RACE Cancer Foundation produces kick-ass events to raise funds and awareness for charitable projects and organizations dedicated to kicking cancer’s ass. Based in Boston, RACE (dba RACE Cancer Foundation) 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.
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 email@example.com
What’s new for Super Sunday?
For starters, we have two wonderful new presenting partners: Sanofi Oncology and Genzyme. They’re helping us increase the cash purse for top 10 overall men and women in the 5-miler, with a new start/finish line and separate start for 5K runners. Both races share the same finish line.
Super Sunday Party
As always, Super Sunday will have a HUGE post-race party. We’ll have thousands of craft beers for you along with Chicken Zingers and kick-ass live music from BearFight. Not running? Lucky for you, guest tickets can be purchased during the registration process. (so find a runner!)
Entry fee & tshirts
Raceday registration will be available for $40 from 8:30am to 9:30am
Coed Team Competition
Scored by the cumulative time of your team’s top 3 female runners and top 3 male runners.
$1,500 cash purse for top 10 overall men and women in the 5-miler ($250/$150/$100/$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+)
Top 3 teams in the Bustonian Team Competition
Awards can be picked up at our office but cash prizes must be 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 (you must be present to win)
12:30 – bag check closes
1:30pm – LAST CALL
2:00pm – post-race party ends
Early number pick-up:
Thursday, Jan 29th: 5pm-8pm: Miller’s Boston Ale House (if you registered prior to 1/26)
Friday Jan 30th, 11am-2pm: Bustonian Rolling Pickup (if you registered prior to 1/27)
11:00am to 11:30am: Outside 500 Kendall Street at Genzyme – CONFIRMED
12:00pm to 12:30pm: location still TBD, sorry! UPDATE: FINANCIAL DISTRICT CANCELED. NEXT STOP: BACK BAY – SORRY!
12:15pm to 1:30pm: Outside 583 Boylston Street at New Balance Boston – CONFIRMED
(Planned for Kendall Square, Financial District and Back Bay but locations must change due to 8′ tall snow banks in two of the scheduled locations. Sorry – we’ll update locations ASAP.)
Saturday Jan 31st, 12pm-6pm: 583 Boylston Street at New Balance Boston (if you registered prior to 1/31)
As with all RACE events, there will be secure bag-check area (near start/finish line) for all participants.
Overall awards in the 5 mile race are based on GUN time; age group awards are based on CHIP time. There are no awards for the 5K.
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. No walkers on the course after 11:00am per 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.
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. Bottom line: RACE does not control the weather, nor does RACE issue refunds unless RACE really screwed up. 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.
If you must drive, there’s a parking garage underneath the start/finish line and a parking lot at the corner of Binney Street and 2nd Street.
Fastest Co-Ed Team
For 2015, we’re adopting the scoring from our Boston 5K Summer Series: cumulative time of the team’s top 3 women + top 3 men.
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.
Total runners combined between the 5K and 5M races.
Register your team here and start recruiting today.
Super Sunday is a fundraiser for several fantastic charitable organizations. For 2014, Super Sunday supported TargetCancer , Gronk Nation Youth 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.
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)
Join us on six terrific Thursday evenings this summer for fun, friendly, chip-timed 5K runs! The races are held along the Charles River in Boston at the DCR’s Artesani and Herter Parks on Soldiers Field Road. Each event includes a post-race party at Miller’s Boston Ale House (near mile 2 corner) with beer generously provided by our brewery partners.
Changes for 2015: Our Season Pass will not be available until all dates are confirmed. Anyone who enters 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 a new spray deck at Artesani Playground, races may not start before 7:30pm between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Due to the Greenough Greenway Project, our proposed course for races #2-#6 will not cross the river. We cannot run two fields concurrently on the new course, nor can we safely complete two races before dark.
Awards at each event:
Top 3 male & female overall
Age group winners (20 & under, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)
Fastest team (scoring: total time of top 3 females + top 3 males)
2015 Season Points Competition:
Top 3 female & male overall
Top 3 in each age group
Top 3 fastest teams
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. 4th | Sep. 18th
Season pass (all 6 events): coming soon
Raceday entry: $40/event (if not sold out)
Bag check: As always, we will have free, secure bag check.
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
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: There’s a large parking area (lot #4) at 1101 Soldiers Field Road – the dog-leg for Everett Street, ~150 yards past (west) the race start area.
Race Course (for race #1):
Enter Zoo from Giraffe entrance on Pierpoint Road (directions)
Number pick-up opens at 12:00pm.
Only pre-registered entrants get free admission to the Zoo before 4:00pm.
Raceday registration ($35) opens at 4:00pm.
Race bib or spectator pass ($20) required for entry into Zoo after 4:00pm.
Post-race party at Oak Lea Tent inside the Zoo.
We will have snacks from Cascadian Farms, pizza from Dominos and drinks from Naked Juice.
Our beer garden (21+) will feature Samuel Adams, Blue Hills Brewery, Lagunitas and Long Trail.
If you appear under 30, you may be carded when entering beer garden.
Awards ceremony starts at 6:30pm.
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+
We will have a secure bag-check area.
Sorry – no strollers due to a steep, narrow trail on the course.
Whether running or walking, everyone enjoys our flat, fast & scenic 3.1 mile course taking place entirely on the Charles River Esplanade.
Entry fee: $25
Cancer survivors run for free; please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for your coupon code. We’ll also have prizes for the captains of the three largest teams.
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.
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 awards are based on gun time; age group awards are based on chip time. Trophies/medals can be picked up at our office but any other prizes may only be claimed at the awards ceremony.
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
12:00pm – Samuel Adams after-party at
Beacon Hill Pub The Hill Tavern
Friday December 12th, 5-8pm at Athleta, 92 Newbury Street, Boston
At race on Saturday 9:00am to 10:30am
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering.
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.
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.
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