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Join us as the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity’s Boston Chapter hosts the sixth annual Ryan Shaw Memorial 5K run/walk along the Charles River in Boston in remembrance of our brother and friend Ryan Scott Shaw. Ryan passed away at the age of 18 on May 9th, 2016 shortly after being diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. The Ryan Shaw Memorial 5K run/walk aims to preserve Ryan's legacy through this memorial event.
Register to participate in the Ryan Shaw Memorial 5K run/walk. Participants who register by October 16, 2023 will receive a complimentary event t-shirt (late registration shirts will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis on race day). Online registrations close Tuesday, October 31st, 2023 at 11:59 PM. We welcome participants of all ages and abilities to take part in the race. Run, jog, or walk with us!
The cost for online registrations is $30/person.
Day-of registration is available onsite and begins at 10:15 AM. The cost is $40/person.
Sign-in & Registration
10:15 - 11:45 AM
Opening Ceremony & Warm Up
11:45 - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM (first wave)
Awards Ceremony & Raffle Winner
1:00 PM (tentative)
The Ryan Shaw Memorial 5K is being held at scenic DCR Artesani Park located at 1255 Soldiers Field Road in Boston (part of Christian Herter Park).
The course is a 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) loop route along the Charles River. The race begins at Artesani Park (adjacent to the parking lot) and follows a bike path along Soldiers Field Road and Greenough Boulevard. This scenic route is flat and paved. There are no street crossings necessary during the race.
Given the expected participant turnout on race day, runners and walkers will be broken up into waves of ~300 people with 10 minute intervals between waves. This is to ensure participant safety and appropriate course capacity.
Sponsor the Ryan Shaw Memorial 5K. Your company or organization may donate funds and/or in-kind items to the event to help offset the costs associated with event set up, race day equipment, and administrative expenses. All net proceeds will support The Ryan Shaw Foundation. To learn more about how you can become a sponsor of the event, please see our official Sponsorship Guide.
Donate directly to The Ryan Shaw Foundation. If you prefer not to participate in the race or become a sponsor of the event, but would still like to make a contribution, we encourage you to make a donation in support of The Ryan Shaw Foundation.
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