About This Event
The Costumes for Cancer 5k Fun Run and 2.5k Walk benefits the John Estrella Foundation for Cancer Research, which provides research grants supporting Mass General Hospital in its fight against cancer.
Costumes optional. Having fun for a great cause? Mandatory.
5k Start time - 10:30 (sleep in!)
Adults - $28
Youth - $11
Family/Group Discount: Have a big family? Want to bring your friends?
Sign up a group of 4 or more and get $3 off each entry. (Note: This does not apply to teams but only to single submission sign-ups.)
Post-Race Trick or Treat
Through the generosity of local businesses, all race participants will enjoy a post-race "trick or treat" adventure. Grab a treasure map after you cross the finish line and follow it to highlighted businesses to enjoy your treat. Treats include:
The Haunted House Finish Line Sponsor:
Cityside Bar - a beer!
Friendly Ghost Race Supporters:
Amelia's Taqueria - a taco of your choice
Kung Fu Tea - a medium drink of any flavor and toppings of your choice
Pino's Pizza - a slice of cheese pizza
Waterworks Museum - free museum tour and assorted candy
Finish Line Treats Provided By:
Race around the beautiful Chestnut Hill Reservoir! 5k is a double loop. 2.5 walk single.
1st place overall for men and women - a Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee machine
2nd place overall for men and women - $50 Marathon Sports
3rd place overall for men and women - $25 Marathon Sports
Group - $200 gift certificate to Brio Tuscan Grille in Chestnut Hill
Adult - $50 gift certificate Tasca Tapas In Brighton
Duo - $50 gift certificate to Barcelone Wine Bar in Brookline
Child (2) - $25 gift certificate to Henry Bear's Park
Costume Superlatives (each receive 2 movie passes to Coolidge Corner Theater)
Most Difficult to Run In
Best Face Make-up/Hair
Parking and Transportation.
The race is on a Sunday, so you can park anywhere you can find a spot near the reservoir or in the public lots in the surrounding area.
Don't want to drive? The race is T accessible! Take the Green Line ‘C’ branch to Cleveland Circle. After exiting the MBTA walk 200 feet east on Beacon Street. Cross Chestnut Hill Avenue at the lights. Or take the 51 bus to Cleveland Circle.
Early number pick-ups will be available at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir (entrance near the Reilly Ice Rink) on Saturday, October 28th from 9am-12pm. Participants can also pick up their numbers on race day.