Boston College Coaches vs Cancer 5K

Saturday, September 17, 2016

10:00 a.m.

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5 teams and 64 participants have raised $4,015

Total above may not reflect all participants, teams, and donations

We invite you to take part in the 6th Annual Boston College Coaches vs. Cancer 5K Classic on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 10AM


Online registration closes at midnight on Thursday, September 15. Walk-up registration opens at 8:30AM on Saturday. 

NEW THIS YEAR - We will be holding a Half-Mile Kids' Fun Run prior to the 5K as well as a family-friendly "FanZone" area to enjoy post-race!

For six years in a row, the Boston College Men's Basketball team partnered with the American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer program to hold the Boston College Coaches vs. Cancer 5K Classic. Bringing the same excitement and dedication that they bring to the court, the Men's Basketball team, along with Boston College students, faculty, and local residents have raised over $32,000. Coach Jim Christian is excited to keep the tradition going!

This year, we are hoping that even more students, faculty and alumni will join us as we race through the Boston College campus to help further the American Cancer Society mission of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays!

Top three finishers of each age group will receive race medals.

There will also be prizes for the following team competitions:

- The top two-person teams, based on combined times
- That team that has raised the most money before race day
- The largest team

The course will take participants through the streets of the Boston College campus. Water stops and mile splits will be available at each mile marker.

T-shirts will be given to the first 250 participants registered. Register today so you can be sure to receive a free t-shirt!

The Coaches vs. Cancer program empowers coaches, their teams, and communities to take action in the fight against cancer by participating in awareness efforts, advocacy programs, and fundraising activities. Be a champion for action! Join the fight to end cancer by raising funds and awareness!

Your participation allows the American Cancer Society to help people facing cancer today and find cures to end the disease tomorrow. Through sponsorship, and the fundraising efforts of our participants, we will finish the fight against cancer.

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Join other area business leaders as they celebrate the important work that happens every day to help finish the fight against cancer.

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Contact Greg McKeever:

(508) 270-4823

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Top Participants
  1. I Made a Donation Despina Georgiadis - $945.00
  2. I Made a Donation Edward Odio - $800.00
  3. I Made a Donation Dylan Villescas - $170.00

Top Teams:

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Top Teams
  1. Play Hard/Run Hard for Coach Odio - $1,375.00
  2. Newton North Swim & Dive Team! - $945.00
  3. Regis WBB - $235.00