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About RACE

Running to help the world win the race against cancer.

RACE Cancer Foundation fights cancer through action and prevention. We produce events to promote health and wellness in the community, reducing the risk of cancer while raising funds and awareness for organizations dedicated to fighting cancer. Our programs create opportunities to reduce and detect cancer through education, prevention, and screening measures. 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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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. Since then, we’ve prevented thousands of sunburns at running events, and arts and music festivals such as Boston Calling, Levitate, and Outside The Box. 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

 

Sunscreen Squad Dispenser

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Winter Challenge

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Different levels available to challenge everyone!

You can challenge yourself to any level, and can change your mind at anytime because you don’t have to indicate the level when signing up. You can start on a higher level, and drop down to a lower level if you can’t hit the daily mileage.  But, if you miss a day, you’re out!

— Bronze = run/walk at least 1 mile/day

— Silver = run/walk at least 3 miles/day

— Gold = run/walk at least 5 miles/day

— Winter Warrior = run/walk at least 1 mile/day outdoors

For each level, you must run the minimum mileage every day, not just averaging that mileage. So if you run 5+ miles for 30 days, and 1 mile for 1 day, you will finish at the Bronze Level due to that 1 day of lower mileage. Each level is determined by your actual daily mileage, not your average daily mileage.

100% of proceeds to charity!

The 2017 Winter Challenge is produced by Boston’s RACE Cancer Foundation and will raise thousands of dollars to battle cancer. All proceeds will be distributed based on your charity choice when registering. Our 2017 charity partners are TargetCancer Foundation, One Mission, and The Ellie Fund.

Log your runs in the new & improved Raceday app. 

New for 2017, you can register and log runs for multiple runners via the same login. (see below) You will have two ways to log runs, either via a mobile website (Raceday web version) which can be accessed from any web browser, or via RaceMenu’s Raceday mobile app. The 2017 version of the app (shown below) will be released and available for download on December 31st, 201

You’ll have four days to log each daily run. For example, you have until 11:59pm on January 5th to log your January 1st run, or until 11:59pm January 20th to log your January 16th run. If you miss the 4-day deadline, you’re out of the challenge–no exceptions.

Daily and weekly prizes all month long!

We already have a huge pile of prizes to award all month long. Some prizes will be awarded to randomly selected runners, while others will be awarded to runners based on speed, distance, and creative #winterchallenge posts on social media.

Join the Team Challenge for extra bragging rights! 

The Winter Challenge is much more fun when you create a team and get your friends and family involved. There’s strength in numbers, because the total mileage for all team members determines your team’s ranking on the leaderboard.

Order your commemorative shirt, then get your name on it! 

We will have commemorative long sleeve shirts with the name of each Winter Warrior on the back. You can register and order your shirt until December 31st. Shirts can be picked up at Super Sunday on Feb 5th, or shipped for an additional fee.
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Super Sunday

Sunday Feb. 5th, 2017 – Kendall Square, Cambridge

5-Mile Race: $3,100 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!)

2017 BIB NUMBERS HERE

2016 RESULTS HERE            2016 PHOTOS HERE

Entry fee schedule
Online registration: $25 in October, $30 in November, $34 in December, $36 1/1-1/16, $38 1/17-1/31, $40 2/1-2/4
Raceday registration: $50

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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.
(more team info below)

Awards
$2,500 cash purse for top 10 overall men and women in the 5-miler ($300 to win) + $600 BODYARMOR Bonus.
Payout: $300/$200/$160/$125/$100/$90/$80/$70/$65/$60
5M race winners can double their winnings to $600 thanks to the BODYARMOR BONUS: 1st male & female at 5K split in 5M race  win $200 each + a one year supply of BODYARMOR SuperDrink! If they also win the 5M race, there’s a $100 cash bonus!
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
Awards can be picked up at our office but cash prizes must beGenzyme-lobby picked up by winner at awards ceremony.

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. 29th:
All are welcome to our annual (free!) Recon Run with Boston Brunch Runners and November Project, which happens precisely one week prior to the race. Run the course (marked) with race staff, then join your fellow winter warriors afterwards for a special Super Sunday $5 brunch at Miller’s Boston Ale House! Please RSVP here.

Early number pick-up:
Wednesday Feb 1, 2017 5pm-8pm
Miller’s Boston Ale House, 617 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472
Friday Feb 3, 2017 4pm-7pm K2 Cafe (at Super Sunday start/finish line), 520 Kendall Street, Cambridge, MA 02142 (only for people registered by 9:00am 2/3)
Sunday Feb 5, 2017 8:30am-9:30am – Genzyme lobby, 500 Kendall Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

Bag Check:
As with all RACE events, there will be secure bag-check area (next to Glasshouse) 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. 2016 beneficiaries included 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

Feb. 5th, 2017 – 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. 5th, 2017 – 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.

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)

 

May Challenge

Run or walk at least one mile each day in May!

Different levels available to challenge everyone! You can challenge yourself to any level, and can change your mind at anytime because you don’t have to indicate the level when signing up. You can start on a higher level, and drop down to a lower level if you can’t hit the daily mileage.  But, if you miss a day, you’re out!

— Bronze = run/walk at least 1 mile/day

— Silver = run/walk at least 3 miles/day

— Gold = run/walk at least 5 miles/day

For each level, you must run the minimum mileage every day, not just averaging that mileage. So if you run 5+ miles for 30 days, and 1 mile for 1 day, you will finish at the Bronze Level due to that 1 day of lower mileage. Each level is determined by your actual daily mileage, not your average daily mileage.

100% of proceeds to charity!

The 2017 May Challenge is produced by Boston’s RACE Cancer Foundation and will raise thousands of dollars to battle cancer. All proceeds will be distributed based on your charity choice when registering. Our 2017 charity partner is Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Log your runs in the new & improved Raceday app.

You can register and log runs for multiple runners via the same login.  You will have two ways to log runs, either via a mobile website (Raceday web version) which can be accessed from any web browser, or via RaceMenu’s Raceday iOS mobile app. Sorry, we do not yet have an Android app.

You’ll have four days to log each daily run. For example, you have until 11:59pm on January 5th to log your January 1st run, or until 11:59pm January 20th to log your January 16th run. If you miss the 4-day deadline, you’re out of the challenge.

Daily and weekly prizes all month long!

We already have a huge pile of prizes to award all month long. Some prizes will be awarded to randomly selected runners, while others will be awarded to runners based on speed, distance, and creative #maychallenge posts on social media.

Join the Team Challenge for extra bragging rights!

The May Challenge is much more fun when you create a team and get your friends and family involved. There’s strength in numbers, because the total mileage for all team members determines your team’s ranking on the leaderboard.

Order your commemorative shirt, then get your name on it!

We will have commemorative shirts with the name of everyone who runs at least one mile every day, indoors or outdoors. You can register and order your shirt until May 6th. Shirts can be picked up at the Boston 5K Summer Series race on Thursday June 15th, or shipped for an additional $5.
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Summer Series

2017 Boston 5K Summer Series

2016 Season Points Standings

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Join us on seven Thursday evenings from May through September for fun, friendly, chip-timed 5K runs to kick cancer’s butt.  Each of the first six events starts with a Women’s 5K, followed by the Open 5K ~30 minutes later. All races start and finish at the DCR’s Herter Park on Soldiers Field Road, and run along the Charles River.  Each event includes a post-race party at Miller’s Boston Ale House  with beer generously provided by our brewery partners. 100% of the event proceeds go to charity. RACE Cancer Foundation’s Boston 5K Summer Series provides funding for the Sunscreen Squad, bringing free sunscreen to running events across Massachusetts.

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Women’s 5K – Top 3 overall
Open 5K – Top 3 male & female overall (ranked by gun time)
Open 5K – 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)

2017 Season Points Competition (best of 5 or 6 races, TBD):
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 in each race. Your top 5 or 6 (of 7 total) races will count towards the season standings. All registered runners will be asked to vote in late April on whether we score 5 or 6 races.

2017 dates:

May 4th   |   May 25th   |   June 15th   |   July 13th   |   Aug. 10th   |   Sep. 7th   |   Sep. 21st


Entry fees: $25 in advance, $30 same week
Raceday entry at event: $40 (if not sold out)
2017 Season Pass (all 7 events): $139
(only a limited number of season passes will be available)

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Number Pick-up & Raceday Registration: Opens 30 minutes before the race.

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

Location: Artesani/Herter Park, 1071 Soldiers Field Road

Public Transportation: Harvard Square Station is a 1 mile walk The 70, 70a, and 86 bus will drop you a .1 mile walk at Western Ave & Everett St. Plan your trip here: Google Trip Planner

Parking: There’s a large parking area (lot #4) at 1101 Soldiers Field Road – the dog-leg for Everett Street, ~150 yards past (west) of the race start area.

 

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Race Course:

Refunds & Cancellations: We do not issue refunds, but you can transfer your bib to a friend here.  (up until 24 hours before the race, same race only.) If we are forced to cancel an event by the DCR, Mother Nature or any other reason beyond our control, sorry but we’re all out of luck.

Holiday 5K

Saturday, Dec 10th at 11:00am at the Esplanade in Boston

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2016 Results  |  2015 Results  |  2014 Results  |  2013 Results
2012 Results  | 2011 Results  | 2010 Results  | 2009 Results

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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 can run for free; please email hello@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:
9:300am – registration opens
10:40am – registration closes
11:00am – Miss Santa costume contest
11:05am – 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.

Silent Auction & Raffle
Lots of great items to win! Get your holiday shopping done while contributing to a great cause!

RAFFLE ITEMS

Heartbreak Hill Running Company $25 Gift Card (2)

Case of Drink Maple

Two 3D pop up cards fromLovepop

ZA $50 Gift Card

Bon Me $20 Gift Card

Commonwealth Cambridge $50 Gift Card

Run for the Troops 5K Registration & T-shirt

Weston Ski Track Ski Rental, Lesson & Full Day Trail Pass


SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

PaintBar $70 Gift Certificate

6 Month Subscription to Edoughble Cookie Dough

Turnstyle 5 Class Pass

Cambridge Athletic Club 5 Class Pass (2)

Charles River Canoe and Kayak Day of Paddling

Yoga Works Back Bay One Month Membership

Paper Source Workshop Gift Pass

Community Ice Skating at Kendall Skating Passes for Two

FitVine Wine Half Case

Drink Maple Gift Set with Case of 12, T-shirt & Beanie

New Balance $100 Gift Card

Bodyscapes fitness Two Personal Training Sessions

Run for the Troops 5K Registration & T-shirt (2)

Case of 12 Eat Your Coffee Bars (2)

Beatrice Dauge 6×6 Oil Painting

 


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 an event’s concept, operating budget,  marketing plan, logo design, website development, operations plan and timeline, course design, measurement, 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, race announcing, 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.


Island Run

Saturday September 23, 2017 at Spectacle Island

Blue Cross Blue Shield Island Run presented by Boston.com

Date: September 23, 2017 – 5M @ 10:00am, 5K @ 10:25am
Location: Spectacle Island
Registration Fee: $50 – includes your boat ride to and from Spectacle Island, race entry, and post-race celebration with lunch and beverages.
Distance Options: 5K or 5 Miler

On September 23rd, join us for the fourth annual Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Island Run powered by Boston.com. Choose from two separate races: a 5-miler and a 5K. Each race wraps up with a post-race celebration including lunch from b. good, cold beer and award ceremony before everyone cruises home through Boston Harbor. This event is 21+.

View 5K Course Map

View 5 Miler Course Map

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Run Wild

Saturday September 24th, 2016 – 4:00pm @ Franklin Park Zoo

Join us at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo for our 4th annual Run Wild 5K! Entry includes free admission to the zoo ($20 value), a free t-shirt (if you register by 11:59pm Aug. 22nd), and our WILD post-race party with lots of craft beer! Run Wild is a partnership between and benefiting Zoo New England and RACE Cancer Foundation.

Entry Fees:

before 8/23
$30 + free tshirt
8/23-8/31
$30
9/1-9/16
$32
9/17-9/23
$35
on 9/24 (race day)
$40

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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 4:00pm.

2016 course map here

Awards ceremony starts at 5:30pm.
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:
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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Proudly participating in the inaugural New England Trail Race Series

Watuppa 10K       /       BCBS Island Run        /       Run Wild 5K

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2015 RESULTS – Run Wild Franklin Park Zoo 

2014 RESULTS – Run Wild Franklin Park Zoo 

2013 RESULTS – Run Wild Franklin Park Zoo

2014 RESULTS – Run Wild Stone Zoo 

2013 RESULTS – Run Wild Stone Zoo

Howling Wolf Half

Sunday, October 30th, 2016 – Stoneham, MA

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2015 RESULTS HERE        2015 PHOTOS HERE

Join us at the Stone Zoo for the 2nd annual Howling Wolf Half Marathon! Race entry includes admission to the zoo ($17 value), a beautiful finisher’s medal, and our wild post-race party with lots of craft beers! (2016 brewery partners still TBD, but we know Mighty Squirrel and Lagunitas will be there!)finisher medal

Entry fee:
$52 until 10/14
$55 10/15-10/24
$60 10/25-10/29
$70 on Raceday

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2015 Howling Wolf Collage

Team captain perks:
Create a team, recruit at least 3 other teammates and you’ll get free into our Super Sunday 5K/5M! Once you’ve got 4 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.

Course:

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
–Age Group Champions: Trophy + Swag
–Top Influencer: Trophy + Swag
–Top Fundraiser: Trophy + Swag
–Best Costume: Trophy + Swag

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.

Race Day Schedule:
6:30am – registration & number pick-up opensms-melrose
7:30am – registration & number pick-up closes
8:00am – race begins
9:30am – party opens
10:30am – awards ceremony
12:00pm – party’s over; enjoy the zoo for the day!

Number pick-up:
Saturday October 29th, TBD

Sunday October 30th, 6:30am to 7:30am, 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: 6:15am, 6:45am, & 7:15am
Stone Zoo to Oak Grove: 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30, & 12:00pm

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.

Doggy 5K

November 6th, 2016 @ Boston’s Franklin Park

Join us at Franklin Park for Boston’s original 5K for both you and your li’l buddy, the 6th annual Doggy 5K!

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Entry Fees:

before 10/1
Doggy 5K Run/Walk $25
Doggy 1-Mile Walk $15
10/1-10/31
Doggy 5K Run/Walk $30
Doggy 1-Mile Walk $17
11/1-11/5
Doggy 5K Run/Walk $34
Doggy 1-Mile Walk $20
on 11/6 (race day)
Doggy 5K Run/Walk $40
Doggy 1-Mile Walk $25

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Course:
You will love our course in Boston’s historic Franklin Park. Since most dogs don’t wear sneakers, we figured a course with some dirt and grass trails would be much more enjoyable than typical road race courses. Much of the Doggy 5K course is held on the same paths and trails used in the Mayor’s Cup and many other championship cross country races. View the 5K course map here.

Parking: Free parking in the Franklin Park lots along Circuit Drive.

Public transportation: More info HERE

Directions: Point your GPS to 100 Pierpont Rd, Boston, MA 02121

More info www.doggy5k.com

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617-702-2020

alain@racecancer.org

119 Braintree Street, #204
Boston, MA 02134