2016 5K Run/Walk

Thank you all for participating in the 5K on Saturday, July 2, 2016

Race finisher times and finish line photos can be found here.

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It was a beautiful morning on the oceanfront!

Join us on the 3.1 mile race course in beautiful and historic Boston
$30 Race Entry Fee will include a Race Packet, Chip-Timed Bib, & a Technical t-shirt
Race begins at 6am, shuttles from the Convention Center will leave at 5am*

Advance registration is now closed.
You may register in person at Optometry’s Meeting by visiting the Optometry Cares Kiosk in AOA Central Wednesday – Friday.
Registration will not be available Saturday morning.

The race will be taking place at scenic Castle Island. the approximate route is available by clicking HERE

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Fort Independence, a pentagonal five-bastioned, granite fort built between 1834 and 1851, is the dominating feature of Castle Island. This 22-acre urban park is connected to the mainland by both pedestrian and vehicular causeways. Pleasure Bay, the M Street Beach and Carson Beach form a three-mile segment of parkland and beach along the South Boston shoreline of Dorchester Bay. Carson Beach offers some beautiful views and great public amenities: a rehabilitated Mothers’ Rest, public restrooms, exhibit space, first aid and lifeguard functions, while the outdoor courtyards allow space for passive recreation. Carson Beach also features a walkway which allows one to walk, bike, or run along the water’s edge from Castle Island to the Kennedy Library. Fort Independence and Castle Island are on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

The 2016 5K is sponsored by:

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Would you like to see your company name or logo here, at Optometry’s Meeting, and along the 5K course?
Check out the Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities, then contact Brittany at BBroombaugh@aoa.org with any questions or to sign up as a sponsor!


Your investment will ensure that The AOA Foundation continues to provide immediate relief to those in need in the wake of natural disasters, vision care to needy Americans, scholarships for optometry students, preservation of optometry’s history and public education about the need for a lifetime of vision care.

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