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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

2020 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 2020 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.

Apply to join our 2020 marathon team!

To donate to our team, visit our team’s CrowdRise page!

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

Congrats to our Xtra Mile team on running 7 miles for inclusion in the 2019 Falmouth Road Race!! So proud of our 28 runners, 5 of whom were Special Olympics Massachusetts athletes! Together, our team has raised over $34,000!!!
Thank you for being a part of the Xtra Mile Falmouth Team and for helping us to build a community where opportunities are not limited by disabilities!

If you’re interested in running the 2020 Falmouth Road Race on the Xtra Mile team, contact XtraMile@SpecialOlympicsMA.org to get added to our contact list once we have more information!

 

2019 Boston Run to Remember

Congrats to our Xtra Mile team on running 5 miles and 13.1 miles for inclusion in the 2019 Boston’s Run to Remember!! Together, our team has raised over $6,800!

If you’re interested in running the 2020 Boston’s Run to Remember on the Xtra Mile team, contact XtraMile@SpecialOlympicsMA.org to get added to our contact list once we have more information!

 

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

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The 5th annual LETR Glow in the Park 5k Fun Run for Special Olympics Massachusetts is set for Saturday, June 1st! Join us for an evening filled with glow-tastic obstacles spread throughout a 5K course and unmeasurable fun for the entire family!

Come and check out the excitement and be a part of this glowing 5K!

Register Here!

Contact torchrun@specialolympicsma.org with any questions.

 

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NOVEMBER: Holiday Sweater Run - Lee, MA

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While the winter holiday season is still a ways away, it’s never too early to start prepping and planning for your favorite Holiday Ugly Sweater 5K Fun Run!  This year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics Massachusetts Holiday Ugly Sweater Fun Run in Lee, MA will again be filled with fun holiday-themed outfits, jingle bells, Santa hats, tutus, and of course ugly sweaters!

Registration and event information will be announced over the summer!

Contact torchrun@specialolympicsma.org with any questions.

DECEMBER: Boston Jolly Jaunt 5k

Join us on Saturday, December 7th to run or walk and help raise money to benefit local Special Olympics athletes. This is a professionally timed flat 5k course through Boston’s Back Bay that has a fun holiday theme with prizes for best costume and jingle bells for each participant! Don’t forget to enter our costume contest on race morning near registration!

Online Registration is Now Open!!! 

Click here to register!

Contact xtramile@specialolympicsma.org with any questions.

DECEMBER: Hyannis Jolly Jaunt 5k

 

Bring your holiday gear and lace up those running shoes to support the athletes of Special Olympics Massachusetts in Hyannis for this festive 5K on Sunday, December 8th! Prices go up on race day, so register today!

Online Registration is Now Open!!! 

Click here to register!

Contact xtramile@specialolympicsma.org with any questions.

DECEMBER: Holiday Torch Run – Peabody, MA

The Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics Massachusetts had another successful Peabody Holiday Torch Run 5K in 2018 and we couldn’t have done it without YOU! Congrats and thank you to all of our runners, sponsors, supporters, and donors for helping to make the 2018 Peabody Holiday Torch Run a day to remember and for all of your amazing fundraising efforts!

We are looking forward to another amazing Peabody Holiday Torch Run this year!

Registration and event information for the 2019 run will be announced over the summer! 

Contact torchrun@specialolympicsma.org with any questions.

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.