Run/Walk/Roll Info

The POTS Walk and 5K Race takes place along the scenic Mystic River in Medford, MA at 11am.  The race will start and end at the Mystic River Bend Reservation located next to Hormel Stadium.  The race is accessible by T using the Wellington station or by car with plenty of free parking available. This race is sanctioned by USATF. We encourage everyone to remain after the run/walk for a post race celebration including refreshments and entertainment that will be provided until 1pm.  Proceeds from this event will benefit Dysautonomia International in the support of POTS research.

 

(The event is rain or shine, unless conditions are unsafe. We will post cancellation/postponement notices, if necessary.)

Main Parking
Lot
McGlynn Middle School lawn:
 -Registration
- Race Start/Finish
- Vendor Fair
Add'l Parking at Hormel Stadium
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REGISTRATION

The registration fee is $30 per person.  Registration includes a free t-shirt (if registered by 4/24/20) and goody bag for the first 500 registrants along with post race refreshments and entertainment.  Please register early. 

We welcome runners, walkers, wheelchairs and those that would like to push strollers. Young children are more than welcome.  They do not require registration and will not receive registration materials, bibs, or T-shirts. We ask anyone with a stroller to start behind the runners.

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SCHEDULE

The race will start promptly at 11am. (Note new start time.) Registration and bib pick-up will open at 9am and close at 10:30am. Please plan to arrive early to pick up your bib. There is a late rush at registration, so we encourage you to arrive no later than 10:00am.  Look for us under the windmill behind McGlynn Middle School.  Pre-race music and a post race celebration including refreshments and entertainment will be provided until 1:00.  

(The event is rain or shine, unless conditions are unsafe. We will post cancellation/postponement notices, if necessary.)

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PRIZES

Prizes will be presented to the top runner in the following age groups:  20 and under, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50 and over. Please consider helping us fundraise by making a personal or team fundraising page.  

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PARKING/TRANSPORTATION

 B   indicates 

start/finish area. 

The race course is accessible by T using the Wellington station.  A number of buses also service the area.  Plenty of free parking is available at Hormel Stadium.

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COURSE DETAILS/SAFETY

This race is sanctioned by USATF.  Runners are not permitted to have strollers, roller skates, skateboards, or bicycles on the race course.  Walkers may have strollers but will be asked to line up at the back of the field.

To make the course more accessible to POTS patients, we will be marking off a number of shorter distances along the race course.  Those that are unable to walk the entire course are encouraged to set their own goal and walk as much as they are physically able.  

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FUNDRAISING

This race will benefit Dysautonomia International, an organization devoted to funding POTS research.

Thank you for your interest in supporting those suffering from POTSIf you need more information to walk, run, donate, or attend this yearly event, please email us at:​   info@POTSwalk.org

The Boston POTS Walk & 5K benefits Dysautonomia International which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2012 by patients, caregivers, physicians and researchers dedicated to assisting people living with various forms of dysautonomia.

We look forward to seeing you at the next walk. 

May 2, 2020

Medford, MA

11:00 am

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