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RUN for Special Olympics Massachusetts!

Join the Special Olympics running movement by applying to one of our running teams or by registering for one of our upcoming 5k events. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact RACE@SPECIALOLYMPICSMA.ORG about one of the below events or for more information about our other offerings!

Running Events

2019 Boston Marathon Team

Special Olympics Massachusetts and Xtra Mile are thrilled to have once again been selected to receive bibs as part of John Hancock’s 2019 Non-Profit Program for the Boston Marathon. Members of the Xtra Mile team commit to raising money for Special Olympics Massachusetts and representing the organization before and during the Marathon.

We are NOW Accepting Applications for our team! If you are interested in running on the Xtra Mile team and supporting the athletes of Special Olympics Massachusetts, please fill out our online application to be considered for our Boston Marathon team.

Xtra Mile Boston Marathon Application

The Special Olympics Massachusetts Boston Marathon team is presented by John Hancock. Each runner will be wearing a bib made possible through the John Hancock non-profit program. In 2017 John Hancock signed on as a Champion for 50 – celebrating 50 years of the Special Olympics movement.

Contact xtramile@specialolympicsma.org with any questions.

2019 Falmouth Road Race Team


Huge shout out and thank you to our 30 person Xtra Mile Falmouth Road Race team! Together our Unified team raised $30,000 to support over 12,500 athletes all over the state of Massachusetts!

Thank you for helping us to build a community where opportunities are not limited by disabilities!

If you are interested in running the 2019 Falmouth Road Race on the Xtra Mile team apply here!


2019 Boston Run to Remember

Special Olympics Massachusetts is thrilled to announce that Xtra Mile will be participating in the Boston Run to Remember 2019 Charity Program! Be a part of the excitement and join us for this great race and new opportunity for the Xtra Mile team over Memorial Day weekend!

Xtra Mile will have bibs for the Boston Run to Remember Half Marathon Race as well as their 5 Mile Race.

As a member of the Xtra Mile you will receive:

  • FREE Entry for the race (both half marathon and 5 mile!)
  • Training and Fundraising Support
  • Team Gear for race day and to train in

Xtra Mile members are also eligible to receive incentives if they go above and beyond the fundraising minimum!

Apply today through our online application!

Boston’s Run to Remember is on May 26th, 2019.

If you have any questions contact xtramile@specialolympicsma.org

JUNE: Glow in the Park 5k - North Attleboro, MA

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The 4th annual LETR Glow in the Park 5k Fun Run for Special Olympics surpassed its fundraising goal and raised over $23,000 for the 12,500 athletes of Special Olympics Massachusetts. Great job everyone and we hope to see you back in 2019!

See how well the event did!

OCTOBER: Trick or Trot - Westfield, MA

Thank you to all the runners and walkers who came out on Saturday, October 20th for The Law Enforcement Torch Run  Trick or Trot Trail Run at Stanley Park in Westfield, MA!  Over a hundred runners and walkers came out for our Halloween-themed fun trail run and family festival and raised over $11,300 to support local Special Olympics athletes!

2018 LETR Trick or Trot Trail Fun Run Information!

Register for this year’s Trick or Trot run! This event will be held on October 20th, 2018 and our goal is $16,000! Bring along your best Halloween costume/ running gear for a unique and fun fall running event. Register here!

Contact torchrun@specialolympicsma.org with any questions.

NOVEMBER: Holiday Sweater Run - Lee, MA

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Are you ready for another year of holiday fun activities? This year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics Massachusetts Holiday Sweater Run in Lee, MA will be held on November 18th, 2018! So grab those fun holiday-themed outfits, your jingle bells, Santa hats, tutus, ugly sweaters, and lace up those sneakers for this year’s Holiday Sweater Fun Run! Find more details and registration information here!

DECEMBER: Boston Jolly Jaunt 5k

We are welcoming the 13th annual Boston Jolly Jaunt presented by the New Balance Foundation. This year, grab your holiday racing gear and head to the Boston Common on Saturday, December 1st to raise $150,000 for the athletes of Special Olympics Massachusetts!

We are so excited for another year of such a fun event. Click here for event details and to get yourself registered!


DECEMBER: Hyannis Jolly Jaunt 5k


Last year we raised over $31,000 to support over 1,000 Special Olympics Massachusetts athletes on Cape Code and over 12,500 athletes across the state of Massachusetts! Our goal is $35,000 this year – we can do it! Grab your friends, family members, local SOMA program, and holiday gear and head on down to Scudder Avenue for this year’s Hyannis Holly Jaunt on December 2nd, 2018. For more details and to get yourself registered, click here!


DECEMBER: Holiday Torch Run – Peabody, MA

The Law Enforcement Torch Run Peabody Holiday Torch Run raised over $55,700 last yearThis year, our goal is $60,000! So sign up, email your friends and family, get your best holiday attire out of the attic, and get ready for an amazing event!

Get your ho-ho-holiday on at the Peabody Holiday Torch Run at www.PeabodyTorchRun.com or click here. See you Sunday, December 2nd at Analogic Corporation!


Choose your own Race to go the Xtra Mile!

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Whether you want to run in a local race or a marathon in a different city, you can still join the Xtra Mile team and raise money for Special Olympics Massachusetts!

Email Race@specialolympicsma.org for more information.