Hunter's Run

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sun, Apr 3, 2016


Medfield, MA


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Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

Running-1 Mile - Individual Age group/open

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

Hunter Williams is a 7 year old, two time double lung transplant recipient. At the age of 1, Hunter was diagnosed with a rare disease, Pulmonary Vein Stenosis (PVS). At the time, his Colorado physicians felt the best plan was to let him peacfeully pass away. Whle reasearching PVS, we discovered Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) was conducting a study on the disease and within a month, we were in Boston and began a plan to save his life. In some cases, some older children can outgrow PVS, but the only effective treatment today is to undergo a Lung Transplant. PVS is a very fatal disease and BCH is working on ways to find a cure.

Hunter immediately had two open heart surgeries, was placed in the PVS study, and shortly after was on the transplant list for new lungs. He was blessed to receive the gift of life at 21 months of age. With his new lungs, he is PVS free.  Due to his chronic rejection worsening, he was then again listed for new lungs in May of 2015. After 5 years and 7 months with his first gift, Hunter received his second gift of life, a second set of beautiful new lungs.

If it were not for both of his donor families making that critical decision to donate their loved one's organs, our Hunter would not be with us today. If you do just one thing, please go to and register to be an organ donor.

Organ Donation gave our older son, Logan, his brother back. Hunter is such a gift to our family and we cherish and know every single day is a gift. First and foremost through this journey we thank GOD, and both of Hunter's donors, and the donor familes. We pray for them on a daily basis.

If you are unable to join us on Hunter's Run, Please support me running the Boston Marathon and support the the NUMBER 1 Pediatric Hospital in the WORLD!


Event details and schedule

The 5K and 1 mile fun run will start and end at the Kingsbury Club. The 5K will start at 9 am and the 1 mile fun run will start at 9:45am. The course is mostly flat with moderate rises, and a downhill to the finish.

Please arrive early to get parking. Parking will also be offered at (the fields) and participants will be bused over.  Bib pickups will be available Saturday April 2nd from 1 PM to 4 PM and on Race day starting at 7:00AM.

Please bring your ID to pick up your packet.

Due to the time of year, please dress appropriately as it could be beautiful and sunny or we could be running in the beautiful snow, either way, the race is ON!!

The after awards ceremony will be held inside the Kingsbury Club at the IceHouse Restuarant. There will be food and the celebration of life!

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