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A Run to Honor… An Honor to Run

Saturday, May 13, 2023

2023 Results

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

Awards Ceremony


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 13, 2023 we will return to DCR’s Carson Beach for the 21st 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!

This run helps drive awareness and funds for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. Participants are encouraged to donate to the group at the point of registration.

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 50,000 scholarships valued at $185,000,000. There were more than 2,600 scholarships awarded this past year.

This year we run to honor General Richard “Butch” Neal

We would like to officially announce our honored hero General Richard “Butch” Neal, who passed away on June 17, 2022. A native of Hull, Massachusetts, General Neal was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1965 after receiving his B.S. in history and education from Northeastern University.

During his more than three decades in the military, he commanded at every level, battalion, and division, holding leadership positions in the Marine Corps and Joint Commands. General Neal served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was promoted to four-star general in 1996 and appointed Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps.

General Neal’s decorations included the Defense Distinguished Service Medal; Silver Star Medal with Gold Star; the Defense Superior Service Medal with Palm; Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V”; Purple Heart; Navy Commendation Medal; Navy Achievement Medal; and the Combat Action Ribbon.

Following retirement from the Marine Corps after 36 years of service, General Neal served on corporate and education boards, including roles on the Board of Overseers of his alma mater, Northeastern, as a trustee of Norwich University and Senior Fellow of the National Defense University.

Above all, General Neal was a loving father and grandfather who took great delight in the time spent with his family. He loved his hometown of Hull and the ocean. Please help us honor his memory by joining us on May 13th at DCR’s Carson Beach in South Boston, Semper Fi.

Registration Fees

Participants will receive a race t-shirt (must register by 11:59 PM (ET) on April 21, 2023) and commemorative coin at the finish line after the race.

5K Registration

$ 45

Per MonthRegistration Closed

Military/First RespondersMost Popular

$ 25

Per Month
  • Active Duty or Retired Military, ROTC, JROTC or First Responders

Registration Closed

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.

Click here to volunteer.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in receiving information regarding sponsorship opportunities for the race, please contact David Grilk at

Download PDF
Sponsorship Kit

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 DCR’s 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 8:30 AM until 10:00 AM, as well as cause traffic delays at Kosciusko Circle, Mount Vernon Street and Columbia Road.

Course Map


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


The closest station is JFK/UMass (Red Line and multiple bus lines), which is a short walk from the start. See the map below for other nearby bus stops or visit for more information.

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.


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