Help Find A Cure For ALS!

The Sharon Timlin Memorial Event – A Race to Cure ALS

The Sharon Timlin Memorial Event – A Race to Cure ALS

Date(s) - 06/15/2024
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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



Angel Fund supporters make a difference in fighting ALS, and you can be one of them.