Online registration is now closed. Day-of registration begins on Sunday at 8 am on the Charles River Esplanade. Races begin at 10 am.

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). 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 7!

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! Registration is $35 for adults, $20 for children ages 11 to 16 and $10 for children 10 and under. A special per-person adult rate of $25 is available for teams of 20 or more.

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 7!

Online registration is now closed. Day-of registration begins on Sunday at 8 am on the Charles River Esplanade. Races begin at 10 am.

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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

Since 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.four-seasons-boston-logo-png

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 7.

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

Schedule of the Day

  • Registration – 8:30 am
  • Kids Dash – 10 am
  • Race Start – 10:30 am

Family-Friendly Activities

  • Activities for kids before the race
  • “Fun Run” (kids’ 50-yard dash)
  • Face Painting
  • Temporary Tattoo Station

Top Fundraising Prizes

  • Top Fundraiser: A three-night stay at a Four Seasons Los Angeles, including two round-trip tickets ($4,000 minimum)
  • 2nd Highest: Two nights at the Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North ($2,500 minimum)
  • 3rd Highest: One night stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore ($1000 minimum)

Awards and Prizes for Runners of All Ages

Winners in the following categories will be awarded medals:

  • Ages 13-17
    • Top Male
    • Top Female
  • Ages 18+
    • Top Male
    • Top Female
  • 50 Yard Dash Fun Run Under 5 Years
    • Top Boy
    • Top Girl

Amazing Raffle Prizes – $5 Per Ticket With the Chance to Win:

Patriots Package
Signed New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski Jersey
$50 Gift certificate from Legal seafood
Relaxing Weekend in the City
$100 gift certificate for Exhale
One night accommodation at 9 Zero
Dinner for two at 9 Zero
Food Lovers
12 Steaks
12 Lobsters
Handmade wooden cutting board
A Family Weekend in Boston
4 Duck Tour Tickets
4 New England Aquarium Tickets
$100 Gift certificate from Troquet
One night stay at Four Seasons Hotel Boston
Getaway to the Cape
One night stay at the Chatham Bars Inn
Gift card for Davios

Help Mass General and The Four Seasons Fight Kids' Cancer

Providing Pediatric Cancer Care and Finding New Treatments

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.

Contact us with any questions, to say hello, learn more about signing up, setting up a team, sponsorship, volunteering before or after the event or anything else. We'll get back to you as fast as we can.

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.