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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

2018 Boston Marathon Team

Special Olympics Massachusetts is thrilled to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2018 Xtra Mile Boston Marathon Team!

To apply through our online application click here!

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 – awarding 25 bibs to Special Olympics Massachusetts fundraisers. Our 25 person team will help to raise money that will contribute to our programs and mission to serve over 12,200 athletes we have in Massachusetts! 

Contact xtramile@specialolympicsma.org with any questions.

2017 Falmouth Road Race Team

Congratulations to the 2017 Special Olympics Massachusetts Falmouth Road Race team runners! Our 25 person team raised over $41,500 which will help contribute to our programs and mission to serve over 12,200 athletes we have in Massachusetts! Each runner went above and beyond for Special Olympics Massachusetts and we can’t thank you enough for all of your effort, dedication and support over the last 4 months.

If you didn’t have a chance to donate to our team before it’s not too late! Support one of our runners or the team today by making a donation!

Contact xtramile@specialolympicsma.org with any questions.

2018 Boston Run to Remember

Special Olympics Massachusetts is thrilled to announce that Xtra Mile will be participating in the Boston Run to Remember 2018 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.

More information and team details to follow!

If you have any questions contact xtramile@specialolympicsma.org

MAY 2018: Glow in the Park 5k - North Attleboro, MA

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Light up the Night on a Saturday in May (Date TBD) for the 4th annual Glow in the Park 5k Fun Run for Special Olympics! Start and finish line will be at Barrett’s Alehouse in North Attleboro.

Pre-Register for $30 donation  |  Race Day $35 donation  |  Students and SOMA athletes $25 donation

Additional Glow In the Park Information

OCTOBER 21: Trick or Trot - Westfield, MA

The Law Enforcement Torch Run  Trick or Trot Trail Run is back at Stanley Park in Westfield, MA!

Join us on Saturday, October 21st for this Halloween-themed fun trail run and family festival to support local Special Olympics athletes. Please note that this is an unofficial race and is not professionally timed.

REGISTER TODAY

Post-race festivities will include a BBQ lunch, awards in race as well as costume categories, a K-9 demonstration, and more! Bring your family to the race and experience the first annual Trunk or Treat – a Halloween “trick or treat” hosted by local Law Enforcement officials!

Contact torchrun@specialolympicsma.org with any questions.

NOVEMBER 19: Holiday Sweater Run - Lee, MA

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Join the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics MA for the annual 2016 Holiday Sweater Run in Lee, MA.

On Sunday, November 19th we’ll be kicking off the holiday season in the most fun way possible – throwing on our favorite “seasonal” sweaters and running to support the athletes of Special Olympics Massachusetts!

REGISTER TODAY!

DECEMBER 2: Boston Jolly Jaunt 5k

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On Saturday, December 2, 2017, runners and walkers from all over Massachusetts will gather on the Boston Common to take part in the 12th annual Boston Jolly Jaunt, presented by the New Balance Foundation. This professionally timed flat 5k course through Boston’s Back Bay has a fun holiday theme with prizes for best costume and jingle bells for each runner.

Our Boston Jolly Jaunt aims to raise $175,000 for the athletes of Special Olympics Massachusetts! By signing up, you’re not only getting to be part of this exciting event, but you’re also giving back to the nearly 12,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities that Special Olympics supports.

Register Now!

DECEMBER 3: Hyannis Jolly Jaunt 5k

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On Sunday, December 3, 2017, runners and walkers from all over Massachusetts will gather at the Hyannis Resort & Conference Center to take part in the annual Hyannis Jolly Jaunt. This professionally timed 5k course has a fun holiday theme with prizes for best costume and jingle bells for each runner.

Our Hyannis Jolly Jaunt aims to raise $50,000 for the athletes of Special Olympics Massachusetts! By signing up, you’re not only getting to be part of this exciting event, but you’re also giving back to the nearly 12,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities that Special Olympics supports.

Register Today!

DECEMBER 3: Holiday Torch Run – Peabody, MA

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Get in the holiday spirit with Special Olympics Massachusetts by participating in the Peabody Holiday Torch Run on Sunday, December 3rd!

Registration is Open!

Join us to run or walk and help raise money benefiting local Special Olympics athletes. This is an officially sanctioned and timed 5k, so you can come for some fun or come to compete! Bring your friends and family, walk, run and dress for the occasion! Don’t forget to enter our costume contest on race morning near registration!

Want to run the 2018 Boston Marathon for Special Olympics Massachusetts? Email Race@specialolympicsma.org for more information.

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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.