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A Run to Honor… An Honor to Run

Saturday, May 11, 2024

2024 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 11, 2024 we will return to DCR’s Carson Beach for the 22nd Annual Boston Marine Corps Honor Run.

Presented by: Hanscom Federal Credit Union Charitable Foundation

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 $200,000,000. There were more than 2,760 scholarships awarded this past year.

This year we run to honor Vietnam War Veterans

We’re excited to announce that this year’s Honored Hero will be those who served in the Vietnam War. Each year we recognize a member or members of our community who have sacrificed greatly in representation and defense of our country. This year, in recognition of the rich Vietnam veteran community that we appreciate so deeply, and in honor of its continued contributions to our society, our Vietnam War Veterans will be the Honored Heroes of the 2024 Boston Marine Corps Honor Run.

Do you know a veteran of the Vietnam War who has had an impact?
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Registration Fees

Participants will receive a race t-shirt (must register by 11:59 PM (ET) on April 19, 2024) and commemorative coin at the finish line after the race.

5K Registration

$ 50

Per MonthRegistration Closed

Military/First RespondersMost Popular

$ 30

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 Alex Mrusek at


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.