General Race Information
Join Advocates on Sunday, May 5, 2024 to celebrate all abilities. Help spread the message that a person with any challenge or disability is a person, not a diagnosis. See the person! See the individual! See me!
Bring the whole family! Family-friendly activities include a fun run, games, and more. Refreshments will be provided.
Prizes will be given for the 5K for overall male and female winners, as well as 1st place in each age group. Prizes for teams will be given to fastest 5K team (fastest four times will count toward team's overall score) and most creative team name.
Registration is open through Friday, May 3, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. Register as an individual or as a team!
T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 250 registrants. All subsequent registrants will receive a t-shirt, if available, based on registration date. Same-day registration on race day is available between 8:00 a.m. and 10 a.m. Checks, credit card, and cash are accepted for payment. Please don't wait to register - previous years have sold out up to a week before the event!
Race Course and Accessibility
The course will take you through scenic Hopkinton State Park. The course is on pavement with some rolling hills and fully handicap accessible. The 1-mile course is untimed. ASL interpreters are confirmed for this event. If you require additional accommodations, please contact RaceDirector@Advocates.org.
Walk, run, or roll! Walkers, joggers, runners, strollers, wagons, and wheelchairs are welcome. Due to safety concerns, bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, racing wheelchairs, or racing handcycles are not permitted.
Race Day Schedule
8:00AM -10:30AM: Registration packet pick-up
8:30AM: Vendors and kids activities open
9:45 AM: Kids fun run (50 yard and 100 yard fun run)
10:00 AM: Opening remarks by Advocates CEO Diane Gould
10:15 AM: DJ invites participants to line up, moment of silence, and national anthem
10:30: 5K and 1-miler kick off
11:15 AM: Awards and closing remarks
12:00 PM: Event Ends
Race Packet and Bib Pick-up
Race packets and bibs will be available for pick up on Friday, May 3, 2024 from 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Advocates' Main Office at 1881 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701. Race shirts and bibs can also be picked up the morning of the race beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the registration booth.
About Advocates and The Mike Jones Memorial Fund
Advocates champions people who face developmental, mental health, or other life challenges. We partner with individuals and families to shape creative solutions to even the greatest obstacles. First, we listen. Then, together, we do what it takes to help people thrive.
Proceeds benefit The Michael Jones Memorial Fund at Advocates. The Michael Jones Memorial Fund provides funding for activities, material items, and operational resources that will positively impact the quality of life, health, and wellness of persons receiving support and services within any of Advocates' programs. Some items/activities that have been funded are materials needed for employment, exercise equipment, driving lessons, gym memberships, healthy cooking lessons, holiday dinners, expressive art lessons, and rock climbing.