MAY 8, 2022
We're BACK in person!
Western Mass Mother's Day Half Marathon
(And Virtual 5K!)
A Benefit for Cancer Connection
The 12th Annual Western Mass Mother's Day Half Marathon!
A Benefit for Cancer Connection is back in REAL LIFE!
Over the past 11 years, this race has raised more than $390,000
for Cancer Connection, Inc. of Northampton, MA, providers of free cancer support services.
Please help us make 2022 the BIGGEST and BEST COMEBACK RACE EVER. The Half Marathon AND the 9-Miler are going to happen on the streets of Whately and Hatfield once again in 2022. However, since the virtual 5K was such a hit with people - we are keeping it! It has to remain virtual because our actual course is just not conducive to a safe 3.1 mile distance.
You can register to run the half marathon just like any other race...pay the fee and show up! You can also register as a fundraiser - and pay $0 to register, set up your fundraising page - share it with your friends and families and raise money for Cancer Connection! The minimum to raise and run for free is $300....it's pretty easy! We encourage you to set a higher goal to help us pay it forward in an even bigger way though - so don't stop once you hit $300! Also...every single person that registers (even if you sign up and pay the reg. fee) --- gets a fundraising page. Whether you opt to customize it and share, is up to you, but we certainly hope you will!
If you're not ready for an in-person event - please consider participating in our virtual 5k!
- Donate until May 31st, 2022 to your favorite race participant or make a general donation to the race.
- Raise funds from your community: register free as a virtual race participant by Fri 5/6 at 5PM. You can run, walk, roller skate, climb stairs in your house, work in your garden, walk your dog--anything you like this year that keeps you and those you love as safe as possible. Post pictures of yourself in a Mother's Day shirt (if you have one - any year!), your times, pictures of your watch if you have one, distances, where you ran... anything you'd like to share about your virtual race.
- Volunteer: please share our donation link OR open a fundraising page of your own! Post a photo or video of you cheering on the race participants and our sponsors on the race Facebook page.
Unfortunately for many, even though much of the world has stopped or slowed down over the past 2 years, cancer has not. Comfort, connection, and strength are available today through Cancer Connection's phone and online services and hopefully very soon in person!
Thank you so much for participating! Please watch our video of gratitude from 2020 dedicated to all of our supporters!
Thanks for all of your help to make this event one that is looked forward to by so many runners, survivors, volunteers and community members.
Let's come together on Mom's Day stronger than ever!