Walter’s Run 5k


Sunday, Dec. 8th 2013 11am

Little Kid’s 1k Race @ 10:40 AM

West Roxbury / Roslindale YMCA
15 Bellevue St. West Roxbury, MA 02132


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With generous help from participants, volunteers, sponsors and the Parkway Running ClubWalter's Run proceeds have totaled more than $73,500 since 2004. 

2013:  $12,000          2009:  $6,300

2012:  $13,500          2008:  $4,400

2011:  $10,500          2007:  $4,100

2010:  $7,500            2006:  $5,600

We have donated these proceeds to the organizations below.  A big Thank You to our sponsors, volunteers and donors -- 2012 was a record year for charitable giving. 

    Click to donate directly to Walter's Run charities.

YMCA of Greater Boston Annual Fund Campaign     

A donation to the YMCA of Greater Boston Annual Fund ensures that the YMCA is there for those who need it most.

In 2012 the West Roxbury YMCA branch distributed more than $800,000 to those who came to the Y for help.  This in financial assistance is provided to children and families in need, ensuring no one is denied access to programs and services due to an inability to pay full fees. Your gift to Reach Out makes that assistance possible.




Globe Santa      Boston Globe Globe Santa

Each yuletide season, Globe Santa receives tens of thousands of requests from children and families suffering from a tragic occurrence and struggling to get back on their feet in time for Christmas.

Since 1956, Globe Santa has received more than 2.4 million letters from children and families in need of assistance. Those letters are from families that can't afford to buy Christmas presents for their children because of illnesses, loss of a job, sudden loss of a house, or even an untimely death of a parent.

Contributors to the Globe Santa fund generously donated over $1 million yearly, with all of that money going to buy toys for children throughout Eastern Massachusetts.


Walter Burgess Scholarship Fund

The Walter Burgess Scholarship Fund was founded in 2004 by the Parkway Running Club of West Roxbury, MA as a tribute to Walter BurgessProceeds are used to send deserving young runners to the American Running Camp in his memory The response to the fund raising campaign is overwhelming.

We encourage all high school and adult runners to apply

About American Running Camp (ARC)
ARC is a camp that is friendly to runners of all ages and experience.  Campers will learn how to visualize and mentally develop a mindset for achieving outstanding performance within themselves and as part of a team.  The program is designed to help improve running technique and speed as well as overall fitness.

The camp is located at a first-rate running facility with multiple fields on which to train as well as a six-lane track, state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis courts, two gymnasiums, and a stunning 500-acre campus along the shores of Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay.

NRC program participants will be housed in dormitories with three meals a day prepared on site. The daily schedule will be structured to take full advantage of coaching and staff expertise.  There will also be ample "down time" for recreational and evening leisure activities.

For more information on the camp, see links above or contact Camp Director Matt Centrowitz at or 202-885-3077.  Please say you are inquiring about attending camp on the Walter Burgess Scholarship.