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 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.



Super Sunday

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


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



Bib numbers here

Live results here

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)

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
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.

We’re doing this to kick cancer’s ass.
100% of Super Sunday proceeds go to charity. For 2015, our beneficiaries are TargetCancer Foundation, Joe Andruzzi Foundation, and Cancer Resource Foundation.

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.



Feb. 1st, 2015 – Kendall Square, Cambridge

Flat, fast 5M course with two water stations.

USATF course certification pending.


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


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

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.

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.


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



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! 

boston_summer_series-smileyAwards at each event:
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, either race)

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


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

Refunds & Cancellations: If we are forced to cancel by the DCR, Mother Nature or 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.

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.


Race Course:

Run Wild


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

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


RESULTS – Run Wild Stone Zoo

RESULTS – Run Wild Franklin Park Zoo

Raceday Information:
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.

Race starts at 5:00pm inside the zoo at the Giraffe Savannah.
View full course map here.


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.

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



We regret to inform you that the 2014 Turkey5 has been canceled by the Wellesley Police Department after their approval of a new event, The Fund for Wellesley Turkey Trot. 

First and foremost, we want to thank everyone who helped make the Turkey5 so wonderful. With the help of dozens of volunteers, we produced a world class running event while raising over $50,000 for charity. Whether as a participant, a volunteer or a sponsor, we greatly appreciate everyone who began Thanksgiving with us in 2012 and 2013.

While the new Fund for Wellesley Turkey Trot has been promoted as “the race formerly known as the Turkey5″, please note that no current or former member of the Turkey5 race committee or any volunteer captains are involved with the The Fund for Wellesley Turkey Trot except former RACE board member Carol Chaoui. 

For those of you seeking an event to run on Thanksgiving day, here are our recommendations:

Gobble Gobble Gobble 4 Miler – Somerville, MA

Braintree Athletic Association Thanksgiving Day 5K Race/Walk – Braintree, MA

Franklin Park Turkey Trot – Boston, MA

Boston Volvo Village 5K Road Race – Boston, MA

Feaster Five – Andover, MA

Huffin’ for Stuffin’ – Hopkinton, MA

Turkey5 – 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



Holiday 5K

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

2013 RESULTS  |  2013 PHOTOS


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: $25
Cancer survivors run for free; please email hello@racecancer.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 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 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 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

Number pick-up:
Friday December 12th, 5-8pm at Athleta, 92 Newbury Street, Boston

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 email hello@racecancer.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.

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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Blue Cross Blue Shield Island Run
presented by Boston.com

Sunday September 28, 2014 at Spectacle Island

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Course Maps (click to enlarge)








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