We encourage all participants to register on-line or by mail for the Path of Hope in advance of the event. Event-day registration beginning at 8:30 A.M. will be available for those who were unable to register in advance.
Pre-registered as an individual? Check in during registration and receive your free t-shirt (*for pre-9/14/17 registration and then while supplies last).
Pre-registered as a team? Team Captains only, check in for all of the walkers on your team at once!
Be sure to pick up your bib and timer at registration/check-in in advance of your 9:45 A.M. start. The route is a 5K with an easy path underfoot, designed by Jeff Anderson of Kelley's Pace, the running shop at Olde Mistick Village. See map below for basic rendering of race route; 6 loops and then to the finish line completes the 5K. Have an iPhone? Download the Fast Track Timing Results App for iPhone for the results of your race. Have an Android or other cellphone? Find your results on the Fast Track Timing website.
You follow the same route (orange lap) as the 5K runners. Walkers must yield the right of way to runners who are in a timed race. Please stay to the right and allow runners to pass on your left. This is a brisk walk with opportunities to leave to route.
You follow the purple lap. Each lap is approximately .24 mile, and 4 loops completes the mile walk. Ample benches provide opportunities to rest along the route, and you can do as much or as little of this walk as you choose. Cross the finish line on the Green for the Celebration at the end of the walk. Please yield to any runners you may see go by your route.
Autumn in New England is spectacular, and sometimes a little chilly. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and have layers and coats available, if necessary, along with sunglasses and a hat or other sun protection. You may want to bring rain gear too, as this is a rain or shine event.
If you are walking in honor or in memory of someone or as part of a team, we encourage you to show your creative support with your attire too!
This is a rain or shine event, and the event will go forward on October 1st if there is light rain in the forecast.
In the event of a severe weather forecast: thunder, lightening, heavy rain, hurricane, tropical storm, or similar with heavy winds, the Path of Hope Committee will notify event participants as to next steps, and the event will be delayed until Sunday, November 5, 2017 as our severe weather rain date.
This event is wheelchair-accessible.
We walk in honor of all newly diagnosed brain tumor patients, survivors, and caregivers and in memory of all whom we have lost, especially Martin Syndomin, whose tireless volunteer efforts helped us to create our very first Path of Hope, and Ana Rombilus Griffin whose tremendous contributions to the Path of Hope will always be remembered.
Recently diagnosed with a brain tumor? Have questions or need support? Contact us today.