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Boston Friends of Safe Passage 5K Race and Fun Walk

Sat September 21, 2019 Boston, MA 02135 US Directions


Artesani Park
1255 Soldiers Field Road
Boston, MA US 02135


Welcome to Boston Friends of Safe Passage -- supporting a progressive and empowering education for 550 students, ages 4 - 20, and their families from the community of the Guatemala City garbage dump. Safe Passage has grown from a simple drop-in center in 1999 to an innovative full-day school Pre-K through Middle School, with after-school reinforcement program for high school students. 

Join us for our 11th Annual 5K Race and Fun Walk on Saturday, September 21, 8:30 - 11:00 am at Artesani Park along the Charles River in Boston. Fun Walk begins at 9:00 and Runners take off at 9:15. Help us raise $30,000 to support the Safe Passage middle school's Expeditionary Learning Curriculum! To break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala, students need a modern competencies, with STEM skills, English, computer literacy, and personal life skills. Safe Passage partners with students, families, businesses, and the broader community to provide these life-changing, skill-building opportunities.

Our 5K is entirely run by Safe Passage volunteers from the Boston area! This year, our Race Captain is Richie Howe!!! If your company, family, or community organization would like to SPONSOR THE 5K, we complete please contact us at It's also super easy to create a Race Group/Team and/or become an Individual or Team Fundraiser on this site. Any questions, let Richie and the our 5K know by contacting:

A shout out and thank you to the Race Sponsors (to date..):

  • Eaton Vance ($2,500)
  • Susanna Place & Scott Stoll ($2,500)
  • Richard and Jane Howe ($1,000)
  • State Street ($900)
  • Susan & Westy Egmont ($500)
  • Rotary Club of Weymouth ($500)
  • Phyllis Wentworth & Tom Putnam ($250)
  • Elliott Place & Lucy Sagansky

If your business, foundation, or family would like to Sponsor the 5K, please contact us at !!

Saturday, September 21st, 2019 5K Race Central: 1255 Soldiers Field Road, Artesani Park, Boston MA
(Race/Walk follows a marked course along the Charles River; plenty of free parking at Race Central, Lot 4!)

Registration (please pre-register to avoid congestion on race day)
FREE T-Shirts for the first 100 registrants!!
Adults (19+): $25
Students (18 and under): $15

Day of Race Schedule:
8:15 - 8:45 am - Final Registration and Get your T-Shirt
9:00 am - Walkers take off!
9:15 am - Runners take off!
10:00 - 11:00 am - Race Finale, Rewards, Refreshments


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at



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