POTS Walk and 5k Race takes place along the scenic Mystic River in Medford, MA. The race will start and end at the Mystic River Bend Reservation located next to Hormel Stadium. The race is accessible by T using the Wellington station or by car with plenty of free parking available. This race is sanctioned by USATF. Participants are welcome to join us after the race for entertainment and refreshments. Proceeds from this event will benefit Dysautonomia International in the support of POTS research.
The registration fee is $30 per person. Registration includes a free t-shirt and goody bag for the first 500 registrants along with post race refreshments and entertainment. Please register early.
If you are walking and would like to bring young children they are more than welcome. They do not require registration and will not receive registration materials, bibs, or T-shirts.
Prizes will be presented to the top three men and women runners in the following age groups: 20 and under, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50 and over.
The race will start promptly at 10am. Registration and bib pick-up will open at 8am and close at 9:30am. Look for us under the windmill behind McGlynn Middle School. Please plan to arrive early to pick up your bib.
A post race celebration including refreshments and entertainment will be provided until noon.
Transportation and Parking:
The race course is accessible by T using the Wellington station. A number of buses also service the area. Plenty of free parking is available at Hormel Stadium.
For out of town visitors we have reserved a block of rooms at the Marriott AC Hotel at a discounted rate. The hotel is walking distance to the race location.
Course Details and Safety
This race is sanctioned by USATF. Runners are not permitted to have strollers, roller skates, skateboards, or bicycles on the race course. Walkers may have strollers but will be asked to line up at the back of the field.
To make the course more accessible to POTS patients, we will be marking off a number of shorter distances along the race course. Those that are unable to walk the entire course are encouraged to set their own goal and walk as much as they are physically able.
This race will benefit Dysautonomia International an organization devoted to funding POTS research. Please consider helping us fundraise by making a personal or team fundraising page. Prizes will be rewarded to the top fundraising teams. Thank you!