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Run For Pal Memorial 5K at Boston College

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5 K
Boston College, O'Neil Plaza
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
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Join us for the 2nd Annual 5K Run for Pal, sponsored by Southern Tide! Friends and family of the late Alex "Pal" Grant will be gathering for the second time to host the largest road race at Boston College run entirely by students. 100% of proceeds will be going to benefit the Harmony Program in New York City, which gives economically disadvantaged children a top-of-the-line musical education.

All are welcome to attend this event; in addition to the 5K, there will be a post-race barbeque, a DJ, and merchandise tables from Southern Tide, Monster Energy Drinks, and more. The race starts at 9:00 am at Gasson Hall at Boston College, and goes down around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir and back up Commonwealth Avenue. Prizes will be given to the winners, but those who just wish to have a good Saturday morning run are just as welcome!

Event Start Location
O'Neil Plaza, Boston College

Course Description
The course is a relatively even 5K run around the Chestnut Hill reservoir and the Boston College campus. The route is commonly run by students and those native to the area.

Awards
Prizes will be given to top runners and raffle winners, provided by our sponsors.

Timing / Results
Results will be provided online at www.alexgrant.org, and emailed to those who join our listserv.

Post Race Activities
Post race, there will be a closing cermony with awards and prizes, followed by an all-inclusive barbeque.

Directions
Boston College is located at 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA. The race start is located at O'Neil Plaza, in Middle Campus.

Parking
Parking is available both on Boston College's campus and in Cleveland Circle.
 
 

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Clubs and Groups
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 Marathon Sports  Brookline MA 1.7 Miles store info
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