A Run to Honor… An Honor to Run

Saturday, May 5, 2018


Thank you for supporting us! We’ll see you next year!

2018 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 5, 2018 over 1,500 people will unite at Carson Beach to participate in the 17th 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 37,000 scholarships valued at nearly $110,000,000. There were 2,300 scholarships awarded this past year.

Brought to you by

This year we run to honor Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo

Lcpl. Alexander Scott Arredondo, USMC was born in Boston. Alex enlisted in the Marine Corps on the delayed entry program in August of 2001 upon turning 17. When the September 11 attacks occurred, Alex became more committed to serving as a Marine.

The Marine Corps caught Alex’s attention especially since he had a talent for athletics and loved challenges. He excelled at running, climbing, swimming and water rescue. On training exercises where troops were expected to scale flat services, he would be one of the first to complete the mission and according to fellow Marines, climb back down to help those who were having difficulties handling a heavy pack during the exercise. He was also influenced by his maternal grandfather, Jack Foley’s, service as Marine during the Korean war.

Alex was deployed as a member 1st Battalion, 4th Marines out of Camp Pendleton twice. His first deployment in January of 2003, as part of the invasion of Iraq. His was one of the first companies to enter Baghdad by crossing the river Tigris in an amphibious assault vehicle. He returned to the US in September of 2003. The 1/4 was deployed again in May of 2004. In early August, his and other Marine companies entered the old city of An Najaf where Alex served as fire team leader. On August 25, 2004, the platoon attacked to clear a four-story hotel that was heavily engaged by enemy machine gun and sniper fire from three different directions. Alex returned fire exposing himself to great risk to ensure the members of his team were safe. After fearlessly exchanging fire with the enemy snipers for more than three hours, sniper fire mortally wounded Alex.

Lcpl. Alexander S. Arredondo posthumously received the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation medal with Combat “V”, Presidential Unit Citation award to 1st expeditionary force for service from 8/4/2004 – 8/25/2004, Good Conduct Medal, Sea Service Deployment with one bronze star and Purple Heart.

Alex had an unwavering love for his family which spanned from Maine to Costa Rica. He had a very special relationship with his brother Brian who was only a few years younger in age as well as his baby brother Nate and his parents.

“I’m…proud to be fighting for my country. I feel like if I’m not helping one way I should still do all that I can to help.” – Lcpl. Alex Arredondo, USMC

Registration Fees

Pre-Race Registration

$ 40

Per MonthRegistration Closed

Military/Law EnforcementMost Popular

$ 15

Per Month
  • Active Duty or Retired Military,
    ROTC, JROTC or Law Enforcement

Registration Closed

Race-Day Registration

$ 45

Per MonthRegistration Closed

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, April 30, 2018.

Mail-In Registration Closed

Mail forms to:
Attn: Marine Corps Honor Run
c/o Conventures, Inc.
One Design Center Place
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 3, 2018.

Registration Closed

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 David Grilk at dgrilk@conventures.com.

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 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.