EVERYDAY AMAZING RACE
Participants can choose from a 5K run and a 5K walk, as well as a 100-yard kids' dash. All proceeds will benefit the Mass General Cancer Center, helping us to conduct innovative research and provide patients and families with the best possible care. We encourage you to get involved today!
HOW WILL YOU GET INVOLVED?
ABOUT THE EVERYDAY AMAZING RACE
About the Race
Funds raised through the Everyday Amazing Race support the Mass General Cancer Center, a leader in personalized medicine, early-detection technologies and innovative supportive care. Discoveries made at Mass General benefit cancer patients worldwide. The Race will take place along the Charles River in Boston, beginning and ending at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. A pancake breakfast presented by the Four Seasons Hotel Boston and a speaking program with our MCs Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson will follow.
DATE: Sunday, September 9, 2018, 7:30 AM
LOCATION: Charles River Esplanade, Boston
DISTANCE: 5K Run, 5K Walk, 100-Yard Kids’ Dash
REGISTRATION FEE: $50 for individuals
CAPACITY: 500 runners, unlimited walkers
SUGGESTED FUNDRAISING GOALS: $500 per individual
Join or create a team!
Honor or support a loved one in their fight against cancer. Run together with your family and friends to support the Mass General Cancer Center in our journey to provide a better future for patients with cancer. Use the search function to find your team or click here to create a new one.
Sponsor the Everyday Amazing Race
Become a sponsor today. Click on the sponsorship level below to view sponsorship package details and purchase.
- Up to 20 complimentary race entries
- Prominent logo placement or name listing on the race t-shirt, event website, race-day signage and race-course signage
- Prominent exhibit space at the Everyday Amazing Race in September 2018
- Up to 8 complimentary race entries
- Logo placement or name listing on the race t-shirt and event website
- Exhibit space at the Everyday Amazing Race in September 2018
Join the Event Committee
You can help lead fundraising efforts for the Everyday Amazing Race by joining the event committee. Responsibilities include:
• Participating in the event and meeting the $1,000 fundraising goal
• Attending at least two committee meetings (by phone or in person)
• Securing at least one corporate sponsor through your personal/professional network
• Recruiting participants and helping to publicize the event as well as the Mass General Cancer Center
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- How can I sign up for the Everyday Amazing Race?
- Can I create or join a team?
Is there a registration fee?
Yes, there is a registration fee of $50 for an individual participant.
How much do I need to fundraise in order to participate in the Everyday Amazing Race?
We are asking individuals to raise $500. This is a suggested goal but participants will be able to set their own goals while setting up their fundraising pages. If you have any questions about fundraising, please contact us.
What if I don’t meet the suggested fundraising goal?
Nothing! We appreciate your efforts and any amount you raise will help advance research and care at the Mass General Cancer Center.
Is there a separate fee to participate in the Kids’ Dash?
A $25 fee per child will apply for participation in the Kids' Dash.
Is there an age requirement for the Kids’ Dash?
Yes, the Kids’ Dash is open to all children age 8 and under. There is no minimum age requirement.
Can I bring a stroller?
Strollers may be used in the 5K Walk only. They are not permitted in the 5K Run or Kids’ Dash.
I have questions about using my fundraising page or my fundraising dashboard. What can I do?
If you have any questions or need any additional help, please contact us.
Where should I park? Will my parking be validated?
There are a variety of parking options in the Mass General Hospital and Hatch Shell areas. Parking will not be validated. Participants are encouraged to take public transportation. The Esplanade is a .5 mile walk from the Charles/MGH T station on the red line.
Can I sign up on Race day?
Yes, you can register onsite and continue fundraising after the completion of the event.
My account email and password won't work.
Please complete the recover password form and your information will be emailed to you. If you are having problems recovering your user name, please contact us.
How do I submit an offline donation?
We encourage all participants to solicit donations via their web pages for the fastest donation processing and most up to date totals. In the case of offline gifts, checks should be made payable to “Mass General Cancer Center” with "2018 Everyday Amazing Race" and the participant’s name in the memo field. Please mail offline gifts to: Keith Erickson/EAR Gifts Mass General Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114. If you have question about offline donations, please contact us.
Can I personalize a system generated thank you?
Yes – to send a personalized thank you message to your donors just log in to your account and visit your dashboard.
I made a donation and want to ensure it is credited to the correct runner/walker.
You must visit the participant’s page directly or use the drop-down menu to locate the participant’s page to make a gift in support of a specific runner/walker. Any gift made on the participant’s personal fundraising page will be credited to that person. The gift should appear immediately. If you have any issues with a gift appearing on the participant’s page, please contact us.
My company will match my gift; how do I start this process?
Many companies match charitable gifts made by their employees, retirees and directors. Please consult your company’s human resources department to learn if your workplace matches gifts to hospitals and how you can request a matching gift. Your company will contact Mass General directly to confirm your gift. For more information about matching gifts, please contact us.
Can I make a donation anonymously?
Yes, you can choose to be anonymous when completing the online gift form.
Can I make a donation in honor or in memory of someone?
Yes. After selecting a donation amount, please check the box next to "I am making this gift in honor or memory of somebody" and fill out the tribute type and name.
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