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.
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. If you have a large team or group, email the race director and we'll provide your group with a coupon code for discounted sign up!)
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. Current stops include:
Cityside Bar - choice of free bloody mary OR Coors light draft
AC Hotel Boston - a pumpkin beer (or non-alcoholic alternative beverage)
Chik Chak Food Truck - falafel hummus and pita
Pino's Pizza - free slice of cheese pizza (first 100 participants)
Amelia's Taqueria - taco of your choice
Kung Fu Tea - free medium drink with choice of toppings
Waterworks Museum - free museum tour and candy!
Starbucks - small Passion Iced Tea and candy
Race around the beautiful Chestnut Hill Reservoir! 5k is a double loop. 2.5 walk single.
Prizes to be awarded for top race finishers as well as special costume categories.
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.
We will be hosting a bib pick-up at the Marathon Sports in Brookline from 10am-1pm on Saturday, October 27th. You will receive a 20% discount on all store items during this time.
Participants can also pick up their numbers on race day.