Boston’s Best Holiday Race in our 24th year!

Thanks to all 2018 Walter’s Run racers, volunteers, sponsors and spectators! With your help, we donated $10,500 to three local charities!

*** 2018 Results ***

*** 1,000+ race photos available on our Facebook page ***

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!
  • Raffles: Remember to bring a few $$ to enter our raffles.
  • Volunteers: more info here

Race Course

  • 5k Start/Finish:  Parkway Community YMCA, Bellevue Street. map it!
  • 5k Start time: 11am toes on the start line
  • Rolling course thru the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston.  
  • Chip timing, water stops

Registration & Packet Pickup

  • Online registration closes Saturday 12/8 at 5pm.
  • Pre-Registered runners:  Pick up your bib number and swag (if you registered in time!) starting at 9:15am on race day at The Irish Social Club
  • Race day registration: 9:15am – 10:45am at The Irish Social Club
  • 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  

Little Kids’ Fun Run

  • Kids’ Fun Run is on Bellevue Street, 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 Irish Social Club ONLY
  • Follow Paulie the Penguin to the race start!
  • The first 75 pre-registered kids receive a Walter’s Fun Run t-shirt (Thanks Parkway Community YMCA!)
  • 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 hat guaranteed to early pre-registered 5k runners.
  • TONS of refreshments
  • Silent auction, raffle prizes and giveaways.
  • Remember to bring a few $$ to enter our raffles
  • Family friendly

Parking and Directions

  • Parking: 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.
  • Directionsclick for more info and maps.

Post Race

  • Post Race Festivities:  The Irish Social Club 119 Park Street in West Roxbury, just a block from the race start/finish.
  • Raffle sales end at 11am. Silent auction continues until noon.
  • Awards: winners are announced at 11:45am


Register now!


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