Race Day Schedule
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Number Pick-Up & Onsite Registration
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Number Pick-Up & Onsite Registration
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
The Marine Corps Honor Run 5K will offer:
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 two charities: The Last Call Foundation and the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. Participants are encouraged to donate to either or both groups 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 nearly $155,000,000. There were more than 2,500 scholarships awarded this past year.
The Last Call Foundation was created in 2012 in honor of Boston Firefighter Michael Kennedy. The organization provides funding, education, and research to advance the safety needs of the firefighting community. The group is committed to enhancing the ability of our dedicated firefighting professionals to effectively and safely fight fires and protect the public.
A combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Michael Kennedy served in the United States Marine Corps from 2001 through 2007, ultimately earning the rank of Sergeant, USMC. Drawn to a rewarding and challenging career in service upon retirement from the Marine Corps, Michael joined the Boston Fire Department. On Marathon Monday, April 15, 2013, Michael was assigned to Ladder 15 Engine 33, which is located at the corner of Hereford Street and Boylston Street, the final turn of the Boston Marathon course. He was a first responder at the horrific bombing scene, just a few hundred yards away from the fire house.
Less than a year later on March 26, 2014, Michael responded to a fire on Beacon Street in Boston. Michael, along with his lieutenant, Lt. Edward Walsh, acted on a report that a resident may be trapped in a basement apartment. Ultimately, they were both trapped and killed in the fire. Michael was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by the Boston Fire Department.
Outgoing, charismatic and energetic, Michael was a founding member of the Parkway in Motion Neighborhood Association, a mentor in the “Big Brother” program, a certified CrossFit instructor and a volunteer at the Boston Burn Foundation. In the months before his death, Michael led a drive to test fellow Boston Fire Department members bone marrow for a young Rhode Island leukemia patient in need of a match.
Following Michael’s death, his mother recalls feeling overwhelmed by the number of people who considered themselves to be one of Michael’s “best friends.” A life that impacted so many, Michael’s death left a hole into which we all now reach to draw on his strength, remember his laugher, and echo his service into the future. To that end, The Last Call Foundation was born in Michael’s memory, in support of his brother and sister firefighters who continue to serve bravely.
Participants will receive a race t-shirt (must register by 11:59 PM (ET) on April 19, 2022) and commemorative coin at the finish line after the race.
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.
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If you are interested in receiving information regarding sponsorship opportunities for the race, please contact David Grilk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 mbta.com 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.