November 25, 2021
Boston Volvo Cars
The first 700 registrants will receive a free t-shirt. All participants will receive a finisher medal.
Registration & Check-in: 7:30-8:30am
Boston Volvo Thanksgiving Day 5K is a fun 5K run and is a chip-timed, USATF-certified course. All run routes are accessible for pushed wheelchairs.
Pricing & Dates
Registration fees for in-person runners:
- $25 starting fee through September 30
- $35 from October 1 to November 22
- $40 on event day
- Online registration closes on November 22 at end-of-day. On-site registration will be open from 7:30-8:30am on event day.
Virtual participants have a $20 flat fee.
Info & Requirements
Participating can be even more fun and memorable when you do it with a team. Invite friends, family members, co-workers, and anyone else you know to join and fundraise with you.
Want to change your registration from an individual to a team? No problem! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the team you'd like to join and we'll get you set up with the correct team.
All participants (age 3 and up) must be registered. This is for your safety and so that each participant qualifies for fundraising incentives. All those that raise $100+ will qualify to receive a prize. If you have four or more friends/family joining you, think about forming a team.
We gladly accept walk-on walker and runner registrations on the morning of the event. However, the Boston Volvo Thanksgiving Day 5K is a fundraising event, so we encourage early registration so you have adequate time to fundraise!
The Boston Volvo Thanksgiving Day 5K is a rain or shine event. In the event of lightning or other dangerous conditions, we will delay the event until conditions improve. Please watch for weather-related updates via email and the event website.
Dogs are permitted outdoors, but we ask for you to start in the back of the crowd to allow competitive runners room to start.
All run routes are accessible for pushed wheelchairs.
There will also be accessible restrooms available to participants at each site.
Food at the Event
Light snacks and water are available at the start line. If you have special dietary restrictions or needs, please bring your own food and/or beverages.
Prizes, Awards & Results
Special awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers.
All participants will receive the Finisher Medal. The first 700 registrants will receive a free t-shirt:
Fundraising Levels & Incentives
The funds you raise for the Boston Volvo Thanksgiving Day 5K help improve the lives of people living with MS through programs, services and research.
All participants who raise $100+ will receive an official Society tote bag!
The first 700 registrants receive a free t-shirt, and all participants will receive a medal. Virtual participants will receive their t-shirt and medal in the mail.
Packet Pick-Up, Parking & Pre-Event Activities
Details are still being confirmed – stay tuned!
Raise $50 by November 7 to have your race materials mailed to you – beat the crowds!
Parking is available at the Stop and Shop Plaza on 60 Everett St, Allston, MA 02134.
What to Wear
Wear comfortable walking or running shoes and dress in layers so you are warm at the start and finish lines, and cool during the event.
Thanksgiving Turkey hats and tutus are encouraged!
Volunteers make our events possible!
Each year, thousands of people across the country join the National MS Society volunteer team. From planning event details and calling past participants to providing safety and support event day , volunteers make it happen, and are the foundation of our fundraising events .
Who can volunteer?
Families, corporate groups, and individuals of all ages and abilities are encouraged and welcome to volunteer. We are always looking for youth clubs, corporate, and service-oriented community groups to lend a hand before, during, and after our events.
When you decide to volunteer, you become part of the MS movement – a collective of passionate individuals, moving together to create a world free of MS. Together we provide support, have fun, and make a difference in the lives of people living with MS.
Some volunteer positions require specialized skills, a criminal and/or DMV background check and some may involve driving or heavy lifting. Contact us with questions about the volunteer opportunities available for you.
Volunteer AND Fundraise – the best of both worlds!
Did you know that volunteers are some of our most powerful fundraisers? MS volunteers who choose to fundraise will be given access to a variety of great tools. Simply let us know that you are interested in fundraising (you'll be asked when you register) and we'll make sure you get set up with the Fundraising Center where you can set a fundraising goal, update your personal webpage to share your story with others, email supporters, track your progress and qualify for great fundraising prizes!
Volunteer registration will be open soon.
We are working hard to determine the volunteer needs for this year's event. As soon as we have those set, volunteer registration will open and you can check back here to sign up. In the meantime, if you would like to connect with the Volunteer Recruiter now, contact us.