Walter’s Run – December 10, 2023

Walter’s Run – December 10, 2023

Boston’s Best Holiday Race
in our 29th year!

Thank you to all our runners, walkers, sponsors, spectators & volunteers!

2023 Results | 2023 Photos

Registration & Packet Pickup

  • Register now! (opens 10/9/23)
  • Online registration closes Saturday 12/9 at noon.
  • Pre-Registered runners:
    Pick up your bib number and hat (if you registered in time!) starting at 9:30am on race day in the YMCA upper lot
  • Note – all hats are typically claimed by pre-registered runners!
  • See the list of pre-registered runners

Race Day

  • Race day registration:
    9:00am – 10:40 am at The Parkway YMCA upper lot
  • To allow for a safe race start, race day registration will close at 10:40am. If you choose to register on race day, please plan to do so early.
  • Ongoing race day logistics here
  • Volunteers: more info here
  • Race proceeds donated to three local charitable organizations

Limited Runner Goodies this year

  • Winter running hat for first 200 early pre-registered 5k runners.
  • TONS of refreshments if by refreshments you mean water and limited snacks

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.

Kids Fun Run – Free

  • Fun Run Start/Finish:
    Parkway Community YMCA, Bellevue St., West Roxbury. Finish under the big arch!
  • Fun Run Start time: 
    10:20 am ish little toes on the start line
  • Registration: in person on race day starting at 9:00 am
  • Awards: Medals and candy canes for all participants.

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:  Very limited. Grab some water, say hello to friends. In the YMCA upper parking lot.
  • Awards: winners are announced on a rolling basis