Q: Do I have to run?
A: No! Participants of all abilities are welcome. Just no bikes, please!
Q: Why ALS?
A: ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive and fatal neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, paralysis, and ultimately, respiratory failure. There are 15 new cases of ALS per day in the U.S. However, through increased research, scientists and doctors are making strides to understand the disease.
Pete Frates (BC '07) and his family have close ties to the Boston College community. The BC MBA 5K seeks to honor this relationship and contribute to ALS awareness and support.
Q: What's with the "neon" theme?
A: Each year the BC MBA 5k Planning Committee selects a different theme. This year, we wanted an excuse to wear our baddest and brightest running gear...and technically we run through Brighton, after all.
Q: Are pets allowed?
A: Canine friends are welcome, as long as they stay on leash!
Q: What do I win?
A: Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in male and female divisions. If running isn't exactly your thing, there will also be a raffle for early bird registrants.
Q: How do I get there?
A: The race will start and finish at Gasson Hall on BC's campus. The most convenient parking areas are the Boston College parking garages on campus (fees apply) or metered parking on Beacon St. However, we encourage you to take public transportation (the B Line: Boston College stop, or bus) if possible!
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If you're a fellow MBA at another area school and want to get involved, shoot us an email! We'd love to hear from you.