Walter's Run 5k | Dec 13

The Parkway Running Club (PRC) of West Roxbury, MA has hosted an annual Santa Scamper 5k road race since 1994. This race raised money for the Boston Globe Santa Fund, a charity to support children of need in Massachusetts.

In 2004, PRC re-named the race Walter’s Run to honor a friend and member, Walter Burgess.


When: Dec 13. 5K race starts at 11:00am. Kid's race at 10:15am

Registration and Post Race Festivities location

  • Registration and post race festivities at the Irish Social Club, 119 Park Street in West Roxbury, just a block from the race start/finish. 

Race Course

  • Start/finish at West Roxbury YMCA.
  • Same rolling course thru the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston.  

Registration & Packet Pickup

Kid’s Race

  • Kid’s Race is at Billings Field, start time at 10:15am.  The Kids’ Race is free but registration is required. Parents – We encourage you to pre-register all kids.
  • Ribbons and candy canes to all Kids’ Race participants.  Kid friendly pre and post race festivities.

The Best Runner Goodies Around!

  • Running gloves and goodie bags guaranteed to the first 350 entrants.  
  • Random bib prizes
  • TONS of refreshments
  • Featured raffle prizes and giveaways.  Remember to bring a few $$ to enter our raffles
  • Bagpiper! Local celebrity race starter and master of ceremony!

Parking and Directions

  • Free and easy local parking is available on the surrounding streets and municipal lots.  You may also park in local lots of businesses that are closed on Sundays. Click for more info and maps.
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