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Jimmy Kennedy Memorial Run for ALS - aka Squirrel Run XXVI

Jimmy Kennedy Memorial Run for ALS – aka Squirrel Run XXVI

The 26th Annual Jimmy Kennedy Memorial Run for ALS, (the Squirrel Run XXVI), a 5K run, 2.5-mile fitness walk and family fun day which will be held on Saturday, June 8th at Pageant Field, Merrymount Parkway in Quincy.

Please NOTE: We have changed the race to a 5K this year by popular demand.

Proceeds from the Squirrel Run will benefit The Angel Fund for ALS Research.  single squirrelJimmy Kennedy lost his courageous battle with ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in 1997 at the age of 31.

Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate in the 5K run and 2.5-mile walk that begins with registration at 8 a.m. The 2.5-mile fitness walk starts at 9 a.m. followed by the 5K run at 10 a.m.  The USA Track and Field, New England Association officially sanctions the course.

The cost is $30 for registrations received before May 8, 2024 and $35 after that date. Numbers will not be mailed prior to the race. We do accept day of registration.

Children’s races, games and rides will be held from 9am – 12pm. The registration fee will be $15 per child.

Registrations can also be sent to the Jimmy Kennedy Memorial Run for ALS, 649 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 01880

In addition to the race and walk, the day will be filled with entertainment for children, plenty of refreshments, and awards for competitive runners in all divisions for men and women. There will be gift certificates, running apparel and more!


High school and middle school divisions

Download the brochure HERE.


For additional registration information, or for further information please call:

Rich (Ratt) Kennedy at  (617) 968-6706, or email him at

Lou Tozzi -617-947-1031 or email him at

Want to be a sponsor? Click here for details.

The Sharon Timlin Memorial Event - A Race to Cure ALS

The Sharon Timlin Memorial Event – A Race to Cure ALS

The 21st Annual Sharon Timlin Memorial Event: A Race to Cure ALS will be held on Saturday, June 15th at Hopkinton High School.

The popular road race for runners and walkers, and the event’s concurrent family fun day benefits The Angel Fund for ALS Research and the groundbreaking ALS research at UMass Chan Medical School.

According to Rich Kennedy, President of The Angel Fund, “We encourage runners and walkers to join us on June 15th. Thanks to our sponsors, runners, walkers and volunteers, the race has raised over $2 million to date for critical research for this devastating disease which has no cure.

The event is held in memory of Sharon Timlin, mother of former Red Sox relief pitcher Mike Timlin, who was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), a disease more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in May 2001. She died less than a year later, in March 2002. The event also recognizes and honors the Timlin family’s commitment to ALS research and The Angel Fund for ALS Research. Mike and his wife Dawn will be guests of honor at the event. The event will also feature some members of the Red Sox 2004 championship team.

The course is a fully supported USATF certified 5K racecourse, with timed mile markers. The 5K race begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by the family fun day activities with music, food, games, raffles, and other activities from 8:30a.m. to 12 noon. A Kids Color Run will be held as well.

Runners of all levels are welcome. Participants can register at Registration is limited to 1,800 registrants and online registration closes when capacity is reached, or at 11:59 p.m. on June 14th.

The 5K race fee is $40 ($45 after May 29th)  for participants.  Registration for the virtual option is $25 plus shipping. The first 1,000 race participants will receive a commemorative race T-shirt and can enjoy post-race food and Family Fun Day.

Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers. The top three finishers in the following age groups will also receive awards: 14 and under; 15 –19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-plus; male/female 80+, and wheelchair division. There will be no duplicate awards.

Runners and non-runners are encouraged to take part in the Angel Fundraising Challenge, a fun and easy way to go the extra mile and fundraise by setting up their own personalized fundraising page.

In addition to the Angel Fundraising Challenge, donations in Sharon Timlin’s memory are also welcome and would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made online at, or at The Angel Fund website at, or by sending a check made payable to The Angel Fund and mailed to The Timlin Race, 149 Wood Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.

For additional information about the Sharon Timlin Memorial Event, visit the website



Walk of Hope for ALS 2024

Walk of Hope for ALS 2024

Mark your calendars!!

Join us as we gather friends and family for the 23rd Annual Walk of Hope for ALS which will be held on Saturday, September 7th in Wakefield.

The 3.5 Mile walk, beginning at the lower common (corner of Lake Ave and Chuch Street)  in Wakefield, MA is a day to walk for those who no longer can. Monies raised support the ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) research of world renowned researcher Dr. Robert Brown, Jr. at UMass Chan Medical School.

Registration begins at 9:00 am with the walk stepping off at 11:00 am.

We will walk for those living with ALS for those who lost their courageous battle to the disease.

We will provide each team with signage. Please provide us with who you are walking for (by Sept. 1st) and and a photo of your loved one. You can email it to:




Register for the 2024 Walk of Hope for ALS here;

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