About the Milton Monster Dash & Sam's Fund
The Milton Monster Dash is organized by the Milton Foundation for Education (MFE), a non-profit group that funds innovative programs and opportunities that are beyond the reach of the Milton Public School's budget.
All proceeds of the Monster Dash benefit the Sam Cichello Memorial Fund which was created in 1999 in loving memory of Sam Cichello, a Tucker Elementary School student who died following a playground accident.
To honor Sam’s love of science, proceeds of the Monster Dash-Sam’s Fund support science enrichment in all six of Milton's public schools.
Tucker Elementary School
Glover Elementary School
Cunningham Elementary School
Collicot Elementary School
Pierce Middle School
Milton High School
"In loving memory of Sam Cichello. Supporting Science Enrichment in Milton’s Public Schools."
Event Information - 5K
5K Run / Walk
Prizes for best costumes
T-shirts guaranteed to the first 700 pre-registered runners only
Recognition of top adult finishers
Numerous medals for children & teens!
Cost: $25 per runner
Event Information - Kids Fun Ticket
Kids Fun Ticket
Ages 10 and under
Costume Fun Run with Super Mario
Kids’ crafts & activities!
Rocket Balloons & Bouncy Houses
Face Painting & Stickers
Science Demonstrations from Mrs. Butler & Science from Scientists
Live Owl from Mass Audubon Society
No race t-shirt ~ So be sure to wear your costume!
Cost: $7 per child
NOTE - Any child registered for the 5K automatically has access to all Kids Fun Activities. Your child's bib is their ticket.
9:00 — Registration Opens & DJ Starts the Kids Fun
10:00 — Kids Activities, Games, Blast Rockets, Face Painting and Science Demonstrations
10:15 — Costume Contest
10:30 (approximately) — Costumed "Chase Mario" Fun Run
11:00 — 5K Start
12:00 — 5K Awards
We understand that some families are larger than others and we don't want a family's size and corresponding registration fee to be the deciding factor in whether they can participate. So, we created a Family Discount.
A Family Discount caps the total registration cost at $75 for families who have multiple people participating in either the 5K and/or Kids Fun Ticket. If a family’s total registration cost for all members exceeds $75, they should choose the "Family Discount" option during the very first record entered during their registration session. It doesn't matter whether family members choose 5K or Kids Fun. To add family members, choose "Add Additional Participant" at the Cost Summary page until all family members are registered.
Choose Family Discount at the very beginning of your registration session. Choose Additional Individual to add family members. When all family members have been entered, continue and finalize registration session.
* NOTE * - The Family Discount option is intended to be used for immediate family members only. Please use this feature appropriately.
The standard "Milton 5K Course"
Edge Hill to Gun Hill to Randolph to Center to Brook to Governors to Edge Hill to Finish Line... and Glory.
Directions & Parking
Directions to Cunningham Hall within Cunningham Park:
Take Edge Hill or Pleasant Street and make a right / left into Cunningham Park , which is across the street from Cunningham / Collicot schools.
On street parking or use Cunningham / Collicot School parking lots. No parking within main Cunningham Hall parking lot.
T-shirts are for 5K runners only and are guaranteed to only the first 700 pre-registered runners. T-shirts are not for the Kids Fun Ticket.
(If you are registering your child for the Kids Fun Ticket, there is a small chance you'll be required to provide a t-shirt size for your child while registering. This is a glitch in the system. Pick a size in order to continue your registration session, but please be aware that the "t-shirts are for 5K runners only" rule still applies. We sincerely apologize for any confusion this may cause. We'll do better next year.)
Awards & Race Recognition
Awards will be given to these groups at approximately 12pm:
Overall Winners: 1st Place Male & Female
0-5 1st, 2nd 3rd (boys & girls)
6-7 1st, 2nd 3rd (boys & girls)
8-9 1st, 2nd 3rd (boys & girls)
10-12 1st, 2nd 3rd (boys & girls)
13-18 1st (male & female)
Pre-Race Bib Pick-up & Early
An early pre-race bib pick-up session is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th from 1 - 4pm at Cunningham Hall. We strongly encourage participants – especially large teams – to take advantage of this early bib pick-up session and avoid the lines Sunday morning. Team captains can pick-up all bibs for their team.
Get your bib, t-shirt, and schwag Saturday… You’ll thank yourself Sunday morning.