Registration is open for the 2017 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, which follows the entire marathon course through Wellesley and beyond, though also offers shorter options. The event is scheduled for Sunday, September 24, and funds raised support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Participants can choose from four route options:
- Marathon Walk (26.2 miles) from Hopkinton
- Half Marathon Walk (13.1 miles) from Wellesley
- 10K Walk (6.2 miles) from Newton
- 5K Walk (3.1 miles) from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Walkers are treated to refueling stations along the course as well as a celebration at the Copley Square Finish Line, complete with food, music, and a speaking program.
All walkers commit to raise a minimum of $300, except for walkers 12 years old and younger whose fundraising commitment is $100. There is also a Virtual Walker option for those unable to attend the event, but who still want to support the cause.