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About RACE

we run for beer & kicking cancer’s ass.

RACE Cancer Foundation produces kick-ass events to raise funds and awareness for charitable projects and organizations dedicated to kicking cancer’s ass.  We also manage Team RaceMenu, a grassroots racing program comprised of endurance athletes competing at all levels, from recreational to professional.  Based in the heart of Boston, RACE is a Massachusetts non-profit organization.  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.

RACE Cancer Foundation
612 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02458

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Super Sunday

Sunday Feb. 1st, 2015 – Kendall Square, Cambridge (2,350+ runners in 2014)

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What’s new for Super Sunday?
For 2015, we are awarding a $1,000 cash purse for top 10 overall men and women in the 5-miler, with a new course and separate start for 5K runners. Both races will 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 free pizza and wings (+ healthier stuff) 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!)

Our 2014 brewery partners:
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Entry fee & tshirts
Entry fee opens at 10:00am on 11/3 at $34 and increases weekly. Online pre-registration only. Kick-ass awag for anyone registered before 12/31.  As always, cancer survivors can run for free; email survivor@racecancer.org for coupon code before 12/31.

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Coed Team Competition
Your top 3 runners score, with at least one female – we’ll have an awesome prize.

Awards
$1,000 cash purse for top 10 overall men and women in the 5-miler ($175/$100/$50/$40/$35/$30/$25/$20/$15/$10 )
Age group awards in the 5-miler (18 & under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)
Top 3 teams by time and size.
Awards can be picked up at our office but cash prizes may only be claimed by winner at the awards ceremony.

Race day schedule:
8:30am – number pick-up opens
9:30am – number pick-up closes
10:00am – 5-mile race begins
10:10am – 5K race begins
12:00pm – awards ceremony (you must be present to win)
1:30pm – post-race party ends

Early number pick-up – Location TBD
Friday Jan 31st, 3pm-7pm and Saturday Feb 1st, 12pm-4pm

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 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
Sorry – no slow walkers on this course. Strollers and dogs are welcome but please line up in the back and maintain a safe distance from others. Walkers: we have a tight schedule so please maintain a 14min/mile pace or faster.

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.
Super Sunday is a fundraiser for several fantastic charitable organizations.  The 2014 beneficiary organizations will be announced in January.

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 50 Linskey Way, Cambridge MA 02142 – map: http://binged.it/yjmRIp

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 Linskey Way.  Green line: Take the Green Line to the Lechmere Station. Walk west on Cambridge St towards 1st St. Turn left onto 2nd St and right onto Linskey Way.

Parking:
If you must drive, we’ll have free parking in the lot at the corner of Binney Street and 2nd Street. – map: http://binged.it/xO2oik

Course

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Feb. 1st, 2015 – 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

Sunday Feb. 1st, 2015 – Kendall Square, Cambridge

Fastest Team Competition
Teams (min 4 runners) are scored by the cumulative time of your top 3 runners with at least one woman. We’ll have prizes for the top three teams.

Largest Team Award
Once again, we”ll have a fantastic prize for the largest Super Sunday team – prize TBD.  Largest team as of 11:59 on 1/30/2015 WINS!

Team Captains 
Register your team here and start recruiting today.

Fundraising

Super Sunday – Feb. 1st, 2015 – Kendall Square, Cambridge

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.

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 1/15.

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

2014 RACE Thursday 5K Summer Series

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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 Charles River in Boston at the DCR’s Artesani Park on Soldiers Field Road.  For the third year in a row, the series will benefit the Melanoma Foundation of New England.

Each event includes a post-race party at Miller’s Boston Ale House (near mile 2 corner) with beer generously provided by our wonderful sponsors. Like last year, we will have two races each evening. We will start with a women-only 5K, followed by an open 5K approximately 30 minutes later. Ladies: you get to run in either or both races (same bib #) for no additional fee! 

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Top 3 overall in the women-only race
Top 3 male & female overall in the open race
Age group winners in the open race (20 & under, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)
Fastest team (NEW SCORING as of 6/12: total time of top 3 males & top 3 females)

2014 Season Points Competition:
Top 3 male & female overall (total points from coed/open races)
Top 3 in each age group (total points from all races)
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. Yeah guys, that female behind you may score more points than you.

May 29th   |   June 12th   |   July 17th   |   Aug. 14th   |   Sep. 4th   |   Sep. 18th

Season pass (all 6 events): $119 
Advance Entry: $25/event (closes 11pm night prior to event)
Raceday Registration: $30/event

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

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:

Run Wild

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The 2014 Run Wild 5K events will be held on Saturday evenings!

Same great courses with the same great parties but even more beer!

 

Run Wild Stone Zoo – Saturday August 23rd, 5pm

 

Run Wild Franklin Park – Saturday September 6th, 5pm

We’ll announce our beer partners and other details soon, but the ridiculously low entry fees go up soon too!
Awesome after-parties and your race entry includes admission to the zoo!

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Turkey5

Turkey5-pb-RutledgeTurkey5 – Thursday Nov. 27th, 2014 – Wellesley

The Turkey5 Road Race is the best way to start your holiday season.  With both 5K and 5Mile courses, the Turkey5 offers something for everyone.  Starting and finishing at Linden Square, you will run through the beautiful Wellesley College campus and the marathon’s famous “Scream Tunnel” section before seeing the “1 mile to go!” sign.

Registration opens summer 2014

Race day schedule:
6:30am – number pick-up opens
7:30am – number pick-up closes
8:00am – 5 mile race begins
8:10am – 5K race begins
9:15am – Awards Ceremony

Entry fee:
TBD

Early Number Pick-up:
Tuesday Nov. 25th, 4pm-8pm,
Wednesday Nov. 26th, 12pm-4pm,

Team captains:
Create a team, recruit teammates and get rewards!

Chip timing:
The Turkey5 is a chip-timed event. The chip goes on your shoe and must be returned at the end of the race.

Awards categories:
Top 3 male & female overall and age group awards: 14 & under, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.  Overall awards are based on gun time; age group awards are based on chip time. We also have awards for the fastest 5K team, fastest 5-miler team and largest combined team. Trophies may be picked up at our office but other prizes may only be claimed at the awards ceremony.

Team scoring:
A team must have three finishers, at least one female, to be scored in either race. Team result is based on the cumulative time of the team’s top female, top male and next fastest runner. We also have an award for the largest team based on number of finishers in both races, regardless of finishing time.

Walkers, dogs and strollers:
Walkers welcome on the 5K course. Dogs and strollers welcome in either race – please start from the back.

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

We need volunteers!
We are seeking volunteers to help with several aspects of the event. Please sign up here.

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 which helps us track your referrals. We have a special award for the person who refers the most runners to the Turkey5!

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 race by car:

From the East:
Take the Mass Pike (Route 90) West to Route 128/95 South. Exit at Route 9 West. Go 3.2 miles and take the next U turn. Immediate right onto Kingsbury Street. Turn right onto Linden Street.

From the West:
Take Route 9 into Wellesley and turn right on Kingsbury Street. Turn right onto Linden Street.

From the North: 
Route 128/95 South. Exit at Route 9 West. Go 3.2 miles and take the next U turn. Immediate right onto Kingsbury Street. Turn right onto Linden Street.

From the South:
Route 128/95 North. Exit at Route 9 West. Go 3.2 miles and take the next U turn. Immediate right onto Kingsbury Street. Turn right onto Linden Street.

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Holiday 5K

Miss Santa Holiday 5K – Sat, Dec 13th 2014, Esplanade, Boston (SOLD OUT in 2013!)

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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.

Entry fee: TBD
Cancer survivors run for free; please email survivor@runagainstcancer.org

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 Miss Santa Holiday 5K is a chip-timed event for runners. The chip goes on your shoe and should be returned at the end of the race. 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 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.

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
12:00pm – Samuel Adams after-party at Beacon Hill Pub

Number pick-up:
At race on Saturday: 9:00am 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 here 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.

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.

 Bill Rodgers 5K & Boston Prostate Cancer Walk

Sunday August 10th, 2014 at Boston College

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Boston.com Island Run

Sunday September 28, 2014 at Spectacle Island

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alain@runagainstcancer.org

612 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02458