Fundraising is Optional and NOT Required.
As part of the platform, after you sign up for an event a fundraising page is automatically generated. Fundraising is NOT required to take part in any of the Waterfront events! If you chose to do some fundraising than that’s great and we have rewards offered to top fundraisers. But again to be clear, Fundraising is not required and the only fee is your registration.
The McCourt Foundation is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Waterfront 5K Fitness & Wellness Festival on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the Flynn Cruise port Boston. Starting with a 5K race and walk along the scenic Black Falcon Pier, the family-friendly event will also include fitness classes hosted by sportswear giant and event partner, Reebok.
The event will also feature a fun, family-friendly finish festival with live entertainment, a Harpoon Beer Garden (two free beer tickets for registered participants age 21+), tasty eats and plenty of fun family-friendly games.
Our community partnership program enables other health focused initiatives to participate by engaging their supporters and rallying support for their missions. In our inaugural year, we were happy to host more than 1,000 participants at this premier fitness event!
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+ Race Categories & Benefits
An unbelievable course you simply have to experience... Your race fee includes:
- Entrance into your selected athletic event
- Entrance into the Fitness & Wellness Festival
- 2 beer tickets to be redeemed at Harpoon Beer Garden after the race (for guests 21+ only)
- 50% off your purchase at the Reebok store on event day
- Raising money for worthy causes in your backyard
- 5K Race
- 5K Walk
- CorePower Yoga
- Reebok’s Les Mills BodyCOMBAT
- 1/2 Mile (ages 12 and under)
- 100-Meter dash (ages 8 and under)
TMF was founded to fund research and help patients and families living with neurological diseases. The Foundation recognizes the importance of other health nonprofits and creates valuable partnerships through our events. You can make a donation here.
+ Race Schedule
- 8:00am – Fitness & Wellness Festival and same-day registration opens (if available)
- 9:00am – CorePower Yoga classes
- 9:00am – Les Mills BODYCOMBAT
- 9:15am – 5K Race/Walk
- 10:30am – Youth 1/2 mile
- 10:45am – Youth 100-meter dash
- 11:15am – Awards Ceremony
- 11:45am – Music
- 1:00pm – Last call in Festival
- 1:30pm – Festival closes
+ Race & Fundraising Awards
5K: Female 1st, 2nd, 3rd & Male 1st, 2nd, 3rd and overall winner
Youth: 1/2 mile: Female 1st, 2nd, 3rd & Male 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Medals to all 100-meter participants
The McCourt Foundation raises valuable funds that supports critical Neurology research at Mass General & Brigham and Women’s Hospitals. Your participation in this event directly supports the Foundation’s fundraising initiatives. We offer the opportunity for individuals to fundraise ahead of race day.
+ Parking & Public Transportation
Use of Public transportation is HIGHLY recommended, and easily accessible from the Silver Line:
- Take the Silver Line SL2 Drydock bus from South Station to the Northern Ave. @ Tide St stop. Black Falcon Ave. is a 3-minute walk from there.
Limited Parking available for a fee in nearby garages
- Public Parking Garage, 12 Drydock Ave., Boston
- Park Lane Garage, 225 Northern Ave., Boston
- ABM Parking, 369 Northern Ave., Boston
Uber and Lyft drop-off and pick up locations will be available.
+ Packet Pick-Up
Packet and Bib pick up will take place at the Reebok retail store located at 25 Drydock Ave., Boston.
Your beer tickets and bag drop are attached to your bib – please do not lose them, as they cannot be replaced! Please note that parking is limited.
Bring a photo ID and follow this pick-up schedule:
Thursday, June 13th - 12pm-5pm
Saturday, June 15th - 10am-2pm
Race day - Pick up at the Black Flacon Terminal begins at 8am until event start
+ Race Day Bag Check:
If you bring a bag with you on race day, we will provide a bag drop area. You will receive a bag tag which will assign you to a specific bag drop location. Please note, we are not responsible for any items that are lost or stolen. Bags must be picked up by 1:30pm on race day!
+ The Course
+ The Festival
The Fitness and Wellness Festival is our Waterfront 5K’s celebratory after party!
Located in Black Falcon Terminal with scenic water views along the dock, the expo will feature an exclusive Harpoon Beer tent, food selections from Boston's best restaurants and vendors, information booths from our partners, family-friendly activities and music.
The Festival will open at 8am and is free for all race participants. All race bibs will include two tickets for Harpoon beer or cider. Any additional beverages can be purchased for $5 each, CASH ONLY. PLEASE BRING YOUR ID ON RACE DAY IF YOU PLAN TO DRINK.
Race and fundraising awards and prizes will be presented at 11:30am. You must be present to claim your awards. Last call is at 1pm and the Expo will close at 1:30pm.