A Run to Honor… An Honor to Run

Saturday, May 7, 2016

 
 
 
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Race Day Schedule

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Number Pick-Up & Onsite Registration

8:30 AM
Pre-race Warm-up

9:00 AM
Race Start

Post-Race
Awards Ceremony

Awards

1st Place Overall Men

1st Place Overall Women

1st Place Male Wheelchair Finisher

1st Place Female Wheelchair Finisher

1st Place Military Team (Teams of 4)

1st Place Law Enforcement Team (Teams of 4)

1st Place JROTC (Teams of 4)

Age Categories will be posted

On Saturday, May 7, 2016 over 1,000 people will unite at Carson Beach to participate in the 15th Annual Boston Marine Corps Honor Run.

Presented by: Conventures, Inc.

The Marine Corps Honor Run 5K will offer:

  • The fastest 5K course in Boston
  • Scenic views from Carson Beach
  • Product Sampling
  • Event Warm-Up
  • Awards Ceremony with great prizes, and more!

The distinctive spirit of hundreds of military and law enforcement officers is pervasive throughout the day. Groups will be running in formation, local honor guards will be onsite, as well as Marine Corps Cadets to help warm your muscles up. Race participants will include active duty officers and veterans from all branches of the U.S. Military and local law enforcement groups. But don’t be fooled, this event is for EVERYONE. We welcome beginner runners, walkers and elite athletes alike. All you need is your sneakers and patriotism!

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the Nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children, with particular attention given to those whose parent has been killed or wounded in combat, or who have demonstrated financial need.

Since its inception in 1962, the Scholarship Foundation has awarded over 35,000 scholarships valued at nearly $100,000,000. There were 2,300 scholarships awarded this past year.

Early Number Pick Up

We will be holding early number pick up on May 6th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at the Braintree Sports Authority, located at 250 Grossman Drive, Braintree, MA 02184. Sports Authority will be handing out a 15% off coupon.

Brought to you by

This Year We Run to Honor Sergeant Daniel Vasselian

We would like to officially announce our honored hero Sergeant Daniel Vasselian from Abington, MA. Please join us in honoring Sergeant Vasselian who was killed in action on December 23, 2013 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom while assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, his first two deployments were with the 2nd battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment out Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Sergeant Vasselian was posthumously awarded both the Purple Heart Medal and Bronze Star Medal with valor.

Sergeant Vasselian graduated from Abington High School Class of 2004 and joined the Marines in December 2006. He is remembered by friends and family as a caring person with a great sense of humor. He was a loving husband, son, brother, grandson and uncle. Sergeant Vasselian was recognized for “relentless resolve and steady courage under fire.” He was killed placing himself in danger to protect his fellow Marines. Help us honor his memory by joining us May 7 at Carson Beach, Semper Fi.

Registration
Registration Fees

Pre-Race Registration

Active Duty MilitaryMost Popular

$ 15

  • Active Duty or Retired Military,
    ROTC, JROTC or Law Enforcement
Register Now

Race-Day Registration

Mail-In Registration Available

Check or credit card only are accepted. Please do not send cash in the mail.
Mail-in entries must be postmarked by Monday, May 2, 2016.

Download the registration form

Mail forms to:
Attn: Marine Corps Honor Run
c/o Conventures, Inc.
One Design Center Place
Boston, MA 02210

Online Registration is Encouraged!

Credit card payments only.
Online registration is available until 9:00 AM on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

Click here to register online

All participants will receive an official race T-shirt! Participants can pick-up their bib numbers and T-shirts on race day at the registration tent beginning at 7:00 AM. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID LAST MINUTE LINES!

Refund Policy: Sorry, refunds are not available for this event.

I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against Conventures, Inc., its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their respective officers, directors, employees, sponsors, coordinating groups, and any individuals associated with the event, their representatives, successors, and assigns, and will hold them harmless for any and all injuries suffered in connection with this event. I attest that I am physically fit to compete in this event. Further, I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the foregoing to use my likeness in all media including photographs, recordings, my story, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.

Volunteer Opportunities

Join the fun on race day! If you do not wish to run but still want to be involved, we encourage you to lend a hand. Assistance will be needed at water stations, number pick-up, the finisher area, and along the course. All volunteers will receive an official race T-shirt.

To volunteer, please call 1-888-767-RACE or email Megan Trager at mtrager@conventures.com.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in receiving information regarding sponsorship opportunities for the race, please contact Megan Trager at mtrager@conventures.com.

Course

This is the flattest and fastest course you will find in the Boston area. Perfect for beginners or for experienced runners looking for a PR!

The start of the race will begin at Carson Beach/Mother’s Rest Area. Runners will run northbound on Day Boulevard making a hairpin turn just before the intersection of Day Boulevard and Farragut Street. The participants will return to Carson Beach traveling southbound on Day Boulevard. This event will effectively close Day Boulevard from 7:30 AM until 9:00 AM, as well as cause traffic delays at Kosciusko Circle, Mount Vernon Street and Columbia Road.

Course Map

Location

DCR’s Carson Beach
125 Day Boulevard
South Boston, MA 02127

Directions

MBTA
Castle Island, M Street Beach – Red Line to Broadway Station, then take City Point buses #9 or #11. Walk to the right across Marine Park to the beach to the entrance of the fort. Carson Beach – Red Line to JFK/UMass.

By Car (Map)
From the West: Mass Pike east to I-93 (I-95) South. Exit 15 off the Expressway.

From the North: Exit 15 off I-93 (I-95) North, left at end.

From the South: Exit 14 off the Expressway, follow Morrissey Boulevard, either go up to the rotary or crossover Mt. Vernon Street up to Day Boulevard or Exit 15 off the Expressway right at end.

Parking

Free parking will be available. Follow signs to designated parking areas.

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