Boston’s Best Holiday Race in our 23rd year!

*** 2016 Results ***

Thanks to all 2016 Walter’s Run racers, volunteers, sponsors and spectators!

 Race Day Registration and Pre/Post Race Festivities

  • Registration and pre/post race festivities at the Irish Social Club, 119 Park Street in West Roxbury, just a block from the race start/finish. 
  • Our Race Day Logistics page will keep you up to date!

Race Course

  • Start/finish at Parkway Community YMCA.
  • Rolling course thru the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston.  
  • Chip timing

Registration & Packet Pickup

  • Online registration closes Saturday 12/9 at 5pm.
  • In-person registration and Bib & goodie bag pickup available on Saturday and race day.
  • Registration drive at Charles River Running (679 Washington Street in Norwood) on Thursday, November 30th – 4pm to 6pm.  more info
  • See the list of pre-registered runners. (note that this list will be delayed for paper registrations)
  • Race proceeds donated to three local charitable organizations

Kids’ Fun Run

  • Kids’ Fun Run is at Billings Field, start time at 10:15am.
  • The Kids’ Fun Run is free but registration is required. Parents – please pre-register all kids.
  • Race day registration for the Kids’ fun run is available at Billings Field ONLY
  • The first 75 pre-registered kids receive a Walter’s Fun Run t-shirt (new this year!)
  • Hot chocolate, ribbons and candy canes to all Kids’ Fun Run participants.  Kid friendly pre and post race festivities.

The Best Runner Goodies Around!

  • Winter running hats (what will they look like this year?) filled with goodies guaranteed to early registrants.
  • TONS of refreshments
  • Featured raffle prizes, silent auction and giveaways.  Remember to bring a few $$ to enter our raffles
  • 10% discount off Parkway Community YMCA individual membership for Walter’s run participants.  Offer expires 12/31/2016
  • Bagpiper! Rumors of local celebrity race starter and master of ceremony!


Parking and Directions

  • Free and easy local parking is available on the surrounding streets and municipal lots.  You may also park in local lots of businesses that are closed on Sundays.
  • Directions – click for more info and maps.


Register now!


Gold Medal Sponsor
Front Runner Sponsors
Lead Pack Sponsors