The Sean Joyce Foundation 2024 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk

  • 10.19.2024 @ 09:00 AM
  • Holbrook, Massachusetts
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About this Event
As you may know, in the summer of 2004, tragedy struck the community of Holbrook when a thirteen year old, Sean Joyce, passed away from Eastern Equine Encephalitis. In the days, months, and years that followed, the community of Holbrook rallied to support Sean’s family, his classmates and each other.

Twenty years later we can look back and see how we have honored Sean’s life and kept his memory alive by building the Sean Joyce Baseball/Soccer Field next to the Sumner Field with a walking track around both and the presentation of over one-hundred thousand dollars in scholarships to the students of Holbrook. Over the past few years, we have also been able to expand our engagement with the community through our involvement with youth sports, Holbrook Middle-High School and Holbrook Santa. Those who knew Sean could not be prouder of how his memory has stayed alive within the community, and that would not be possible without the contributions of each and every person who helped along the way.

In order to be able to continue to offer scholarships and keep Sean’s memory alive, we are hosting our annual 5K Road Race and 1-Mile Walk this fall in conjunction with Holbrook's Homecoming festivities. The race will kick off at the Seanie’s Snack Shack at the Holbrook Public Schools’ facility.
About the Course
The course is two laps around a loop that begins and ends at Seanie's Snack Shack at Holbrook Middle-High School, going through the St. Joseph's parking lot, around the path at the Sean Joyce Athletic Field and Sumner Field, and back around the school. The course will be well marked, does not go on any active streets, and will have a medical tent at HMHS and several water stations.
Strollers, Bikes, Etc.
Strollers, bikes and anything else with wheels will not be allowed on the 5K course, as it begins and ends on the track. Please contact the event director with any accommodations that may need to be made.

STROLLERS ARE ALLOWED ON THE ONE MILE WALK! We are encouraging families to attend!
Join Us for Breakfast!
We invite everyone to join us for breakfast, raffles and post-race camaraderie across the street at The Brook Kitchen and Tap following the event! Breakfast will include muffins and croissants, fresh fruit, eggs, bacon, sausage and French toast!

When you register, you'll be asked if you'd like to add breakfast to your registration. Sign up that way and you will automatically receive a bracelet on the day of the race for the buffet! The cost for breakfast is an additional $16.00 per person.

Have family and friends who aren't running or walking but would like to join us for breakfast? Please have them email us at to purchase their breakfast bracelet for The Brook.
Virtual Opportunity
We are continuing to offer a virtual option for 5K or 1-Mile Walk participants as another way to remember and honor Sean’s memory.

Through the virtual run, we invite you to pick your own course and run, walk, bike or even rollerblade your 5K any time through the end of October. Try to make it a fun, family event! We will send you a Google Form to enter your results in, and all results will be posted here on our official Racewire page.

Also, please email us or post pictures on our Facebook page of you completing your run/walk!
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$30.00 5km
$25.00 5km
$20.00 5km
$25.00 1mi
$20.00 1mi
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$75.00 1mi
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For and in consideration of USA Track & Field, Inc. (“USA Track & Field” or “USATF”) allowing me, the registrant, to participate in the USA Track & Field sanctioned event I am registering for herein The Sean Joyce Foundation 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk; I, for myself, and on behalf of my spouse, children, guardians, heirs and next of kin, and any legal and personal representatives, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, hereby agree to and make the following contractual representations pursuant to this Waiver and Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement (the “Agreement”); 1. 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