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Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation 5K Run/Walk

Sat June 15, 2024 Princeton, MA 01541 US Directions



$30 9:30AM EDT - 12:30PM EDT Price increases after May 29, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids' Fun Run (100 Yard Dash)

$10 9:00AM EDT - 9:20AM EDT Registration ends June 15, 2024 at 11:00am EDT
Open to ages 3 - 10.

Virtual 5K

$20 Registration ends June 15, 2024 at 11:00am EDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Wachusett Mountain Ski Area
499 Mountain Road
Princeton, MA US 01541


8th Annual 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Foundation's violence prevention, safety awareness & gender equality programs.
Kids' Run (100-Yard Dash, ages 3-10): 9:00 AM
5K Run/Walk: 9:30 AM
5K Run/Walk (Virtual): 9:30 AM


WHEN & WHERE CAN I PICK UP MY RACE BIB AND SHIRT? Bib and shirt pickup, as well as walk-up registration, opens at 8 AM on Saturday, June 15th at Wachusett Mountain. For GPS purposes, use 499 Mountain Rd., Princeton, MA. Once you park, head towards the lodge and check-in under the large white tent. Check-in lines will be by Bib Number. Please know your bib number in advance. Link will be provided. 

HOW CAN I GET MY RACE RESULTS? When you register, you are asked to provide a cell phone number if you want to receive a text with your finish time after the race. can simply search your name and finish time after the race. Link will be provided.  

WHAT IS VIRTUAL RACE EXPERIENCE LIKE? Signing up for a virtual registration is a way to show your support of the cause if you can't make it to Princeton, MA. Join us on Instagram LIVE for opening remarks and official start, and then run on your own. We love it when our virtual supporters post pictures from afar!

CAN I BID ON THE SILENT AUCTION EVEN IF I CAN'T GO TO THE EVENT? Yes, anyone in the U.S. can bid on an item! The auction will close on Saturday, June 15th at 11:30 AM. 

The 5K Run/Walk is a fun event for the whole family! The course is mostly flat with one small hill. See the course map for details.

Runners and walkers from out of town can still participate and show their support. Virtual runners can tune in to the beginning of the race via Instagram Live. Then, run on your own and post your photos!

Purpose of the Race
Funds raised from the 5K allow the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation to provide valuable safety programs to the community. The Foundation envisions a world where women live free from harassment. They advocate for safety awareness, violence prevention, and gender equality. They further their mission by providing self-protection training, and they partner with organizations to provide programming and mentorship opportunities to address the root causes of violence against women. Vanessa Marcotte inspires their work, and her kind, philanthropic and compassionate spirit continues to influence people of all ages.

Post-Race Party
Enjoy the fun, post-race atmosphere with DJ, food, ice cream truck, beer, and more! You can also enter to win several raffle items. Activities for kids, too!

Sponsorship Opportunities
Please show your support! Visit to sign up.

Race Awards
Top male & female finishers overall, and top finishers (male & female) in the following categories:
Under 18; 18-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+

Online Auction
The auction items will be displayed online soon. Additionally, be sure to check out our raffle tables at the event with over 30 items. 

Race Contact Info

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