5K March for Research

Event Date

Sat, Oct 18, 2014


Amherst, MA

About This Activity

The 3rd annual "March for Research" is a 5K Walk/Run through the UMass Amherst campus. There are two features. There will be a timed race in which runners will be competing for top spots amonogst the leaderboard. For those who would rather walk, we will also have a large group of walkers going through the same route around the campus.

Best thing about all of this is that we will be sending 100% of the proceeds to the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes is a non-profit organization. Their mission is to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality through advocacy, research, education and community services.

Event details and schedule

The event will be held at 121 Southwest Circle, Amherst MA 01003. This is more commonly known as the "Southwest Horseshoe." Parking at the event is free. All participants will get a free March of Dimes t-shirt.

Participants may either sign up beforehand on active.com, or at the actual event. Registration begins at 12:00pm on Satuday, October 18th. The walk/run will begin at 1:00pm.

If any more information is needed, please feel free to reach out to Mike Root at mroot@marchofdimes.com.

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