org by 12/4 for more information.

Team captain perks:
Create a team, recruit at least 4 other teammates and you’ll get free into our Super Sunday 5K/5M! Once you’ve got 5 runners on your team, email kathleen@racecancer.org for your coupon code. We’ll also have prizes for the captains of the three largest teams.

Chip timing:
The Miss Santa Holiday 5K is a chip-timed event for runners; the chip will be on the back of your race number. The Pink Walk is not timed.

View the Holiday 5K course map here.

Awards categories:
Top Miss Santa costume (judged by the crowd and the race director!) + Top 3 Male & female overall and age group awards: 18 & under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.  Overall and AG awards are based on gun time. Trophies/medals can be picked up at our office but any other prizes may only be claimed at the awards ceremony.

Schedule:
9:00am – registration opens
10:00am – Pink Walk begins
10:30am – registration closes
11:00am – Miss Santa costume contest
11:15am – Miss Santa Holiday 5K run begins
11:45am – Samuel Adams After-Party at Fire+Ice
12:30pm – Awards Ceremony

Number pick-up:
Race day number pickup on Saturday 9:30am to 10:30am

Bag check:
As with all RACE events, there will be secure bag-check area (near start/finish line) for all participants.

Dogs and strollers:
Dogs and strollers are welcome in either event – please start from the back if participating in the run and pass carefully.

We need volunteers!
We are seeking volunteers to help with several aspects of the event. Please sign up to volunteer at racemenu.com/holiday5k

It pays to tell your friends!
Races are more fun with friends and we reward our runners for referring others to our events. When you register, you’ll get a “Sharelink” in your confirmation email so that RaceMenu can track your referrals.  As always, we’ll have  awesome prizes for the top referrers.

Postponement, Cancellation and Refund Policy:
In the event of inclement weather, the event may be postponed to another date. No refunds will be issued due to conflicts with the postponement date. If RACE must cancel the event due to circumstances beyond our control, no refunds will be issued.  Please remember, all proceeds go to charity.

Getting to the event:
Parking is not available at the Esplanade, however the event is easily accessible via MBTA:

Green Line: Get off at the Arlington Street Station. Walk along the Public Garden/Arlington Street to Beacon Street. Cross over Beacon Street and take the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge over Storrow Drive to the Hatch Shell. From there, follow the path across the lagoon towards the Arthur Fiedler statue.

Red Line: Get off at the Charles Street/MGH station. Take the footbridge over Storrow Drive to the Charles River side and walk west along Storrow Drive. The Hatch Shell is a short walk from there; follow the path across the lagoon towards the Arthur Fiedler statue.

If driving, park at the Boston Common Garage on Charles Street. Upon exiting the garage, go right on Charles Street and left on Beacon Street. Cross over Beacon Street and take the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge over Storrow Drive to the Hatch Shell, then follow the path across the lagoon towards the Arthur Fiedler statue.

Getting to the after-party:
FiRE+iCE, 205 Berkeley Street, Boston
Return over the Fiedler Footbridge, cross Beacon Street, walk four blocks along the Public Garden/Arlington Street to Boylston Street, turn right, walk one block to Berkeley Street, turn left, FiRE+iCE will be on your left at 205 Berkeley Street.

Partner Races

RACE Cancer Foundation occasionally partners with other organizations to help them produce world class events.  We can assist with all aspects of event production, including the event’s concept, operating budget,  marketing plan, logo design, website development, operations plan and timeline, course design and certification, start/finish site plan, municipal permitting, liability insurance, staff/volunteer recruiting and management, 2-way radio communications, water stations, event signage, stages and tents, amplified sound and music, number pick-up, sponsor activation, race-day registration, and post-race awards. We partner exclusively with RaceMenu for online registration, on-site registration, RFID timing, and race photography services.


 

Blue Cross Blue Shield Island Run
presented by Boston.com

Sunday September 27, 2015 at Spectacle Island

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Run Wild

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Run Wild – Saturday October 31st, 2015

Join us at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo for our 3rd annual Run Wild 5K! Entry includes free admission to the zoo ($20 value), a free t-shirt (if you register before Oct. 1st), and our WILD post-race party with lots of craft beers! The race is a partnership benefiting Zoo New England and RACE Cancer Foundation.

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Refer 5 friends and run for FREE
Races are more fun with friends and we want to reward you for referring friends to the Run Wild 5K. When you register, you’ll receive a Sharelink which helps us track your referrals. Get 5 referrals (paid entries)
before Oct. 1st and we will refund 100% of your entry fee!

Raceday Information:
Number pick-up opens at 12:00pm – enjoy your afternoon in the zoo!
Enter Zoo from Zebra entrance on Franklin Park Road (directions)
Race starts at 3:00pm.
2015 (new!) course map here.
Awards ceremony starts at 4:30pm.
We will have a secure bag-check area.
Strollers strongly discouraged due to a steep, narrow trail on the course.
Sorry, dogs are not allowed in the zoo.

Awards for Top Influencer, Top Team, Top Male, Top Female and Age Group Champions.
Age groups: 18&U, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

For last-minute updates, follow @racecancer on Twitter and Facebook.

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Howling Wolf Half

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Howling Wolf Half Marathon – Sunday, November 15th, 2015 – Stoneham, MA

Join us at the Stone Zoo for the inaugural Howling Wolf Half Marathon! Race entry includes admission to the zoo ($16 value), a beautiful finisher’s medal, and our wild post-race party with lots of craft beers!finisher medal

Entry fee:
$50 10/25-11/6
$55 11/7-11/11
$60 11/12- 11/14
PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY

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Team captain perks:
Create a team, recruit at least 4 other teammates and you’ll get free into our Super Sunday 5K/5M! Once you’ve got 5 runners on your team, email hello@racecancer.org for your coupon code. We’ll also have prizes for the captains of the three largest teams.

Chip timing:
The Howling Wolf Half Marathon is a chip-timed event. An RFID timing chip will be on the back of your race number.

UPDATE, 03-Nov-2015: COURSE CHANGED:

Route starts and finishes at the Stone Zoo:
One 4.8 mile clockwise lap of the Spot Pond loop,
+.6 mile to left on Ravine Road
then one 3.5 mile clockwise lap of the Ravine Road loop,
then one 4.2 mile clockwise lap of the Spot Pond loop to finish.

You will have seven water stations on the course. (1.5m, 3.2m, 4.8m
6.5m, 7.9m, 9.8m, 11.4m)

We’ll have toilets next to the start line, which you’ll pass 4.8 miles into the race. We’ll also have a toilet at the Flynn Rink, which you’ll pass three times (miles 1.5, 7.9, & 9.8)

 

 

Awards Categories and Prizes:
Trophies and prizes for male & female overall champions, and age group champions: 18 & under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.

–Male & Female Champions: Trophy + Swag + $100 Gift Card donated by Marathon Sports
–Age Group Champions: Trophy + Swag + $25 Gift Card donated by Marathon Sports
–Top Influencer: Trophy + Swag + $25 Gift Card donated by Marathon Sports
–Top Fundraiser: Trophy + Swag + $25 Gift Card donated by Marathon Sports

Awards are based on gun time. Trophies can be picked up at our office but any other prizes may only be claimed at the awards ceremony.

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Race Day Schedule:
7:30am – registration & number pick-up opensms-melrose
8:30am – registration & number pick-up closes
9:00am – race begins
10:20am – party opens
11:30am – awards ceremony
1:00pm – party’s over; enjoy the zoo!

Number pick-up:
Saturday November 14th, 2pm-5pm
, Marathon Sports, 401 Main Street in Melrose, MA – Show bib # to save 20% on in-store purchases (excluding electronics)

Sunday Nov. 15th, 7:30am to 8:30am, at Stone Zoo

Parking and Transportation:
While parking will be available in the Stone Zoo parking lot, please consider taking the MBTA Orange Line to Oak Grove and riding our shuttle ($4 round trip w/ advance purchase, or $5 each way, schedule below)

Howling Wolf Half – Oak Grove Shuttle: 
Oak Grove to Stone Zoo: 7:15am, 7:45am, & 8:15am
Stone Zoo to Oak Grove: 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:30, & 1:00pm

Bag check:
As with all RACE events, there will be secure bag-check area (near start/finish line) for all participants.

Dogs and strollers:
Dogs and strollers are welcome in the race – please start from the back and pass carefully. Please note that dogs are not permitted in the zoo, nor in the after-party.

We need volunteers!
We are seeking volunteers to help with several aspects of the event.  Volunteers get free admission to the zoo and our post-race party! Please register at racemenu.com/howlingwolf

It pays to tell your friends!
Races are more fun with friends and we reward our runners for referring others to our events. When you register, you’ll get a “Sharelink” in your confirmation email so that RaceMenu can track your referrals.  As always, we’ll have  awesome prizes for the top referrers.

Postponement, Cancellation and Refund Policy:
In the event of inclement weather, the event may be postponed to another date. No refunds will be issued due to conflicts with the postponement date. If RACE must cancel the event due to circumstances beyond our control, no refunds will be issued.  Please remember, all proceeds go to charity.

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617-702-2020

alain@racecancer.org

867 Boylston Street, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02116