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October 4, 2020
2020 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai

Registration is now open for the 2020 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai. Scheduled for Sunday, October 4th, money raised from the Jimmy Fund Walk will support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at the nation’s premier cancer center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

The Details:

The event is the only organized walk permitted on the historic Boston Marathon® course. Participants choose among four distance options:

  • 5K Walk (3.1 miles) from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • 10K Walk (6.2 miles) from Newton
  • Half Marathon Walk (13.1 miles) from Wellesley
  • Marathon Walk (26.2 miles) from Hopkinton

Along the course, Walkers are treated to 12 refueling stations as well as poster-sized photographs of the Jimmy Fund Walk Heroes displayed at each mile marker and half-mile marker as inspiration. The Jimmy Fund Walk Heroes are adult and pediatric patients from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute who volunteer to be part of the Patient Partner Program. The volunteers are called “Jimmy Fund Walk Heroes” because they inspire the Jimmy Fund Walk community to raise critical funds for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber. The Walk culminates in Copley Square with a Finish Line celebration complete with food, music, and family fun.

To register for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai or to support a Walker or volunteer, visit or call (866) 531-9255. Registrants can enter the promo code NEWS for $5 off the registration fee. Walkers who do not have a team to join are more than welcome to contact the Jimmy Fund Walk to connect them with other walkers in their area.