In-person Logistics

Jimmy Fund Walkers near Dana-Farber

The Jimmy Fund Walk looks forward to welcoming walkers to the official course this fall, in addition to supporting those who choose to walk virtually in their communities.

Join us as we walk together on the official Boston Marathon® course on Sunday, October 6. Choose the distance that works for you—all routes end at the finish line celebration with food, music, and fun.

All Virtual Walkers are encouraged to create their own route.

Early Check-In

Walkers can register and pick up their T-shirts and bibs at Early Check-in on Saturday, October 5 at Wellesley High School from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Walk Day Check-in

On Sunday, October 6, at any start location, walkers can register to walk, pick up their gear, turn in collected gifts, grab their swag, and fuel up with snacks before hitting the road.

Finish Line Info

All routes will conclude at the Jimmy Fund Walk Finish Line Powered by Schneider Electric at Boston Common, by the corner of Charles and Beacon Street. Public transportation is encouraged. More information coming soon.

Need a Place to Stay?

Check out our list of suggested accommodations along the route.

Jimmy Fund Walk Mailings

All 2024 participants who reach Pacesetter level, as well as any 2023 Pacesetters registered for the 2024 event by September 9, will receive the Pacesetter mailing by September 26.

Additionally, anyone registered to walk in person by September 9 will receive their Jimmy Fund Walk bib in the mail by September 30.

Jimmy Fund Walk team wearing Jimmy Fund Walk T-shirts

Health & Safety and Event Accessibility

The Jimmy Fund Walk’s priority continues to be the health and safety of our community. We ask that you do not participate in the Event if, within the 48 hours preceding the Event, you have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19, influenza, norovirus, or any other infectious disease (including, but not limited to, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, new loss or taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea).

The Jimmy Fund Walk is making strides to ensure our event is as inclusive and accessible as possible. Currently, we offer wheelchairs at our 5K start from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; accessible bathrooms at start lines, the finish line, and along the course; ASL interpretation at the Dana-Farber 5K start and during the finish line speaking program; and space for nursing/pumping parents at the finish line. Please contact us to inquire about additional accommodations. While we will do our best to address your needs, unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all requests.