The Run of Hope is an annual 5k Run & 2k Walk along the Charles River Esplanade hosted by Four Seasons Hotel Boston that raises funds for pediatric cancer care and research at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

Run of Hope

More than 75% of children diagnosed with cancer today will become long-term survivors. Together, we're aiming to see that number grow. Help us take one stride closer to the cure by joining us on September 13, 2015!

All participants will enjoy the family-friendly activities, one-of-a-kind raffle items, delicious food from Four Seasons Chefs, not to mention amazing prizes and star-studded appearances!

Every year, thousands of children visit Mass General to be treated for cancer and blood disorders. The breadth and depth of services these children receive is contingent upon the generous support of people like you, join us at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade on September 13!

Event Details

Registration Fees:
$35 adult
$20 children
$10 under 10
$500 - team of 20
$25 - additional team sign up once pre-paid are used up.

Capacity: 350 Runners, unlimited walkers

Suggested Fundraising Goal: $200

Event Goal: $100,000

The Worell Family and Friends Support the Four Seasons Run of Hope


Become a Sponsor

Partner with us and show your support for the Four Seasons Rung of Hope. Sponsorship packages include:

Gold - $10,000 20 race entries, complimentary nights stay at the FSHB, logo on website, race day appreciation and T-Shirt

Silver - $7,500 10 complimentary race entries, brunch for four in the Bristol Lounge, logo on website, race day appreciation and T-Shirt

Bronze - $5,000 5 complimentary Race entries, logo on Website, race day appreciation and T-Shirt



Funding Cancer Care and Research

four-seasons-boston-logo-pngSince 1977, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts around the globe have conducted annual fundraisers on behalf of cancer research. These events are championed by Founder Isadore Sharp, who was inspired by running legend Terry Fox's incredible mission.

To date, the Four Seasons has raised more than $500 million for local cancer research organizations.

Here in Boston, we've raised over $1 million for MassGeneral Hospital for Children, and we look forward to watching that number soar on September 13.

Partner with Mass General and the Four Seasons Boston in support of pediatric cancer care and research.

Thank You 2014 Four Seasons Run of Hope Sponsors


Partner with Mass General and the Four Seasons Boston in support of pediatric cancer care and research.

Win Great Fundraising Prizes and Enjoy Family Fun

Children and families enjoy the Four Seasons Run of Hope


More details on 2015, coming soon!

Providing Pediatric Cancer Care and Finding New Treatments

Help Mass General and The Four Seasons Fight Kids' Cancer


The MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Cancer Center provides comprehensive, family-centered care for pediatric patients with all types of cancer – including childhood leukemia, lymphomas, bone and soft tissue sarcomas, retinoblastoma, brain tumors and others – as well as adult survivors of childhood cancers.

The MGHfC Cancer Center is part of MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. The MassGeneral Hospital for Children is the oldest provider of pediatric services in Boston, having treated children since 1821. The Mass General Cancer Center is among the leading cancer care providers in the United States and is known for providing customized, innovative treatments and compassionate care to both adults and children.

Directions and Parking Information

The Run of Hope is held at the Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River Esplanade in Boston. Please note that there is no parking on Storrow Drive; the closest garage is the Boston Common Garage, located on Charles Street between the Common and the Public Garden.

Public Transportation

Red Line: exit at the Charles/MGH stop, cross the footbridge to the Esplanade, and walk up the river to the Hatch Shell.

Green Line: exit at the Arlington stop, walk up Arlington Street towards the Charles River, and cross the Arthur Fiedler footbridge to the Esplanade.