A Run to Honor… An Honor to Run

Saturday, May 9, 2020

 
 
 
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2019 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

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 9, 2020 over 1,500 people will unite at Carson Beach to participate in the 19th 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 40,000 scholarships valued at nearly $125,000,000. There were 2,300 scholarships awarded this past year.

Brought to you by

This year we run to honor Sergeant Michael Kennedy

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.

Registration
Registration Fees

Pre-Race Registration

$ 40

Per MonthRegister Now

Military/First RespondersMost Popular

$ 20

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

Race-Day Registration

$ 50

Per MonthRegister at the Race

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 4, 2020.

Download the registration form

Mail forms to:
Attn: Marine Corps Honor Run
c/o Conventures, Inc.
88 Black Falcon Avenue
Suite 202
Boston, MA 02210

If you would like to make a donation, please make a check payable to Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and mail to the address above.

Online Registration is Encouraged!

Credit card payments only.
Online registration is available until 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 7, 2020.

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.

Click here to volunteer.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in receiving information regarding sponsorship opportunities for the race, please contact James Son at gson@conventures.com.

Download PDF
Sponsorship Kit
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 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

Location

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

Directions

MBTA
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.

Parking

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