The MBBF 5K Run Walk and Fun Run is held to benefit the Mary Beth Benison Foundation Inc. We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the run by volunteer staff. The primary mission is to provide financial assistance to ALS patients and families. In addition, we provide financial assistance to Massachusetts residents fighting cancer and other serious illnesses and support and partner with charities close to Mary Beth’s heart.
What is special about this event is that the MBB Foundation honors the memory of Mary Beth and another individual within the ALS community.
Proceeds raised from this event will be used to help reduce the financial burden for patients and their families. Since last fall we have provided over $22,000.00 in grants to 26 patients and their families and we continue to receive more requests each week. These grants have helped people purchased medical equipment, paid for medical services and care, paid household bills such as mortgage, rent, oil, gas, electric, telephone, furnace repair, contributed toward to cost of a handicap accessible van, a handicap ramp and helped with the expense of a family vacations. The majority of people we have helped live in Massachusetts, however we have provided grants to ALS patients in New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and California.
In addition we partnered with Binkeez for Comfort and funded a program to deliver Binkeez on a monthly basis to the Pediatric Cardiac ICU at Boston Children’s Hospital and supported ALS TDI and their work to find a cure.
Please join us for a fun day for a great cause. Help us #SpreadTheLove #mbbloves
5K RUN WALK REGISTRATION FEE:
5K Adult Early Bird Special if you register by 9/4/18 - $20.00
5K Adult Registration Fee AFTER 9/4/18 - $25.00
5K Adult Registration Fee DAY OF RACE - $30.00
5K College or High School Age Early Bird Special REGISTER BY 9/4/18 -$15.00
5K College or High School Age Registration Fee AFTER 9/4/18 - $20.00
5K College or High School Age Registration Fee DAY OF RACE - $25.00
5K Children Ages 13 & under EARLY BIRD FEE - $8.00 REGISTER BY 9/4/18
5K Children Ages 13 & under Registration Fee - $10.00 REGISTER AFTER 9/4/18
5K Virtual Runner - $15.00 ** New Category ** Participants can start when they want, where they want and if they complete the distance, then it’s legit! Participants will receive a shirt. This is a great way to participate as a runner or walker who wants to support a great cause but can’t make it to the starting line on Sunday morning.
1K KIDS FUN RUN - ONLY for Ages 12 and under
Fun Run Early Bird Registration Fee: $7.00 if you REGISTER BY 9/4/18
Fun Run Registration Fee: $10.00 if you REGISTER AFTER 9/4/18
Race Day Registration 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Kids 1K Fun Run Starts at 10:15 a.m.
5K Run Walk starts at 11:00 a.m.
T-shirts are guaranteed only to participants who are registered by Friday 9/21/18. After that it is based on availability.
Participants of the 5K Run/Walk Participants will receive a runners bag, beer ticket (drink ticket if under 21), admission to the post race party.
Kids Fun Run Participants will receive a medal, cupcakes, and cider.
There will be music, face painting, games and refreshments at the park.
I, the undersigned participant (and my parent or guardian if I am younger than 18 years of age), understand that the entry fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. I understand that participating in this event is potentially hazardous, and that I should not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained. In consideration of the acceptance of this entry, I assume full and complete responsibility for any injury or accident which may occur while I am traveling to or from the event, during the event, or while I am on the premises of the event. I also am aware of and assume all risks associated with participating in this event, including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, effect of weather, traffic, and conditions of the road. I understand that this waiver includes any claims, whether caused by negligence, the action or inaction of any of the above parties, or otherwise. You agree to indemnify and hold each of Mary Beth Benison Foundation and its officers, employees, sponsors, local and state agencies and volunteers harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of Mary Beth Benison Foundation produced events. Race management reserves the right to postpone or cancel the event due to events out of managements control such as weather, natural disasters or other emergencies. No refunds will be issued under these circumstances. Management may also alter the course and distances for the safety of the athletes. I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the above parties to use any photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, website images, recordings or any other record of this event.