Boston’s Best Holiday Race in our 25th year!

Thanks to all 2019 Walter’s Run racers, volunteers, sponsors and spectators!

*** 2019 Results ***

Registration & Packet Pickup

  • Register now!
  • 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 9:30am on race day at The Irish Social Club
  • See the list of pre-registered runners. (note – this list is delayed for paper registrations)
  • Race proceeds donated to three local charitable organizations

Race Day Registration and Pre/Post Race Festivities

  • Race day registration:
    9:30am – 10:45am at The Irish Social Club
  • Pre/post race festivities:
    All at the Irish Social Club, 119 Park Street in West Roxbury, just a block from the race start/finish.
  • Raffles: Remember to bring a few $$ to enter our raffles.
  • Volunteers: more info here
  • Our Race Day Logistics page will keep you up to date!

The Best Runner Goodies Around!

  • Winter running hat for early pre-registered 5k runners.
  • TONS of refreshments
  • Silent auction, raffle prizes and giveaways.
  • Remember to bring a few $$ to enter our raffles

Race Course

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

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.
Paulie the Penguin!

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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