Mighty Moose 5k Run/Walk for Ovarian Cancer

Sunday, September 29th, 2019 Concord, MA US 01742
Frequently Asked Questions

What are the details for the kids’ race?
• The one-mile race is held on the CCHS lower field
• Kids should start heading down to the lower field at 7:50am to be ready for the 8:15am start time
• The registration fee for kids aged 11 and under is $10
• Kids run/walk two laps on a well-marked field lined with volunteers
• There will be a water station on the lower field
• Every finisher gets a bracelet; there are no awards or trophies for the kids’ race
• Direct and/or find lost children at the First Aid tent, located to the left of the CCHS cafeteria entrance

What are the details for the 5K race?
• The 5k race starts from the arch in front of the Concord-Carlisle High School cafeteria
• The registration fee for adults is $40 and for anyone 18 and under is $20; kids who run the one-mile race can run the 5K for no additional charge
• There will be two water stations on the course and one at the finish line
• Bathrooms are not available on the course
• Racers should start lining up at 8:45am by mile pace (e.g., 8-minute mile) for a 9am start
• Awards will be given to the top three finishers in seven age groups in addition to the top male and female finishers

Are dogs, strollers and walkers allowed in the race?
• Well-behaved, leashed dogs are allowed in the 5K but not allowed at the kids one mile nor on the CCHS quad
• Stollers and walkers are allowed; please line up towards the back of the pack to avoid the crowds

What about parking and road closures?
• We will have numerous volunteers directing where to park at CCHS
• Starting at 6:45am, cars will not be allowed to enter/exit the Thoreau Street entrance; around 9:10am the Thoreau Street entrance will re-open and the Walden Street entrance will close; Walden Street will re-open around 9:50am

What amenities will be available on race day?
• Porta-potties, in addition to the high school bathrooms
• Water station, First aid station
• Before & after the race: Food truck (offering breakfast sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs to purchase), face painting
• After the race: Free food including fruit and nut-free snack foods, games for the kids

What Mighty Moose merchandise is available?
• Mighty Moose hats are $25 and t-shirts are $20

Where does the money raised by Mighty Moose go?
• All funds will support the ovarian cancer research of Dr. Kevin Elias of Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

What is the fund-raising goal for this year’s Mighty Moose?
• Mighty Moose set the goal of raising over $150,000 in 2019

What about the race last year, the first Mighty Moose?
• Jenna had started planning a 5K race to be part of the Kicks For Cancer weekend; following her death in July 2018, a team of friends and family pulled the race together in six weeks
• There were over 1,200 registered runners
• Mighty Moose 5K raised $45,000 for Dana-Farber

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