19th Annual Samaritans 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention Event Information

2017 5K Slider - Kid Race

Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Artesani Park
1225 Soldiers Field Road
Boston, MA 02135

Race Day Schedule:
First Shuttle (from Alewife T Station): 7:45am
Registration: 8:00am
Run/Walk: 10:00am
Runner and Fundraising Awards: 11:30am
Family Fun Festival: 8:00 – 11:30am

Registration Fee:
Walkers $35
Runners $40 (Limited number of bibs)

For more parking and shuttle information, please click here.


In addition to the run/walk, we will have a Family Fun Festival with children's activities, and giveaways. We will also have our Grief Support Services Ribbon Wall for individuals to remember their loved ones. Raffles, auction, and prizes for top runners and fundraisers!

Event type: 

USA Track and Field sanctioned 5 kilometer (3.1 miles) run along the Charles River, based at DCR’s Artesani Park, 1225 Soldier’s Field Road, Brighton for runners, joggers and walkers of all ages. Families and teams welcome. Teams and individuals participating in memory of loved ones lost to suicide are highlighted during the event.

Check out this year's course route below (Click to enlarge)

Small Course Route



More than 2,000 participants will raise $400,000 for Samaritans, a nonprofit agency dedicated to reducing the risk of suicide, the second leading cause of death for Massachusetts youth and the nation’s tenth leading cause of death for all ages. All proceeds help fund Samaritans’ life saving services, including our 24/7 text & phone Helpline, Community Education and Outreach, and Grief Support Services for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. These vital services are available to families, friends and neighbors, free of charge. Samaritans answers calls from Greater Boston, MetroWest, our statewide toll free number, and MA calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.