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Angel Fund Fundraising Events

Harpoon 5 Miler

Harpoon 5 Miler

The 23rd annual Harpoon 5-Miler, sponsored by Harpoon Brewery presented by PUMA to benefit The Angel Fund for ALS Research, will be held on Sunday, May 19th.  4,000 runners will participate in the 5-Miler which has raised close to $3 million for ALS research.

This year, if you sign up by May 5th, your race kit will be shipped to you! This will allow you to get your runner shirt and bib number before race day so you can arrive at the Harpoon Brewery ready to run.

Harpoon 5-Miler presented by PUMA Race Fee is $60 and includes:

  • Entrance into the Harpoon 5-Miler presented by PUMA
  • Commemorative race day shirt
  • 2 beer tickets (Friends of Harpoon will receive a 3rd beer ticket)
  • Post-race meal
  • 2024 finishing medal
  • Harpoon 5-Miler presented by PUMA 2024 pint cup
  • Donation to The Angel Fund
  • Lots of fun with our partners
  • Post-race dance party at Harpoon Brewery with DJ Steve Greco!

*Please note that all runners must be 21+*

The pushrim and handcycle race begins at 9:55 a.m. with the race kicking off at 10 a.m. Individuals and team awards will be presented at 12 noon for the following:

Check out the awards for 2024.

All runners, whether running as part of a team or not, will be timed individually and have their time posted compared to the entire race field. Runners who are part of team will have their time scored as part of the team’s time.

Registration is now open and participants can register on the website until 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 12, 2024.

 Harpoon 5-Miler participants are encouraged to raise additional funds for The Angel Fund for ALS Research in addition to the entry fee. Fundraising awards will be presented to runners based upon donations made online or received via mail


We would love for you to volunteer!

Check out the volunteer page

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

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